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America's Armstrong wins third straight time trial gold

Another Star-Spangled Banner. Another medal. It is a staggering, unprecedented run of success. She is the oldest female Olympic cycling champion, breaking her record of 38-356 set in 2012. The men's road race was won by Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, followed by Tom Dumoulin of Holland and Tour de France champion Chris Froome of Great Britain.

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Fiji hail Ben Ryan's influence after winning Olympic gold

The team made seven tries with seven different players to give Fiji their first Olympic medal in history during the year in which rugby returned to the Olympics after a 92-year absence, reports Efe. "We have won our first gold medal at a summer Olympic Games and every Fijian is rejoicing at home and around the world". We wanted to showcase the way Fijian sport can be played and wanted to put smiles on everyone's face.

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Biles achieves new levels of greatness

Biles belongs to the world now. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant as ever. For me, the first Olympic champion and the last Olympic champion they are together. "Coming into this race I tried to take the weight of the black community off my shoulders", she said. There will come a time when we have perspective and can look back at the 2016 Summer Games as the pivotal moment when a beaming 4-foot-8 teenager tumbled her way to greatness, soared to Olympic gold and vaulted gymnastics to ...

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Chris Froome: Cycling star takes bronze for Team GB

Spitz took the honor on his way to a then-record seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But to reach the Olympic podium is something special, especially after the injury I had at the Tour de France. I've really enjoyed it. "It was really important to me, and to be able to medal here after the summer I've had, it would just be incredible". Dumoulin and Froome were considered the favorites heading into the race, and the Dutchman didn't look to be hamstrung by his ailing hand.

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Simone Manuel's historic gold medal inspires Houston community

She became the first African-American woman to win gold for the United States in an individual Olympic swimming event. Her father Marc played basketball at Xavier University and her brother plays basketball at Southern Methodist University.

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Olympics-Athletics-Last-gasp Carter wins shot gold to deny Adams

Germany's Christina Schwanitz took the top spot in Group B with a throw of 19.18 meters but was a distant second overall behind Adams. Carter had the third longest distance (19.01 meters) of Friday morning's qualification to advance to the finals.

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Confused broadcaster says Lochte, not Phelps, wins 200m medley

I really think so". At the finish of the race when the broadcast graphics clearly showed that Phelps had won (which was also evident by the swimmer celebrating), Freidman realized he had botched the entire race. Between them, Lochte and Phelps have won the 200 I.M.at 13 of the last 14 major global meets, while Phelps has taken gold in the event in the past four Olympics .

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Greinke returns to win eighth straight

New York Mets relief pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts on the mound after walking Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Lamb in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. If they can not substantially improve their quality of play over the next month and a half, they will have trudged through another lost season in Flushing, something we as Mets fans have grown very accustomed to.

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Three things Wenger must do to turn Arsenal in to title contenders…

Laurent Koscielny meanwhile only returned to training at the start of the week following the European Championships and is not expected to be risked. In turn, that leaves Wenger with young duo Calum Chambers and Rob Holding as his most likely centre-half pairing against Jurgen Klopp's side, and that has naturally led to concern about their chances in the game.

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Crawford leads Giants over Marlins again, Bonds ejected

Oscar Hernandez hit his first major league homer in the 12th inning, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night. He pulled a 3-2 pitch from Phelps and barely got the ball over the fence in right field for his 11th homer of the season.

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Detroit Lions dominate Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 in preseason opener

Jones was 6-of-12 for 55 yards, while Bruce Gradkowski - back after missing last season with a dislocated finger - went 3-for-3 for 22 yards. The Steelers kickoff unit then allowed a 96-yard return by Dwayne Washington to put the Lions up 24-17 after a successful two-point conversion.

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American Olympians Add Records to Golds in Rio

But Biles never let herself fall back to the pack, she just keeps improving. 19-year-old gymnastics prodigy, Simone Biles , made millions of American Olympic viewers proud when she bagged two Olympic gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics .

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Another Old Guy Wins a Major

And given that the alleged "Big Three" were poised to dominate 2016, it's provided a fascinating and unpredictable twist. SPRINGFIELD, NJ-The fourth and final major of the PGA season saw yet another first-time victor. The final birdie on the 17th was the most important because he had a cushion. But he doesn't do the towel throwing thing, and what followed was pure theatre.

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Mets fall to Tigers, 6-5

The Tigers will call up INF Casey McGehee and LHP Kyle Ryan. McGehee is hitting.325 in 108 games with the Mud Hens. He was hitting.325 for Toledo. "Guys are doing a really good job of not worrying about who's hurt, who's behind them, what's going on, what their numbers say", Walker said.

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Fourth Test, day two

Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan made gritty centuries to lift Pakistan to 340 for six as England's bowlers toiled in flawless batting conditions on the second day of the final test at The Oval on Friday. Azhar, on 35, was then given a reprieve when he pushed a drive back at Finn only for the 6ft 7in bowler to drop the low chance despite getting both hands to the ball, with Pakistan then 91 for two.

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Hope Solo after loss: "We played a bunch of cowards"

Sweden , who will take on either Brazil or Australia in the semis. "It's OK to be a coward if you win", responded Sweden coach Pia Sundhage, the same woman who coached the United States to back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2008 and '12.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA Routs Senegal 121-56 To Open Olympics

The U.S. team was up 29-14 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to a run of 10 straight unanswered points. We watched Maya Moore , Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus play a delightful three-person game, Lynx-style. "The one thing that big kids fail to do sometimes, is they don't see the value of keeping their hands up all the time". The Americans will play against Senegal in Group B play.

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Another scare: US men's basketball team edges Serbia 94-91

Suddenly, what seemed like it would be won in a runaway was anything but. It allowed Milos Teodosic to drain four three pointers and Radulijica and Nuggest big man Nikola Jokic to feast inside. Again it was Carmelo Anthony who bailed the USA out when they needed offense in crunch time. With 3.1 seconds left, Serbia's Bogdan Bogdanovic had a wide open look to win the game but missed the shot giving the US a 94-91 win.

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Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team

But in a statement reported by media in Argentina, the Barcelona striker said he wanted to play to "to help from within". "I don't want to cause any harm, I've always tried to do the exact opposite and help out in whatever way possible". Argentina lost to Germany in the finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after Mario Gotze from Germany scored a late overtime goal that broke the hearts of the Argrentinian faithful.

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal Manager Delivers Verdict On Paul Pogba Transfer

Mourinho also vowed to "protect" Pogba as he attempts to adjust to life back in England and justify his massive fee. So if he needs protection, I am here to protect. It has been well documented in recent seasons that United have lacked legs in midfield , a player to get up and down with that power through the middle.

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Olympic swimming results 2016: Anthony Ervin wins gold in men's 50m freestyle

The medal was Adrian's third in Rio. Ervin won a gold earlier this week in the 4×100-meter relay. But just 21.40 seconds after the start it was a familiar face that came out on top. Ervin and Adrian are two of the three captains on the USA men's swimming team, along with co-captain Michael Phelps. Back in 2000, he won gold in the men's 50 free, becoming the first swimmer of African-American descent to win gold at a Games.

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US court orders release of nephew in 'Making a Murderer' series

His conviction came after confessing to investigators that he helped kill Halbach; he recanted the confession shortly after. October 31, 2005: Teresa Halbach, 25, of St. January 29, 2007: A judge dismisses sexual assault and kidnapping charges against Avery because Dassey may not testify at his trial. Dassey was 16 when he confessed to helping his uncle Steven Avery carry out the rape and murder of Halbach, but attorneys argued that the confession was coerced.

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Repentant Solo sees Zika chants as 'fun'

Experts say that the peak of the Zika epidemic in Brazil is long gone and that there's very little risk of contracting the virus now that it's winter in Brazil. About a year ago, Solo won her second straight Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper at the Women's World Cup, which the United States won. Solo had expressed her concern over Zika on Twitter.

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Swimming: DiRado catches Hosszu to take 200m backstroke

In a recent interview with Christianity Today , Olympic medal-winning swimmer Madeline "Maya" DiRado talked about her Christian faith. American swimmer Maya DiRado won gold in the women's 200-meter backstroke final Friday night for her fourth medal of the Rio Games.

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Olympics-Rugby-Fiji take sevens gold in double Olympic first

With a population of around 900,000, Fiji has long punched above its weight in worldwide rugby, particularly in the sevens game which rewards the pace, power and skill of its distinctive brand of play. "They're one of the best there is". The gold becomes the first medal of any colour the country has ever won, much to the joy of citizens watching at home.

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Angelique Kerber ousts Madison Keys in Olympic semifinals

After winning her third-round match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro Tuesday, Keys soared to victory against Russia's Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1 Thursday. 32 Laura Siegemund to complete a foursome of Olympic newcomers. Still, Keys is playing impressive tennis overall and has to like her chances of bringing home a medal.

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Michael Phelps wins silver in 100 butterfly

And get this: Ledecky's relay time was only one-hundredth of a second slower than her winning time in the 200 free the previous night. The U.S. were the defending champions but only Allison Schmitt, who swam the leadoff leg in Rio, was in the race lineup from that London 2012 golden quartet that also beat Australia into second place.

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Michael Phelps Wins 200m Individual Medley for 22nd Olympic Gold

He also became the first swimmer to win four gold medals in the same individual event in consecutive Olympics. Phelps finished a full body-length ahead of the field after dominating the breaststroke and freestyle legs, finishing in one-minute, 54.66 seconds.

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Golden moments: Phelps, Biles amaze in Thursday performances

The two women set an Olympic record of 52.70 and shared the top of the medal podium. Biles erased whatever lingering doubts there were about whether she's the greatest gymnast of all time Thursday, winning the Olympic all-around title in a rout.

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More gold and records for Team USA in Rio

There will come a time when we have perspective and can look back at the 2016 Summer Games as the pivotal moment when a beaming 4-foot-8 teenager tumbled her way to greatness, soared to Olympic gold and vaulted gymnastics to previously unimagined heights.

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Djokovic lands in Rio to bid for elusive Olympic gold

But the honour of leading in Team GB's delegation could eclipse it all - which says quite a bit. "They re obviously two guys who are great players and capable of winning at events like this, so it s a great shame they aren t here", said Murray.

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Lionel Messi reverses decision to quit Argentina team

A disappointed Messi had announced his worldwide retirement after Chile defeated Argentina in the final of the Copa America Centenario in June. "Many things went through my head on the day of the final and I thought seriously about leaving it but I love my country and this shirt too much", he said in a statement released through his management company and tweeted by the Argentinian Football Association.

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Manuel hopes her gold can inspire African-American swimmers

Manuel tied Canada's Penny Oleksiak in the race with an Olympic-record time of 52.70 seconds. "I hope that I can be an inspiration for others ". But she knows, too, that when Michael Phelps wins a race, he can just break it down. "She's a beast", says Hayley, approvingly. "The first email I got from Simone was her telling me she loves swimming and she's my biggest fan", McClendon told Mic in an email interview .

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Jimmy Walker Wins His First Major Golf Championship

Walker went wire-to-wire in the PGA Championship, and he was tested to the very end. Jason Day already has his sights set on next year's Masters after continuing his remarkably consistent record in majors with a thrilling defence of his US PGA title.

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Simone Manuel's gold medal inspires young Detroit swimmers

Before tonight, she'd already captured a silver in the 200 M butterfly, along anchoring a bronze medal race in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. "It was for people that came before me and inspired me to stay in the sport", Manuel said after the victory.


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