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Brazil vs Honduras (6 - 0) - #Rio2016 Semi-final Match Report

If we play like we've did today, keep our focus and our fans come out to support us, I believe we can face any challenge and achieve that gold medal and make history for Brazil. The first half was not even over and Brazilian fans, 3-0 up in the semi-final against Honduras , were chanting, " Germany , just you wait, your time is coming". Read More »

Olympic Athlete Poops in His Pants, But Still Finishes Eight

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After building a big lead, Yohann Diniz was crippled by stomach pains in Friday's race. Diniz completed the 50km race in 3:46:43, which is a better job than we could ever do, and frankly, we salute him. As the Washington Post note, John Nunn , the sole American in the race, finished in 42nd place, so that should give you some idea of how hard Diniz pushed through to finish where he did. Read More »

Rio Olympics: Nigeria beat Honduras 3-2 to win bronze

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Nigeria has been one of the most exciting teams at the Rio Games, both on and off the field. Honduras should be proud of what they accomplished to get this far themselves, though they would certainly much rather be celebrating their first-ever Olympics medal in football. Read More »

South Africa bat against New Zealand in first Test

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Steyn, du Plessis, Hashim Amla and Parnell all played in the Caribbean Premier League, while Steyn, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada have all been active in English domestic cricket. But Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock launched another sally and seemed to have turned the momentum around as they added 48 off 61 balls, before their enterprise was ended by two wickets in three balls from left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, of all people on a pitch where the seamers had held sway all ... Read More »

Sandusky Takes The Stand In Bid For A New Trial

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Sandusky is appealing his conviction claiming his trial lawyers were ineffective. Now just four years into his 30- to 60-year sentence on 45 counts of child molestation , Sandusky hopes to finally take the witness stand for himself in the hopes of delivering a testimony moving enough to earn the former coordinator his freedom for the first time since 2012. Read More »

Croatia beats Lithuania 90-81 in men's hoops, wins Group B

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Not only do the two teams have some history, but you might have noticed that this isn't the same US team that trounced the competition in Beijing and London. Another evolution of this impressively cohesive Australian unit is how each player has not only been able to step up when required, but to display a variety of skills when doing so. Read More »

N Korea warns South, calls its President 'psychopath' over nuclear missile row

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She also warned the North that all attempts to provoke and intimidate the South would be counter-productive. South Korean companies must focus more on individual Chinese consumers rather than Chinese producers to keep their exports growing as Chinese consumers' spending has almost quadrupled in just 10 years and will continue to grow, a report said Thursday. Read More »

Brownlees make men's Olympic triathlon a family affair

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He came home to win in 1:45:01, slowing down to grab a Union Jack and the Yorkshire Rose before walk over the line six seconds clear of Jonny. The pair, who took gold and bronze in London four years ago, went one better at Copacabana in a spectacular race that lived up to its vibrant beach setting. Read More »

LeBron James: Not retired from Team USA, door open for return

After plenty of back-and-forth thinking, LeBron James opted to sit out the Rio Olympics. One of the longest-tenured members of Team USA, James has played in 68 games, winning two gold medals and one bronze. I just can't wait to get the group back together - the team, the franchise, more importantly, get everybody together, the fans. "If I'm fortunate enough to own a team, then I'm going to hire the best GM and president that I can ". Read More »

Ranieri's Leicester target is Premier League survival

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has tipped Danny Drinkwater to force his way back into the England squad after his summer heartbreak. 'He has been brilliant with the lads, ' Davies said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. "It's going to be hard to do that week in, week out, because there's only so far you can get on emotion". It's just about knowing whether we get a few more players in to help us. Read More »

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

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It is not yet clear who will succeed her as chief. She came from a family of police officers and joined the department after earning a high-school equivalency diploma. Union treasurer Gregg Pemberton said almost 1,000 officers had "fled" the department in the past two-and-a-half years. "She will leave a tremendous legacy here", Bowser said. Read More »

Great Britain's Laura Trott wins women's omnium

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Trott, with three wins and two second places in the preceding five rounds, went into the points race, with a commanding lead of 24 points over D'Hoore, who was on the same number of points as Hammer but ahead on countback. This is the second silver medal for Hammer at this year's Olympics. Britain did not qualify for the seventh, the women's team sprint. Belgium's Jolien D'hoore was second on 110pts and Sarah Hammer of the United States third on 108. Read More »

Polish Hammer Thrower Breaks World Record Using Friend's Glove

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Wlodarczyk had hinted heavily - could hammer throwers do otherwise? - that she wanted to improve upon her world record of 81.08m set past year, and her intentions were clear enough as she launched an Olympic record of 80.40m in the second round before trotting over to her coach in the stand for some fine tuning. Read More »

Olympics: Whitlock wins historic gymnastics gold for Britain

Whitlock finished with a score of 15.633 in his first event on Sunday after a flawless floor routine to finish top of the leaderboard among the eight competitors. The doubts were not entirely assuaged by Whitlock's solid but unspectacular performance in the men's team final, in which they narrowly missed out on a medal. Read More »

Rio Olympics 2016: Mark Cavendish wins silver medal in men's omnium

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Three-time team pursuit champion Ed Clancy won bronze for Britain in the omnium behind Hansen at London 2012. World champion Fernando Gaviria, bidding to be the first Colombian to win an Olympic cycling gold medal, had a mixed day. Cavendish was also favored in the road race at the 2012 London Games but missed out on the podium. The elimination was the third race of the night. Read More »

A new Jamaican champion makes her mark in Olympic 100 meters

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Ranked 34th, she added her surprising win over the second-seeded Kerber - the Australian Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up this year - to those she picked up against two other past major champions, Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova. She had to get serious about the sport. The new Olympic champion caught her country's flag from out of the stands, unfurled it and fumbled a bit as she tried to drape it over her shoulders. Read More »

Venus Williams' chance for history comes up short in mixed doubles final

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The 36-year-old matches the Olympic tennis medal tally of Britain's Kitty Godfree from the 1920s but fell short of becoming the first tennis player to win five golds. "I've got to be honest - I was secretly hoping to be in this position when we first got in", said Williams, who was still coughing Saturday. "But we were saying, 'Oh, you know, we don't know what's going to happen'". Read More »

After protest, ISU grad Praught to run in Olympic final

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Her heel was clipped by a falling opponent, sending her tumbling to the ground and removing her right shoe. It does not appear that a protest will be lodged. "I'll have to get ready for London (world championships) next year". The Meath athlete actually slipped off the side of the track completely, trying to swerve out of the way, after a couple of runners suddenly piled up in front of her, starting with Praught, as they raced down the backstretch, thankfully clear of any wooden barriers. Read More »

Barcelona wins at Sevilla in Super Cup 1st leg

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Sevilla receive Barcelona in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium here just days after their 2-3 defeat to Real Madrid in the European Super Cup, reports Xinhua. This is the first time Sevilla will be playing Barcelona after the latter defeated the former in a thrilling 2-0 win in extra time at the Copa Del Ray finals in May this year. Read More »

Olympics Rio 2016: Officials to drain green pool ahead of synchronised swimming

Daley and fellow Team GB divers, including gold medalists Chris Mears and Jack Laugher, had been assured that the pool was safe, but bronze medalist Daley appeared anxious about the development. The organizers said the pool would reopen later on Friday for training as well as for the women's individual three-metre springboard preliminaries. Read More »

West Indies make solid progress in third Test

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Brief scores: India 353 (first innings) and 157/3 in second innings in 39 overs. Bhuvneshwar's third wicket was the captain, Jason Holder, who was lbw when rooted to his crease. It was a good length ball that straightened to take a nick off Rahul's bat before reaching Brathwaite at second slip. Once the batsman was primed, Bhuvneshwar bowled the inswinger and Samuels, in typical fashion, went at the ball with only his hands, not moving his feet at all, and only managed to drag it onto his ... Read More »

United States men look impressive in basketball opener

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But it was the performance of Kevin Durant that stood out, as expected. Durant with the individual star with his 3-point shooting, but there were plenty of contributors beyond the Slim Reaper that helped US run away with the victory. The U.S. shot 35.7 percent from 3-point range (10-of-28) and 51.4 percent from the field (38-of-74), while holding the Chinese to 35.7 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. Read More »

Serena Williams wins Rio opener; 1st match since Wimbledon

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Williams has won two singles gold medals and a pair with her sister, Venus , who was eliminated in the first round in singles play. The American, seeded No. She struck seven aces but was well off of her top form, struggling to land first serves in play and making a series of mistakes due to the adverse conditions. Read More »

Kayla Harrison Wins Gold Medal by Ippon

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Harrison reportedly was thinking about that jump even before she won the 78kg weight class Thursday in Rio to become the first two-time American gold medalist in women's judo. Harrison's coach, Jimmy Pedro, said her achievement was enormous, given that there have been no repeat Olympic judo champions in Rio, and there were none in London, either. Read More »

Head of University of California campus resigns after probe

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In a statement released Tuesday by UC President Janet Napolitano, she says the investigation found "numerous instances where Katehi was not candid either with me, the press, or the public". According to the report, Katehi spent $174,000 on travel, and did not separate her business and personal expenses for reimbursement. She said her time between 2011 and 2014 on the board of John Wiley & Sons, however, did comply with university policy. Read More »

Rio Olympics 2016: USA women's basketball continues dominance vs. Spain

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Beyond the rehab, Andrew Bogut would need to clear one final hurdle to play in the Olympics . "As a team, we're so selfless". "A lot of Olympic teams that I've been on have had offensive power, but now we go all the way down the line to the 12th player", said Bird, who had nine points and five assists in the win. Read More »

Eagles OT Lane Johnson facing 10-game PED suspension

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He told FOX Sports NFL reporter Jay Glazer that "he took an amino acid that was approved but tested positive for peptide". This is not Johnson's first violation of the league's PED policy. They would have a tougher time replacing Johnson. Matt Tobin and Dennis Kelly will most likely get the first shot, while fifth round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai out of TCU has an outside chance as he continues to develop. Read More »

Mark Sanchez to start first preseason game for Broncos

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It also is a great opportunity for Paxton Lynch, an entire half to strut his stuff and show off his ability when things go off of the script. Our algorithms now expect Sanchez to earn the starting gig, projecting him for 3,668 passing yards, 20.41 touchdowns and 15.58 interceptions on a 58.30 completion percentage this upcoming season. Read More »

Hidilyn Diaz eats pizza after winning Olympic silver

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Before the latest Asian Championship competition, Diaz was active in major weightlifting competitions in Europe including the one he had in the London Olympics following her participation in the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships in Paris. Read More »

Tom Daley targets Olympic gold in memory of his late father

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To be honest, I would quite like it to rain and a lot of people don't like the rain. We do weight training, gymnastics, trampolining, pilates, yoga, plyometrics stuff. "Going into these Olympic Games, I feel like I'm at my most consistent, I feel ready physically, psychologically, everything, so I'm really excited for the Games to start because I'm ready to give the Chinese a run for their money". Read More »

Stray bullet reportedly shot through Rio press tent by accident

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The equestrian press tent is adjacent to a military base and may have encountered a stray bullet. New Zealand's Olympic team said the bullet had been "unintentionally fired" and landed on the media centre floor. NZOC communications manager Ashley Abbott said members of the New Zealand team at the venue were being contacted to inform them of the incident, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Read More »

Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan at Wisconsin rally

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In a move that highlighted Trump's vindictive reputation, Trump said Tuesday that he was "just not quite" ready to endorse Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, in his congressional re-election. While defending former Fox News chief Roger Ailes (who has resigned in the midst of sexual assault allegations), Trump said that if his own daughter was sexually harassed at work he "would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case". Read More »

NHL Expected To Unveil Heritage Classic Jerseys

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The Jets are the 7th Canadian based team, and the 22nd in the National Hockey League to play in an outdoor game. Both jerseys are a throwback to what the Jets and Oilers wore in the 1970's while playing in the World Hockey Association. Apparently I live in a vacuum (or under a snowbank) in Winnipeg and had not driven by Portage and Main to see that very logo on the Heritage Classic window display on the sponsor Scotia Bank's building. Read More »

Silva to replace Jones in UFC 200 bout against Cormier

Lafayette native Daniel Cormier was scheduled to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 200 Saturday against Jon Jones in the main event. "I'm real sorry about this happening". Cormier and Silva get third-to-top billing. The former WWE champ knows not to stand with Hunt and I don't expect him to. Read More »