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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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Lionel Messi vs Ecuador OR Cristiano Ronaldo vs Sweden

Speaking afterwards, Messi said: 'There was always the fear of coming here to play. 'It would have been insane not to be in the World Cup. Despite going a goal down in the v...

Tim Cahill-led Australia sees off fearless Syria

Australia will next month face the fourth-placed team from the Concacaf section - now Panama - across two legs for a place at the World Cup. In the second leg against Australi...

Dodgers sweep away D-backs, advance to NLCS

First #postseason homer for @ Cody_Bellinger? The Chicago Cubs edged ahead of the Washington Nationals 2-1 in their NLDS, courtesy of a 2-1 win. Later on, Bellinger was at...

Warner compares Guwahati track to English wickets

The left-armer became the first man to remove Virat Kohli for a duck in a T20 when he caught and bowled the India skipper off an nearly identical delivery. Glenn Maxwell, 5. M...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announces she's running for reelection

Feinstein, the oldest USA senator, was first elected to the chamber in 1992, in a special election. But in an era of all-out ideological resistance to the Trump presidency, she ha...

Colombia clash brings India's best chance to open account

Now comes Colombia. And maybe the slightest hint of progress? One less goal conceded than against U.S. or even one scored? The team, promised coach Luis Norton de Matos, will ...

Google to Provide Emergency Cell Service to Puerto Rico Via Balloons

Google's balloons received approval to fly over Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for up to six months, according to the FCC note. After Hurricane Maria made landfall and d...

Heynckes set to succeed Ancelotti at crisis-hit Bayern

The 72-year-old has been named as manager until the end of the season, in his FOURTH spell back at the Bundesliga giants. "There is a great deal of trust between Jupp Heynckes ...

AIFF to make logistical arrangements for parents of U-17 boys

India will play all of their matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi . India have been draw in Group A of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U...

Three killed as militants attack airport security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

He said one militant was killed at the gate while two managed to get inside the camp. Security personnel sealed all possible escape routes as Army commandos, the BSF , the Centr...

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Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints on TV?

Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints on TV?

Drew Brees before a snap during the New Orleans Saints' win over the Miami Dolphins in London . When reminded that his Dolphins went 1-4 a year ago before rallying to make...

Rohit Sharma Topples MS Dhoni & Sachin Tendulkar on Way to Peak 6000

Rohit Sharma Topples MS Dhoni & Sachin Tendulkar on Way to Peak 6000

They would have wanted to gain some momentum with another victory ahead of the three-match Twenty20 series, starting on Saturday, but a clinical performance from India barely gav...

"It freakin' sucks" says one Cardinal while watching Cubs celebrate

Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong of a potential game-tying home run with two outs in the 11th inning to preserve a one-run lead during a baseball game Thursday, Sept. Davis, who had ...

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Fellaini is still feeling the effects of a heavy challenge from Southampton's Shane Long over the weekend with Carrick also joining him on the sidelines. "And we are going to hav...

Penn State survives road test at Iowa on final play

Penn State survives road test at Iowa on final play

His previous career best was 207. During the preseason, Huff said Penn State's coaches asked themselves a question: "How can we not allow teams to eliminate arguably the best p...