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Fiji in pole position to win Olympic rugby sevens gold medal

That is Fiji coach, Ben Ryan's comments to reporters according to Fox News. The Fiji rugby sevens team are on course to win their country's first ever Olympic medal, and the entire nation will be praying that the medal is gold. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is in Rio for the games and, just like most Fijians, isn't averse to offering his opinion on matters to do with rugby.

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Knox nails final putt to win Travelers

His bogey on the par-3 16th cut the lead to one and sent Kelly, who had completed his round of 64, to the range to stay loose. He finished the tourney at 11-under 269, tied for fifth, three strokes behind victor Russell Knox. He then hit what he said might have been his best shot of the day , gouging a 4-iron from a divot from 206 yards out and landing the ball 3 feet from the hole at No.

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Biles wins women's all-around gold

She was ready to have fun. Other gymnasts have to hope she falls or is sloppy. Biles' success, however, meant giving up some things that her peers enjoy regularly. But on the uneven bars, her least favorite event, she fell a fraction of a point behind Russia's Aliya Mustafina . Simone Biles was already considered by most to be the best gymnast in the world.

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New England Patriots' Nate Ebner scores try for USA Rugby in Olympics

Belichick even wore a USA Rugby shirt to practice this morning with Ebner's name on the back. Nate Ebner, left, on his way to scoring a try during the US team's match against Fiji at the Rio Olympics, Aug. "To just lose to the best team in the world, and a great team in Argentina like that, and to not be able to make the quarters — it's heartbreaking", he said.

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Knox wins Travelers Championship as Furyk makes history

It might not have happened if Furyk had not gone this road before. It marked the second time in his career - the sixth in history - of a round of 59 or under, his first time coming at the 2013 BMW Championships. I'm glad it went in". Justin Thomas was nearly an afterthought despite shooting a 62 and stringing together five straight birdies to close out the front nine.

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Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak, 16, share gold in dramatic tie

He was almost two seconds faster than the other swimmers, and finished more than a body lengthahead. A few hours after Simone Biles won an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics, Simone Manuel dove into the pool and won a gold of her own. Hagino charged up from fifth in the final 50 to finish in 1:56.61 for the silver medal. In an interview with TIME before the Games, Manuel said the racial tension that has roiled the nation affects her, and that she sees the Olympic spotlight as a way for ...

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Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor to Adapt 'Brave New World' for Syfy

Brave New World is coming to Syfy as a series that we speculate will be every bit as unnerving as Aldous Huxley's iconic sci-fi novel, which is a portal into what happens when humans try to Frankenstein science, social norms, psychology and pretty much the whole natural order.

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Kamark: Man Utd will see Ibrahimovic as their new Cantona

He does whatever it takes to be on the throne. "With Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba - and a couple of players who were already there - there's an arrogance back in the club and the city". But probably the other players are surprised. Olsson is pleased his former worldwide team-mate chose to join a Premier League side and can't wait to face the striker when West Brom play the Red Devils later in the season.

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Marlins reportedly had internal discussions to sign Alex Rodriguez

But thanks to the team's continuing inability to produce hits when it matters most, and some late-inning meltdowns by the bullpen, the improvement in the rotation isn't producing the kind of expected results. Trailing 2-1, NY (58-56) loaded the bases for Ellsbury with one out in the eighth. Ziegler struck out the next batter but allowed two more singles to load the bases.

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Glover, Stanning storm to women's double title

The women's pair continued the complete domination of their class to hold off Kiwis Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown to carry on their unbeaten streak where it matters most.

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Cancellara cycles off into golden retirement with Olympic win

Belgian star Tom Dumoulin, who along with Froome won a time trial stage at this year's Tour de France took silver. Fabian was clearly the strongest guy on the road today. And he will leave the quadrennial gathering much more satisfied than he did four years ago, when he crashed out of the leading group late in the London road race.

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Katie Ledecky's double gold surges to the top

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 . Ledecky will start her freshman year at Stanford this September. He did medal, however, taking bronze with a time of 47.85 seconds, behind Kyle Chalmers who won gold in 47.58.

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New challenge for surprise champs Leicester

Ranieri's men made a mockery of their status as 5,000-1 outsiders as Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez emerged as genuine stars and carried Leicester to the title a year after they narrowly avoided relegation. The player's agent is also reportedly in talks with Leicester to extend his contract and get a more favourable deal for the Premier League victor.

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We can still compete with United on the pitch - Wenger

Arsenal have got a massive problem and that is that all their centre backs are injured. Wenger also remained hopeful of having Gabriel back earlier than expected, after the Brazilian avoided the need for surgery following his injury against Manchester City last week.

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National Football League acknowledges accountability for HOF Game cancellation

That game was canceled due to poor playing conditions, after paint hardened on portions of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Fans who attempted to attend the Hall of Fame Game this past weekend aren't willing to simply accept the NFL's ticket refund .

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Antonio Conte insists Nemanja Matic is an 'important player' for Chelsea

Antonio Conte has introduced strict dietary guidelines for his Chelsea players that include banning tomato ketchup and carbonated drinks. The Serbian global endured a hard season a year ago and is being tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer following the arrival of N'Golo Kante from Leicester City.

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More than 2000 doping tests conducted for Rio Games

It is the Games' second major security scare after a stray bullet ripped through a media tent at the equestrian venue in Deodoro. Michaelson said the bus's eight-12 passengers hit the deck as the driver slowed to a halt - before they shouted at him to keep going.

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Raina, Yuvraj miss out on strong India T20 squad

MS Dhoni will captain a strong India side in their Twenty20 global series against West Indies in the United States, but Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh are not included. Interestingly, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has been named in India Green team for the Duleep Trophy, has been selected for the U. The second match between two sides ended in a draw.

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Australia Vs. USA Basketball: Aussies Give NBA Stars Toughest Game So Far

But they have no bigger fans than the Team USA basketball all-stars. Competing in his fourth Olympic tournament, the New York Knicks forward is gunning for a third straight gold medal following the disappointment of finishing third when he was just 20 years of age.

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Michael Phelps Smokes Ryan Lochte In Olympic Swimming's Marquee Race

Japan's Kasuke Hagino, who won the 400 IM, stormed back to take silver with China's Wang Shun taking bronze. Lochte has won it at every World Championship since 2009. Phelps was timed in 1 minute 54.66. "This is a disappointing meet for me", Franklin, 21, said Thursday afternoon. Phelps has planned on retiring after Rio to get married and to spend time with his baby boy, Boomer.

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Girardi denies A-Rod request to play third base

Ortiz batted third Thursday and hit a ground-rule double in the first inning. Romine tied it with his homer in the third, crushing a 1-0 slider from Eduardo Rodriguez over the Green Monster in left field. The RBI for Rodriguez came after the Red Sox intentionally walked Chase Headley with one out. Brock Holt started in right. Second opinion for Eovaldi: After a contrast MRI on his sore right elbow, Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi will go for a second opinion.

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Was Wimbledon teenage tennis player poisoned?

That can lead to organ failure and life-threatening bleeding, she said. She added that she had no inkling who could have wanted to harm her daughter: "That is not for me to say". Feeling a bit better today. Gabriella, ranked 381 in the world, did not pick up a racquet for a month since being forced to stop play against Kayla Day of the United States on July 7.

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Marlins Reportedly Interested in Signing Alex Rodriguez

Manager Joe Girardi said A-Rod wouldn't be at third base Friday night at Yankee Stadium against Tampa Bay. So when the 41-year-old is released following Friday's New York Yankees game, it wouldn't be a shock for the Marlins to come calling.

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Duffey, Rosario lead surging Twins past Astros 3-1

Twins RH Ervin Santana (5-9, 3.62) Keuchel has looked more like last year's 20-game victor in recent outings as he has given up two or fewer earned runs in six of his last seven starts. "I think some of these guys, especially young guys, they might get caught up in that from time to time". After the rain literally washed away yesterday's game, the Astros and Twins will play a double header assuming that the weather cooperates today.

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Real edge 10-man Sevilla in five-goal thriller

However, Sevilla were back level four minutes before half-time when Vitolo brought a cross down on his chest at the top of the box, and Vazquez picked it up and shot past Casilla. "We've got an extraordinary squad", he said. We've got a great player in every position on the pitch. With a player like Sergio, he's always been the difference.

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United States of America gymnast Simone Biles wins all-around gold

Harrison has spoken out about sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of a former coach, which began when she was 13 and lasted for three years, taking place at times when they traveled to judo competitions. "I would say yes", Martha Karolyi said when asked if Biles was the greatest ever. "I'm very excited and relieved". Not to be defeated easily, she put out one of her best balance beam routines yet and managed to take the lead from Mustafina.

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Heptathlon's battle of the Brits could be one of the greatest

While Ennis-Hill's victory then was a source of motivation for Johnson-Thompson, she now wants to emulate her by fulfilling her own Olympic aspirations. Yet the event unsurprisingly belonged to reigning Olympic Champion Ennis-Hill. "I do like to have the pressure that every athlete needs, that pressure to bring out that performance in themselves", she says.

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Nate Ebner, US rugby eliminated after loss

His special teams impact was so great at Ohio State that the Patriots drafted him in 2012. Now he just needs a hoodie version made for him. Ebner's tactical awareness may not have been the most refined - there were several times he looked out of place on the field- but he was fearless in attacking the Argentina players and covered a ton of ground.

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Orioles-White Sox preview

As the Orioles now lead the White Sox by the score of 10-0, Machado has notched three of Baltimore's 10 hits while Chicago has managed just a single base hit to rival the offensive explosion. "But in that situation, you try to keep him a little unbalanced and luckily for me I was able to do that". He grounded into a double play in the fifth inning and lined out in the seventh.

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Jose Mourinho hints Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick midfield at Man United

Manchester United , who recently won Community Shield, have spent big in the past and recently bought back Paul Pogba for 89 million pounds. The 23-year-old joined United for a world-record fee of €105 million (R1.57 billion), plus a further €5 million (R75 million) in add-ons, as confirmed by Juventus .

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Manchester United Defender Matteo Darmian Happy With Competition

The image revealed that Sky Sports News is running on the big screen behind Mourinho's desk, with their update on the Pogba transfer saga on Monday morning suggesting the player will soon be flying to Manchester to complete the move. We learned just last week that several clubs, among them Palmeiras, Barcelona and Real Madrid, were complaining about Guardiola personally contacting their contracted players to convince them to come to the Etihad.

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Justin Rose Makes First Hole-In-One in Olympic History

Bob Ley honors John Saunders' ESPN careerDefe. "I give my caddie credit for that one". Rose remains four strokes adrift of Corowa's Marcus Fraser , the Australian shooting a sublime 8-under 63 to hold a three-shot advantage. Brazil was guaranteed at least one player as the host nation, though da Silva qualified on his own through the world ranking. Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Australia's Marcus Fraser were alongside An on three under, while three-time major victor Padraig ...

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Wilshere adamant Arsenal can become champions

Manchester United made global headlines on Tuesday after they announced the signing of Paul Pogba for £89m, breaking the world transfer record set by Gareth Bale's £85m move to Real Madrid in 2013. Perhaps he'll be back off free-kick duty now. Koscielny was granted an extended holiday following his participation at Euro 2016 with France and only returned to pre-season training last Monday.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal, 2010 opening day - where are they now? [PART ONE]

Wenger, who signed England Under-21 global Rob Holding from Bolton last month, has not been able to complete any senior defender deals and hinted he that no new arrivals will be in place by Sunday. Arsenal are now in talks with Valencia over Germany global Shkodran Mustafi . "We want to transfer the confidence we got from pre-season to the Premier League".

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'Super-coach' era arrives in cash-laden Premier League

Despite a crowd of assembled United fans howling for attention of Rio Ferdinand, the former Champions League victor remained professional before obliging the mob with selfies and autographs. The fee being paid by United for Pogba is nearly three times as much as Mourinho's previous record - £32 million for Chelsea's Diego Costa -- and the difference is not just inflation but he now has more control on transfers than he has enjoyed at previous clubs and intends to use that.


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