• Michael Phelps sets the stage for Olympic finale
Michael Phelps sets the stage for Olympic finale

Phelps has another chance to further his grip on the record with the 100-metre butterfly event still to come and with two gold medals already in his back pocket, it would be hard to rule him out. A Canadian TV commentator committed the ultimate Olympic howler when he excitedly reported that Ryan Lochte had beaten Michael Phelps in the men's 200m in...

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  • Thunder eyes Oklahoma native Blake Griffin next summer
Thunder eyes Oklahoma native Blake Griffin next summer

Per Yibada , Magic wants Griffins so badly that they are willing to trade their center Nikola Vucevic and power forward Aaron Gordon . The Clippers were eliminated in the first round by the Portland Trail Blazers in last season's playoffs.

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  • Who is Simone Manuel? This Swimmer Just Made U.S. Olympic History
Who is Simone Manuel? This Swimmer Just Made U.S. Olympic History

The field consisted not just of the 16-year-old Oleksiak, who entered the event with three medals already to her credit, but with more formidable opponents all around. In other words, she aims to be seen as just a swimmer regardless of the color of her skin-and not "Simone the black swimmer". Manuel's first gold also comes at her first Olympics...

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  • Canada's Rosie MacLennan repeats as Olympic trampoline champion
Canada's Rosie MacLennan repeats as Olympic trampoline champion

The spot at the top of the podium opened up when the top-ranked American team lost to Sweden in a shootout . Graham DeLaet looks to improve or match his first round -5 66 in the second round of the golf tournament, and track and field events get going, with plenty of Canadian medal hopefuls.

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  • US Takes Silver in Rio Olympics Day 3 Synchronized 10m Platform Diving
US Takes Silver in Rio Olympics Day 3 Synchronized 10m Platform Diving

Teams from the United States and Britain won the silver and bronze medals. Chen and Lin received a number of 10s from the judges in both execution and synchronization for their fifth dive - a forward 4.5 somersault that carried a degree of difficulty of 3.7 and earned them 106.56 points.

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  • Egyptian Athlete Booed For Refusing To Shake Israeli Athlete's Hand
Egyptian Athlete Booed For Refusing To Shake Israeli Athlete's Hand

El Shahaby was called back to bow by the referee and gave a nod of his head. The 32-year-old Egyptian, a world championship medalist in 2010, had faced pressure on social media and from hardline Islamist groups in his homeland to withdraw from the fight.

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  • Rio Olympics: Argentine tennis star stuck in elevator for 40 minutes
Rio Olympics: Argentine tennis star stuck in elevator for 40 minutes

It's not easy to handle but you have to deal with it. This is it for now, stay tuned for the 3rd day report on Rio Olympics . There was no shortage of surprises on day two of the Olympic tennis tournaments, with Juan Martin Del Potro earning the standout result.

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  • What should be the nickname of USA women's gymnastics team?
What should be the nickname of USA women's gymnastics team?

The five-woman U.S. team, winners in 2012, lead 2008 Olympic champions China by over ten points with Russian Federation third after four of five subdivisions with Japan , Canada and France competing later Sunday. Raisman narrowly edged out Douglas for that honor on Sunday. Nevertheless, Douglas looked dejected in the Rio Olympic Arena going ...

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  • Money key to boxing return: Pacquiao
Money key to boxing return: Pacquiao

The 37-year-old, who has won world titles in eight weight divisions, made the announcement after meeting Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum in Manila Tuesday. Vargas will be making his first title defense after a very impressive ninth-round knockout of then-undefeated contender Sadam Ali to win the vacant belt on March 5 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Pogba back where it all started
Pogba back where it all started

Its eclipses the £85m Real Madrid paid to get Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013. "I am happy to return to United, it has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I look forward to working with [United boss] Jose Mourinho", he told the club's website.

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  • Rio 2016: Durant leads Team USA to 57-point win over China
Rio 2016: Durant leads Team USA to 57-point win over China

Durant with the individual star with his 3-point shooting, but there were plenty of contributors beyond the Slim Reaper that helped United States of America run away with the victory. Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the Americans routed China 119-62 on Saturday in their opening game.

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  • US women's basketball takes the court
US women's basketball takes the court

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the USA women's basketball team opened their Olympics with a record rout. They began the path to this impressive feat with a resounding 121-56 victory over Senegal on Sunday, August 7. On cruise control from the opening tipoff, the US never felt the need to shift into top gear, speeding to a 35-9 lead in...

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  • Fans Taunt Hope Solo, Chant 'ZIKA' Every Time She Touches Ball
Fans Taunt Hope Solo, Chant 'ZIKA' Every Time She Touches Ball

On July 9, 2016, Hope Solo earned her 100th global shutout, 150th career win, and 197th cap in a friendly game against South Africa at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.This makes Solo the first ever goalkeeper in history, man or woman, to achieve 100 shutouts in worldwide competition.

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  • Rafael Dos Anjos: I Would've Killed Conor McGregor If We Fought
Rafael Dos Anjos: I Would've Killed Conor McGregor If We Fought

People can say what the (expletive) they want". He said he doesn't respect Lesnar because the he was "juiced up to the f*cking eyeballs" for his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt . Diaz asked. "One hundred percent, of course" McGregor said. Also, if WWE can get an appearance out of McGregor , they should. I gave up a hell of a lot of money, ga...

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  • Lions don't provide update on Eric Ebron
Lions don't provide update on Eric Ebron

Ebron may have suffered an Achilles injury during Saturday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ebron did not practice today, and a timetable for his return is not immediately clear. Losing Ebron for an extended period of time would be hard for the Lions to overcome. Undrafted rookie Cole Wick and journeyman Matthew Mulligan ar...

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  • GOLD MEDAL! Aussie women's 4x100m relay team set new world record
GOLD MEDAL! Aussie women's 4x100m relay team set new world record

World record holder Cate Campbell is set to go head-to-head with American superstar Katie Ledecky in the anchor leg. The 4x100m freestyle relay was the only swimming gold medal Australia had to defend from the disastrous London 2012 campaign, with Cate and Elmslie the only remaining members of the team.

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  • Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets' starting QB
Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets' starting QB

Fitzpatrick quickly apologized to Bowles for his ever-so slightly tardy arrival. Until that day, Smith will continue to look forward, preparing as if he'll be a starting quarterback again. "I didn't really love that part of it". Fitzpatrick will be the starter against Cincinnati in Week 1 "unless something drastic happens". And to make that cal...

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  • All Russia's Weightlifters Banned From Olympics
All Russia's Weightlifters Banned From Olympics

All samples collected from Russian swimmers at the 2015 world championships are being re-tested. More than 100, however, have been barred - including the track and field team banned by the IAAF and more than 30 other athletes rejected under new International Olympic Committee eligibility criteria.

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  • Rio 2016: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break
Rio 2016: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break

Said, 26, was competing in the qualification of the Men's Vault when he landed awkwardly, breaking his left leg below the knee. After the crash landing, the athlete rolled onto his back as his left leg hung at a horrifying angle. Again according to USA Today , "The crowd applauded when Ait Said was finally loaded onto a stretcher, and he put a ha...

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  • Devastated Stokes keen to move on from Brathwaite beating
Devastated Stokes keen to move on from Brathwaite beating

Sammy slammed the WICB in his post-match interview after the Windies beat England in a dramatic final at Eden Gardens on Sunday, saying the players felt "disrespected" by their own board. Cameron had already appeared to take offence at Sammy's remarks by Tweeting: "When is the last time a critic paid one of your bills?" "Anyone who knows Darren S...

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  • Nick Blackwell is stable inside his medically induced coma
Nick Blackwell is stable inside his medically induced coma

They insisted they have not celebrated since Eubank Jr won the British middleweight title with his 10th-round stoppage of Blackwell at Wembley Arena on Saturday - and will until the stricken boxer has made a full recovery. He also said he had not thought about quitting since Saturday events. "I went over there to try and see if he was okay - it hap...

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  • Highlights: India beats Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2016 t20 match
Highlights: India beats Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2016 t20 match

After the bowlers had produced another clinical performance to keep Sri Lanka down to 138 for 9, India raced to 142 for 5 with four deliveries to spare to secure its place in Sunday's final. "He is batting beautifully and I hope he continues to do that". I needed a bit of a flow out there to feel good. The first few games that you play after ma...

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  • Erratic Newcastle take McClaren to new levels of frustration
Erratic Newcastle take McClaren to new levels of frustration

We've got to come to terms with that and put it right. "At West Brom we showed our ability with a fantastic performance [in a 1-0 win] appreciated by the crowd". McClaren described his side's inconsistency as a "character flaw", and on a number of occasions, most notably after the defeats at Crystal Palace and Chelsea , his players have been acc...

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  • Kirk Cousins lands 2923 percent raise from Washington Redskins
Kirk Cousins lands 2923 percent raise from Washington Redskins

If a multi-year contract doesn't materialize then Cousins will play for $19.953 million for 2016, but be eligible again next March for free agency. They could have used the exclusive franchise tag and prevented Cousins and his representatives from negotiating with other teams and match any contract offer or walk away at the cost of two first-round ...

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  • Frampton tops Quigg by split decision for super-bantam belts
Frampton tops Quigg by split decision for super-bantam belts

Quigg finally seemed to realize he was in a fight in round seven, and he spent the rest of the fight trying to close the distance on Frampton's lead. Both men had insisted they would have the more vociferous support at the venue, and it was clear there was a considerable Northern Irish contingent in attendance, who cheered their man on heartily a...

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