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Nigeria wins first Rio Olympics medal

Having ended the championship on a high, he is expected to return to the Stamford Bridge where he is expected to battle for a regular place in Antonio Conte's squad. Though the third-place playoff is traditionally a rather poorly contested affair at ...

Olympic speed walker collapses in sad puddle of his own poop

The world record holder also collapsed momentarily before getting back up, with the help of a competitor, to finish the race. The 38-year-old came to a grinding halt 38 kms into the race. As the Washington Post note, John Nunn , the sole America...

New Zealand seamers make inroads on opening day in Durban

New Zealand's bowlers reigned supreme on Day 1 of the first Test in Durban on Friday after stand-in captain, Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat. Amla reached his 30th Test half-century off just 62 balls having struck 10 fours but was un...

Mahrez Signs New 4-year Contract At Leicester City

Having lost N'Golo Kante to Chelsea last month, Leicester were determined to hold on to Mahrez and keep together the core of the team who won the Premier League. " Arsene Wenger is one of the best managers in the world for me". Mahrez insisted he ...

Bolt: Gatlin is getting old and competing becoming tougher

DeGrasse, the third-place finisher in the 100-meter race, finished just 0.02 of a second behind Bolt, setting a national record in the process. Bolt's confident smile and finger wag after the pair finished 1-2 seemed to say it all: "Nice try kid, but...

A historic bromance: Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse, in photos

In the semifinals on Wednesday, Bolt, having built up a customary lead around the bend was looking to ease off in the final 20 meters, only for Canadian Andre De Grasse keep him honest all the way to the line. Since bursting onto the scene at a young...

Clement picks up where US left off _ with more gold

And to highlight how the USA team feeds off each other, Ashton Eaton briefly took time off his decathlon to congratulate Clement as he lay exhausted in the midday sun after his 400-meter hurdles final. Mucheru came agonisingly close to replicating wh...

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

Speaking in front of thousands of people that include ruling and opposition lawmakers and relatives of fighters against Japan's colonial rule of Korea at the Sejong Center for Performing Arts in Seoul , the President said that the deployment of the ...

Lionel Messi Returns to Action for Argentina

The Barcelona star had announced his retirement after Argentina lost in consecutive finals of the Copa America. Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) being marked by Chile's Jean Beausejour (L) and Arturo Vidal (8) during the Copa America Centenario f...

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

At a news conference at police headquarters on Tuesday, Lanier referred to her background as a high school dropout who joined the police department as a patrol officer in 1990 after earning a high-school equivalency diploma. "I owe my life to this ci...

New England Patriots, Chicago Bears brawl during joint practice

Veteran Tracy Porter is in his second season with the team. It was two preseasons ago that Bennett choke-slammed Fuller during a practice. "I thought today was a huge test for them", he said. Sheard missed his second consecutive practice for unknow...

Wlodarczyk shatters world record for hammer gold

Wlodarczyk's first Olympic title took a little while, despite the fact that she's been the standard setter in hammer since winning the world title in 2009. On qualifying for the 200m semi-finals, she added: "I'm happy now". No U.S. woman has earned...

Cavendish wins silver in men's omnium

Denmark's defending champion Lasse Norman Hansen took bronze with 192 points. Cavendish was relaxed enough after his sixth-placed kilo in 1min 02.868secs to interrupt a BBC interview with Sir Chris Hoy and cheekily ask the six-time Olympic champion...

Rio 2016: Venus Misses Record Fifth Gold in Mixed Doubles Final

The Swiss team was unable to convert any of the six break points they had on the Russians' serve and did well to save an equal number of break points on their own serve, though the Russians did capitalise on their serves. Mattek-Sands and Sock rallie...

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson surges to 100 metres title

She believes that kind of nondescript background sets her apart from the previous Jamaican champions. Afterwards Saturday´s race, Thompson revealed she could never have dreamed of upstaging Fraser-Pryce when the Jamaican star landed her first Olymp...

Despite a 1-shoe finish, Ethiopian steeplechaser into final

For precious seconds, the Ethiopian athlete knelt on the track and tried to pull the shoe back on. Diro got clipped in the back of the leg from another runner midway through the race, resulting in her right shoe coming partially off. After the race...

Barcelona wins 2-0 at Sevilla in Super Cup 1st leg

The reigning La Liga champions will welcome the Copa Del Rey runners-up to the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening, hoping to seal their first piece of silverware for the season. Barcelona eventually broke the deadlock in the 54th minute, as Arda Turan ...

Green pool to be drained, refilled for synchronized swimming

Olympic officials say they will drain the larger pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center to remove the green-tinged water. The water color appeared to be closer to normal but was still shaded green. Pool water quality is among a host of issues organ...

I didn't think I would get five wickets: Bhuvneshwar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar undermined the West Indies batting with figures of 5 for 33. The India vs West Indies live score update of the match will be available HERE and HERE. The second wicket partnership was 70. KL Rahul dropped his second chance of th...

Anything less than omnium gold would represent failure for Mark Cavendish

Callum Skinner will be Britain's other representative. Road cycling star Mark Cavendish continues his quest for an elusive Olympic medal in the men's omnium. "I'm not interested in silver or bronze - the golds are the only ones that matter". At...

Cavaliers to face new-look Warriors on Christmas Day

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates the team's 120-90 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Bulls, meanwhile, will be making their seventh straight Christmas ap...

U.S. men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

Andrew Bogut scored 18 as Australia upset France 87-66 in the opening men's basketball game Saturday at the Rio Games. This was the first step for Team USA towards winning that gold medal, and while they still have a long way to go, their path looks ...

Judo champ Kayla Harrison wins back to back gold in Rio

Instead, she faced Tcheumeo and did not seem to be getting the best of the action until the final minute when she finally got Tcheumeo on the ground for a decisive win by ippon. While Harrison's gold medal bout almost went the distance, it wasn't eve...

Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson is now appealing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to multiple reports. Peters is out with a quadriceps injury. "The other thing, with the tackles we have...

Mark Sanchez to start first preseason game for Broncos

Sanchez and Siemian have been battling for the starting spot throughout training camp. As was beginning become apparent on Tuesday when Mark Sanchez took the entirety of the first-team reps, the veteran quarterback will get the start in Denver's ...

Bills rookie Reggie Ragland has partially torn ACL, report says

Spikes' signing comes after linebacker Reggie Ragland, the Bills' second-round pick in the 2016 draft, injured his knee in Friday's practice. He had re-signed with the New England Patriots before the 2015 season, but was released in June of that ye...

Philippines celebrate first ever female medal victor in Rio

When the dust settled, Diaz had made history by becoming the first Filipino female athlete to win an Olympic medal and the first weightlifter, male or female, to turn the trick. But she was upbeat, nearly confident that she would win a medal. She a...

LEADING OFF: O's Vs Jays for 1st Place, Davis Goes for MRI

Schoop, one of several slumping Orioles hitters, had three hits Sunday after going 1-for-20 in his previous five games. Following Sunday's 12-inning loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays' manager John Gibbons told reporters that shorts...

Jujitsu 'diplomat' kills mugger who picked wrong man

He reportedly grabbed his attacker's gun and shot him dead at point-blank range. The mugger is said to have died instantly while his accomplice fled the scene. The Consulate General of Russian Federation in Rio de Janeiro said in a statement to S...

US competes in men's team archery

Australia defeated the People's Republic of China to win the bronze medal. South Korea's archers routed the U.S.to win gold and restore a dynasty broken by the Americans at London four years ago. Nothing else needed to be said as South Kore...

Beslan Mudranov predicts more golds for Russian Federation at Rio 2016 Olympics

Mudranov overcame tiredness to triumph with a golden score after both fighters were unable to register a point in regulation time. Japan enjoyed another podium success as Ami Kondo shared the bronze medal with Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh of Kazakhstan....

Furyk shoots a 27 on front 9 during Travelers final round

After opening with a par, Furyk birdied the second hole, then holed out for eagle on the par-4 third.He followed with a birdie at 4 and parred 5, then birdied 6 through 9 for a front-nine 27. Then that player would actually hole the approach shot for...

Ledecky wins 400 free prelims by 4 secs

Ledecky continued to raise the bar at the 2015 World Championships, becoming the first swimmer ever to win the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events, a feat that was soon dubbed the "Ledecky Slam". Reigning world champion James Guy of Brita...

Trump endorses Ryan after week of tension

After pointedly declining to do so earlier this week and being drubbed by Wisconsin Republicans, Trump endorsed Ryan as the Janesville Republican goes into a primary Tuesday with businessman Paul Nehlen . "I am just going to rise above this stuff", ...

Jets, Oilers Go Retro for Heritage Classic in Winnipeg

They're one of the best throwbacks an National Hockey League team has worn ( Full gallery here ) for these outdoor games. The Heritage Classic proper will be played on Sunday, October 23rd at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "I honestly...

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What do Croatia need to win the UEFA Nations League?

The team conceded six goals in its last two matches after outscoring opponents 12-2 in the first matches under Luis Enrique. At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained...

Anderson defeats Nishikori in ATP Finals humiliation

No.4 seed Anderson won 6-0, 6-1 in just 64 minutes to secure his second win of the week, following his opening victory over Dominic Thiem on Monday. Anderson, the Wimbledon final...

LeVeon Bell Doesnt Report To Steelers Wont Play In 2018

In a move that will likely propel the Steelers running back into free agency in the offseason, Bell won't sign the team's franchise tag tender on Tuesday. Players were surprised ...

Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

The Anfield outfit have thrown their Champions League qualification in jeopardy after losing to Red Star on Tuesday night. Of course, you'd accept not being the most exciting team ...

Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers

Juston Patton will also join Butler in Philadelphia as part of the trade . The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly agreed to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to the Phil...

Liverpool Players Have To Take Responsibility For Red Star Defeat - Adam Lallana

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Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital

The 27-year-old England global was carried off on a stretcher during the goalless draw at Emirates Stadium . Rob Holding: "I didn't see it because obviously I'm at the other en...

Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints

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Permutations for Liverpool to win their Champions League Group

Permutations for Liverpool to win their Champions League Group

Chelsea's impressive early-season form continued as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Stanford Bridge to move past Liverpool to the second place on goal difference. This Ghana...

Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Pep Guardiola has rubbished fresh claims his Manchester City side are masters of "tactical fouling". "It is great times at the moment". City, one of Hughes' former sides, ...

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

But it isn't enough as the Lakers fall 121-107. Magic Johnson has said that he won't be making a head coaching change, as Luke Walton will remain on the bench for the regula...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

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Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Leading jockey Hugh Bowman has been slapped with a one-month suspension for three separate offences following his Melbourne Cup ride aboard Marmelo. Admire Rakti and Araldo were ...