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British cyclist Armitstead says family trauma the cause missed doping test

Armitstead was tested a day after the first missed test, following the race in Sweden. She was tested the following day and the test was negative. How did she let two additional violations happen, knowing that the penalty is severe and could damage her reputation and career? In it, she said: "I am writing this statement in my own words, something I have wanted to do from the very beginning".

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National Football League and NFLPA take steps to enforce concussion protocol

According to the NFL's press release , the joint agreement will help ensure that players are receiving care that reflects the most up-to-date medical consensus and that a "strict and fair process" will be followed to investigate any incidents.

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Swimming - Horton, Sun in storm over 'drug cheats'remarks

The 24-year-old was previously banned from swimming for six months after being arrested for driving his Porsche without a license. Horton had no regrets about calling out Yang. Of his own race, he added: "In another big final, it's about touching the wall first and that's what I did". 'I knew that Mack and Sun would come back as fast as they can, because they have that endurance speed.

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Frosted Coasts to Whitney Win

The Whitney is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event, providing Frosted with a guaranteed berth in the starting gate for the World Championships' signature event. Has the Met Mile left a mark? The final time of the race was a quick 1:47.77. Frosted is a son of 2003 GII Cotillion S. victor Fast Cookie (Deputy Minister), who earned over a half-million dollars during her racing career for owner/breeder Stonerside Stable and Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott.

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Andrew Miller not shocked by trade but sad to leave Yankees

This effort to build the team for the future began early last week with the trading of Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs. St. Louis added depth to the back half of its bullpen by acquiring veteran left-hander Zach Duke from the Chicago White Sox.

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Cubs beat Marlins on wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth

To them, Wednesday's comeback was a testament to the team's collective resolve. The Miami Marlins blew a three-run lead as the Chicago Cubs completed a sweep with a 5-4 win on Wednesday. Christian Yelich got the scoring started in the first inning, when he doubled to left, scoring Dee Gordon. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman gave up two runs in seven innings, striking out seven and walking just one, while Rangers starter Cole Hamels struggled through the first inning and that proved ...

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Swimming: Ledecky makes Rio debut in relay

He won three individual events at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, including both butterfly races. We're missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime display of versatility and athleticism. Decathalons aren't fun. They're long, grueling, and demand a wide range of skills. The women's gymnastic events begin, and the Kosovo team - appearing for the first time at the Olympics - is represented by 2016 European champion Majlinda Kelmendi, who is a medal prospect in the judo competition.

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Swimming - Ledecky makes Rio debut in relay

Ledecky now holds three world records: the 400, 800, 1,500 (not an Olympic event). Meyer, a swim coach in the Sacramento area, sees Ledecky's devotion to Catholicism playing a role in her overall well-being. In her Olympic debut, Ledecky announced herself authoritatively both as a rare athlete and an unassuming one. But as I got closer to qualifying for Olympic trials, then the Olympics, it started to become a reality and again, once I did, I wanted to do my very best at that level.

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Women's relay team wins the Aussie's second gold

McKeon, who is making her Olympic debut in Rio, will lead the team off, followed by Brittany Elmslie , with the Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate bringing the team home. Rio de Janeiro: A scorching world record, a horrific leg break and bomb and bullet scares made for a hectic first day as the Rio Olympics swung into action.

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West Ham start their new chapter with impressive win - gallery

Bubbles bounced across the turf at the packed new stadium and suddenly, with 50,000 serenading the display it felt like home. But history could be set to repeat itself as Slaven Bilic's men have been drawn against the same team that knocked them out a year ago.

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ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

By 2019, the linear network will launch with a distribution list of more than 1,300 ACC events, per the release from ESPN . Beginning in 2019, the network will showcase 450 exclusive live events, including 40 regular-season football games and more than 150 men's and women's basketball games, as well as various types of original programming.

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Brazil makes goalless start for Olympic football gold chase

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus, left, reacts at the end a group A match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and South Africa at the National stadium , in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. "I will not sleep tonight", admitted the 19-year-old. Mvala was sent off at the 59th minute after getting booked for successive yellow cards in a span of four minutes, but head coach Rogério Micale's team could not take advantage of it.

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Sabres Evander Kane charged with harassment at bar

Kane was charged earlier this summer with four counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespassing (a misdemeanor), due to an incident at a bar in Buffalo. The Sabres released a statement about the situation. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "It's not good for him". "He's going to have to pick and choose his spots when he goes out a lot better than he does", Murray said.

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Canada's Shapovalov upsets Kyrgios at Rogers Cup

During one changeover, he was heard muttering to himself in dissatisfaction. " Obviously my preparation hasn't been". The Australian 11th seed somehow struck an ace as his racquet flew from his hand on one serve, but his 13 aces were out-numbered by 18 double faults.

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England v Pakistan: Michael Vaughan praises hosts' flawless display

With the lead at 564, Cook chose to declare and England's bowlers were quickly in the groove and Pakistan never threatened as another poor batting display saw them humbled in Manchester . "It's as good an innings as I've seen". England head coach Trevor Bayliss admits that Ben Stokes will be a big loss to his side if he is ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan through injury.

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Azhar and Aslam put Pakistan in command

It was a disappointing end to proceedings for Pakistan , but they still find themselves in a strong position on 257/3 - only 40 runs behind England's first-innings total with seven wickets still in hand. Yet the well-organised opener played with a maturity belying his years in both attack and defence during Thursday's morning session. Fast bowler Steven Finn will replace Ben Stokes , after the all-rounder suffered a calf injury while bowling at Old Trafford.

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Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

I'm sure the slap on the wrist will, though Green has said he will not change his ways in the future, make him think twice about his public persona while he is in the National Basketball Association spotlight. Michigan State defensive back Jermaine Edmondson told police Green punched him a day after he'd had an encounter with two of Green's friends at a bar.

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Mariners squander chances, lose to Red Sox in 11

Travis Shaw , who homered in the second inning, started the Red Sox's 11th by beating an overshifted infield for a single to left against Cody Martin, the sixth Mariners pitcher. "I think we've thrown the ball much better", Porcello said. After an injury to Boston first baseman Hanley Ramirez after Tuesday's game in Seattle , Red Sox fans immediately began rumors that toe club would call up Yoan Moncada, the No.

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Russian Olympic Taekwondo team approved for Rio

More than 100, however, have been barred - including the track and field team banned by the IAAF and more than 30 other athletes rejected under new International Olympic Committee eligibility criteria. Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Jul 28 (efe_epa). MODERN PENTATHLON - Maksim Kutsov and Ilia Frolov have been barred from the Olympics because of prior anti-doping offences, but three other Russians, including former world champion Aleksandr Lesun, will compete.

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Visitors Grinding Towards Big Lead

And then the batsmen have got to stand up because the bowlers have stood up today and hopefully they will stand up again tomorrow morning and we get the wickets we need. Gabriel bowled an extended spell, as did Cummins and the two bowled a nagging line to trouble the duo at the crease. Gabriel, in particular, tested both Rahul and Pujara, thrice inducing edges as they fell short of the waiting cordon.

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Markandey Katju calls Lodha Committee a bogus committee

Aware of another legal backlash and possible contempt of court, BCCI on Friday informed its state associations at its Special General Meeting (SGM) that it would only be a one-man panel with Katju the sole member. "There will be greater clarity once they meet the Lodha Committee on the ninth". The report added, "The matter ought to have been forwarded by the Supreme Court with the Lodha committee recommendations to Parliament with its own recommendation.

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Durant leads United States to 119-62 rout of China in Olympic opener

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil; United States forward Jimmy Butler (4) shoots the ball against China center Qi Zhou (15) in the men's basketball group A preliminary round during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1. First, the US second unit of Kyle Lowry , Paul George , Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan and DeAndre Jordan turned up the defensive pressure in the first quarter, turning a close start into a 30-10 first-quarter lead.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia Does Not Recieve Blanket Ban Amid Doping Scandal

There are over 300 Russian athletes outside of track and field that have qualified for the Rio games this year, though the odds of them being disqualified by individual sports federations seems like a long shot because, as we said , the games are just 12 days away.

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49ers' Anthony Davis applies for reinstatement after time away for health reasons

San Francisco offensive tackle Anthony Davis, who announced he was taking "a year or so" away from the National Football League in June of 2015 and missed the 2015 season, has applied to the National Football League for reinstatement. The good news for Davis is that the 49ers could really, really use him. There's no doubt that Davis is a more talented tackle than Pears or Brown, but those skills will be rusty.

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Freeman HR, 5 RBIs as Braves top Twins for 2-game sweep

Hardly noticed this time during a matchup of the majors' worst teams, Atlanta's ageless catcher turned in another solid performance. Fill-in closer Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his fourth save and second in as many nights. "Nice way to end the road trip". "We pecked away at them, got back into the game but they added on a couple, which ended up being the difference in the game", said Twins manager Paul Molitor.

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Phelps Eager to Get Started on 5th Olympics, Likely in Relay

In 2001, John McCain helped to make betting against Michael Phelps all but illegal . "If he makes the finals, he's the one to beat". While Phelps' feats mean he's never out of the spotlight, Katie Ledecky may be the big star of the United States team which is expected to dominate the pool once again.

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Swedish women's football team thrashed by Brazil

US goalie Hope Solo, in her 200th global match, was once again roundly booed by the crowd because of her comments on the Zika virus. The United States will be keeping a close eye on Brazil , who hammered the Swedes in Rio and are top of Group E after two straight wins.

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Zimbabwe win toss, debut three, in Test return

The hosts crawled to 35 from 16 overs before they lost three wickets for just a single run to undo their patient start. Zimbabwe's decision to bat backfired dramatically on the opening day of the first Test with New Zealand in Bulawayo .

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Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham arrested for assault

The NFL could impose some sort of discipline as well. "But until we get further details from the authorities, I can't speculate any further". The employee in question, 50-year-old Jason Courtois, told NBC6 he informed the group it was going to take a drill to fix the umbrella but added that the explanation didn't satisfy Bradham.

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What Waiters-to-Miami means for Westbrook

Waiters is known for his aggressiveness in driving to the basket and is a capable three-point shooter, shooting a career-high 36 percent from long range last season. I could have waited & got wat I wanted. "As far as the $2.9 million room exception, we're going to hold on to that". The former seems much more likely.

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Learner The Gurkha has myriad of options after Sussex thriller

Goodwood: A trio of Godolphin hopefuls, all trained by different handlers in the United Kingdom, take on the winners of the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas in their bid to secure a fourth £1 million (Dh4.8 million) Group 1 Sussex Stakes trophy for the stable on day two of Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.

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Brazil Acknowledged History of Slavery in the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

The honour of officially declaring the games open fell to Michel Temer, Brazil's unpopular interim president, who was loudly jeered and faced shouts of "out with Temer". While it escaped a blanket ban, Russian Federation is paying the price in the shape of a smaller team, whittled down from 389 athletes to around 270.

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West Ham given Astra Europa League rematch

Slaven Bilic's men progressed to this stage with a comfortable 3-0 victory over NK Domzale on Thursday night . The stadium brings so many advantages and everybody is buzzing. "And the atmosphere? I didn't know what it would be like. There is no point comparing it to Upton Park". Boss Bilic was without Euro 2016 stars Dimitri Payet, James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna as well as injured duo Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini, forcing him to name several youngsters on the bench.

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Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners 8/3/16 MLB Predictions

Brock Holt delivered the go-ahead RBI, singling on a ground ball up the middle just off the glove of a diving Shawn O'Malley, which allowed Shaw to score easily. Only one runner reached second base in the first seven innings against Iwakuma. Up next for the Red Sox is a date with the L.A. Dodgers tonight. "He's day-to-day.

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McGregor vs Diaz 2 Coming Soon….

Amir Khan believes he would need six months to fight Conor McGregor under MMA rules. Uh oh. The last person you want to trash talk is someone who fights for a living. He actually handles it pretty well, except for when he says, "f**k McGregor" as he goes back into the room. The Stockton native defeated the featherweight champion via a second round submission and was has since demanded a big payday in order to grant McGregor a rematch the Irishman most definitely craved.


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