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Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality

THE RUSSIAN vice-consul in Rio de Janeiro dramatically SHOT an armed robber who tried to mug him. Early reports said the diplomat fought with the robber and moments later was able to wrestle away the mugger's gun and shot him, moments after the...

Katie Ledecky just racing herself in 400 free at Rio Olympics

He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Government in 2016 and now works as a Litigation Specialist in Washington, D.C. "It's just insane that I've been able to swim two seconds faster than anyone else ever did", she told reporters .

American shooter Virginia Thrasher wins first Olympic gold medal

She soon met with success and secured the third place at the 2014 Junior Olympic Championships. The first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has gone to an American teenager. She only knew that she loved shooting and that definitel...

Baseball, Softball Added to 2020 Olympics

Thomas Bach , the IOC President, said the essence is to ensure more youth participation having acknowledged the fact that there are a lot of alternatives at the young people' disposal which necessitate the inclusion of those games to the event.

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options

They created a hashtag. Ari Fleischer, a former White House spokesman, expressed another sense of bewilderment among Republicans when he reflected on Trump's take-no-prisoners political style. Donald Trump is testing just how far he can push his u...

Apple releases 100 new emoji, replaces gun with waterpistol

The new emoji focus on creating more gender options for existing characters, adding female versions of professions like bodybuilders, basketball players, and private eyes. In June the company successfully lobbied Unicode to not have a rifle emoji inc...

Obama says Trump 'unfit, challenges GOP to drop support

Trump over the weekend criticized Khazir Khan, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night against the Republican nominee's anti-immigration policy that targets Muslims. This cycle, Bradshaw is the latest Republican to decide she j...

Enjoy Olympic Games With Google's Enhanced Features

The official NBC Sports App will have 4,500 hours of coverage available for streaming. "Sometimes in the course, you get new fans". Over the past 12 months, some 50 professional Lego builders have been working to produce a mini copy of the 2016 O...

Withdrawal of Wawrinka makes it half of world's top ten

Now ranked No. 4 by the ATP, Wawrinka will be joined in missing the Rio Games by his third-ranked Swiss teammate Roger Federer , seventh-ranked Milos Raonic of Canada, eighth-ranked Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and 10th-ranked Dominic Thiem...

Instagram rolling out Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' feature with ephemeral sharing

Friends on Instagram will know when you've got a new story when they see a colored ring appear around your profile picture. You can go back and forth between posts, and jump to another follower's story all with a few swipes and taps on your scr...

Full speed ahead: Cubs land star closer Chapman

The Cubs are expected to resign Chapman once the season is over which should make this trade pretty equal for both teams. "Obviously we are aware of the circumstances surrounding Aroldis Chapman's suspension earlier this season", chairman Tom Ric...

Hoping Jay Bruce deal will rekindle 2015 deadline magic

Nimmo was the Mets' 1st round draft pick back in 2011, and he has steadily risen through their minor league system, finally cracking the big league roster this season and appearing in 18 games to date. I hear Valencia will cost a ton and Frazier is m...

Pirates Trade Rumors: Pittsburgh Targeting Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi

The 27-year old Moore was an eighth round pick by the Rays in 2007 and is only signed through the end of the year. Adding Moore to the team strengthens that rotation, though he goes to the Giants with a 4.08 ERA and an 4.49 FIP. He is batting.207/....

Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical

Reggie Bush is heading to the East Coast to play with the Buffalo Bills for the 2016 National Football League season to back up LeSean McCoy. He tore his ACL last November in a freak slip and fall after running out of bounds on a play at the Edwards ...

Padres, Braves nearing Kemp-Olivera trade

Olivera , 31, is owed $28.5 million over the next four seasons. Atlanta had tried for several months to deal Olivera following his April 13 arrest on domestic violence charges. He is hitting.211 with no homers and two RBIs in six games this season ....

Texans GM: 'We are disappointed' in DeAndre Hopkins

Hopkins, who is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, did not report for the start of the Texans' camp, according to sources . His base salary is only $1 million for this season. He can be activated from that list whenever he re...

Australia evacuates Rio Olympic lodging after small fire

The Olympic Truce - ceasing all conflicts between countries participating in the games from 7 days before the Olympics start until 7 days after they finish - has been passed on from Ancient Greece to current times to advance worldwide understanding a...

Twins Trade Rumors: Eduardo Nunez acquired by San Francisco Giants

He's batting.300, leads the AL in stolen bases with 26, and is seventh in the league in singles, with 82. These totals - which all would represent career highs - earned the versatile infielder his first All-Star game nod. In seven starts with Sacrame...

Chilwell delighted to commit to Foxes

The 25-year-old was subsequently sold to Chelsea but Ranieri pointed out that Leicester are accustomed to dealing with the loss of influential midfielders. Apparently, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson's screenplay will focus on Leicester City strik...

Watch The Champions Cup Game Online

Minutes later he was at it again, this time slipping into the box before scoring near post. The captain defender got a pass from a teammates and blew past Chelsea defenders Gary Cahill and Nemanja Matic to make for an easy finish. Courted by ma...

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Free agent DB McCourty signs 2-year deal with Browns

Cleveland offers excellent opportunity for playing time, as the rebuilding Browns have questionable veteran depth and surprisingly little young talent for as many draft picks as ...

Man Utd boss Mourinho blasts Real Madrid

The Real Madrid forward surpassed Jimmy Greaves' tally of 366 goals in Europe's top five leagues, netting his 367th and 368th in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Wednesd...

Indians call up former No. 1 pick Zimmer from minors

He was rated as the Indians' third-best prospect earlier this year by ESPN's Keith Law. The Indians have promoted their top prospect in Bradley Zimmer ahead of Tuesday night's g...

Former MotoGP champion Hayden hit by car in Italy

The Kentuckian was then transferred to hospital in Cesena further treatment and possible surgery, World Superbike reports. "There are no substantial changes from what was communi...

Si Woo Kim to leave golf for military service

But, while McNealy was preparing to lead Stanford in a National Collegiate Athletics Association regional tournament that started yesterday, Kim turned back the deepest field in pr...

Chelsea close in on title and condemn Boro to relegation

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference. "I'm pleased for him, because I saw this season he put himself in this team in every moment, if he played and if he di...

Jeter's Jersey Retirement Sets Season High for MLB Ticket Sales

Jordan published a letter to Jeter in The Players' Tribune as a way to honor Jeter's legacy, which will be cemented Sunday when his number is retired at Yankee Stadium. "I got t...

Barcelona vs. Las Palmas live stream

He's not a right-back either, though. "But we have left signs of what our team has been capable of through the season". He said: " Barcelona have the league title at stake and...

Liverpool: Reds will learn - Wijnaldum

For instance, DraftKings and FanDuel have both posted slates featuring the three 10 a.m. kickoffs Saturday, plus the late game between Arsenal and Stoke City. Champions League-...

Simona Halep wins second straight Madrid Open title

Can Mladenovic make it three out of three? or will Halep resume normality? When the key moments came, Halep seems more prepared. The match looked to be a quick affair once ...

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ESPN Cleveland host fired for saying Browns rookie on drugs

The dialogue began with Parr insisting that Peppers won't make it beyond his first year in the NFL. "So I'm not going to get into that", Peppers said via Mary Kay Cabot of Clevelan...

Koeman: Everton will sell star if contract deadline not met

Asked if Barkley continuing to delay his decision is a concern, Koeman replied: "No, because I like to work with players who like to stay and we are already trying to get players i...

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

That led to the Warriors putting up a historic 45 points in the first quarter, tying for the most points in an National Basketball Association playoffs first quarter ever. "He's o...

Llorente silences critics to lift Swansea out of bottom three

Champions Leicester City finally ensured their safety with a 3-0 victory at home to Watford, while Stoke City and Bournemouth will be playing top-flight football next season after ...

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

Game 3 was a nice step in the right direction, though. Despite his best efforts, he wasn't able to go on Friday night. "See how I feel, see how the ankle feels and go from there"...