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Cisse sinks Muhammed for Ivory Coast's first ever gold

Muhammad, who finished in third place at London Olympics, failed to become the first British male athlete with multiple taekwondo medals. "I was able to realize this dream with courage and with passion". But 22-year-old Cisse struck back with a s...

No gold, but Spain thrilled with bronze in Olympic hoops

The foul on Sergio Rodriguez and an "arm-bar" foul on Aron Baynes, which gifted National Basketball Association star Pau Gasol two critical free throws, left the Australians irate at the referees. The Boomers stole the lead early in the thir...

Alabama No. 1, Clemson No. 2 in AP preseason Top 25

The previous high was No. 4 in 1984 and 1988. Alabama received 33 votes for the top spot and was ranked in the top five on all ballots. It's also worth noting that Houston, which is ranked No. 4 and 5, respectively, round out the Top Five. The last...

Bolt saved his sport _ and kept the Olympics relevant

American teams have had notable failures in the 4x100 relay, including disqualification in the Beijing Games for a dropped baton and the stripping of the silver medal from London because of Tyson Gay's doping ban. "To win an Olympic medal with your w...

Athletics: Cheruiyot's 16-year-wait ends and she takes to the marathon

Kenya's Hellen Onsando Obiri (R, silver medal) and Kenya's Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot ( gold medal) pose during the podium ceremony for the Women's 5000m during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Jan...

South Africa 236-8 against New Zealand as bad light stops play

These are among the sentiments floating around the first test starting in Durban tonight. As one of the straightest talkers in cricket, South Africa's Dale Steyn is not about to hide his likely demotion among the game's most fearsome fast bowlers...

West Ham signs Argentine striker Calleri on loan

Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini are both on the mend from their knee injuries, while club-record signing Andre Ayew has been confirmed to be out of four months after his injury Stamford Bridge . After 80 minutes, Bilic would have been confident...

Five things you have to see at the Rio Olympics on Thursday

In the evening's biggest stunner, Gatlin finished third in his heat and did not qualify for the final. One of the most surprising and impressive runs in the semi-final came from Lemaitre who has seemingly been in in the wilderness recently but will...

Rio 2016: Bolt and De Grasse grins spark bromance delight

The big guns came out for the second semi-final in which Bolt cruised past the finish line in 19.78s, followed closely by 100m bronze medalist De Grasse on 19.80s. The men's decathlon medals will be awarded tonight after the 1,500 meters. The tal...

Clement picks up where US left off - with more gold

He broke out at the 2007 World Championships with a gold medal in the 400m hurdles, then won silver at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and gold at the 2009 World Championships. "I know I'm in good form and training has been going really well but y...

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

Army is in China for talks with top Chinese army commanders. Seoul has made the distinct calculation that commercial relations with China, its largest worldwide trading partner, will not be hurt by the THAAD missile defense system deployment.

Liz Cheney wins primary for US House seat her father held

The Associated Press called the race early Tuesday night with Cheney receiving twice the number of votes as Christensen, who came in just ahead of other Republican candidates in the race. And Cheney, of course, also has top name recognition. His ow...

What to watch in Bears preseason game against Patriots

On a team that's still lacking impact talent on defense, the Bears losing their best cornerback for any period of time is going to force them to make some changes to avoid falling apart. "It's a privilege to be in the situation I'm in and you just ...

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

As the NFL's chief security officer, Lanier, 49, will supervise security efforts for all 32 teams as well as for major events like the Super Bowl, the league said in a statement. "I owe my life to this city, the residents and this department". Lani...

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talks Jessica Jones season 2 and The Defenders

Netflix's superheroine series, "Jessica Jones", received mostly positive reviews when the entertainment company dropped all 13 episodes of its first season in November previous year. The upcoming season also teases multiple villains though showrunner...

The Olympic diving pool is closed because of its green water

Mario Andrada, a Rio spokesman, initially said the colour was caused by a "proliferation of algae" in the water due to heat and a lack of wind. After the news broke out #poolgate trended on Twitter as people went on the social networking site...

Cavendish in contention for first medal

Viviani's time of 57.749 seconds was good enough for third of 17 starters, the best among the medal contenders. Viviani held on for gold while Cavendish was able to fend off Hansen to earn the silver. But Hansen messed up the elimination race at th...

Olympics: Venus misses record fifth gold in mixed doubles final

Williams and Ram could play Americans Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands or the Czech team of Hradecka/Stepanek. That's why the four-time gold medalist sat in her changeover chair after an Olympic semifinal victory Saturday with her face in her ...

Fraser-Pryce closing in on Olympic sprint triple

Fraser-Pryce edged out Marie-Josee Ta Lou to grab bronze - both women given the same time of 10.86, while Dafne Schippers came fifth and English Gardner - who had run 10.74 at the US Olympic trials - came a disappointing seventh. The bronze was...

Out with the green water, in with the blue

Both the main competition pool and diving pool turned green after blunder finally admitted by Rio 2016 organisers on Saturday (local time). Nascimento says the move is necessary to ensure clear water for both judges and competitors during synchroni...

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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...

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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...