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Olympic defeat leaves Novak Djokovic in tears

An emotional Djokovic left the court with his head down after del Potro, whose career has been hampered by injuries, rallied past the Serb 6-7 (4-7), 6-7 (2-7). But in the context of his story, it's important to remember that del Potro previously ranked as high as World No. 4 back in 2010. "Delpo was the better player and he deserved to win", Djokovic was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

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Spine-Fracturing Crash Leads to Criticism of Rio's Dangerous Cycling Course

Van Vleuten's crash left American Mara Abbott in pole position but she couldn't hold onto it. For a moment, it looked as though the women's road race during the Rio Olympics was going to end in tragedy. But on the last tight curve, van Vleuten locked up her wheels and crashed hard through the bend. "I was really shocked when I saw the crash and it didn't look good but I had to focus and keep on with the race", she told reporters.

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Leading off: Mets says golf didn't cause Cespedes to go on DL

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run with two outs in the top of the fifth inning and the Mets capped another frustrating day of injury news with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. "In retrospect it's probable that we should have just put him on the DL at the beginning of this episode", Alderson said. “Hopefully at the end of two weeks hell be back and hopefully 100% or close to it.”.

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Trump says '2nd Amendment people' might be able to stop Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump was speaking to an audience in Wilmington, NC today when he made a statement that media and other Democrats are claiming is a hint that Hillary Clinton should be assassinated to protect the Second Amendment . The Trump campaign quickly refuted any such inference and asserted that Trump meant political power to stop Clinton at polls. One member of the crowd, who was sitting behind Trump, had a shocked expression upon hearing the comment.

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Can Tim Tebow Play In The MLB?

Tebow quickly found a new home on TV as an analyst, but now he's determined to quench his thirst for competitive sport once again. Tebow, 28, best known as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida who had National Football League stints with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles, has not played baseball since high school.

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Gary Lineker has really changed his tune about Paul Pogba

The announcement of Pogba's return to Old Trafford, a place he departed on a free transfer in 2012, resembled a feature Hollywood film, with the 23-year-old's glamorous unveiling lighting up social media. In his 2015 book "Leading", Ferguson described his first meeting with Raiola as "a fiasco". United, who beat Premier League champions Leicester City 2-1 in the Community Shield at Wembley at the weekend, begin the new campaign on Sunday with a trip to Bournemouth.

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Donald Trump's Second Amendment remarks re-ignite his critics

And then he said, and you have the power to do something about it. ".@realDonaldTrump is right. If @HillaryClinton gets to pick her anti-#2A #SCOTUS judges, there's nothing we can do". The controversy immediately overwhelmed Trump's intended campaign-trail focus: the economic plan he unveiled just a day earlier and was promoting during a series of rallies in the most competitive general election states.

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Indians acquire RP Andrew Miller from Yankees for prospects

He's pitched before him in the seventh and eighth inning. The Loganville, Georgia, native quickly ascended the minor leagues; Baseball America rated him 21st on their midseason list of the game's top 100 prospects while MLB rated him 24th in their assessment.

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Disheartened Rory McIlroy Seeks Answers After Early PGA Exit

The PGA said players would stay in the same pairings and go off in the same order for the final round, starting as early as 8:40 a.m. American Phil Mickelson was the victor then and two of his compatriots lead the way this time around, with Walker and Streb - scheduled for a 7:40am tee time - on nine under.

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O'Reilly leaves Olympic Village in doping scandal

O'Reilly, who was due to fight in the middleweight category on Friday, was informed on August 4 that he had tested positive for an as yet unknown substance during an out of competition control. Educating athletes of the risks proposed by supplements is provided to all our boxers as part of the High Performance Programme. RTE reported O'Reilly is still in Rio but will soon return to Ireland.

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Jim Furyk Makes PGA Tour History With Final-Round 58

He last won at the 2015 RBC Heritage. He pitched out short of the hole, setting up a putt that went straight into the hole prompting the 31-year-old to send his hat flying in celebration. He had 10 birdies, one eagle and no bogeys during the round to become the only player in PGA history to break 60 on two occasions. Knox got in trouble off the tee on No.

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Michael Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly for his 20th Olympic gold medal

And Australia is a great chance for gold tomorrow after Madeline Groves qualified almost half a second ahead of the next competitor for the women's 200m butterfly. Michael Phelps proved once again that he's the greatest swimmer in the world, so much so that even the team US basketball team was squealing with excitement.

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Harrison, Pace, Greene, Stanfel, Stabler, DeBartolo in hall

He had so much fun playing football that everyone - coaches, teammates and fans - fell in line. With this year's ceremony over, football fans can start looking ahead to who might fill out the 2017 Hall of Fame class. "Whatever the thing was, that focus, concentration, competitiveness, he could just step up a notch when you needed it", Madden said. His Raiders days lasted from 1970 to 1979, and Stabler still holds franchise records for wins, passing yards and passing touchdowns.

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Michael Phelps goes for more gold in Rio

As though 19 weren't sensational enough, Michael Phelps has just extended the margin by which he's going to remain the Greatest Of All Time even further with his 20th Olympic Gold medal in the Men's 200-metre butterfly contest at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro .

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Ferdinand backs Pogba to handle record transfer fee

The United boss told MUTV: "I know the discussion, I understand that, sometimes in football, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United ". "He can become the greatest midfielder in the world and drive his club back to the top. For all the money that has been spent, we've not been able to keep Grade A players or incentivise them to come here in the first place".

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In shocking defeat, Djokovic knocked out of Rio Olympics by Del Potro

The win was Murray's 13th in a row and seventh at the Olympics , and he will look to extend the run when he faces Argentina's Juan Monaco in the second round. Djokovic still has a chance for a gold medal in doubles, but the Olympic singles gold - the one major tennis prize he lacks - continues to elude him (and Serbia).

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US Women's Gymnastics Wins Gold in Team Final

All in all, at the moment Russian Federation has three gold medals, six silver and three bronze. The American women were only competing against themselves. For the greatest team in U.S. gymnastics history, it has only just begun. - U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA)These five couldn't have represented Team USA any better! Biles put a bow on the title by turning in a 15.800 on the team's third and final floor routine.

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Sania ends partnership with Martina, teams up with Strycova

Together Mirza and Hingis became one of the most successful women's tennis pairings in recent years, winning titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015, and this year at the Australian Open. But is a regular phenomena, you can change partner if results are not coming", a source close to Sania told PTI. Now Sania Mirza will play along Barbara Strycova and Bethanie Mattek Sands in the US Open and then in New Haven respectively.

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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp urges players to learn lessons

Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool's win over Barcelona, Carragher said: "I think defensively, yes [Liverpool need to strengthen]". "You saw all those different parts against Barcelona but I saw them all in his first couple of sessions with us".

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Rio gold would beat World Cup wins for SBW

It's the Olympics and I'm so excited". The Fiji women's team, unsung and largely overshadowed by the world series champion men's team, produced the only upset on day one at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be on the verge of making the quarterfinals.

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Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold

But Le Clos isn't backing down. "May the best man win", he said. This is the race that I really wanted tonight. A pair of Hungarians could also be part of the mix. For Britain, who had qualified first for the final, James Guy overhauled Takeshi Matsuda on the final leg to take the silver in 7:03.13, with Japan clocking 7:03.50.

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'Final Five' win one more gold for Karolyi

They made Martha Karolyi cry. "I always tell the girls, "You are competing against yourselves", Karolyi said after qualifying. What's happening to me? But they delivered one anyway. We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

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Michael Phelps claims his 20th gold medal

No other Olympian has more than nine golds. "That's a lot of medals", Phelps said , shaking his head. He won a slew of golds, set a record, lowered his record and, while expanding his program from Athens to Beijing, kept the 200 fly like a swimming safety blanket.

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US women's gymnastics team wins gold for second consecutive Olympics

Simone Biles' ability to explode off the floor and reach great heights is on full display in this routine, the last for the Americans. What makes Biles a once-in-a-lifetime gymnast is that she's not only as good on floor as Maroney was on vault - she's also as good on vault as Maroney was.

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Instant Replay: Cain no-hits Nats through five for 100th win

Madison Bumgarner pinch-hit for Cain and smoked a Gio Gonzalez pitch off the bricks for a leadoff double. Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the third for the Nationals , who couldn't protect an early 3-0 lead hours after acquiring All-Star closer Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates to replace the struggling Jonathan Papelbon.

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International Olympic Committee clears 271 Russian athletes for Rio

Recently, the IOC opted not to issue a total ban of Russian athletes, so as not to punish those who are legitimately clean and not acting above the Olympic rules and in violation of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Russian Federation entered 389 athletes for the Rio games. "As a effect, the CAS panel found that this is unenforceable as it does not respect the athletes' right of natural justice".

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Genuine or Not! Mourinho dedicates Community Shield Win to Van Gaal

José Mourinho won the first trophy of the new season in his first competitive game as Manchester United manager and immediately dedicated it to his predecessor. Meanwhile, Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel slammed the doubters who claim the champions have no chance of retaining the title. The season is starting already so not now.

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps wins 21st Olympic gold medal

Lochte has 11 medals in his Olympic career. Could Phelps, at 31, pull off such a grueling double? Michael Phelps at the moment has 21 Olympic gold medals under his belt and 25 overall. The top-ranked American won't get a chance to defend the gold she won in London. "I don't want him to win and I'm sure he doesn't want me to win", said Phelps.

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Trump Campaign Struggles to Dial Back 2nd Amendment Reference to Hillary Today

A President's people can't threaten that there will be bloodshed if they lose. The U.S. Secret Service could potentially take a step unprecedented in American political history - investigate one of the candidates it is assigned to protect.

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Michael Phelps wins gold in 200 fly, adds to record medal tally

That allowed Chad le Clos of South Africa to stunningly win gold in an event that Phelps had dominated for the better part of a decade. World record-holder Phelps, who won the title in 2004 and 2008, celebrated by pointing to the ceiling and pumping his fists, gesturing to the crowd to "bring the noise" after becoming the oldest individual gold medallist in Olympic swimming history at 31.

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Jason Day could only watch with another major just out of reach

Walker said he and his long time caddie Andy Sanders, who he met at Baltusrol when both were playing in the 2000 U.S. Amateur, made a decision to go for the green as dictated by the distance and the good lie. But the 37-year-old held his nerve to clip a safe pitch 35 feet beyond the pin and, after his birdie putt slid an uncomfortable three feet past the hole, he rattled in the return to close out a flawless round and secure the biggest victory of his career.

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A's beat Orioles 3-2 to drop Baltimore into first-place tie

Butler added two hits. He only had one tough inning, the third, when three singles - two grounders and a soft fly ball in no man's land - loaded the bases for Machado, who'd homered in his first three at-bats Sunday against the White Sox.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Serena Williams exits Olympics after loss to Elina Svitolina

In addition, Williams saw her serve broken four times and had many more double-faults (8-2), including five in a pivotal second-set sequence that handed Svitolina a 4-3 lead. Muguruza's post-French Open slump continued when she slipped to a worrying 6-1, 6-1 loss to Puig, the world number 34. She ended the first set with an ace and a blank stare, as if this were no big deal and she knew she would do this all along.

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Serena Williams crashes out of Olympics after shock defeat to Elina Svitolina

Williams, a 22-time grand-slam champion, praised Svitolina, who she had beaten in their four previous meetings. The world likely forgave her after she clinched a haul of gold medals in Beijing and London for both singles and doubles tennis.

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Emotional Favre enters Hall of Fame

Favre contemplated whether he should play the game or not. On the way back from the game, his mother-in-law Deanna told him: "You know your dad said to me he had hoped or could not wait for the day that you're inducted into the Hall of Fame so he could introduce you".


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