I think the Olympic family are looking to engage young fans and rugby is on the same page. They see that the sport's future is now. "I just burst into tears". Rugby sevens is a ideal fit for Kish and her skill set. "As a collective it's incredible how far teams have come in the last few years", said Canada's Ghislaine Landry, last season's leading points scorer on the Sevens Series with 158pts.
Aug 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) reacts with running back Ryan Mathews (24) after his touchdown run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.
Great Britain's Max Whitlock took bronze behind the leading pair. Not to mention, Uchimura and the rest of the Japanese team won the men's team gold on Monday, its first since 2004. Whitlock had run Uchimura closer than anyone in the latter's career when finishing nearly one and a half points outside gold at the 2014 World Championship, but Verniaiev brought the heat like nobody before him, superlative routines in the rings and horizontal bars setting up the tensest of finales.
But Germany winger Leroy Sane, a 37 million pounds capture from Schalke, will not feature, having not trained this week due to a hamstring complaint. New signing John Stones could go straight into Guardiola's starting line-up after signing from Everton this week.
The Olympics are nearly tailor-made for inspirational tales, but here are a few that stood out for me this first week. "When it comes to being a one per cent talent in terms of being better than a lot of people, she's the one per cent of the one per cent".
Reigning world champion in this event, Bronte said the pace was set early in the heats and she knew a fast time was needed to progress through to tonight. A day after becoming the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic gold, Simone Manuel of the United States was back in the pool for the 50 free.
If you look into the most recent match ups, Del Potro prevailed on a very fast hard court in the Shanghai Masters in their last match in 2013. So well, in fact, that he rallied to defeat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, earlier in the day to reach the singles semi-finals.
That tied her with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the pair sharing a new Olympic record and both receiving a gold medal. Manuel said in an article posted on the USA Swimming website in February that there wasn't a great amount of diversity in the pool when she began swimming, until athletes like Cullen Jones and Maritza Correia McClendon made the U.S.
Billed as the heavy favorite heading into the women's all-around gymnastics competition, she lived up to the hype. When they got to Rio, they hung out again in the Athletes Village. "Except for Simone Biles's floor routine". Her only waver was slight on her front flip with a half twist. Only the top two scorers from each country are allowed to move forward to the final competition.
That's not true because I work just as hard as anybody else and I love the sport and I want to win just like everybody else. Mom didn't have an answer. "Everyone had to watch the result many times before we understood what happened ... the biggest surprise so far in this competition", Sjostrom said.
It just required a long and wild route to get into contention Friday. Halfway through the first Olympic golf tournament since 1904, Marcus Frasier is still somehow leading the field, holding a narrow one-shot advantage after a solid 2-under 69 on Friday morning.
Victory in Friday's fly would have given Phelps a 14th individual Olympic title, but Schooling proved too strong. The 21-year-old Asian champion set a new Olympics record of 50.39sec as he edged out his American idol Phelps , who ended in a sensational dead heat for silver alongside South Africa's Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary.
Just congratulations to Del Potro. Nadal won't leave Brazil empty-handed. Nadal leads Del Porto by 8-4 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head career matchups, but the latter has won their last meeting back in 2013 at the ATP World Tour Masters in Shanghai.
Ledecky pulled up to finish line at 8:04.79, 12 seconds and several body-lengths ahead of silver medalist Jazmin Carlin. The degree of difficulty for Phelps, 31, as he tried to win a fourth consecutive Olympic title was compounded by the cumulative fatigue from his gold-medal turns this week in two relays, the 200 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.
The field consisted not just of the 16-year-old Oleksiak, who entered the event with three medals already to her credit, but with more formidable opponents all around. Also around that time, Simone Manuel realized that anything she accomplished as a swimmer would be framed in terms of her race. She's been dominant in global competition ever since, undefeated in the all-around for three years, including winning the world championship an astonishing three consecutive times starting in 2013.
And I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it. "In my book, I have some pictures of black Americans who literally sort of lie still on the ground with bloody heads from being pummeled to the ground, just for trying to access a swimming pool", Wiltse said .
Following last seasons unbelivable feat, when Claudio Ranieri's side romped to the title with a 10 point lead, Leicester City are once again fancied to do well, although the 5000/1 on offer is a thing of the past. Everything is different. We have to be clever to repeat it. "We definitely want to emulate what we did last season ". And bookies reckon business has also been boosted by Leicester City's 5,000-1 title win last season .
Riyad Mahrez scored a controversial penalty to level matters before Snodgrass' victor. Foxes boss Ranieri believes Leicester's loss proves how hard it will be to defend the title now that everyone is more aware of his team's qualities. "No [approaches]. Riyad stays with us", Ranieri told Sky Sports . Leroy Fer scored Swansea's late victor against Burnley and a header from West Brom's Salomon Rondon gave the visitors their victory at Crystal Palace .
Kansas City Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert gestures after hitting an RBI double in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. "His whole game hinged on one-third of an inning", Yost said. Neftali Feliz got two outs in the ninth, and also gave up a single and a walk. Jeremy Hazelbaker pinch-ran for Holliday, who had singled and scored in the first inning.
His fellow Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp is on the cusp of move to West Brom and was left out of the team that played Hull today. The reigning Premier League champions have never lost the opening game of their title defence in the competition's history (W19 D4).
And if the International Olympic Committee let women swim the 1,500 meters like the men do, she'd have one more gold. In the velodrome, defending gold medalist Jason Kenny meets Callum Skinner in an all-Brit final in the men's sprint at 5:40 p.m.
You pick up bits from each of their games and put them into your own. I was very objective from day one. Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has hailed the club's new signing Paul Pogba's versatility and believes any team would benefit from having a footballer like the Frenchman.
The other Irish athletes in the event didn't qualify - Kerry O'Flaherty (14th) and Michelle Finn (11th) both missed out. She thus ran the last two laps taking off for the barrier jumps from her bare foot, and landing on the one spike she had left on.
China posted the fastest time, Gong Jinjie and Tianshi Zhong clocking an Olympic record 32.305 ahead of second-fastest qualifiers Russian Federation with 32.655. China are looking for their first ever track cycling Olympic gold. The women's team sprint is a track cycling event contested by teams of two women cyclists.
He waggled four fingers as he leaned on the lane line and caught his breath. Lochte wrapped up his competition here with a fifth-place finish in the 200 individual medley on Thursday. Now, the 31-year-old will return to Arizona with his fiancée and their 3-month-old son, Boomer , and settle into fatherhood. A day earlier, Japan's Kohei Uchimura added to his fantastic record in the individual all around: He won the worlds in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and was the defending gold medalist.
Schooling won Singapore's first medal at last year's World Championships in the 100 butterfly. Speaking to local newspaper The Straits Times , Schooling's father Colin Schooling described it as a "real privilege" for his son to swim with Phelps, while his best friend Teo Zhen Ren joked that he would call his friend the "Phelps-slayer" for some time.
Around 1,000 people were initially evacuated, including many foreign tourists, and 400 people on Wednesday spent a second night at an army barracks. One resident in Vitrolles told BFM-TV: "Everything burned, the house, the vehicle. At least 37 houses and a five-star hotel had burned down. The city was setting up firewalls on the corridor leading toward it, but if the fire passed those, "it will move toward the northern neighborhoods of Marseille ", Mr Ruas said.
Friday's two other finals were won by Americans. "It's an overly easy environment for us to swim fast in because we've been through our Olympic trials, which is way more pressure-filled than the Olympics", Ledecky said. No one, that is, except Ledecky and her coach Bruce Gemmell, who planned the 19-year-old's rise to superstardom three years prior. "I've had a lot of fun-I don't know why I'm crying!" There were nights I would go to bed and think about this day and how much fun I've had ...
Australia's Campbell sisters won the gold for their country in that 400 free relay final. She also was in first place coming out of the afternoon preliminary heats. Bronte described herself as "a little bit astounded", before going on to say, "It wasn't something that we thought was going to happen". Responding to the concerns over his fitness, McEvoy said: "Physically I'm as well as I could be on the day and that's all there is to it".
Ebner scored late in the contest to leave the Americans just a five-point deficit, but the United States was then unable to score on a conversion attempt that would have added two points. "I've seen that a time or two", Slater said, laughing. And no, American soccer did not instantly turn out to be an Olympic sport. "I definitely think so ", Ebner said, via the Associated Press .
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So here he is at 3,000, a slightly grayer version of his Seattle self, still slashing his way into history. After umpires called time , Ichiro was mobbed by teammates at third base, led fittingly by Dee Gordon their second baseman, the batting champion for the National League last season.
Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool not to "make presents for other clubs" by selling any of the six strikers vying for places in his team. The former Borussia Dortmund boss told reporters: " Christian Benteke , Mario Balotelli , all the other strikers, they are really good - they don't miss anything in their chances".
And still the mortal portion of the race was not yet finished. It was four lengths - or maybe it was five - at the halfway point. Seven seconds, eight seconds, nine seconds, 10. Ledecky was scarcely breathing hard. Then she strode onto the pool deck. Where does Ledecky go from here? Ledecky lowered the 800 meter freestyle world record by 1.89 seconds, which was the fifth time in the last three years she has lowered the world record.
And she used her gold-medal-winning moment to acknowledge the police brutality and race issues that persist in the US. "I just want to be an inspiration to other that you can do it". A big night for U.S. swimming, to be sure. Her feat was breaking systemic boundaries - it wasn't being an incredible swimmer for a black woman . Only a handful of black swimmers have represented the United States at the Olympics and few of them have won medals.