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Ebner the enforcer ready for U.S. rugby revolution

The loss was a huge disappointment to coach Mike Friday and his team, who headed into the Games targeting gold with Nate Ebner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and speedsters Carlin Isles and Perry Baker on the squad. HollywoodLifers , are you rooting for Nate and the rugby team to win? Now he just needs a hoodie version made for him. Ebner will rejoin the Patriots after the end of the Olympic rugby competition.

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Justin Rose figured hole-in-one was great shot

Rickie Fowler's golf continues to be the least interesting thing about him in these Games. The 38-year-old took full advantage of his good fortune, recording the lowest round in Olympic history. He finished his round with seven birdies and two bogeys. "It's something I'll never forget, because it's pretty special to be able to shoot that score in the first round that golf is back in the Olympics ".

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Arsenal's Gabriel facing six to eight weeks out with ankle injury

Despite starting the summer transfer window with a bang by signing Granit Xhaka, you could argue that this shouldn't have been the area Wenger should have prioritised. With Per Mertesacker facing at least four months out with a knee injury sustained earlier in pre-season and Laurent Koscielny not due back in training until this morning, the Gunners manager is facing a huge dilemma.

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World's rugby leaders see return to Olympics as 'game-changer'

And they're far from done. "We have to win it first, bro", Williams said. CT: "They cover big distances given the demands of a game of rugby sevens ". Australia won the women's world series, reaching the final in four of the five tournaments to outpoint second place New Zealand , the dominant team in 2014-15.

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Premier League 2016-17: Manchester City v/s Sunderland FC

Trophy-hunters such as Mourinho will wrinkle their noses at that, making the renewed rivalry and its proximity all the more delicious; second is nothing to Mourinho with his mantra of "winning football" and, you suspect, the same applies to Guardiola.

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Andy Murray nears 2nd consecutive tennis singles gold medal

It was a remarkable feat for Nadal as his participation in the Games was in doubt due to recent injury problems, but he battled through to claim the spoils. Tecau's overhead was netted by Nadal. "You don't see this in singles, but he volleys really well". And he's all over the court. A fearless helper managed to hurl a towel over the winged beast to allow play to continue and Nadal wasted no time soaring away with the title.

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(Olympics) Ledecky smashes record in 800m to take freestyle treble

The crowd unleashed a roar that thundered throughout the arena. She knew it would have to end sometime, unless she wanted to swim every event for the U.S. The fans were in a fever. But yet, amidst the uncertainty, there is still the confidence she can go faster still. The American pulled away from the rest of the field nearly immediately after the gun and eventually clocked the 13th fastest time in history.

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No quick decision expected on Rio Olympic gold medalst Simone Biles' future

Too young to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London, the 19-year-old has since been showing the world exactly what she's made of in Rio. This display of humility and sportsmanship shows the true heart of Biles. In the 1968 Olympics, Debbie Meyer managed to place first in all three events. While admitting she is ambivalent about her historic position, she said confidently that the "medal is not for me".

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Giants squeeze past the Marlins

When it happened I and many others immediately joked on Twitter that, hey, if it's a matter of the strike zone, it's hard to find a better authority than Barry Bonds. Also , this is probably the first time Bonds has been ejected from a game and Giants fans are happy about it. Samardzija looks to rebound versus Miami , against which he improved to 4-1 in his career after permitting one run in 7 2/3 innings of an 8-1 victory on April 22.

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Impact of Simone Manuel's historic Olympic win already being felt

Simone Biles, 19, who has won 10 World Championship medals in the past three years, scored 62.198 to win her second Olympic medal in Rio by a margin of more than two points. She may be retiring from the sport, but Harrison, a former sparring partner with Ronda Rousey, may have other career plans. It was the second time that the women's 100 freestyle had ended in such a fashion-the 1984 Los Angeles Games saw a tie between Americans Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer in 55.92 seconds.

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Rio 2016: Ledecky hits new heights, Singapore's Schooling makes history

Ledecky's first Gold in Rio came in the 200m Freestyle by a margin of 0.35 seconds over Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom. "I've really looked up to Debbie and all the women freestyle swimmers on the United States team in general", Ledecky said. "I don't know if that's achievable", Ledecky said. The phenomenal Katie Ledecky saved her best for last, while Michael Phelps tasted a final defeat for the first time at Rio 2016 on the penultimate day of swimming action.

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Katie Ledecky Got Michael Phelps' Autograph When She Was 9

Ledecky, 19, is now well on her way to joining Phelps on the Mount Rushmore of US swimming having racked up three gold medals in her young career, including two and counting in Rio de Janeiro. Ledecky hung around more legends than just Phelps while growing up. She also appeared on The Today Show as a toddler and was "interviewed" by Al Roker.

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Ledecky smashes 800m record to claim freestyle treble in swimming

While Phelps' loss left the crowd in shock, Katie Ledecky restored some normalcy at the pool with another dominating performance, handily break the world record in the 800 freestyle. Ledecky is the defending Olympic champion in the event, according to NBC. The heavily favored USWNT, which had won gold at the previous three Games and has never finished with less than silver, is heading home with no medal.

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Instant replay: Late rally propels Phillies over Giants in extras

Posey, the Giants' catcher, noticed the blunder and took a throw at second from right fielder Hunter Pence - and second base umpire Dale Scott signaled that Altherr was out. Velasquez allowed just two earned on three hits over five innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. But he had a career-high six walks. The Phillies claimed the 6-foot-7, 255-pounder from Texas on June 19, and he was 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA in eight games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being called up.

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The U.S. could win its 1000th Summer Olympic gold medal Saturday

The British rugby sevens team celebrate with their silver medals. Thrasher also participated in the 2016 ISSF Munich World Cup, where she finished fourth in the 50m three position and seventh in the 10m air. Katherine Grainger become Britain's most successful female Olympian after winning a silver medal alongside partner Vicky Thornley in the rowing double skulls event.

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Hanley Ramirez jams wrist after taking a trip down dugout stairs

But he exorcised some of those demons Wednesday night against baseball's best offense. Brock Holt bounced an RBI single up the middle off the glove of diving shortstop Sean O'Malley in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Mariners 3-2 on Thursday night.

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Red Sox getting too familiar with seeing David Price unravel

All-Star closer Kenley Jansen continued a strong trend by striking out the side in a flawless ninth inning on Saturday and is doing his part to keep the Dodgers in the race by allowing one hit while fanning 10 in 5 1/3 frames over his last five appearances.TV: 7:10 p.m.

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Lochte wins gold with Phelps in 800 relay

Bubba Watson hits a tee shot in a practice round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro . "We used to cut branches in the shape of a golf club", said Da Silva, tears dripping off his face.

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Arsenal already strong enough in attack - Wilshere

Of those three, only Chambers has any experience in the Premier League, while Holding was brought into the club from Bolton this summer while Bielik joined the academy previous year as a holding midfielder. I think he shows that with his hunger every year. However, Can is an injury doubt for the opening Premier League clash of the season against Arsenal .

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Wes Morgan: Leicester Prepared for Premier League Title Defence

Leicester City were the story of European football last season, bucking 5,000-to-1 odds to win their first Premier League title in franchise history. Spurs are the better side, but this is the first game of the season and they are on the road. Oh Hull, you big bloody catastrophe of a football club.

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Hull City supporters' trust protest details vs Leicester City revealed

Pep Guardiola, who has marquee signing John Stones available after his 47.5 million-pound ($61.78 million) move from Everton, starts his Manchester City career at home on Saturday against Sunderland and the club's new manager David Moyes, a replacement for recently appointed England boss Sam Allardyce.

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Olympics: Schooling makes history to qualify for 100m butterfly final

Phelps earlier said, "I'm not going four more years and I'm standing by that", he insisted after finishing second in the 100m butterfly final on Friday. The tension was boiling over before the men's 200-meter individual medley at Rio 2016. "I think so - I really think so", Lochte said before looking straight into the camera.

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Ledecky breaks record in fourth win

His last swim, the 400 medley relay, is Saturday as the eight-day competition comes to an end. Justin Gatlin, the sprinter considered the best threat to stop Bolt, won gold at the 2004 Olympics. He wound up in a three-way tie for second with Laszlo Cseh of Hungary and Chad Le Clos of South Africa. It was great to be part of such an incredible race.

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Rio Olympics: China's Chen Xinyi tests positive for banned substance

The 18-year-old finished fourth in the women's 100m butterfly on Sunday and tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide on site. Australian Mack Horton also entered the fray, calling another Chinese swimmer - Sun Yang - a "drug cheat" before the pair went head-to-head in the men's 400m freestyle final.

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Michael Phelps' and Simone Manuel's gold medal wins lauded on social media

Raisman got emotional as soon as she landed, then told Biles to go out and stick it. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement. Making history as the first black woman swimmer to win an individual Olympic title for the United States, Manuel spoke of her desire to change attitudes and addressed some of the issues head-on.

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Tennis day seven preview and livestream information

In his singles quarterfinal contest, the former world No. 1 erased a set deficit to overcome Thomaz Bellucci 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. He next faces flamboyant French shotmaker Gael Monfils who beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-4.

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Wiggins powers Britain to gold and world record

Clancy matched the feat of American time-trial champion Kristin Armstrong who on Wednesday became the first cyclist to win a third Olympic gold medal in the same event. The Adcocks defeated Danish duo Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen 21-19, 22-24, 21-17 to avenge their opening loss to Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China on the first day of badminton.

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Canada Wins Gold In Record Style At Rio Games

Her time of 52.70 seconds was an American and Olympic record. Sixteen years ago, Anthony Ervin, whose father is black and Native-American and whose mother is Jewish, became the first swimmer with African-American blood to win an individual Olympic gold.

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Rio 2016: Manuel and Oleksiak share 100m freestyle gold and Olympic record

Campbell was on pace to take her world record even lower when she made the turn out front, with little sister Bronte right behind her. Manuel commented on police brutality, calling her win significant given the political climate in the US, where it is every other day that the public hears about police killing civilians."It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality", Manuel told reporters, according to USA Today .

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Another record, another gold for Katie Ledecky in the pool

Ledecky and Debbie Meyer are now the only female swimmers to sweep the three longest freestyle races. "I've hit all my goals this past week". I'm so proud of her and Maya (DiRado , the surprise gold medalist in the 200 backstroke Friday) and all my teammates.

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When does Usain Bolt run in the Rio Olympics?

All of a sudden, the 60,000-capacity stadium was filled with noisy fans on a sunny Saturday, a stark contrast with the opening day. "I personally think we're on the right track", said the Jamaican. He recovered from a hamstring injury last month by winning the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London. American Justin Gatlin won Heat two in 10.01s, ahead of Daniel Bailey of Antigua and Barbuda who copped the second automatic qualifying spot in 10.20 seconds.

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Rio 2016: double silver swimming medallist Jazz Carlin pays tribute to parents

Great Britain's Jazz Karlin finally touched in 8:16.17 to claim the silver, just ahead of Hungary's Boglarka Kapas grabbing the bronze in 8:16.37. While Phelps' loss left the crowd in shock, Katie Ledecky got them on their feet again with another dominating performance, handily breaking the world record in the 800 freestyle.

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Michael Phelps wins the 200m IM easily Amazing ... Amazing

Leading at the midway point, Lochte faded to fifth - almost three seconds behind the victor. "He's not quitting. He tells me he's enjoying it too much", Steve Lochte said. He plans to marry his fiancé after the games and focus on life with their infant son. Great Britain's Dan Wallace, who performed over and above to even make the final, finished eighth.

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Simone Manuel's Olympic gold already inspiring Richmond-area swimmers

Although she was disappointed with her time, she took solace in knowing that she is a role model for young girls in Botswana, a nation of 2.1 million people and two 50-meter swimming pools. At the same time, Manuel knows that by winning Olympic gold in a sport that still has few people of color, especially in the United States, she carries what she described as "the weight of the black community".

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Andy Murray defends field at Olympics after several high-profile withdrawals

Murray, who is defending his Olympic gold medal he won at Wimbledon in 2012 by defeating Roger Federer, was selected from a number of candidates from all different criteria. Murray was nominated by British Tennis for the role, with cyclist Bradley Wiggins reportedly ruled himself out of the opportunity. Despite failing to win an Olympic medal Foster, who has 47 worldwide medals to his name, became the oldest member of Great Britain's squad to compete at the 2008 Games, aged 38.


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