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  • IOC adds Baseball, Karate, Surfing to 2020 Tokyo Games program

    IOC adds Baseball, Karate, Surfing to 2020 Tokyo Games program

    Following decades where the status quo was roughly maintained until the reintroduction of golf and rugby sevens for Rio, a further five sports will be added to the programme for the next Olympics . The IOC considered a variety of factors when assessing the proposal, including the impact on gender equality, the youth appeal of the sports and the legacy value of adding them to the Tokyo Games.

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  • Mets to star CF: Golf while injured 'bad optics'

    With his win on Thursday, Colon became the first player to win a Subway Series game for both the Mets and the Yankees. "The golf is bad optics, let's just start there", Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said prior to Thursday's game.

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  • Paula Pareto es medalla de oro en el primer día de competencia

    Más temprano, en su primera lucha del día, Pareto había superado por ippon a la rusa Irina Dolgova . "Es una genia, ahora va a descansar y va a dar todo", dijo exultante Gerardo Werthein , presidente del Comité Olímpico Argentino. Pareto consiguió la medalla de oro por primera vez en su historia, y sumó su segunda presea tras la de Beijing 2008, ya que en Londres 2012 quedó muy cerca de lograr la presea de bronce.

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  • Indians beat Twins, 9-2

    Indians beat Twins, 9-2

    The Indians' Carlos Santana, right, gets congratulations from Mike Napoli after hitting a three-run home run off Twins starting pitcher Hector Santiago during the third inning Thursday. Cleveland, which has been alone in first place since June 4, has lost seven of its last 11 games, and that has coincided with an eight-game winning streak by second-place Detroit.

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  • Jazz Carlin wins 400m silver in Rio

    Even though the 100 free isn't one of Phelps' specialties - he's never swam it individually at the Olympics, only in the relays - he blazed down and back in a stunning 47.12 seconds, a time that was faster than all but the three anchors on the medal-winning teams, three of the best in the world at that distance.

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  • Dutch cyclist in intensive care with three spinal fractures after horror crash

    Dutch cyclist in intensive care with three spinal fractures after horror crash

    That all changed in a fraction of a second. Van Vleuten looked headed for victory as she sped down the Vista Chinesa descent alone in slippery conditions after dropping breakaway companion Mara Abbott of United States. His coach, Davide Cassani, said that the Italian broke his collarbone in the fall . Geraint Thomas of Britain, Richie Porte of Australia and Nelson Oliviera of Portugal were involved in three other hard wrecks.

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  • Knox wins Travelers Championship as Furyk makes history

    He rolled in a short par putt on the final hole at TPC River Highlands, thrust his arms in the air and waved his cap to salute thousands of fans who had rushed to the amphitheater around the 18th green. There was no early exit for Furyk at TPC River Highlands, though, since the media requests were plentiful afterwards. Knox trailed Dan Berger by three shots heading into the final round.

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  • Team USA wins men's 4x100m freestyle, women's 400 freestyle

    His split of 47.12 seconds gave the Americans a lead they never relinquished. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, now has 19 golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Gabby Douglas, who won the all-around gold in London, turned in a strong performance and was the third-highest scorer Sunday among all gymnasts. Though she paced the qualifying by more than four seconds, a "lackadaisical" - her word - final stroke may have cost her the record.

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  • Machado hits 3 homers in 3 innings, Orioles crush White Sox

    Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. "You can't do that against this team". Mariners 3, Angels 1 • James Paxton took a four-hitter into ninth before he was forced from the game after being hit on the left arm by a line drive, then host Seattle held on.

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  • US men rout China 119-62 to win Olympic opener

    US men rout China 119-62 to win Olympic opener

    The new Warriors star scored 30 points four years ago in the gold-medal game, when the Americans held off Spain for the championship. "We want to win, we want to send a message to the rest of the world we are here on business", said Carmelo Anthony , a four-time Olympian in basketball.

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  • Ichiro Suzuki gets 3000th career hit, Marlins beat Rockies

    Ichiro Suzuki gets 3000th career hit, Marlins beat Rockies

    The 42-year-old reached the milestone Sunday with a triple off the wall against reliever Chris Rusin in the seventh inning at Colorado. Ichiro, who now plays for the Miami Marlins, did not make his Major League Baseball debut until the age of 27 after a promising start to his career in Japan.

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  • Wanna Know Djokovic Vs. Del Potro Result? Check ITF Website

    Del Potro, now ranked no 145 in the world, had defeated Djokovic in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics in 2012. The year before that, he won his first (and so far only) Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open. "If there was not Olympic Games here I would not be competing", Nadal said. Each of the two sets Sunday night required a tiebreaker, but Del Potro came out on top both times to secure a 7-6, 7-6 victory and advance to the second round.

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  • Adam Peaty's grandmother swimming at fast pace on Twitter

    Adam Peaty's grandmother swimming at fast pace on Twitter

    Another image shows her having her nails painted in the colours of the Union Jack. Is there a prouder grandmother in the United Kingdom on Monday morning? I'm so proud. "One week a friend took him swimming, and I don't know what happened but after that he started going regularly and he hasn't been out of it since".

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  • Alabama defends decision to block Smith's Georgia transfer

    Alabama defends decision to block Smith's Georgia transfer

    The NCAA's work is far from done. It's the rule that enabled Jake Coker to leave Florida State two years ago and transfer to Alabama - wow, what a coincidence - and play immediately. So don't tell me it's about a violation of rules, I can read you the rules, I understand them well. "I think he would have been a great contributor here (at Alabama) and I think he'll have a good career wherever he chooses to go".

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  • Second day of rowing delayed for hour by winds

    New Zealand's Robert Manson and Christopher Harris on the water with an Azerbaijan pair in the men's double sculls at the weekend. South Africans were due to feature in four rowing heats, but all races were postponed at Lagoa Stadium. The weather is expected to worsen over Monday and Tuesday (Tuesday and Wednesday NZT), when more races are scheduled, FISA said late on Saturday (Sunday NZT).

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  • Manaea pitches well in Athletics' 3-1 loss to Cubs

    Louis. "Emphasis on sinking the ball down, middle down in the strike zone and forcing action early on", he said. "He throws it at a high velocity - he can throw it straight down, or he can go backdoor". Slumping right fielder Bryce Harper of the Nationals left after the sixth inning with a stiff neck. Semien's 23rd home run of the season in the eighth inning prevented Oakland from being shut out for a second straight game but not much else went right in a 3-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday.

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  • Led by Michael Phelps, US men win gold in 400 freestyle relay

    It is the 19th Olympic gold medal for Phelps. "I was just trying to figure some things out spiritually. It's nothing. I know what to do". I don't like to think too much. Phelps will begin his individual schedule Monday with a preliminary heat and evening semifinal in the 200-meter butterfly. " Just being able to be on a team like that is something that is very special that I've always enjoyed", he said at trials.

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  • Resurgent del Potro tops No. 1 Djokovic in Olympic 1st round

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro found himself stuck in an elevator in Rio's Olympic Village for 40 minutes on Sunday before his opening round singles match at the Olympics . Del Potro outplayed Djokovic across the court, forcing errors and outright winning points with great forehand strikes and cross-court volleys. Murray, playing for the first time since securing his second career All England Club title, next faces Argentina's Juan Monaco, one of his closest friends on tour.

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  • Las manifestaciones desviaron el recorrido de la antorcha

    Temer, vicepresidente de Rousseff y pasado luego a la oposición, asumió la jefatura del Estado en forma interina el 12 de mayo, después de que el Senado la separara del cargo hasta que concluya el juicio político, consignó Télam. Los allegados al presidente interino Michel Temer calculan que cuentan con por lo menos 60 votos y sostienen que aún pueden recabar más apoyos. Temer sucedió a Rousseff , quien denuncia que es víctima de un golpe parlamentario.

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  • Brasil inauguró los primeros Juegos Olímpicos de Sudamérica

    La ceremonia tiñó rápidamente el histórico Maracaná de verde , con continuos mensajes ecologistas y de protección del medioambiente. Si la Amazonia es el pulmón de Brasil , el Maracaná es el latido de sus corazones. No en vano, es la mejor haciendo fiestas al aire libre. " Brasil da la bienvenida al mundo de brazos abiertos", ha dicho, arrancando los mayores aplausos cuando ha recordado que estos son los primeros Juegos de Sudamérica.

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  • Djokovic beats Monfils to reach Toronto final

    Unforced errors also played a huge role, with Nishikori making 28 to Djokovic's 18. Kei Nishikori attempts to halt Djokovic's tempo, as he wins the first game of the second set, in a bid to mount a comeback. Djokovic notched a break in the 11th game of set two and served the match out easily to clinch his 66th career title. ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic confirms winning Andy Murray's title & gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016? "I'm trying to respect the same kind of preparation and ...

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  • US team locking down on defense for Rio gold

    US team locking down on defense for Rio gold

    Samir Ait Said's Rio Olympics came to a gruesome end Saturday. The sound of the break could be heard in live coverage of the event. He has already undergone surgery to fix a broken tibia, and in a video he posted to Facebook Sunday morning, said he plans to return for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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  • Olympics-Stunned Peaty thought 'where is everybody?'

    Speaking after his win, the gold-medalist said: "It is so surreal to get Team GB's first gold but it is a product of seven years of work". "This doesn't feel like an Olympics because I've got this around my neck", said Peaty, world, European, Commonwealth and now Olympic champion after his medal ceremony.

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  • US men open with rout of China

    US men open with rout of China

    Not long after beating China in an exhibition game, Team USA , the 2016 Olympic version of the Dream Team , had no problem handling their first opponent en route to a third consecutive gold medal , winning 119-62, led by Kevin Durant .

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  • Olimpiadi Rio 2016: Basile è oro nel judo COMMENTA

    Olimpiadi Rio 2016: Basile è oro nel judo COMMENTA

    In una giornata ricca di emozioni e podi, sul tatami gli azzurri danno spettacolo, centrando due finali. Poco prima era arrivato uno splendido argento di Odette Giuffrida nella categoria fino a 52kg battuta solamente dalla kosovara Majlinda Kelmendi (primo oro per il paese al di là dell'Adriatico).

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  • Mourinho dedicates Community Shield win to Louis Van Gaal

    First official game, we played for the trophy and we won". But Mourinho says there is still a lot of work to be done ahead of next week's season opener. "I also want to dedicate to the seven players who did not play, It hurts me to leave behind the likes of Depay, Jones, Young". "Zlatan will be more risky when we are more dominant and play closest to the box".

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  • Williams sisters crash in first round of Olympic doubles

    Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro reacts after winning his men's first round singles tennis match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Serena is still in contention for back-to-back Olympic titles having defeated Australia´s Daria Gavrilova in her singles opener earlier Sunday. "Today was not our best day as a team".

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  • Rio 2016: Nigeria's Olympic footballers delayed by payment problem

    And so the Nigerian soccer team is just sort of stuck in Atlanta , with no idea when they'll get moving, and with a massive game scheduled in less than 36 hours. Describing the nine -goal session as a spectacle, the 2008 Olympics silver -winning coach said: "I knew that towards the end of the game my boys were exhausted and barely managed to hang on".

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