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Olympics 2016: Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium wins gold medal in women's heptathlon

Thiam led the long jump competition with a personal best of 6.58m. The trio all won gold in the space of 45 glorious minutes at London 2012, giving British athletics its finest hour. Despite clocking an impressive time of 2:09.07, some seven seconds ahead of Thiam, it was not enough to overturn the lead and Ennis-Hill was forced to settle for the silver medal.

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Jack Wilshere tells Arsene Wenger to complete defender signing

Wenger's side finished runners-up, 10 points adrift of Leicester, who were 5,000/1 outsiders for the title at one stage. "My contact runs through to the end of the season, what happens depends on how the season goes". Asked why the world's top managers were attracted to English football, Wenger said: "Let's not be naive. The economical power of the Premier League attracts the best players and the best managers".

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Arsenal short at the back for Liverpool opener

Premier League football is back; rejoice. Liverpool have a few injuries to deal with before the season has even got underway. "He's a legend", Klopp said of Wenger . Speaking at a special launch of the new Premier League season at Market Road in Islington on Wednesday, Wenger said: "Where you could approximately value a player before, today the identity of a club that comes in for a transfer is more important than the rest ".

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Andy Murray advances to tennis finals

Britain crushed their American rivals to win the women's track cycling pursuit title in another world record time as the two fastest teams locked horns for gold at the Olympics on Saturday (August 13) with the expected close battle ending in a romp.

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Marks wins Xfinity race at rainy Mid

He won a series event at Road America in 2012. You must be technical to hit the apex of turns well and get into the braking zones in order to carry speed. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, making contact with Andy Lally and Nelson Piquet Jr.in the process. Newman, Busch, Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr., Joey Logano, AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney have all visited Victory Lane as part of Team Penske's XFINITY Series program.

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Swimming - Britain enjoys best haul in century

Britain's total of six medals in the pool - three each for the men and women - was their best performance since they won seven medals at the London Games of 1908. We're looking at a very good relay coming together. "Some people said I couldn't swim that fast, so hopefully that's a message to the rest of the world".

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LA Rams Getting the Hollywood Treatment as Pro Football Returns

The combination of the first game back in L.A., the Cowboys being a marquee opponent and the sheer size of the Coliseum gave the Rams a shot to break the record. - Trevone Boykin is now the leading passer in the preseason (188 yards) after leading the Seahawks to a come-from-behind win over the Chiefs that featured a touchdown and two-point conversion with no time left on the clock.

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Olympics: Joseph Schooling's coronation complete as he wins Singapore's first gold

Even as we close the books on a long, storied history of competition between Phelps and Lochte, it's worth considering whether we took the time to appreciate Lochte for what he was - that is, the greatest Olympic athlete in United States history.

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Pakistan profits from England fielding lapses to reach 97-2

Younis Khan's double century shifted the momentum in Pakistan's favour. Younis had managed just 122 runs in six previous innings this series, with a best of 33 in Pakistan's first Test win at Lord's. Pakistan have seldom tried to attack James Anderson and Stuart Broad earlier in the series. Pakistan had their middle order stand up yesterday in a big way to move into a strong position in the fourth and final Test against England at The Oval .

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No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch this year, so far

There's just no escaping No Man's Sky . You can nearly do anything you want and no system will try to limit you. Scan and log every animal, plant, and mineral available on the planet? It's a fun, rather amusing mechanic that changes how you interact with nonplayer characters.

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Austin, Judge homer in 1st big league at-bats as Yanks win

As the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline approached, the Bronx Bombers traded away two-thirds of their three-headed bullpen monster (Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs and Andrew Miller to the Indians); starting pitcher Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later, notwithstanding their most productive hitter ( Carlos Beltran to the Rangers).

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Ledecky Watch: All Hail Katie Ledecky

The silver medalist finished more than 11 seconds behind her. Cal's Anthony Ervin capped his own 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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Swimming - Blume wins 50m freestyle gold for Denmark

After coming into the session on the cusp of going two straight Olympics with zero swimming medals, the Danes now have a shot at two as they're in contention for a silver or bronze in the women's medley relay. This is an event the USA has owned: the Americans have set the past 10 world records in this relay, dating back to 1984 at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

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Olympics: Justin Rose takes lead after third round of golf

But Spaniard Garcia, who is tied 22nd on two under par after three rounds, believes golf's detractors at the Olympics have been proven wrong. George Lyon of Canada won the last gold medal in 1904. Watson had set the new clubhouse target on six under after completing a second successive 67, despite a bogey on the 14th when he had a birdie putt from 30 feet, but hit it just four.

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Phelps' Last Swim: GOLD!

If this is indeed the end for Phelps, this was a good way to go out to say the least. The victory is expected to close the Olympic career of the legendary Phelps with 23 gold medals and 28 total. Australia, represented by Mitchell Larkin, Jake Packard, David Morgan and Kyle Chalmers, took bronze in 3:29.93. Jeff Henderson of the United States overtook Luvo Manyonga of South Africa on his last jump to win the Olympic long jump gold medal.

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International Olympic Committee to fix green water in diving pool

Andrada said the discolored water will be drained and replaced with practice pool water. Brazil, left and Australia players sing an anthem prior to their women's water polo preliminary round match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Saturday, Aug.

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USA wins 1000th Olympic gold medal

Michael Phelps, of course, leads all Olympians with 22 gold medals and has made the biggest individual contribution to the total. That set up the USA swimmers to reach the milestone. But it's looking more and more like strength in depth for Team GB as our swimmers and even our trampolinists (yes, that's a thing at the Olympics) added to the total.

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Rio 2016: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out By Juan Martin Del Potro

But Puig, ranked 34th in the world, won Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal courtesy of a 6-4 4-6 6-1 triumph at the Rio Tennis Centre. Del Potro's dream run at the Games continued with a 5-7 6-4 7-6 (7-5) victory over Nadal on Saturday setting up a meeting with defending champion Andy Murray in the decider.

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Nadal-Lopez duo claims gold in men's doubles

Del Potro surrendered a break lead in the first set and was also a break up in the decider, but Nadal showed typical resilience to stay in the contest. "The last four months has been the best period of my career", Murray told reporters after the match. "I am living a dream and the crowd make me cry after every match".

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Arsenal's Gabriel set to miss Liverpool opener

The injury crisis has increased the pressure on Arsenal to sign a new defender, with Valencia's Germany worldwide Shkodran Mustafi reportedly their top target. "Of course we are frustrated but I've never seen an intelligent accident". There are a lot of games to play. It's rumoured Mustafi could end up costing Arsenal close to £30million, a fee that supports Wenger's belief that English clubs are being forced to pay more for players than any of their European counterparts.

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Two Arsenal stars suffer disgusting injuries, Wenger reacts

Let's hope that the pain is not a sign of bad news", Wenger said of Gabriel's injury on Arsenal's official Twitter account. The England global, who sees himself as a winger but has spoken of his desire to play a more central role, has been tried in both positions by Wenger .

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How Mikel Obi Paid $4000 To Save NFF Officials From Hotel Embarrassment

But the 1996 Olympic champions stunned their European counterparts just four minutes later with Mikel grabbing the opener after good work by the unsafe Imoh Ezekiel . The Chelsea star then turned provider in the 59th minute to tee up Aminu Umar for Nigeria's second goal. Their efforts finally paid off just before the hour mark when Mikel , with a well-delivered cross, found Aminu Usman who connected with a header which put Nigeria 2-0 up.

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Ennis-Hill gets silver, almost certain about retiring

But despite throwing 45.91m in the javelin the Belgian then pulled out a huge effort of 53.13m herself, leaving Ennis-Hill in silver position and needing to run 9.47sec faster than her rival in the final 800m event - EXACTLY the same gap between their personal bests - to snatch gold.

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Michael Phelps wins gold in final Olympic race, his 23rd

Now, he'd beaten his hero in what Phelps said would be his final individual race. His three consecutive victories, starting at the 2004 Games in Athens, came by a total margin of 28-hundredths of a second. His legs felt leaden, but his heart was light. "On their victory lap, Schooling turned to Phelps and said, "Dude this is insane, out of this world, I don't know how to feel right now".

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Broncos Shut Out Bears in Preseason Opener

Callahan said he was trying to do too much, a common affliction for a young player this early in the season. Siemian, though, looked good, too. "I knew it last year, but after playing in the system for a full year, I understand how to get open and what to look for".

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Andy Murray into second successive Olympic final

Andy Murray , unlike his two hard matches in the third round and quarter-final, looked focused from start to finish against Kei Nishikori . The world No2 broke for the second time in the first set to lead 5-1 and then served out the set with an ace.

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RNC Chair Priebus rallies with Trump

I'm putting up money from my own campaign but I'm raising a lot of money for the Republican party. The high level RNC source added "there have been talks about the handling of (Khizr) Khan and about (House Speaker Paul) Ryan, but the issue of reallocation of resources has never been on the table".

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Braves defeat Nationals, earn first win in DC since 2014

Revere tripled and scored on Murphy's sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. The Braves challenged the call, but replay upheld the ruling. "It was too much Freddie Freeman ", Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Leading off against Whalen, Turner turned on a sinker on the ninth pitch of the at bat and knocked it over the left field wall for a solo home run. In his last three starts, Jenkins, 24, has given up three runs - two earned - on 10 hits over 18 innings.

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Egyptian Athlete Won't Shake Hands With Israeli Competitor

Sasson, who won a bronze medal later Friday, wasn't optimistic that El Shehaby would accept his hand. The judoka's brother told Israel's Channel 10 that Sasson was focussed professionally and tactically on the competition. The incident did not go over well in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu's spokesman Ofir Gendelman described it as "shocking" in a tweet.

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Walker wins marathon at PGA Championship

Mickelson is afforded three weeks off in August because the PGA Championship, golf's fourth and final major of the season, shifted to late July to accommodate the Summer Olympics. At the venue itself, Jason Day hung around in narrow defeat to make a point of congratulating the 37-year-old. It helped that Baltusrol was where he met his caddie, Andy Sanders, at a US Amateur practice round.

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Both Arsenal and Liverpool Would Have Preferred Different Fixture Feels Arsene Wenger

He admits that teams like to get into some rhythm before facing the big teams in the Premier League. Attacking is the main emphasis of the German's Gegenpressing style and with the players at his disposal, he may field a side without any defensive minded players in midfield at all.

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Rio Olympics: Phelps wins 22nd gold

As Rare previously reported, he's the first swimmer in USA history to win four gold medals in a row, and Phelps' 13th individual gold medal broke a 2,168-year-old record. Joseph Schooling of Singapore, the surprise victor of the men's 100-meter butterfly, was delighted to share the podium with silver medalists Phelps , Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh, three swimmers who "changed the face of our sport".

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Prince Fielder may be forced to retire, per report

He is guaranteed $24 million annually through 2020, but according to Jeff Wilson with our content partners at the Star-Telegram, the Rangers have an insurance policy on Fielder's contract. Way back in 2002, the Milwaukee Brewers took a risk in drafting 18-year-old first baseman Prince Fielder-the son of former major league player Cecil Fielder-with the seventh overall pick in the draft.

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Simone Manuel's Olympic win inspires western MA

Manuel is the first African American woman to ever win a gold medal in swimming. It's for [former relay gold medalist]Cullen [Jones] and for all the people after me who believe they can't do it. After becoming the greatest Olympian in history two nights ago, Phelps claimed one more gold in what is expected to be his final Olympic race - which he and his teammates made sure was not much of a contest.

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Simone Manuel Wins Silver Medal in Women's 50m Freestyle!

American Simone Manuel , who dead-heated for gold in Thursday's 100m free final, collected the silver just two-hundredths of a second behind while the bronze went to Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus, a further two-hundredths off the led.


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