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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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Many Bostonians Will Be Pulling For Conor McGregor In Floyd Mayweather Fight

Conor McGregor's biggest disclosed fight purse in the UFC was $3m for his second fight with Nate Diaz, but the Dubliner is set to make ten times that amount when he steps into...

Blake Bortles announced as Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback, beating out Chad Henne

Through two preseason games this season, Bortles is 11 of 18 for 81 yards with no touchdowns and no picks, while Henne is 11-16 for 183 yards with one TD. Both Bortles and Chad He...

Giants' Beckham, Jr. Could Miss Season Opener vs. Cowboys

The Beckham injury is more severe than the Sterling Shepard sprained ankle that scared the Giants early in training camp - Shepard was running less than a week after going ...

Nasri quits Man City

Nasri, who has always been on the fringes of the Citizens squad, spent last season on loan at La Liga side Sevilla, despite being asked to remain at the Etihad by manager Pep Guar...

Winning Numbers Drawn for $430 Million Powerball

This is the 19th straight time the drawing has come up flat. According to the Powerball website , the one-time cash payout on Thursday for the jackpot now would be $324.2 millio...

Richard Perez compares Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz's chances against Floyd Mayweather

McGregor manoeuvred his way into such a lucrative fight partly through his clever use of social media, but after insisting he found the videos "light-hearted", he became defensive...

Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at US Open

Sharapova was already guaranteed a place in the qualifying draw at Flushing Meadows by virtue of her world ranking of No 148. "Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-...

Transfer revolution: Window to shut before Premier League season starts next year

Barcelona would not be bound by a Premier League deadline, nor would the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich, so England's most powerful clubs would find the...

Sergio Aguero strikes as Manchester City spoil Brighton's Premier League debut

Former Manchester City and Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes Pep Guardiola's transfer business could be a gamble as a number of new recruits have arrived without Prem...

Former Big Spring Steer Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending ACL surgery

Tannehill left the Dolphins' practice on Thursday after his knee appeared to buckle in a non-contact situation. Miami and fellow quarterback Jay Cutler agreed to a one...

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Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder

Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder

Chelsea have increased their offer for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Star . Manchester United are not understood to be interested in Oxlade-C...

There's a new Conor McGregor song and it's VERY catchy

There's a new Conor McGregor song and it's VERY catchy

Mayweather said that it made him think about those who fought for civil rights and what they had to deal with. With the long-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. "...

Vince Wilfork announces retirement in tweet sponsored by grilling company

Vince Wilfork announces retirement in tweet sponsored by grilling company

Wilfork, shirtless and adorned in denim overalls sporting his number 75, can be seen dancing and pulling ribs from a Kingsford smoker. Wilfork started as a first-round pick in ...

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Ravens Meeting "Resistance" From Owner Steve Bisciotti Regarding Signing Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure after he protested the national anthem last season and he has been unable to find a new job since. Bisciotti wouldn't be the only Natio...

White Sox place Willy Garcia on 7-day DL with concussion

White Sox place Willy Garcia on 7-day DL with concussion

A more serious injury would definitely be a step back for Moncada. However, the White Sox have just released statements that sure seem like best-case scenarios - so far - for t...