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Quarter-Final draw set for Men's Olympic Rugby Sevens in Rio

The Fijians' reward? A match against New Zealand in the first knockout stage. To make matters worse, New Zealand lost star man Sonny Bill Williams to an Achilles injury that will keep him out of the remainder of the event, while Joe Webber also picked up a shoulder problem.

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Michael Phelps wins gold in men's 200 IM

It would be the most among any swimmer, and would tie Carl Lewis (long jump) and Al Oerter (discus throw) for the most all-time among any Olympic athlete. Phelps is the heavy favorite, as he should be. The Fiji rugby sevens squad secured the country's first Olympic medal, and will play Britain later Thursday to determine whether it's gold or silver.

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Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold

Not only is she the first female gymnast since 1974 to win four consecutive all-around titles at the US national championships, but she's also the first woman ever to be the all-around world champion three years in a row. Although Biles insisted she has never looked ahead during her long run at the top, that's not exactly true. When Aly started crying, I had to tell her to stop because I knew I'd start crying.

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Can Jay Bruce turn around the Mets season?

The MLB Network's Kevin Millar uploaded a picture of himself with Cespedes after a round of golf on Wednesday afternoon, hours before Cespedes would leave a game in the ninth inning after the quad issue flared up. Cespedes was put on the disabled list on Wednesday due to a quadricep injury. Collins said the team wanted to let the injury “quiet down” before resuming baseball activities.

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Twins stay hot against Indians

Santiago pitched five innings, allowing four runs and five hits. "Honestly, if I had a cage in my house right now, I would've hit for three hours". Brian Dozier had a triple, a homer, three runs and three RBIs, and Max Kepler contributed two hits, two runs and two RBIs.

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Now Another Rio Olympic Pool Is Turning Green

But not only was the diving pool still green on Wednesday as the men's synchronized three-metre springboard final got underway, observers noticed that the water polo pool right next to it also appeared greener than usual. The person added that certain unknown components of the city water that goes into the pool after treatment might have been responsible for the imbalance.

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No Man's Sky players are hammering the game's servers

It lets players name their finds and register them on the game's servers. The game doesn't hold your hand. Just how big is the game's universe then? Apparently, a sticker was used to hide a small part of the original box, which shows an age rating of PEGI 12 instead of the current PEGI 7 and has an online play logo.

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Michael Phelps just broke a 2168-year-old Olympic record

In 2000, in the Sydney Games, Phelps at 15 was the youngest male Olympian the United States had presented in almost 70 years. A powerful front crawl to return left Phelps' opponents swallowing his dust as the American claimed his fourth gold of the Olympics, and his 22nd overall.

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Brewers hit 3 HRs to back Garza, beat Braves 11-3

Tyrell Jenkins pitched six strong innings, Nick Markakis and Adonis Garcia drove in a run each in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night. "You make a mistake to that big guy, he's going to make you pay. It is refreshing. It is a spot I've worked real hard to get back to". By going 3 for 5, Brewers 3B Jonathan Villar is hitting.432 (16 for 37) since moving from shortstop to third base to allow top prospect Orlando Arcia into the lineup.

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Great Britain smash Australia's world record in Olympic team pursuit qualifying

Cheshunt's Laura Trott has started her Rio Olympics campaign in sensational style by helping Team GB's women's pursuit team clock a new world record in the qualifying round. He was not the only British rider to have their measurements taken. They came from nowhere to triumph four years ago in London as Sir Chris Hoy claimed the fifth of his six Olympic golds.

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Lucroy stops trade to Indians

In return for the two established major leaguers, the Brewers will reportedly get 22-year-old outfielder, the Rangers No. 2 prospect, and 21-year-old starting pitcher Luis Ortiz , the Rangers No. Over the last few weeks, especially, but dating to the offseason, really, Brewers fans had come to grips with the fact that the best catcher in franchise history would likely be traded as part of the club's major rebuilding process.

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Watch Brandon Crawford get historic 7 hits for San Francisco Giants

It s on backorder. The Marlins' unheralded workhorse pitched a gem in the Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Giants on Tuesday, and probably no one was more relieved than Miami's relievers. "I was trying to get the run in any way I could". Marcell Ozuna capped the inning with an RBI groundout. The Giants never gave him a shot to win.

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United States men, women's basketball teams ready to get to work in Rio

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony were the high scorers in the exhibition, scoring 21 and 20 points respectively. Bogut, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks last month, shot 9 for 10 from the field. Durant hit China with a flurry of three-pointers during his hot stretch, and he finished with five bombs on the night. Next game for the United States is slotted to be on August 8th, when they play against Venezuela .

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Rio Olympics 2016 medal table: Team USA leads with 12

In the gold medal count, the U.S leads with nine gold , and China with eight. Phelps, 31, collected his 20th and 21st career gold medals in the Olympics on Tuesday as he avenged his defeat to Chad le Clos in London 2012 by winning the 200 butterfly, before anchoring the US home in style in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

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Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics

Russia, which narrowly avoided a complete ban from the Olympics following revelations of state-backed doping, had hoped to have between 272 and 280 athletes declared eligible for Rio after the International Olympic Committee review. Russian swimming great Alexander Popov also hit out at the track and field ban with a personal attack on Britain's Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF.

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Victor Meldrew actor Richard Wilson recovering after suffering heart attack

Earlier this year, he revealed the part that turned him into a household name nearly went to Les Dawson. Born in Greenock, the actor is a familiar face on stage and screen, and has also appeared in Some Mother Do 'Ave 'Em, Doctor Who and, more recently, BBC fantasy drama Merlin.

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Fiji creates history at Rio

Fiji crushed Britain in the final to claim a first-ever Olympic medal for the Pacific island nation, but the Japanese players were proud to take their gold-medal bid into the final day after numerous sport's big guns had fallen by the wayside.

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Indians' Santana struck in dugout by foul ball, helped away

Napoli's three-run homer, his 29th, highlighted a four-run fifth. He's batting.338 (68 for 201) with 19 home runs and 43 RBIs lifetime against them since they traded him to Toronto before the 2011 season. Santana was standing behind the railing on the top step of the dugout and went down after being hit. The injury happened in the bottom of the 5th inning when teammate Francisco Lindor hooked a line drive into the Indians' 3rd-base dugout.

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MLB Rumors - Mets, Giants, Indians, Blue Jays, Dodgers & the Jay Bruce Trade

But for a team still good enough to dream, it was a trade worth making. But the Mets were still talking to the Reds about Jay Bruce , whom they had almost acquired at last year's trade deadline before getting Yoenis Cespedes . Neither does Collins, who was quick to say Bruce will hit right behind Cespedes. Indeed, Bruce's career numbers with runners in scoring position are nowhere near as impressive as they have been this season.

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Big moment for Fiji, captured by rugby reporters

No. 2-ranked South Africa had a more conventional run, and overturning an earlier loss to Australia in a 22-5 quarterfinal win to set up a semifinal match against Britain, which needed a try in golden-point extra time from Dan Bibby to edge Argentina 5-0.

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Mariners Stage Late Inning Rally This Time to Beat So

The Vermont Mountaineers are one of those teams, and they get their chance after splitting a double-header with the Upper Valley Nighthawks yesterday. After getting leadoff hitter Mookie Betts to pop out foul, Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz singled and Miranda walked Dustin Pedroia to load the bases.

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Brazil police officers shot in Rio slums

Anthony is in third place and has 258 for his career after surpassing Michael Jordan's 256 on Tuesday against Brazil. The Aussies and Brazilians met at the Women's World Cup previous year, and it was Australia that advanced by beating Marta and Co.

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Prince Fielder to retire from Major League Baseball

Overall, in a Brewers uniform Fielder would end up with a.929 OPS in 998 games played with 230 home runs, making him one of the best offensive players in the game. Cecil Fielder played from 1985-1988 and 1990-1998. The Texas Rangers have likely lost a player of their own, but the timing is the most surprising yet.

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Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara wins second gold in time trial

Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands snatched the silver in 1:13:02.83. The challenge will be led by Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin, both of whom are out and out time trialists and could lose time on the climbs. Cancellara rolled through as fans pounded the barricades lining the road. I couldn't have done much more. However, it is Cancellara, the victor of 2008 Beijing Olympics took the gold with a winning time of one hour 12 minutes and 15.42 seconds.

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DraftKings PGA Lineup Picks: Olympic Golf Tournament 2016

Another US golfer , Patrick Reed , told insidethegames that different kinds of sand had been used in different bunkers, giving players "an extra thing to figure out" when they get into trouble. The 44-year-old journeyman sees the Games as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to introduce golf to thousands of potential players. "We needed to build a golf course for the competition, which we knew was how the golf course ultimately would be judged", Hanse said Tuesday.

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Claudio Ranieri signs new four-year Leicester deal

Leicester City lost just three games a year ago and now prepare to play in the Champions League this season alongside Europe's top clubs. "He has settled the team that was in place at the club and is continuing to develop on that". "They are going insane now, they want to kill now". The Tigers had bid for defender Paddy McNair before he opted to leave Manchester United and sign for Sunderland , while an enquiry was also made for former favourite James Chester (below), who is in talks with ...

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Phelps Handed His 21st Olympic Gold Medal

Phelps is already the most decorated Olympian of all time. Wednesday night Phelps bested Lochte by less than half a second in the semifinal round for the 200 individual medley. Phelps' quest for another medal is not the only story of the day. The Brazilians have a stake in the 200 IM, too. However, the favorite for that race has to be Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, who topped the prelim heats with a time of 2:06.09 and is seeking her fourth gold medal of the Rio Games.

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Man United: Old boy happy with United arrogance

He told the Mirror: "Hopefully they get along, him and Rooney - and if they do I think it is going to be the ideal match". "We didn't play in the Champions League or the Europa League and our energy was only focused on the league". He doesn't look like a star. "I think, for Rashford, this is a gift", Mourinho explained. Mourinho was appointed as manager in May, but has already completed deals for his four fundamental signings at Man United with Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan ...

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Knox edges Kelly to win Travelers Championship

Carta won the par-5 35th with a 30-foot birdie putt, and Seong missed a chance to end it when her 10-footer burned the right edge. "It'll be a lot easier stepping up on the tee box having a PGA Tour win under my belt than if I didn't", said Berger.

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Jongoh wins third 50-meter pistol gold after miscue

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday congratulated South Korean marksman Jin Jong-oh for winning the 50m pistol gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, praising his "indomitable can-do spirit". Jin followed with a 10.4 and started finding the 10-ring consistently to move up the standings. "I didn't think I could do it", Jin said. He just kept shooting - and hitting his mark.

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Teammates praise Rodriguez as Yankee career winds down

In July, he had two extra-base hits, including his 696th career home run. "This is a tough day ", Rodriguez said Sunday. "I love this game and I love this team", an emotional Rodriguez, known as A-Rod, told a Yankee Stadium press conference.

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Marcus Fraser lead a day of firsts for Olympic golf

This is not a insane good field, mind you. "We used to cut branches in the shape of a golf club", said Da Silva, tears dripping off his face. Ricardo Gouveia beat him. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., fired four birdies over his first eight holes en route to a 5-under-par 66 and the clubhouse lead on Thursday until Australia's Marcus Fraser closed his round a short time later with a blistering 63.

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Olympics women's gymnastics results: Simone Biles wins gold

Raisman, two-time gold medalist in 2012, got the all-around medal she deserved but was denied in a tiebreaker in London . She hit everything, including her mind boggling opening pass that includes so many flips and twists it scarcely fits into the floor exercise diagonal.

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More gold for Phelps

That was nearly two seconds in front of silver medalist Kosuke Hagino of Japan, the 400m individual medley champion who powered from fifth at the final wall to touch in 1:56.61. If Phelps wins gold in the 100 fly, it will be his fourth straight win in the event. Murphy will also swim in Saturday's medley relay, a chance for a third Olympic medal.

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Simone soars to gold, lands atop women's gymnastics for all time

The gold medal was hers at that point, as if there was any doubt. Tutkhalian fell on her dismount, giving Raisman a chance to get back into medal contention. The two girls stunned the world with their awesome performances in the major competition, but they were both lucky to place so high. "It doesn't even feel real", Biles said.


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