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Rio 2016: New Zealand stunned by Japan, South Africa in control

Their lead was short-lived, however, as Gillies Kaka exchanged passes with Akira Ioane before putting in skipper Scott Curry. Williams, a two-time Rugby World Cup victor with the All Blacks in 15s, had limited impact in the opening men's match against an under-rated Japanese team.

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Man is trying to scale Trump Tower in NYC using suction cups

Wednesday, and video shows that numerous cops-and onlookers-are on the scene. A police spokeswoman says officers responded to Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan but had no further information. Offices in the tower also serve as headquarters for the Republican party's presidential campaign. He held a rally in Abingdon, Va., this afternoon.

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Chinese pour scorn on Horton after "drug cheats" remarks

The two swimmers competed against each other in the 400-meter freestyle on Saturday. Both teams showed great skills but host Brazil, led the game at half time, after their first goal at just the first 20th minute, with three goals to nil at half time.

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Tour de France champ Chris Froome misses out on Olympic gold

However, it is Cancellara, the victor of 2008 Beijing Olympics took the gold with a winning time of one hour 12 minutes and 15.42 seconds. Froome was also behind Tom Dumoulin of Holland who took silver , 47 seconds down on the victor. As reported by NBC , Cancellara was overheard saying "today was my last one" after the race was over. Pooley lives near Zurich and finished her geotechnical engineering thesis at the city's university in 2013, before quitting cycling the following year to ...

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Olympics-Golf-Americans aim for sweep, braced for wildlife, wind

Whether a first Olympic golf crown since 1904 goes to a household name like British Open champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden or the likes of 318th-ranked Bangladesh flag-bearer longshot Siddikur Rahman, television ratings and staging a high-quality event are vital to golf's Olympic future.

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Why Olympic Legend Michael Phelps Was Caught Laughing During National Anthem

While Phelps only shed one tear on the podium, the emotions of the night were too much to Becky, who was in tears when the cameras returned to the BBC presenting line-up. Additional edits called him " Michael Phelps Pool Boy" and said that "Le Clos was buried beneath Phelps' medals". Deehani raised his arms in triumph after hitting the final two targets, then turned and again pounded his chest at the crowd.

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Olympics: Williams sisters suffer first round shock

I think my last Olympic final four years ago was really windy too. But it was all smiles for the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova, who ranks 28th, and Barbora Strycova, who ranks 21st, as they celebrated their win against the defending champions.

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Serena Williams knocked out of Olympics

Williams, a 22-time grand slam champion, praised Svitolina, who she had beaten in their four previous meetings. "It was just an unreal feeling , just a relief for me because I didn't expect even in that moment that I could win", she said .

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The murky tale of the Water Polo pool

Hopefully whatever caused the pool to go green doesn't do the same to them. Patlashenko said that issue can be fixed by "shocking the water" with higher chlorine levels than normal to clear it up. Organizers said tests at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre's diving pool were conducted regularly and the quality of the water was no threat to the divers' health.

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Deemed racially insensitive, David Ortiz bobbleheads sent back

A-Rod will only start the final game of the series on Thursday at Fenway Park and Friday night at Yankee Stadium against Tampa Bay. Clearly, that no longer includes Rodriguez, who's hitting just.204 with a.609 OPS in 234 plate appearances this season.

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QBs for Patriots, Saints enter important preseason stretch

In preseason, sometimes you get in the game and you don't know how much you'll get to see him, but for myself, going against Tom every day and seeing that insight, how he goes into drills and does different things, then you come out here and see Drew Brees, another guy that you know knows exactly where he wants to go with the ball, knows how to move defenders.

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Denny Hamlin wins 2016 Cheez-It 355

But instead of the correct year of 2016, the silver plate read "2015". "He said it was his fault, I said I knew that", he said during the broadcast. Keselowski took responsibility for the incident with Truex, who expressed his displeasure by banging fenders with the No. 2 vehicle on the cool-down lap.

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Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista out for up to two months - Arsene Wenger

As I'm sure you are aware by now Arsenal are going into their opening fixture of the new Premier League campaign with just two recognised central defenders fit in their side. Ray Parlour has gone head to head with poker star Chris Moorman in the 888poker Premier League predictions. It means 20-year-old Rob Holding, who was brought in from Bolton last month, could be handed an early competitive debut, unless Wenger decides to move left-back Nacho Monreal into the centre.

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Great Britain steer clear of trouble after Japan stun New Zealand

Britain narrowly avoided going the same way as New Zealand, who were victims of arguably the greatest shock in sevens history when Japan beat them 14-12, while they also lost World Cup victor Sonny Bill Williams to an Olympics-ending injury.

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'Premier League more even than ever' says Arsene Wenger

With only three weeks remaining until the transfer window slams shut, Wenger must ensure he is active in the market, and that he strengthens his side accordingly, in order for Arsenal to have any chance at all of claiming their fourth Premier League crown under the Frenchman.

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Alastair Cook's delight as England take unassailable lead against Pakistan

Finn then combined with Woakes in a sensational Pakistan collapse against some reverse swing when he had Misbah-ul-Haq caught behind and brought one back enough into the left-hander Aslam to clip the top of the stumps. Aslam and first-innings century-maker Azhar Ali (38) had defied England for 90 minutes with a 73-run second-wicket stand after Mohammad Hafeez played a reckless pull shot off Stuart Broad (2-24) before lunch.

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Michael Phelps and his new meme are taking over the Olympics

But the night belonged to the Americans and Phelps , who after four days of competition in Rio has won three gold medals at his fifth Olympic Games. Day 4 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, judo and more. He came within a touch of winning it all, at 14-10, before the Korean scored five straight times to win his country's first Olympic gold in epee.

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USA women cruise to gold medal in team gymnastics at Rio Olympics

After already adding to their standout records, Americans Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky are expected back in the pool for even more. Phelps came out ahead of le Clos Monday night, though they were second and third overall, coming in just behind Hungary's Tamás Kenderesi.

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Tim Tebow To Try His Hand At Baseball Career

His work ethic is unprecedented, and his passion for the game is infectious. "This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth", Wagenen said . His physicality is unique in professional baseball. Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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University of St Andrews tops student satisfaction list

Dr David Blaney, chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, said: "We know there is some excellent work going on at universities to make university teaching even better and to improve the experience students have of higher education".

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Bills rookie Reggie Ragland having surgery for torn ACL

Buffalo's second-round draft pick out of Alabama was projected to start at one of the two inside linebacker positions. Unfortunately, the team confirmed the seriousness of said injury. The Bills finished 8-8 past year and were hoping this was the season they'd make it back to the playoffs. The Bills will look at veterans Zach Brown, Brandon Spikes, David Hawthorne, and Randell Johnson as options to compete at inside linebacker.

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Liverpool routs Barca with Messi, Suarez

Daniel Brosinski, Jhon Cordoba, Yunus Malli and Yoshinori Muto got the goals as the Bundesliga outfit ran out deserved winners against the weakened visitors, who made nine changes after playing Barcelona at Wembley a day earlier. Suarez, facing his former club for the first time, teed up Messi to roll a shot against the right-hand post, while Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved from Arda Turan and Suarez.

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Michael Phelps now has 21 Olympic gold medals, more than 150 countries

One fan pointed out: "If Michael Phelps gives every member of the USA basketball team a gold medal, he can still wear six around his neck and use two for coasters". Wikipedia trolls edited Chad le Clos' Wikipedia page to say he "died by the hands of Michael Phelps ", after the Olympian was defeated by his rival in the 200m butterfly.

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Scottish leader reaches out to Germany in bid to stay in EU

Within hours of the Brexit result on June 24, Sturgeon warned that a new referendum on independence for Scotland had become "highly likely", although the ultimate decision on whether or not to grant one rests with Westminster. Mr Mundell added: "I know it's very hard for her because she has got a lot of very fanatical people who are obsessed with having another independence referendum".

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Germany's women sneak into quarter-finals despite Canada defeat

Despite falling behind the Germans in the 13 minute of the match through Melanie Behringer's converted penalty kick, the Canadians stormed back thanks to a brace by Melissa Tancredi as she drew the team level in the 26 minute with her first goal of the afternoon before netting the victor in the 60 minute for a historic 2-1 victory.

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Olympic golfers sharing course with world's largest rodents

The 45-minute conference featured questions ranging from golf's viability at the Olympics to the importance of the event to players - whose 2016 season includes the four major championships and 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine beginning September 27 in addition to the Olympics.

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Canada tops France 15-5 in women's sevens rugby Olympic quarter-final

Eduardo Mufarej, president of the Brazilian rugby union, told AFP the host team's performances had done the country proud, with a re-match against Japan on the cards Monday, the victor of which will be awarded a core team place on the World Series Sevens circuit.

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Father of Orlando gunman attends Hillary Clinton rally

Many criticised the decision to allow Seddique Mateen , however Mrs Clinton's campaign team claim he was not invited to the event. "This individual wasn't invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event", the statement read.

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India vs West Indies 2016

Shai Hope comes in to the side in place of Rajendra Chandrika, who tallied just 53 runs in four innings. "I think he feels a lot stronger now and his rhythm has been good". Rahane was unbeaten on 108 at stumps on Day 3 of the second cricket Test against the West Indies here, which helped India gather a vital 304 run first innings lead against the hosts at the Sabina Park Stadium.

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Frustrated Anderson apologises for his behaviour with umpires

Azhar scored his Test career's tenth Test century. Anderson was twice warned by umpire Bruce Oxenford for running on the pitch and may face action from match referee Richie Richardson if it is decided he spoke out of turn to the official.

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Staffordshire's Joe Clarke wins a gold medal in the canoe slalom

Neither of the two remaining competitors could better Clarke's time and he earned Britain's first Olympic medal in the men's K1 since Campbell Walsh at Athens 2004. Last man Jakub Grigar of Slovakia, the world junior champion, could place only fifth. Matthew Pinsent is another proud Briton. Joe Clarke (from Worthing) then moved to put a stop to it...

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Weighlifting-China's Deng wins gold with world record as rival withdrawn

Deng's win on day four took China's tally of gold medals to seven. Lin, who set the world record total of 261kg in winning the 2014 Asian title, was withdrawn by Taiwan's Olympic committee and then lost her world record when Deng Wei managed 262kg.

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England's Finn and Woakes have Pakistan reeling

Hometown hero Chris Woakes and Steven Finn provided the telling surge, with four wickets for one run between them just before tea, as England bowled the tourists out for 201. 'If I'm being brutally honest it would be a bit soon for this team to go to No 1 now because we are still developing, there is still inconsistency, and we have plenty of improving to do.

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Pirlo could not believe United let Pogba leave

Arsene Wenger admits Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United "ticks all the boxes", but the Arsenal boss believes English clubs are forced to pay over the odds for players from overseas. The France global revealed the memories of his first stint with the club came flooding back to him when he returned to the club's Carrington training complex to undergo his medical on Monday.

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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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