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  • Russian Federation banned from the Paralympics

    The same scandal has led to 109 out of an original 387 Russian athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics, including its entire track and field squad. "The Paralympic Games without Russians are games in a cut-down form", Terentyev told Tass. We were first at the games in 2014 and second at the games in London.

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  • American Olympic swimmer calls out "drug cheating" Russian champion

    Efimova has become somewhat of a villain at Olympic Aquatics Stadium after being controversially restored to the Games on Saturday following a previous ban as the crowd booed her appearances. Efimova's positive test for meldonium was placed on hold while world anti-doping officials conduct further studies on the drug. 'She has something to prove, ' Vollmer said of King.

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  • Swimming-More records fall as Phelps collects 19th gold

    The result was totally expected. Katie Ledecky already holds the world-record in the 400, 800 and 1,500 meter freestyles, so now all that's left for the 19-year-old Washingtonian is to beat her own scores. The British swimmer cruised to victory in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 57.13 seconds Sunday night, shattering the mark of 57.55 he set a day earlier in the preliminaries.

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  • PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker edges Jason Day for first major title

    Henrik Stenson, victor of the previous major last month, the British Open, said after the tournament that he had been troubled all week with his ultra-backspin on his iron shots that caused his ball to spin backwards so much on the greens. Walker, addressing his birdie putt at 17, heard the roar of he crowd and backed off. Two shots back and clearly in need of an eagle, Day struck a magnificent two-iron to maybe 10 feet from the cup.

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  • USOC chairman defends position on Russian doping

    Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov told reporters earlier that 271 of his country's athletes had been cleared . "The Review Panel subsequently reviewed the position of the independent arbitrator appointed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in relation to the evidence provided to meet those criteria".

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  • US Women Gymnasts Dominate Rio Olympics 2016 Qualifying; Schedule and Updates

    Raisman ended up finishing second behind Simone Biles to qualify for the final. Gabby Douglas, 2012 Olympics all-around champion, finished third, but the two-per-country rule prevents her from defending her title this year. All five of the Americans - Biles , Raisman, Douglas, Kocian and Laurie Hernandez - will likely make individual event finals, which take place later next week.

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  • Missouri offers AD position to S.D. State's Jim Sterk

    Missouri offers AD position to S.D. State's Jim Sterk

    This comes almost a month after former Missouri athletics director Mack Rhoades left Missouri for the same job at Baylor on July 13. He was appointed to the powerful NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee in May. After an eventful few months, if this report is indeed correct, hopefully Mizzou Athletics has found some continuity and will have an AD lead them out of the darkness that they now find themselves enveloped in.

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  • Jose Mourinho throws light on Manchester United's failure to land Renato Sanches

    Mourinho was firing back after the pair both questioned the expected world-record fee of £100million for Juventus star Paul Pogba. They like to speak about my club and my players. Nani is "100 per cent" confident that compatriot Mourinho is the right man to turn around the Red Devils' fortunes, following disappointing campaigns under David Moyes and Van Gaal since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

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  • Delta Air Lines flights delayed by widespread computer outage

    This is the reality Delta is having to deal with today, as a computer outage at its main hub in Atlanta has grounded flights worldwide. Southwest Airlines had a computer router failure that forced the cancellation of about 2,000 flights and the delay of about 7,000 more flights over three days.

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  • Major League notebook: Cespedes on DL, criticized for golf

    The Mets certainly will need more of that out of Bruce (26 homers this season) now that Yoenis Cespedes finally has landed on the disabled list due to his lingering quad issue. The Mets are just one game out of a wild card spot after the win, and if they can stay afloat they will benefit from what is a soft September schedule.

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  • Birmingham City target Man United's Wilson

    Birmingham City target Man United's Wilson

    Wilson spent the 2015/16 campaign on-loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, scoring five goals for the Seagulls who missed out on promotion to the top-flight after losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the Play-Off semi-finals. Meanwhile, United are close to finalising a world-record deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba for a reported transfer fee of £89m ($116m, €105m ).

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  • Lawyers apparently targeted in Pakistan hospital attack that killed more than 60

    Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Baloch meanwhile blamed a suicide bomber for the carnage that took place when a large number of lawyers had gathered at the Civil Hospital with the body of a lawyer shot dead hours earlier. In a statement , Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed "deep grief and anguish over the loss of precious human lives". Sharif added that "no one will be allowed to disturb the peace", which "countless sacrifices" by the "security forces, police and the people of ...

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  • Brennan: Ledecky puts on a clinic to grab gold

    She broke it twice within a span of two weeks in August 2014 - the second coming at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia - but she had not bettered it since despite taking another 20 or so cracks at in those two years. Ledecky , 19, has the top five marks all time in the event and nine of the top 10. She holds records in 400-meter, 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle, and has never lost a final in a major worldwide event, Slate reports .

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  • US top medal rankings after second day in Rio

    She learned to shoot from her father, who had served in the Air Force. "When I look back and see everything that happened, I still think it's quite awesome I was able to make the team", she added. The United States nearly always is in the race for the most medals in the Summer Olympics, and it's no different this year in Rio de Janeiro . They didn't think I could kill a deer.

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  • Ledecky tops own WR, wins gold in 400 freestyle

    British silver medalist Jazz Carlin finished 4.77 seconds behind Ledecky in 4:01.23, and Smith took the bronze in 4:01.92. She topped the heats by more than 4 seconds and won the final by almost 5 seconds from Jazz Carlin, despite the Brit posting a personal best, and team-mate Leah Smith .

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  • What were those purple splotches on Michael Phelps' back?

    What were those purple splotches on Michael Phelps' back?

    Michael Phelps's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics was momentarily overshadowed by widespread interest the large purple circles across his back and shoulders. The seeds for numerous medals the usa track team hopes to win in Rio de Janeiro were planted at a training center in California with the help of technology originally designed for golf.

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  • Emery: There's still room for improvement at PSG

    Emery: There's still room for improvement at PSG

    Emery praised his team's performance in the victory as they prepare to open the Ligue 1 season against Bastia next Friday. "The team has worked hard physically throughout the pre-season and continued tonight". Nine minutes into the second half PSG completed their scoring. 'We won in style and by playing well, which is what the coach wants. "It's a great win, we have started the season well".

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  • Genuine or Not! Mourinho dedicates Community Shield Win to Van Gaal

    Leicester city will begin the defense of their Premier League title against newly promoted and now manager-less - Hull on Saturday and the Black Stars defender Amartey, will have to fight on to secure a place back in the team . He continued: "So this win is for him and in addition I dedicate it to the Manchester United players who were not involved in the game". The Portuguese, who looks set to add Paul Pogba to his squad after the club confirmed the Juventus midfielder is set for a ...

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  • On target for first USA gold

    The Olympics got off to a shambolic start on Saturday with fans queuing for hours to enter the stadium and some spectators missing their events as many athletes competed in front of eerily empty stands. "It's the first gold medal in Vietnam's history, I feel very lucky", said the modest, 41-year-old military officer. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 40 shots with an air rifle at 10 meters distance from the standing position.

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  • Indian hockey team eye improved show

    Indian hockey team eye improved show

    Penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh and drag-flicker V.R. Raghunath are in good form after helping the team to victory in the first match. But we have that as well and having said all that, we got more corners than them and more chances so it is up to us.

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  • Juegos Olímpicos Río 2016: buenas y malas en el tenis

    Juegos Olímpicos Río 2016: buenas y malas en el tenis

    Peers fue dos veces finalista de Grand Slam el año pasado, en ambos casos con el británico Jamie Murray. Djokovic, en tanto, se volverá a unir con el veterano Nenad Zimonjic, ex-N°1 del mundo en dobles pero con quien solo ha ganado dos de sus últimos ocho partidos.

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  • Indians acquire RP Andrew Miller from Yankees for prospects

    The Cleveland Indians have landed relief pitcher Andrew Miller from the Yankees for four prospects, according to multiple sources. However, that trade was stopped by Lucroy, who refused to waive his no-trade clause. Miller is under contract until 2018 for $9 million per season. He does not throw triple digits like some relievers but he has a fine mix of pitches, can locate them well, and get his opponents to chase.

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  • Braves get to Wainwright early, hang on to take series

    HOUSTON - Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and the Texas Rangers got past Houston 5-3 Sunday, beating the Astros for the 11th time in 13 meetings this season. Hernandez followed his hard rookie season with his best in the majors, going 19-8 with two complete games, a shutout and a 3.06 ERA in 32 starts. The result continued St.

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  • Auburn's Stephen Davis Jr. out for season

    Auburn's Stephen Davis Jr. out for season

    Sunday: Wisconsin opens practice Monday (today), and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst tells reporters that the team's returning leading tackler may not be healthy enough to play against LSU. After a full week of teaching, players and coaches said they are excited to raise the tempo and start evaluating who will see the field in September.

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  • Lucía Palermo pasó el repechaje y se metió en cuartos de final

    Lucía Palermo pasó el repechaje y se metió en cuartos de final

    Palermo corrió en la segunda repesca de su categoría que se realizó este lunes, por la calle 1 del denominado 'Estadio de Lagoa', ubicado en el barrio carioca de Copacabana. Detrás de su tiempo de 8:00:59, quedó Yi Ting Huang de China Taipei y Akossiwa Claire Ayivón, de Togo. Mañana desde las 8.30 se desarrollarán las cuatro mangas del single scull masculino, en el que competirá Brian Rosso y desde las 9.10 Palermo irá por un lugar en las semifinales.

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  • Hamlin clinches road course win

    Keselowski struck the rear end of Truex's auto during an attempt to lunge from third to the lead on the last lap. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver now owns victories on every variety of track comprising the Sprint Cup schedule (superspeedway, intermediate, short track, road course).

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  • El Enard informó cuánto cobrarán los atletas por medalla

    El Enard informó cuánto cobrarán los atletas por medalla

    El Ente Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (ENARD ) anunció los montos de las recompensas económicas a quienes sean medallistas olímpicos en Río de Janeiro. En tanto, en las competencias por equipos también habrá recompensas monetarias. Los entrenadores nacionales de los atletas o equipos que se cuelguen medallas también serán premiados.

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  • Knox ready for potential Sunday shootout at Travelers

    Knox ready for potential Sunday shootout at Travelers

    Russell Knox sank a 12-foot par putt at the final hole to win the Travelers Championship in CT by one shot on Sunday, moving the Scot into contention for a place on the European team at next month's Ryder Cup. "Holing nice putts like that obviously helps". After Jim Furyk had stolen the headlines by becoming the first player in PGA Tour history to card a 58, a battling 68 was enough to earn Knox his second win of the season having made his breakthrough at the WGC-HSBC Champions back in ...

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