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Andre Ayew joins from Swansea in £20.5m deal

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew has started training with his new club West Ham United after sealing his club record signing move on Monday. The boss said to BT Sport before the friendly game against Juventus as quoted by Essex Chronicle : "We are very close to signing a couple of players and that's it".

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21 gold Phelps still rules the pool

Apparently, Michael wanted to show Le Clos that he is still the best swimmer in the world and the title he won in 2012, at the London Olympic Games was just a pure casualty. It was then over to the 4x200m freestyle relay and a visibly exhausted Phelps somehow managed to close out a fine win for the US quartet with Great Britain claiming the silver .

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Phelps gets 21st gold, Ledecky wins 200

Michael Phelps won his 21st Olympic Gold as the U.S. freestyle relay team finished the 4×200 freestyle relay finals with a total time of 7:00.66. James Guy made up for a disappointing meet with a superb anchor leg to haul Britain into the silver medal position in 7:03.13 and Japan took bronze in 7:03.50.

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Versatile ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming. The publisher's synopsis of the book reads: "His story unfolds as so many of our lives do-among family, friends, and colleagues-but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly-psych wards and hospitals".

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CMS puts hold on transgender bullying prevention following supreme court ruling

By the end of August, the school board says it will formally request that the Supreme Court review the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision , which had allowed Gavin to use the boys restroom. As I wrote previously, that guidance, from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, came with an implicit threat that schools found in violation could lose federal education funding.

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Wolff: Hamilton 'unbeatable' on a good day

The Briton crossed the line 6.9 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Ricciardo who was on the podium for the second race in a row on his 100th grand prix appearance. Hamilton reckons the team will opt to take the hit at either Spa or Monza, with a double-penalty likely to give the three-time champion a pool or components to use throughout the season.

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Phelps carries flag in for Team USA at Olympic Opening Ceremony

Overall, the atmosphere in the Maracana was celebratory, as a succession of actors, dancers and musicians raced through routines meant to showcase Brazil's culture, diversity and history, even finding time for a brief lecture on environmental issues.

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Michael Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly, 20th gold medal of his career

Over at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Ledecky and Franklin go for the gold in the 200m freestyle and Phelps gets a rematch against London victor Chad le Clos of South Africa in the men's 200m fly final. This time , he made no mistakes in getting to the wall first. Ledecky entered the world stage with a splash (no pun intended) at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, when she wowed the swimming world by winning gold in the 800-meter freestyle , besting the silver medalist by four seconds.

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PGA Championship 2016: Weather delay halts play in Round 3

More rain is in the forecast for Sunday. At 9 under overall, Streb finds himself tied for the lead with Jimmy Walker, two shots ahead of the rest of the field. "I think there's a 61 or 62 out there because it's par 70, the greens are pristine, they're rolling beautifully and they're soft". "Our hope is that those showers or storms hit elsewhere".

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Official Club Statements on Signing from Mourinho, Pogba

So I believe that, after a couple of days, he will feel like he never left the club. "Hopefully it will come but first I have to win the Premier League". "He is a special talent and the Premier League is a better place now he is in it". I have many friends there but it had to return to the Old Trafford.

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Phelps leads US to 4x200m relay gold in Olympics

He cruised to victory leaving Le Clos training behind in fourth place. RIO DE JANEIRO Even a late "wardrobe malfunction" could not stop Michael Phelps from winning his 21st Olympic gold medal for the United States in the Rio pool on Tuesday.

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Olympic swimming results 2016: U.S. wins gold in men's 4x200m freestyle relay

On Tuesday night Townley Haas swam the 5th fastest split in the 4×200 free relay as the USA dominated Great Britain in the Finals. It's Phelps' 21st career Olympic gold and 25th medal total. Phelps and Lochte, who now has his sixth Olympic gold, have been part of that relay every single time. UT rising junior Joseph Schooling qualified sixth for the 100m freestyle semifinals but placed eighth in his semifinal heat (48.70) and was unable to advance to Wednesday's finals.

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Michael Phelps wins 21st Olympic gold medal

The golden girls dubbed themselves "The Final Five" in honor of Karolyi's retirement at the end of the Olympics and the fact that the format is changing for Tokyo in 2020 so that only four team members will take part in the team competition.

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Former Baylor coach Art Briles attends Cowboys workout

He told a large group of reporters he was "dumfounded" by everything that had occurred at Baylor. Asked why he's confident he'll get another coaching job after what happened at Baylor, Briles said, "because I know who I am". If Briles' side of the story is different than what the summary of events at Baylor says or the school continues to withhold the entire report, don't be too surprised if he makes an expeditious return to coaching.

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Olympics-Stunned Peaty thought 'where is everybody?'

His record-breaking performance broke the drought for United Kingdom men, as he is the first United Kingdom male swimmer to take home a gold medal in 28 years. "He's worked so hard for this gold medal and he deserves it and I'm glad he got what he wanted". He added: "We have seen the footage of the track and field team back in the holding camp reacting to Peaty's win".

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager unsure about Gunners future

Arsene Wenger says that his future at Arsenal will depend on what happens this season, and has suggested that he wants to keep working, if not at the Emirates then elsewhere. He said it was only considered acceptable to lose to "big clubs" but stressed that Claudio Ranieri's side, who finished 10 points clear of Arsenal and lost only three games all season, had achieved something "absolutely exceptional".

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James Anderson topples R Ashwin; reclaims No.1 Test ranking for bowlers

The 34-year-old surged to the top of the chart for the first time in his career on 31 May after he took 18 wickets in two Tests against Sri Lanka but the competition at the top of the table is so tight that the number-one ranking has changed hands three times from Yasir Shah to Ashwin and now back to Anderson.

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Mauro Icardi will stay at Inter Milan, says Frank De Boer

The Toffees are also set to offer Lukaku a bumper new contract in an attempt to keep him at Goodison Park and it's left Conte looking at possible alternatives with the newspaper suggesting that the Italian tactician has now turned his attention signing Inter Milan hitman Mauro Icardi .

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U.S. Men Look to Build on Momentum From Gymnastics Qualifications

A devastated Chinese team held their heads in their hands in the Rio Olympic Arena. Uchimura, 27, also won gold in all-around at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, so he's riding momentum into the Olympics. "I certainly don't believe I'm unbeatable, not at all", said Uchimura, who trailed Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev after a fall from the horizontal bar in qualifiers for the individual event on Saturday.

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International Olympic Committee to Look into Aussie Horton's Comment on Sun Yang

Horton said earlier this week he had no "time or respect for drug cheats ". Hosszu made a slow start on Monday, but the 27-year-old recovered for her second Games medal. Canada's Ryan Cochrane fumed: "For an athlete that's clean it's really frustrating". But the Australian Olympic Committee simply said: "Mack is entitled to express his point of view".

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Australia says no apology to China in Olympics doping row

Another Twitter user, Mark Horton , a self-described Liverpool Football Club fan but no relation to the Australian swimmer, was forced to post a clarification after being mistaken for "the Australian swimmer who said something about a Chinese swimmer".

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Bolt aiming for the 'triple-triple' in Rio

Bolt is recovering from a hamstring injury that forced him to withdraw five weeks ago from the Jamaican trials. No wonder organisers opted to stage it at the Cidade das Artes, the largest theatre in South America. He's also looking forward to lowering his 200m mark. "In life nothing is guaranteed". "I never focus on any one individual because when you do that, what happens when that person isn't there?" "Somebody told us they were going to get it", Bolt said.

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Liverpool humbled by Mainz on Klopp's return

The England global reserved special praise for man-of-the-match Mane, a big-money off-season arrival from Southampton, who opened the scoring. Na Lallana first help Sadio Mane score the first goal when he stop Arda Turan short pass before Mascherano kon do own goal .

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Barcelona squad is best ever, says Luis Enrique

The Spaniard has already secured the services of Andre Gomes from Valencia, Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain, Samuel Umtiti from Lyon and Denis Suarez from Villarreal. "Then we will see how they perform". " We have a squad that has been strengthened brilliantly ". " That is the intelligent way to look at things . If we find one we will move forward", he explained.

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Djokovic ousted in men's doubles, Rio quest over

Top seed Djokovic was crushed during the first round of the Olympic men's singles by del Potro , a former US Open victor. "Today I was having breakfast at nine o'clock", said the Argentine whose build-up to his match with Djokovic on Sunday had been marked by him getting stranded in an elevator for 40 minutes.

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Paul Pogba completes record transfer to Manchester United from Juventus

The sum, equivalent to 89 million pounds, smashes the 85 million pounds for the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, "thus making Pogba the most valuable player in the sport's history", Juventus said. When we play Manchester United against Chelsea, he was repeating the same, we are so different and for me to get a team under his ideas for two years, we are in the moment with some functional contradictions.

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Wenger reveals thoughts on Pogba deal; drops transfer hint

Paul Pogba is finally coming home. "Where you could approximately value a player before, today the identity of a club that comes in for a transfer is more important than the rest", the veteran manager said. "It's the first time I've worked with such a number of players". The former Liverpool boss told L'Equipe: " The transfer amount is huge, and it can become a problem depending on the personality of the player, who will be under pressure ".

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Tim Tebow to pursue baseball career, agents say

On his Twitter account, Fox Sports baseball report Ken Rosenthal released a statement from Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of the baseball arm of CAA, the agency that represents Tebow . Tebow, who turns 29 on Sunday, was a former all-state prep school baseball player in Florida. New York Jets receiver Eric Decker, who was Tebow's teammate in Denver and who played baseball at the University of Minnesota, said he doesn't know if Tebow will be good enough, but he is confident people will ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Banned Russians quietly added back to swimming

Under guidelines laid down by the International Olympic Committee, but left ultimately to the discretion of individual sports federations, Russians with past doping convictions were ineligible to compete. But, like all of the membership except for Britain's Adam Pengilly, he voted in favour of a vote of confidence in response to the ruling IOC Executive Board decision.

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Rio Olympics 2016, Swimming: Russia returns to event

Revelations of state-sponsored Russian doping overshadowed the build-up to the Olympics, and the country was banned on Sunday from the Paralympics that will follow. "I hope that it can and that the public, including athletes, spectators and supporters, will be willing to forgive the 2016 lapse - if they can see a genuine and uncompromising commitment to delivery of doping-free sport, in which actions match the rhetoric", the Canadian wrote.

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Argentina coach in Spain to convince Messi to return to team

However, the recently-appointed Bauza was at pains to point out that he has not come to "convince" Messi to return to worldwide football. Aside from an Olympic gold in 2008, Messi has been unable to claim a major title at global level having been a member of the side that finished as the World Cup runners-up in 2014, as well as tasting defeat in the Copa America finals in 2007, 2015 and 2016.

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Lee lead cut to one, Matthew on the march

Lee shot a 69. The South Korean followed up her opening 62 - which equalled the lowest round in the competition's history - with three birdies and two bogeys on Friday. "I've just got to stay positive", she said. "I remember when I was like five or something they went to play golf and left the caddie to take care of us".

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Russell Knox wins Travelers but Jim Furyk steals show

He rolled in a short par putt on the final hole, thrust his arms in the air and waved his cap to salute thousands of fans who had rushed to the amphitheater around the 18th green to catch a stunning slice of history. "The people are fantastic", Kelly said. Furyk was already one of six players to shoot a 59 in competition, but he went one better with a 12-under 58 that broke the circuit's all-time scoring record.

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Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall ejected after referee confrontation

An exhibition between Witchita State and McGill University in Montreal took a turn for the unexpected when Shockers coach Gregg Marshall began shouting and charging towards two referees. With players and coaches holding him back, Marshall pursued the referees during a heated tirade which appeared capable of leading to a physical altercation.

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USA Basketball vs Australia at Rio Olympics

Paul George scored 20 and Jimmy Butler 17 - majority coming in extended garbage time - in the first Olympic matchup between the nations. Venezuela never came within 21 points in the second half. Still the heavy underdog against Team USA , they continue to remain optimistic on the outcome. The U.S. remains firmly in first place in Group A, but didn't look like such a dominant squad after an 18-18 first quarter with the Venezuelans.


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