• Olympic flag raised for Refugee Olympic team at athletes village

    Mardini was a talented swimmer in war-torn Damascus. Last August, Mardini was fleeing her war-ravaged nation when the Mediterranean Sea started to swallow the boat she was in. Bombs hitting training facilities would be harrowing enough for one lifetime, but the official Olympics website recounted Mardini's flight from Syria (to join her father in Berlin) and it adds another layer of intrigue to the Olympian.

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  • England bowled out for 297

    Sami was not far behind his more experienced partner in going to his half-century, the first of his Test career, and as the tea interval approached both batsmen began to show more positive intent. Nevertheless, Sohail was recalled in place of Wahab Riaz as Pakistan broke up the all left-arm pace attack they had deployed for the first two Tests of this four-match contest following England's 330-run series-leveling win at Old Trafford.

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  • Ledecky facing only the clock in her 400 freestyle win

    On Sunday, she covered the last 50m in a blazing 28.92 seconds, leaving Jazz Carlin of the United Kingdom to collect silver in 4 minutes, 1.23 seconds - 4.77 seconds adrift. It was an effort that qualified her for her maiden Olympic final. "I was just trying to set a (personal) best time , and for me that just happens to be a world record".

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  • South Africa: Opposition Democratic Alliance beats ANC in key municipality

    South Africa: Opposition Democratic Alliance beats ANC in key municipality

    Although the ruling African National Congress (ANC) maintained its rural strongholds in the country's north and east, the party lost majority control of South Africa's largest metropolitan areas, from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. "We are a party that's not going away from the body politic of this country", Ramaphosa said. In a brief address shortly before final results were announced, the 74-year-old Zuma praised South Africans for a vote he called largely peaceful, free and fair.

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  • Katie Ledecky Gives U.S. First Swimming Gold in Rio

    The runners-up finished in a time of 3:31.89 - a full second slower than the Aussies' previous world mark. It was never really in doubt at that point, as Adrian touched first in 3 minutes, 9.92 seconds. Sjostrom led right from the start and touched in 55.48 seconds, breaking the mark of 55.64 she set at last year's world championships. What's scary is Ledecky is just warming up.

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  • What the Aroldis Chapman deal means for the Miami Marlins

    What the Aroldis Chapman deal means for the Miami Marlins

    The Cubs paid a steep price, parting with top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and versatile pitcher Adam Warren in the four-player package going to NY. While Nova has yet to recapture that success in the years since, the Dominican Republic native could attract interest from a team looking to add a starter ahead of Major League Baseball's August 1 non-waiver deadline.

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  • Adam Peaty establece nuevo record en Río

    Adam Peaty establece nuevo record en Río

    La marca anterior de 57.92 la impuso el 17 de abril pasado en Londres , desplazando al sudafricano Cameron Van Der Burgh , que tuvo el récord con 58.46 segundos. Después siguieron el estadunidense Kevin Cordes (59.22), el brasileño Joao Gomes (59.31), el japonés Yasuhiro Koseki (59.37), el local Felipe Franca (59.38) y el kazajo Dmitriy Balandin (59.95).

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  • Australian team robbed in fire evacuation

    At the time of this writing, the Olympic Village safety concerns have not been fully addressed, and while some of the college-age athletes could feel perfectly at home in the dorm-like facilities, other athletes may find them to be a far cry from the comfortable pads they left behind in their quest for Olympic gold and glory.

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  • Andy Murray Named as Opening Ceremony Flagbearer for Rio 2016

    He described it as an "incredible honour" to be chosen, adding: "This is my third Olympic Games and it is a very special competition for me. They re obviously two guys who are great players and capable of winning at events like this, so it s a great shame they aren t here", said Murray.

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  • Alex Rodriguez Will Retire After Playing Final Major League Game on Friday

    He has rebuilt some bridges with the Yankees and Major League Baseball, savored playing as he did when he was younger and taken the high road when given a choice. "I have not thought past the pinstripes". How riveting would it be to see him play in one more pennant chase or one more playoff series or reach one more milestone? "We have an exciting group of talented young players at every level of our system, " Yankees managing general partner Hall Steinbrenner said in a statement.

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  • Bad Field Conditions Cancels Game

    Bad Field Conditions Cancels Game

    A handful of dopes couldn't be bothered to do the necessary research on the paint used to adorn midfield with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo. At least numerous Green Bay Packers fans who flocked to Canton this weekend got to bask in Brett Favre's memorable Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech.

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  • Jose Mourinho dedicates Community Shield win to Louis van Gaal

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a serial trophy victor, and he showed just why Manchester United signed him by heading home the victor for the Red Devils to sink Leicester in the season curtain raiser. Highlight It was audacious, unexpected, against the run of play, a bit like many a Leicester goal in fact. "But our desire to do well and work and improve [is our biggest strength]".

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  • Jimmy Walker wins first major among friends

    Jimmy Walker wins first major among friends

    So after a pressure-packed par on the final hole gave Walker a one-stroke win over defending champion Jason Day on Sunday, he was somewhat surprised and plenty relieved. As Walker approached his putt, a loud roar could be heard from the par-5 18th. At one point in Walker's final round, he had World #1 Jason Day and Open Champion Henrik Stenson within one shot of his lead.

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  • Del Potro comes back from injury and stuns Djokovic

    Djokovic is the most dominant man in tennis today, but he didn't look it against del Potro. "It was unbelievable. They were giving me strength and I'm sad I wasn't able to take the match to a third set". Djokovic would walk off the court weeping, too. He made only 24 unenforced errors, including just nine in the second set, as he pulled off one of the most significant wins of his career.

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  • Paula Pareto ganó la primera medalla de oro argentina — Judo

    De esa forma, la judoca logró la decimonovena medalla dorada de Argentina en su historia , un logro que el resto de la delegación vivió con euforia a través de la televisión en la Villa de los Atletas. "Es un sueño hecho realidad", reconoció instantes después y aún muy emocionada la judoca argentina . Vení, vení, llorá conmigo, emocionate, abraza a los tuyos como lo hizo Paula Pareto cuando se colgó de la tribuna al borde de la lágrima.

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  • Trump, Clinton duel over economy, jobs

    Trump, Clinton duel over economy, jobs

    The UAW opposes Trump, but WWJ 950's Jeff Gilbert said union leaders are expected to closely watch the performance, knowing that Trump's position on trade is likely to draw support from some members. A Trump campaign aide, who asked not to be identified, said Trump's economic plan will lessen the tax burden on parents who pay for childcare because "we don't want it to be an economic disadvantage to have children".

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  • Williams sisters crash out of Olympic tennis doubles

    The US duo lost in an Olympics doubles clash for the first time. "We played awful and it showed in the results", said Serena, who had earlier advanced to the second round of the singles competition. Strycova was not even originally scheduled to play doubles with Safarova in Rio but they joined forces after Karolina Pliskova withdrew from the games.

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  • Ibtihaj Muhammad eliminated from Rio Olympics with loss in round of 16

    Muhammad graduated from Duke, where she was an All-American athlete. The eighth-ranked saber fencer defeated 33rd-ranked Olena Kravatska of Ukraine, 15-13, in the round of 32, but went on to lose in the round of 16. "For her, being a Muslim-American and an African-American female, in many ways she represents the most disadvantaged and can be a role model for a lot of communities", said US sabre fencer Daryl Homer.

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  • Rookie Segedin gets four RBIs as Dodgers defeat Red Sox

    Rookie Segedin gets four RBIs as Dodgers defeat Red Sox

    On Saturday, Ross Stripling worked five shutout innings and the Dodgers' bullpen did the rest in a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox. "I don't know. Never done it". Slug when the pitching's good, pitch well when the hitting's rolling. Travis Shaw also homered, connecting for the 14th time this season. "It's all part of it".

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  • Boston Red Sox: West Coast woes

    Boston Red Sox: West Coast woes

    They will open up a three-game series with the Yankees starting Tuesday night. Instead, he lasted only 4 2-3 innings in his shortest outing this year, giving up four runs and eight hits. "I thought he had very good stuff and cruised through the first three". Eduardo Rodriguez gave up all three runs before leaving the game in the fourth inning.

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  • Olympic Nan: Adam Peaty's adorable grandmother is winning the internet

    On Saturday, he set a world record of 57.55 seconds in his very first Olympic race - a time 0.37 quicker than his previous best - and nearly went faster again in the evening. Cody King, the American who finished third behind Peaty, proudly noted it might have been the "most stacked" race in the event's history. South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh captured the silver, after winning 2012 Olympic gold in the event.

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  • Pakistan 400 all out in third England Test, lead by 103

    Pakistan 400 all out in third England Test, lead by 103

    Pakistan had been 79-1 but a cluster of four wickets falling for just one run in the afternoon proved pivotal as the Pakistan middle-order were all out cheaply, justifying Alastair Cook's decision to delay his team's declaration. At tea, Pakistan were 148 for seven, with Yasir Shah seven not out and Mohammad Amir 15 not out. "Even on day two when it was best to bat, they didn't get away from us".

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  • Del Potro y González prolongan su aventura olímpica en dobles

    Del Potro y González prolongan su aventura olímpica en dobles

    Para el serbio será una revancha de Londres 2012, cuando el tandilense le ganó el partido por la medalla de bronce. El Nº 1 del mundo y el argentino reeditarán el duelo que tuvieron hace cuatro años en los Juegos de Londres . Del resto de representantes latinoamericanos, el uruguayo Pablo Cuevas, undécimo cabeza de serie, se enfrentará en primera ronda al desconocido georgiano Nikoloz Basilashvili, número 109 del ránking mundial.

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  • India eye victory as West Indies batsmen collapse again

    India eye victory as West Indies batsmen collapse again

    West Indies still trails by 89 runs and needs to bat out the remaining two sessions to deny India a victory. India lead the four-test series 1-0, but West Indies took enormous heart from drawing the second test, after appearing doomed for defeat until a stellar final-day batting effort saved the match.

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  • Suzuki gets 3000th career hit

    Suzuki gets 3000th career hit

    But after Ichiro picked up No. 2,999 Saturday night, manager Don Mattingly opted to give Ozuna a day off and slot in Ichiro in centerfield, batting sixth. Ichiro's long fly ball bounced off the wall in right and toward the infield, and Ichiro easily reached third base, where his Marlins teammates - emptying out of the nearby visitors' dugout - mobbed him.

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  • Obama administration denies Iran cash payment was a ransom

    At the time, the US said it had settled a long-standing Iranian claim at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in the Hague, releasing $400 million in funds frozen since 1981, plus $1.3 billion in interest that was owed to Iran. USA officials did not disclose exactly when the plane landed in the Iranian capital of Tehran, but Iran's Tasnim News Agency confirmed the aircraft arrived the same day the Americans left Iran.

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  • Paul Pogba pictured arriving at Manchester United for medical

    Money you will get at any big club, that's not the point. "I don't think Real Madrid was upset when they broke the bid with Gareth Bale or Cristiano", Mourinho replied. "The Premier League is the flawless habitat for that". "We are changing the principles of play and that takes time ". And unless his medicals do not work out well, the former Manchester United upstart is expected to join the Red Devils in the coming days where he will team up with Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho.

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  • "Voy a entregarlo todo" — Alejandra Benítez

    De esta manera la esgrimista de 35 años, cierra su participación en los que fueron sus cuartos Juegos Olímpicos . La venezolana Alejandra Benítez no pudo seguir avanzando en la competición de sable, en los Juegos Olímpicos que se disputan en Brasil.

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