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DEVELOPING First Rio gold for Russian Federation from judo's Mudranov

No one broke down under the psychological pressure", he said. "Here, to win a gold medal on the very first day, of course it means a lot for my country", Mudranov told reporters through an interpreter. Russia escaped a full Olympic ban when the Inter...

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...

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 ...

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/....

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...

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...

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...

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Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

Murray was badly in need of inspiration and he was handed it via umpire Carlos Ramos who gave the 2016 runner-up a time violation while serving at 1-1 in the second set. "I think ...

Ronaldo attracting headlines after reports he might quit Madrid

It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs. Ronaldo has 11 goals in five games with the national team this season, includi...

Shah rules out resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties

BJP National President Amit Shah has said, India will be among the top prime countries in the world in 2022 when it is completing 75 years of Independence. If asked, I will say t...

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Conor McGregor's coach has called on Olympic champs Katie Taylor and Michael Conlan to join the undercard for the now-confirmed mega fight against Floyd Mayweather . As aforement...

Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

On Monday, the Orioles selected high school left-handed pitcher DL Hall out of Valdosta High School (Ga.) with the 21st overall pick. Josh Keaton, of Colorado Springs, became t...

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

The victor will meet two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA in the 35th America's Cup match starting June 17. "The boys really dug deep". " We will be back next time an...

Qatar soccer team face punishment over emir T-shirts

If Qatar does not win its next matches against a weak China and Syria, it will become the first host nation not to have qualified for a World Cup before hosting one. Japan coach ...

Zidane revels in 'historic' Real Madrid Champions League win

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale insists he is happy at the European champions and has no plans to leave despite speculation over his future. "I'm happy, I'm incredibly satisfied". "W...

Lakers Will Hold Workouts With Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz

The Lakers have insisted they have kept an open mind on whom they will select with their No. 2 pick. "Team-wise, I think that the Lakers are a better fit", said the never-shutt...

Incredible stats behind Nadal's 10th French Open

Just as remarkable as Rafael Nadal's unprecedented total of 10 French Open championships is that he is 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros . Once a very promising soccer player,...

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Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro

Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro

I can imagine what you are feeling. However, it appeared to gee him into action as he won the next three sets to book a place in the third round after a match that entertained th...

Ferrari has chosen its number one driver - Hamilton

Ferrari has chosen its number one driver - Hamilton

Vettel started second to teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the Monaco Grand Prix but benefited from a favorable strategy to jump the Finn in the pit stops and secure his third vi...

Julian Edelman and the Patriots are reportedly close on a contract extension

Julian Edelman and the Patriots are reportedly close on a contract extension

Edelman has earned $14,374,375 since the beginning of the 2013 season. He accumulated a 98-1,106-3 stat line while averaging 11.3 YPC and 69.1 YPG. It appears the Patriots are ...

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks back to find a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel in the goal during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey...

Ohio State coaching candidates to replace Thad Matta, grouped by plausibility

Ohio State coaching candidates to replace Thad Matta, grouped by plausibility

Matta underwent emergency back surgery during the summer of 2007 and wears a supportive brace on his lower right leg because of nerve damage. Matta's Musketeers won 26 games in e...