• Serena and Venus Williams fall in first-ever Olympics doubles loss

    Seeded No. 1 at the Rio de Janeiro Games, Williams was hardly at her best in the 91-minute contest against Gavrilova, who is ranked 46th and only once has been past the second round at a major tournament. The Williams sisters, not used to defeat, looked dejected as they left the stadium after their first ever doubles match loss at the Olympics and refused to give any media interviews.

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  • Team Refugee athlete wins 100m butterfly heat

    The Syrian swimming star, who competed at the 2012 Short Course World Championships, eventually made it to Germany. But unlike some of the athletes she's up against, Mardini is also on a brand-new team on the Olympic stage, the Team Refugee Athletes.

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  • Russian Paralympic athletes banned from Rio

    Russian newsagency Interfax reported that Russia will challenge the decision of the International Paralympic Committee to suspend Russian athletes from the Paralympic Games, according to the president of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vladimir Lukin.

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  • San Luis y Everton repartieron puntos en Viña del Mar

    San Luis y Everton repartieron puntos en Viña del Mar

    En los quillotanos destacó Gastón Sirino, gracias a su movilidad. Cuando se jugaba el minuto 42 y tras un tiro libre, Carlos Escobar logró desviar el balón en la boca del arco para marcar la apertura de la cuenta. En la única jugada bien elaborada de Everton , llegó el empate del local. Everton (1): Eduardo Lobos; Camilo Rodríguez, Cristián Suárez, Matías Blásquez (66' Jorge Romo), Dilan Zúñiga; Marcos Velásquez, Rodrigo Echeverría, Diego Rojas, Sebastián Leyton (45' Nicolás Orellana); ...

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  • Red Bulls blow two-goal lead, draw against Galaxy

    Red Bulls blow two-goal lead, draw against Galaxy

    Damari, a native of Israel, joined Leipzig in January of 2014 and finished out that season before going on loan to Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, where he scored four goals and four assists in 16 appearances in 2015-16. Damari represents the second major signing for the Red Bulls this transfer window. Damari will be the first player in the Red Bull system to spend time with Leipzig, Salzburg and NY while he also spent time with Austria Wien and recent NY signing Daniel Royer.

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  • Bryan advances to PGA Tour with 3rd Tour win

    Bryan advances to PGA Tour with 3rd Tour win

    Wesley is the only player in the last two years to win three times on the Tour and get the automatic graduation to the big leagues. He had led the money list by a considerable margin before this week's Digital Ally Championship in Overland Park in Kansas but with a birdie at the second extra hole of a playoff against fellow Americans, JT Poston and Grayson Murray, the 26 year old has now extended that lead to US$172,000.

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  • Rio opens Olympics with dancing, fireworks - and a serious message

    The Organising Committee, Brazilian authorities at all levels, and all Brazilians can be very proud tonight. Brazil's most-famous song, Girl from Ipanema, was blasted out as supermodel Gisele Bundchen strutted through the arena. In time-honoured fashion, the first of the 207 delegations to make their way out were Greece, who were led out by Sofia Bekatorou, the first woman to be the country's flagbearer.

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  • Leicester won't 'do a Chelsea' says Ranieri

    Leicester won't 'do a Chelsea' says Ranieri

    Claudio Ranieri may have bribed his players with his country's most famous dish on their way to last season's historic Premier League title, but we think their latest reward may just have topped a free BOGOF Dominos voucher. "I spoke with my players and I said: 'I know you very well now and I want more". "It's not so hard for the fitness to manage 16 or 17 more matches, it's mentally".

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  • Richard Kruse foiled in attempt to become Britain's first Rio Olympics medallist

    Richard Kruse foiled in attempt to become Britain's first Rio Olympics medallist

    Kruse and Davis will renew acquaintances with Safin in next week's team foil event, in which Britain stand an outside chance of a medal having qualified by winning gold at the inaugural European Games in Baku past year. "It was very close and I almost converted a medal for Britain which would have been the first fencing medal for nearly 60 years but I couldn't quite finish it", he told reporters.

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  • Dodgers Defeat Red Sox 8-5

    The Dodgers officially put RHP Bud Norris (back strain) on the 15-day disabled list and activated RHP Ross Stripling. David Price struggled through a rough outing Sunday at Dodger Stadium, and while the Red Sox nearly rescued him with an impressive comeback, Boston's fielding miscues and some well-timed Dodgers hits were the difference in a disappointing 8-5 loss.

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  • Iwobi, Akpom Score As Arsenal Batter Viking

    Iwobi, Akpom Score As Arsenal Batter Viking

    One is the talent, two his age, three is how much you expect him to improve your team, and four his resale value. There's just a week to go until the Premier League season kicks off and Arsenal are readying themselves with a trip to Norway.

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  • Mourinho: Pogba and Man United a ideal fit

    Finally we have him and he is coming to a winning side. The then-United manager Alex Ferguson accused Pogba as not showing United "any respect" and insisted he was happy to let Pogba leave. "The Premier League is the ideal habitat for that". But Madrid, who have paid huge money for stars like Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years, did not pursue the player, leaving Pogba with a choice between moving to United or remaining with Juventus.

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  • I'll blow Gatlin away - Bolt

    He is a mechanical supervisor at Odebrecht Oil and Gas that operates offshore drilling and his company has posted him in Brazil for the past five years. 4 and 5 in the 100 and 200, respectively. He did it previous year when he went into the World Championships in Beijing trailing Gatlin in the rankings in both events and under pressure to spare his sport the negative headlines a Gatlin victory would inevitably have brought.

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  • Manchester United, campeón de la Community Shield

    Manchester United, campeón de la Community Shield

    Ibrahimovic, flamante refuerzo del equipo dirigido por José Mourinho , convirtió, a siete minutos para el final , el gol que significó la victoria para el último ganador de la Copa FA ante el campeón de la Liga Premier . "Estoy satisfecho con nuestra actuación", afirmó Ranieri. El inglés, al estilo de Messi, tomó la pelota en media cancha y comenzó a eludir a todo aquel que se le pusiera en el camino, para entrar al área y cruzar al arquero.

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  • What to watch: Opening Ceremony on NBC, August 5

    What to watch: Opening Ceremony on NBC, August 5

    Goldman Sachs also expects the take home 106 medals overall, more than they're predicting for any other country and two more than the US took home in 2012. But Dr. Julia Bredtmann, an economist at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, has made a prediction medal table based on countries population and wealth, that doesn't look substantial.

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  • Knox edges Kelly to win Travelers

    Knox hit his tee shot on the par-4 18th right and into the crowd, and his second shot into a green-side bunker below the hole. "There wasn't a lot of people out there, not a lot of cameras, not a lot of media, and I joked with someone walking over to 10 or walking to 11, 'What's the big fuss about?'" Furyk joked.

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  • Swim relay team wins Canada's first medal

    Her talent in the pool is anything but typical. "And for Canada to have two 16-year-olds on an Olympic medal-winning relay is unheard of but so exciting because they're ours, and we have them for how many more years because they're so young".

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  • GST Bill Back In Lok Sabha Today, PM Likely To Intervene

    Chidambaram forcefully contended on August 3 in the Rajya Sabha while speaking on the Constitution amendment Bill that the CGST and the IGST would be Bills which would apply on taxpayers, on the common man. The GST aims to put into place a single unified value added tax system, replacing a plethora of different state taxes. If Modi chooses to speak during the debate, it would be his first parliamentary intervention on the bill.

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  • Men's relay team bring home the bronze

    Men's relay team bring home the bronze

    Australians James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy, James Roberts and 18-year-old Kyle Chalmers, from Port Lincoln, came third in the 4×100, beaten by the French team, which scored silver, and the triumphant U.S. At Australia's selection trials earlier in the year McEvoy had become the first man to complete a treble of sprint wins in the 50m, 100m, and 200m, events for which he will also vie for individual medals.

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  • Canada routs Japan 45-0 in opening match of women's rugby sevens

    The World Rugby Organization's chief executive, Australian Brett Gosper, said ticket sales for Olympic rugby have been good, and that those attending matches in Rio are in for a good sporting experience. "I actually hadn't thought about that. But it's really cool!" Prior to the opening day of the Olympic Games , Team Canada's 314 athletes were just numbers on a page.

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  • Liverpool: Klopp not fretting over midfielder injury

    Liverpool: Klopp not fretting over midfielder injury

    We went out there and did what we had to do, and today we showed that we can beat one of the best teams in the world 4-0, so it's good. In front of nearly 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, Liverpool went ahead after a well-worked move in the 15th minute saw Sadio Mane score his first goal after his transfer from Southampton in June for a reported 34 million pounds ($45 million).

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  • 3-time defending champion John Isner reaches Atlanta final

    3-time defending champion John Isner reaches Atlanta final

    He has 10 tour titles. Isner, who chose not to attend the Rio Olympics, is chasing a fourth title in Atlanta and he told the ATP Tour website: "I wish we could play every week in Atlanta". The American is 2-0 against Kyrgios, winning in Montreal on a hardcourt last season and previous year in Madrid on clay. "It definitely settled him down", Isner said.

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  • HOF 2016: Ken

    HOF 2016: Ken "Snake" Stabler makes Hall 1 year after death

    Now it's time to look back at the legendary play of quarterback Ken Stabler, known best for his days with the Oakland Raiders but also made stops with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. "Whatever that thing was - that focus, that concentration, that competitiveness - he could just step it up a notch when you needed it, " his former coach John Madden said in the introduction.

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  • Olympics-Tennis-Williams sisters crash out of women's doubles in first round

    Williams, who has also captured three doubles golds with sister Serena , had her opportunities, leading 3-1 in the second set and 4-1 in the decider. You probably could see on the court she's coughing quite a bit. "But it was a challenge", Safarova continued, "and we love challenges". Venus, meanwhile, now has two first-round exits at the Rio Olympics, because she was beaten in singles on Saturday night.

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