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Ebner, USA Rugby fall to Argentina in Olympic opener

Rugby returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, and America is represented by a fun, ragtag team featuring a former track sprinter (Carlin Isles), an National Football League safety ( Nate Ebner ) and captained by a United Kingdom expat (Madison Hughes).

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Arsenal boss Wenger admits guilt at finishing behind Leicester

Never before have there been so many teams who could win the title. "All the big clubs experienced last season a regret and a feeling of guilt but that would take something away from Leicester, who had an exceptional season". Meanwhile, Wenger admitted that three of his English players, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, all face "massive" seasons in 2016/17.

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Simone Manuel Speaks On Racism, Police Brutality After Winning Gold Medal

Manuel and Oleksiak set an Olympic record of 52.70 seconds to finish ahead of Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom , who took the bronze medal in 52.99. Manuel said she hoped her first gold would bring change. Manuel and Oleksiak both touched the wall in 52.70 seconds, breaking the Olympic record by one-hundredth of a second. "I've kind of tried to take the weight of the black community off my shoulders".

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Shiloh Keo suspended for two games by NFL

Keo wasn't even with the Broncos at the start of last season, but injuries began to take their toll at the safety spot, and Denver brought in Josh Bush, who had been with the team in training camp. The fifth-year veteran re-signed with the Broncos on a one-year, $760,000 contract in April. While not a key contributor in the Broncos run to Super Bowl 50, Keo was solid, most-famously recovering an onside kick against the Patriots to secure the trip to the championship.

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Summer Olympics: Here's the medal count after Day Six in Rio

The two throws were enough to give Silva an ippon victory, which ends the fight automatically. The model duo traversed the course in 102.01 seconds, repeating their silver of London 2012 behind Slovakian cousins Peter Skantar and Ladislav Skantar .

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Olympics: Indian hockey team moves on to Quarter-Finals

Our boys played their heart out but luck was not on their side. The Dutchman was clearly not happy with the way India conceded two goals in 19 minutes with Scott Tupper scoring back to back penalty corners. "They should have been aware of such situations", Oltmans said. The Germans got away early when Tom Grambusch's cross-field pass was deflected in by Florian Fuchs.

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Biles takes one big leap toward record Rio haul

One that she does better than anyone else. It was the fourth time in history an American woman nabbed the title. Simone Biles already owned three consecutive world titles and four US national championships before she arrived in Rio. One last test awaited in Rio, a contest not so much between Biles and the rest of the field but between herself and the outsized expectations her dominance has created.

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Rio Olympics acquatics roundup: Manuel makes history; Hosszu strikes gold again

It was a comeback victory for Manuel, who appeared out of the gold medal hunt halfway through the race but passed several swimmers during the final 50 meters. Manuel's teammate and fellow gold medalist took to Twitter to express her excitement after the historic victory. "I haven't really gotten a chance to take everything in, but that's OK because I want to do well in the rest of my events this week".

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'Final Five' Pens Touching Note to 'Mama' Aly Raisman

After her latest performance at the Rio Olympics , the Needham native returned to her room to find the lovely tribute from her "Final Five" teammates Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez. All this and Raisman is only 22 years old - imagine where she'll actually be in 2023. "We're basically like sisters", Raisman said, "and we'll always have this moment forever".

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What to Watch in Rio: Day Five

Another day, another chance at Olympic immortality for Team USA in day five of the Rio Olympics. Chen Xinyi, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, on August 7 after she finished fourth in the 100m butterfly final in 56.72 seconds, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) announced in its statement on Friday morning.

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Phelps routs rival Lochte for 22nd Olympic gold

Phelps, who took his tally to four gold medals at Rio by winning the event for the fourth consecutive Games in succession, moved ahead of Leonidas after edging out Japan's Kosuke Hagino and China's Wang Shun. Phelps completed the 200 meters in 1:54.66. He did 18 months of probation and everyone forgot about it when he arrived at Beijing in 2008 and captured eight more gold medals.

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Jimmy Butler, Team USA Stay Unbeaten Against Fiesty Australia

The team struggled to put away an Australian team that was punching well above its weight, only pulling away late in the fourth for the ten-point win. Team Venezuela tends to be tough and controlled tempo. Anthony, who started the game 11 points shy of LeBron James ' record of 273 points, quickly matched that by making four of his first five shots, including his team's first nine points on three three-pointers.

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Las Vegas NHL Close to Getting a Team Name

Foley's Black Knight IP Holding Company , LLC purchased the domain names as well as derivations of those three names in the past several weeks, a common precursor to the selection of a franchise's ultimate nickname. there has been huge speculation about what the team could be called. According to a separate Yahoo report , it looks like Foley may not be able to have Knights in the team name after all.

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Yankees get A-Rod, 1 title for $317 million

The RBI was great. "I'm not going to tell anyone how it came". His first three trips to the plate consisted of lining out to Dustin Pedroia in the second, popping out to Pedroia in the fourth, and striking out swinging in the seventh. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez gave up one run and three hits in seven innings. After the game, it was changed to a two-run double. With Jeter coming into town for the 1996 World Series Championship reunion, the two of them will have time before the game to ...

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Bubba Watson enters first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years as favorite

This week's action on the newly-built course on the Marapendi Nature Reserve will see them playing for their country, with no prize money at stake, just medals. What could you do to be an Olympic athlete? "I think I'm better than I am". And you can see how versatile it is, with many different teeing grounds. So I'd prefer not to compare them.

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Rio Olympics closed green pool because divers are complaining of 'itchy' eyes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center was closed for diving practice Friday to allow more time to clean the green-tinged water. Instead, athletes will be dry training - usually involving trampolines - with water training and competitions set to resume later in the day. Organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada confirmed that the diving pool had been shut down and told dpa this had been done to ensure a quick fix.

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Michael Phelps does it again with 200 IM romp

Phelps hustled off after his victory, knowing he had to come back about 40 minutes later for the semifinals of the 100 butterfly, another event he'll be trying to win for the fourth straight time. "I was a little bummed about my performance, but I was happy for him to get a gold and get one for Team USA". Japan's Kosuke Hagino won the silver medal behind Phelps in a time of 1:56.61 also won the gold in the 400m IM earlier in the week.

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Tons by Shafiq, Younus help Pakistan edge ahead

But having done his duty by getting through the first hour, Yasir fell for 26 when he nicked Steven Finn to second slip Joe Root. Pakistan are already a wicket down, but expect them to be pretty controlled in their approach as they have been all series - they will get close on first innings, but they should be behind and either all out or very close to by the end of the day, and given they have to bat last well behind in the match.

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Arsene Wenger: 'Young Arsenal centre-backs will cope with Liverpool'

Chambers has the most experience playing for Arsenal, but he is still young and so to lead the line at such an age, in such an important opening match, will certainly be a tough test. For a manger who is so focused on instilling the required fitness and understanding of his high-octane counter-pressing philosophy, that time could be crucial.

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Kim Rhode Wins US Bronze in Skeet Shooting, 6th Consecutive Olympic Win

Rhode didn't mince words about what she believes is at stake and disagreed strongly with gun control advocates. "I started when I was like 7 or 8 years old, and it was something that was a big deal in my family, to gain that right of passage", she said.

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Phelps, Biles win more American Olympic gold

She's been bolstered by the encouragement of Karolyi for years. She was ready to have fun. Kvitova now faces Monica Puig who beat Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 as she continues her push to be Puerto Rico's first gold medallist. Biles struggling on the bars at the P&G Championships earlier this year. It took her a year to convince Biles to do her hardest skills on beam. Thanks to Biles's high starting values (as determined by the difficulty in her routine), there was no way for Mustafina ...

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Olympic games officially kicks off in Brazil

Lorie Schmetterling, who traveled from Moorestown, New Jersey with her husband Eric to cheer on their daughter Laura, a United States rower, was disturbed to learn about the bomb scare a few hundred meters from where she was staying. (STANDUP) "With citizens from all corners of the world bonding through the Rio Olympics, audience members and sports enthusiasts now hope one of the world's largest worldwide sporting events goes smoothly, bringing sound results for all".

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Simone Biles unmatched again, wins Olympic all-around gold medal

Those mistakes saw her drop down from seventh to 13th, to miss out on emulating her sister Becky Downie, who came 12th in the all-around final at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Raisman finished with a 60.098, Mustafina 58.665. "I would put Simone now on top", she added. When a stupendous score of 15.933 confirmed she had beaten Raisman by 2.100 points with a total of 62.198, the coronation that had been in the planning stages ever since she won the first of a record three successive world ...

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Garoppolo leads Patriots past Saints in preseason opener

Garoppolo said after Wednesdays rain soaked practice he hadnt yet received any indication from the coaching staff on who would start Thursday. The line will inevitably get better, especially when right tackle Sebastian Vollmer returns, but it still was an uneven start for Solder and the group.

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Rio Olympics: Athletics on right track, says relaxed Usain Bolt

He added that he would love to hold onto the world record in the 200-meter race: "I really, really want it", he said . As a dozen scantily clad Brazilian Samba dancers gyrated on to the stage, rocking peacock-style headdresses and glittery thongs, Usain Bolt was not about to be intimidated or upstaged.

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'Pure happiness' for United States swimmer Katie Ledecky

Britain's Jazz Carlin took the silver medal, and Leah Smith of the U.S. won bronze. American Leah Smith posted the third-fastest time in the prelims. "I could hear it at the end a little bit, but I wasn't paying too much attention to it. Unfortunately, since there is no women's 1500m, Ledecky won't be able to repeat this unique grand-slam performance in Rio, despite the fact that her time in the event is competitive with many male Olympians.

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Internet Olympic Battles: USA's King vs. Russia's Efimova

Evansville's Lilly King was only fifth in her 200-meter breaststroke qualifying heat Wednesday but still managed to slip into the Rio Olympic semifinals tonight. "On one occasion I made a mistake". Efimova's move to draw Phelps into a doping controversy will no doubt rile the American camp, who have been vocal in condemning drug cheats at these Games.

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Green-tinged Olympic diving pool closed for practice

Olympic organising committee spokesman Mario Andrada had said tests found the water to be safe. "We retested the water and it was totally within the parameters". Andrada said they made the decision to cancel training because few divers were trying to practice and a light rain was making it hard for the water to sit still.

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Matt Adams sidelined for Cardinals Wednesday

GIANTS 1, MARLINS 0: In Miami, two days after Brandon Crawford battered the Marlins with seven hits, he beat them with one swing. The Cardinals had men at second and third with two outs in the fourth, but Jedd Gyorko was rung up on a half-swing.NOTES: St.

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Phelps vs Le Clos - The rivalry that never really was

The United States team hugs after winning the gold medal in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay finals during to the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 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. Oh, and let's not forget Missy Franklin, the darling of the London Games.

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Michael Phelps sets the stage for Olympic finale

He's got 13 individual golds and 26 medals overall. Lochte came in fifth. Even though it was a disappointing finish for Lochte, Phelps said it is still a fierce - but mostly friendly - rivalry. As Rare previously reported, he's the first swimmer in us history to win four gold medals in a row, and Phelps' 13th individual gold medal broke a 2,168-year-old record.

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Pakistan profit from England butter fingers

Likewise, the England's middle-order batsman Joe Root, who scored a brilliant double Century in second Test at Old Trafford, requires just 60 more runs to complete his 4,000 Test runs. A glance at the scorecard suggests Pakistan , having lost the toss, could be pleased with bowling England out in a day on a "600 pitch", in the words of former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

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Watch Michael… Rio 2016 Swimming Live Stream: Watch Michael Phelps's Final

Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal for the United States in an individual swimming event after she finished alongside Canada's Penny Oleksiak in a time of 52.70 seconds. Franklin failed to even make it to the final of her two individual events. Afterwards, Tutton, 20, launched a thinly-veiled attack on Russian silver medallist Yulia Efimova, who has twice been banned for doping offences and who has been continually booed by the crowd this week.

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Garoppolo mostly solid in debut as Patriots beat Saints 34-22

Garoppolo's performance in the Patriots 34-22 win against New Orleans Thursday in their preseason opener gave Patriots fans a reason to be excited, and concerned. White took the short pass and ran for a 56-yard gain. The second-quarter injury put a stop, at least temporarily, to Mitchell's move into the Pats' plans.

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Manchester City v Sunderland preview: Pep Guardiola ready for Premier League debut

Hull City interim manager Mike Phelan has issued a damning verdict of his side's hopes of Premier League survival, publicly admitting that they can not compete as things stand. One who is assured of a pivotal part in his rearguard is John Stones, 22, and Guardiola is likely to parachute him in for a debut, four days after City made the centre-back the second most expensive defender in football history, when his side host Sunderland on Saturday.


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