As expected, karate, skateboarding , sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball will all join the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted unanimously to permit their inclusion. Reacting to Wednesday's vote, Sabatino Aracu, the president of the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS), which spearheaded skateboarding's bid, said: "This is a very important achievement that makes us really proud".
Both sets of starters played a full quarter, while depth players performed for the final three quarters. I was among the skeptics when the team traded up two spots to ninth overall to select Leonard Floyd but if last night was any indication, his future is bright.
Maybe Cubs won't need an extra starting arm anyway. To add to the misery of Marlins fans, Miami entered the ninth inning with a 53-0 record when leading after eight innings. Cubs: RHP Jason Hammel was placed on the bereavement list and Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. It was Yelich's 11th homer of the year. And that's when the fun really started.
Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder wept Wednesday while announcing the end of his 12-season career because of health issues. Prince Fielder left the Brewers after the 2011 season to join the Detroit Tigers , as they inked him to a nine-year, $214 million dollar contract in January 2012.
Ledecky anchored the women and crushed Australia's lead in the 4x100m freestyle relay, helping the USA win its second-straight Olympic gold in the event. "Toughest competitor, racer I've ever had to go up against". Defending Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo also advanced, along with Canada's Penny Oleksiak, Simone Manuel of the United States and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden.
Mills was enormous and regretted the fact that the Boomers "had every opportunity to push that game. we still lost the game, it doesnt mean anything". "Just like when we all come together, it's just a special moment". The Golden State guard's 1 for 11 shooting performance to that point in the Olympics certainly had something to do with it, but the NBC Sports Network broadcast also noted that Thompson had asked to be moved to the bench, finding it hard to get into a rhythm playing with volume ...
Keselowski rear-ended Truex's auto on the final lap of the race, costing Truex a shot at leader Denny Hamlin. AJ Allmendinger brought the #47 auto home in 4th and Tony Stewart rounded out the top 5. The organization and manufacturer continue to dominate the series and with the Chase closing in, it's apparent this year's Sprint Cup title goes through JGR/Toyota.
The 19-year-old turned in another overpowering performance to carry the United States to victory in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, capturing her third gold and fourth medal overall at the Rio Olympics. At the start of the race, Australia's medal hopes were actually pinned on Cameron McEvoy who came in a disappointing seventh (48.12). I don't want to celebrate too much because I know it would have been really hard for him tonight.
The Eagles are coming off a 3-1 friendly victory over La Liga club Valencia at the Selhurst Park last Saturday. West Brom have entered the race to sign out-of-favour Liverpool striker Christian Benteke , according to Sky Sports . "With new owners you hope and pray there'll be the backing that pushes the club on", Pulis said. One way or another, it now looks like Benteke will at least be staying in the Premier League this season, after interest from Besiktas disappeared due to the ...
They serenaded Favre several times with chants of "Go Pack Go" and "MVP". Despite reported uncertainty if Favre would play, his appearance against the Raiders never really was in doubt. It's not about, "I'll show you what I can do right". Favre's speech closed the evening in Canton, OH. Favre joined Marvin Harrison, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel and Eddie DeBartolo Jr in the 2016 class of football greats who were immortalised during a special ceremony.
American boxer Nico Hernandez exchanges punches with Ecuador's Carlos Quipo during their bout Wednesday. The three judges' scores were all 29-28. Ultimately, somehow, honoring Tony's memory further fueled Hernandez's already considerable drive to use boxing to make a better life for a family that includes three younger siblings he frets over.
The season begins October 25 in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers will raise their first championship banner against the retooled New York Knicks, which acquired Rose from the Bulls in June. The day begins with the Boston Celtics travelling to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks . The other December 25 matchups are Boston at New York, Chicago at San Antonio, Minnesota at Oklahoma City, and the Clippers and Lakers in Los Angeles.
First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI . "We go into every game as a must-win", Holt said, "especially with the way the Blue Jays and Orioles are playing". Shortstop Shawn O'Malley had three hits for the Mariners, including his first home run of the season in the fifth . Mookie Betts greeted reliever Drew Storen with a single to advance Benintendi to second, but he was stranded there again after Bogaerts flied out to the warning track in left.
As other sports broadcasters yelled progressively louder, Mr. Saunders was calm, steady, and good-natured - "a voice of reason in our often unreasonable discourse", as Mike Greenberg, an ESPN host, said on Twitter. Perhaps most importantly, John Saunders is remembered by his colleagues, friends, and family as an inspiration; an excellent person, always kind and helpful.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A second Kenyan track and field official was expelled from the Olympics on Thursday after he pretended to be one of the team's 800-meter runners at a doping test and gave a sample in the athlete's name. "The coach, for fear of being exposed or discovered, did not explain to the anti-doping guy that he is actually not the athlete. Hence he played along and went for the test", added the AK source.
Long rumored to be in possible deals with multiple teams, and nearly traded to the Cleveland Indians before a no-trade clause was used, catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Jeremy Jeffress have been traded to the Texas Rangers. A former first-round pick (30th overall) out of Sanger High School in the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft, Ortiz is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound right-hander.
Two Packers fans are named in a class-action lawsuit resulting from the cancellation of Sunday's NFL Hall of Fame Game, according to a complaint filed Thursday in the Northern District of Ohio. "(The NFL) allowed and encouraged fans to purchase food, beverages and souvenirs at the stadium as they waited for a game that would never start, and did so in the interest of money", the lawsuits says.
In short, Miles assessed that Fournette's actions were not a big deal, but at the same time not exactly the smartest course of action. Fournette's strong start for the Tigers saw him rush for more than 200 yards three times in the first seven games and reach 150 or more in all of them.
Fellow American Caeleb Dressel, who joined Adrian on the podium on Sunday in the 4x100m freestyle relay that won gold , will advance to the semifinals in second place with his time of 47.91. Canada took the bronze in 7:45.39. "Well there's ... (pauses for four seconds) ... me and Rich (coach Richard Scarce) are going to sit down and pinpoint any little areas that might have had some effect", he said.
Paddy McNair has joined Sunderland in a £5.5m double swoop with Donald Love . Northern Ireland global McNair, who can also operate in midfield, heads to the Stadium of Light with two seasons of Premier League experience at Old Trafford.
The star of United States television drama Touched by an Angel was honoured on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. "This star is dedicated to the people of Derry and anyone who ever walked this boulevard with a dream - here I am today to say loud and clear dreams do come true", she said at the star.
Arsenal and Liverpool meet at the Emirates Stadium in an early test of their title credentials on Sunday, with Arsene Wenger describing the new campaign as a "world championship of managers". Yet Hull could not have asked for a much harder opening tie of their return to the top flight of English football, particularly after such a turbulent pre-season.
Ranieri , who inspired his team to a historic Premier League title victory last season , will now remain in the hotseat until June 2020. The return of Jose Mourinho to the division as Manchester United boss plus arrivals at Chelsea (Antonio Conte) and Manchester City (Pep Guardiola) means several of the world's elite managers are now in England.
After getting the second out of the inning on a sacrifice bunt, Bush's consecutive walks included David Dahl with the bases loaded. ARLINGTON, Texas - Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez had a bases-clearing double in a five-run, eighth-inning rally and Colorado held on to end AL West-leading Texas' winning streak at five games.
When they left the floor there was a almost 10 point gap between them and second place finishers China . "We hit 16 for 16", said Aly Raisman , the 2012 Olympic floor exercise gold medalist. In addition to the talent, it's also worth noting that the diversity on this team, with two African-Americans ( Biles and Douglas), one Hispanic (Hernandez), one Jewish-American (Raisman) and one Native American (Locklear).
Off the field of play, the CBC apologized Thursday morning after one of its Olympic commentators said on the air that a Chinese swimmer "died like a pig" during her race the night before. Manuel's teammate Abbey Weitzeil finished seventh in 53.30. The last time an American woman won gold in the event was 1984, when Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer also tied.
At the end of a crowd-pleasing routine, Raisman burst into tears. Children wore Team Simone t-shirts and waved "We Love You Simone" signs, as they sat on the mats at World Championship Centre and watched the competition on a giant projector screen.
If the talent possessed by those who have made the trip is not proof in itself hat the men's competition will be an exciting contest, there is no doubt that the pride of representing a nation and looking to earn an Olympic medal will spur these players on.
The advisor claimed that Pakistan's atomic programme is compatible according to global laws and standards. However, he said that investigations were continuing and involvement of foreign elements, working in cahoots with their local contacts, in the condemnable terrorist attack in Quetta can not be ruled out.
But his second debut for the club will not come on the south coast after the Football Association listed him among four players to be banned for the opening weekend. "I knew the situation with the yellow cards", Mourinho said, "but I didn't know at that time if an accumulation of yellow cards (in Italy) would bring a player suspension (in England)".
The defeat dropped the Rockies (55-56) four games behind Miami in the race for the second NL wild-card spot. Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2.73 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants against Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.87 ERA) in what should be a classic pitcher's duel.
Eric Hosmer has put up 112 hits with 53 runs, 15 homers and 59 RBI. "I don't know why he left (Cedeno) in, but I'll take it", said Perez. The Kansas City Royals hope to continue their mastery in the series when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for the third contest of a four-game set.
On Wednesday night, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura won the men's individual all around gold medal, adding to an wonderful record that includes three world championship titles and gold at the 2012 London Olympics. He holds the world record in the event. Cate Campbell posted the fastest time in the semifinals, an Olympic-record 52.71 seconds and younger sister Bronte was fifth-fastest at 53.29.
Similarly, guys like Durant, Anthony and Paul George, who more often play small forward, should see ample time at power forward. Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - A luxury cruise ship called the Silver Cloud is anchored in Rio de Janeiro , serving as the temporary Olympic home of the U.S.
Four years ago in the Olympic throne room at Hampton Court Chris Froome occupied the same bronze seat he claimed in Rio yesterday, only then it seemed to carry little value. "The best answer I can give is that I can", said Armstrong, who retired after each of her two previous Olympic successes, only to come back in search of more glory.