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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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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...