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Gold for Phelps in final Olympics outing

Amid relationship troubles and a stint at a rehab center after his 2014 DUI arrest, Phelps and others say he underwent serious self-examination and has returned more focused, disciplined, and happy. The proof is in NBC's prime-time coverage of Olympic swimming , in the number of post-collegiate swimmers who can stay in the sport because of sponsorship opportunities, in the photos that spread across social media of wide-eyed Phelps autograph seekers turned Olympic champions (see: Katie ...

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Nishikori to face Nadal for bronze after losing Olympic semifinal to Murray

Nishikori won only 9 of 21 points on his serve in the opening set, getting broken twice in three games. Johnson broke again in the third, but Murray rallied and won in a tie-break. For a long time it seemed like the world number seven was destined to suffer a repeat of London 2012 where he exited at the quarter-final stage. "I want to put this behind me as much as I can and get ready for tomorrow".

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Premier League 2016-17: Season Begins With a Few Surprises

And it all got a bit too much for Vardy who was caught on camera striking himself in anger after wasting an opportunity. "Leicester knew the togetherness, the mentality and the character we showed (last season)", said Snodgrass, "and I think that's what got us through in the end".

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Frazier's 10th inning HR boosts White Sox over Royals

The Kansas City Royals have a new man at the top of their batting order as they continue their series with the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Eric Hosmer reached out to dink a pitch on the outside corner over the head of Chicago third baseman Todd Frazier to score Cuthbert .

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Schooling stuns childhood idol Phelps for Olympic gold

The historic victory came with a time of 3:53.13. He swam with teammates Ryan Murphy , Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian. The winning margin of 0.75 seconds was the largest since American Mark Spitz won gold at the 1972 Munich Games and the time was faster than Phelps' winning time four years ago in London.

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Moeen Ali hails 'great day' for England after clubbing century against Pakistan

That is when I chose to bat properly again, and I have worked on my defense with batting coach Mark Ramprakash. "At Lord's I wasn't on it and I was embarrassed after my shot", Moeen said. Misbah said: "Obviously we were also a little bit concerned about that - the way it just happened after lunch, because it was not doing anything until the fourth day".

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Olympics-Swimming-U.S. wins men's medley relay, golden send-off for Phelps

Bonus: You can also catch Bremerton's Nathan Adrian in the medley relay. No matter what, Michael Phelps , Katie Ledecky & Co. made sure the USA stayed firmly atop the swimming world. DiRado's upset denied Hosszu a fourth gold in Rio, and capped off a remarkable one-and-done Olympics for the American. Schooling, 21, swam for Singapore, giving the country its first-ever gold medal in Olympics history.

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Another scare for US men's basketball team

Australia had beaten the Serbia 95-80 earlier in the tournament. That is why Australia scared the Americans into humility before the U.S. prevailed 98-88 on Wednesday. We got to stay with it. "We thought we had it going a little bit in the first half", guard DeMar DeRozan said. In addition, Team USA has just one true power forward on their roster: Draymond Green .

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Cleveland Indians to acquire Andrew Miller from New York Yankees

While the Cleveland Indians are still waiting for Jonathan Lucroy to waive his no-trade clause and leave the Milwaukee Brewers, they went ahead and added a major piece from the New York Yankees: Reliever Andrew Miller . Miller's ERA has been under 3.00 in each of the last three full seasons-including past year, when he struck out 100 batters in just 61.2 innings. Clippard is no stranger to the Yankees, who drafted him in the ninth round of the 2003 Draft.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill wins heptathlon silver for Great Britain at Rio 2016

She said she needs to go away and she needs to think about her future with her family. The final event is the 800m, in which the British pair have the advantage on past performance. Jessica Ennis-Hill faces a nail-biting battle with young Belgian Nafissatou Thiam for Olympic heptathlon gold with two events remaining in Rio. Canada's world number one Brianne Theisen-Eaton has also blown her gold medal chances and trails Johnson-Thompson by 95 points.

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American Maya DiRado wins women's 200 backstroke

And she always will be. No, she recovered from a poor start in the 100-meter freestyle, blazed at the turn and won gold. "This metal is not just for me. It's a kind of pressure that she had to learn to compartmentalize. Manuel, who attends Stanford University, was just as shocked as she was excited when she saw her time on the scoreboard, telling the Times that her goal was simply just to get on the medal stand.

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LeBron James agrees to 3-year deal with Cavs

But it's clear that for right now, his goal is to bring more rings to the 'land. This season, LeBron James will get $31 million, making him the highest paid player in the league. The agreement sees him getting $100 million over three seasons with the third coming as an option year for the player. LeBron James is returning to the Cavaliers on a three-year, $100 million deal, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal.

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Eddie Howe hopes Bournemouth players can rise to challenge

Throw into the mix that Bourenouth are unbeaten in their last four home encounters against Manchester United and this does have the shape of a competitive and entertaining clash - one which we can profit from by backing both teams to score at a fair-looking even money.

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Cole reacts to Paul Pogba transfer

I spoke with him a few times and he gave me energy and positivity". However, the box-to-box midfielder is also targeting the Champions League title and the much-coveted FIFA Ballon d'Or. It is a completely different thing now from when I first arrived. I'm very happy, the feeling I have in my body. I want to do it differently. The Manchester clubs have dominated the transfer market in England so far this summer, and the bookies fancy them for a one-two in the Premier League table, ...

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez to play final game Friday

I'm a big fan of his. "If someone calls him and asks him if he can get it cranked up again.I don't think anyone here would stand in his way on that in any way, shape or form". He holds the all-time record for grand slams with 25, and is second in career RBIs with 2,094, trailing only Hank Aaron. September 20, 2013: Sets a MLB-record with his 24th grand slam, breaking Lou Gehrigs' mark.

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Brazil vs. Colombia men's soccer in Rio Olympics quarterfinals

The men led from the start and set a blistering pace to secure GB's seventh gold of the Games. "My first gold medal, at my first Olympics, is kind of a surprise to me". The Chinese are poised to sweep the table tennis events after Long Ma defeated 2012 London champion and teammate Jike Zhang in the men's final, and Ning Ding won gold on the women's side.

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Carson Wentz Out For Weeks After Rib Fracture

Wentz stood in the pocket and delivered a pass with 5:20 remaining in the quarter, but took a huge hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Micah Awe in the process, which left him slow to get up. But he also showed, as Pederson noted, tenacity, poise, a strong arm and plenty of athletic skill. Pederson expects Wentz to practice Sunday night and play Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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One scenario really could dampen A-Rod's Yankees finale

Buchholz, who will make his 14th start of the season, has shined in the bullpen allowing just one run in 8.1 innings over his last six appearances. "It went in the lights but that's no excuse", a dejected Benintendi said. "I felt like I made a couple pretty good pitches". "Until we have that second opinion, we're not going to release anything", manager Joe Girardi said.

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Rio 2016: Phelps finishes with 23rd gold as U.S. sweep relays

But this time around he started reaching out, reaching out to other people, bringing them closer, letting that gap be bridged. Lewis had sought to counsel Phelps when the swimmer was considering his Olympic comeback. Britain hung on for a fine silver in 3:29.24 and Australia took bronze in 3:29.93. "It's a nice number". Earlier, the United States team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel won the women's 4x100m medley in a time of 3 minutes 53.13 seconds, 1.87 ...

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Murray reaches quarter-finals after Fognini scare

No tennis player has won two Olympic singles golds, let alone two in a row, as Murray is attempting to achieve. The No. 2-seeded Murray earned a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, the AP reports, and is guaranteed to leave Brazil with no worse than a silver.

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Michael Phelps Finishes 2016 Olympics with One More Gold

In his fifth and final Games, Phelps produced a blistering third leg of butterfly, putting the USA team back in front after Britain's Adam Peaty had threatened to spoil his finale by surging ahead in the breaststroke leg. I've lived a dream come true. It just feels good to know that the hard work did pay off and I was able to fight through some of the times that I went through the last two years and get back to where I actually wanted to be.

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Simone Manuel 100-Meter Freestyle Victory Makes History Twice

Taken together, that history puts African-American children at risk. Fiji beat Great Britain in the men's rugby sevens competition Thursday, earning the island nation's first-ever Olympic medal. The Sugar Land, Texas, native stopped the clock at 52.70 - simultaneously with Canada's Penny Oleksiak . She had, though, arrived with a sense of what her participation meant.

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No Olympic medal for Nate Ebner

Folau Niua scored the first try of the match for the US, much to the dismay of the overwhelmingly pro-Brazilian crowd. Belichick even wore a USA Rugby shirt to practice this morning with Ebner's name on the back. "Nate's a phenomenal athlete, and he's got a rugby background growing up", said team captain Madison Hughes after the match. The U.S. team needed to stay within four points of Fiji in the last group-stage game on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals at the expense of 12-time ...

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Ennis-Hill off to a flyer with hurdles win

The event is the Liverpool athlete's weakest by far, but this was still a well below-par performance, given she has thrown a personal best of 13.14m this year. "I think Thiam was the exception in this competition". "It is a silver medal and I am back on the podium which is great". "There no excuse for it, but I add that into my score now as though it's expected".

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England reaches 194-6, still trails by 20 runs in 4th test

His double tons can lay foundation for Pakistan's victory, which will square the series by 2-2. In the next over Vince's poor form in the series continued when he lobbed a gentle catch to captain Misbah-ul-Haq at short cover. Bairstow and Moeen Ali looked in good touch though and the pair confidently went about wiping out the first innings deficit. The lead is still of 126 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

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Manuel celebrates historic swimming gold

Biles and Manuel are indeed inspirational to everyone. Katie Ledecky , victor of three gold medals in Rio Games and Manuel's roommate at the Olympic village, tweeted her elation. "We would have to watch her if it was bath time because she would always try to sneak off to get in the bathtub with him because she loved the water", her mother said.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has account hacked

Wada said that Stepanova's password for her account with the agency had been "illegally obtained, which allowed a perpetrator to access her account". Stepanova and her husband, Vitaly Stepanov, along with their young child, have been in hiding since leaving Russian Federation in 2014 after providing information that formed the basis of the investigation into the country's state-sponsored doping scheme.

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Bold Predictions for Vikings vs Bengals in Preseason Week 1

The Vikings play their first of four preseason games Friday at Cincinnati . The Bengals opted for Lewis, who has since led the franchise to four division titles and seven playoff trips in 13 seasons. Adrian Peterson enters his 10th season as the Vikings' star running back knowing his snaps might diminish as the team finds more ways to get the ball into Jerick McKinnon's hands.

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Katie Ledecky swims into history with 4th gold medal

Katie Ledecky swam her way to a gold medal - and a world record - in the 400 meter freestyle in London, 2012. It was the seventh world swimming record of the Rio Games, and the second by Ledecky, who achieved a similar feat in winning the 400 freestyle, but it wasn't the only highlight on the next-to-last night of swimming in Rio.

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Women's Hockey Team Crash Out After 5-0 Thrashing by Argentina

Not for long. Just 27 seconds into the new half, the Kiwis broke the deadlock with a beauty, setting up a penalty corner shot for Nic Wood, only for him to fake it and curl the ball behind him for Simon Child to smash in cleanly down the left side.

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Canadians on outside looking in at Olympic men's golf tournament

The hope will now be that the finale of the men's Olympic golf tournament can deliver the same type of drama that Stenson's battle with Phil Mickelson did at the Open Championship earlier this summer. "I am not sure why that is". "Because it is only the top three that count here hopefully if you get off to a quick start you can press a little bit and see what happens".

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One of my most enjoyable wins as captain - Cook

That was a highly improbable situation after England had played moderately on the first two days. But Australia's collapse in Sri Lanka, the current No1-ranked team are 2-0 down with one Test to play, has opened up the race for top position.

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Mavs' Bogut, Australia nearly upset US in Olympics

The Knicks star is seeking to become the first three-time gold victor in men's Olympic basketball. "We had different players on him at different times", Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said . Australia next takes on an underwhelming China , which can only hope that Australia has a letdown from their top effort against the world's best .

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Olympic Games: Rio 2016: Ledecky wins 800m freestyle in record time

She became the first Welsh sports star to win two Olympic medals at the same Games for 44 years since Richard Meade claimed double gold in the three-day equestrian team and individual event in 1972. Singapore's Joseph Schooling set an Olympic record for the gold at 50.39. She set an Olympic record Thursday while hardly kicking for most of the race.

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Michael Phelps Ends Olympic Career With One More Gold Medal

Phelps entered the pool with the United States trailing Great Britain after Ryan Murphy's opening backstroke and Cody Miller's breaststroke leg. On the return lap, Phelps powered through the water with his whirling butterfly stroke and surged ahead of James Guy to pass a lead to anchor Adrian.


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