learningandfinance.com

Sports

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps' purple spots are caused by cupping

Cape Town - Following Michael Phelps superb performance in the men's 4x100m freestyle on Sunday, coach Bob Bowman was a happy man. The Times report adds: "Practitioners of the healing technique - or sometimes the athletes themselves - place specialized cups on the skin".

Sports

Bogut leads Australia to 86-66 victory over France in opener

Bogut showed no after-effects of the knee injury which threatened to cruel his Rio campaign, draining 18 points as the Boomers smashed a French team loaded with National Basketball Association stars on Saturday. The alley-oops were "not something we specifically targeted. When you've got smart guys like (Matthew Dellavedova ) and Patty (Mills ) handling the ball, you get a couple of easy baskets".

Sports

NBC announcer says he regrets tweet about Biles' parents

A team gold would also put Biles on the road to the record haul of five gold medals the 19-year-old covets in Rio. A score of 11.700 reflected her flop show. "I have no regrets". But Douglas' pain and frustration is Raisman's joy. Raisman was ahead of Douglas after the floor exercise and held it through the vault and uneven bars .

Sports

Team GB agonisingly miss out on women's rugby sevens medal

A yellow card for New Zealand star Portia Woodman resulted in a significant momentum swing for the Australians. "I came from a touch football background and they said there is an opportunity to play at the Olympics". New Zealand smashed Great Britain in their rugby sevens semi-finals, so the Kiwis will the be Aussies' opponents in the play-off for gold. "They love it, and rugby's in our genes, and we knew they were going to bring it".

Sports

Alastair Cook: "We fought really hard"

Alastair Cook praised his side's all-round effort as England came from behind to secure a thrilling 141-run win over Pakistan in the third Investec Test. "I think it could be right up there", said Cook when asked how he rated this victory at the post-match presentation ceremony. England's quick bowlers displayed mastery of reverse swing as they demolished Pakistan's batting on the final day of the Third Test on Sunday.

Sports

Archbishop celebrates Adam Peaty's Rio Olympic gold

I've got one of the best mentors in the world in Mel. Britain were roundly criticised for winning just three medals in the pool at London 2012, none of them gold. And he went quicker still in surging to a supreme victory. The 21-year old continued his dominance into the final, coming home more than a second and a half clear of the field with Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won silver and Cody Millerof the U.S.

Sports

Rio Olympics | Australian, Chinese swim officials tangle amid doping feud

I haven't slept that well", Sun told Chinese television. "There's been a lot of pressure". "The adrenaline is going so hard for me right now, I don't even feel exhausted just because I'm so excited". In Saturday's evening session race, both Horton and Sun were off the early pace of Britain's James Guy, a 200m specialist who led the race between 100m and almost 350m before fading badly.

Sports

Italian club Inter Milan announces departure of Mancini

Mancini left his post on Monday amid widespread reports of a falling-out with the club's new owners, Suning Holdings Group, and the lack of activity in the transfer window so far. Inter, who were bought by Chinese retail giant Suning in June, were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham in a pre-season match on Friday. De Boer's only previous stint in management came with Ajax, who he was in charge of from December 2010 up until his resignation in May of this year.

Sports

JD Martinez Nails Jay Bruce At The Plate To End Game

New York's 1-0 lead didn't last long after Conforto's drive. Cleveland, which remained two games ahead of Detroit , has dropped five of seven. That total ties him with Norm Cash for eighth in team history. Cabrera fielded his grounder and threw toward second, but the ball hit runner Neil Walker in the head and bounced toward center field. If the team opts to replace Verrett in the rotation, Niese, who threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, would figure to be the logical candidate.

Sports

Love wins: Brazilian women's rugby player gets first Olympic marriage proposal

Australia won gold at the first ever women's rugby sevens Olympic Games after beating New Zealand 24-17. As media swarmed to snap photos of the victorious Aussies, Brazilian player Isadora Cerullo said "yes" to girlfriend Marjorie Enya's question: 'will you marry me?'.

Sports

A bounce-back night for NBC in Olympics ratings

And it doesn't help that while Efimova gets to swim, a ban remains in place on Russian 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova , the whistleblower whose information was crucial to uncovering the scandal. "I really don't know how I even reached the final.it would have really been the end of a fairytale, a terrible dream, if I'd won gold", Efimova said after the race, her face red from crying.

Sports

Rio Olympics 2016: Organisers apologize for long queues at stadiums

Thompson-Willie is participating in her eighth Olympic Games , tying her for the most appearances by a female athlete ever. Goldman Sachs has forecast that Spain will end the games, which begin tomorrow, in 21st position, winning 18 medals in total , with three of those being gold.

Sports

Red Devils complete Paul Pogba capture in world record deal

Manchester United's new star Paul Pogba says his joy at completing a world record transfer from Juventus was tempered by the frustrating wait for the deal to be concluded. I'm just ready to go and work on that and just kill it". "It was like I'd just came back home". Pogba now joins the club's three other summer signings - Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Sports

Thrills, tragedy highlight women's Olympic road race

She later tweeted: "Waiting for some research and hope I can leave today. When you see something like that, it really does not matter anymore". Abbott's caution was warranted; the day before, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (winner of this year's Giro d'Italia and a very big deal in cycling) had been leading the men's road race when he crashed out on that very descent, on a day when it wasn't raining .

Sports

NBCU see huge 35% drop in Olympics Opening Ceremony ratings

If women are the majority of Olympics viewers, it's probably because we're enjoying watching incredible athletes kick butt and set records in events they've worked their whole lives at. On the first night of competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, the network recorded about 19.5million viewers between the hours of 8pm and 11pm.

Sports

Russia banned from Paralympics over state-backed doping

The IPC said it took Russian appeals, "both in person and in writing", but the group's governing board unanimously decided that Russia could not guarantee compliance and enforcement of the code. "But we have to think of all the athletes and the Paralympic movement and if the threat is there, we've got to respond". Beslan Mudranov, who won gold on Saturday in the men's 60kg judo, said he was "really pleased I could get a gold ...

Sports

US men romp past China, 119-62

United States' Kevin Durant (5) celebrates with teammates during a basketball game against Venezuela at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Monday, Aug. "Once we settled down, made our adjustments to the way they were calling the game, the way that Venezuela wanted to play the game, that second quarter we picked it up defensively and turned it around", Anthony said.

Sports

Adam Peaty's grandmother is the cutest Olympic supporter

The 21-year-old is the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal in almost thirty years. Still only 21, Peaty came into the Games as a world, European and Commonwealth champion and the world record holder. It is one of a number of further medal chances in the pool, but none are as nailed-on as Peaty. Peaty blew away Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, the defending Olympic champion who took silver this time in 58.69.

Sports

Cuban a critic of NBA players in Olympics but backing Bogut

He added 18 points, five helpers, and four rebounds, as an eye-popping plus-28 in 23 minutes. "It's the ultimate test", Bogut said of facing the United States, which will match him up against former teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green - as well as Harrison Barnes - for the first time since Bogut and Barnes moved on to the Dallas Mavericks in the wake of Golden State's acquisition of Kevin Durant.

Sports

Phelps Becomes the First to Reach Five Consecutive Finals

Le clos was third and qualified for Tuesday's final with a 1:55.19. While we always thought it was a combination of God-given ability and extreme dedication, the 19-time gold medalist revealed there could be other factors at work. Rio de Janeiro , Brazil - 08/08/2016. The two were friendly then, with the American saying he wanted to visit South Africa and go shark-diving with Le Clos's help.

Sports

Australia pulls away from Serbia, sets up matchup with Team USA

Andrew Bogut hauled in 12 rebounds, Aron Baynes grabbed 7, and David Andersen finished with 6 boards, as the trio of big men continues to make life hard for the opposition. Spain comes into play as the heavy favorite, but no one outside of Croatia believed they would drop the first game, either. "It's always possible, mate", Australia assistant coach and former National Basketball Association championship-winning center Luc Longley said Monday after an impressive 95-80 win over Serbia ...

Sports

Crespo: Jose and Zlatan a winning combination

It was not the cleanest of volleys, and Mourinho barely acknowledged the goal , but it was enough to bounce into the ground and into the top left corner to deceive Fernando Muslera in the Galatasaray goal. The United manager also admitted his players are behind schedule in their preparations after their friendly against Manchester City in Beijing was called off because of a poor pitch.

Sports

Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she planned

In London, Franklin swam in seven events, appearing in 13 of the meet's 15 sessions. There is still hope for Missy Franklin, who will compete in her signature 200-meter backstroke (Heats) event on Thursday. "It was about getting my lane for tomorrow", said Ledecky, after finishing behind Sjostrom in today's semi-finals. A 1:55.73 has him seeded fifth for the semis.

Sports

Miller wins bronze, Ledecky smashes record

The 21-year-old smashed his own record to add the Olympic title to his world and European crowns. Both women reduced their own world records, Ledecky in the 400m free and Sjostrom in the 100m butterfly to claim Olympic golds , but had no problem in easing into the semi-finals of the 200m freestyle.

Sports

Brathwaite takes charge of WI T20 team

Sammy claimed he was dumped in a 30-second phone call from chairman of selectors Browne. Sammy led the West Indies to triumph in the 2012 and 2016 editions of the ICC World Twenty20, and their victory in the final against England could possibly be his last worldwide match.

Sports

LGBT groups pen letter to Big 12 opposing BYU as expansion candidate

Stewart Mandel of FOX Sports, along with several other outlets, is reporting that 25 national LGBT organizations are petitioning the Big 12 in an attempt to get the conference to drop BYU as a candidate for expansion. If the Big 12 is serious about expansion and offering BYU a potential bid, it will be met with resistance from LGBT community. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and how BYU and the Big 12 respond.

Sports

Jose Mourinho takes swipe at 'unethical' Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger

He has already signed two big players, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp questioned the fee last month, saying: "If you bring one player in for £100million or whatever, and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney".

Sports

Paul Pogba signs with Manchester United for £89 million

Pogba pulls his hood off to reveal a red devil shaved into his hair before uttering two simple words: 'I'm back'. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends".

Sports

Watkins Glen Cheez-It 355 Recap

Despite enduring pain he described as the worst he had ever experienced during the course of a race, Hamlin maintained his poise while many others lost theirs. Truex: "I know it was". Truex was not happy and showed his displeasure and an apology by Keselowski was given, but Truex felt it was a little too late after the fact.

Sports

Pogba arrives for Man Utd medical

According to Sky, Pogba's United medical is scheduled to start at 1pm on Monday afternoon and he has since been pictured arriving at the club's Carrington Training facilities, approximately a 25 minute journey from the airport. "You need big shoulders and guts to play for Manchester United and I think the idea of Zlatan and of Pogba returning there is big on the personality front".

Sports

Travelers Championship 2016: Leaderboard Scores, Prize-Money Payouts

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.

Sports

King denies tearful Efimova in 100m breaststroke

Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy continued America's tradition of excellence in the men's 100 backstroke, beating a loaded field to win gold in an Olympic-record 51.97 seconds Monday night, the second-fastest time in history. "That is the tradition". If that's not something to gloat about, I don't know what is. "I do all I can and put all my effort in and it is upsetting when politics enters into sport and I would like if athletes could understand one another's politics".

Sports

#IOLYMPICS: First rugby medal in 92 years goes to Canada

But it was sang proudly Monday night here. I had no idea I would react like that. 'We came out here to win a gold medal and we are bringing back a silver. The players, themselves, believe that. Australia comfortably saw out the final moments of the game to claim the gold medal in the maiden women's rugby sevens event at the Olympic Games.

Sports

Cancelled HOF Game takes auditions from Colts, Packers

The paint melted, and there was concern players' cleats would get stuck in the resulting mire. As overall NFL-fan disappointments go, traveling to Canton for a meaningless game that wasn't actually played is far less disappointing than, for example, seeing their favorite team fail to make the playoffs or (even worse) losing a playoff game or (far worse) losing the Super Bowl .

Sports

First gold medal in Rio goes to United States shooter Virginia Thrasher

The sport of shooting has become caught up in discussions over gun rights and the associated political debate. Gymnastics could unearth a new heroine in America's teenage star Simone Biles, while rugby and golf return to the Olympic programme after gaps of 92 years and 112 years respectively.


Begin ← Back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163 1164 1165 1166 1167 1168 1169 1170 1171 1172 1173 1174 1175 1176 1177 1178 1179 1180 1181 1182 1183 1184 1185 1186 1187 1188 1189 1190 1191 1192 1193 1194 1195 1196 1197 1198 1199 1200 1201 1202 1203 1204 1205 1206 1207 1208 1209 1210 1211 1212 1213 1214 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 1220 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 1227 1228 1229 1230 1231 1232 1233 1234 1235 1236 1237 1238 1239 1240 1241 1242 1243 1244 1245 1246 1247 1248 1249 1250 1251 1252 1253 1254 1255 1256 1257 1258 1259 1260 1261 1262 1263 1264 1265 1266 1267 1268 1269 1270 1271 1272 1273 1274 1275 1276 1277 1278 1279 1280 1281 1282 1283 1284 1285 1286 1287 1288 1289 1290 1291 1292 1293 1294 1295 1296 1297 1298 1299 1300 1301 1302 1303 1304 1305 1306 1307 1308 1309 1310 1311 1312 1313 1314 1315 1316 1317 1318 1319 1320 1321 1322 1323 1324 1325 1326 1327 1328 1329 1330 1331 1332 1333 1334 1335 1336 1337 1338 1339 1340 1341 1342 1343 1344 1345 1346 1347 1348 1349 1350 1351 1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 1370 1371 1372 1373 1374 1375 1376 1377 1378 1379 1380 1381 1382 1383 1384 1385 1386 1387 1388 1389 1390 1391 1392 1393 1394 1395 1396 1397 1398 1399 1400 1401 1402 1403 1404 1405 1406 1407 1408 1409 1410 1411 1412 1413 1414 1415 1416 1417 1418 1419 1420 1421 1422 1423 1424 1425 1426 1427 1428 1429 1430 1431 1432 1433 1434 1435 1436 1437 1438 1439 1440 1441 1442 1443 1444 1445 1446 1447 1448 1449 1450 1451 1452 1453 1454 1455 1456 1457 1458 1459 1460 1461 1462 1463 1464 1465 1466 1467 1468 1469 1470 1471 1472 1473 1474 1475 1476 1477 1478 1479 1480 1481 1482 1483 1484 1485 1486 1487 1488 1489 1490 1491 1492 1493 1494 1495 1496 1497 1498 1499 1500 1501 1502 1503 1504 1505 1506 1507 1508 1509 1510 1511 1512 1513 1514 1515 1516 1517 1518 1519 1520 1521 1522 1523 1524 Forward → End