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Usain Bolt says Rio will be his last Olympics

He praised other sprinters such as France's Jimmy Vicaut, but also swiftly brushed him off: "He's not going to beat me". 14, Bolt will take part in the 4X100 m relay, where he sets his eyes for his third Olympic gold medal. UB: "This is my second one with them and it is really exciting". One man who will be looking to spoil Bolt's samba party in Rio this summer is United States sprinter Justin Gatlin .

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Arsene Wenger's three-word response when asked if Arsenal need a striker

It's not that they have to play with this team the whole season or we have to play this team season - then we could talk about advantages or not. The Reds travel to the Emirates on Sunday looking to get their campaign off to a positive start, but they'll have to do so without their talismanic striker.

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Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has medical ahead of move to Celtic

Celtic have just signed the ageing Dutch stopper, who left Swansea to join Wolves in 2011 on a free transfer! De Vries is no stranger to either Scotland or Brendan Rodgers; he played with Dunfermline a decade ago and then won promotion to the Barclays Premiership with Rodgers at Swansea.

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola delighted with Raheem Sterling

Manchester City's new manager PepGuardiolagives a thumbs up signal from the dugout before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. It was also the 16th different Premier League campaign that the veteran striker has scored in, becoming only the eighth player to achieve that feat.

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Rod ends his playing career with a 1-for-4 night

As a huge media crowd descended upon Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez's eventful 13-year career in pinstripes concluded Friday night with sentimentality and, for the designated hitter, some form of amazement at how it ended with him being asked to become an advisor to managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who came up with the plan August 3.

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Chinese swimmer tests positive at Rio Games

Chen , who was still on the official start sheets for the women's 50m freestyle, Friday, was recorded as did-not-start (DNS) in the results column. It came hours after steeplechase competitor Silvia Danekova , 33, was suspended after she also failed a test at the games.

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National Football League not planning on moving Hall of Fame game

The field in Canton was highly criticized in last year's contest as well. It will hurt some of the bubble players, who were hoping for an extra opportunity to impress their coaches in a game situation, but limits the chances for starters and backups to get hurt (or really anyone else).

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Trump Slams Debate Schedule with Hillary as 'Unacceptable'

The debate may hurt the National Football League ratings and vice versa, but the scheduling conflict is unlikely to have a major impact on millions of Americans' voting decisions. I seriously doubt that this schedule is so set in stone that we can't do the same now. A couple of other interesting things to note in this debate drama? And that's where we stand on the issue.

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Olympics 2016: Joseph Schooling wins Singapore s first gold medal

Michael Fred Phelps is an American swimmer and is indeed good at it as he is now the most decorated Olympic competitor of all time who has a total of 26 medals to his records 22 of which are gold. "I guarantee he will be there, " Lochte told NBC. "Let's ask him some more questions". Michael Phelps is used to being in a league of his own. "And yeah.

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Younis, Yasir put Pakistan in control

Sunday, August 14 marks the 69th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan . Despite their seemingly ceaseless appetite and ability to make runs, a combined age of 80 does inevitably mean that the golden age of Misbah and Younis is reaching its end, but at least in Shafiq there are signs that the cupboard won't be left totally bare for Pakistan .

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Puig makes history in massive tennis boilover

Later, on one of several more break points the German smashed a close, easy volley into the net which, if she had been more careful, would've seen her break back for 2-5. "But I couldn't. I was choking up the whole time". Puig also upset recent French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain on her road to the final, while her other victories came over Slovenia's Polona Hercog, Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Germany's Laura Siegemund , and the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.

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Sports digest: Los Angeles fans gives a rousing welcome to the Rams

Rams jerseys from all eras filled the streets and parks around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the stands inside for the first time in decades. "He made some little plays and also made some big plays". Last season, Keenum threw for 828 yards and four touchdowns by making 60.8 percent of his passes in six games.

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Israeli judo fighter wins Olympic bronze shortly after snub by Egyptian opponent

Later, Sasson told the Associated Press that his coaches had warned him that El Shehaby might refuse to shake his hand even though the two had never fought before. "But I can not say anything". While El Shehaby showed poor sportsmanship, there's a real possibility he felt conflicted about what to do. In Judo, the players can either shake hands or bow in respect to each other.

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Upset over Nadal puts del Potro in tennis final vs. Murray

British number one Murray will go toe-to-toe with Del Potro , who knocked out big-hitter Rafael Nadal in his semi-final, overcoming the Spaniard 5-7, 6-4, 7-6. And to complete his rejoicing, del Potro jumped into the front row for a group hug with some of the thousands of flag-waving, name-chanting fans who rooted so vociferously for their man.

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Twitter fills in the blanks on Donald Trump's chart

Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, will release the last 10 years of their tax returns within days, according to a source close to Clinton. While sure to irk liberal voters for whom Clinton's ties to powerful corporate and banking interests is cause for suspicion, the lists also give Clinton a peg for her argument that she has nothing to hide.

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Olympics: Vikas Krishnan enters boxing quarter-finals

Talking about his upcoming match against second seed Uzbekistan's boxer Bektemir Melikuziev, the seventh-seeded Indian boxer said, "I have lost one match against him in the Asian Championship. Melikuziev is the 2015 World Championship silver medalist and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games champion. The Uzbek, who was named 2015 Best Male Boxer by the Asian Boxing Confederation, defeated Daniel Lewis of Australia.

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U.S. closing in on milestone 1000th Gold medal at the Olympics

At present, for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the United States is paying $25k for Gold, $15k for Silver, and $10k for Bronze, which are all well below the bonuses handed out by China , Russia and Italy. Defending Olympic champion Florent Manaudou looks like the swimmer to beat again in the 50-meter freestyle. Adrian, bronze medalist in the 100 free on Wednesday, touched in 21.61.

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Nadal loses as Murray reaches Rio final

With some fierce forehands in his locker, del Potro will now set his sights on a third upset on Sunday (14 August), against defending champion Murray in the final. The unseeded Del Potro and Nadal went toe-to-toe for more than three hours on Saturday, including a third set that lasted almost an hour and a half, and hammered ground strokes to all corners of the court in a dramatic and high-quality match from two champions who came in to this hard-court event with loads of questions surrounding ...

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OLYMPICS: U.S. women's soccer team bows out

The victories usually smoothed over her behaviour. "I don't give a crap", she told reporters. "Sweden played a really defensive game and from what I understand the USA outshot them". Sweden (probably due to the coaching of ex-U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage) figured out the formula to beat the US -stack nine players in the box, wait for a mistake, and then counterattack.

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Olympics-Day eight at the Rio Olympics

Team USA is awesome". Italy's Irene Vecchi reacts during the women's team sabre quarter-final bout between France and Italy as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Aug. They had barely taken stock when in the following heat the British quartet, up against Canada, lowered the mark to 4:12.152. Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky who have won four golds and one silver medal so far in Rio can expect a heavier tax on their Olympic earnings than, say, United States of ...

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National Football League executive Troy Vincent taking blame for Hall of Fame Game debacle

A review is underway after the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton was canceled over the weekend due to field concerns. Hall of Fame president David Baker said fans would be reimbursed for their tickets, but there was no mention of additional reimbursement.

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Bills Extend Tyrod Taylor

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is for six years and $90 million. Taylor joined the Bills just previous year, but won the team's starting quarterback job during the preseason and went on to impress in his 14 games played. "I just worked as hard as possible to be ready if I got the opportunity". Talks between the two sides heated up by last weekend, when Taylor's agent appeared at Bills training camp in Pittsford, N.Y.

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NBC Live Streams of Rio Olympics Surpass 1 Billion Minutes

The problems began with Friday's opening ceremony, which was broadcast with a delay and interrupted with a series of pre-produced segments and interviews - meaning not all of the actual ceremony was shown. That isn't the case in Rio, where in addition to the prime-time package on NBC, there also is coverage on NBCSN and Bravo during the evening hours. "Clearly, I'd like the Olympics to be up in prime time , but I'm not anxious", said Jack Hollis, group vice president of marketing for Toyota ...

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Simone Manuel wins silver in Women's 50m freestyle

The American women finished the meet with the most gold medals (eight) and highest-medal count (16) ahead of Canada (six). With victories in both medley relays Saturday night, the Americans completed the meet with 33 overall medals, including 16 golds, a dominating performance that exceeded the 2012 London totals of 31 medals, and 16 golds.

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Team USA's Paul George says team needs to "man up"

But some extra time in the gym would seem to benefit what is the most unprepared U.S. Olympic team since the 2004 squad that managed only bronze in Athens. Less than two hours later, they were lining up to defend a Serbian 3-pointer to send the game to overtime. But they couldn't get into an offensive rhythm for the first 20 minutes against Canada.

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Puig secures Puerto Rico's first gold medal

She's looking forward, she said, to waking up tomorrow morning and seeing her gold medal sitting on her bedside table. "My emotions are so high after every match and the crowds make me cry in every match, and I'd like to say thank you to them".

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One more gold for old-time's sake

By the second stroke after the turn, Phelps was in a virtual tie for the lead. And Jamaica got its first gold of the Rio Games with an emphatic win in the marquee Olympic sprinting event. Two-time gold medalist Ryan Murphy put the Americans out front with a world-record split on the backstroke - it counts since he was leading off - but Britain surged ahead on the breaststroke with its own world-record holder, Adam Peaty, making up ground against individual bronze medalist Miller.

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Team USA field hockey falls to Britain, finishes 2nd in Pool B

The Quarter-Final matches will all take place on Monday 15th August, with New Zealand playing Australia at 10:00 Brasilia Time (GMT / UTC -3) before US and Germany take to the field at 12:30. Martina Cavallero (16th and 29th minutes), Maria Granatto (23rd), Carla Rebecchi (26th) and Agustina Albertarrio (27th) scored for the world No.2 side.

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Democratic senator mocks Donald Trump with brutal tweet

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary in February, Trump had been discussing Cruz's remarks about waterboarding during the ABC News debate days earlier. Trump said he wasn't anxious Republicans would cut him off - and threatened to stop fundraising for the party if they do. Trump made it clear that he does not feel his comment was inappropriate, and stated that he has made it this far into the election cycle by speaking his mind.

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Nadal upset by del Potro, who makes tennis final vs. Murray

After almost going out in the third round against Italian Fabio Fognini and then almost exiting at the hands of American Steve Johnson at the quarter final stage, Murray booked his place in the showpiece by powering past Japan's Kei Nishikori .

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Mad Fijians hoping for glory at Rio 2016

Since moving from England in 2013, Ryan has harnessed the passion Fijians have for their kind of football, reinforcing the bonds between the game and the people in a Pacific island nation which has become too familiar with seeing its best rugby talent move overseas seeking opportunities.

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Michael Phelps' last Olympic swim also broke a world record

It means a record 23 gold medals, and a record 28 overall, after his butterfly leg pushed the USA men's team to a victory in the 400-meter medley relay. There Phelps, who after his parents' divorce was brought up by his mother, Debbie, reconnected with his estranged father. What would become immeasurable was Phelps' reach.

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Great feeling to get 5 wickets in Test cricket: Chase

With the pitch not offering much on the day, the spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin (1/114) and Amit Mishra (2/90) weren't as effective. Courtesy Chase's 137 and half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich helped West Indies end the final day at 388 for six from a precarious overnight score as India could not consolidate on their 1-0 lead.

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Michael Phelps insists retirement decision is final after settling for silver

Michael Phelps seized another slice of Olympic history with a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley at the Rio Games, his fourth straight in the event. Fingers crossed Phelps returns in 2020 so that together, they can continue to load up on carbs facing each other in twin ice baths, and ideally live lives in which neither of them has to say goodbye.

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Phelps dominates 200m IM to win 22nd gold medal

It'll be all business on Thursday night. He announced his return two years later. The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event. Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement. Since 1988, Greece has been the only host country not to win a swimming medal - in 2004. Keep an eye on Japan's Kosuke Hagino, who also has a shot to make the podium.


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