Nigeria won the gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta . President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed optimism that the country's team will put up an impressive showing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In the end Nigeria did enough to hold on defensively and secure all three points as they now look ahead to their second match of the tournament against Sweden on Sunday.
But in a reminder of Brazil's parlous political and economic situation, boos and jeers greeted interim president Michel Temer before he declared South America's first Olympic Games open. In one of the world's most unequal societies, the spectacle celebrated the culture of the favelas, the slums that hang vertiginously above the renowned beaches of Rio and ring the Maracana.
Pakistan dropped out-of-form opener Shan Masood for left-handed Sami Aslam while Steven Finn came in for England in place of injured Ben Stokes , who will miss the rest of the test series. Cook's lbw was reviewed by England and umpire Joel Wilson had already said given it out. But his seam attack provided some vindication as England reached 100 for three in the morning session.
At least, Serena is still alive in the singles as the defending champion had the flawless start in her quest for a fifth Games gold medal overall, defeating Australia's Daria Gavrilova 6-4, 6-2. After three left wrist surgeries that had him contemplating retirement from tennis, del Potro is ranked 145th in the world. It would be a forehand off the net cord, however, that clinched victory on his second match point.
Furyk made six birdies and an eagle through his first nine holes of this historic round. The last nine-hole 27 on tour was carded by Ryan Palmer at the 2015 CareerBuilder Challenge. "There wasn't a lot of people out there, not a lot of cameras, not a lot of media". Furyk hugged caddie Mike Cowan and pumped his fists in celebration.
Biles , who resides in Spring, Texas, hasn't lost an all-around competition (the combined score in all four events - vault , uneven bars , balance beam and floor exercise ) in three years. She credited longtime coach Mihai Brestyan and her commitment to doing "8 million routines" as the key to her resurgence at a time when some American stars are well into retirement.
While the Olympics will be among the highest profile sporting events to embrace VR, it isn't the first to showcase the technology's potential appeal. On both the iOS and Android Google app, users can also choose to receive automatic Olympic updates. The London Olympics were a huge success for NBC, which averaged 31.1 million viewers across two weeks of prime-time.
Hernandez's coach, Maggie Haney, told ESPN after podium training, "I'm disappointed at the possibility of [Hernandez] not competing in the all-around". "She said: 'I believe in you, and you can go out and do it, "' Douglas said. She just whips us into shape. "I wasn't concerned with anything else".
On Saturday, barring anything unusual, Solo will appear in her 200th game for the USA women's national team in a group stage match against France at the Rio Olympics. Iran picked a woman, archer Zahra Nemati, as flag-bearer for its team made up overwhelmingly of men. Almost 5,000 performers were expected to take part in the ceremony , including Brazilian music stars Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
The 42-year-old is the 30th big league player to reach the 3,000-hit plateau and the second to do so in as many seasons, as Alex Rodriguez accomplished the feat in 2015 with the New York Yankees. Jon Gray was roughed up by the Marlins in the first inning, surrendering four runs, including two that came via a two-out single by Jeff Mathis . Arenado responded yet again the following inning on a double, closing the gap to just two runs ...
Competition begins two days earlier on August 3, with women's soccer on NBCSN and USA Network . Pre-Games: Beginning last month and continuing through the Olympic Games, viewers can access more than 200 pre-Games clips in HD via set-top box and Verizon's website , including select highlights from the U.S.
She goes to Rio after having earned the ultimate title in London. A score of 11.700 reflected her flop show. Karolyi visited a jewelry store and hopes to return, should the team take care of business. When Us magazine recently asked Biles to upturn and dump her gym bag for a photo, there, between the lip balm and the bottled water and the bobby pins was a white rosary.
Schefter reported the paint began to congeal, noting that it "would be like playing on tar". "But in the end, if it's remotely close to unsafe, we conferred with the league, we think the best thing to do is respect the safety of the players.
It was quite a Rio Games' debut for Phelps, who was banned from last year's world championships after his second arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. "I've heard the national anthem thousands of times before, but there was something different about this one", said Held, a rising junior at N.C. State.
All three games will be double-headers with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, who will take on New Zealand. Simonds management is keen to host more BBL action, while the venue has also been floated as a contender for mid-level matches when Australia hosts the World Twenty20 in 2020.
His victory completed a hat-trick of successes in consecutive races, was his outright record fifth in Hungary, his fifth of the season and the 48th of his career. "At the beginning of the season he won so many points against Lewis so you can see it swings both directions", said Wolff. There were, though, a couple of nervous moments for Hamilton.
They lost key points in the first set, succumbing to the Czech pair 6-3. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Tom LaDue tells The Associated Press that Williams will be available for her doubles match Sunday despite being sick. The post Rio Olympics: Venus Williams Crashes Out In First Round appeared first on 360Nobs.com. Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.
For starters, Obama has now granted more commutations than the previous nine presidents combined. Nearly all the prisoners that Obama released were serving time for nonviolent crimes related to cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs, although a few were charged with firearms violations related to their drug activities.
The Mercedes driver started second on the grid, but quickly had pole-sitter and teammate Nico Rosberg in his rear view mirror. Sebastian Vettel was fifth on his first appearance in Ferrari colors on home soil, crossing the line 32.5 seconds adrift of Hamilton, with Finnish teammate Kimi Raikkonen capping a disappointing weekend for the Italian team in sixth.
Two other professionals have recorded 58s: Germany's Stephan Jaeger on the Web.com Tour in this year's Ellie Mae Classic and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa on the Japan Golf Tour at the 2010 The Crowns. "I'm a big beast rolling in that putt", said Knox, who had said he was a "beast" at TPC River Highlands after his second-round 67 on Friday. Daniel Berger, who shot a 62 on Saturday, began the day at 15 under with a three-stroke lead.
Williams, 36, had a rocky start to 2016, crashing out of January's Australian Open in the first round. And the biggest tennis player to appear on Saturday - Venus Williams, who lost a crushing first round singles match - will also appear alongside sister Serena in an afternoon doubles match on court 1.
He's expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field. The starter gave up zero earned runs and struck out three batters in six innings of work as the Cubs secured a series victory and built up their divisional lead to nine games over the St.
Aimee Willmott was seventh. Max Litchfield , 21, was fourth in the 400m individual medley and James Guy, the world champion over 200m freestyle, faded to sixth in the 400m event. Do what you want.' But fair play to Adam , he's a great friend of mine and I'm really pleased for him. I've been racing the best in the world and making my way through the ranks and now I'm in the spot where I've got a real opportunity to do something.
But she tore that time to pieces to finish ahead of Britain's Jazz Carlin and US teammate Leah Smith. Ledecky, 19, won her second medal, and first gold, of the games on Sunday night in the 400-meter freestyle, lowering her 2-year-old world record with a clocking of 3 minutes, 56.46 seconds, becoming the first woman to break 3:58.
This comes a little more than a month after a third-round loss at Wimbledon against Sam Querrey of the United States, and could add to the sense that Djokovic is not as unbeatable as everyone was beginning to think he was when he won the French Open in June to become the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive major trophies.
The teenager is one of 10 athletes competing for the Refugee Olympic Team , which the International Olympic Committee assembled from men and women forced from their homelands. Funded by the International Olympic Committee, the team is meant to draw attention to the refugee crisis in these countries and other areas. In the words of some of the refugees themselves, "We may not have a nation, but we will represent millions of refugees".
He was dominant from the start this time , striking out four of his first five batters. I'll take the over here, as we should see some fireworks. Show us that you've got more than a pulse. Iwakuma tossed 71/3 shutout innings, giving up five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks and got three solo home runs of support in a 3-1 win over the Red Sox.
A controversial selection to the five-woman team after a so-so performance at Olympic trials, Douglas validated Karolyi's choice with steady performances all over, including a bars set that earned her a spot in the individual finals. If Chusovitina reaches the vault finals she will compete against American Laurie Hernandez, among others. And Kocian nailed it. Russia's Aliya Mustafina won all-around bronze in London, and with China's Shang Chunsong and Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland is ...
Vanderlei de Lima, former Olympic marathon bronze medalist from Brazil, lights the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games on August 5, 2016. He eventually finished third. Former tennis star Gustavo Kuerten brought the flame into the stadium and passed it on to ex-basketballer Hortencia Marcari, then De Lima took center stage.
As he prepared his players for what will be a much tougher nine months or so from now on, he warned them: "Now we have to think different and close space quicker". As such Kaputska possesses the potential to be another rich source of goals for Leicester, just as Mahrez has been after making his Premier League debut for the club on the first day of the 2014-2015 season against Everton.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from almost eight points on Monday. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill ahead of a meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and GOP House leadership.
ET, MLB Network, NESN ( Boston ), SportsNet LA ( Los Angeles ) PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox LH David Price (9-7, 4.30 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Brandon McCarthy (2-2, 2.76) Price cruised through seven scoreless innings in Seattle on Tuesday and was in line for the win before surrendering a leadoff homer in the eighth and yielding three more runs in the frame without recording an out.
Pogba, who has won four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias since joining Juve, is reportedly set to cost United €110million ($160.15M), a sum that eclipses the €100m ($145.59M) paid by Real Madrid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013.
Bryan won with a birdie on the par-3 18th, hitting a 6-iron from 194 yards to 3 feet. It was one shot off the PGA Tour's nine-hole record of 26, set by Corey Pavin in the opening round of the 2006 U.S. "There wasn't a lot of people out there, not a lot of cameras, not a lot of media". After sizing it up, Furyk rolled the ball within two feet of the cup.
Princess Anne tells Andy Murray 'don't poke my eye out!' I'm glad I could come here, run, finish the race, no injuries. Another American who has served a ban, LaShawn Merritt, tops the 200m rankings with 19.74, with Gatlin just one hundreth of a second behind.