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Phelps marks his Olympic return with another gold medal

Michael Phelps will race for the first time at the 2016 Olympics in Sunday night's 4x100m freestyle relay. He was part of the U.S. men's relay swimming team at the 2012 London Games, when France won the gold in a nail-biting finish. "It was insane", Phelps said . "I kind of told them beforehand, 'It's okay to sing and it's okay to cry, '" he noted. Germany's Paul Biedermann holds the world record and is competing in Rio.

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Rio turns into an Olympic-sized disappointment for Franklin

In her best event, the 200 back, the magic was missing. That she was bypassed to swim a leg in the finals of the relay by both Leah Smith and Allison Schmitt , two competitors that finished behind her in the 200 meters at the Olympics Trials, was a clear indication that Franklin has fallen out of favor on the USA team.

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Golden finale: Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold with relay win

If it is in fact the end, he would finish his Olympic career with 28 medals overall. having won 5 golds and 1 silver in Rio. The swimmer and holder of 22 gold medals revealed during a Facebook Live Saturday that Rio would indeed be his last Olympics.

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Michael Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold in 200 individual medley

Also: a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal and the women's 3m springboard final in diving, where Kassidy Cook and Abby Johnston represent Team USA. That's a pretty good storyline. All three will be competing for gold during Saturday evening. Rainouts are to blame for the cramped schedule. After Nadal plays Simon, he'll join partner Marc Lopez to face Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in the men's doubles semifinals.

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Brazil reach Olympics semis

Neymar scored his first goal of the Olympics as hosts Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the men's football. The Barcelona star curled home an inch-perfect free-kick after just 12 minutes of Saturday's game, but was lucky to escape with a yellow card for chopping down Andres Roa and provoking a brawl between the two teams just before half-time.

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CBC Announcer Confuses Ryan Lochte With Michael Phelps For Entire Race

I've been able to come back and accomplish things I've dreamt of. "Of course I wanted gold like any other athlete, especially at the Olympics, and it was so close", Efimova said. "This kid just won a gold medal, guys". When asked if Lochte believed he would be the best in the world had Phelps been born in another era, Lochte said, sometimes.

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Ledecky hits new heights, Singapore's Schooling makes history

Back when races were only timed to one-tenth of a second, not one-hundredth as they are in the pool, US speedskaters shared silver at the 1968 Winter Olympics. The youthful looking Schooling might be unknown to the rest of the world, but in swimming circles he has solid credentials. "I couldn't really smile, " Schooling said.

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Michael Phelps earns 23rd career gold

But this one was silver . "I saw a second next to my name and then I looked up again and I looked over at Laszlo and Chad and hey we all tied". Manuel became the first Afro-American individual swimming gold medallist when she won the 100m freestyle on Thursday.

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US landmark nears: 1000 Summer Olympic gold medals

Since most Olympic athletes treat participation in their sport as a business meaning they can count things such as training expenses, travel, and coaches as tax deductions. With 20 gold medals , 13 silver and 17 bronze, the Americans have 50 medals, 13 more than China in second. NYT's Derek Watkins and Larry Buchanan analysed Phelps's individual race times , starting from the Olympic Games in Sydney until the races in Rio.

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Fugitive charged with murder in fatal shooting of New Mexico Police Officer

James Nelson, who is also wanted on suspicion of murder in OH, was in the vehicle. Imam is fatally shot in Queens: The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate were fatally shot Saturday in a brazen daylight attack, New York police said.

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Fitzpatrick, Jets Offense Shake Off Rust Against Jaguars

Honorable Mention: Bryce Petty played well last night, not incredible, but well. The biggest thing was they didn't turn it over, we didn't have any pre-snap penalties and we've had those all week since camp began. It's no secret the Jets are going to need much more out of their Special Teams unit this season so to see Marshall flash like that is encouraging. "I've been playing more physical".

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These Are the Best Photos of the 2016 Perseids Meteor Shower

This Swift-Tuttle meteor shower could reach speeds up to 200 meteors an hour. A meteor outburst happens when there are more meteors than usual. As it travels, small pieces of the comet are left behind or broken off. "As a result, Comet Swift-Tuttle produces a large number of meteoroids, many of which are large enough to produce fireballs".

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Cubs' 11-game win streak ends, Grichuk slam propels Cards

Brandon Moss and Jedd Gyorko also homered for St. Louis. 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 and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

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Del Potro downs Nadal, faces Murray for Olympic gold

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez took home the first gold medal in tennis at the Rio Olympics Friday. I'm also in the quarter-finals in singles, which is also very important, but I came here not expecting anything, having practised nearly zero for the last two months.

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Africa's first gold in Rio

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia poses next to a display with her timing after setting a new world record. 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.

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Britain opens track cycling program with another golden ride

Great Britain has now won three consecutive gold medals in the event, and four total with a silver medal in 2000. Kenny said: "It was all a bit of a surprise really". The German team of Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel, the reigning Olympic champions, beat the Australian pair of Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton to claim bronze.

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So much for the dire predictions of US swimming flop in Rio

I just wanted to push myself and see what I could do. I've just had a lot of fun this week not only in the pool but just with my teammates. The outcome of the race was never in doubt, and the Brazilian crowd loudly urged Ledecky on in pursuit of a new standard of greatness in the longest female Olympic swimming event.

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Rio Olympics: Farewell day for Michael Phelps; Bolt heating up

With four gold medals at these games and 22 for his career, Phelps needs some help from his teammates to win another - he leads off with the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay. Moments after Manuel's win in the shortest women's race of the meet, American Connor Jaeger took silver in the longest men's race of the pool meet, the 1,500 free, with an American-record time of 14:39.48, a little less than five seconds behind gold medalist Gregorio Paltrinieri (14:34.57) of Italy.

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Eagles rookie Carson Wentz sustains hairline fracture in ribs

Seumalo said he was overthinking things too much rather than playing fast. "[That drive] ended unfortunately", Pederson said of the drive. But that may all change following Monday's report that Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Phelps' Olympic career of gold, anger and contentment

Michael Phelps' past and present converged at the Rio Olympics in a last explosion of gold for a swimming icon who showed he is more than a "medal machine". Tennis: Mixed doubles final (1 p.m., Bravo) - The U.S.is guaranteed a pair of medals, with Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram facing off against Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the gold.

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Ledecky sets world record in 800 freestyle

And to make the whole situation even more dramatic, controversial US goalie Hope Solo called the winning Swedish team "a bunch of cowards" after the game, a move that's making the American team seem unsportsmanlike as a whole. American Anthony Ervin capped a remarkable personal journey with a gold in the 50 freestyle - 16 years after he won his first individual gold in the same event at the Sydney Games.

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$134m deal to make James highest-paid National Basketball Association star

After delivering an National Basketball Association title to Cleveland with an improbable and unprecedented run to a Finals win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, sources told ESPN Thursday that James had agreed to sign a three-year, $100 million contract with the Cavaliers, a deal that would make him the league's highest-paid player for the first time in his career.

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American Armstrong wins third straight time trial gold

Besides her three Olympic wins, Armstrong has found herself on the podium in four world championship competitions, with one third-place, one second-place and two first-place finishes. According to NPR, Armstrong simply told them, "because I can". She announced in just April of past year that she was again coming out of retirement.

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Rio Olympics: Green-tinged water to be drained from pool, officials say

The fact that 120 athletes were using the diving pool also increased the amount of "organics" in the water, he added. The electronic monitoring system for the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center was functioning but was fooled by the chemical reaction to think that the chlorine was still working, Nascimento said.

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Two Stanford Swimmers Win Gold Medals At Rio Olympics

She has now won four gold medals in Rio, and has joined American Debbie Meyer in the history books as the only other woman to win three gold medals in individual freestyle events at one Olympic games. "She's obviously someone I'm very excited to look forward to watching race". "A three-way tie is pretty wild", Phelps said. But Ledecky is eager to get on to the next phase of her life.

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Simone Manuel's historic moment traces back to simple question

Cullen Jones and Lia Neal have also won medals and Manuel, who became the first American woman in 32 years to win gold in the 100m freestyle when she tied with Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak , said she hoped there would be plenty more African-Americans to follow.

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Canada's Rosie MacLennan wins trampoline gold at Rio Olympics

With her trampoline already standing 4ft off the ground, this means her 34ft-high leaps would easily have allowed her to gaze down at the roof of an average 1930s semi-detached house, which would stand at around 25ft high. The women's rugby sevens team captured bronze in the sport's Olympic debut and the women's soccer team is setting itself up in medal contention, paved by a monumental win over traditional heavyweight Germany.

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Swimmer Justin Schooling Beat His Hero Michael Phelps in the 100M Butterfly

The most successful Olympian of all-time bowed out with a 23rd gold medal as Michael Phelps helped propel the United States of America to glory in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay. Maybe they should be considered, since distance freestyles have always been known to favor teens. Paltrinieri pulled away from the field and was under world-record pace much of the race before fading a bit at the end.

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Vikings, Bengals practice together in the heat in Cincinnati

Notably, Peterson was benched in favor of McKinnon for a series during the fourth quarter of Minnesota's NFC wild-card loss to Seattle after fumbling a reception, setting up the Seahawks' go-ahead field goal. Wide receiver Jarius Wright (injury), cornerback Melvin White, cornerback Marcus Sherels, running back Jhurrell Pressley, linebacker Edmond Robinson (injury), linebacker Eric Kendricks (injury), linebacker Brandon Watts (injury), defensive tackle Sharif Floyd (injury) and defensive ...

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Swim coach relives teaching gold medalist Simone Manuel how to swim

It wasn't the greatest follow-up to Manuel's thrilling victory on Thursday, but her 24.44-second sprint was enough to get through to the final on Saturday where she'll race for another medal. Kennedy said the Olympics are always a prime time to showcase swimming, but Manuel's emergence could also have a big impact on swim infrastructure in local communities.

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Leicester stunned by Hull

He attempted a bicycle kick but was marginally beaten to the ball by an equally acrobatic move from team-mate Adama Diomande. Jamie Vardy, so lethal last season, had three wonderful chances to open his 2016-17 account but erred on each occasion.

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Leicester brought down to earth by Hull

Between two goals from Hull City, Leicester City got theirs when Riyad Mahrez netted from a penalty-kick that may not have been awarded. Defending Premier League champion Leicester City expected to come out of their opener with three points, but fell 2-1 to a Hull side with a chip on their shoulder in a stunning start to the 2016-17 season.

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Leicester start EPL title defence with defeat to Hull

Just three months after their astonishing title triumph, Claudio Ranieri's side were brought back down to earth by a team whose preparations for the new campaign were marred by the resignation of manager Steve Bruce and their failure to sign a single player.

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Ethiopia's Ayana shatters 10K world record

But the pleas of the staff went unheard, overpowered by the roar of the 30 cheering Ethiopians. The only woman within camera shot of her at the finish was a runner with a lap to go. If O'Sullivan doesn't know, we should all be anxious. The country's Olympic committee has drawn the ire of World Anti-Doping Agency for its lax testing and been told by the International Association of Athletics Federation, track's governing body, they face a possible ban if they don't get better.

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The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Is Already on a Cereal Box

She blew kisses to the crowd after her floor exercise, overcome by a comeback that at times seemed in doubt. "I knew she was going to handle the pressure so well, and. It gets a little trickier after that, if only because of unfortunate timing. American Kayla Harrison defended her Olympic judo title in the women's 78-kilogram division.


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