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Joseph Schooling does the impossible, beats his idol Michael Phelps

Schooling's time in the 100m butterfly represented a new Olympic record, the Singaporean taking that honour from Phelps. Phelps tied for the second spot with Chad le Clos from South Africa and Laszlo Cseh from Hungary clocking 51.14 seconds.

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Samardzija, Crawford help Giants edge Marlins

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. Four relievers completed a five-hitter. The Miami Marlins released him June 2. Bullpen report: Strickland's last nine appearances: three hits, one walk, eight strikeouts, zero runs.

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Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener

Mark Sanchez made an opening argument for the job, throwing for 99 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter for the defending Super Bowl champions. Bears: "I was disappointed personally". "I thought it was a safe enough throw", Sanchez said. We were expecting more. "They say "have a short memory, ' but you're still going to remember it.

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Rafael Nadal hails "unbelievable" Olympic win

It was their first gold as a team and for Nadal his second following his 2008 gold in singles. German fans as Angelique Kerber of Germany plays Madison Keys of the U.S. "Sharing these feelings with Rafa, being together at the Olympic Village, it's really a dream come true". Nadal, who won singles gold in Beijing eight years ago and missed the 2012 London Games due to a knee injury, will play Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals on Saturday.

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Olympics-U.S. closing in on milestone 1000th gold medal

With the US medal machine already humming, piling up gold in the swimming pool and gymnastics, the milestone could go to one of the Rio Games biggest names like Michael Phelps or Simone Biles or it could belong to an unknown competing in men's Greco-Roman wrestling or sailing.

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Mourinho: Ferguson's Man United were DEFENSIVE

In his first press conference after being appointed as the Manchester United manager he said that his aim is to win the title this season. The Red Devils have not had the best preseason, he says, and therefore cannot start "like a train".

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Australia's Fraser leads after first round

Typically it's all business at golf tournaments, but Rose has found that enjoying the atmosphere and meeting others from the Great Britain Olympic scene has been a benefit. "We got a different crowd out there - there were a lot of cameras and mobile phones and on the first nine holes I felt like I backed off each shot at least once on average", said Stenson.

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Rare loss for Michael Phelps; Katie Ledecky gets fourth gold, world mark

Not even Britain's Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke could match Ledecky's destruction of the field and her previous world mark (8:06.68) in the 800m freestyle, the 19-year-old smashing her previous best by nearly two full seconds by finishing in 8min 4.79sec.

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Braves on wrong side of history in 11-3 loss to Brewers

It was Carter's team-leading 26th homer, 19 of which have come at Miller Park. Aybar extended his season-high hitting streak to 14 games with an infield single in the fourth off Peralta. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 2. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning ...

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Gabby Logan to host midweek Premier League Show on BBC2

And, after Claudio Ranieri's men pulled off the remarkable feat, Lineker found himself in a bit of a predicament. I think you'll be surprised by the viewing figures for Match of the Day on Saturday - I'm certainly tuning in. The 25-year-old, who helped the East Midlands club to the Premier League title, left the King Power Stadium in the summer to join Antonio Conte's Chelsea for a fee of around £30m.

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Ayana sets world record to open Olympic track program

Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya took silver. The gold medal had yet to be hung on Ethiopia's Almaz Anaya's neck before fellow competitors began to question her world-record time in the women's 10,000 meters. "It's surreal, kind of absurd and, you know, when I touched, turned around and saw the one next to my name, I kind of smiled and laughed", said the 35-year-old, the oldest individual champion of an Olympic swimming event.

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Rio 2016: Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps eight years after fanboy moment

Singapore had only previously won Olympic medals in table tennis and weightlifting, but it struck gold through Schooling, who illustrated why he was a pre-race favourite to win in 50.39. "So Michael, I'll see you in Tokyo", Lochte exclaimed on The Today show Friday. When it comes to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Michael Phelps has been a superstar for the United States .

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USA's Manuel, Canada's Oleksiak share 100m freestyle gold in dead heat

Manuel becomes the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. As for her relationship with the other Simone - the gymnast Biles - Manuel flashed her big smile and said with a laugh, "Simone Biles and I are practically the same person!" "I just want to be an inspiration to others so that you can do it".

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Lionel Messi returns to Argentina's National Team

He called the AFA a "disaster", as the team had apparently experienced delayed flights and poor training. "I don't want to cause any harm, I've always tried to do the exact opposite and help out in whatever way possible". I hope that we'll be able to give them something to cheer about soon". That belief was rewarded with Messi's confirmation later in the day. With Edgardo Bauza taking over from Gerardo Martino as the new coach for the national squad, the management crisis at the Argentine ...

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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy hospitalized in Miami

Stennett set a modern-era record by accomplishing the feat in a nine-inning game. San Francisco's Crawford tripled, doubled and had five singles in eight at-bats, tying an NL record. "There's a lot of season left", Crawford said. Nolan Arenado homered in the fourth and hit an RBI single in the eighth off victor Keone Kela (3-1).

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Olympics-Rowing-United States extend unbeaten run with gold in women's eight

Only two crew members remained from the boat that won gold in the London Olympics, and only one from Beijing four years earlier. "We were gladiators out there today", was Hodge's succinct appraisal of their achievement. Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett, Northallerton's Zoe Lee and cox Zoe de Toledo crossed the line in six minutes 3.98 seconds - just 0.12 seconds ahead of bronze medallists Romania.

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Tom Daley Diving: Watch His Adorable Reaction After Winning Bronze

Ed Ling proved that third time lucky isn't just a cliché as he won bronze in the men's trap after falling short of the medals on his two previous Olympic appearances in Athens and London. On day three of the games she qualified fastest for the 200m individual medley final with a new British record. The Chinese favourites Chen Aisen and Lin Yue unsurprisingly won gold, with the USA pairing of David Boudia and Steele Johnson finishing in the silver medal position, with China looking for a ...

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Olympic notebook: Bolt hopes to break 19 seconds in 200

Bolt said he called his coach, Glen Mills, following the race and asked, "How was it?" "We have to go through a rough time before we get to the good times, so I personally feel that we're going in the right direction". Johnson, who is in Rio working as a pundit for BBC Sport, thinks a rivalry between himself and Bolt would have seen one of them break the 19-second barrier.

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Bradley Wiggins: Cyclist wins gold to become Britain's most decorated Olympian

Sir Ben Ainslie with his four golds and a silver in five Games deserves an honourable mention too, as does Sir Matthew Pinsent with his four golds in four Games and now Jason Kenny who made it gold medal number four on Thursday in the velodrome, and may yet jump up to six golds in the next few days.

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Sanchez strong as Broncos stop Bears

It was a game that saw the Bears have a punt blocked for a touchdown. The need now is for the jolt to sink in, and fast, with a booster shot next week against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The rookie, who spent virtually zero time at center during training camp, proceeded to suffer through a sequence of holding and hands-to-the-face penalties, a sack allowed followed by a snap almost over the head of quarterback Brian Hoyer.

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Pogba to sit out United's EPL opener

Wenger is already playing down our chances so is he afraid or is he just playing it cool? 'We feel that we are candidates to win the title, ' he said. Paul Pogba is banned and so misses out while there are several others who were in contention. Further departures are likely as Mourinho seeks to trim the fat from his first-team squad, but he insisted Januzaj was not being cut adrift.

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Gatlin defends competing in Rio despite critics

I'm not anxious about that. After a four-year suspension for doping derailed his career, he turned himself around from National Football League bust to winning a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics, as well as two silver medals at the World Outdoor Championships.

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Simone Manuel stole the show in Rio with historic swim

Only a major mishap would have prevented her coronation, and she never falls. But rather than being crushed by the hype, Biles is such a free spirit that she simply soared higher and higher on Thursday with a dazzling floor performance that will live long in the memory of those lucky enough to be in the Rio Olympic Arena.

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Matthew Dellavedova's 'pesky' play will have Team USA on high alert

What followed in the next two hours was a hard-fought game, a wake-up call for Team USA, as the gold medal favorite got the test they expected from the pesky and surgical Boomers. "We have a pretty gritty group that's pretty tough and we battled all night", Bogut said. "I mean, he's Coach K. As a young fella, he definitely did tell me I had a chance to be a part of something bigger than myself and ultimately being the starting point guard on the U.S.

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Japan's Kohei Uchimura repeats as men's gymnastics champ

Brooks slowly inched up in the second rotation and then earned a strong 15.066 on the parallel bars to put him within striking distance of the podium at the halfway point. The U.S. finished in 7 minutes, 43.03 seconds, with Ledecky a full body length ahead of Tamsin Cook, who touched in 7:44.87 to give Australia the silver.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad wins bronze as part USA sabre team

Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, won a bronze medal Saturday along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event. Dagmara Wozniak, Monica Aksamit and two-time gold medalist Mariel Zagunis were the other American fencers ascending the podium.

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The two Simones: Biles and Manuel share more than a name

Major feats like this and countless others have earned her name to be engraved alongside some of the world's most legendary athletes. "At some point, I'll have to go get a real job". But no sooner was she saluting the crowd than she was waving to Raisman to join her in her gold medal moment. Aly posted this shot on Instagram after she competed against Simone in the Individual All-Around-and nothing but pure love and respect even though Simone took the gold! "I'm pretty sure I'll just ...

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Dominique Dawes on Team USA's Wins in Rio

Ledecky smashed the competition in the semifinals by six seconds, so it'd be a stunner if she didn't win gold. The gymnast sprints down the runway, does a front handspring and launches into two and a half somersaults forward before ideally landing on her feet.

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Messi confirms return to Argentina team

The 29-year-old's retirement was met with outcry in his homeland while the new Argentina manager, Edgardo Bauza, met with the forward this week to try and persuade him to return to the worldwide scene. "We're talking of the best player in the world and I think that for Argentina and their players it's good he should be back and not so much for their opponents", he added with a grin.

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Fielder forced into retirement

The prodigal son of former Major League Baseball slugger Cecil Fielder , what the heavy-set Prince lacked in athleticism and fielding ability-no pun intended-he made up for in sheer hitting prowess. Fielder said that when he gets the brace off "This is killing me, this is awful", he said he will be back with the AL West leaders. "I just want to thank my teammates, all the coaching staff".

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Olympics-Swimming-Stunning Phelps, Schooling wins Singapore's first gold

I am NOT going four more years. In Singapore, cheers broke out across housing estates and social media erupted in celebration as Schooling won in Brazil. "I'm pretty sure I'll just go on lockdown at my house". "It was my last swim here at the Olympics, the pinnacle of our sport, and I have to wait another four years to have that moment".

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Sole Russian track athlete banned from Rio, quickly appeals

Initially, only Klishina, who lives and trains overseas from Russian Federation, was cleared to compete at the Games. Klishina, a two-time European indoor champion and gold medallist at the 2013 World Student Games in Kazan, has been based in Florida since signing a contract with global sports agency IMG in 2011.

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Olympics-IOC disappointed with Solo's "cowards" comments

Veterans Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd attempted to engineer a stirring finish for the USA but Sweden held on defensively late. It was the first Olympic women's match ever to go to penalties. It was Morgan's team-leading 13th goal of the year. Whether discussing coaching decisions or Zika, sharing her forthright views has often put Solo in the crosshairs of public opinion, and she added another talking point for her detractors on Friday after the U.S.

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Katie Ledecky breaks 800-free mark, wins 4th gold of Rio Games

The 19-year-old American swimmer has now claimed four gold medals during the Rio Olympics. By the time Ledecky reached for the wall on her 16th lap Friday night, shattering her own world record by almost two seconds with a time of 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds, there wasn't another swimmer close enough to appear in a photo of the finish.

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Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger reveals he is only targeting a defender

That's a good experience for a centre-back, to deal with one level higher". Meanwhile, Liverpool's James Milner and Daniel Sturridge could miss the opener due to injury, manager Juergen Klopp said. The Gunners have lost just two of their last 15 home games on opening day (W10 D3), although those defeats have come in the last three attempts. "The difference between players and the teams is so small that you have to be at the top physically".


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