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Fantastic Farah completes 'double double' after surging to 5000m glory

Paul Chelimo of the United States finished on silver as Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet took bronze . Bronze medallist Gebrhiwet was full of praise for Farah: "Our strategy was to go fast and drop Mo Farah ". Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi followed up his silver in the 800m with another second-placed finish, making him the first man to reach the podium in both middle-distance events at the sa... [Full Article...]

Park returns to her best to win in golf's Olympic return

Park returns to her best to win in golf's Olympic return Lydia Ko of New Zealand, putts on the 16th hole during the final round of the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Saturday, Aug. "Maybe a medal could change everything about golf in China", she said. Park would not be the first player to walk away from the LPGA with plenty of golf left in her. [Full Article...]

Coach K goes, Pop arrives for US hoops team in transition

Coach K goes, Pop arrives for US hoops team in transition Earlier in August, LeBron James told a high school student that his motivation was chasing "the ghost played in Chicago". "I think everyone had the "wow" thing", James said when asked how he learned about the news and what he thought about it. [Full Article...]

Arsenal to complete fifth summer signing on Wednesday - Arsene Wenger confirms negotiations

I am not the only one. In fairness he had a big back problem yesterday when he came out of the training. That is not a quality, buying a top player, that is different - and we are ready to do that. Leicester are also winless but could have had two penalties after Danny Drinkwater and Ahmed Musa went down in the box at the end of each half. Not to mention a solid point against a side that we failed... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces foil attack by would-be teenage bomber

Militants have used children or young adults as suicide bombers in several countries, notably Nigeria, but this appeared to be the first such attack in Turkey . The terror group uses pictures of tanks, ammunition and swords to help children remember certain letters in its freaky learning aid. Erdo─čan said the bomber was 12 to 14-years-old. [Full Article...]

Sunderland boss David Moyes: Fans are entitled to fear the worst

Read Richard Mennear's match analysis from the game here:After the game, Moyes admitted Sunderland are facing another relegation battle this season. We don't have a long time - there's another game on Wednesday. "I did not think we deserved to be 2-0 down at half-time". Striker Jonathan Calleri, who joined on loan from Uruguayan Segunda Division outfit Deportivo Maldonado last week, spurned ... [Full Article...]

Japanese prime minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

Perhaps the most recognizable character in the world, Super Mario, entered our lives in 1985, and now has entered Rio - in the only way Mario knows how - from a renowned green pipe in Tokyo. By the way, USA Today's story about Abe's appearance includes this awesome correction : "This story has been corrected to show that Abe was not the originator of the Super Mario idea". [Full Article...]

It's sad that racism still exists in our game

It's sad that racism still exists in our game Incidents like the weekend's banana throwing at Indigenous AFL star Eddie Betts makes Aboriginal people feel like outcasts in their own country, a community leader says. "We expect significant action to be taken against any person found guilty of anti-social behaviour", the statement said. Port Adelaide issued a statement on behalf of the woman late on Monday in which she said she would accept... [Full Article...]

Pirates sign David Freese to 2-year, $11 million extension

Freese did not have much of a following this past offseason, as he did not sign his one-year, $3 million deal with the Pirates until March 11th, just over a week into Spring Training, but he has made his stay in Pittsburgh worth while. Since breaking into the big leagues in 2009 with St. Louis, Freese has hit.276 with 80 home runs and 397 RBIs in 828 games with the Cardinals (2009-13), Los Angel... [Full Article...]

Nationals place Strasburg on DL

Nationals place Strasburg on DL The 28-year-old was scheduled to start Monday night at the Baltimore Orioles . We should know more about his status in the next few days. For Strasburg, this comes on the heels of the worst start of his career when he gave up nine earned runs in just 1 2/3 innings at the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Former Raiders QB arrested, found naked with drugs

Marinovich rose to fame in 1988 following a Sports Illustrated profile titled "Bred to be a Superstar" that highlighted how his father worked diligently throughout his life to ensure that his son would become the "perfect quarterback". He twice ended up in rehab and repeated failed drug tests led the National Football League to suspend him for the 1993 season. The 1991 24th overall draft choic... [Full Article...]

US recovers from debacle to win Olympic 4x100m gold medal

US recovers from debacle to win Olympic 4x100m gold medal Team USA's women's 4x100m relay team had to overcome more than the disqualification in the preliminaries, which they challenged and had overturned, punching a ticket to the finals to win gold . Four years after the Bahamas beat the USA team, the Americans finished with a time of 2 minutes 57.30 seconds. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, running the second leg after Christania Williams before handing o... [Full Article...]

California Chrome wins $1 million Pacific Classic

California Chrome wins $1 million Pacific Classic When the signs began to point to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome being entered in this year's contest, I made sure that I would be trackside at Del Mar to watch it all unfold in person. "He's kind of push-button", trainer Art Sherman said. The dominance even stunned a savvy veteran like Espinoza. "He won so easy today". "We could've won it twice". [Full Article...]

Paul's Jorgensen is first American to win gold in Olympic triathlon

She said her gold would not have happened without the Wizards. She finished 18th overall in 2 hours, 55 seconds. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Jorgensen finished first in the women's triathlon , winning the first gold medal in a triathlon for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Decathlon champ Eaton ponders next steps, won't defend title

Eaton's points total in the 10-discipline event equaled the Olympic record set by the Czech Republic's Roman Sebrle at the 2004 Athens Games. Can I do three in a row? Eaton edged France's Kevin Mayer, who had threatened his position with strong showings in the pole vault and javelin throw, into the silver medal position. [Full Article...]

Paul Peterson wins Czech Masters for 1st European Tour win

Pieters regained his two-shot cushion by picking up a shot at the next, but saw his advantage cut to one when Peterson bounced back from a blemish at the second to card a birdie-two at the third. Matthew Fitzpatrick, who went into the week in the final automatic European spot for the Ryder Cup matches that start next month at Hazeltine, all but secured his place by finishing fifth on 10 under. [Full Article...]

Giants 10, Mets 7-Belly itching abounds

Giants 10, Mets 7-Belly itching abounds After serving up a grand slam to Justin Ruggiano in the top of the fourth inning, Bumgarner redeemed himself with his bat in the bottom of the frame. Will Smith, having a bad start to his Giants career, allowed a Ty Kelly triple that scored two runners belonging to Cory Gearrin, just off the disabled list. [Full Article...]

Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

The proposed date for that meeting wasn't immediately known. The league's deadline is August 25. On Monday night, the league issued a letter to the NFLPA threatening to suspend Harrison, Matthews, Peppers and Neal if they failed to schedule an interview by August 25. [Full Article...]

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess

Lochte described how four American swimmers being asked to pay for damages at a gas station by two armed guards blossomed into a much taller tale, and took the blame for letting it get that far. When discrepancies were found in the story, a Brazilian judge insisted Lochte not be allowed to leave the country - the entire story is extremely surreal. [Full Article...]

Rain postpones IndyCar race at Pocono until Monday

Josef Newgarden led the Chevy runners with a lap of 220.160mph in the Fuzzy's Vodka Special and Indy 500 victor Alex Rossi was clocked at 219.927mph in the Castrol Edge Honda. With a heavier front of rain forecast to move in later in the day, INDYCAR officials made an early decision to postpone the race, therefore avoiding any false hope of getting the race underway. [Full Article...]


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