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Men's team in pursuit of medals on Friday

Wiggins is 6ft 3ins or 1m 90.5cm. New Zealand's qualifying time of 3:55.977 was more than four seconds slower than Britain's, who may be able to ride within themselves. Britain's three-man, three-lap team sprint squad have a habit of peaking every four years and did so again as Kenny claimed his fourth Olympic gold. [Full Article...]

Top of the charts: Anthony now top scorer in US history

Top of the charts: Anthony now top scorer in US history Daytime: The first-ever men's rugby sevens Olympic gold medal will be awarded to the victor of Thursday's match. But he's been a major part of the US program's resurgence. Mills had 30 points on 11-of-22 shooting and Dellavedova went for a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. He may see value in giving a few players some more minutes in these two games to help get everyone ready for a... [Full Article...]

Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal Westbrook averaged 23.5 points and 10.4 assists last season for a Thunder team that came within one win of the NBA Finals before losing to the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. All of this smoke and mirrors of course means nothing now, as Westbrook has committed the next three years to bringing Oklahoma City their first major professional sports championship. [Full Article...]

Del Potro sends Djokovic off in tears

The wounds are still fresh, but you know, you've got to deal with it. This is it for now, stay tuned for the 3rd day report on Rio Olympics . Del Potro took the lead for good, Djokovic missing a backhand and now del Potro led 3-2. "Amazing, incredible match for me". The defeat caps off a horror two months for the once all-conquering Djokovic, who was bundled out in the third round of Wimble... [Full Article...]

LeBron James announces he will re-sign with Cavaliers

James will make $31 million in the first year of the deal, according to the report . While leading all players in the five major statistical categories, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game as the Cavs ended a 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland. [Full Article...]

Venezuela Tops China to Notch First Olympic Games Triumph at Rio 2016

John Cox, who is a cousin of Kobe Bryant, had 19 points for Venezuela in the loss. Playing the United States for the first time in Olympic play, Venezuela continued to play the US tough in the third quarter, the outcome was never in doubt in the second half. [Full Article...]

Judo: Harrison, Aguiar move closer to 'destiny' clash

Judo: Harrison, Aguiar move closer to 'destiny' clash Velensek was always going to be a risky opponent in the semi, but the American was able to lock in an armbar and subsequently clinch a spot in the final via submission after just 90 seconds. Aguiar rebounded to give the fans something to cheer, beating Cuba's Yalennis Castillo for bronze. Harrison, the first American to win a judo gold medal, looked completely focused on the mat Thursday. [Full Article...]

Olympics: True bromance as Phelps and Lochte eye Rio finale

Phelps has by far the most of any Olympic athlete and is the only one to win eight golds at a single Games, an achievement that earned much fanfare plus a $1 million bonus in Beijing in 2008. Adrian, who swam in lane four, was disappointed with his time "but I'm happy I came away with a medal". 'There was so much emotion and so much build-up for that race, ' Phelps said. [Full Article...]

Americans miss out on Olympic rugby sevens quarterfinals

The U.S. team's other Jewish player, Zack Test, also played Wednesday, for three of the game's 14 minutes. It's a huge disappointment to coach Mike Friday and his team as they headed into the Games targeting gold with Super Bowl winnerNate Ebner of the New England Patriotsand speedsters Carlin Isles and Perry Baker on the squad. [Full Article...]

Owen backs Wembley hero Lingard for Manchester United start

He said: "They had a right-back who I thought was Rory Delap but it was not, it was (Luis) Hernandez throwing balls 50 metres into the box". He's not a fast player like Jamie Vardy , who can play 50 yards from the box. The former Sweden global couldn't have asked for a better start at United as he scored an 83rd victor on his first official game for the club. There is a very good basement and now... [Full Article...]

Olympics: Day 4 Gold Medals & Medal Table

The 33-year-old Engleder finished with 458.6 points, edging out Chinese rivals Zhang Binbin, with 458.4 points, and Du Li, who had 447.4 points. The U.S. Asked what she'll be doing next, Engleder responded: "Drinking a beer". Also making history in Rio is US cyclist Kristin Armstrong , who briefly retired after the London Games but is celebrating her 43rd birthday today one gold medal richer ... [Full Article...]

Michael Phelps' Biggest Fans? The U.S. Men's Basketball Team

The aggressiveness picked up on both sides of the court for Team USA in the second but defensively they were studs and held Venezuela to just eight points in the quarter. "We weren't anxious. We just had to kind of make some adjustments", Anthony said. Venezuela coach Nestor Garcia was unhappy at the USA 31-6 edge in fast break points. [Full Article...]

Knox sinks 12-foot putt to win Travelers Championship

Knox sinks 12-foot putt to win Travelers Championship It will also be remembered as the best chance Jerry Kelly had to winning a tour event in the state he went to college in nearly three decades ago. With the tournament title on the line, Knox sank the 12-foot putt, throwing his hat in jubilation and sending the crowd into celebration. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams And Venus Lose Olympic Doubles Match For The 1st Time

Meanwhile, in the women's singles, it was smooth sailing for all the big names as reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, Roland Garros champion Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and Japan's Misaki Doi all made it through to the second round. [Full Article...]

Olympics: U.S. gymnasts wobble way to fifth place

Olympics: U.S. gymnasts wobble way to fifth place The victory also fulfills the dream of Kohei Uchimura, the individual gymnastics champion in London in 2012 and six-time world champ, who had declared on several occasions his obsession with adding the team event to his gold medal collection. [Full Article...]

CAS: IOC decision banning Russian athletes from Rio unenforceable

CAS: IOC decision banning Russian athletes from Rio unenforceable Some competitions are already underway. Many sportsmen and women were still waiting to discover if they were able to take part in Brazil on the eve of the Games, which get underway on Friday. "Each and every sportsperson was checked and tested, and the worldwide federations checked them and they concluded and made the decision that there were negative ... [Full Article...]

1 of 2 Skydivers Killed in California Was First-Time Jumper

1 of 2 Skydivers Killed in California Was First-Time Jumper Dause said he sympathized with Salazar, but insisted whether her son had seen the video or not, it would not have prevented Saturday's tragedy. Salazar paid to have her son's jump videotaped, and investigators are now examining the footage, she said. [Full Article...]

What to watch at the Rio Games on Wednesday

The victory clearly delighted Phelps, who held up one finger, then sat on a lane rope and egged on the roaring crowd at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium. About an hour after winning gold medal No. Virginia Thrasher, Women's 10m Air Rifle - The 19-year-old engineering major at West Virginia University dreamed of being a figure skater, but found her path to Olympic gold through a rifle instead. [Full Article...]

Russia Finger Wags Lead To Much-Anticipated Breaststroke Final

After the final King was asked whether Gatlin, who will run in the 100m in Rio, and has previously been banned for drugs, should be on the U.S. team: "Do I think someone who has been caught for doping should be on the team?" "You know, we have some tough young kids in our team and I think that's something special", Phelps said. [Full Article...]

Olympics media: Delayed start for NBC, ad overload

If you were upset with NBC's drawn-out broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Olympics blame your mom. They say 80.5 million viewers took in at least some of the Rio Games this weekend. Millers comments were about the Olympics as a whole, where many events will be aired on tape-dealy in primetime, a common TV tactic during the Olympics. [Full Article...]


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