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Hansen blames calendar for Sevens loss

Japan , which famously upset South Africa at the 15-a-side Rugby World Cup a year ago, produced an equally unexpected performance in the sevens format with the 14-12 victory Tuesday over 12-time world sevens series champion New Zealand. "It's been awesome. I wouldn't have done anything differently", he said. Hansen said the men's team would "rue" their opening loss to Japan , a huge shock, but disagreed that New Zealand's top players might be ordered to attend the next Olympics in Tokyo.

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Justin Rose hits first hole-in-one in Olympic history

Open champ told the Standard earlier this week. Fowler, who has embraced this experience more than any other American player, spent most of the day down at the very bottom of the leaderboard. Fraser needed just 21 putts and managed to get a good bit of his round completed before gusty winds made for some hard scoring. "Standing on the first tee was as daunting as it would have been when I played my first major".

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Walker edges Day by one shot at PGA Championship for first major

Jimmy Walker of the United States shot an error-free 3-under 67 on Sunday to edge Jason Day by one shot for the US PGA Championship and his first major victory. "You know, any number of guys can turn up on a major championship week and win", the Northern Irishman told reporters at Baltusrol. Day calls Walker a "top bloke".

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David Ortiz's shin OK, back as DH for Red Sox

The team announced last weekend that after the game, he will be released and then become an adviser and instructor for the club. It was only A-Rod's ninth homer of the year, but it was also the 696th of his career, and it gave the New York Yankees a 1-0 lead en route to a 2-1 victory.

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Simone Biles Won The All-Around Gold Medal, *Officially

Before your floor routine at the end? Since Mustafina had fallen on beam but had been excellent on the other three events, while Raisman had been solid on all three events, Mustafina won the tiebreaker and the medal. She blew kisses to the crowd after her floor exercise, overcome by a comeback that at times seemed in doubt. It's not a coincidence. The girl adopted by her grandparents as a toddler and discovered by coach Aimee Boorman's mother during a field trip to the gym where Boorman ...

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Americans miss out on Olympic rugby sevens quarterfinals

The USA's medal hopes in the men's sevens are over after it was knocked out of the competition by Fiji at the pool stage. The Americans had a 7-0 advantage after a kick by Hughes and try from Danny Barrett in the first half. 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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See How Rio Olympics 2016 Preparations Look From Space

Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei De Lima has lit the cauldron at the Rio Games. The opening ceremony may have been only a few hours long in duration, but the last four years saw Brazil preparing for the mega massive show in every possible way.

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Mets get swept, drop to .500 and Collins challenges players

Maybe we need more morning games. But Hernandez's catching performance was even more impressive in his first game since replacing Welington Castillo, who is on paternity leave. He picked up his first big league hit in the tenth and handled all of his chances in the field. I get it. I totally get it. Randall Delgado (3-1) pitched two ideal innings for the win.

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Hammel dominates as Cubs win 9th straight, 3-1 over Angels

In the finale he put San Francisco ahead with his 11th homer leading off the fourth inning. Bonds, the Marlins' first-year hitting coach and the league's all-time walks leader, was tossed by Cory Blaser after arguing a called third strike on first baseman Chris Johnson that ended the sixth inning.

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Houston jumps on Jose Berrios early, easily wins first game of doubleheader

The Astros' 19-hit attack included four more hits for the unstoppable Jose Altuve , who is now eight for nine in the series and just seven hits shy of 1,000 for his career. "We did a really good job of a team effort", said manager A.J. Hinch. Berrios allowed six runs, five of them earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out one.

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Family Of Muslim Teen Arrested For Homemade Clock Sues School

Last November, two months after the incident that captured headlines worldwide, Mohamed's attorneys sent a letter to city officials in Irving demanding $5 million in "damages" from the Dallas suburb and another $10 million from the Irving Independent School District.

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Gymnastics: Raisman earns sweet redemption in Rio

Is she the greatest ever now, people want to know. But that may help explain her greatness, too. At least sticking with just modern history, take it from one who has a basis in comparison. Back then, though, her ascent was anything but inevitable even if she was unusually energetic and athletic. "I was like, 'Whoa, that kid's got something, ' " Boorman recalled.

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Michael Phelps continues Olympic Legacy with 20th and 21st gold medal

Luckily for Team USA however, the anchor position was filled by none other than rising Olympic superstar, Katie Ledecky. Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history with 21 gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals. Earlier in the day, Lochte and Phelps swam in separate preliminary heats, with Lochte finishing in the fastest time. He'll swim the 200-meter individual medley final in pursuit of a record fourth consecutive title in the event and return about 30 minutes later for ...

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Phelps, Ledecky chase history in Olympic pool

Congratulations as always to Phelps, and Locthe, congratulations on being the Ryan Lochte of self-knowledge, honesty, and telling faces. He swam the race in 51.6 seconds, the fourth fastest qualifying time, and pronounced it "all right for the morning".

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Here's Why the Olympic Pool in Rio Turned Green

At first, Rio officials said they were not sure of the reason. A statement from Rio 2016 organizers says water tests were conducted and there is no risk to athletes. That doesn't quite sound like someone who is positive that the water is safe. It seems divers don't care too much about the colour of the water. "I don't know what's happened".

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Canadian women add to medal haul with 4x200 bronze

The Canadian women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay team won bronze at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday night. "I'm just so blessed to have a gold medal", Manuel, 20, told NBC after the race. MacLean swam the anchor leg for the Canadian team that finished fourth four years ago in London. "We were kind of the underdogs and that's the best place to be in".

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Zach Johnson tied for John Deere Classic lead

The two-times major champion was five-under through 12 holes when storms hit, causing a 3-1/2 hour delay. Loupe finished 14 holes before play was suspended due to darkness, notching up eight birdies and six pars in his round so far. "But a good putt can save just about anything, and that's what happened". Scott Pinckney and Scott Brown shot 66, and Geoff Ogilvy and Morgan Hoffman also were 5 under.

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Briton Rose hits historic hole-in-one

I knew there were concerns - I figured, though, that a lot of things get blown out of proportion. "The pride they have in where they are from and what they do and what they can do here in these two weeks, it's all they have for four years".

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Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

To manage that and go on to play the way I did is really pleasing and a big confidence boost". "To me, I'm just the same Simone". If there's a quibble to make with Simone Biles , it's that she competes with such joy and weightless effervescence that she does herself a disservice, in a way, by making gymnastics look so easy.

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Leicester Manager Ranieri Signs New Contract until 2020

The 64-year-old Italian's side won the title at odds of 5,000-1 and will be one of the top seeds in the Champions League draw later this month. "The big teams are ready to fight for the title and we are ready to defend our title", he said .

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Brazil coach scared of losing Neymar

This point may not be the nadir of Brazilian football, but the country's early exits in the last two Copa Americas, coupled with a sluggish start to the Olympics, led to continued questions about the national team. And Gabriel, who was delighted with Brazil's performance, conceded that keeping their medal hopes alive was a huge weight off he and his team-mates' shoulders.

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Olympics: King Kohei wins third gold with all-around defense

Uchimura trailed Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine by 0.901 points heading into the final apparatus at Rio Olympic Arena - the high bar - but the six-time world champion kept his nerve while Verniaiev stumbled to hand Uchimura the gold. "He is the Michael Phelps of gymnastics. I was calm and that was the key to my success". I just want to be as close as possible to beat him. "I was prepared for any circumstance, whether we were ahead of behind", Ledecky said.

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Olympians are all over Tinder in Rio

The Olympic organization clearly believes at least some of these matches are going to lead to raucous boning, as organizers reportedly distributed 450,000 condoms to athletes this year. US athletes have already been feeling the benefits of Russia-free competition in the build up to Rio, raking in 23 medals at the World Indoor Championships in March.

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Troy Tulowitzki Suffers Broken Right Thumb

He surrendered just five hits and one earned run through five innings, but his reliever, Odrisamer Despagne, gave up four runs in the sixth inning en route to a 6-2 Orioles loss.It hasn't helped that Baltimore's usually explosive offense has been nonexistent through the five-game slump.

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Froome hopes to add golden shine to his Tour crown

Other women to watch include Team USA's Kristin Armstrong , who triumphed in London; and the German powerhouse Lisa Brennauer, the world time trial champion in 2014 and a bronze medallist in the same event previous year. 10, 2016. It was important to make the right rhythm on the race. The Swiss rider celebrated wildly with his support team after Froome, the last to complete the 54.5km course, failed to overhaul his time.

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Missy Franklin Finishes Last In 200m Freestyle Rio Debut

Franklin says she's talked to her mom and been reading positive messages to keep her spirits up. Instead, she finished in 14th place overall with her time of two minutes, 9.74 seconds. She led off the relay in London, launching the U.S.to victory. 'I could see him the whole way, ' Murphy said of his tough competition in Australia's Mitch Larkin.

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Olympic swimming: Indiana's Lilly King wins gold in 100M breaststroke

Efimova took silver and American teammate Katie Meili won bronze. Try to understand me if you switch your and my side. "All athletes should be above politics, but they just watch TV and believe everything they read". Russian President Vladimir Putin previously called the widespread doping accusations against his country's competitors "deliberate campaign targeting our athletes".

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Wilshere: Arsenal can be champions

The injury-plagued midfielder missed nearly the entirety of last season after suffering a shin fracture in pre-season. "On the other hand, of course we are looking outside to strengthen". Wenger thus feels that the credit to the real performers shouldn't be snatched away while the media are at blowing the managerial competition ahead of itself.

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Human Fly Attempts to Scale Trump Tower in Manhattan

Trump, do excuse my appearance", begins the man, who is dressed in a black jacket with the hoodie worn up over his head. He referred to himself as an "independent researcher" seeking a private audience with Trump to discuss an unspecified important matter.

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Second Rio pool turns green, officials promise return of blue water

Tests, he said, had confirmed there was "absolutely no risk, no effect for athletes who will compete in the pool". They said in a statement that "the water tanks ran out some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process" thus changing the pH levels and the color.

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Clinton economic policies rely on tax changes

But far more interesting was that we briefly saw the outlines of something rarely spotted in this presidential race: an actual policy debate. For that, she blamed President George W. "He's offered no credible plans to address what working families are up against today", Clinton said in Warren, Michigan , shortly after touring Futuramic, a hangar-like, high-tech factory that makes parts for the aerospace industry.

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Middlesbrough boss Karanka: What incredible Mourinho taught me

Karanka said: "The main aim for us is to stay in the Premier League, and to build the foundations to be here for a long time". The 25-year-old says being part of Middlesbrough's first-team squad feels "amazing" and the former Heerenveen man is keen to get down to business and make an impression in the middle of the park this season.

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She's a good girl: Russian Federation backs Yulia Efimova after Olympic Games 'provocations'

Her candid behavior in sticking up for principles of fair play before and after she got in the pool for the gold-medal swim earned her a lot of positive media attention and respect. "If that's what she feels she needs to be able to compete, whatever, that's her deal", King told reporters, per the Associated Press (via NBCOlympics.com ).

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Simone Biles Is the Greatest of All Time

Biles was also the second black American in a row to win the competition - an unprecedented feat in Olympics history. With 14 world championship medals in her pocket (10 of them gold) - more than any other US gymnast - she now has two Olympic golds in her collection, and could earn as many as three more in the event finals next week, when she competes on vault, beam and floor.

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Astros-Twins game postponed by rain on umbrella night

He didn't miss a beat one day later, going 4 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Three of those four hits came off Santiago, all singles up the middle. "I know he's been trying to pitch through it a little bit, which doesn't make a lot of sense", said manager Paul Molitor, who had a long talk with May before the game.


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