Earlier, a senior Afghan Taliban commander, speaking on condition of anonymity said that the passengers - six Pakistanis and a Russian technician - were in their custody and that negotiations for their release were ongoing. "Afghan President Ashraf Ghani assured all possible assistance in this regard", tweeted General Asim Bajwa, the Pakistani military's spokesman. In terms of its own territory, Islamic State has been largely confined to a handful of districts in Afghanistan's Nangarhar ...
Winds up to 25 kilometers an hour forced a 90 minute postponement of Sunday's matches, as winds pounded the Barra complex in Rio de Janeiro . The ceremonies began with a show made possible by magnificent projectors-this method was also cost-effective for the organizers of the Games-that took viewers through the history of Brazil, starting with its very genesis: the rain forest.
Before that however he has his final Olympics to think about, where he will bid to win 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles for a third straight Games, the fabled "Treble-Treble". " In life nothing is guaranteed ", he replied. Then came the real good biz: The confirmation of his final Olympics , and the promise of giving the world something it's never seen.
With Edgardo Bauza taking over from Gerardo Martino as the new coach for the national squad, the management crisis at the Argentine Football Association is expected to be curbed. "The national team is over for me". 'I'd like to thank all those people who want me to continue playing for Argentina , I hope we can give them all something to cheer about soon'.
Manuel is the first African American female swimmer to win an Olympic medal in an individual event. On a night where Michael Phelps won the 26 Olympic medal of his life - 22 of which are gold - he wasn't the biggest headline. Jones broke the American record in the 50m freestyle relay during the 2008 Olympic trials, and later won gold in the 400m freestyle relay in 2008 Olympics.
Speculation linking Benteke with a move away from Anfield suggested Klopp was willing to streamline his squad, but the German has now indicated that to sell any of his frontmen might benefit Liverpool's rivals. Sturridge returned to training this week but felt discomfort again on Thursday and Klopp will take no risks with the player if he's not 100 percent fit.
The end came shortly after tea when Mooen Ali ended a stubborn 50-run last wicket slog fest between Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali by having Sohail caught and bowled for 36. Having gone wicketless at Lord's, been dropped at Old Trafford and bowled nearly 28 overs without success and seen a catch put down in the first innings at Edgbaston , Finn's roar of celebration reflected his obvious relief.
I have been here two weeks and I also saw him last season. "If the interest is there it is a reason to be flattered to be associated with a club like Manchester United ", he told Maisfutebol . Then the clubs feel that you are not so sure about it. "Paul being the last one is massive news". Until next Friday's game at home to Southampton, fans will probably have to do the same.
But on another deadline day, the Mets could dream. Bastardo, who went 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 2015 with Pittsburgh, posted a 4.74 ERA in 41 appearances for the Mets. He's been an impact guy this season. Indeed, Bruce's career numbers with runners in scoring position are nowhere near as impressive as they have been this season.
Bolt and Gatlin will be primed to win the gold medal. The world's fastest man is scheduled to run in three events in Rio - the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. Felt kind of sluggish. I think it's the fact that it's the morning. "I'm not used to running this early at any championship". Ben Youssef Metie, 29, of the Ivory Coast, notched the morning's second-faster time of 10.03, edging US hopeful Trayvon Bromell's 10.13, which was still fast enough to quality.
Russian gymnast Yelena Produnova was only 19-years old when she tried the very risky double somersault manoeuvre on the vault at the World University Games, also known as the Universiade; an event for university level athletes from across the world.
The new villain of the NBA Kevin Durant led the team by scoring the first 10 points of the game, which incidentally was KD's first game at his new home court of Oracle Arena. The Americans had five players to come up with 2 steals each. Meanwhile, China are looking to have a decent finish in the 2016 Rio Olympics basketball competition.
It's fitting that Ledecky closed out these games with the 800: Back in 2012, it was her shocking win in this event (at age 15, she beat then-world record holder Rebecca Adlington) that announced Ledecky's presence as a swimmer with superstar potential.
The Polish stopper twice pulled off top drawer saves to keep the Clarets at bay. Dyche said: "I thought we deserved something from the game, I thought it was "welcome back to the reality of the Premier League". Burnley netted just 28 times in the Prem two seasons back and again goals could be the issue as their total of 72 goals past year was 26 fewer than Bournemouth managed in winning the Championship in 2015.
So it's possible. Phelps and Lochte have been relay teammates and competitors since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and Lochte often finishes second. Mr. Afterwards, the 31-year-old swimmer got to share the moment with his 3-month-old son, Boomer, who sat in the stands with Phelps' fiancee, Nicole Johnson, during the finals.
The injury to Gabriel blighted another otherwise good friendly for Arsenal , who won 3-2 with goals from Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Chuba Akpom cancelling out efforts from Sergio Aguero and Iheanacho. "I've said many times that we are in the market". "I believe we are equipped to do well". This season alone, the likes of Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and the returning Jose Mourinho have all joined the league making it a "world championship of managers" with top players to ...
Hull City made history in their 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday, when they became the first newly-promoted outfit to defeat the Premier League winners on the opening day of the season. Hull's preparations for their return to the top flight were plunged into crisis following the shock resignation of manager Steve Bruce . Claudio Ranieri: "I'm very curious about this season".
For Phelps, this was the first event of these games in which he's failed to win a gold medal. His victories in the 4x100m free and 4x200m free relays, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley were all clear. In an Olympic-record time of 50.39sec, Schooling eclipsed the 50.83sec clocked just the night before in the semi-finals to qualify fastest for the final.
It's not unusual for a world record of three to fall at an Olympics, but what transpired at the Olympic Stadium on the first morning of the track and field program will only draw more skeptical eyes to a sport that has always been the jewel of the Olympics.
Phillies 10, Rockies 6: Ryan Howard hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help Jake Thompson earn his first major league victory for Philadelphia. NY is 10-19 dating to July 8. Jabari Blash and Christian Bethancourt also homered early for the Padres. Garza (4-4) allowed 2 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings.
The United States was eliminated by after a penalty shoot-. BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - There will be no fourth straight gold medal for the United States . Sweden progressed to their first ever Olympics semifinal. They had previously won gold at London 2012, Beijing 2008, Athens 2004, silver at Sydney 2000 and gold in Atlanta in 1996 when women's soccer was first included at the Olympics .
The Barcelona midfielder announced immediately after his country's penalty shootout loss to Chile in the Copa America final in June that he was calling time on his Argentina career to an end. "I don't want to cause any harm, I have always meant the contrary, which is to help in all I can". "I hope that we'll be able to give them something to cheer about soon", he said.
Michael Phelps can't end his career just yet, right? And at 31 years old, he watched Schooling, 21, touch the wall first at 50.39 - breaking Phelps' Olympic mark of 50.58 that he set at the 2008 Beijing Games. "I couldn't be here where I am today without (my family)", she said. "No", he said as the question of continuing was still leaving a journalist's lips at a post-race press conference, a succession of further "no's" following in close succession.
Schooling, 21, won in an Olympic record time of 50.39 seconds, BBC reported. "That was a really tough race and it hurt really badly", said Ledecky. The only question was how far ahead of her own mark she would finish - and the answer was by almost two seconds.
In the box Jordan wrote him a letter saying in part, "Continue to believe in yourself, play hard and always keep in mind to enjoy the game". His friends say he wakes up in the morning and watches Jordan videos and studies his moves. Jordan has been long known to be a bit rough around the edges at times on and off the basketball court, but there's no denying that this is so awesome to see and a great gesture by him.
He then got five consecutive outs before Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Altuve hit back-to-back doubles to cut Toronto's lead to 3-1. "But I felt really good tonight". "Human element of the game sometimes you know hurts you and in that regard it was a borderline pitch that didn't go our way". Kevin Pillar reached when Smoak was thrown out at third after a leadoff double, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Travis' single.
Chen was previously scheduled to take part in the women's 50-meter freestyle heats late Friday morning. Chen, who was due to compete Friday, has tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide and has "accepted a provisional suspension" while her case is fully processed, the court says in a statement.
Who is Simone Manuel ? "I felt great the first quarter". A generation ago, African-Americans were largely denied access to pools and so it never became part of their recreational culture to swim. United States' gold medal victor Simone Manuel cries during the medal ceremony for the women's 100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug.
The defeat at Hull makes Leicester the first Premier League champions to lose on the opening day of the season, as pointed out by Gary Lineker. Luis Hernandez replaced the suspended Robert Huth in central defence and club-record signing Ahmed Musa partnered Jamie Vardy up front.
I'm super glad with the fact that I can be an inspiration to others and hopefully diversify the sport. As the Washington Post pointed out , Manuel and her teammate Lia Neal were the first time two African-American athletes on the USA women's swim team at the Olympic Games.
Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence. The attorney general's office stands by the outcomes of the 2012 trial and called Sandusky's claims "meritless". According to Sandusky, Amendola told him 15 minutes before the interview, "They want to interview you, all you have to do is say you are innocent". Among the points argued on appeal is that Sandusky was denied an opportunity to take the stand in his own defense at trial.
But Hope Solo - the abrasive, Star Wars-surnamed goalkeeper of the U.S. women's soccer team - isn't just any villain. As Sweden celebrated, USA captain Carli Lloyd crouched on the field at Mane Garrincha Stadium. Rick Maese contributed from Rio de Janeiro . But Morgan, shooting first, saw her shot stopped by Swedish keeper Hedvig Lindahl. The game finished goalless after 120 minutes, and the two teams couldn't be prised apart.
Phelps, the top qualifier, will be seeking his fourth straight 200-meter IM Olympic title, swimming Thursday evening next to longtime rival and USA teammate Ryan Lochte. Maya DiRado of the United States, who has won gold , silver and bronze at her first Olympics, was third fastest in 2:08.60. Katie Ledecky celebrates winning gold in the women's 200-meter freestyle final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro .
A day later, the water in the water polo pool was also turning green. Andrada and FINA said there is no risk to athletes competing in either pool. Simon Langford, chief spokesman for the Maria Lenk, says training has resumed and preliminaries of women's 3-meter springboard will go on as scheduled later Friday.
I was lucky to be able to train with him when I was in the academy and he gave me one of his boots. "All credit to Real: they are a great team". Real still have much of their first-choice defence intact, and it's possible we could see a repeat result of the 2014 meeting between these two teams, particularly if Sevilla's away form continues to let them down in Trondheim .