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Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Biles chases history

Now it's a question of how many more she'll have by the time gymnastics at the Rio Olympics wrap up next Tuesday. The Republic of Simone, ranking somewhere between Canada and Sweden, perhaps. The Biles, on the other hand, was largely unplanned. Just look at the numbers. The Fierce Five beat Russian Federation by five points in 2012. We may never again see a team so daring, deep and determined.

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DYK? Kangana Ranaut hated taking shower!

Many people took to twitter to praise the clever promotion of the campaign. And as that happens, Goddess Laxmi leaves the photo-frame in their respective house, stall and vehicle. I started with external cleanliness. Amitabh Bachchan's voice then urges us to maintain cleanliness, and also suggests that keeping clean shouldn't be just the Prime Minister's dream.

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Diana Penty gives answer to Mika Singh's comments on her name

Although she didn't react instantly as she didn't want to spoil the event and the decorum, people close to her vouch for the fact she was fuming after the event, quite understandably. Though she did not make a big deal out of it since she did not want to create too much drama, the actress did give a befitting reply to Mika . At least now the people will be careful while dealing with her.

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Katie Ledecky wins gold in the 200M freestyle

They beat the second-place Russians by a whopping eight points, the second-largest margin of victory in Olympic history. This time, he raised two fingers for the double-gold performance. Ledecky, who is also hoping to successfully defend the 800-meter title that she won in London at age 15, has also already helped the United States claim silver in the 4×100 meter relay.

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Man United: Mata touchline row is sorted, says Mourinho

Ibrahimovic shared a picture of himself holding the Community Shield with the simple caption, "Nr 31", to signify how many trophies he's won during his career. But Mourinho played down talk of a rift with the Spain forward, explaining he made the substitution to steel his side against a Leicester comeback.

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Olympic pool turns green, and officials aren't sure why

Olympic officials said they were investigating the cause. "Midafternoon, there was a sudden decrease in the alkalinity of in the diving pool, and that's the main reason the color changed", Mario Andrada, a Rio spokesman, said Wednesday.

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Man United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 'special aura' admits Morgan Schneiderlin

However, I do expect him to get plenty of game time this season. The English Premier League giants have been chasing the signature of their former academy graduate for some time but negotiations with Juventus over a potentially record-breaking deal have not concluded.

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Nate Ebner adds Olympic appearance to bucket list

Back at Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Massachusetts, New England coach Bill Belichick wore a USA Rugby shirt in support of Ebner and arranged for his players to watch the United States' second game as a team. In the other quarterfinals, Pool B victor South Africa will play No. 4 Australia - a rematch of their the last encounter in the group stage which the Australians won 12-5 - and Pool C victor Britain will play Argentina , and France plays Japan.

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Blue Jays' road to success includes familiar curves

East lead for the first time since early April. The Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez has won his last 10 decisions, including two versus Baltimore, and opposes Chris Tillman , a 14-game victor who struggles against Toronto - especially at the Rogers Centre where he is 2-6 with a 7.94 ERA in 11 starts.TV: 1:07 p.m.

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Georges Saint-Pierre Says He Would Destroy Nick Diaz In A Rematch

When St-Pierre walked away from the cage after defeating Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of 2013, the current anti-doping policy was not in place, nor was USADA involved with the MMA juggernaut's efforts to clean up its ranks. In an interview with Israel-based writer Ram Gilboa (via BloodyElbow), St-Pierre broke the huge news that he has already begun preparations for his comeback.

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Amid boos, Alex Rodriguez flies out as pinch hitter vs. Red Sox

An ugly loss on Wednesday night to the Yankees was even more painful as arguably the two most important pieces of the Red Sox offense went down. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will start for Boston instead of knuckleballer Steven Wright because the right-hander jammed his pitching shoulder while diving into a base as pinch runner in an interleague game against the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend.

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Colorado's Missy Franklin wins Olympic gold in 4x200m freestyle relay

Katie Ledecky won her fourth Olympic medal of the Rio Games on Wednesday night, a gold medal alongside Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith and Maya DiRado in the 4x200m freestyle relay. "It's the closest I've come to throwing up at the end of a race. I just knew there wasn't a shot in hell I was going to lose that race". Phelps' response? "There are a lot of things I could say".

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Olympics-Ledecky wins women's 200m freestyle, on track for treble

Franklin endured another stunning disappointment today when she finished last in her semi-final heat with only the 13th-fastest time among 16 swimmers. "I pretty much just went out of control once I dove in and let it happen", Ledecky said of her win during an interview on NBC's broadcast following her win.

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Rio 2016: Gold gives Cancellara 'perfect' end to career

Surprisingly, Dumoulin's silver was the first ever medal in an Olympic time trial by a Dutch rider. His strong performance in the Tour time trials made him a trendy pick in Rio, but the work he put in to win his third yellow jersey - not to mention the grueling Olympic road race on Saturday - left him drained of energy, and he could only managed to slip onto the bottom step of the podium.

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Carpenter, Peralta homer as Cardinals beat Reds 3-2

There were two errors, a ball that dropped for an RBI hit that should have been caught and five walks issued, including two to Reds speedster Billy Hamilton who stole a base and scored after each free pass. "And that's the fun part of youth". Peralta's solo homer in fourth was the 200th of his career. Yadier Molina's single in the sixth extended his streak of reaching base safely to 23 games.

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Red Sox Cancel David Ortiz Bobblehead Night, Deem Portrayal Racially Insensitive

He believes the Ortiz bobbleheads are "racially insensitive" and said the team will work to roll out a much better Ortiz bobblehead in the future. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered.

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Zidane includes son on Madrid's squad for UEFA Super Cup

Their officials had a hard job replacing Gameiro, Krychowiak and Banega and they tried to do that by adding eight new players to the squad so far. Numerous biggest stars will not be on show during today's games either due to injury or an extended break after the Euros.

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Rio 2016 | Highlights from the Opening Ceremony, in case you missed it

Organising committee spokesman Mario Andrada said on Saturday measures were being taken to prevent a repeat of the long queues to enter parts of the Olympic Park by enhancing the entry systems. The highlights in music were performances given by musicians, like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Anitta, Elza Soares, Ludmilla, Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Ben Jor, rapper Marcelo D2, Karol Conka and McSofia, among other artists.

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A 2nd Olympic pool has turned green

The men's Olympic tournament resumed Wednesday in green-tinged water after the diving pool at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre turned a dark green the previous day. It is a temporary facility that has its own filtration system. 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.

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Trump Tower climber adds to the Donald's notoriety

The climber, using large suction cups and a harness, was spotted about 3:30 p.m.as he slowly made his way up the 58-story skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. Believe me, if my goal is not significant, I would not risk my life pursuing. Officers smashed windows and broke through a ventilation duct in an attempt to block his progress.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps ties 2168-year-old Olympic record

Lochte's one minute, 57.38 seconds was the fastest time among the qualifying heats. The medal machine that is Phelps on Tuesday matched what must surely rank as the oldest record in sport when he chalked up his 12th individual Olympic swimming gold medal.

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Max Whitlock wins historic gymnastics all-around bronze medal

Surviving the high bar unscathed with a score of 14.700, Whitlock nevertheless saw the gap increase ahead of him, a huge performance from Verniaiev in eclipsing Uchimura on the parallel bars leaving him with the gold medal for the taking. "This time was really the trickiest for me", Uchimura said. Uchimura silently paid back the compliment, pointing his thumb at Verniaiev as if to say, "What a competitor".

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Tim Tebow: NFL Quarterback Pursuing Career In Major League Baseball

Tebow's agents, Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan , told ESPN that he would be holding a workout for Major League Baseball teams later in the month, according to a report Tuesday. "Am I intrigued? No", Showalter said when asked about Tebow. Tebow has been actively training for the Major League Baseball, his agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan told ESPN in an August 9 statement .

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Is Biles the best? It's time in Rio to find out

After becoming the only cyclist - male or female - to win three consecutive golds in the same discipline, Armstrong, who turns 43 Thursday, said she hopes to inspire other moms. Despite that bad disappointment, Abbott provided constant encouragement to Armstrong leading into Wednesday's time trial. She left her a note reading "You are a champion!" in her coffee cup Tuesday, another in her hairbrush later in the day, a third on her pillow at night and a fourth in her bag Wednesday morning.

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India seize control of 2nd test after West Indies struggle

After Dhawan's dismissal, Cheteshwar Pujara joined Rahul and was batting on 18. Rahul, unbeaten on 75 at the start, carved out 158 - the third time he has reached triple figures in his fledgling six-Test career. Despite struggling to take wickets, the West Indies' attack was able to limit India's scoring with consistently tight bowling , restricting the run-rate to less than three per over.

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Roston Chase Deserves Credit For His Approach, Says Anil Kumble

With the West Indies still trailing by 256 runs, they will try to save the match on day five, with play scheduled to begin at 9.30 a.m. local time and 98 overs to be bowled in the day. In this interim, play did get under way and Ishant Sharma (1-19) bowled Rajendra Chandrika (1), the opener shouldering arms to an incoming short delivery that was deflected onto his stumps off his arm.

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Belgian Olympian gets black eye hours after winning judo bronze medal

Van Tichelt initially said he'd been hit during training, but after the rumor mill got going, he reportedly chose to set the record straight (link in French). "The police, which was near the location of the incident, intervened". Brazilian media claimed the assault was committed by a local call girl, but the Belgian Olympic Committee said it was a male attacker.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Rio 2016: Djokovic falls to Del Potro

It was a surprise in London back in 2012, but it was an even bigger one this time around, with the world's No. 1-ranked player being ousted in just the first round. 7, 2016. This was a disappointing early exit for Djokovic, who was the favorite to win the gold medal in Rio. Djokovic went down under a hail of Del Potro winners, the Argentinian's forehand proving particularly devastating as he overcame the top seed in style.

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West Indies reply starts well after Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddiman Saha centuries

R avichandran Ashwin reached his centry with a six off Roston Chase immediately after lunch to register his fourth century in his Test career. Contrary to what had prevailed previously in the series, India's bowlers found the West Indies top order to be particularly obdurate in navigating through 47 overs for the loss of only Leon Johnson's wicket.

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Serena Williams and Johann Konta both advance

We have a chance to compete for our country, we did the best that we can. Indeed, Strycova and Safarova only had played one match as a team before Sunday night - and they lost that, in a Fed Cup match past year. But there was plain sailing for the other women's seeds in action, as No. 7 Madison Keys, No. 9 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No 15 Elina Svitolina and No.

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Majestic American gymnasts surge to women's team gold

Biles, 19, was the star of a gold medal-winning performance by the United States in the women's team gymnastics competition in the Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday. The U.S., which took gold in the 4x100-meter free, holds the world and Olympic records in the 200. If she could get at least a 7.591 she would secure the gold medal for the United States , and she nearly doubled it earning a 15.8.

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Usain Bolt Says Rio 2016 Will Be His Final Olympic Games

Even walking onto the stage of vast arena, which opened in 2013 with a musical called Rock In Rio, he moved faster than the cars outside. In true Bolt fashion, he exited the press conference doing the samba with a group of Brazilian dancers.

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United States wins women's 4x200 freestyle relay in Rio Olympics

Phelps has won the event at the past three Olympics, while Lochte has twice finished second in the event. "You're always a little bit nervous for your first swim so I'm really glad that that's out of the way", Campbell said, adding that she was still adjusting to the afternoon heats/late-night finals schedule.

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Yankees Rumors: Rays Not Interested in Alex Rodriguez

The biggest reason for not playing A-Rod in all four games is because Joe Girardi is still trying to win games. "I'm human", said Girardi yesterday. Rodriguez will face the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium Friday night, and will end one of the most prolific and controversial career of baseball history.

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IU Swimmer Lilly King Wins Gold In Rio

Ledecky has been on a mission in Rio, first helping the U.S.to silver in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Saturday and then doing Sunday what she does best: break records. At least half the reporters bolted away from Franklin while she was in mid-answer Monday , all of them eager to fire a few questions at Ledecky .


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