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Mets can't overcome Logan Verrett's poor start in loss to Tigers

Detroit Tigers' Matt Boyd pitches against the New York Mets during the second inning of an interleague baseball game Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Detroit . He had been 0-for-15 with seven strikeouts against Justin Verlander before going deep. "Our guys said he was out on the replay, so we didn't bother", Collins said.

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Rio opening ceremony TV ratings down from London 2012

A spokesman for National Intelligence Director James Clapper told NBC, "U.S. intelligence agencies are working closely with Brazilian intelligence officials to support their efforts to identify and disrupt potential threats to the Olympic Games in Rio".

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Azhar and Aslam put Pakistan in control

On Root's drop, which allowed Azhar to plough on for his 10th Test century and his first outside Asia, Anderson said: "It probably added to [the frustration] but you have to deal with things in cricket". His only prior innings this tour had seen Aslam make just 17 against Worcestershire last week in a two-day warm-up match. England missed two great opportunities to take the scalp of Azhar after dropping the number three on 38 and 69 - Root and Moeen the guilty parties - and the 31-year-old ...

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United States routs China in men's basketball

The U.S. turned the ball over just 10 times compares to China's 25. It also opened its exhibition schedule with an 88-84 win over the USA Select Team. When does Australia vs. France basketball starts? But first, China , on Saturday, at 6 p.m. EST. They also were the product of significant playing time.

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(Neb)-Rockies Move Back To .500 With Win Over Dodgers

Gonzalez's prognosis: "I won't be out". Instead, the hottest post-All-Star break team in the majors almost transitioned from the sellers' bandwagon to the buyers' one in just two weeks. After a single, Mark Reynolds followed with a home run to center field, one that Joc Pederson had a beat on but couldn't quite catch, and lost his glove over the wall trying to make the grab.

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International Olympic Committee clears about 270 Russian athletes for Rio

Two swimmers could be told on Tuesday whether their demand to be allowed to compete has been successful. "We had to take the necessary decisions", Bach said. Bach blasted an outright ban on Russian Federation. But Argentine member Gerardo Werthein said it was WADA that had failed, saying the organisation was more interested in self-promotion.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: US 'B Team' kills opponents with kindness

Former NBA center Yi Jianlian led China with 25 points and tied for a team high with six rebounds. Carmelo Anthony helped make a liar of Team USA Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski. Despite having little game-time since a serious knee injury, Andrew Bogut impressed. "Our target before the game was to try to get things better". "I didn't want it taken away that easily.

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Matt Kemp says he hopes to have long-term home in Atlanta

It was the first save of the season and sixth of his career for the Watson, who took over as the Pirates' closer when Mark Melancon was traded to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. He was 0-1 in three starts for Triple-A Gwinnett but had a 1.93 ERA. Markakis cut the lead to 5-3 in the eighth with his sixth homer. He went back out in the second inning and gave up just 1 more hit over the next 4 innings, shutting down a Pirate crew that thought they had seen blood in the water.

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Rio: 'Blast' near cycling event was controlled explosion by bomb squad

Rio de Janeiro: The Rio 2016 organising committee has confirmed a suspicious package was detonated at the Olympic cycle road race venue here on Saturday by the bomb disposal squad. A member of the Brazilian National Force holds a bullet inside the media centre at the Olympic Equestrian Centre after it went through the wall of the media centre.

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Runner found out he would light cauldron an hour before

Rio 2016 opened with a bang last night as fireworks flew from the Maracana stadium in a ceremony that featured supermodel Gisele Bündchen, former marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima , and Andy Murray leading Britain's athletes into the arena.

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Rio 2016: Five sports to watch Sunday

The last New Zealander to win an Olympic swimming medal was Danyon Loader, who took golds at the 1996 Atlanta Games in 200 and 400m freestyle. It was unclear before the Games whether Ledecky would swim in the finals of this event, as shorter distances are not her specialty.

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Smooth sailing? U.S. men's basketball seeks more Olympic gold

In this year of political divisiveness and mud-slinging, the Rio Olympics will provide a welcome 17-day holiday from the presidential election - a chance for all Americans to root for the same team. Maya Moore, who won at the 2012 Olympics in London, told reporters that the final practice in Houston helped steel the team for what's ahead. "I know what it felt like when the rest of the world was supposedly catching up with the U.S.

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Ronaldo Vieira Starts - Leeds United Team vs QPR Confirmed

QPR are likely to hand debuts to Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell and Jordan Cousins when they host Leeds. Tjaronn Chery is a potential live-wire in the final third, while Karl Henry and Sandro will look to dominate physically in the middle, which is where the key battles will be fought.

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US men romp past China in Olympic opener

Durant and Anthony are the only two holdovers from the gold medal team from four years ago. "I like them all, and it's a great group of guys", Angel McCoughtry of the women's team said following its final exhibition in NY. "We never take it for granted when we come to the Olympics", three-time gold medalist Sue Bird said. Team USA destroyed China in two exhibition games before the Olympics, and Saturday brought more of the same in a 119-62 demolition in its Group A opener.

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IWF: All Russian Weightlifters and Weightlifting Officials Barred from Rio Olympics

All but one track and field team members were banned by their federation. Russia's eight weightlifters were banned from going on July 29, but its three Taekwondo players were allowed to go. SHOOTING - The International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has cleared all 18 Russian shooters to compete at the Games. " The [Russian Weightlifting] Federation will do everything in its power to rehabilitate us, but it is impossible to do it before the Olympics; there is no time to do anything ", Russian ...

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Rio 2016: Inspirational refugee Mardini revels in swimming victory

But it was a symbolic triumph no less. She fled Syria a year ago and was forced to swim for her life in a desperate 1,000-mile trek, recounted in detail by a BBC report back in July . It was the only thing I ever wanted was to compete in the Olympics, ' said the 18-year-old. Had she represented her homeland, she would have been listed under the letters SYR.

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Barack Obama hits back at Donald Trump, calls his claims as 'ridiculous'

US President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the Pentagon. "That doesn't make any sense". The federal government does have a role in monitoring the vote to assure the integrity of the process, he said. "Just listen to what Mr Trump has to say and make your own judgement with respect to how confident you feel about his ability to manage things like our nuclear triad", he said.

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Man City trying to buy John Stones from Everton, Pep Guardiola confirms

The transfer would set a new English record, just pipping the £49 million the Citizens paid Liverpool for Raheem Sterling. Last season, he was overweight and he was injured all the season and we want to avoid that. The Englishman also said that he hopes to pull it off before City goes to their International Champions Cup tour in China , which was already finished on Thursday after their 1-1 (6-5) penalties victory over Borussia Dortmund .

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Mourinho talks about Man United's chances of signing Paul Pogba

As the Manchester United manager gave the clearest indication yet that Paul Pogba is set for an imminent return to Old Trafford, he could not resist having a dig at the Arsenal and Liverpool bosses. "The market closes on August 31 but my club try to do everything to close our market by August 14". "So next week we will have our squad closed". "But the reality is I don't speak about the others".

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Rome-born teenager takes first gold in Rio Olympics

Her perseverance and dedication have shone through and made these Olympics special from Day 1. Rugby sevens, the fast-pace, condensed form of the game, is the format for the sport's return to the Olympic program for the first time since 1924, when the USA men won the gold medal in the 15-a-side tournament.

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Ivan Nova: Nova goes seven innings to win Pirates debut

Cincinnati tied the game 2-2 off of Tony Watson (2-3) in the ninth. The Pirates won their second game in a row following a 1-5 stretch while the Reds lost back-to-back games for the first time since dropping three in a row from July 8-10.

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Rio Olympics 2016: USA Basketball tops China in opening game

Hopefully the trio of Golden State Warriors basketball players on Team USA for the Olympics have their sea legs about them. "I was focused on who was on the team when I got selected, and man, if a guy like Carmelo can do it four times, that's awesome, and I wanted to be a part of that", DeAndre Jordan said.

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Rio gold would beat RWC triumphs - SBW

The U.S. women's rugby team won its first Olympic match ever by defeating Colombia, 48-0, on Saturday. They captured gold at last summer's Pan American Games, and are coming off a victory on the last stop of the Women's Sevens Series, beating top-ranked Australia in the final, and finishing third overall.

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New York Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Betting on Himself

Fitzpatrick was seeking a contract comparable to recent deals (at least on an annual basis of about $16 million to $18 million) that other starting National Football League quarterbacks, including the Eagles' Sam Bradford and the Texans' Brock Osweiler , received.

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Dream Team's victory, a good beginning

That is why we conceded four goals", said Siasia as Nigerian prepared for their second game at the tournament on Sunday against Sweden, also at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus . Etebo scored his secondgoal three minutes to the end of the first-half from a wonderful assist from Sadiq Umar when he dispatched the ball past Japan's stopper at the second time of asking.

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Hot Tigers chalk up another win

The Mets started a comeback in the fifth, getting a run on Curtis Granderson's homer and another on Flores' RBI single. The Mets, who are one game out of the second wild card, haven't won back-to-back games since July 6-7. "Verlander's one of those guys that can get himself out of just about any jam, so you have to get him fast". The Mets had 14 hits and three walks and were all over the bases on numerous occasions, but often failed to pick up the big two-out hit that would have brought ...

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Women take center stage first as rugby returns

While prominent nations like USA , Great Britain and Spain are led out by world class and high-profile athletes like Michael Phelps, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, men's sevens rugby captain Osea Kolinisau stood tall for World Rugby and Fiji when he led Team Fiji out into the arena.

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Ortiz takes the field, but Sox fall to Dodgers

After getting Friday night off, David Ortiz of the Red Sox started at first base. "That will be something I look back on and really remember", Stripling said. "We are in the last couple months of the season", Ortiz said. Ortiz left in the sixth inning and Travis Shaw shifted from third to first. "I just didn't want to take three days without playing", he told reporters.

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Rio Olympics 2016 Swimming

But the real action will be online. 4K: As in 4K TV; NBC will broadcast more than 80 hours of coverage in 4K ultra high-definition. This time around, NBC is promising to stream 4500 hours of live programming on its website and apps - but you'll have to subscribe to pay TV to tune in.

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Jordan Rodgers Reveals Another Huge Secret After 'The Bachelorette' Win

Though the reality TV star still won't go into detail about their strained relationship, he did reveal why he decided to make his family drama public on The Bachelorette. However, JoJo said that she still has not been introduced to Aaron, as of yet. Fletcher told PEOPLE . "He can do whatever he wants with it - as long as I get the closet!" Yep, during the finale, Jordan got down on one knee on a Phuket beach and presented JoJo with a Neil Lane diamond ring, reportedly worth a whopping ...

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PGA Championship fan wears 'Make Tiger Great Again' T-shirt at Baltusrol

Baltusrol has surrendered four major 63s, the most of any course, and the PGA has allowed 14 63s, as many as the U.S. and British Opens combined. The lefty shot a remarkable 17-under at the Open Championship, including a 6-under 65 in the final round, but fell three strokes shy of Henrik Stenson while blowing away the rest of the field.

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Olympics 2016: Court wins boost Russian team in Rio

It was the latest in a series of last-minute doping-related rulings on Russian competitors that have turned the build-up to Rio into a legal obstacle course. Efimova had been disqualified from competing by swimming governing body FINA between October 2013 and February 2015 after testing positive for traces of the anabolic steroid DHEA.

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Yankees, Cubs working on Aroldis Chapman for Gleyber Torres deal

The 28-year-old Chapman went 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves in 31 games for NY. Speculation circulated Monday morning that one reason why the teams had not announced the trade earlier was because the Cubs were attempting to sign Chapman to a long-term deal.

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Russia will be cleanest team in rio says roc chief

Russian Federation will have 271 athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Thursday. "This message is you can be successful outside such a system". a huge amount of negative test results that indicates that the huge amount of sportsmen are completely clean". The ruling may allow more than the current 271 approved Russian athletes to compete.

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Team USA picked to win most medals

The 2012 report predicted that Great Britain would win 18 more medals in London that year than it did in Beijing in 2008 - and it got that number exactly right, with the United Kingdom bringing home 65 medals . Apart from Russian Federation, there are few surprises at the top of the table, except perhaps for Brazil . That's one fewer than the USA earned at the 2012 London Games.


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