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Ashwin and Saha complete centuries

Their unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership of 108 occupied nearly 41 overs and rescued the tourists from the considerable discomfort of 126 for five just before tea with West Indies' second Test hero Roston Chase and debutant fast bowler Alzarri Joseph taking two wickets each to vindicate their captain's decision to bowl first on winning the toss.

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Sports Minister to meet with OCI president in Rio over ticket controversy

There has been tension between the OCI and the minister over the issue. Around 1,000 tickets were seized, including some of the Irish allocation, and Mr Mallon Mallon and Brazilian interpreter Barbara Carnieri were arrested on suspicion of illegally reselling them at inflated prices.

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Last day of Olympic rowing, 4 gold medals on tap

The national captain won both her singles ties, bookending the best-of-five match to send fourth-seeded Singapore into a last four clash against powerhouses China, who strolled to a 3-0 win over North Korea in the earlier match. That meant Phelps hit the water for the third butterfly leg with work to do, and the superstar, swimming his fifth and final Olympics, didn't disappoint.

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Fantastic Furyk cards record 58

Then you birdie No. 2. The lowest round ever in a PGA tournament. The sub-4-minute mile. The 61st home run. Furyk, with 17 PGA Tour victories, was already one of six golfers to shoot a 59. You couldn't really quite see it, but I could hear it kind of smack the pin in the hole, like it hopped in". "So it's a wonderful accomplishment and I'm still kind of pinching myself that I'm going to have to wake up and still play that Sunday round - because a lot of it has been a blur".

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Ledecky crushes own WR to win 400 free

United States' Michael Phelps competes in a men's 200-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . The U.S., which took gold in the 4x100-meter free, holds the world and Olympic records in the 200. But the Williams sisters were 6-3, 6-4 losers to Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova after entering the tournament with a 15-0 record in Olympic competition.

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Simone Manuel wins silver in women's 50 free

The only challenge to the Americans came from Great Britain, who lost by more than a full second to take the silver. The United States were the defending champions and Manuel's swim came about 40 minutes after she won silver in the 50 freestyle.

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Rio 2016: Ledecky attains goals she set three years ago

Ledecky, the defending champion in the event that first put her on the worldwide radar, recorded a winning time of 8:04.79, breaking her own record set in January by 1.89 seconds. Ledecky's coach, Bruce Gemmell, said, "Her biggest internal motivator is getting better, it's raising the bar". And Maya DiRado knocked off the Iron Lady in the 200 backstroke, pulling off a furious rally on the final lap to beat Katinka Hosszu.

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Alex Rodriguez Granted Ultimate Wish in Final Game for Yankees

But I hope that this was as good as it could get for him". Last week, Mark Teixeira declared that this would be his final season, as the former courageous and now 36-year-old first baseman has struggled to a.197 batting average with just 28 RBIs this year.

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It's Here...Football is BACK!!! Broncos @ Bears Pre-Season

Let us see if they can keep it up next Saturday when they play the San Francisco 49ers in the second preseason game and the first game at home. That setback turned out to be just the beginning for Jeffery, who went on to skip seven regular-season games with hamstring, groin, and shoulder problems.

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Broncos vs. Bears: 3 Negatives From Chicago's Loss

Bears - "I was disappointed personally". What a way to show you are ready to defend your title as Super Bowl champions. It's only preseason . The Bears didn't even put together a game plan for this match-up. The post Bears still have a long way to go appeared first on Cover32. Obviously the defense still needs some work, but it can be a good defense once chemistry is developed.

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Gold medalist Simone Manuel speaks out against United States police brutality

Manuel tied with Canadian Penny Oleksiak, setting an Olympic record time of 52.70. She had previously won two relay bronze medals and a silver in the 100 metre butterfly. Manuel credited Stanford and US teammate Lia Neal with pushing her the past two years and with keeping her calm by dancing and singing before the 100 final.

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British Cycling programmes director: No issues between Cavendish and Wiggins

But the British team kept their four riders together long while Australia dropped one, and they managed to slowly trim into the lead before pulling ahead at the 3500-meter mark. Yet there was a persistent itch to get back on the track, one that he couldn't help but scratch. This is my third Olympics. "The team pursuit's a bonus to that anyway".

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No Bale or Ronaldo in Super Cup squad

Madrid were missing a number of key players, including Ronaldo and Bale, but started brightly with an excellent Marco Asensio striker in the 21st minute. The selection of the Cucuta-born attacker in the squad may put the summer's rumors of an exit from the Bernabeau to bed as Zidane's side play their first competitive game since capturing the Champions League in May.

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Rio 2016: Yorkshire rowers help GB to medals joy

The Netherlands added to their rowing medals at the 2016 Games with a bronze finish. But as Canada, the silver medallists from London, came back to the field the reigning champions and GB came through to take the medals - alongside the team from Romania.

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Franco homers, then things get testy as Phillies top Rockies

Both benches and bullpens emptied. No punches were thrown, but both Anderson and Rockies manager Walt Weiss were ejected by plate umpire Eric Cooper. "It was a handsome thing, a attractive thing for me and for my teammates", Franco said. "Walt was ejected because he didn't accept the pitcher being ejected and he wasn't going to leave without being ejected".

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Katie Ledecky Dominates in Final Race, Takes Fourth Gold In Rio

Michael Phelps stood on the blocks, bent over. But this one was silver. "A three-way tie is pretty wild", Phelps said. The American swimmers continued making progress. For a non-swimmer it is impossible to imagine what this domination means so let's try and explain it better. "I have been feeling a bit rough for a couple of days, so to come away with a silver medal is an incredible feeling".

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Olympics: Defending champion Murray into men's tennis singles final

The umpire Carlos Ramos reprimanded the 29-year-old Scot for saying "stupid umpire" in frustration. I was just pumped because at that moment, if he turns that point around and breaks it's a totally different match. Otherwise, Murray's been virtually flawless, and now he's on the verge of his Olympic sequel. Andy Murray celebrates after scraping into the Rio Olympics semifinals with a third set tiebreak win in the quarters.

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Cubs blow late lead vs Cards to end 11-game winning streak

Louis Cardinals scored six runs in the eighth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Saturday and snap their 11-game winning streak.Randal Grichuk hit his first grand slam on his 25th birthday in the eighth to cap the Cardinals' rally. His career has included an unmatched track record of extraordinarily popular and acclaimed hits and it continues even as he grows older: he had a Gold-certified album in both the United Kingdom and the United States (while going Platinum in Russia ) with ...

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Aussie Fraser leads men's Olympic golf after round two

No other Olympic sport has so many contenders. "You work really hard to get into the final, and tomorrow is about a great performance and bringing your best golf when you need it". Bubba had a freaky, duffed birdie putt on the 14th green, which saw the ball travel only about four feet of the 30 feet or so required of it. Watson tried to stop his stroke and failed, so the ball traveled only about 6 feet.

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Argentina beats Brazil 111-107 in Olympic double-OT thriller

Brazilian and Argentine fans brawled earlier at the Rio tennis venue, and Brazil fans at the Olympic stadium have taunted their rivals with chants referencing legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona's cocaine use. Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa rued his team's inability to close out the game. "That is going to be tough but we still believe that we can qualify for the second round".

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Ennis-Hill gets silver, nearly certain about retiring

Thiam outscored Ennis-Hill by 107 points on the second day of competition - the long jump, javelin and 800 meters - to win the gold over the defending champion. Justin Gatlin of the USA, considered Bolt's main rival for the gold medal, recorded the fastest time of the heats with 10.01 seconds. "At this moment, I'm exhausted and emotional, it's a big decision".

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Summer Olympics: Here's the medal count after Day Seven in Rio

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. There were vast swathes of empty seats all around the Olympic Stadium for the first morning of track action, a stark contrast to the packed house which greeted the opening day of athletics at London 2012, and even for the start of the evening session the venue was less than a fifth full.

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Out of options, Olympic officials opt to drain green pool

But frantic organisers were forced into changing the water in one pool - a process that takes 10 hours - because synchronised swimmers and judges need a clear pool for competition. The refusal of the Olympic diving pool to return to a more appealing blue hue has baffled technicians and competitors alike after it was pumped full of chemicals since turning a cloudy green colour on Tuesday.

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Michael Phelps wins career Olympic gold No. 23 in medley relay

GOODBYE GREEN: After blaming algae, heat and even the number of swimmers for the green water at Maria Lenk Aquatics Center, officials now say a contractor mistakenly dumped hydrogen peroxide into the pool, causing an adverse reaction with chlorine.

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Carson Wentz suffered hairline fracture of ribs in debut

Basically allowing him to just have fun and cut it loose. He eventually tucked the ball under his arm and got upfield for a yard instead of forcing a pass into traffic. The Carson Wentz era began with a 2-minute drill. Bradford later said he thought Wentz would score. Daniel was sacked as many times (four) as he had completed passes.

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Delta cancels almost 250 flights Tuesday morning

Many passengers only learned about the delays and cancellations when they arrived at the airport. The airlines said it cancelled the flights as it worked to "reset the operation and get crews, aircraft and other operational elements in place to take care of customers".

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Wenger could turn to transfer market after Gabriel injury

Let's hope the pain isn't a sign of bad news", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference. Centre-backs Per Mertesacker (knee) and Gabriel (ankle) are both unavailable for the clash while Laurent Koscielny did not play a single pre-season friendly after being granted extended leave following the European Championships.

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Patriots show support for teammate playing in Olympic games

The Americans finished the first Olympic rugby sevens tournament in 92 years with a 1-2 record. The Patriots have prepared for the upcoming season without safety Nate Ebner , who is now competing with the USA Rugby team in the Rio Olympics.

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Ledecky dominates, wins another Gold in record

She won five medals and became the third American swimmer, after Amy Van Dyken and Missy Franklin, to win four golds. Jazz Carlin has clinched silver for Great Britain in the women's 800m freestyle final which was dominated by the unstoppable Katie Ledecky of the United States.

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McNair Own Goal Hands City Late 2-1 Win

But Sunderland carved out a chance for themselves on 11 minutes when Caballero's weak clearance fell to Duncan Watmore, he fed Fabio Borini who played in Gooch to his left and the USA Under 20 worldwide slid a low ball across the face of goal, but there was no-one there to apply the finish.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps wins gold in final race of career

Even that statistic seemed to pale against the irrepressible Phelps - and likewise Ryan Murphy's leadoff backstroke leg, which set a new 100m world record of 51.85. Australia claimed bronze, but the memory of sharing the pool with Phelps in his final race could last longer than the glow of their relay gongs. Ledecky made her Olympic debut in London, winning the gold in the 800-meter freestyle when she was just 15.

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Leicester begin Premier League title defence with defeat against Hull

It was a big effort but not together. Please don't get me wrong, one swallow does not make a summer, and I think there is in fact a danger that this superb result could counter-productively disguise some fairly fundamental issues within the club which must be addressed in the next few weeks.

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United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal

Lewis had reached out to Phelps in a message before the swimmer won his fourth gold medal of the Rio Games. No other Olympian has more than nine gold medals. Michael Phelps won the gold medal. "It's really special and the fact that I can do it with a relay is wonderful", she said after the US women beat Australia and Denmark.

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Murray advances to final to defend London gold

The three-time Grand Slam victor, who defeated Roger Federer in the Olympic final in London four years ago, is now bidding to become the first player to win two Olympic singles titles, but he acknowledges he will face a tough test if to achieve the honour.

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Ledecky storms to 800m freestyle in world record time

So, unless Phelps decides to come out of retirement again, his final individual race at the Olympics will go down as a silver. Murray dominated the proceedings at the start winning the first 6-0, but he faltered in the second as Johnson took the set 4-6.


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