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An emotional Prince Fielder says farewell to baseball

The Rangers slugger wept Wednesday as he said health issues were forcing him to end his 12-season major league career. That person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. Several players offered their thoughts and praises for Fielder as a player, teammate, and father. BELOIT, Wisc- One of the most well-known former Snappers, Prince Fielder, has chose to retire from professional baseball due to health reasons.

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Paralympics - Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping

Vitaly Mutko, the Russian Sports Minister told Tass , a Russian media outlet that he plans to appeal to the decision and will send an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland to get the ban lifted. Russian Federation banned from Rio Paralympics over doping was posted in Sports of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on August 07, 2016 and was last updated on August 07, 2016.

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Olympics: Russian team booted from Paralympics

McLaren found Russian officials undertook a similar cover-up of potentially positive tests for Russian athletes during the Sochi Olympics. We regret and sympathy clean Russian Paralympics who can not take part in the Olympic Games in Rio, but we have no other choice, " the head of the International Paralympic Committee said .

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Canadian pair wins bronze diving into green pool

With their final dive, the Canadians scored 80.64, leapfrogging two teams, including Great Britain and North Korea, to reach the podium. Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion warm up ahead of the women's synchronized 10m diving final.

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Ledecky and Hosszu win gold as their dominance in the pool continues

The 27-year-old set both World and Olympic Records in the 400 individual medley, defeating USA's Maya DiRado by an astounding five seconds. The awesome female swimmer's time of 58.45 seconds was three tenths of a second ahead of Team USA's Kathleen Baker, making her first Olympic appearance and winning the silver medal.

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McKayla Maroney says leaving gymnastics was 'an identity crisis'

She was told she wouldn't likely wear heels again, much less compete in gymnastics . But whilst one of our fave characters from the 2012 Olympics wasn't able to compete at this year's event, she is about to launch a music career! "I'm looking at them right now.

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Ledecky blows everyone away again; Phelps, Lochte set for Thursday final

Armstrong (no relation to Lance, by the way) happens to turn 43 on Thursday, but the mother of a young son showed plenty of youthful vigor in winning by more than five seconds over silver medalist Olga Zabelinskaya of Russian Federation, not to mention bronze medalist Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands, who had won the women's road race.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs

By no means am I suggesting that the Jays will go on a ludicrous spending spree prior to next season, but the longer the team is in contention and the seats are full, the easier it is for ownership to spend. He was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in five games with Toronto . Smyly escaped though, retiring Tulowitzki (pop-up), Saunders (strikeout) and Smoak (pop-up) in order.

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Franklin misses out on 200 free final

Franklin touched in 1 minute, 57.56 seconds, which was actually slower than her time in the afternoon preliminaries. "It's so hard", she said, "knowing all the work you put in every day, and then to get here and be so far behind where you feel like you can be".

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Rio Olympics 2016: GB men beat New Zealand - face Argentina in quarters

The upheaval started with Japan's stunning 14-12 win over the New Zealanders on Day 1, a result etched in history as the biggest upset in rugby sevens. "Sometimes it's unsafe to set out outcome goals as a coach". We're not trying to be arrogant, we're saying this is what we want. "Silver will be a disappointment as bronze and fourth place".

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Matt Kuchar thinks fellow golfers who skipped Olympics may regret their decision

Spieth was less specific, though he was emphatic that Zika was not the sole reason. And here is, touring Rio with his wife, going to table tennis on Monday night. Kuchar says he is sure the International Olympic Committee will keep golf beyond 2020 when it reconsiders Games events next year. "But when it comes down to me, any time I can put on the red, white and blue".

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Arsenal transfer twist… Agent rubbishes claims deal is close

The Frenchman's playing time at the Etihad, already far from certain before the England worldwide completed his move, looks nearly non-existent now Stones has joined. Arsenal, who finished second last season, have signed Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano so far this summer. However, any agreement could rest on whether Valencia bring in a suitable replacement and Mangala's exclusion from City boss Pep Guardiola's Champions League squad this week has put them on alert.

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Who Can Beat The US Team? Major Games To Watch Online

Here, a US sweep of the golds is not far-fetched. The three alternates on the team, MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith and Ashton Locklear, have their own patriotic leotards. "I always tell the girls, 'You are competing against yourselves". And I do believe in myself. Comaneci did it in 1980 after winning gold in 1976. Douglas went up first on the balance beam , where she had struggled in three out of four nights of competition at nationals and Olympic Trials.

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Fan-made Pokemon Uranium launches after 9 years of work

Pokemon Uranium is officially available for PC gamers now, and the developers have stated that a Mac version is coming soon. Other than that, prepare to do what you'd normally do in a Pokemon game: wander from town to town, catching magical animals and battling random strangers on your quest to become the best trainer in the land.

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Brett Favre reflects on emotional Hall of Fame speech

The show is scheduled to air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in select Wisconsin markets on Thursday, Aug. 11, and will be posted on packers.com later in the week. NFL and Southern Miss legend Brett Favre gave a doozy of a speech Saturday night as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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Manchester United have changed their values, says Lindegaard

Here are five stories to keep an eye on this season. It is, in fact, considered among the top three most complicated player deals at the club, although Woodward's experience in the 1990s as a tax advisor is said to have helped deal with such difficulties.

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Olympics: IOC panel admits 271 Russian athletes to Rio 2016

Stepanova's hopes of competing were raised on Thursday when CAS said that ban was "unenforceable" but the 30-year-old will not make a late appeal in order to compete. The Russian Olympic Committee had submitted an original entry list of 389 athletes but that has been significantly reduced by 118 after worldwide federations were asked, by the IOC , to individually assess the anti-doping record of each Russian athlete.

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Olympics-Swimming-Lochte qualifies fastest in 200 IM, Phelps 3rd

It's not easy being green . The post Has Ryan Lochte's hair turned green? appeared first on LE BUZZ. Before his hair turned green Lochte posted a photo at a salon getting ready to apply the dye and later gave followers a look at the final product.

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Five-run 7th pushes Yanks over Sox in Boston

X-rays were negative, and Ortiz was present in the clubhouse and seemingly in good spirits after Boston's 9-4 loss to NY. The 40-year-old Ortiz is batting.307 with 25 home runs and 88 RBI in his final major league season. Girardi said he "made a mistake" by saying on Sunday that if Rodriguez wanted to play in all remaining games before his release that he would try to get him in the games.

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PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker edges Jason Day for first major title

Walker, playing in the last group, now needed to make par or better on the 18th hole to win this historic tournament that is hosted by the Professional Golfers' Association of American, which is the club pros' organization that is to be distinguished from the PGA Tour.

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Pep Guardiola Thinks John Stones Could Be The Next Gerard Pique

Everton, who expect to replace Stones with Ashley Williams for £12m today after the Wales worldwide had a medical on Merseyside, have received £47.5m up front with add-ons to be determined by City's future performance in the Champions League.

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Xavi: Guardiola will leave no stone unturned in hunt for City success

The 22-year-old midfielder has been with The Toffees all his career and befriended Stones, who is the same age, after his arrival from Barnsley in 2013. " I like the way he plays the game and I'm looking forward to welcoming him into the squad ". City need to fire him up and teach him to do the stuff that hurts, because that is what wins titles - a late block away from home at Stoke or Sunderland to protect a 1-0 lead.

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Katherine Grainger Victoria Thornley Olympics Rio Brazil rowing silver

Grainger completed a PhD in the sentencing of homicide at King's College London three years ago, having gained a degree in law from Edinburgh University as well as an MPhil in medical law and medical ethics from Glasgow University. The 1000m and 1500m marks then came and went and the Brits were still in front now by 1.25 seconds - although the unsafe Poles were closing the gap and eventually crossed in 7:40.10, just under a second clear of the British boat.

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Cyber attack hits Australian swimming site in wake of Chinese doping accusation

The website of the organization that oversees competitive swimming in Australia has come under cyber attack, allegedly in connection with an Australian swimmer calling a Chinese competitor at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics a "drug cheat", according to a report .

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Rangers avoid sweep to O's; Astros fall to Blue Jays

The Blue Jays were able to add an insurance run in the 8th inning against Will Harris, whose recent struggles continued on Thursday. The Astros trailed 3-1 entering the eighth inning. On the previous pitch, Smoak took an 0-2 curveball on the low, outside corner and stepped toward the dugout thinking it was strike three, only to have home plate umpire Todd Tichenor call the pitch a ball.

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LSU RB Fournette sorry for 'slap boxing' video

Bonnette also said the video showed only part of what happened and that the players were hugging each other and laughing afterward. In the video, obtained by TMZ Sports , the two men throw some heavy shots - and it appears they were trying to hurt each other.

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Michael Phelps Becomes First Olympian To Earn 21 Gold Medals

The course, designed by American architect Gil Hanse specifically for the Rio Games, features wide fairways and no rough to account for wind that can get up to about 40 miles per hour, and already has this week. While Michael and Ryan's final is surely the most highly anticipated one of the Day 6 swimming events, there's plenty of other exciting things to catch on August 11.

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Colbert to air live after Trump-Clinton presidential debates

The presidential debates promise to get absolutely bananas ratings due to the fact that they'll involve Hillary Clinton debating a pathological lying sociopath. On Wednesday, CBS entertainment chief Glenn Geller announced that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert would be airing live episodes immediately following the presidential debates.

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Cashner allows Crawford's 7th hit, Marlins lose in 14

He did it in nine innings, the only big leaguer to accomplish that feat since before 1900. Talk about a night you won't ever forget, any fan tonight at Marlins park was in for a treat and so was Giants SS Brandon Crawford. Cubs 5, Angels 1 • Kris Bryant hit his 28th home run, John Lackey outpitched friend and former teammate Jered Weaver, and host Chicago posted its eighth straight victory.

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Jesse Lingard: Jose Mourinho makes Manchester United players feel free

He told manutd.com that "It feels wonderful to win the first official game" and admitted "I've been here a couple of weeks and I get to win my first trophy with United". Some claimed that Mata, who has a storied history with former Chelsea manager Mourinho, reacted angrily to the substitution, but the United boss played down the reports of a rift.

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Ichiro becomes 30th member of 3000 hit club

The hit came in the top of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The other is Minnesota Twins star Paul Molitor , who tripled at Kansas City on September 16, 1996.Suzuki's teammates poured out of the third-base dugout to celebrate the moment.

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Other Olympians thank Fowler for coming to Rio

Although he didn't give specifics, Fowler left little room for interpretation on Tuesday during the USA team's press conference, suggesting he's been in regular contact with those who skipped golf's return to the Games after a 112-year hiatus.

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Jordan leads Team USA defense in Venezuela win

But the US has plenty of firepower led by Kevin Durant , and with Carmelo Anthony just 11 points away from becoming the all-time scorer in USA history. Though Australia was always going to be a unsafe team at the Rio Olympic Games, they've looked fantastic thus far. With the Americans leading just 28-22 and looking anything but golden, Anthony came across the lane and stripped the ball away from Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique and passed it to Kyrie Irving.

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

Lowry was held scoreless during that period and the Melville resident also managed to strip Kevin Durant of the ball, ultimately resulting in a trip to the free throw line for Mills after he was fouled on the fastbreak. Andrew Bogut probably is playing in his final Olympic games, but their aggressive style and sometimes overlooked talent makes them serious medal contenders.

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NBC has best ratings night for Rio de Janeiro Olympics

If anything, NBC's rating was supposed to be higher with much of the Rio coverage live in primetime; London was often on tape delay at that time period. ION Television drew 1.2 million, followed by CW with 1 million viewers. This year's NBC first Wednesday of the Summer Olympics fell 22% in viewers from those who tuned in for the August 9 broadcast.


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