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USA, DeMarcus Cousins Dominate in Olympic Debut

Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the US men's basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its opening game. It was the 18th consecutive win for Team USA in Olympics competitions and the 69th overall in worldwide games in 10 years, as per the Los Angeles Times.

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Husker punter Foltz killed in auto crash

A third occupant, 21-year-old Colby J. Delahoussaye, was taken to a hospital, ESPN reports . The vehicle left the road and struck a tree about 11:45 p.m., the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office told the World-Herald. "He loved it, and so that's where he gained that respect from all these kids, just the way he approached day-to-day, right in that weight room every day".

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USA women's gymnastics flips over field for team Olympic gold

The top-seeded player in the women's tennis tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics got upset on Tuesday by Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, deprived of a chance to defend the gold medal she won four years ago in London. "When you're not precise, you make mistakes", Karolyi told Texas Monthly recently. So this squad took control early, and came up with a name with a lot of significance.

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps wins 21st Gold medal in 4x200m relay

Phelps clinched his 21st with the US taking out the 4x200m freestyle relay in comfortable fashion, but it was his nail-biting effort in the 200m butterfly that sent the arena into raptures. "Going into the finish I said, 'If I have to take a half-stroke, I'm going to take a half stroke, '" Phelps said. CORONATION TIME: Biles and her American gymnastics teammates have been head and shoulders above the competition during qualifying.

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Michael Phelps calls his medal tally 'mind-blowing' after collecting 21st gold

Few could blame him after a hard night's work - but while Phelps may be cooling down, Ledecky is only just getting started. Hungary's 19-year-old Tamas Kenderesi surpassed his veteran teammate Cseh to clinch a superb bronze medal in 1:53.62, with Le Clos fading to fourth, more than a half-a-body length behind Phelps in a time of 1:54.06.

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Altuve, Correa lead Astros to 7-5 win over Twins

Houston is 3-10 in its last 13 games and is averaging just 2.4 runs in that span.TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Houston), FSN North (Minnesota) PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Collin McHugh (7-8, 4.73 ERA) vs. It was Correa's 16th homer of the season and Houston's first in eight games. That's why we've got to keep preaching: "Just try to keep the line moving".

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NBC Commentator Wishes He Had Complimented Katinka Hosszu's Husband Slightly Differently

Hicks said that Hosszu has told him that she credits coach Shane Tusup , who is also her husband, for improving her strength training, intensity and confidence. The network saw a much-needed ratings boost for its Olympics coverage Sunday night after two nights of viewership numbers that looked dismal compared to what it got with its coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I Will Only Get Better For Manchester United

Late on, Ibrahimovic netted the victor with a powerful header to open his account on English soil for the club. However, following the game at Wembley, Mourinho opted to dedicate the accolade to his predecessor and former colleague Louis van Gaal.

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US takes fifth in men's Olympics gymnastics, Japan beats China for gold

Russia, Japan, Britain, Brazil ranked behind the United States to make the team final, along with Ukraine and Germany. The U.S. men led the competition through their subdivision, but was not a ideal day for them at Rio Olympic Arena on Saturday.

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Andy Murray 'surprised' by Novak Djokovic's first-round exit at Rio Olympics

The players shared a lengthy embrace at the net after match point, Djokovic broke down, Del Potro could barely believe the enormity of what he had done and the spirit of the Olympic Games was there for all to see. Argentina's Del Potro cried because he did his best and won.While Novak's tears were as bitter as never before. The 27-year-old pro was smoking out there on the Brazilian tennis court.

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Olympics: First gold goes to US

Ginny Thrasher had just started shooting when she was fifteen years old on a hunting trip with her father and grandfather. She was the first American to bring home the gold. Thrasher, who was on her high school rifle team, will also compete in the three-position event August 11. "Halfway through when I took the lead it was clear to me I had a chance, I was taking one shot at a time".

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Gymnastics: USA and Biles take team gold

On Tuesday night, they captured the team gold in dominant fashion, exceeding sky-high expectations and hype. Their 8.209-point margin of victory was the largest since 1960, and if you add up the margins of victory from the 1984-2008 Olympics, the Americans' win this year was still wider by a point.

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Venus and Serena Williams lose straight sets to Czech pair women's doubles

The expectations were sky-high for the sisters from Compton who'd been famous years before they turned pro and were just beginning their decorates careers - coming off their first singles Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Strycova and Safarov were happy that they won against the sisters. The Williams sisters' ideal run at the Olympic Games is over. "She's used to not feeling 100 percent with her Sjongren's, and I think that's why we saw her compete and fight to the end", Fernandez said.

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Elina Svitolina stuns defending champion Serena Williams at Rio Olympics

With Williams' loss on Tuesday, all of the top seeds in all tennis competitions at the Rio Olympics have been eliminated before the quarterfinals. Not exactly a golden moment. Open victor Juan Martin del Potro. Oddly so, too, with that five-double-fault game; she finished with eight. When Williams held serve easily to open the second set, it felt like the momentum would swing in her favor.

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America wipes away tears after Brett Favre's Hall of Fame speech

I'm an extremely blessed man. A piece of paper is part of his Hall of Fame exhibit, one that may speak to Favre's grit, determination and toughness more than any other: It's a deactivation report from 2010, his 20th season in the National Football League, and it was also the first of Favre's career.

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Everton medical expected today for Swansea captain Williams

The Welsh worldwide, 31, is expected to complete a medical on Tuesday afternoon before signing a two-year deal. It marks the end of an era at Swansea who will now go into the Premier League campaign without their captain of the past four years.

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Bury swimmer James Guy wins silver medal at Rio Olympics

It was also the second silver medal of the night for Team GB after Siobhan-Marie O'Connor came home second in the 200m individual medley. "That's quicker than at the world championship and James Guy finally has that medal around his neck". Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace were part of the relay team that won, joining up with Englishman James Guy to finish second behind the dominant U.S.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Team Nigeria Day 4 review (Tuesday, August 9)

Only the top three competitors move on to the semi-finals A/B which are medal contention rounds. Ukogu, 24, is the first Nigerian to represent the country in Rowing and she is very keen to go all the away in Rio. In an interview she had before the Olympics, Ukogu said her goal has always been to represent Nigeria in the Olympics. She qualified for the Olympics in October 2015 at the African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunisia.

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Arsenal desperate to sign Mustafi before Liverpool game

Arsenal will finally submit a formal £30m offer for Valencia star Shkodran Mustafi as Arsene Wenger desperately tries to land a centre-back ahead of their opening game with Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail . Mustafi, a 23-year-old centre-half who was taken by Germany head coach Joachim Low as part of his squad for the recent European Championships in France, has been playing at the Mestalla since 2014 after moving to Spain from Sampdoria in Serie A.

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US make quick work of China

There weren't answers for players like Kevin Durant or Carmelo Anthony who dropped long jump shots over defenders who couldn't keep up. Team USA, of course. Although this may not be the best made-in-America team as James, Stephen Curry and others chose to skip the Rio Games, the US squad that came to Brazil appears to be in a class by itself.

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Forecast doesn't look good for marathon finish at PGA

More thunderstorms are forecast Sunday and Monday, so Kerry Haigh, PGA of America's chief championships officer, chose to keep third-round pairings for the fourth round and start it early to try and finish on Sunday. Francesco Molinari birdied his final six holes to card a round of 68. Walker, winless this season after winning three tournaments in 2014 and two more past year, also emerged from nowhere, after finding his putting stroke, notwithstanding his sole bogey of the day on the par-5 ...

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Katie Ledecky holds off Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom to win 200-meter freestyle

No question, he's No. 1. Ledecky is a 6-foot-tall athlete from the Washington, D.C., area who possesses bright eyes and strong arms. The U.S. men, who took gold in the 4x100-meter free with Phelps a member of the team, hold the world and Olympic records in the 200.

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Rio 2016: Five things to watch on Tuesday at the Olympics

Team members and coaches visit the ranch regularly, where they receive specialized instructions. Going through 28 rotations over two days, team United States of America was ideal right from the beginning. And yet, they still finished with the three highest individual scores, with Biles, Raisman and Douglas going 1-2-3. Katie Ledecky of the United States has captured her second gold medal, winning the 200-meter freestyle.

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Foreign managers given easier ride in Premier League says Dyche

But he doesn't believe the dwindling number of homegrown coaching talent is getting the credit it deserves in the face of the growing influence of overseas managers . Dyche said that while foreign managers are labelled as innovators, English bosses in comparison can be criticised for a similar approach. Dyche is one of only seven home-grown managers - including Hull City caretaker Mike Phelan - preparing for the start of the new Premier League season on Saturday.

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Michael Phelps Wins Gold Medal in Men's 200M Butterfly at 2016 Olympics

Le Clos won the 200m butterfly race in 2012 , taking the title away from Phelps, who had won it in 2004 and 2008. Cape Town - Michael Phelps proved without a shadow of a doubt he's the greatest ever Olympian with an incredible 20th gold medal in Rio.

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The Final Five - Team USA gymnastics reveals nickname

But this American team, in their stars and stripes leotards glittering with a sprinkling of crystals, are a class apart. And the effortlessly elegant Biles, standing at 4ft 8ins, is their outstanding performer. On the uneven bars, Biles, Douglas, and Kocian all landed scores above 14, with Kocian leading at 15.933. A fall from Elissa Downie on the beam proved costly for Britain, though, as they dropped back to fifth at the halfway point.

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Dutchwoman Van Vleuten hurt in horror crash

Following her gold medal win, van der Breggen spoke with reporters, "I was pretty shocked, I think she crashed hard". Unlike when American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis fell while celebrating a victory too early at the 2006 Winter Olympics, it's easy to feel for Van Vleuten.

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Efimova is a poor poster child for Russian scandal

She served a 16-month ban for DHEA before returning to win the 100m world title previous year. King told USA Today that the feud began when she waggled one index finger after qualifying for the semifinal in the 100-meter breaststroke.

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Pennsylvania attorney general sought revenge in illegal leak

She knew what she did was wrong but she was out to get revenge". Rather than address her critics at a news conference, Henry said, Kane deployed "cloak and dagger" techniques. "It just does not make sense that she would risk her reputation and her career (over him)". Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele began introducing into evidence emails and cell phone records that will be used during the rest of the trial.

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Katinka Hosszu reels in 3rd Olympic gold medal in the pool

Katinka Hosszú of Hungary won gold in the women's 200-meter individual medley at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a time of 2:06.68, setting an Olympic record. Michael Phelps was second fastest in the semi-finals of the 200m butterfly on Monday (8 August) as he sets his sights on a 20th Olympic Games gold medal.

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Phelps wins 20th gold medal, Ledecky wins gold in 200 freestyle

She is the third woman and sixth swimmer to win gold in both the 200 and 400 freestyle at the same Olympics. This marks the third medal and second gold at these Games for Ledecky. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. She didn't dominate this race (like she did on Sunday, when she broke a 400-m freestyle world record and beat her closest opponent by almost five seconds).

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Michael Phelps at Olympics 2016

And winning an individual Olympic medal in a swimming event at the age of 31 might be even more impressive than racking up that record-setting medal count. It had turned a murky green since Monday night's events. It was a second gold in Rio for Hosszu, the self-styled "Iron Lady" of swimming , after her world record-breaking victory in the 400 individual medley (IM) on Saturday.

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Williams sisters lose first Olympic match

They were up against Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova. Venus' lack of luck extends during the tennis doubles match with her sister Serena . "But it was a challenge", Safarova continued, "and we love challenges". "Delpo was the better player and he deserved to win". "It was a really tough match for us and a really tough draw, but we're used to tough draws", Serena , who is still in the women's singles competition, told reporters.

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American Ryan Murphy wins gold in men's 100 back

I knew I was due for a breakthrough". He won twice [Tuesday night]. The rivalry seeds between Phelps and le Clos were planted four years ago at the London Olympics when le Clos beat Phelps for the gold medal by five-hundredths of a second.

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Hiranandani hospital CEO arrested in kidney racket case

The police went on to arrest eight accused in the case, including the mastermind, Vijendra Bisen, whose racket pans up to Gujarat. The arrests by the Mumbai police have shocked the medical fraternity. The three-members are Dr Sujata Patwardhan from the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee, state nodal officer Dr Gauri Rathod and Sion hospital head of nephrology Dr Kalpana Mehta.


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