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Jemima Sumgong of Kenya wins Olympic women's marathon

African runners have now won two straight Olympic women's marathons after the title was held by runners from Asia and Europe. Bahrain's Eunice Kirwa moved up one spot from last year's World Championships and got the silver in 2:24:13 as Ethiopia'...

Rio 2016 Olympics: Kerry O'Flaherty 14th in 3000m steeplechase heat

For precious seconds, the Ethiopian athlete knelt on the track and tried to pull the shoe back on. "It's all it's cracked up to be", she said of the Olympics. Three teams involved in the race protested. An appeal was launched with the case being ...

1 of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled

Rio Games officials say they will drain the green-tinged water from one of the Olympic pools and refill it in time for the start of synchronized swimming today. Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said organizers were stepping up their efforts on Satu...

Per Mertesacker Named Arsenal Captain

Wenger has now seemingly disregarded the role as a leader on the pitch, by passing the armband onto Per Mertesacker , who not only played a bit-part role for us last season, but is also ruled out for the majority of the playing season. The pacy and ...

No Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins rift, says British cycling head

Mark Cavendish is the reserve and focus on the six-discipline omnium, targeting the Olympic medal that has proved elusive in the past two Games. Britain's perennial rivals, the world champions in London in March, clocked 3:55.606 in qualifying on T...

Ibrahimovic: I'll Get Better For United

The Manchester United manager won his first piece of silverware at Old Trafford with Sunday's 2-1 over Leicester City in the Community Shield. "It feels unbelievable to win the first official game", Ibrahimovic told MUTV . So in this moment, w...

Cavaliers to play exhibition game at Value City Arena in October

The Knicks' Derrick Rose makes his return to Chicago on November 4 in a game on ESPN . Averaging 10 points, 8 rebounds, and almost 2 block shots per game, the youngster still has plenty to learn and a trade to a quality team could speed up that ...

Engleder captures gold in Rio, her final Games

With 25 medals overall, Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time - and has won more than twice as many medals than the next top medal victor, who has just nine. Peter Kauzer finished second behind Clarke to give Slovenia their first silver...

Durant leads the way as Team USA hammer China

The United States Men's Basketball team put the hurt on China, cruising to a huge victory in their first game of the 2016 Rio Olympics, 119-62. Durant made three 3-pointers in the first half as the US opened a 29-point halftime lead and coasted.

Census website attacked by hackers, ABS claims

All that matters is that the census is completed in reference to Tuesday night. "I'm encouraging people to go onto the help lines and persevere until they either get to a point where they can complete it online or do a manual paper copy because the...

Athletes most likely to break records in Rio

He set a new world record of 57.13 seconds in the 100m breaststroke, beating an all-time best he had set himself just a day earlier. She was beaten by American Katie Ledecky, who won gold in a world record time of 3:56.46 seconds. As Peaty cruised ...

West Ham sign Andrew Ayew in club record deal

The signing comes after a week at least of being "a day away" and the club will be happy to have a new player who can share the burden of the striker role with Andy Carroll, seeing as it is liking less and less likely that Sakho will ever pay for us ...

Eagles' Lane Johnson reportedly facing 10-game suspension

Just days before the first National Football League preseason game is set to take place, a major wrench is being thrown at the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the report and added that Johnson is appealing. A third vio...

Broncos say QB Sanchez will start Thursday

Siemian, Denver's third quarterback for most of 2015, impressed in offseason workouts to make training camp a quarterback competition. ENGLEWOOD, Colo . Unfortunately for the Broncos, just because they named two starters doesn't mean they can comb...

Buffalo Bills agree to sign linebacker Brandon Spikes

When Rex Ryan took over the Bills in 2015, Spikes was not brought back as it was believed he wouldn't fit in Ryan's 3-4 scheme. Former Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland, the Buffalo Bills' second-round pick in this year's draft, appears to have a...

Hidilyn ends PH medal drought in Olympics

Meanwhile, sports analysts in the Philippines had not expected the 1.54-meter (5ft 1/2in) tall Diaz to bag a medal at the 2016 Games after coming up empty in 2008 and 2012 games. Diaz was a bemedaled weightlifter in various world competitions. But ...

Troy Tulowitzki has chip fracture in thumb, to be reevaluated Monday

It is certainly not the first time a pitcher has pinch-hit for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, but we can not imagine too many scenarios where that pitcher was in turn replaced by a fellow pitcher as a pinch runner. "A little sore, it obv...

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...

Jim Furyk Makes PGA History With 12-Under 58 At Travelers

Furyk holed an eight-footer for par on his 18th hole on Friday just to make the cut. PGA Tour history was made at the Travelers Championship as Jim Furyk carded a stunning 58. Furyk left himself lengthy putts for birdie on the final two holes, 44...

South Korea nearly flawless in team archery, beats US

RIO DE JANEIRO- After getting back to the Olympic finals Saturday, the US men's archery team was dealt the same result as in 2012 - a silver medal. The U.S. "We got outclassed. A match like that had never been shot before". The Korean's started ...

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De Kock ruled out of ODIs, T20s against India

South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomf...

Support stir in Kashmir, says Pakistan PM

Every year, on February 5, Kashmir Solidarity Day is widely marked across Pakistan and by Kashmiri nationalists worldwide, holding special programs. Kashmiris considered themselv...

Tottenham superstar Harry Kane gives verdict on Lucas Moura transfer

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he does not want to weigh down new signing Lucas Moura with too much pressure, as he adapts himself to the Prem...

Kirk Cousins breaks his silence after Redskins trade for Alex Smith

The Washington Redskins seemingly acquired their starting quarterback going forward in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs that brought Alex Smith to Washington in exchange f...

He Needs Time - Mauricio Pochettino Eases Pressure On Lucas Moura

With big games coming up and the race for the last three Champions League places too close to call, there are no easy games in which to ease players back to full fitness. However...

Dad attacks doctor who sexually abused his 3 daughters

Margraves then asked for one minute alone instead. Margraves then ran toward Nassar and got within a few feet of him before being tackled by courtroom security. Randall Margraves...

Pelicans Acquire Nikola Mirotic In Trade With Bulls

With Mirotic playing the best basketball of his NBA career, Chicago was wise to capitalize on his all-time high trade value. Best of wishes to you in New Orleans , Nikola. The P...

Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Not Retiring From Hockey After All!

Fisher said his wife, country music star Carrie Underwood , encouraged him to make a comeback. Fisher played the past seven seasons with Nashville and was the team's captain in ...

FEMA to end hurricane-related food, water aid for Puerto Rico

In a bipartisan letter signed by U.S. Sens. Maldonado said FEMA's aid is critical to residents, as much of the money they would have normally used to buy food is instead being ...

WADA seriously concerned by CAS decision to lift sanctions against Russian athletes

Russia has never doubted its athletes' honest victory at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, commenting on the Court of Arbitr...

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Simulation gives Cavs stunningly low chance to win NBA Finals

Simulation gives Cavs stunningly low chance to win NBA Finals

Johnson also grabbed 10 rebounds, while Detroit's Andre Drummond piled up 21 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks. Love was trying to receive an en...

Haotong Li hails special win over Rory McIlroy at Dubai Desert Classic

Haotong Li hails special win over Rory McIlroy at Dubai Desert Classic

Two hours later, dejection was writ large across McIlroy's face as Li celebrated the finest win of his fledgling career. Two near misses, that must've hurt Rory McIlroy . "I alw...

Westbrook stars as Thunder see off 76ers

Westbrook stars as Thunder see off 76ers

His three-pointer cut the lead to one in the fourth quarter as Billy Donovan attempted to steal a few minutes with Westbrook, Anthony and George on the bench, but Westbrook returne...

Woods grouped with Reed and Hoffman at Torrey Pines

Woods grouped with Reed and Hoffman at Torrey Pines

Woods' most recent competitive play was at December's limited-field, no-cut Hero World Challenge , where he shot three rounds in the 60s but showed some signs of rustiness on and...

[Teams] Newport County vs Tottenham: Confirmed Line-Ups

[Teams] Newport County vs Tottenham: Confirmed Line-Ups

They remain unbeaten in their last six matches and that form has pushed Michael Flynn's troops into eighth in the League Two table. Newport welcome Tottenham to the Newport ...