• Murray relishing 'different'atmosphere in Rio

    She added: "I've been to plenty of tennis events over the years - I was in Beijing and I was in London and I'm very happy to miss this one and watch it on the television". Andy was awarded the role by a panel headed up by Team GB chef de mission Mark England. "When I asked Andy to lead our team out it was received with a humility and grace that is befitting of the values of Team GB".

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  • Ranieri: Leicester Are Still The Underdogs

    Ranieri: Leicester Are Still The Underdogs

    Mahrez, last season's PFA Player of the Year, has three years left on his current contract and Ranieri laughed off suggestions the club should be trying to get him to sign a new, long-term deal. "If Chelsea bought Kante, it's because he played as two players last season. We also lost Matty James (to injury)", he told reporters. "Kante had a clause and wanted to go, but the others stay with us".

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  • "Nos pesó mucho el tema del debut" — Yamila Nizetich

    Las rusas, campeonas del Europeo de 2015 y clasificadas en el cuarto lugar en el Grand Prix 2016, hicieron pesar la diferencia en el estadio Maracanazinho y ganaron con cómodos parciales de 25-13, 25-10 y 25-16. Sobre el clásico sudamericano que protagonizarán en la próxima fecha ante el favorito Brasil, ambos coincidieron en la motivación extra que despierta jugar en un templo del voleibol como el 'Maracanazinho' y ante una 'torcida' que alentará de principio a fin a su seleccionado.

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  • Llega la antorcha olímpica a los pies del Cristo Redentor

    Llega la antorcha olímpica a los pies del Cristo Redentor

    El viernes, el día 95 y último del relevo, la antorcha olímpica visitará primero la mundialmente famosa estatua del Cristo Redentor, donde será bandecida por el obispo de Río . La inauguración tendrá a la supermodelo Gisele Bündchen desfilando al ritmo de la "Garota de Ipanema", la canción que Tom Jobim compuso junto a Vinicius de Moaraes en la terraza del bar Veloso, en el corazón del barrio de Ipanema .

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  • Rio 2016: Pollution threat muddies waters

    And there are significant health concerns related to sporting events in Guanabara Bay, a major black eye on Rio's Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers. Andrada says: "We could and should have done a little better". The organizing committee did not respond to AP's request for comment, but has previously stated that bacterial testing by Rio state authorities has shown the venues to be within state guidelines.

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  • Olympics: Russian drug bans being lifted?

    Olympics: Russian drug bans being lifted?

    Efimova posted a picture of herself on Instagram, looking surprised and tearful, with the caption: "I'm going to the Olympics". Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800m runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping and corruption in Russian athletics, has decided not to launch a final appeal against her ban from competing in the Rio Olympics.

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  • 58! Furyk shoots PGA Tour-record 58 at Travellers

    Then after three consecutive pars, Furyk made a 23-foot birdie at the par-3 16th hole. Furyk, who has 17 PGA Tour victories, was already one of six golfers to shoot a 59 in his career. Furyk's 12-under round broke a mark of 59 that had been shot six times on the PGA Tour, including by Furyk at the BMW Championship in September 2013.

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  • President sends good wishes to Indian contingent in Rio Olympic Games 2016

    President sends good wishes to Indian contingent in Rio Olympic Games 2016

    Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports that the athlete concerned is swimmer Theodora Giareni, a silver medallist at the 2013 Mediterranean Games , who also competed at London 2012. As Rio geared up for the opening ceremony to the Olympic Games, more Russian athletes have reportedly been allowed to take part, bringing the total number to 279.

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  • Pakistan's Aslam, Azhar stand firm against England in 3rd Test

    Azhar's ungainly pulled four off paceman Stuart Broad saw him to his second Test century against England in 209 balls. The English bowlers toiled hard throughout the day with James Anderson and Chris Woakes picking up a wicket each. Birmingham , United Kingdom:Sohail Khan led Pakistan's attack on his return to global duty as Pakistan dismissed England "pillars" Joe Root and Alastair Cook before lunch on the first morning of the third Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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  • England lead by 311 runs as 3rd Test hangs in balance

    England lead by 311 runs as 3rd Test hangs in balance

    England had declared 445 for six, setting Pakistan 343 for victory. Someone, either Arthur or captain Misbah-ul-Haq, delivered a stern team talk for they started the morning better, bowling fuller to Cook, who popped a catch to cover before Alex Hales edged to slip where Younus Khan took a smart catch.

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  • Alex Rodriguez to play final major league game next Friday

    Alex Rodriguez to play final major league game next Friday recently rated their farm system as the second best in the game, behind another rebuilding team, the Milwaukee Brewers . "Saying goodbye may be the hardest part of the job, but that's what I'm doing today". The Yankees were bidding against themselves, and it seemed unlikely that he would still be productive when the contract ended in 2017, the year Rodriguez turns 42.

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  • Giants top Nationals 3-1 as Bruce Bochy manages madly

    He received a roaring ovation when introduced before the game and again when he took his spot in right field before first pitch, and the outfielder acknowledged the greeting by nodding his head and saying thanks. Both runs he surrendered came via throwing errors by the Nationals' defense. Starter Jeff Samardzija, despite a better early showing than he'd had in his first two post-break outings, withered as the game progressed and was victimized by four extra-base hits that turned into four ...

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  • Carl Edwards Wins Pole for Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

    Boris Said , a road racer who has regularly driven Sprint Cup events at the Glen, is entered by GO FAS Racing. Earnhardt drove in three more races before his symptoms became too severe. I think that is a possibility and so do my doctors. "That would be the smartest thing to do before actually trying to accomplish an entire race weekend".

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  • Liverpool To Submit Fresh Offer After Seeing £33.5m Midfielder Bid Rejected

    Liverpool To Submit Fresh Offer After Seeing £33.5m Midfielder Bid Rejected

    Mario has been linked with a whole host of top clubs this summer and the players father revealed recently that Liverpool had seen their opening offer worth £33.5m rejected by Sporting - who appear determined to hang on to the midfielder. According to the reports , the 17-year-old is looking for regular football to develop further and with his chances at Bernabeu limited, is looking for some first team football.

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  • Hope Solo jeered by Brazilian fans during USWNT's Olympic opener

    In addition, she was subjected to chants of " Zika! ", referring to the virus that has struck Brazil, one of the many calamities the country has faced as it prepares to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. If you Googled, "Hope Solo Zika Virus", you'll already have an idea of what we are referring to, but let us get you more informed.

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  • U.S. men's archery team claims silver medal at Rio Olympics

    U.S. men's archery team claims silver medal at Rio Olympics

    Beyond the pool, Sunday night includes competition in women's gymnastics , women's beach volleyball and men's basketball . USA Network, 4 p.m. Cycling: Medals will be awarded in men's road cycling, an event starting at 9:30 a.m. Soccer: This is the second day for women's soccer and the United States team is facing France at 4 p.m. on NBC. The two men's basketball games are Croatia vs.

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  • Murray close to 'poking out' Princess Anne's eye

    Murray has described being chosen to carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony in Rio as the proudest moment of his career. "I ended up putting the flag in front of Princess Anne's face", said the Wimbledon champion on Thursday.

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  • Message will get to Yoenis Cespedes about golf habit while — Mets GM

    Last season the New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes at the July 31st trade deadline. Colon (10-6) allowed six hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings to reach 10 wins for the 13 time in his career. "That's a big homer". Both of his starts have been at DH, including Thursday. When Sanchez arrived Wednesday, he was nursing a sore left thumb, but that has progressed to the point he will start behind the plate Friday night against the Indians .

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  • Swimming: 'Relieved' Efimova says she's coming to Rio

    Swimming: 'Relieved' Efimova says she's coming to Rio

    The four-times world champion was handed a lifeline on Thursday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld her appeal against her ban from the Games, whose preparations have been overshadowed by revelations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation.

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  • Team USA Coach Geno Auriemma 'proud' of WNBA players' activism

    Team USA Coach Geno Auriemma 'proud' of WNBA players' activism

    The game will be broadcast on NBA TV, but it'll also be live streamed for free over at the Facebook pages of USA Basketball and the NBA. "It's still early. DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 18 minutes of game time. George said his role is fine and his teammates noticed the difference he can make in a game.

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  • Río 2016: Sergio Henao y la caída que lamenta toda Colombia

    Río 2016: Sergio Henao y la caída que lamenta toda Colombia

    Carolina Caicedo, esposa de Sergio Luis, expresó a RCN La Radio que "afortunadamente, no se presentó trauma craneoencefálico". Era su momento, pero una desgraciada caída, una curva del olvido frustró todo el esfuerzo de Sergio Luis , todo el trabajo de un equipo de alto nivel, una caída acabó con la ilusión de los colombianos.

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  • Katie Ledecky Can Go for Five Medals at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Like Phelps, Ledecky's birth year is perfectly timed for the quadrennial. Since archery was reintroduced into the Olympic Games in 1972, South Korea has won more than half of the available gold medals. Dressel, who turns 20 at the Rio Games, could be this year's breakout male on the USA swim team. Phelps' expected debut would be one of the highlights on the second day of swimming at the Rio Games, though he'd have to share the spotlight with Katie Ledecky .

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  • Diego Maradona confundió a Edgardo Bauza — Facebook

    Diego Maradona confundió a Edgardo Bauza — Facebook

    Le quiero explicar cuál es mi idea. Ahora, el principal reto de Bauza será convencer a Lionel Messi de que vuelva al equipo y diseñar la estrategia para superar las eliminatorias y lograr la Copa del Mundo en Rusia, que es la aspiración máxima.

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  • Dodgers' Norris (back) to DL; Stripling recalled

    Making his first start for the Dodgers since May 19, he gave up hits to the first two Boston batters. David Ortiz, the Red Sox's 40-year-old slugger who is retiring at season's end, is again enjoying a superb season offensively. Ortiz was replaced by Aaron Hill in the sixth inning. For his part, Ortiz requested the start because "I just didn't want to take three days without playing".

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  • Atrapado en ascensor, Del Potro es rescatado por handbol

    Atrapado en ascensor, Del Potro es rescatado por handbol

    Una situación que en un primer momento fue desagradable para el nacido en Tandil pero luego de ser liberado gracias a los chicos integrantes del seleccionado de balonmano argentino, Los Gladiadores , quedó como una anécdota más en esta cita de Río de Janeiro .

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