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Andre Ayew Moves to West Ham on £20.5million Fee

West Ham will be squaring off against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on December 26 and one can be sure that Ayew will receive a warm welcome from the Swans' faithful on the day. He played for Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille in the previous five seasons, scoring 60 times in 202 games in all competitions. He's a top-quality player. [Full Article...]

Bolt chases Olympic history in men's 100 meters

Bolt chases Olympic history in men's 100 meters In all, 22 gold medals are at stake Sunday in 12 sports. Oh wait - this week it's at the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Australia's Marcus Fraser is three shots behind Rose on the par-71 course. It was an emotional win for Harting, whose famous shirt-ripping brother Robert - the 2012 gold medallist -failed to qualify for the discus final in Friday's preliminary rounds after suffering a ... [Full Article...]

Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold

Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold Being too young to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, the 4-foot-9 gymnast has completely dominated her sport since her senior debut in 2013. "You've seen her legs and butt", Boorman said . "It's inspiring because it tells me that if they can do it, I can do it". It's just extra motivation. Biles has been targeted because of a combination of her color and her success. [Full Article...]

Bolt cruises through 100m heat

Unfortunately for Best, he found himself placed in a heat with Usain Bolt and 2008 Silver Medalist Richard Thompson. The superstar qualified in a leisurely 10.07 seconds, picking up the pace after lumbering from the blocks and looking stiff in his warm-up. [Full Article...]

Smith hints at selection errors after Sri Lanka shock

Smith hints at selection errors after Sri Lanka shock He's someone we can get a lot of profit from in the years to come. Lyon, the first Australian off-spinner to claim 200 Test wickets, has worked assiduously on his bowling , but has been told by coach Darren Lehmann he needs to improve in Asian conditions. [Full Article...]

Olympics-Swimming-Ledecky takes third gold in 4x200m relay

Olympics-Swimming-Ledecky takes third gold in 4x200m relay Phelps' final Olympic race will take place Saturday, August 13, during the 4×100-meter medley relay. Both Ledecky's and Phelps' races came after a contest that saw the continuing breakthrough of American Maya DiRado , who won gold in the women's 200-meter backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Barra's Olympic Park. [Full Article...]

Rio's Marathon Swimming Platform Sinks Ahead of Practice

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - Olympic officials say they will drain the larger pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center to remove the green-tinged water. "The reason is that the water must be still so the pool can return to its blue colour as soon as possible". [Full Article...]

Olympics open up new world for refugee runner

Olympics open up new world for refugee runner The Rio Olympics 2016 has two specific elements that set it apart from previous Games: the largest Palestinian team ever at the Olympics, and a refugee team comprising of athletes with extraordinary abilities which would otherwise have gone unnoticed. [Full Article...]

Sweden eliminates U.S. women from Olympic

Sweden eliminates U.S. women from Olympic Emotions are always high after a game, especially when you lose the chance of winning an Olympics medal, but that doesn't excuse what Solo said. But her reaction to America's penalty shootout defeat against Sweden in the quarterfinals in Rio - in which the overmatched Swedes adopted an often-used overly-defensive strategy - saw her lambasted like never before. [Full Article...]

Denny Hamlin leads last 10 laps to win at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Denny Hamlin prevailed in a four-lap dash to the checkered flag to win a wreck-fest at newly paved Watkins Glen International on Sunday. "When you have multiple cars with speed like we do, when one makes a mistake, there's another one there to pick up the pieces". Keselowski spun Truex in the turn and Hamlin's No. [Full Article...]

Shafiq, Younis centuries give Pakistan advantage

But Hales, seething after being dismissed cheaply to a low catch claimed by Yasir on the first morning and fined 15 per cent of his match fee in the aftermath, was bailed out when Steven Finn had the nightwatchman edging to a juggling yet safe Joe Root at second slip. [Full Article...]

Community Shield: Man Utd's Juan Mata replaced because of height

He told BT Sport after the game: "I thought Mkhitaryan could have a chance of coming in but then again Lingard scored a special goal at Wembley, so you'd think he'd keep his place". Jamie Vardy equalized for the league champions in the 52nd, pouncing on a short back pass from Marouane Fellaini, who had done well initially to track back and break up play. [Full Article...]

Ledecky wins most challenging event with gritty performance

Ledecky wins most challenging event with gritty performance She also broke the world record twice along the way, first at the 2014 USA national championships and then breaking that record 14 days later at the Pan Pacific Championships. On overtaking her Australian opponent, Ledecky said: "I was prepared for any circumstance, whether we were ahead or behind". She will swim in the event's final on Friday. [Full Article...]

Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

But the Aussies put in a strong final kilometre to overturn the deficit. But while 2012 Tour victor Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull have had the event as their sole focus for more than a year, Cavendish has not and will likely only ride one of the three rounds if a team-mate is injured or falls ill. [Full Article...]

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger reveals he is only targeting a defender

Wenger is expected to name a centre-back partnership of Calum Chambers, 21, and new signing Rob Holding, 20, and believes that they will be able to put in a solid performance. But ahead of their game against Liverpool , Wenger said he is not too concerned with Arsenal's transfer business for the moment. Dejan Lovren and Marko Grujic also sustained knocks last weekend but both players are in... [Full Article...]

Kim Rhode wins bronze, makes Olympic history

Kim Rhode wins bronze, makes Olympic history She started shooting at 10 years old and made the British national team at the age of 12. "We should have the right to keep and bear arms, to protect ourselves and our family", she added. "Maybe we helped each other". In the stands was International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, his presence signalling the importance of Rhode's historic moment. [Full Article...]

2nd Kenyan track official sent home in doping scandal

2nd Kenyan track official sent home in doping scandal According to the Telegraph , Anzrah, a 61-year-old man, tried to convince officials that he was absolutely a current Olympic competitor and was ready to offer up some totally clean urine. The crime he has committed against Team Kenya and that is why we are sending him back home is because he could have impersonated himself as an athlete. [Full Article...]

Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team

Argentina , now coached by Edgardo Bauza after Gerardo Martino's resignation, are third in their 2018 World Cup qualification group. "There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved in Argentine football, but I prefer to help from within and not to criticize from the outside", Messi's statement said. [Full Article...]

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...]


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