Armstrong - no relation to disgraced Tour de France doper Lance Armstrong - had retired after her time-trial win at Beijing in 2008 to have Lucas. Then there were the accusations of bias: Her longtime coach, Jim Miller, also directs the national team for USA Cycling, though he recused himself from all deliberations over her selection.
More than 1,800 other flights had been delayed, according to tracking service FlightStats Inc. The computer system failure happened after a power outage in Atlanta that began at about 2:30 a.m. Flights awaiting departure are now delayed. The voucher can be used within a year on any Delta-operated flight. Delta also extended to Tuesday travel waivers issued to the stranded.
The IOC ordered individual federations to decide which athletes are clean enough to compete and their final lists were vetted by a three-member IOC panel. One of those concluded that the Russian Olympic Committee could not nominate athletes who had previously served doping bans . Russia , who finished fourth on the London 2012 Olympic medals table and have topped the table seven times , will have their smallest team since 1912 at the Rio Games, which open on Friday.
Similarly it was captured Friday in Rio as Joseph Schooling, who himself had been inspired by the Phelps phenomenon and was photographed with him as a youngster, stood disbelieving on the top step of the 100-meter butterfly podium above the US star.
Those opinions won't change after this performance. Anthony, who is likely to finish this event as the USA's all-time leading Olympic scorer, had nine points and seven rebounds. They went 5-0 on their exhibition tour, averaging 102.8 point and overwhelming their opponents by 43 per game. Contrast that with the largest lead of 57 for United States of America, who held a lead for more than 37 minutes and you know nearly everything you need to about these two teams.
If there was any thought the US might be ripe for an upset in Rio, Team USA removed a good amount of that doubt with a dominating run-in to the Games that saw them thrash China , their opening-night opponents, by 50 and 49 points in tune-up games.
That means swimmer Michael Phelps - the most-decorated Olympian - has received $615,000 just for his medals from the committee since 2004. Stepping away from the Olympic spotlight, Phelps said he plans to spending time with his newborn child and fiancée, who he's marrying at the end of the year.
The going had been tough in the series before this for Younis Khan, but with the help of a surprisingly subdued innings from wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed (44), and a determined Mohammad Amir (39 not out), he piled the pressure on England. Finn, who posted figures of 3-110, claimed the last wicket of Sohail Khan - caught by Stuart Broad - to match Chris Woakes' (3-82) haul. It was not until Younus had his double that Amir got off the mark, from his 24th ball, following the example of his ...
Manager Joe Girardi noticed the parallels. "I figured Judge, being his first call-up, he's not going to sleep anyway", Cashman said. Mattingly said the Marlins need help at first base - starter Justin Bour is sidelined because of an ankle injury - and he feels Rodriguez could make the transition.
Monica Puig of Puerto Rico plays a backhand during the women's singles quarterfinal match against Laura Siegemund of Germany on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . Also notable about Puig: She is the first unseeded woman to win the singles title since tennis returned to the Olympics in 1988. But after watching Puig's historic win on television from her CT home on Saturday, Fernandez said her only regret was not being ...
Whitehead caught the kick by Greg Zuerlein in the end zone, broke free through the middle and ran away from the Rams' coverage. So Dak Prescott now makes the leap from Starkville, Mississippi, where he played his college ball at Mississippi State to opening his professional career under the bright lights of Los Angeles , California.
Keeping in mind the vanilla schemes employed by all 32 National Football League teams at this time of year, what we saw from the Philadelphia Eagles defense on Thursday night in a 17-9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was at the very least encouraging.
The White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The White Sox managed to string three, two-out singles together to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning. White Sox pitching Don Cooper was ejected by plate umpire Pat Hoberg five pitches into the bottom of the first inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Though she began to show some nerves as she served for the match , Puig ultimately took that game - and the set - 6-1. "She pushed me to play some of my best tennis". This was especially evident during the second set, which Kerber won 6-4. Keys and Kvitova will meet in the bronze medal match. She has a chance to overtake Williams for the No.
With his silver medal in the 100 butterfly Friday, Phelps increased his record for individual Summer Olympics medals to 16. "It is, it is", Phelps said. The glory of bagging Singapore its first ever medal? She also set a new world record of 8:04.79 in the event. In the shorter race, their rivalry has produced 10 world records and the 15 all-time fastest performances.
He birdied the par-5 18th. Kaymer, who began the day one off the pace in joint-second alongside Ross Fisher and Emiliano Grillo, slipped back to two under through 11 holes, while Stenson was also two over for his round and one under overall as he approached the turn.
The fourth-placer in the women's 100-meter butterfly final tested on Sunday positive for hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The 18-year-old, seen as one of the rising stars of the sport, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a masking agent, in a blood test administered before the Games.
Wiggins and his superb teammates Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke pulled off a thrilling victory over Australia to claim the gold and cement Wiggins' legendary status. with a world record time of 4 minutes, 10.26 seconds. He can do anything in the sport and nothing fazes him, especially Olympic finals at 21. Just minutes later, reigning champions Britain went faster still as Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand clocked 4:12.152.
After training in her chosen seven sports throughout her teenage years, she beat Ennis-Hill's British junior record by 338 points to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Henderson won gold by leaping 8.38m with his last attempt while South Africa's Luvo Manyonga took the silver medal with 8.37m and Rutherford took third with 8.29m.
The attention might have been focused on Wiggins, but he told reporters that his teammates Ed Clancy , Owain Doull and Steven Burke made all the difference. On a giddy night in a Rio Velodrome nearly as full of raucous support as London four years previously, he added another gold to his tally to become Britain's most decorated Olympian.
Burnley's Andre Gray, left, and Swansea City's Stephen Kingsley in action during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley , England, Saturday Aug.13, 2016. The hosts fired the first warning shot within six minutes as Sam Vokes caused a fuss in the Swansea penalty area before teeing up a good effort from Scott Arfield on the edge of the box.
It's a different game. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and company had to watch Serbia miss a 3-point shot to tie and force overtime in the final seconds to escape with a 94-91 win. But the Serbs got a basket by Jokic and two free throws Teodosic to get within three. During critical possessions, the US looked disjointed. "Right now we we're just going through an adjustment period".
I'm not really thinking about the stuff that goes with it. It's obviously a hard thing to do hence why its not been done before. The Japanese star won just five points off the Murray serve in the opener and seven in the second when he was broken again in the sixth game.
The 29-year-old Scot who was in the Great Britain team which won the Davis Cup in November, will be first tennis player to fill the role. Speaking on the announcement Murray said: "I am very proud to be selected as the Team GB Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony on Friday".
Milner, who has announced his retirement from England worldwide duty, made 28 league starts last season. The first Premier League match week is nearly over, but two league giants have yet to play. He expressed delight following the arrival of top managers to the Premier League . Roberto Firmino has scored nine goals and set up four more in 15 Premier League appearances this calendar year, including two goals against Arsenal in January.
Known for his anti-Israel views, Egypt's Islam El Shehaby allegedly considered withdrawing from the 100-kilogram match in the Rio Olympics. Sasson had approached El Shahaby with his hand extended after beating him, but the Egyptian judoka backed away before leaving the floor without bowing to Sasson, a violation of the sport's rules which earned him loud booing from the crowd.
It may mean Arsenal go into their opening game with an untried centreback pairing of Calum Chambers and new signing Rob Holding.Wenger's woes will be music to the ears of Liverpool manager Klopp, who has used his first pre-season at the club to drill his players on tactics and team shape.
The England keeper was surprisingly left out of the starting lineup in favour of Willy Caballero for Manchester City's 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Etihad. An own goal three minutes from time from Paddy McNair - who signed for Sunderland from Manchester United earlier in the week - gave City victory after Jermain Defoe had cancelled out Sergio Aguero's opener.
A statement by the group's managers Johnny and Associates said they were "truly and deeply pained and sorry" to not be able to take part in 25th anniversary celebrations. All the members will stay in the agency. In 1996, one of the members, Katsuyuki Mori, left the group to pursue a motorcycle racing career. Their hit singles have included "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" ("The Only Flower in the World") and "Lion Heart".
To cap a tough day for England , Hales was fined 15% of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision on Thursday and making "inappropriate comments" when he visited the third umpire's room after being given out.Shafiq, who made a pair at Edgbaston batting at number six, responded to being promoted up the order with an innings which could prove pivotal to the outcome of this Test.
On Sunday night, she helped the USA women swim to a silver medal in the 4x100 free. "I opened the door to the room, and she got up and gave me a hug and said, 'I wasn't going to fall asleep until I gave you a hug, ' and that really meant a lot to me", said Manuel, who gave the US a gold medal in the event for the first time since 1984.
If his statements about the Rio Olympics being his final Olympic Games, Michael Phelps went out on a high note. His three consecutive victories, starting at the 2004 Games in Athens, came by a total margin of 28-hundredths of a second. The women's 4x100 medley relay team also won gold Saturday - the 1,000th all-time gold medal for Team USA - and Connor Jaeger took silver in the 1,500.
With first base open, the Red Sox intentionally walked Chase Headley to load the bases for Alex Rodriguez. Before Ortiz, the feat had only been attained by Ted Williams (1,117 XBH) and Carl Yastrzemski (1, 157 XBH). Fernando Abad allowed a run while pitching the ninth inning, closing things out for the Red Sox . The two sides will get back at it Saturday at 7:10.
American Connor Jaeger wedged the USA onto the podium with silver. With one gold and five silvers, it was British swimming's most successful Games since 1908. In day session of the athletics competitions, Usain Bolt strode calmly through the 100m preliminaries with 10.07 seconds and qualified fourth fastest for the semifinals as he begun his bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal.
He became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics with the win, clocking in 1 minute 54.66 seconds for 200m individual medley on Thursday, nearly two seconds ahead of Japan's Kosuke Hagino. America's latest swimming star won the 800m freestyle by a distance in a time of 8min 04.79sec, beating her own world record of 8:06.68 set in January.