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Rio Opening Extravaganza is Over. Now the Games Begin

The budget for the ceremony had been slashed in half and the restrictions of the venue made this a more low-fi affair than Danny Boyle's London 2012 spectacular, or the awesome son et lumiere expression of Chinese state power in Beijing in 2008.

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America to top Olympics medals table: British academicians

As India's largest-ever contingent for Olympics gears up for action in Rio, the hopes of the cricket-crazy nation might not be astronomical, but the athletes are expected to improve the country's tally of medals at the coveted event. 206 nations will be represented by their athletes as they will be competing to grab a medal for their country's glory. Recently, a survey by Associated Press predicted that India would win just two medals at the Olympics.

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Katie Ledecky to anchor USA 4x100m freestyle relay

She finished first in her heat with a time of 58.84. She burst onto the scene at age 15 by winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and has since established herself as " the Michael Jordan of swimming ". Claiming that she is taking performance enhancing drugs, and therefore cheating, as the explanation for her remarkable success over the last three years in vigorous competition around the globe.

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Oleksiak wins 2nd medal in as many days

There was a dominating performance from the sevens rugby team, where Ghislaine Landry scored Canada's first Olympic try just 30 seconds into its first match with Japan. "As soon as I touched the water, I knew I'd made a mistake and we were fourth". Mainville helps her with French and Van Landeghem "basically everything because she's so smart"' Oleksiak said.

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GST Bill in LS today, Modi to speak

The Modi government is working overtime to ensure that at least 50% of the state Assemblies pass the Bill within 30 days of Parliament clearing it. "It is perhaps the only Constitution amendment bill which was passed in the absence of the prime minister", Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had said.

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Kelter leads United States to historic victory at 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO-Rugby's return to the Olympics after a gap of 92 years is a "game-changer" for the sport as it looks to break out of its traditional heartlands, World Rugby chiefs said on the eve of the tournament on Friday. "I'm hoping and am pretty confident that clubs will be inundated at the start of next season in Europe with girls wanting to play rugby", he added.

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Liverpool: Klopp not fretting over midfielder injury

Luis Enrique is unconcerned by his Barcelona side's 4-0 International Champions Cup defeat to Liverpool , citing a lack of fitness and prior preparation for their failings. Of course, we should not lose 4-0 but it happened and we can work with it. "But Liverpool's first three games are away from home before the first worldwide break [and] I think that's how you usually set up away from home with counter attacks".

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Kyrgios outlasts Isner to win Atlanta Open

Previously, Kyrgios played the Open 13 Provence final in Marseille earlier this year in February, when he beat Croatian Marin Cilic , and won his first ATP title ever. "(In the second breaker) I doubled, steered a forehand and missed a forehand. "It could just be between my ears". Kyrgios will rise to a career-high ranking of No.

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Athletics place Gray on disabled list for 2nd time this year

Aside from two poorly located fastballs, both of which went for solo home runs, it was a good day's work for Manaea over six-plus innings in the A's 3-1 loss. In his major league career, Smith has a 5.19 ERA in 67.2 innings of relief. The next five years included stints with two independent league teams - the Wichita Wingnuts and the Sugar Land Skeeters - as he bounced around before signing a minor league contract with the A's before this season.

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Ken Stabler's grandson gets emotional during Hall of Fame ceremony

His final drive". Ken Stabler, the leader of the renegade Raiders teams of the 1970s, posthumously will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. That night, I wanted to make sure I would make it to the Hall of Fame so I could acknowledge how important he was in my career and my life. "Just to stand up and look in that front row and be, like 'Wow, ' he did it, '" she said.

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Olympics: Williams sisters shocked in first round

It was the Williams' first defeat in 16 Olympic matches playing together. Serena Williams, of the United States, yells on a return against Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Sunday, Aug.

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Hidilyn Diaz wins silver in Rio

The Zamboanga native, taking part in her third straight Olympics since debuting in Beijing 2008 on a wildcard at 17, recorded 88kg in the snatch and 112kg in the clean and jerk for a combined total of 200kg. The law guaranteed bigger incentives for Filipino athletes who win medals in the Olympics, Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games and Paralympic Games.

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Katie Ledecky sets world record to win Olympic gold medal

Ledecky isn't the next Michael Phelps - she's the first Katie Ledecky . The 400m freestyle was her first individual swim of the Games, and she won with a time of three minutes, 56.46 seconds. Ryan Held protected the lead before giving way for Nathan Adrian, America's best sprinter. Crucially, Australian Thomas Fraser-Holmes finished in sixth at 1.46.24, 0.01 slower than Guy who scrapes in.

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Murray relishing 'different'atmosphere in Rio

Murray believes carrying the flag will in fact improve his chances of successfully defending his gold medal. Murray is ranked second in the world men's singles rankings, and in 2013 became the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry.

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Mourinho hints at Pogba arrival next week

When asked ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash with Leicester about United's players making a transition from that, Mourinho was keen to stress his own philosophy was simply "different" to Van Gaal's rather than better. Mourinho only had players who participated in Euro 2016 involved in the last two fixtures and has expressed concern about the way preparations have gone in the build-up to United's Premier League opener at Bournemouth on August 14.

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The 2016 Olympics Could Be the Most Streamed Event in History

Not surprisingly, the Golf Channel will only broadcast golf, though NBC will also have coverage of the sport. To see which channels will show each specific event , check here. To see where cable subscribers in other countries can access the Olympics online, check here. Fans without traditional cable can use one of two Internet TV providers - Sling TV and PlayStation Vue - to stream most of the Olympics.

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Rio Olympics 2016: How US teenager Ginny Thrasher shot to fame

This year Thrasher became the first freshman to sweep both NCAA individual air rifle titles while helping West Virginia capture its fourth straight national title. And so for numerous shooters, their Olympic Games was over on the first morning of the first day. Thrasher claimed gold just 11 hours after Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro lit the Olympic cauldron at the climax of Friday's spectacular opening ceremony .

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Ibrahimovic heads winner for Man United in Community Shield

Jose Mourinho delivered the Community Shield in his first official game as Manchester United manager before dedicating the victory over Leicester to former boss Louis van Gaal. "It's an important victory but we have lots of work to do", Mourinho said. They have made some changes to the squad as they have brought in a new striker from CSKA Moscow, Ahmed Musa for a contract until 2020.

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Ichiro joins 3000-hit club with triple vs. Rockies

Ichiro hovered on 2,998 career hits for nearly two weeks before achieving the milestone. The hit was the 3,000th in his major league career. The achievement is even more remarkable considering that Ichiro didn't begin his major league career until he was 27.

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Orioles' Manny Machado hits 3 HRs in 3 innings vs.

First baseman Chris Davis and shortstop J.J. Hardy also homered in the win, extending the Orioles' major-league leading total in that category to 168. "I've been trying to find my swing", Machado said. Sunday's outing marked the sixth time this season Shields has given up at least six runs and his second straight.

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British gymnast Elissa Downie lands on neck at Olympics

After a thorough assessment by British Gymnastics medical staff to ensure she was safe to return to vault, she bravely did so, to complete her qualification and help the team in to the final. Becky Downie performed a hard bar routine but unfortunately hit her feet on the bar on a release move and although she still scored an impressive 15.233 it was not quite enough to give her a place in the final.

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TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Russell Knox wins Travelers Championship

Furyk's stunning performance at TPC River Highlands comes just 11 days after Germany's Stephan Jaeger shot a 58 at the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour - the PGA's second tier - the first time it had ever been achieved in a sanctioned event on the Web.com Tour, PGA Tour, European Tour or Champions Tour.

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Ibrahimovic leads Manchester United to Community Shield win

He said: "They had a right-back who I thought was Rory Delap but it was not, it was (Luis) Hernandez throwing balls 50 metres into the box". Ibrahimovic said: "It feels good, first official game, we play for the trophy and we win. "In the last five minutes it was a nightmare". Okazaki was then denied by the crossbar a minute later when he met Marc Albrighton's corner with a powerful header as the Premier League champions threatened United's goal.

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Pogba will have to work for his place - Mourinho

They knew this deal was coming and can now get to work on winning a sixth consecutive Serie A title. Asked about the move for Pogba, Mourinho told BT Sport: "I'm not interested". Paul Pogba's proposed move to Manchester United looks set to go through following reports on the club's official website stating that Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical at United's AON training complex.

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Hamlin beats Penske Fords at The Glen

I just couldn't get moving. Logano would be rewarded with the runner-up finish, and his ninth Top 5 of the season. Only five races remain before the Chase begins. Stewart, who is retiring after the season, will finish his stellar career with eight road wins, one fewer than the record nine of Jeff Gordon. Hamlin was poised to win at the road course in Sonoma, California, in June but was passed by Stewart on the final corner.

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Klopp Wants New Challenges, Not Old Players

I look for other players, the ones who have the quality and ability to play in the Champions League but are ready to qualify together. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has declared that "this is my squad now" after a busy summer transfer market in which he has overseen various changes.

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Michael Phelps eager to get started on 5th Olympics, likely in relay

In 2008, the Americans memorably defeated the French when Jason Lezak rallied against Alain Bernard with the fastest 100 split in history, a victory that kept Phelps on course to win a record eight gold medals in Beijing. after Saturday's romp over China, 119-62. History will be made as US team member Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

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Andrew Benintendi records first two hits of Red Sox career

In 19 games at A-ball past year, Benintendi batted.351. Twins 13, Indians 5: Joe Mauer had four hits and four RBIs, Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and Minnesota continued its mastery over Cleveland. That's one of the reasons the Red Sox were so interested in Carlos Beltran at the deadline: his reputation as someone who can produce the big hit in the big spot.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Dipa Karmakar creates history, enters apparatus finals

Dipa is showing no sign of awe or nervousness as she prepares for her event and said, "I qualified and will make every effort to live up to the expectations of the people of my country". By time she finished, Deepa was sixth in vaults and 27th overall and had to endure a nervous wait of five hours for the other two sub-divisions to finish.

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Rio 2016: Australian coaches robbed at knifepoint in Ipanema

Security has been a persistent concern surrounding these Games. Spectators at the men's road cycling race were left confused and startled when security services carried out a controlled explosion on a package left near the event's finish line in Copacabana.

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South Korea's Eun Jeong Seong wins US Women's Amateur

Seong is trying to complete an unprecedented U.S. Girls' Junior-Amateur season sweep, and Carta is attempting to become the second player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year. Pearl Sinn won the Women's Amateur and Women's Amateur Public Links championships in 1988, while Jennifer Song won the same titles in 2009. Seong will face 17-year-old Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California, in a rematch of her victory last month in the U.S.

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Tigers Nick Castellanos leaves game with fractured hand

NY has dropped seven of its last 10 to fall nine games behind division-leading Washington in the National League East. Kelly Johnson has homered in back-to-back games for the Mets, who are two back of the second wild card. NOTES: Mets RHP Jacob deGrom entered Sunday's start having thrown shutout ball in his last two outings, each seven innings long. "J.D. has his back to the play, so he sees it get knocked down and he's thinking he has to stop".

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Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics over doping scandal

Craven said McLaren had made it clear that more cases are likely to be unearthed, and the IPC has now chose to reanalyse every sample from a Russian athlete at the Sochi Games. "Their thirst for glory at all costs has severely damaged the integrity and image of all sport". McLaren's report found that the testing procedures across Russian Paralympic competition had been compromised, with urine samples swapped out to avoid positive tests, described by Craven as an "abhorrent practice".

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Exciting finish in women's 400m freestyle

Jazz Carlin of Great Britain won the silver. The 19-year-old crushed the mark of 3:58.37 that she set almost two years ago on the Gold Coast of Australia, and had been chasing ever since. A record-breaking performance earned the peerless Katie Ledecky gold in the women's 400m freestyle. Then, at 15, Ledecky claimed a surprise Olympic gold in the longer race.

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Olympics: Williams sisters suffer first Games doubles loss

With US Secretary of State John Kerry and gymnastics gold medal favourite Simone Biles looking on, seven-times grand slam victor Williams won the first set but became frustrated as the match wore on, losing 4-6 6-3 7-6 (5) to the world number 62.


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