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Rio 2016: Durant leads Team USA to 57-point win over China

Now the U.S. Olympic teams can finally take the only flight they really want. The United States Men's Basketball team put the hurt on China, cruising to a huge victory in their first game of the 2016 Rio Olympics, 119-62. "Many of my teammates will embrace their respective Olympic debut, and need to focus on the game in such a tough group", said Yi. Team USA kicks off their run for an unthinkable 14th gold medal with a game against China on August 6.

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Golf tees off at Olympics; 1st time since 1904

Cyclist Kristin Armstrong of the United States rides at the start of the women's individual time trial event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Pontal beach, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. Ed Castledine, the site administrator for St. Luke's Nampa and the man who hired Armstrong, said the criticism made watching Armstrong's victory even more satisfying.

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Carpenter, Peralta homer as Cardinals beat Reds 3

Red manager Bryan Price tipped his cap to Jaime Garcia. Reds second baseman Tony Renda made a diving stop on Matt Holliday's hit up the middle. "It just played out well", Price said. "When I'm pitching my goal is to get quick outs and to get them to hit the ball on the ground and I was able to do that today", Garcia said. Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake failed to record a clean frame in six innings, surrendering a season-high four walks.

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Donald Trump's primary playbook leading him out of bounds

Some pledged to withhold their endorsement and others backed Clinton. Donald Trump will show up, at least to majority. Over pictures of a woman who resembles Clinton boarding a private jet, a narrator says, "She's one of the wealthiest women in politics".

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It gets real for US basketball team against Boomers

US veteran Carmelo Anthony helped carry his team to victory, clocking up 31 points to get them across the line. "I know many have laughed at us along the way, but perhaps tonight's performance will help some others believe it", Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis said.

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Michael Phelps claims 21st gold medal

The 27-year-old, who set an Olympic record of 2:06.58, had already won the 400 individual medley on Saturday and 100 backstroke on Monday. And there's more to come. Maybe that will make it all the more rewarding. "Definitely on that last turn I often do feel like I'm going to throw up", said Australian Emma McKeon , who took bronze.

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Rio Olympics 2016 medal table: Team USA continues to pad lead

Katie Ledecky , who reset the world record that she had set in the women's 400-meter freestyle Monday by nearly two seconds, will be in for a tough fight for gold against fellow multiple world record holder Sweden's Sarah Sjöström in the women's 200-meter freestyle at 9:19 p.m.

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How to get your Hall of Fame Game ticket refund

The Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday posted its refund policy on its website, offering to reimburse fans only for the price of tickets bought directly from the Hall of Fame . The #NFL in cooperation with the Professional #Football #Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio fumbled the first snap from center for the 2016 season. "There is a standard", said Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, the team's union rep.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps stands alone atop the dais

For now, at least until Usain Bolt takes center stage in a few days, Phelps probably rates in Olympics history as the Greatest Of All-Time. Phelps gives his baby son Boomer a victory kiss. The 200 was the only one really in doubt. Phelps later added a third, as part of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay, giving him 25 Olympic medals.

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Jojo Fletcher chooses then breaks up with Jordan Rodgers?

JoJo finally hears Chase say "I love you " and decides they need to uncouple immediately ― before the night progresses from the couch to the bedroom ― and sends him home. "Just over a week before filming I was reached out to by a producer". "Sometimes you choose apples when you should have chose pickles". But for me, I wasn't looking for someone who just wanted to follow me around.

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Rickie Fowler Says Other Athletes 'Almost Thanking' Him for Playing Olympics

It belongs, because it's a grand game, played by athletes who don't dope or cheat. "I have had a very warm welcome from fellow USA athletes and other athletes around the village, nearly thanking me for being here". I wouldn't say that they are upset or disappointed about it. The US foursome, allowed to exceed the usual maximum of two per nation because all were ranked in the top 15 on selection day, are half of the top-20 golfers in Rio.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Why the pool turned green

According to Cassidy Franks, operations manager at Toronto-area swimming pool design and installation company Pool Craft, the water discolouration is most likely due to a chlorine imbalance, resulting in the presence of algae . Venue management shocked the pool to a normal level just two hours before the competition began. Stabilizers are like a sunblock for the chlorine: they protect it from being eaten away by the sun's ultraviolet rays and evaporating.

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Jim Furyk Shoots 58

Not too many people know the name Russell Knox, despite having already winning a tour event last November, the HSBC Champions. "It was nice to grind out the little 3-footer for par". His birdie on 14 put him up by two. Knox finished Round 4 with four birdies and two bogeys. He birdied the 16th to go twelve under par and then parred the 17th and 18th holes.

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Rio Olympic media bus hit by bullets

The bus, which had 12 people on board, had a military escort following the incident. The latest attack came after there was a controlled explosion at cycling on Saturday and a bullet was sacked into a media tent at the equestrian venue on the same day.

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Stunner at the pool: Kazakhstan wins 1st Olympic swim medal

Phelps will look to win the men's 200m individual medley for an incredible fourth successive Games while Lochte, so often the bridesmaid, finally tries to get one over on his fellow American. "I love racing him, honestly", Phelps said on Wednesday night. "He won't give up and that's awesome". Phelps and Lochte are at once teammates and opponents, friends and rivals.

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King apologizes for rude behavior towards Efimova

King will look to collect a second gold as she is scheduled to compete in the women's 200-meter backstroke on Wednesday. Russian Federation claims that they have been unfairly singled out and Mutko pointed to competitors from other countries who have been allowed to compete despite doping bans.

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

The U.S. led 56-34 at halftime, leaving only the final margin to be decided. Carmelo Anthony , the New York Knicks forward, became the leading scorer in Olympics basketball history Wednesday when he surpassed LeBron James in Team USA's 98-88 victory over Australia.

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Manchester United star set to stay despite bust-up with Jose Mourinho

However, the only "difficulty" cited by Mourinho was how he was unlike his predecessor, Louis van Gaal. "I'm very pleased with our performance", he added. It was a tactical decision done in the final minute of a game he was trying to win. "If you play for a prize you want to win it". "But our desire to do well and work and improve (is our biggest strength)".

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Kristin Armstrong Wins Gold in Women Time Trial Cycling

Another Star-Spangled Banner. Another medal. "It's a historical moment in sport for women in the Summer Games, for the U.S.", Armstrong said after her win. I have experience in the rain. Great Britain's Emma Pooley finished 14th in the women's time trial. . Competitors utilize aerodynamic bikes and equipment, and spend years refining their riding position, but there are no teammates to help, and no breaks.

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Associated Press Ledecky, not Franklin, all the swimming rage at Rio Olympics

Arms aloft and waving his finger, Michael Phelps left nobody in doubt just who was No. 1 Tuesday. Ledecky said the 200m remains a bigger mental challenge than the longer races she cut her teeth on. Then, during the customary stroll around the pool to pose for photographers, Phelps broke ranks and bounded into the stands to plant a kiss on Boomer, the son who symbolizes just how much Phelps' life has changed since a second drunken-driving arrest two years ago.

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Team GB through to rugby sevens semi-finals after dramatic win

The All Blacks suffered defeats by both Japan and Britain in the pool stage, but were gifted a tournament lifeline when the Fijians beat the United States earlier on day two. "I think that's the first time I have ever prayed before that kick", said Davies, who started the match and saw fellow Welshman Sam Cross feature from the bench.

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Michael Phelps Emotionally Reflects on Having His Son Watch Him Win Gold

Phelps claimed two of his most recent gold medals yesterday, taking out both the 200m butterfly event and the 4x200m freestyle event to claim his 24th and 25th overall medals in his Olympic career, his 2nd and 3rd medals of these Olympics.

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Brazil beat Denmark 4-0 to reach last eight

London 2012 champions Mexico failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic men's football in Rio after losing 1-0 to South Korea . "It was a handsome win". Mauricio Martinez produced the equaliser before the final whistle but could not save his team. The Albiceleste's chances were severely hampered by chaotic preparation for the Games.

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Extremes of expectations: Fiji-Japan in Olympic semifinals

Japan set the men's rugby sevens competition at the Rio Olympics alight Tuesday as they opened their Pool C campaign with a 14-12 win over New Zealand. Japan maintained their excellent form, defeating Kenya 31-7 in their final pool match to guarantee a quarter-final place as runners-up. "We've got a chance to get into the quarters tomorrow", Tietjens said.

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After winning gold, a swimmer shows the heart of a champion

There was a special moment when Phelps was on the podium during his 200-meter butterfly and broke out into laughter when someone shouted "O" during the national anthem. The Americans also led preliminaries of the women's 4x200 freestyle relay with a group that, in a bit of a surprise, included Missy Franklin. Phelps , meanwhile, couldn't get past the sheer number.

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Rio Olympics 2016: US women's basketball continues dominance vs. Spain

Lisa Leslie holds the mark for an entire Olympics with 14. During her time at Baylor University, Griner, the two-time AP Player of the Year, scored total of 3,283 points, had 1,305 rebounds, 748 blocks, 18 dunks, and.569 field goal percentage.

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Pogba: I want to win Ballon d'Or at Man U

United got only 800,000 pounds (now around $1 million) in compensation for a player who was then just a precocious teenager. "I spoke with him a few times and he gave me energy, he gave me positivity". "He has everything. What he has to learn now is how to play with us because I always say that in football you can be a super player, like he is, but a team is a team and you need to learn how to play in the team, and the team needs to learn how to play with you".

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Jose Mourinho hails Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United

The midfielder has been linked with a host of clubs following Newcastle's relegation last season, and after an impressive Euro 2016 campaign, the 26-year-old's valuation has shot up. It's a hard question to answer, particularly in light of the Old Lady's own recent acquisitions, but is one which supporters of the club may not find too favourable when analysing Pogba's exit.

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Swimming: Relay hands Ledecky third gold of Rio Games

The U.S. women's gymnastics team took gold for a second consecutive Olympics. Now she has a good chance of taking home 5 medals from the Rio Olympics, and she might break some world records along the way (she has already broken multiple ones during her short career).

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Katie Ledecky's swimming roots began in Great Falls

He touched in seven minutes, 0.66 seconds, a full body length ahead of Britain's James Guy. Thiago Pereira sent the Brazilian crowd into a frenzy by staying close to the two American stars, finishing third in 1:57.11. Prior to races, Ledecky says she always finds herself saying a prayer "or two". "I was pretty fired up after that race", he said his delighted celebrations.

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Sara Ahmed wins Egypt's first Rio Olympic medal in weightlifting

Zhazira Zhapparkul of Kazakhstan, who has stood below Xiang on the podium at the 2015 worlds, claimed the silver with a total of 259kg and the bronze went to Sara Ahmed of Egypt at 255kg. In 2011 the International Weightlifting Federation approved the wearing of full-body unitards, benefiting Muslim women. (AP Photo/David Goldman).

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Rio 2016: 'King Kohei' defends all-round gymnastics crown to clinch third gold

Whitlock has now won three Olympic bronze medals after two medals at London 2012 - in the team event and in the individual pommel horse final. The first obstacle of six to tackle was the pommel horse, the apparatus on which he became Britain's first ever world champion a year ago and won a bronze medal at London 2012.

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Do Yankees owe anything to Alex Rodriguez?

The drive prompted smiles inside the Mets dugout and chants of "Bruce, Bruce" from the many Met fans in the crowd. Cespedes has said he believes golf helps his baseball swing, but this is the second time he's suffered an injury after playing earlier in the day.

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Real Madrid beats Sevilla 3-2 after extra time in Super Cup

Jorge Sampaoli's side looked to be on course for a trophy in his first competitive match in charge of the club after Franco Vazquez and Yevhen Konoplyanka had cancelled out Marco Asensio's stunning opener. Real were missing key players, with Cristiano Ronaldo having been hurt playing for Portugal in the Euro 2016 last, while Welshman Gareth Bale and Germany's Toni Kroos had enhanced breaks by virtue of their incorporation at the same rivalry.

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US women swim for gold in freestyle relay

Mireia Belmonte Garcia finally claimed her first gold medal after two silvers and a bronze with a victory in the 200 butterfly. The performance was reminiscent of the men's 4x100 relay, in which Michael Phelps nearly single-handedly won the race for the U.S.


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