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Mets hand Tigers just 2nd loss in 12 games

He was planning to drive to his native Pittsburgh after the game to spend time on Monday's day off with his wife, who is due with the couple's first child next week. Left-hander Jerry Blevins entered, and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus countered by sending Ian Kinsler to the plate to pinch hit for lefty-hitting Tyler Collins. [Full Article...]

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly Now, four years later, Le Clos is not the starry-eyed kid he once was. Chad le Clos set a new South African record when he clinched silver in the men's 200 meter freestyle, finishing behind China's Sun Yang. "Nothing", Phelps replied. "I was trying to not even look at him. So he can keep quiet now". About an hour earlier in the session, le Clos earned a silver medal in the 200m freestyle. [Full Article...]

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Ledecky pleased with "hardest swim of the week"

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Ledecky pleased with The usually bubbly American swimmer who emerged a darling of the 2012 London Games with five medals failed to make the 200-meter freestyle final. They finished 0.16 seconds apart, with Sjostrom touching first in 1:54.65 to advance to Tuesday's final. [Full Article...]

CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Sevilla, 2016 Super Cup Final

CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Sevilla, 2016 Super Cup Final France striker Karim Benzema is also doubtful for the match between the Champions League winners and the Europa League holders because of a back injury. It will be very important for Madrid to control the tempo of the game as Konoplyanka and Vietto are two very risky players off counterattacks. Sometimes the team or club tries to do everything to keep the athlete on their roster for many more ye... [Full Article...]

Olympics: Japan shock New Zealand as men's rugby 7s kicks off

For the ambulance carrying an injured Sonny Bill Williams this morning, that meant getting lost in the streets of Rio. Japan lost to Great Britain 19-21 in their second pool match. Lemeki felt their dejected opponents took his side lightly. The result is a major threat to New Zealand's chances of advancing with a favourable draw for the quarterfinals in what has built into an increasingly even... [Full Article...]

Bindra misses medal at Rio Olympics

Bindra misses medal at Rio Olympics Bindra, India's sole individual Olympic gold medallist, finished fourth in the final of the men's 10 metre Air Rifle final at the Olympic Shooting Centre here on Monday. In a tense shoot-off, Bindra shot a 10, while Ukraine's Serhiy Kulish shot a 10.5 to remain in the last three and to confirm a medal. Despite a strong backing of Indian supporters cheering him, Bindra just could not make it coun... [Full Article...]

Ichiro Suzuki gets 3000th career hit in major leagues

Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his 39th save. He was behind in the count on each at-bat before taking advantage of a 2-1 count by driving Rusin's 86 miles per hour cutter off the scoreboard to become just the second player in major-league history to triple for hit No. [Full Article...]

Browns name RG3 their starting quarterback

Here is what Jackson had to say about his decision to name Griffin the Browns' next starting quarterback: " It's time ". The Browns have had uncertainty at the quarterback position for several seasons, and after a strong offseason and consistent improvement in training camp, the team expects Griffin to bring some necessary stability to the position. [Full Article...]

Is this the real reason that Olympics viewers are obsessed with diving?

Is this the real reason that Olympics viewers are obsessed with diving? Daley, who also goes in the men's synchronised 10m platform with Daniel Goodfellow, said thoughts of his father Rob, who died aged 40 of cancer in 2011, will be extra motivation. "I wanted to go into this Olympics in the best shape possible". For more news and updates on Olympics 2016 diving, check back in the coming days as FX Newscall will be covering the world's biggest sports event in Rio fo... [Full Article...]

What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

Yogeshwar Dutt wrestled his way to an Olympic Bronze medal triumph. Cypriot weightlifter Antonis Martasidis and an unnamed Greek competitor have tested positive for banned substances and have been expelled from the Rio Olympics, their teams said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Long Wait Over, Chinese Lifter Breaks Record

Long Wait Over, Chinese Lifter Breaks Record Om, who stands at only 1.5 meters, has won three straight world championships since taking London by storm four years ago. In the snatch segment, Beijing 2008 victor Long matched the 16-year-old Olympic record of 137kg. I came to this competition with two dreams: "to win the competition and break the world record and I did both", Long said after winning on Sunday. "With the help of my family I... [Full Article...]

Walker's 9th-inning homer lifts Mets over Tigers 3-1

DeGrom only received a no-decision because the Mets offense mustered just one run on four hits against Anibal Sanchez , who entered the game with a 6.26 ERA. "Every (home stand) deals with injuries", Ausmus said, "and we've had our fair share here recently, but we'll get through it". The 6-5 loss for NY came down to the final play of the game when Detroit outfielder J.D. [Full Article...]

Sturgis Rally is fatality free

Sturgis Rally is fatality free Five of the seven crashes involved motorcycles, and no fatalities were reported. Those figures rise in the weeks before, during and after the Sturgis motorcycle rally . With Sturgis only about 30 miles from the state line, many of those riders and travelers will pass through Wyoming. On Thursday, signs read, "Stay vertical all the way to Sturgis". [Full Article...]

Hroniss Grasu carted off with noncontact right knee injury

Head coach John Fox recently confirmed the injury and noted that he is now out for the year. "But we don't really know until the medical people look at it". Two veterans who could have filled in at the position were Matt Slauson and Manny Ramirez, but the Bears cut Slauson in May and he signed with the Chargers, and then Ramirez retired in June. [Full Article...]

Rio 2016: Olympics Day 1 schedule, TV info for Saturday, Aug

Your first taste of beach volleyball will come on August 6 as four USA teams take on competitors around the globe, including three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross. Noon-2:30 p.m.: Equestrian - Eventing, Cross Country (LIVE). NBC SOCCER CHANNEL - Women's Soccer - Canada vs. Zimbabwe (LIVE), U.S. vs. France (LIVE), Russia vs. [Full Article...]

US women hoops rout Senegal 121-56 in record fashion

Geno Auriemma, head coach of the US women's team, told VOA he was not wasting any time or energy thinking about those issues. The Americans' 65-point margin of victory was also an Olympic record - and it could have been worse. I haven't necessarily got the breakdown of all the teams. She finished on the offensive end easily as well, putting up relatively uncontested layups. [Full Article...]

Mercedes driver Hamilton increases lead with German GP win

Hamilton has turned a 43-point deficit to team-mate Nico Rosberg into a 19-point lead with six wins in the last seven races - a 62-point swing. Two-time defending champion Hamilton now takes a 19-point lead over Rosberg into the almost month-long break. [Full Article...]

Shield success start of something big: Ibrahimovic

England striker Jamie Vardy equalised for the Premier League champions, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late victor ensured Lingard was celebrating silverware at the national stadium again. This is my 31st trophy. "I have won many trophies for other managers to win after me, after I left the club, and nobody remembers that". Mourinho played down the incident and said he had taken Mata off to help h... [Full Article...]

Mariners squander chances, lose to Red Sox in 11

Elias Sports Bureau says the 43 year old Colon, or the Jaromir Jagr of baseball, as I've chose to call him, became the first pitcher to win a Subway Series game for each NY team. "And I don't throw the hardest to get it to home really quick". He struck out six but also walked six batters, prompting the hook perhaps earlier than manager John Farrell would have liked. [Full Article...]

Ibrahimovic heads winner for Man United in Community Shield

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident he will win his first piece of silverware with Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday. Supporters will be hoping that a respected coach of Mourinho's quality and drive will be capable of repairing the damage done by Van Gaal, but having spent two years being told not to pass forwards, it's understandable if players take a little time to recalibrate ... [Full Article...]


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