With the likes of Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and other Olympians hailing from the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas, and still more Olympians having trained locally, if the state of Maryland were a country competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, it would hold the second most gold medals.
Michael Phelps now has 25 medals in all - and three more races in Rio to add to his nearly unimaginable total. "The 2010 Miss California USA, who welcomed son Boomer Robert with Phelps in May, has been dating the world's most decorated Olympian on and off since 2007".
Dmitriy Balandin pulled off a stunning upset in the men's 200 breaststroke, winning from the eighth lane to put his central Asian country on the swimming medal stand for the first time . Four years on since losing his 200-meter Olympic butterfly title, Phelps taught his rival Chad le Clos a brutal lesson. Ledecky touched in 1 minute, 53.73 seconds.
He set that record of 19.19 at the 2009 World Championships. "I'm definitely a sprinter first, but I like to entertain", he said . We have had to go through a rough time before the good times. "And the 100m rounds always help my 200m". Not that his coach, Glen Mills, is letting him get carried away. "The last thing he took off was his hat, and - because we'd spoken briefly - I told him I liked it".
The 19-year-old crushed her rivals with a powerful display of acrobatics and tumbling in the Rio Olympic Arena which kept the all-around title in USA hands for a fourth straight Olympics. Tonight Raisman got her chance on floor exercise, where she was the Olympic champion in 2012. "I had to tell her to stop, because I knew I'd start crying".
Dusty Baker, though, never let it get to that point. First pitch was 4:07 p.m. and the temperature was 91 degrees. He was aiming to be the sixth pitcher with three no-hitters but came up short while allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in seven innings.
Rothwell will have to wait until his knee is heeled to resume his pursuit of the UFC title while Werdum is left without an opponent as he also looks to rebound after losing the heavyweight title to Miocic back in May. Justino, who returns to action later this year in her first UFC main event from Brazil, is shown in the documentary preview clip below attempting to cut to 140 pounds for her fight with Leslie Smith.
Today, Phelps will swim in the 200m individual medley race and have a chance in being crowned the new Olympian God, after 2000 years. No swimmer has ever won four golds in the same individual event in consecutive Olympics. "But I screwed up, '" he said. "I try not to think too much about the history of anything", said Ledecky, who didn't get to bed until after 3 a.m.
While technically, Ebner is not a rugby type kind of player, but his fearlessness and aggressiveness matters. Most notably, Nate Ebner will represent the U.S.in Rio after helping the New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks.
This is great competition, you just have to look around at the scale of the whole Olympic Games and what a big deal it is. This is competition of the highest level and that's what I live for. World No 1 Jason Day, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones all decided against competing in Rio, and Fraser said: "I'm glad they decided not to come".
Julian Egan is responsible for the water quality at both the Life Centre and Tinside Pool and has worked in the leisure industry for more than 25 years. On Wednesday, swimming's world governing body FINA revealed that the long duration of an Olympic diving competition led to the water tanks running out of "some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process".
And as the fourth American in a row to win gymnastics' biggest prize, she gives the United States bragging rights no other country, in men's or women's gymnastics, can claim. It included her signature, "the Biles", described as a double layout with a half-twist and a blind landing - a move so complex that she was the first person in history ever to pull it off.
The Yankees entered Thursday at 57-56 and are 4.5 games back in the wild-card standings. Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, left, scores behind New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez during the first inning of a baseball game in Boston , Thursday, Aug.
Brazil's national security force officers aim their weapons during a police operation in search for criminals in Vila do Joao, part of the Mare complex of slums during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Thursday, Aug. A dozen journalists on the bus suffered minor injuries. Violent street crime in Rio has left its mark on South America's first Olympic Games. Muggings have been reported among Olympic athletes, officials and journalists.
The moment is definitely a shoe-in to go down as one of the defining images of Michael Phelps career - that is unless Phelps and his son share an even more touching embrace in the races to come. On the sixth night of swimming in Rio de Janeiro, the Campbell sisters seek the same golden prize in the women's 100 freestyle. She still posted the best time by nearly seven seconds.
After another close match against Britain in Rio, narrowly losing 21-19 due to a scuffed conversion after the final whistle, Tuqiri said rugby could soon challenge some of Japan's more popular sports such as soccer. "There was a lot of disappointment from the first match against Great Britain". Tom Mitchell, their captain, was the fulcrum around which the rest of the team pivoted.
It was the sisters' first loss as a doubles team at the Games, having won 15 previous matches together, taking the title in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Neither Strycova nor Safarova, have ever won an Olympic doubles match, going a 0-3 combined with other partners.
With retirement set for the end of the year, Fabian Cancellara signed off his Olympic career with a second individual time trial gold at Rio 2016. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won the gold medal in the men's cycling time trial in Rio on a much more drama free day than for Saturday's road race.
The arbitrators noted that Efimova impressed them "as sincere and honest and appropriately remorseful for her mistake". When Efimova came out to compete in the final, the crowd booed . In the gymnastics, former world horizontal bars champion Fabian Hambuechen led the men's allround team to seventh after Andreas Toba tore his cruciate knee ligament in qualifying.
Her total of 62.198 was well clear of Raisman, who finished her remarkable comeback with a silver medal, and Russia's Aliya Mustafina . USA women's gymnastics is working on taking over the sport with back-to-back Olympic gold medals and world championships in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
US swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin and Nathen Adrian will all be back in the pool on Wednesday. She began the leg nearly a full second behind Australia but made it up and then some to win by 1.84 seconds, powering to the fastest split of the field by.9.
According to ESPN, the Packers are likely to play the Hall of Fame Game with two undrafted rookie free-agent quarterbacks: Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams. "Whether it's the crowd noise, an official spotting the ball a certain way, certain types of weather, going against a different defense, having some type of a 'game plan.' We don't game plan for our defense at training camp".
The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event. Phelps is going for three more medals in Rio, which would add to his record of 25. He cruised through his heat with the third-fastest time overall, one minute, 58.41 seconds, which trailed only USA teammate Ryan Lochte (1:57.38) and Germany's Philip Heintz (1:57.59).
This overblown story line continues to be the talk of training camp and as much as Bill Belichick gets exhausted of answering it, it isn't going away. "Whenever you have a competition you want to win and I think it is important to win, but it is also important to get those other things done", Loomis said.
As synchronized divers make a splash in Olympic waters, the color of that water is making headlines. "But that's alright, we've probably played in worse pools". The Olympic diving pool turned a mysterious shade of green on Tuesday and has not changed back to blue on Wednesday. Pools used for diving are typically warmer than those used for swimming and warmer water is more conducive to algae growth.
The former Paris Saint-Germain top scorer also has some praises for his newfound teammates and old coach. Mata, sold by Mourinho to United when at Chelsea, looked unhappy to be taken off 30 minutes after coming on in the 2-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley.
A late try from Ebner gave the US hope and had Madison Hughes slotted the conversion it would have booked a spot in the knockouts at the expense of the Kiwis. He added: "There are a lot of things to learn about rugby as a sport and what it's taught me in my life from a character standpoint and the camaraderie with my teammates".
Russell Westbrook could have been a target for the Miami Heat in next year's free agency. Perhaps the most telling moment was when he was asked whether Durant going to the Warriors made the loss sting more. He appeared in three games for New York's entry in the Orlando summer league, averaging 18.3 points, 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 29.7 minutes.
On Tuesday, Whitman said she had not spoken to Christie since he endorsed Trump and pointedly noted that she had not changed her view of his decision. But she stands and has stood for causes bigger than herself for a lifetime. Republican nominee Donald Trump proposed an infrastructure program totaling more than half a trillion dollars Tuesday, claiming it will be paid by a "fund" that "investors" and "citizens" would put money into.
Saina will be playing her next match on Monday against Maria Ulitina of Ukraine. Sindhu, a two-time world championship bronze medal victor, opened her women's singles campaign on a winning note in Group M with a straight-game win in 27 minutes over her Hungarian rival Laura Sarosi.
The fitter and faster Americans kept the possession with them for long periods of the match while the Indians gave away the ball easily to their opponents, who got nine penalty corners over the course of the match; India won none. US got three more penalty corners in the final quarter and put the Indian defence under severe pressure, but they could not add to their goal tally.
Masuaku , 22, has signed a four-year deal, the Hammers confirmed in a statement . Such a salary would put Bacca on the same weekly wage as talismanic attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet . West Ham have also moved to solve their defensive worries by completing the signing of left-back Arthur Masuaku from Olympiacos for £6m on a four-year deal.
The PFA will not only be a union of fighters, but it will be governed exclusively by fighters. The staff includes sports agent Jeff Borris, labor lawyer Lucas Middlebrook and economist Andrew Zimbalist. The release ended by saying: "The scales have been tipped in favor of the UFC for too long". Today is the day that UFC fighters take their largest stride on their journey towards unionisation.
A little more than 24 hours after winning the 200-meter freestyle, Ledecky anchored the 4x200-meter free relay, helping a team that included Allison Schmitt , Leah Smith and Maya Dirado to a almost two-second win over Australia, finishing in 7:43.03.
While Day was unable to find a birdie for most of the back nine, super steady Walker holed out from a greenside trap for birdie on the 10th and then picked up another on the 11th to retain control. "I thought about that all year", Walker said. "I'm going to take this attitude and I feel like I'm in a great place". Since the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., will be played in an Olympic year (with golf included in the Games for the first time since 1904), there have been some ...