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Allyson Felix bumped on 4x100 relay; USA gets a second chance

The male team did manage to win their heat in their equivalent race as they ran the fastest time of all the qualifiers with a 37.65 finish. "I just felt contacted", Felix told NBC after the race. In the solitary race, the USA team again ran in the second lane. "Honestly, I feel like it was just a glorified practice", English Gardner said. Today at 8 p.m., Felix, Gardner, and the rest of th... [Full Article...]

Seven Chicago Officers Could Be Fired In Laquan McDonald's Death

The police reports on the shooting conflicted with video footage of the incident, sparking accusations that Van Dyke's fellow officers were trying to cover up an unjustified shooting. Earlier this year, evidence also revealed that the CPD intimidated witnesses, lost evidence and committed perjury in efforts to suppress the McDonald shooting investigation. [Full Article...]

Michael Phelps Announces Retirement from Swimming: "This Time I Mean It"

The Americans completed a haul of 33 medals in the pool including 16 golds, with Australia and Hungary trailing on three golds each. "It's not even once in a generation; it's maybe once in 10 generations that a Michael Phelps comes along". [Full Article...]

Garibotti, Italy advance to women's water polo final

Garibotti, Italy advance to women's water polo final Australia's fortunes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have taken another blow, with the women's water polo team heartbreakingly eliminated in a penalty shoot-out this morning. If Russia wins a bronze, it will be just the second medal won by the Russian women in the Olympics. But it's headed back to the final after Arianna Garibotti scored five goals and Giulia Gorlero made nine saves in the country... [Full Article...]

Serbia vs Croatia For Olympic Gold

Without Bird, the Americans looked discombobulated at times on offense. The U.S. led only 40-36 at halftime but outscored France 25-8 in the decisive third quarter to finally get some separation from the team that they beat in the 2012 gold medal game. [Full Article...]

Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai in contention for Khel Ratna: NDTV report

In her complaint to the police, the woman has listed twitter handles she said were used to attack her over her tweets on gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who took fourth position at the vault final. According to the report on TOI , the harassment began on Sunday and could only be resolved by Monday after she posted an online plea for help to Union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan... [Full Article...]

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions Beijing insists the system would threaten security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and put Chinese military assets within the range of USA radars. But the decision has come under fire by state media in China, where there is high concern the system is meant to track Chinese missiles. And it could become even more severe. [Full Article...]

Australia annihilates Lithuania, moves on to men's basketball semis

Australia annihilates Lithuania, moves on to men's basketball semis A 3-0 start for Lithuania at the Olympics had plenty excited about watching them play in the knockout stages. Could they be on their way to their first? So what is different on the global stage? Still, Lithuania should be able to match the famed Australian toughness and is always a tough out in global tournaments. [Full Article...]

Pham, Gyorko homer as Cardinals beat Astros 8-5

Pham, Gyorko homer as Cardinals beat Astros 8-5 In his last start, Keuchel pitched 9.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 5-0 victory over the Rangers. But just as suddenly he came undone, surrendering a hard-hit double to Randal Grichuk two batters before Pham blasted a two-run homer the opposite way to right field with two outs and two strikes that made it 4-4.After limiting the damage to two runs in the fi... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather on Olympian Shakur Stevenson: I See The Next Floyd

Stevenson will win either gold or silver, the first of either medal for American men since Andre Ward's gold in 2004. Despite earning his country's first boxing medal since the US won bronze in 2008 - all boxing semifinalists are guaranteed a medal - Stevenson wasn't satisfied, thinking only of the bout scheduled for Saturday. [Full Article...]

Yes, Team USA Olympians pay taxes on their medals

Yes, Team USA Olympians pay taxes on their medals She now has five gold medals in her career, and she's just getting started. The bronze was Japan's second medal in a women's event in table tennis at the Olympic Games after it claimed silver in the same event four years ago. Women's Coxed Eight: Team USA took home gold with an impressive time of 6:01.49, a full two seconds over Great Britain, who won silver with a time of 6:03.98, and Romania wh... [Full Article...]

Kipruto gives Kenya 4th gold

Kipruto gives Kenya 4th gold By the time he entered the final straightaway, he was so comfortably ahead he began waving to the crowd. "It just shows me that if I can have some healthy training and a ideal buildup like he did coming in, the Kenyans aren't unbeatable", Hughes said. [Full Article...]

Parents of Brownlee brothers praise 'our little lads' after Rio triumph

Parents of Brownlee brothers praise 'our little lads' after Rio triumph Meanwhile, Henri Shoeman of South Africa took the bronze medal in the sweltering Rio sunshine. BROTHERS, friends, team-mates, rivals.the incomparable Alistair and Jonny Brownlee turned the Olympic triathlon into a one-family race as they produced the performances of their lives on the sun-soaked streets of Rio. [Full Article...]

American Eaton and Canada's Warner in Olympic-sized decathlon battle

American Eaton and Canada's Warner in Olympic-sized decathlon battle Warner had 2,708 points and Eaton had 2,803. Warner, reigning world silver medallist, clocked 13.58sec to leapfrog Germany's Kai Kazmirek , second overnight. In terms of energy, Eaton has to give it a real go on all events, but not completely gas himself. "A ideal scenario would be to feel like you've just started on every event", Eaton said in a Nike press release last July . [Full Article...]

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi ruled out injured for four weeks

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi ruled out injured for four weeks That would rule him out of Arsenal's next two games, against Leicester on Saturday and Watford the following weekend before a possible return on September 10 against Southampton. Laurent Koscielny is not match fit after returning to training just a week prior to the start of the season, and the manager will be wary of rushing him and risking another injury. [Full Article...]

Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final Sweden beat the Americans in penalty kicks in the quarterfinal, a loss that prompted Solo's tirade against the team, which is coached by former USWNT coach Pia Sundhage. "We want to win the next game". In the second session, neither team could score as both teams remained scoreless after 120 minutes. Sweden was riding high after knocking off the three-time defending champion United State... [Full Article...]

Love, cycling and and a bacon butty

Britain's track cyclists have dominated Rio's velodrome, with every team member winning a medal and finishing leagues ahead in the velodrome table. Marchant's bronze means every single British track cyclist will return to the United Kingdom with a medal from Rio. [Full Article...]

Historic medal won in women's freestyle wrestling

Maroulis took the gold with a 3-1 win, becoming the first woman from the United States to become an Olympic champion in wrestling. She won two earlier matches on Thursday to advance to the quarters against North Korea's Jong Myong-Suk and then beat Sweden's Sofia Mattsson by an 8-0 score in the semis to reach the final match. [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy appears to have changed his tune on Olympic golf

And after three days of riveting contest at the purpose-designed Rio Olympic Golf Course, an intriguing final day vindicated golf's return to the games as Britain's Justine Rose nicked the title by two strokes from Sweden's Henrik Stenson . [Full Article...]

Out of options, Olympic officials drain green pool

Gustavo Nascimento, director of venue management for Rio 2016, said the entire operation will take 10 hours — six to drain the dirty water out of the competition pool and four to bring in clean water using the pumps and hoses. Officials don't have enough time ahead of Sunday's synchronized swimming competition to clean the pool. Organisers have insisted there are no health risks posed by the dis... [Full Article...]


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