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Olympic Watch: Canadians in action on Day 13 at Rio 2016

Gatlin, who took the silver in the 100, said he felt his ankle stiffen up early in the race. Usain Bolt will run in the 200-meter final Thursday night. "I don't get overconfident, I'll come out and execute". De Grasse and Bolt urge each other on in the semi-finals. "I've been to three in a span of 12 years". Read More »

N Korea calls South's leader 'psychopath' over missile row

Media and anecdotal reports from the border also suggest that more trucks and trains are once again crossing the frontier. "I believe that such a matter ... Milley said to his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng, that China should not feel threatened about the deployment of THAAD in South Korea. Seoul said North Korea fired first, but North Korea denied firing and responded with anger. Read More »

Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary For Wyoming's House Seat


Hardy also reiterated one of his main goals was to get money out of politics, and he cited Cheney's large fundraising amount as an example. CHEYENNE, Wyo. Unsurprisingly Ms Cheney has never evinced any reservations about her father's legacy. His own career was launched by winning election to the US House from Wyoming in 1979. Read More »

Miguel Cabrera Injury: Tigers First Baseman Leaves Game With Hurt Arm

Royals' starter Ian Kennedy is forecasted to have a better game than Tigers' starter Daniel Norris. When Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was the hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies, there was a 25-cent fine any time a guy hit a home run in batting practice and then didn't hit the next pitch to the opposite field. Read More »

Michael Conlan isn't holding back in Rio

They've always been cheats. "I will never box an AIBA competition again". Obviously Russia can't dope this time so they are obviously paying the judges a lot more. World, European and Commonwealth champion Conlan appeared to win the first round but the judges awarded it to Nikitin. We will look to work with other national federations and AIBA to ensure that this happens. Read More »

Superstar Simone Biles Wins Her Fourth Gold Medal And Makes History


Simone Biles of the United States took gold in the women's floor exercise on Tuesday, the final women's gymnastics event at the 2016 Rio Olympics . Rising star, American gymnast Simone Biles will be back in action Tuesday looking for her fourth gold medal on the final day of action in Rio. Read More »

Women's floor exercise wraps up in Rio

But Biles stumbled a bit on a front tuck and had to grab the beam, meaning a big deduction and placing her third with a disappointing 14.733 score. Looking even better than she did in London, Raisman scored a 15.500 for her precise tumbling and own arsenal of extremely hard tumbling skills. Read More »

Pep Guardiola hails "important" Champions League ahead of Man City's playoff


Meanwhile, according to the stats gurus, Steaua have not won any of their last 12 Champions League group matches at home and could struggle to deal with the wealth of talent in the Manchester City squad. "All the players are important". The Romanian's are looking to return to the group stages for the first time in three seasons and he said: "We saw City play Sunderland and have all the information to play football well and achieve a positive result". Read More »

She said yes: Claye proposes after taking Olympic silver


Harrison was in the stands to watch her boyfriend, Will Claye , win silver in the triple jump. Taylor, a former standout at UF, also won gold in the 2012 Games. After winning, Claye then approached Harrison who was watching from the crowd and bent down on one knee to pop the question. Claye, 25, put the engagement ring in his backpack and headed to the stadium. Read More »

Work begins on returning diving pool to blue in Rio


Officials at the Rio Games diving competition were scratching their heads Tuesday over the colour of the pool water, which had turned an odd green colour overnight. German diver Stephan Feck has described the stench coming out of Rio's "green pool" - which has been shut down for maintenance - as smelling like a "fart". Read More »

'We're not ready,' says Wenger after opening loss

The Senegalese sharpshooter notched a stunning individual goal in London on his Liverpool Premier league debut as the most popular football league in the world kicked off at the weekend. We played well, we got a goal, we had opportunities and we missed a penalty, but the reaction was great because we scored two minutes later. Are we still guaranteed our place in the top four this season? "When you're good enough to score four goals, you need to avoid (conceding) three". Read More »

Olympic Cycling: Mark Cavendish third overnight in omnium

Cavendish earned the Olympic medal that has long eluded him. Cavendish now adds silver to his 34 Tour de France stage wins, 15 Giro wins, a world championship and Commonwealth gold. The world champion then ended the day with a breath-taking ride in the elimination race to win her second event of the day. Britain have already won four of the six track golds in Rio. Read More »

Cubs' soundtrack for Aroldis Chapman is sick or very dumb


They tumbled off the high road late last month when they acquired Chapman, who served a 30-game suspension earlier this year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy. The DJ was probably trying to be clever with that song choice , but it ended up being inappropriate and offensive. The song played during a commercial break as the Cubs waited to bat. Read More »

Ramirez homers twice, Red Sox beat Diamondbacks 9-4

Andrew Benintendi brought him home to score with a double to the base of the wall in left, then scored himself on a base hit from Mookie Betts . Both homers came off Arizona starter Archie Bradley (4-8), who has won once since June 19. Pedroia led off the first inning with a single. A breakout All-Star for the Red Sox in 2016, Wright has gone 13-5 with a 3.01 ERA in 22 starts. Read More »

Betts' 3 HRs carries Porcello, Red Sox to another Fenway win

In his 5.2 innings of work, he's given up 10 earned runs. Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam Loewen (58) winds up for a pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. Benintendi doubled home the tying run. Mookie's three homers in all their glory. With Sunday's win, Boston secured its first three-game sweep against an opponent since July 8 - 10 against Tampa Bay. Read More »

Olympic officials don't have much time to drain green pool

He blamed a contractor for mistakenly dumping hydrogen peroxide into the pool late last week, which caused an adverse reaction when it mixed with chlorine. Nascimento says the move is necessary to ensure clear water for both judges and competitors during synchronized swimming. "The filters that we have here at Maria Lenk are sand filters which trap the solids which are in the water and make the water transparent". Read More »

Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Jemima Sumgong made the most of a kick with 6km to run to win Kenya's first ever Olympic women's marathon gold on Sunday. If you were to ask the average track fan how numerous 8 previous editions of the Women's marathon in the Olympics were won by a Kenyan, you would probably expect an answer that assumes most or at least some but in fact the answer was none until today. Read More »

Rio Summer Olympics Odds 8/6/16 - Men's Gymnastics


Raisman will be looking to continue her success from the London Games where she won gold in the team and floor competitions, as well as bronze on the balance beam . "It's super nerve-racking, but since we got it (qualifying) out of the way, we're ready for the team final", said ten-time world champion Biles of her first Olympics. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Manager Dedicates Victory to Louis van Gaal

Speaking after United's 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley, Mourinho told BT Sport: "It's incredible that such a good player is with us". For a man who has played for Barcelona, AC Milan, and Paris St-Germain, he certainly has a few big names to compare it to. Dutchman Van Gaal was dismissed at the end of last season despite United's FA Cup final victory, paving the way for Mourinho to take over at Old Trafford. Read More »

Missy Franklin-less United States team wins gold in…


The Americans trailed for most of the first three legs of the race, but Ledecky erased a body length deficit during her anchor leg and brought the US home in 7:43.03, more than a second and a half in front of Australia. Adrian, who swam in lane four, was disappointed with his time "but I'm happy I came away with a medal". Just look at that woman swimming, in such a dainty, womanly fashion. Read More »

Gold For GB Cyclists In Men's Team Sprint


The bronze was the 66th track cycling medal ever won by France at the Olympics, which is more than any other nation. Hindes was narrowly behind after his lap, but Kenny pushed the team in front and Skinner held on. They stormed to victory, GB's third win in the event on the trot, with a new Olympic record time of 42.440 to claim the victory in the first medal up for grabs at the velodrome in Rio. Read More »

On long day, Nadal assures self, Spain of at least 1 medal

When the Scot broke to lead 2-1 in the second set, he seemed on his way to the quarter-finals with the minimum of fuss, but Fognini found his form and Murray began to make errors. The 14-time major victor was also scheduled to play mixed doubles for the first time in his career with French Open champion Garbine Muguruza. But he has looked sharp and confident and is still fighting for a medal on three fronts, having reached the semi-finals of the men's doubles with Marc Lopez as well as ... Read More »

Census Boycott Gathers Momentum Amid Australia Privacy Concerns

In previous censuses, the two options were "Australia" and "overseas"; now, in this census form , you can specify the country that your parents were born in. Fines will only be issued to those who refuse to participate, not to those who forget. Not to be left out of the silly ideas caper surrounding the Census, Shadow Assistant Minister to Bill Shorten for Tasmania and Shadow Assistant Minister for Ageing Senator Helen Polley said last week the Census should not collect names and instead ... Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he'll resume driving as soon as doctors allow

Carl Edwards posted a lap of 126.562 miles per hour in the second session of qualification for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen and will lead the field to green on Sunday . We've got to pass him now, try to outrun him. Among the other top high-end options are Kevin Harvick ($ 10,300 ), Jimmie Johnson ($ 8,800 ) and Carl Edwards ($ 9,700). Read More »

Adam Peaty: This is how I am going to celebrate Olympic glory

That's probably the best-executed race of my life. Britain were roundly criticised for winning just three medals in the pool at London 2012, none of them gold. "It's an incredible feeling and it's definitely not sunk in yet", said Carlin. In winning Olympic gold, Peaty added to his European, Commonwealth and World Championships titles. Read More »

Lane Johnson's agent releases statement


According to Ian Rapoport of, Johnson plans to appeal. The only games he's missed in his career were the first four games of the 2014 season, when he was suspended for his first violation of the league's PED policy. The Eagles could fill in a bench player directly into his spot, like Matt Tobin or Dennis Kelly , both of whom would be major downgrades. "The other thing, with the tackles we have, [Matt] Tobin has done a nice job filling in over there. Read More »

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman qualify for all-around final

The question isn't whether Team USA will win the gold medal but by how much. Even the official website of FIG, gymnastics' worldwide governing body, blared in a headline Monday "The Americans on their own planet". The American's only setback was also another indication of their dominance. Despite having the third best overall score, Douglas was denied a chance to defend her crown in the all-around final thanks to a new rule which limits country's to two participants each. Read More »