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Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb in $1 billion deal

Vail Resorts announced this morning it has entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian ski resort Whistler-Blackcomb, the largest ski area in North America. It also said owning Whistler will give the Colorado-based company more access to Asian customers and extend the reach and appeal of its multi-resort ski passes.

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UEFA website has Stones in Man City Champions League squad

Both Everton and Manchester City are sporting black eyes this morning after the fiasco of John Stones transfer left both clubs smarting with embarrassment. A move to Manchester represents a monumental leap in Stones' career, but the defender will be striving to ensure his first-team involvement isn't diminished by the inevitable jump in competition at the Etihad Stadium.

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Swimming: Ledecky wins women's 200m freestyle for second gold

It was South Africa's le Clos who pipped him to gold in London, inflicting a shock defeat on the American who had won the event in 2004 and 2008. The attention to Phelps and his South African rival before a semifinal race the previous night - look, the oddball is shadow-boxing in the waiting area! - was soap operatic.

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South Korea win eighth consecutive women's team archery Olympic title

Six flawless arrows made Kim, Ku and Lee's intentions in the final clear, and they quickly jumped 2-0 set points up, despite a respectable opening 57-point set from the USA. Before she tries to equal Debbie Meyers' golden triple, Ledecky could join the US 4x100-meter freestyle relay team when the eight-day swimming competition begins Saturday.

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United States Women's Basketball Seek 6th Gold Medal

They kept us in half court. Her strong opening performance left Taurasi needing just six points in the Americans' affair against Spain to take second place on the scoring list, and she had no trouble with that task. NESN reported that the game will go live in the U.S. at 1:15 p.m. ET. Every team is trying to win. It's pretty clear by now that Team USA has far and away the pool's most talented team.

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Denny Hamlin Expels Sonoma Demons With Watkins Glen Win

Denny Hamlin wasn't about to get shoved aside again. On a day that saw nine caution periods and two red flags, Hamlin stayed away from the mayhem to notch an important milestone in his career. I hit him from behind and that is my fault. Kyle Busch was sixth and Truex seventh after the last-lap spin. However, in the closing moments at Watkins Glen International, there Hamlin was.

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Argentina-Brazil soccer rivalry moves to the Olympic field

The U.S., which scored 100 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since the 2004 Olympics, next plays Serbia on Wednesday. He said while he understood other golfers had their reasons for dropping out, he felt prepared to handle any mosquito-related risks.

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Rio 2016 : Novak Djokovic shocking defeat to Juan Martin Del Potro

The world number one was beaten 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2) by the risky Argentine in his first round match. Del Potro will be back on court this afternoon in Rio to face Joao Sousa and then against in doubles against Rafael Nadal. And with the way he was booming his serves and forehand, del Potro put the pressure on Djokovic from the start. I'm playing at a good level; I beat the No.

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Hookup Games: Tinder usage up among athletes at Rio Olympics

If you're not on Tinder (or not on Tinder in Rio at least), you can still check out what athletes are looking for some post-competition right swipes. "I have to up my GIF game to Olympic levels now, though". Some of the Rio competitors on Tinder now are swim legend Ryan Lochte , silver-medalist Simone Manuel, Olympic golfer Rickie Fowler , Olympic reserve fencer Race Imboden , and many, many more.

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Happy holiday for Hamilton after Hockenheim victory

Daniel Ricciardo will start the German F1 Grand Prix on an all-Red Bull second row of the grid after qualifying third fastest. Reigning world champion Hamilton took full advantage of a poor start by Rosberg - who also received a five second pit-stop penalty for an over-aggressive passing move that forced Verstappen off the track - to deliver a flawless drive.

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Gymnastics: Left in the dust, rivals bow to Biles

Onyshko will also compete in the balance beam final after her score of 14.533 was enough to squeak into the final spot after Raisman and Douglas, the third and fourth best Americans in the event, were eliminated due to the two-competitor-per-country rule.

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Ledecky just keeps on winning, captures second gold in 200 freestyle

Michael Phelps will have a shot at two more gold medals in one night at the Rio Olympics . And there's more to come. The good news is, there's plenty more gymnastics on the way: Simone Biles will compete in the individual all-around as well as vault, floor and beam.

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Jimmy Walker produces flawless round to win US PGA Championship

On a final day that was the longest final day in 64 years at a PGA Championship, Walker had to play flawless to hold off World #1 Jason Day . Maybe he could have pressured Walker a bit, goaded him into a few mistakes. Walker played a long iron off the tee at 18 but his second shot sailed right of the green in thick rough. Walker figured that, 19 times out of 20, he'd make at least par from the fairway, even by missing the green.

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Ariya Jutanugarn swings towards first major at British Open

She almost captured the season's first major championship, the ANA Inspiration, but stumbled down the closing stretch by making bogey on her last three holes to finish fourth behind champion Lydia Ko. Jutanugarn birdied six of the first 14 holes and closed with four pars to reach 16-under 200 and break the tournament 54-hole scoring record. Stacy Lewis is fourth at 11-under par.

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Phelps wins 21st gold medal after dominant night in the pool

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps won their second gold medals of the Riogames, both under circumstances that made their victories even sweeter. The team picked up from where former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen left off on Saturday. Phelps and Le Clos meet again in another latest instalment of their duel when they compete in the 100m butterfly later this week. His winning margin of was just 0.04 seconds - Japan's Masato Sakai finishing second as Le Clos surprisingly slumped to fourth - and a mere ...

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USA Men's Basketball Team Blows Out China in Olympics 2016 Opener

Only he and Carmelo Anthony returned from that team, but the new guys were plenty ready for their Olympic moment. Those opinions won't change after this performance. The U.S. next plays Monday against Venezuela . DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George were the other two Americans to score in double figures. Luckily, team US won't face Gasol until later in the competition, since they are placed in what some have called the "easier" group .

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Man City signs Stones in latest expensive signing

The 22-year old told ManCity.com: "I'm absolutely delighted to sign for City and now the deal's done I'm looking forward to the next stage in my career". City confirmed they will listen to offers for Nasri, Bony and Mangala after leaving them out of the squad they supplied to UEFA for their play-off tie.

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Olympics: USA women roll to 40-point basketball victory over Spain

The problem for the Phoenix Mercury center is that no one really knows what that shot block mark might be since there is no official Olympic record book. The United States women's basketball team was never going to have a scare thrown into them by Senegal in their Olympic opener Sunday. Sure enough, Auriemma was proven right on Monday, as a game opponent in Spain looked to take the fight straight to the heavily favored American women with dribble penetration, 3-point shooting and physical ...

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'Racially insensitive' Ortiz bobblehead pulled before game

However, team officials found that the figurines did not appropriately resemble Ortiz and pulled it from distribution. "I did talk to him about it. I thought it would be a great way to end at Fenway", Rodriguez said. Maybe it was because it was the ninth inning, the Boston Red Sox were winning by three runs, the beer taps already were shut off and the crowd wanted to embarrass their benched arch enemy.

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Denny Hamlin wins the 2016 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

On a restart with 10 laps to go leaders Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski overshot the turn and Hamlin took the lead. Logano won the Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen on Saturday and came up just shy of sweeping Watkins Glen's Xfinity and Sprint Cup races for the second year in a row.

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Langford-based women grab rugby sevens Olympic bronze

Canada earlier took the bronze with a 33-10 victory over Britain . "Most of all it's our last event of the season after the Sevens Series, and the last chance for everyone to prove to the world that Japan rugby can beat any team". "Now, I know what our Canadian women's soccer team felt like when they got bronze (in 2012 in London)". The South Africans are in Pool B with Australia , France and Spain.

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Big Papi can't give Red Sox spark

Terrill). Segedin was 2 for 3 with four RBI when he was removed for a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Red Sox are -110 money line favorites versus the Dodgers, who have odds of +100 to pull off the upset at home.

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Five Lessons Learned From Watkins Glen

The win was Hamlin's first on a road course. "When you have multiple cars with speed like we do, when one makes a mistake, there's another one there to pick up the pieces". Logano would be rewarded with the runner-up finish, and his ninth Top 5 of the season. 8 cautions and 2 red flags, one nearly 15 minutes long, for a series of crashes that started at lap 53 when Jimmie Johnson plowed into a already wrecked Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Manager Taunts Rivals Over Paul Pogba Deal

Jose Mourinho delivered Manchester United a world record transfer in Paul Pogba, and then taunted his rival over the magnitude of the signing. The 23-year-old finally rejoined the Old Trafford club this week, four years since leaving for Serie A side Juventus in 2012, in a deal worth in excess of £90 million.

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Arsenal in injury crisis ahead of EPL opener

Wenger's side finished runners-up, 10 points adrift of Leicester, who were 5,000/1 outsiders for the title at one stage. Arsenal - who have not won the title since 2004 - finished second in the Premier League last season and ended the campaign without a trophy.

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Bad Field Conditions Cancels Game

But it was the only decision that could be made. Opportunities can be few and far between for young players-particularly those undrafted-and a chance to shine on a national stage quickly evaporated once it was made clear the playing conditions were unacceptable.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Lilly King denies Yulia Efimova in 100m breaststroke

Many people were extremely pissed that Russia's Yulia Efimova was allowed to compete in the women's 100-meter breaststroke on Monday after she'd failed a doping test earlier this year. There's something happening in Rio, and it has nothing to do with the medal tally. Gatlin served a four-year suspension from competition between 2006 and 2010 after testing positive for testosterone, having already been given a two-year suspension that was later reduced due to a positive test for amphetamines ...

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Rio 2016: Korean fencer, Michael Phelps grab gold in Rio

Phelps further said that the 200 metres butterfly was his "bread and butter", referring that the event was his first race he swam at an Olympics, at Sydney in 2000. men's relay quartet, starting off with a 10m lead following fine work from Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte. "Looking forward to the rest of the week and I'm not even halfway done yet".

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Australian online census shut down by cyberattacks

The Australian Bureau of Statistics was unprepared for the "simple" and "obvious" cyber attack that apparently shut down the Census , an internet security expert has said. " ABS would remind Australians that they have plenty of time to complete the Census , to well into September, and again note that fines will not be imposed for completing the Census after Census night", Mr Kalisch said.

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Rod sits, Yankees come up short against Red Sox, 5-3

Things got a little tense between the two teams in the top of the seventh, when Yankees third baseman Chase Headley was thrown out at third by an incredible throw by center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.as Headley tried to stretch a double into a triple.

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Mourinho: Ibrahimovic has surprised United team-mates

Probably a bit with his commitment and motivation because we are speaking about a 34-year-old man that won so much in his career, but probably even more surprised with the person. "So at Man United it can happen". "Guilt because you want to predict who would win the league and you would not have included Leicester, so everybody else would say we should have come in front of Leicester", he added.

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IOC OK's entry of 271 Russians

The original size of the Russian team was 389. Most of the rowing team has been disqualified (22 of 28 rowers). Also Thursday, the IOC's rule barring Russians with prior doping sanctions from competing was rejected as "unenforceable" by the arbitration court.

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Ichiro Suzuki Joins MLB's 3000-Hit Club

Where does Ichiro rank among his new peers in the 3,000 hit club? "That's how I felt today". "I've just been more fortunate those other times ". Teams questioned whether Ichiro could play in the United States. He's behind Roberto Clemente (.317) and ahead of Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter, each of whom hit.313 for his career through the season in which he reached the milestone.

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Phelps to race 4x200m freestyle relay

Dwyer's opening salvo gave the U.S a slight edge, but Townley Haas, Lochte and Micheal Phelps gradually increased the gap to beat Great Britain by 3.57 seconds. However, after years of dominating the event at their top global meet, the US finished second to Great Britain at the 2015 world championships. Lochte swam well in the heats on a team with Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Clark Smith.

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Testimony Starts Tuesday In Attorney General Kane's Trial

Michelle Henry, Montgomery County's Assistant District Attorney, opened Tuesday's court session pointing out how Kane, as the state's top law enforcement officer, broke the law instead of withholding it, strictly for personal and political gain.


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