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'Shadow boxer' Le Clos bombs out in title defence

Michael Phelps' quest for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley begins Wednesday in Rio. Still, after swimming two races against world-class athletes, Phelps lingered at the pool's edge and ran his fingers across his throat in a cutting motion tonight, seemingly saying, "I'm done".

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Mourinho Declares "Champions League Is Empty Without Manchester United"

The truth is no player likes being substituted but if you listened to the BBC pundit Danny Murphy you would believe it was the end for Mata at Manchester United. I won't tell you; 'yes we are looking [for new players]', but if something good for us happens, then okay, why not? The boss' explanation: Mata was the shortest player in the team and Mourinho was fearful of high balls being chucked into the box towards Leicester's big men in the final few minutes.

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US swimmers Phelps, Ledecky add to gold collection

Katie Ledecky has never felt such pain . The first, in the 26th minute, was Colombia's first ever Olympic goal, and first ever goal against the United States. As the noise grew, Phelps stood tall and asked the crowd for more. In the relay, Great Britain claimed silver and Japan the bronze. The Americans led throughout, with Conor Dwyer handing over to Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte.

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This photo captures what it feels like to be Michael Phelps's rival

He has even tried to copy Phelps' swimming style. "I thought I could surpass him in the last stroke - I'm disappointed", Sakai said after the race. Slowly but steadily he raised his speed, but Phelps, who was swimming two lanes away, was more than a second ahead of him in the last 50 meters.

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Bryan Clauson Dead at 27

In fact, the happiest day of his life may have been earlier this year on May 29, when he had his best Indianapolis 500 finish in the afternoon and drove a sprint auto to the feature victory at Kokomo Speedway that night. "NASCAR extends its honest condolences to the family and friends of Bryan Clauson , a passionate competitor whose love for racing fueled his unmatched positive spirit", NASCAR executive vice president Steve O'Connell said.

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Olympics: Phelps wins back the one that got away

Michael Phelps claimed his 20th Olympic gold medal by winning the men's 200m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Milking the acclaim of the crowd, Phelps climbed, Wimbledon tennis-style, past a bank of poolside photographers to kiss little Boomer and fiancee Nicole Johnson after an emotional medals ceremony.

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Refugee Olympic Team Receives Warm Embrace at Rio Opening Ceremony

Brazil unfurled a vision of its vast rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in a low-tech, vibrant Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. The team from the United States - Estados Unidos, in Portugese - paraded in earlier than it usually does, this time wearing blue blazers and being led by legendary swimmer Michael Phelps.

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Furyk makes history shoots 58 at Travelers

It was Durant's second win on the 50-and-over tour and his first solo victory after he teamed with Billy Andrade to win the Legends of Golf previous year. You can get hot. "I birdied 10, birdied 11, birdied 12 and then it becomes a mental struggle". "There wasn't a lot of people out there, not a lot of cameras, not a lot of media, and I joked with someone walking over to 10 or walking to 11, 'What's the big fuss about?'" Furyk joked.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Rafaela Silva gives Brazil first Gold, ticket sales boosted

ET on NBC. RIO DE JANEIRO-A scarcity of gold medals in the first few days of the Olympics is leading China to reflect on its past obsession with finishing first, amid agreement that being champion is no longer everything. Gold medalist Ryan Murphy of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the men's 100-meter backstroke final. The Brazilian women play South Africa at 11 p.m.

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Olympics: Biles powers US to gymnastics team gold

Three-time all-around champion Biles was too young to compete in London but since has won a record ten world titles. Since 1976, no country has won five consecutive team titles at major worldwide competitions. The American team took an lead of 0.700 points after the first rotation round and kept extending the margin in the remaining rounds, overwhelming the field with a winning score of 184.897 points.

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Pakistan vs England: Alex Hales believes he is making progress as batsman

But whatever the statistics might suggest, Bayliss said England had plenty of work to do before they could be considered the best Test team in world cricket. Their sixth-wicket partnership of 152 eventually ended shortly before Cook declared early in Sunday's play with England 445 for six. Pakistan were left needing an unlikely 343 to win but a draw was a distinct possibility when they reached lunch on 69 for one.

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United States of America in water polo, volleyball; Handball rolls on

While the US had easily routed Senegal and Spain in its first two games, winning by an average of 52.5 points, they had a harder time against the hot-shooting Balkan nation. Serbia shot 12-of-20 from long range but only managed to connect on 33 percent from two-point land to fall to 0-3 in the tournament. The U.S. led 56-34 at halftime, leaving only the final margin to be decided.

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Michael Phelps' triumph in 200m fly completes sweet revenge

The 19-year-old, who finished behind Sjostrom in her semifinal heat, took the race to her opponents to finish in 1 minute 53.73 seconds. But Phelps wasn't taking any chances, pounding the starting block and shouting toward Adrian as the anchor made the turn for home.

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We Shouldn't Ignore Ryan Lochte's Remarkable Career Because Of Michael Phelps

The No. 1 Olympic medal victor of all time is, again, Michael Phelps. The race marked just the second time Lochte has been in the pool for the United States throughout Rio. Lochte's program was paired down after the U.S. Trials in June, where he qualified to only swim the relay and the 200m individual medley, which begins Wednesday.

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Boss Ranieri agrees new deal at Leicester

Sachin, who has been a Foxes fan for seven or eight years, said: "We had an awesome season under Ranieri, so we definitely want to keep that going, and as Ranieri said "keep dreaming". Awash with more cash and global appeal than ever before, the English Premier League is still struggling to lure or retain the elite players in world football like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

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Japan stun All Blacks in Rio Sevens, SBW hurt

New Zealand can still qualify for the quarter-finals from Pool C with two matches remaining but the defeat will be a major blow to their confidence as they look to become the first men's rugby sevens Olympic champions. Needing Fiji to beat US by five points or more in the final pool match to snatch the last position, the Kiwi side watched the Fijians hold on for a tense 24-19 victory over the spirited Americans.

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Rio Olympics: Team GB Medal Tally Hits Four

His Olympic debut was in Beijing in 2008, when he was only fourteen years old, making him the youngest GB Olympian ever. "I do feel like these Olympic Games are definitely going to be the peak Games for me". There was replay after replay, then the scores came up. "Their technique on the night was great and I think that Tom and Daniel are as good as any other competitors".

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US Olympians voice outrage as doping controversy makes waves in Rio

But there is something a little disquieting in the narrative going here at the Olympics. King's time of 1:04.93 set an Olympic record, as she gave the USA its first gold medal in 16 years in women's breaststroke. Meldonium was in broad use by Eastern European athletes legally until WADA prohibited it in January 2016. Of course, the International Olympic Committee was clear that it would bar at least one Russian athlete: Yuliya Stepanova, the whistle-blower who revealed the state-run program.

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Zlatan makes immediate United impact

The 34-year-old made his debut for the club in a friendly with Galatasaray on Saturday and scored within three minutes thanks to a sublime scissor kick. Asked about the speculation that he could be vulnerable to the axe under Mourinho, Blind said: "People were making that mistake very quick". I think I've done a great job until now and we will see how it ends.

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Man Utd legend Cole taunts Real Madrid: We beat you to Pogba!

There have been reports that United are closing in on a deal for the defender, who is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League and shares the same agent as Jose Mourinho. Mourinho characterized him as the foundation on which his masterwork will be built. "I know it will be tough getting a place in this team", the 22-year-old Stones said, "but I'm determined to become the best player I can be and help us to success".

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Mata Expected To Stay At Manchester United

He added: "I am very pleased with our performance". "This was a very important game for us - it was hard past year to reach the [FA Cup] final and win the cup, so it's an honour if you can play this game". Mourinho also exchanged words with Juan Mata after the midfielder was substituted in stoppage-time, having only come on in the 63rd minute for Jesse Lingard.

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Swim legend Michael Phelps extends tally to 21 Olympic gold medals

Phelps anchored the team which also included Ryan Lochte , Connor Dwyer , and Townley Haas as they got out to an early lead and didn't look back. "Mission accomplished", he said after claiming the 20th Olympic gold of his career, a number that became 21 after he helped the U.S.

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Trump defends remarks on Second Amendment: Did he go too far?

The poster-style front page of the New York Daily News said: "This isn't a joke any more: when Trump hinted gun-rights supporters shoot Hillary, he went from offensive to reckless". "People are playing with fire here, and there is no bigger flamethrower than Donald Trump ". She's also spent at least $5 million in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia - often more than ten times more than what Trump's allies are spending in the state.

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Both Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte on US 4x200m freestyle relay squad

But the two teamed up for another gold medal Tuesday in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay in Rio just over an hour after Phelps won his 20th career gold with a victory in the 200 butterfly. USA, we always show up when the time's right. "I've been able to put my body through things like this over the years and hopefully I can keep it going one last time".

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Hamilton wins 2016 German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton drew inspiration from his Mercedes mechanics to grit his teeth and remain focused during his hard start to the 2016 season, with his reward for keeping the faith a fourth consecutive grand prix victory after a dominant performance at Hockenheim .

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Almost one-fifth of US Republicans want Trump to drop out

The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms, and Trump's comment could potentially be perceived as an invitation to use violence against the former Secretary of State. Trump addressed the letter in a speech Tuesday, telling supporters that these "politicians" who are not supporting him "are real geniuses". The Secret Service said on Twitter it was aware of the comment.

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Arsenal's Gabriel stretchered off in tears during friendly with Manchester City

It's part of our game. "Everybody's ambitious - never has the Premier League been gifted with so many ambitious people or clubs at the start of the season", Wenger told Arsenal Player . The Gunners' final pre-season friendly of course, all eyes now turn to the Premier League opener against Liverpool and with the Reds having lost 4-0 to Mainz yesterday, at least Arsenal can bounce into that game on a high.

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Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky deliver more gold

Majestically seizing two more golds, Phelps was the buzz of the Games on Tuesday - even more than the speculation over why the water in the Olympic diving pool turned mysteriously green overnight. Already the most decorated Olympian in history, Phelps has now won more medals than many countries. Speaking about taking back the title from Le Clos, Phelps said: "I wanted that one back".

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Media bus hit by stones, not bullets, Rio officials say

A journalist from Estado de Sao Paulo said military police did not inspect the bus before declaring stones were thrown at it, which he thought was unlikely as the bus was a long way from houses and they all seemed to come from exactly the same position.

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Rio Olympics get ratings bump, still down from 2012 games

Hosszu, dubbed the "Iron Lady" for her renowned stamina, won the 100m backstroke in 58.45sec, ahead of American Kathleen Baker, as Canadian Kylie Masse and China's Fu Yuanhui finished in a dead heat for bronze. "I'm just so glad I got my hand on the wall first". As Jezebel reports, Hosszu has dealt with people crediting her husband-cum-coach with her successes for some time now and that "i$3 t's true that Tusup is tied closely to Hosszu's success - not only as her coach, but as her ...

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What to watch at the Rio Olympic games on Tuesday

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden took the silver medal while Emma McKeon of Australia won bronze. As great as Ledecky has been, she's still one gold behind Hungary's Katinka Hosszu , who won her third gold in Rio by capturing the 200-meter individual medley on Tuesday.

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Lochte finally gets out of his room and into Olympic pool

The gold medal, the Americans' third team gold after 2012 and 1996, came in the final Olympics for the national team coordinator, Martha Karolyi, a crucial player in the rise of American gymnastics for more than 30 years. Biles' explosive tumbling passes - which included her trademark soaring double layout with a half twist at the end - had the Brazilian crowd roaring their approval.

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Gymnastics: Uchimura wins men's all around gold

All eyes will be on Japan's Kohei Uchimura, who is vying to become the first repeat victor in the men's gymnastics individual all-around since 1972. A dramatic, thrilling and nervy final went right down to the wire as Japan, the pre-event favourites, went head-to-head with Russian Federation on the floor - the last apparatus for both teams.

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US men recover from shaky start in rout

Cox scored 12 points in the championship game against a favored Argentina team, sending Venezuela to its first Olympic Games since 1992. The U.S. men's and women's Olympic basketball teams are being housed on the 196-cabin, Silver Cloud cruise ship and the luxurious accommodations have been a talking point even before the Americans' arrival.

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Nico Hernandez advances into the Olympic quarter finals in an unexpected win

Hernandez planned for them to be boxing together in Rio, and in that way, they are. Displaying a great start in the first round through a combination of punches and left hooks which gave Egorov a blunt force to the body and the head, Hernandez' momentum was made more intensified despite the boos coming from the background in the second round by mixing and matching straight shots with feints which confused the opponent.


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