Douglas's reign as all-around champion is also set to come to an end having failed to even qualify for a chance to defend her crown, which is widely expected to be placed on Biles' head. Kocian, on the other hand, prefers country music to get her going. From Team USA, Biles will compete for individual medals on floor, vault and beam .
I'm not surprised at the buildup to the Ledecky vs. Sarah Sjostrom showdown in the 200 freestyle considering it was Ledecky's shortest individual event and how much she's destroyed the competition at longer distances. If Madison Kocian and Gabby Douglas perform the flawless bar routines they landed Tuesday, they will go 1-2 in that event. Biles wobbled slightly on the beam but held allowing the U.S.to confidently stride into the final rotation on floor with nearly a five-point lead on ...
And they continued their fine run of form by nipping France 12-7 in their quarter thanks to a last-gasp try from livewire Teruya Goto following a first try from Lote Tuqiri that was cancelled out by Frenchman Damien Clerc. Damian Cler and Jeremy Aicardi also touched down before Los Leones broke away at the end to score through Cesar Sempere. New Zealand Olympic officials confirmed hours later Williams was out of the tournament and would be replaced in their squad by Siona Molia.
Ryan Lochte , looking to win an unprecedented fourth gold medal in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay, brought the Americans home in 7:06.74 in the heats as they look to win the event for the fifth time at the last six Olympics . "It needs to be better everywhere, but that's not an issue", Adrian said before the semis. I've been in the same apartment as him and he's just been so easy-going.
After winning the 100 metre breaststroke, Lilly King made no secret of her opinion on Yulia Efimova and Justin Gatlin competing at Rio 2016. King spoke out about having to compete against Russia's Yulia Efimova - banned twice for substance abuse - in these Olympic games before the final showdown.
In other areas, particularly where letters were piped in red, it was nearly as though the paint melted on the artificial grass blades and rubber pellets, resulting in a gooey mixture that might have caused players' cleats to stick into the ground.
He is hitting.317 with an outstanding.390 OBP for the Miami Marlins who now possess the second wild card spot. I hope Ichiro goes in the hall of fame as a Seattle Mariners. "On behalf of the Seattle Mariners organization and the fans of the Northwest, I would like to congratulate Ichiro on his 3,000th hit in Major League Baseball", Lincoln said.
Marco Asensio's stunning strike in Real Madrid's latest trophy success is set to see him become a regular member of Zinedine Zidane's squad. Madrid were 2-1 behind before the break, but for their captain fantastic, Sergio Ramos , who headed home the equalizer, before Carvajal scored the victor in the dying minute of extra time.
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu snared her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday with a gut-busting win in the women's 200m individual medley final. "I really thought I could explode in the last 50 meters". The only drama was whether she'd take the world record even lower. "That race was my bread and butter, and just to see the No.
FINA , the global governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming, released a statement Wednesday stating they had determined the cause . Wallace said some strains of algae will grow even in water that is balanced. It was an usual experience for the swimmers as they were not used to diving in a green coloured pool.
The Portuguese boss has already acquired the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly since his appointment, with a deal for Pogba set to be announced soon. "It feels good", he said. "When you can win it is even more incredible but all the credit to Leicester as well, because they played a good game and they had a fantastic last season".
But gymnasts Hong Un-Jong from North Korea and Lee Eun-Ju from South Korea stole the show with their show of unity, despite the feud still raging between their respective home nations. Lebanon and Israel are officially at war and have no diplomatic relations. North and South Koreans, for instance, marched together under a flag that symbolized unification during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The 30-year-old was batting.210 with 100 strikeouts in 295 at-bats and a woeful.594 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. "Gomez, acquired by the Twins in the Johan Santana trade in 2008 and traded to Milwaukee for J.J. Gomez's outfield gaffes may have cost his team a crucial game in the American League wild-card race. In Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Twins, he misplayed two balls that resulted in triples and led to the Twins' first two runs.
The individual event in which the 22-year-old from Plymouth won bronze at London 2012 begins on August 19 and he is targeting victory. "It was nice to go straight from the shoot-off to the bronze-medal match because you stay in the zone and stay focused on what is in front of you", Ling said.
The bus was returning from the Deodoro Olympic zone to the main press centre and was passing near the City of God slum district when it was hit. Fortunately, no one was hit, but two people were treated for injuries resulting from subsequent broken glass.
King, the 19-year-old Indiana University student, relegated Russia's Yulia Efimova , a confirmed drug cheat who was controversially reinstated into the Olympic program just hours before competition started last week, to the silver medal after a long war of words regarding whether her rival should have been allowed to swim .
Last night, the seventh of August, we said goodbye to our son, fiancé and friend, Bryan Clauson . Clauson also tweeted that "the guys" had set him up with another hot rod in preparation for Saturday night's run around the Belleville High Banks dirt track in Belleville, Kansas.
He has spent most of his career as a winger, though he has been employed as a striker by Wenger, with varying degrees of success. Gabriel went down in pain in stoppage time, having rolled on his ankle. "I saw many things that I like a lot", the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is quoted as telling Sky Sports . "Laurent Koscielny came back very late from the Euros so we are in a hard position for Sunday's game against Liverpool".
And while Wenger admits United have captured one of the most sought after talents in world football, he believes the Manchester club may have paid too much for the French midfielder. " Pogba is a great player who has got an unbelievable potential ", Altafini told Omnisport. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp raised doubts over the move - which could be worth as much as $160 million - while Mourinho's long-term rival Arsene Wenger branded the deal " completely crazy ".
The Giants shortstop racked up seven hits in the game, going 7-8 in the Giants extra innings 8-7 win over Miami , according to NESN. He said he watched every pitch of the Giants' 8-7, 14-inning victory Monday. Left-hander Matt Moore gave up two runs in six innings while taking his first loss as a Giant . "It doesn't matter if you start or relieve". Hunter Pence sported a big shiner two days after he fouled a ball off his face.
The mysterious shade of the Rio pool, which hosts diving and waterpolo events, generated jokes about algae and dye on social media and overshadowed the women's 10 metre platform final. Water treatment chemicals ran out at the diving pool, causing this unappealing green colour. "Everybody was scratching their heads going, 'What's going on?'" Mitch Geller said .
The Phelps gold rush is unlikely to be finished with the 100m butterfly and more relay glory still on the cards. A teammate helped him find a replacement. He ended up taking what looked to be a very deep breath. Phelps has already won tied that mark and, with three more events to go, could conceivably smash it.
Soon after winning the relay, cameras caught Phelps motioning his hand from one side of his neck to the other, and seemed to say, "I'm done". Remarkably Phelps then completed a gruelling double with a triumphant four laps of the pool in the 4x200m freestyle relay to win his 21st gold medal .
Mr Trump was speaking at a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday when he said Mrs Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the presidency. He's insisting he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton, even as undeterred Democrats pile on. His campaign says the comment was misinterpreted as it sparked backlash from Clinton's campaign as well as some Republicans.
Antonio Conte is to persist in his attempts to bring Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge, despite Napoli's ongoing resistance to the proposed move, as claimed by the Evening Standard . The Argentinian's agent has hinted at a possible departure of the star man, and in addition to Chelsea , Arsenal and Napoli have also shown major interest for the 23-year-old.
Manor said in a statement Wednesday that Haryanto, the first Indonesian to drive in F1, "was unable to meet his contractual obligations" related to the forwarding of funds from his personal sponsors. Ocon said he was thrilled to be given his chance to debut at Spa, which nearly amounted to a home race for him, and thanked Mercedes and Renault for making it happen.
Pretnot was the top-ranked American heading into the final based on his performance in the seminfinals. The Great British swimmer finished fourth at the World Championships past year and 1/800th of a second behind the Russian Chupkov while the slowest swimmer in qualifying Dmitriy Balandin took gold.
Now, with last week's aboutface, a six-man rotation, for the time being, will be what is best - not only for long-term health of Sanchez, but for the rest of a staff that has performed remarkably well all season. But certainly we want to be cautious with him". "There's a lot of excitement, and there should be", Rays manager Kevin Cash said. You can't give in, you've got to think next batter, keep attacking, keep going at them.
For Phelps , anything less than a gold medal would be a disappointment. After Michael Phelps won his second gold medal of these Games and vanquished rival Chad le Clos, who finished fourth, he seemed to defy anyone to come and beat him.
An opening pool loss to Japan featured tournament-ending injuries to key figures Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber. South Africa will play Australia, while France take on surprise packages Japan- who recorded wins over New Zealand and Kenya in the pool stages.
All 30 MLB teams will be invited to Tim Tebow's workout as he looks to pursue a career in professional baseball. So what does the Jets' wideout think about Tim Tebow -his former teammate in Denver- and the quarterback's decision to make a run at the Major League Baseball? The Schaumburg Boomers , an independent team that plays in the Frontier League, have offered Tebow a contract .
Top seed and defending champion Serena was clearly struggling with a right shoulder injury as she was stunned 4-6, 3-6 by Svitolina, 13 years her junior. "I feel good, there was a lot of tension and emotion as I haven't played in a competition for so long", said Nadal. During the second set, Svitolina had a great star but Williams caught up with her later on.
New Zealand skipper Sara Goss said all 12 teams had come to the Rio Games "to grow a women's legacy". "You've got to think that a minnow team can come here and beat a team that's supposed to be a gold medal contender". Asked if he thought the Kiwis had taken the Japanese too lightly, Lemeki said: "I think they might have, but I don't think they'll be doing that again!" Fans of "sevens" (as it is commonly called) argue it is a faster, more exciting version of the game.
Gabriella Taylor made it as far as the quarter finals during this year's juniors Wimbledon tournament before retiring with a mystery illness. She spent four days in intensive care while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with her, eventually discovering she had contracted Leptospirosis .
With her non-nonsense style, Thrasher seemed unfazed by her seasoned field and consistently scored in the 10 points target area over the 20 rounds. The Rio Olympics have just started, but medals are already being awarded. "There was never a moment where I thought, 'Wow, you're really good at this". Chinas's Du Li, the silver medalist in the event, won the gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics and Serbia's Andrea Arsovic, who failed to qualify for the event, came into this week ranked No.