Taraji P. Henson Plays a Math Genius in the Hidden Figures Trailer

Taraji P. Henson Plays a Math Genius in the Hidden Figures Trailer Three, two, one. liftoff on the trailer for Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi's biopic of the black female mathematicians whose work at Nasa helped the USA win the space race . Also starring Kevin Costner and Glen Powell , Hidden Figures premieres January 13, 2017 . Kevin Costner , Kirsten Dunst , Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games) and Jim Parsons ( The Big Bang Theory ) w... [Full Article...]

IOC reprimands Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand

IOC reprimands Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head. On Sunday, Sasson told Army Radio that he did not expect Shehaby to shake his hand, but still chose to extend his own hand to his opponent to show "respect". "It happens between friends and he's not my friend", El Shehaby said after the bout. In response to the episode, International Judo Federation spokesman Nicolas Mess... [Full Article...]

SIU's Price finishes 8th in hammer throw at Olympics

SIU's Price finishes 8th in hammer throw at Olympics Hitchon had moved up into bronze medal position with 73.29m from her second throw but dropped down the field as the competition progressed. Meanwhile, Chinese athlete Zhang Wenxiu secured the silver medal behind Wlodarczyk who fully deserved first place in the competition. [Full Article...]

Carmelo Anthony becomes leading Olympic scorer in USA history

Carmelo Anthony becomes leading Olympic scorer in USA history Team USA was surprised with the performance of Team Australia in the 2016 Rio Olympics men's basketball tournament on Wednesday night. It was fitting from the perspective that, in the first quarter, he set the record for the most points scored by a Team USA player in Olympic history. [Full Article...]

Team GB's greatest Olympic day

All he has to do is fulfill the formalities of the medal race on Tuesday to get that gold medal around his neck. "It s something I wanted so badly, so I just tried to keep a good mind going into vault", said Biles, who has three world medals but never gold on the apparatus. [Full Article...]

Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

Prior to Saturday, even the authorities had different versions as to the cause of the green water such as sunlight and lack of wind. And it could explain the murkiness of the pools which only got worse as the days went by. Friday, the pool was closed after athletes complained about the color and smell. "Today was pretty gross", Australia's Maddison Keeney said after Saturday's competition. [Full Article...]

Saina crashes out of Rio Olympics

Saina crashes out of Rio Olympics The biggest talking point before Dipa's stupendous show was the shock ouster of world no. 5 Saina, who created history four years ago in London by winning a bronze medal which was the first by an Indian in the sport. Tai saved three of the match points, but could not stop the Indian from taking the game 21-15 and, thereby, the match. Despite her 10th finish, Babar's effort was still the best per... [Full Article...]

Jim Furyk Steals the Limelight at Travelers with PGA's First-Ever 58

Jim Furyk Steals the Limelight at Travelers with PGA's First-Ever 58 Furyk shot 31 on the back nine, setting the record with a 2-foot par on the final hole. And what's curious about that is if you look really close, you'll notice that Furyk was nearly put down for a 3 by playing partner Miguel Angel Carballo on the par-4 14th (on the PGA Tour, as in most competitive golf settings, players' scores are kept by their playing partner). [Full Article...]

Rio 2016: MIchael Phelps signs off with one more gold

Over eight nights in Omaha, just a month before the games and following the same schedule of events, swimmers earned their way onto the team before sellout crowds of more than 14,000 at every session. The 19-year-old averaged 15.966 during her two vaults, well clear of silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russian Federation and bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland. [Full Article...]

Kenyan wins Olympic marathon for first time

Kirwa looked capable of taking gold at points during the race, but second place was ultimately all she deserved after Sumgong timed her break to perfection. If you were to ask the average track fan how numerous 8 previous editions of the Women's marathon in the Olympics were won by a Kenyan, you would probably expect an answer that assumes most or at least some but in fact the answer was none ... [Full Article...]

IOC: Report of Ryan Lochte robbed untrue; reports cite mom

IOC: Report of Ryan Lochte robbed untrue; reports cite mom We will keep you updated on further details. Bentz, one of the four swimmers, tweeted Sunday, "We are all safe". She said he was unharmed. According to reports, Lochte was held at the end of a gun somewhere in Rio. Olympic Committee. Lochte and three other TeamUSA swimmers - Gunnar Bentz , Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen - were held up by a group of armed thieves posing as Brazilian police. [Full Article...]

Jack Wilshere believes Per Mertesacker is ideal captain

Jack Wilshere believes Per Mertesacker is ideal captain The only forward reinforcements Wenger has made in the off-season is the signing of relatively unknown 21-year-old Japan worldwide Takuma Asano, but the manager believes the players he has at his disposal are capable of getting goals . Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil also look like missing out after their late returns from Euro 2016 over the summer, leaving Wenger to try to get a result with a seve... [Full Article...]

In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica stunned onlookers when she clinched gold in the women's track and field 100-meter final, beating defending champ (and fellow Jamaican) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who ultimately came in third behind second-place finisher Tori Bowie of Team USA. [Full Article...]

Simone Manuel's gold medal is not just for her

Simone Manuel's gold medal is not just for her She started swimming at a pool near her childhood home in Brooklyn, New York, where the other kids were mostly Chinese from her school located in Chinatown. "To me, this win shows that black people are resilient and soar through adversity", she wrote in an email. Lilly King, Women's 100m Breaststroke - King made headlines when she called out Russian rival Yulia Efimova, who was initially among... [Full Article...]

Messi confirms return to Argentina team

Messi's decision to quit Argentina came immediately after the team's loss on penalty kicks in the Copa America Centenario final. Messi has not won a major worldwide competition with the Argentine national team despite reaching three cup finals in the last three years. [Full Article...]

Upstart Puig, confident Kerber meet in Olympic tennis final

Angelique Kerber's sensational 2016 continues. A Keys forehand into the net, followed by a down-the-line victor by Kerber to win the first set left the Rock Island native screaming in frustration. She can keep going, and in the heat of the Rio sunshine, it may well come down to the survival of the fittest, and again we would have to give Kerber the edge. [Full Article...]

U.S. wins gold in women's 4x100 medley relay for milestone medal

After finishing his heat, Gatlin responded: "I don't even know who Lilly King is". "It just kind of happened", King said. "But I'm glad I did, because it is something that needs to be noticed, and it's something that needs to be dealt with, and I just happened to be the person that made a decision to come out, so I'm super glad I did it". [Full Article...]

Rio Olympics 2016: What to watch on Saturday, August 13

Rio Olympics 2016: What to watch on Saturday, August 13 When she was 18 months old and her mother's back was briefly turned, she scurried into the bathtub fully clothed to play with her brother. "I was like, "Oh I'm on the medal stand, ' " Manuel said ". The U.S. team had arrived in Rio with 977 gold medals, according to, and had sat on 998 for much of Saturday until long jumper Jeff Henderson put them on the brink with his victory. [Full Article...]

Images of Katie Ledecky's 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter

Ledecky rarely shows her emotions, maintaining the sort of even keel that works so well in the pool. She posted a time of 8:04:79, which left her a leisurely 12 seconds to wait at the edge of the pool for the next competitor to arrive, silver medalist Jazz Carlin from Great Britain. [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...]

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