He has not smoked for years, but Fidel Castro will no doubt appreciate the effort that went into one of his birthday presents today - a 300ft cigar that took a team of workers ten days to roll. Mr Castro accompanies his thanks with reminiscences about his childhood and youth. "He lacked the words to ask for forgiveness for the killings of hundreds of thousands of people", Castro wrote.
Worldwide soccer is an unforgiving business, which is why Hope Solo won't stop getting booed in Brazil any time soon, and why the taunts of "Zika" will likely be hurled in her direction as long as the United States remains in the Olympic tournament.
There has been a stoppage time goal in three of the last four league games between these two. "I'm very happy with the way we have prepared". He thinks that Arsenal's approach, stability in the dug-out and modest spending, is not just efficient but right.
On Saturday, Yildirim appeared to rule out any compromise on the demand for Gulen to face trial in Turkey. The PM said a total of 81,494 people including judges, soldiers and civil servants have either been suspended or sacked since the July 15 coup attempt.
The appeal court's ruling allows the committee to deny a vote to people who had been Labour members for less than six months by July 12 when the leadership contest was announced. He claims his party's new members are "full of energy and ideas" and will be a "major part" of his plans in government. Jeremy Corbyn's camp are angry at the decision and cry about democracy.
But they were trumped by the trio from New Zealand in the semifinals, watching their record go by the wayside in 42.535. Many people thought he was insane when he expressed his desire to become the first British victor of the Tour de France .
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.
From the looks of this video that Layla's mom posted on Twitter on Friday morning, she's well on her way to greatness. When Simone Biles , a black woman, won the all-around title at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2013, Italian competitor Carlotta Ferlito told an Italian journalist, "next time, we should also paint our skin black, so then we could win, too".
England of course ended on 328 after the first day's play, with Sohail Khan and Wahab Riaz the key destroyers. Gary Ballance was four not out and Jonny Bairstow 14 not out, with England needing something remarkable to prevent a Pakistan win in a match where two days' play remained.
This was the Spaniard's second triumph at the Olympics, having also won gold in the singles at the 2008 Beijing Games. "It was a very tough match and I just managed to turn it around in the end", Murray said. 4 to rank 141 after undergoing three surgeries in recent years and missing a chunk of competitive matches in the last two seasons. There will be no more inspiring Olympic story - with the exception of the Refugee Team - in Rio if Del Potro stands highest on the podium on Sunday.
Doull eventually grabbed a British flag and flew it high in the air, another victory in a sport his nation has come to dominate. Similar supremacy was hinted at again last night as Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald set a new world record of 4:12.260 seconds to breeze through qualification in the women's team pursuit.
According to a campaign statement , the combined federal and state tax rate paid past year by Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, amounted to 43.2 percent on a total income of approximately $10.7 million. "What is he trying to hide?" The Clintons, who now live in Chappaqua, New York, paid an average effective federal tax rate of about 32 percent from 2007 to 2014 and an effective combined tax rate of approximately 40.5 percent.
The 20-year-old Sami Aslam was on his way to becoming the youngest opener to hit a century in England when a suicidal call resulted in his run-out on the sedonc day of the third Test against England . Maybe that's why James Anderson, the leader of England's attack, unravelled so spectacularly, his frustration for twice being warned for running onto the protected area of the pitch in his follow-through, personifying the frustration felt by his team.
What was shaping up as a very long day of Olympic tennis for Rafael Nadal began shortly after 11 a.m., when he played the first point of what would become a victory that put him in the singles quarterfinals. Nadal swept to a 5/1 lead in the tiebreaker but he still couldn't shake off the 31-year-old who clung on for 5/5 before the former world number one grabbed the opener.
Over the last two years combined to start his National Football League career, Latimer has caught just eight passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Chicago is 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
The last two swimmers to win joint gold were USA pair Gary Hall and Antony Ervin, who shared the men's 50-meter freestyle title back in 2000. In other women's Olympic soccer matches, China takes on Germany and Canada goes up against France.
It started with a short field after the Eagles forced a fumble on the opening kickoff to send Sam Bradford out to start at the Buccaneers' 18-yard line. The defense allowed a 79-yard scoring drive on the next possession, but the unit left a positive impression in its first game under coordinator Jim Schwartz.
On Friday, Rio officials reportedly closed the pool following complaints that the entire facility "smelled like a fart". When we went to fix the green, there was a discussion about the best chemicals. Their explanation was about as clear as the green soup in the pool outside, but in essence it was explained as a simple bungle that will bemuse those who own a backyard pool - they used the wrong chemicals.
You know how when you have fire drills at school and your teachers always tell you not to take anything with you? US gymnast Simone Biles won gold Thursday and drove NBC to its second highest rated night of 2016 Summer Olympics coverage.
But with a makeshift front line, Real nevertheless took the lead when 20-year-old debutant Marco Asensio scored from a 30-yard screamer in the 21st minute, placing his long shot perfectly into the far top corner. It was only a few weeks ago that Real Madrid hoisted the Champions League trophy over their heads and celebrated another title to their already incredible list of achievements.
Robert Snodgrass drove in the victor 12 minutes into the second half as a team in crisis on and off the pitch became the first to beat the defending English champions on opening day since Manchester United defeated Arsenal in 1989. The Spaniard quickly put his stamp on the team with debuts for new signings John Stones and Nolito and a surprise decision to replace goalkeeper Joe Hart with Willy Caballero.
The two-per-country rule was reportedly put in place by the global gymnastics federation to encourage diversity in gymnastics and also to keep certain countries from dominating the competition , the site notes. Biles , shortest on the team at 4-8, said she felt no pressure. Yes, her performance at the national championships was lackluster. United States' Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio ...
But instead of making a stylish debut against modest opposition, Guardiola's team needed an 87th minute own-goal by luckless Sunderland defender Paddy McNair to start with a win. Moyes added: "I'd like to say it's a one off". Hart's place as City No.1 came under threat back in April when the club's interest in Barcelona's Marc Andre Ter Stegen first came to light, and it is understood there is still an intention to bring in a new signing capable of nailing down a place between the posts.
Sir Bradley Wiggins: Who has he beaten to become Britain's most decorated Olympian? But it wasn't quite the 2012 Tour de France winner's swansong. This time he briefly collapsed into a white folding chair, as the enormity of his and his team-mates' achievement hit home.
A three-way tie for second saw South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungarian Laszlo Cseh share silver with the "Baltimore Bullet", but the night was all about one man. Schooling: Dude this is insane. Phelps smiled, and said "I know". After answering several questions directed at him, Phelps playfully protested.
Schooling meet Phelps when the US Olympics swim team was visiting Singapore in 2008, and the American helped inspire the young Singaporean to move to the United States for extensive training. Nearly all the 10,000 athletes here would be ecstatic to take home one bronze. He had been offered a scholarship at the University of Texas to train under Eddie Reese but had also been enlisted to start two years of National Service, a statutory requirement for all Singaporean men.
The unusual color later spread to the water polo pool next to the diving pool, although it wasn't as pronounced. Tom Daley is looking at the positive side though - the green pool means it's easier to "know which way is up". Some athletes said it has damaged their game - and left them unable to see properly in due to high levels of chlorine in the water. Nor do they change the fact that the water remains green.
The stadium has been named Ralph Wilson Stadium since 1998. According to Forbes , the Bills ranked 28th out of 32 NFL teams in revenue last season and were the least valuable team in the league, with a net worth of $1.4 billion. Opened in 1972, the facility was known as Rich Stadium through 1997 as part of a naming rights deal with Buffalo-based food service company Rich Products.
The information, posted on the campaign website, shows that Ms Clinton paid a federal tax rate of 34.7 per cent and a local rate of 9 per cent in 2015. What might be in Trump's tax return? During the Republican primary debates, Trump explained that several years of returns were under an Internal Revenue Service audit, using that as an excuse not to hand them over to the public.
Jon Lester started Thursday's marathon, delivering six strong innings, giving up two runs while striking out six and walking just one. Maddon said he wasn't ready to discuss the role Cahill could play, but Cahill and Mike Montgomery are options to start the first game of the day-night doubleheader Tuesday against the Brewers.
He earned a silver medal in the 100 metres butterfly at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and took bronze at last year's world championships in Kazan. "It hasn't really sunk in yet". "I try not to think about the history much", Ledecky said. The United States women's soccer team was eliminated by Sweden in the quarterfinals, a startling loss for the four-time Olympic champions that left Hope Solo without a shot at gold but with plenty of bitterness.
Hope Solo during the Olympic opener for the USWNT on August 3. The 35-year-old, once popular in the South American nation, incurred the wrath of Brazilians after posting a series of images on Instagram referencing the Zika crisis now ravaging through the continent.
But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. "They didn't want to play great soccer", she said . I'm very proud of this team. "I think we showed a lot of heart", Solo told Sports Illustrated after the Europeans moved into the semifinal 4-3 on penalties.
Simone, of course, is a showstopper, doing more hard flips, twists, and tumble passes quicker and higher than her competition. Her total of 62.198 was well clear of silver medalist and "Final Five" teammate Aly Raisman and Russian bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina.
Phelps and Lochte have done that, and while both are still incredible competitors, they're aging. On 15 September 2015, Yip Pin Xiu became the first Singaporean to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games held in Beijing by winning the 50m backstroke event.