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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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Tim Cahill-led Australia sees off fearless Syria

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Warner compares Guwahati track to English wickets

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein announces she's running for reelection

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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...