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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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Free agent DB McCourty signs 2-year deal with Browns

Cleveland offers excellent opportunity for playing time, as the rebuilding Browns have questionable veteran depth and surprisingly little young talent for as many draft picks as ...

Man Utd boss Mourinho blasts Real Madrid

The Real Madrid forward surpassed Jimmy Greaves' tally of 366 goals in Europe's top five leagues, netting his 367th and 368th in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Wednesd...

Indians call up former No. 1 pick Zimmer from minors

He was rated as the Indians' third-best prospect earlier this year by ESPN's Keith Law. The Indians have promoted their top prospect in Bradley Zimmer ahead of Tuesday night's g...

Former MotoGP champion Hayden hit by car in Italy

The Kentuckian was then transferred to hospital in Cesena further treatment and possible surgery, World Superbike reports. "There are no substantial changes from what was communi...

Si Woo Kim to leave golf for military service

But, while McNealy was preparing to lead Stanford in a National Collegiate Athletics Association regional tournament that started yesterday, Kim turned back the deepest field in pr...

Chelsea close in on title and condemn Boro to relegation

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference. "I'm pleased for him, because I saw this season he put himself in this team in every moment, if he played and if he di...

Jeter's Jersey Retirement Sets Season High for MLB Ticket Sales

Jordan published a letter to Jeter in The Players' Tribune as a way to honor Jeter's legacy, which will be cemented Sunday when his number is retired at Yankee Stadium. "I got t...

Barcelona vs. Las Palmas live stream

He's not a right-back either, though. "But we have left signs of what our team has been capable of through the season". He said: " Barcelona have the league title at stake and...

Liverpool: Reds will learn - Wijnaldum

For instance, DraftKings and FanDuel have both posted slates featuring the three 10 a.m. kickoffs Saturday, plus the late game between Arsenal and Stoke City. Champions League-...

Simona Halep wins second straight Madrid Open title

Can Mladenovic make it three out of three? or will Halep resume normality? When the key moments came, Halep seems more prepared. The match looked to be a quick affair once ...

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ESPN Cleveland host fired for saying Browns rookie on drugs

The dialogue began with Parr insisting that Peppers won't make it beyond his first year in the NFL. "So I'm not going to get into that", Peppers said via Mary Kay Cabot of Clevelan...

Koeman: Everton will sell star if contract deadline not met

Asked if Barkley continuing to delay his decision is a concern, Koeman replied: "No, because I like to work with players who like to stay and we are already trying to get players i...

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

That led to the Warriors putting up a historic 45 points in the first quarter, tying for the most points in an National Basketball Association playoffs first quarter ever. "He's o...

Llorente silences critics to lift Swansea out of bottom three

Champions Leicester City finally ensured their safety with a 3-0 victory at home to Watford, while Stoke City and Bournemouth will be playing top-flight football next season after ...

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

Game 3 was a nice step in the right direction, though. Despite his best efforts, he wasn't able to go on Friday night. "See how I feel, see how the ankle feels and go from there"...