Novak Djokovic immediately made his intentions known on as to what his next goal on the court was: Olympic Gold. He can overpower at times- surprising given his deceptive 170-lb frame. But he came close here in the Finals. The rout looked to be on as Djokovic took a set and a break lead early in the second, but Nishikori showed strength of character and game by breaking to level at three-all.
With IOC President Thomas Bach in attendance on the opening day of matches, rugby has already made its presence felt at the Games, with World Rugby's Argentine vice chairman Agustin Pichot hailing the sport's Olympic return as "massive" on the eve of the tournament.
But the IOC instead chose to delegate decisions on individual eligibility to the global federations that govern each sport, giving them guidelines to try to determine which Russian athletes would be eligible. Some have already been taken away because of doping offences however. Other sports with zero Russian players: weightlifting and rowing. McLaren has insisted he has evidence "beyond reasonable doubt" of Russian state involvement in the doping.
Earlier Thursday, The International Boxing Association confirmed that all 11 Russian boxers registered for the Games had been cleared to compete by the IOC panel. Touching upon the comprehensive re-analysis programme for samples taken in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, Bach said that the system had already identified about 100 athletes who tested positive and can not compete in Rio.
The fencers dueled to a 7-7 tie before Garozzo scored 7 straight points. Don't count out the slalom canoeist, the dark horse in the event won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games and is a vying for a medal in Rio after placing first in singles and doubles canoe at the U.S.
Another was the 2,999th career hit for Ichiro Suzuki , who grounded out in the ninth in his first chance at becoming the 30th player in baseball history to reach 3,000. David Dahl and Nick Hundley hit run-scoring singles, and Blackmon's bases-loaded single brought home the final two runs in the inning. Giancarlo Stanton bashed a 504-foot home run, one of the longest in years.
Yeo revealed that the entire Pogba family had decided that it was best for Paul to leave the club after then manager Alex Ferguson had opted to call Paul Scholes out of retirement instead of giving him a first team chance. If you go to Barcelona or Real Madrid, you are in trouble because I don't think the other two big guys (Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo) will let you.
Winds up to 25 kilometers an hour forced a 90 minute postponement of Sunday's matches, as winds pounded the Barra complex in Rio de Janeiro . He was also hard hit by the death of close friend and training partner Camille Muffat in a helicopter accident while she was filming a reality TV show in Argentina in March 2015.
With quarterback Andrew Luck sidelined for the final seven regular-season games, the Colts endured a disappointing 2015 National Football League season, struggling to finish with an 8-8 record and missing the postseason for the first time since 2011.
In a story August 5 about a criminal suspect being killed in a shootout with USA marshals in Georgia , The Associated Press erroneously identified a witness as a resident of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred. Robinson was at the apartment complex to visit his girlfriend. Police in return shot and killed him. The victim's grandmother said doctors diagnosed her grandson with bipolar and schizophrenia disorder.
In the battle of the birds, the Baltimore Orioles are once again flying higher than the Toronto Blue Jays. A few bad ones here or there but for the most part I think the biggest thing is I feel strong, feel like I haven't even broke a sweat in terms of that aspect.
RIO DE JANEIRO- After getting back to the Olympic finals Saturday, the US men's archery team was dealt the same result as in 2012 - a silver medal. World champion Ku was at the top of his game as he led his team to victory, finding six flawless 10s in the final match. Six ideal arrows made Kim, Ku and Lee's intentions in the final clear, and they quickly jumped 2-0 set points up, despite a respectable opening 57-point set from the USA.
Chuba Akpom got his third goal of pre-season as he tapped home after Walcott had taken advantage of a sloppy pass at the back and while Kelechi Ihenacho headed home a second for City, Arsenal held on to secure the win. Sanchez struck the crossbar with a marvellous free-kick 10 minutes later but, after Walcott and Jesus Navas had been thwarted by Hart and Petr Cech respectively, Arsenal completed the turnaround.
Also being held during the afternoon session will be the heats in the men's and women's 100 meter backstroke competitions, the men's 200m and women's 400m freestyle and the men's 4x100m freestyle relay. Welsh swimmer Jazz Carlin made an impressive Olympics debut in Rio with an emphatic win in her 400m freestyle heat to book her place in the final in the early hours of Monday morning.
Blackmon hit his 13th home run in the first. He had an RBI triple in the sixth frame and added a two-RBI single later that same inning. He is batting.306 with 66 runs and 49 RBI despite spending a stint on the disabled list in April. It was the longest homer in the history of Coors Field, which opened in 1995. "Solo shots never kill you, and I think that was an example tonight", Bettis said.
Meanwhile, the Americans made up for a debacle at last year's world championships by easily qualifying for the final of the men's 4x100 freestyle relay. The reputation of so many Olympic sports has been shattered by cheating that any demonstration of brilliance that seems to breach what is believed possible requires a willing suspension of disbelief.
Hayne's spectacular re-entry hit some major turbulence midway through the second half when Fusitu'a claimed the intercept but overall it was a performance that will have Titans fans and coaching staff salivating at what's to come. The Titans' investment in Hayne paid instant dividends to the club's bank balance, with the attendance easily surpassing this year's previous best home crowd of 21,080 against Brisbane in round five.
Heading into the summer break, Lewis Hamilton has earned a strong lead of 19 points. At Hockenheim over the weekend, Hamilton (who started second) stormed past Nico Rosberg and romped home to victory, managing to secure a 19-point lead .
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho explains his reasoning behind taking Juan Mata off just 30 minutes after introducing the Spaniard during the Community Shield. But with three-time Premier League and two-time UEFA Champions League-winning manager Mourinho now at the helm, the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter and Porto boss said he is well equipped to meet the demands in Manchester.
Jesse Lingard, who scored the victor in the FA Cup final months ago, ran through Claudio Ranieri's team to open the scoring. Click above to view images of the Reds stars with the trophy, on the pitch and in the dressing room . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that United had announced before the game that Paul Pogba was set to have a medical. "It feels good. The first official game, we play for a trophy and we win".
While Juventus officials confirmed the green light, they could not confirm when the medical would take place, with Pogba due back in Turin for training on Monday. I signed in May and we started talking a week before, but we were completely out of the process. "But honestly, the market closes on August 31 but I think my club is trying to do everything to close our market before August 14 [date of Bournemouth Premier League opener], so normally next week we will have our squad closed".
The ruling party told EWN that it's time to go back to the drawing board, analyse results and plan a way forward in the Western Cape DA stronghold. The DA now had 49.49%, and the ANC 39.25%, of the 90% of votes already counted. Masaulle said the ANC believed it would get 51 seats in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
Marcus Stroman (8-5) soaked up the loss, permitting three runs on seven hits, including Escobar's home run, walked two and struck out four. Hes going to be all right, said manager John Gibbons . Herrera earned his fourth save. Devon Travis capped off a strong week at the plate with a lone single, bringing his weekly numbers to 10 hits, four runs, three home runs, five RBI's and a.323 average.
The second half was all Korea. Superior fitness and experience were the strength of the South Korean Under-23 football side as they romped to an 8-0 win over their Fijian counterparts yesterday. Having only qualified on a technicality due to usual qualifiers New Zealand being disqualified after fielding an ineligible player, Fiji were cast into the deep end facing 2012 bronze medalists South Korea .
Unfortunately for a gallant Gavrilova, she was unable to breakdown the 22-time grand slam champion despite troubling her throughout the opening set. Serbia did have some good news, as men's No. Williams assumed control early in the second set. They greeted Williams far more loudly and warmly during prematch introductions, although perhaps that was because of her far-greater name recognition.
Worries over who comes in to replace the Hampshire batsman, though, can wait. Former England spinner Graeme Swann told BBC Test Match Special: "The standout performance for today is Steven Finn - he was brilliant". Azhar Ali is so far the top scorer at 139 runs, followed by Sami at 82 runs. He has shown more composure in one match than predecessor Shan Masood has for his whole career.
He [Pogba] is a Juventus player until officially he isn't. "He will give the Man United midfield that power and that stature that I think they have missed for the last two or three seasons". "We got a young central defender that needs time to be a top one, but he has top potential and we believe a lot in him", Mourinho said. We bought a creative player, a player we know the qualities he has.
Barcelona's defeat also means PSG are now the winners of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament for the second year running. Luis Suarez was facing his old club for the first time b ut the Uruguayan was kept quiet apart from one volley which was saved by Simon Mignolet , while Lionel Messi clipped a post in the first half.
Stripling and three relievers combined on a five-hitter and held Ortiz hitless in three at-bats while Los Angeles beat Boston 3-0. The three runs and eight hits the Dodgers posted in 4 1/3 innings against Rodriguez was hardly a pummeling, but it was enough to give their bullpen a decent cushion to work with.
Olympic organizers had anxious that the new 16-km line, built at the cost of nearly $3 billion, might not be ready in time for the opening of the games on Friday, as construction was plagued by constant delays, leading to critical congestion on city streets.
Hope Solo's Zika comments prompt crowd to heckle soccer goalkeeper at Rio Olympics. During the game against New Zealand, the 35-year-old was booed whenever the ball came her way - with several reports saying " Zika! ". Two of the world's best soccer players have been hearing from fans at the Rio Olympics. There is enough concern about Zika to make the Centers for Disease Control issue travel warnings and for President Obama to ask for $1.9 billion in funding for whatever ramifications the ...
The top-ranked Kelmendi, the young country's best-known athlete, was the favorite heading into the competition. As soon as the final result was announced, Kelmendi broke into tears of joy amidst loud cheers of her name ringing through the stands.
He was suspended for the final weeks of that season and all of the 2014 season before rejoining the Yankees a year ago. The 41-year-old bats just.204 with nine home runs this season. Starting in 2008, Rodriguez made six trips to the disabled list in six seasons. Could Rodriguez call it quits at year's end like fellow teammate Mark Teixeira ? Remember, it was not long ago that he was never going to give up the fight to overturn his PED suspension and the loss of his 2014 season and salary.
Detroit pulled to within two games of first-place Cleveland in the American League Central. Two batters later, Ian Kinsler singled to bring home another run and make it a 4-1 game. He was called up late Saturday after the Tigers placed Nick Castellanos, expected to miss the next month with a broken hand, on the disabled list. "We certainly have to pitch better in that spot".
The Orioles (61-46) lead the Toronto Blue Jays in the division by percentage points after taking two of three against West leader Texas. "I'm trying to get everybody a day (off) on this trip", manager Buck Showalter said. Tillman, who is 2-2 with a 3.82 ERA in the second half, remains the most reliable part of the rotation. David Robertson finished the victory with his 27th save, which was brought to him by a slick Frazier-to-Saladino-to-Jose Abreu double play that ended the Orioles' hopes ...