• U.S. men's basketball team dominant in win over China

    They finished with a bronze medal behind Argentina and Italy. The massive letdown resulted in USA Basketball bringing in Krzyzewski to completely overhaul the program and get long-standing commitments from the NBA's best players. They suffered the most one-sided defeat U.S.A. Basketball has ever endured in the first game - a 19-point loss to Puerto Rico - and also lost to Lithuania and Argentina before beating Lithuania in the consolation game.

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  • Australian Athletes Were Robbed In Rio's Olympic Village

    Australian Athletes Were Robbed In Rio's Olympic Village

    It was dealt with by the local fire brigade after they were alerted to it, but if it had of been worse the outcome could have been much graver for Warren and others. The fire broke out on Friday evening in the building's underground parking lot, according to a statement from the team . "I wish I could run around in the (athletes') village catching Pokemon", New Zealand soccer player Anna Green told The Associated Press .

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  • Adam Peaty smashes world record in delivering gold for Britain

    Defending champion Cameron van der Burgh, who qualified seventh quickest for the semis, insisted the gold medal was still up for grabs, despite Peaty s remarkable swim. "The years of hard work have paid off". I touched the wall and looked to my left and thought 'where is everybody?' I thought the best possible race I could do would be to get 57.3 so to get 57.1 is something else.

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  • Actors You Probably Didn't Know Almost Played The Joker

    The supervillain action movie , starring the likes of Jared Leto as The Joker , Will Smith as Deadshot, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, was panned by critics, but fans made a decision to give director David Ayer the benefit of the doubt and flocked to cinemas upon the DC Comics film's release on Thursday night (04Aug16).

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  • Australian Spinner Steve O'Keefe Fined For Offensive Behavior

    Australian Spinner Steve O'Keefe Fined For Offensive Behavior

    Police also issued O'Keefe with an infringement notice for offensive behaviour at the hotel, meaning he must pay a separate fine. O'Keefe played in Australia's first-Test defeat to Sir Lanka at the end of last month, picking up an injury that ruled him out of the second game of the series.

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  • 16 facts: Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    The Greeks say the athlete has left the Olympic Village. At one point, the stage went dark and became an enormous catwalk for local girl and supermodel Gisele Bundchen to strut her stuff accompanied by the famous bossa nova tune " Girl From Ipanema ".

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  • Dodgers call up rookie Rob Segedin, start him in LF

    Dodgers call up rookie Rob Segedin, start him in LF

    The Dodgers optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Oklahoma City and, to make room on the 40-man roster transferred Trayce Thompson to the 60-day disabled list. Taylor, acquired from Seattle in June, hit.235 with one homer and seven RBIs in 24 games for Los Angeles. He started five games at second base, three games at shortstop and twice at third base.

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  • Olympic swimming results 2016: Adam Peaty wins gold in men's 100m breaststroke

    Britain's Jazz Carlin took the silver medal, and Leah Smith of the United States won bronze. However, none of that illustrious trio demolished the opposition the way Peaty has over two days in Rio. "I'm really pleased for him, he deserves everything he gets". The 47-year-old was placed in a coma just 10 months ago after suffering head trauma following a cross-country fall.

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  • China wins Olympic gold in men's 10 meter synchronized diving

    Boudia and Johnson scored 457.11 over their six dives while China posted a total score of 496.98. But before he can medal individually, he'll have to take on the synchronized event with partner Johnson. Boudia, a 27-year-old Texan native, was part of the bronze-medal winning duo for the 2012, partnering with Nicholas McCrory. The silver is the highest the United States has ever placed in the event, marking the first career medal for 20-year-old American Johnson in his first event.

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  • Team USA wins 12 medals in first weekend of Olympics

    This fetched her first gold medal of the Rio Olympics 2016 after the silver medal she won on the previous day as a part of the American squad in the Women's 4x100m freestyle finals. Her title will be taken from her when the legal process is complete and Hsu will be promoted to first place. On a night of records, Sjostrom clocked 55.48 in the 100m breaststroke to win gold.

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  • Andy Murray ready to defend title in Rio

    The final selection of Murray was made by a panel headed by Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England, after Britain's athletes also had their say. "To lead out your country at an Olympic Games is obviously a huge, huge moment in anyone's career and I'll remember it for the rest of my life".

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  • Edwards secures pole for Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

    The Joe Gibbs Racing star built on the momentum of his Top-10 finish at Pocono last week with a fast lap at the NY road course. Only eight drivers have started as many in series history. He did finish fourth at Watkins Glen a year ago and ninth in 2014, but has only led three laps there. Television cameras showed Brad Keselowski walking over to apologize to Martin Truex Jr.

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  • Delta resumes some service after hours of global outage

    The airline ranks third globally when it comes to number of passengers carried, and this computer glitch certainly isn't doing anything to get the week off to a good start for passengers. Delta said in a later statement the breakdown was caused by a power outage in Atlanta that began at around 2:30 am (0830 GMT). Delta Air Lines is the latest airline forced to scramble following a crippling technological outage.

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  • Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: What to know

    About 12,000 athletes from a record 207 counties are walking across the stadium during the ceremony. Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen's sashay across the stadium to the sound of The Girl From Ipanema will no doubt feature in newspapers around the globe, as will a clever section that featured a biplane appearing to fly out of the stadium and circle the city's signature Christ the Redeemer statue.

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  • Winnipeg Transit swipe cards on sale for all riders

    Winnipeg Transit swipe cards on sale for all riders

    The $17 million system was originally supposed to be in place in June 2013, but technology issues kept pushing the date back. Cards are also on sale online at or by calling 311. There are two types of fares that can be loaded onto Peggo cards: e-passes and e-cash. Transit is encouraging riders to use up paper tickets and passes before switching over.

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  • La UC viajó para su duelo con Real Potosí

    La UC viajó para su duelo con Real Potosí

    Los cruzados dejaron su país después de empatar con O´Higgins (1-1) y disputar un amistoso contra Deportes Santa Cruz el fin de semana finalizado con triunfo a su favor por 1-0 con gol de Diego Bounanotte, mientras para el complemento utilizó al equipo Sub-17 y cayó derrotado por 0-2.

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  • Cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten Crashes During Olympic Race

    Cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten Crashes During Olympic Race

    Johansson added another silver to her one from Beijing in 2008. Leading rider, Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten , was involved in a sickening accident just 11km from the finish line, crashing over the handlebars after her front wheel came out from underneath her in the slippery conditions.

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  • Grabich tuvo una buena performance pero quedó afuera de las semifinales

    Grabich tuvo una buena performance pero quedó afuera de las semifinales

    Como una demostración que no sufre de pánico escénico, al contrario ya que rinde aún más en campeonatos mundiales o certámenes panamericanos, el nadador santafesino Federico Grabich estableció el nuevo récord argentino de los 200 metros estilo libre en pileta larga en Río 2016 donde arribó tercero entre los ocho competidores de su serie eliminatoria a sólo veintiséis centésimas de clasificar a la semifinal.

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  • Aly Raisman's Parents Win Gold In Wobbling

    Aly Raisman's Parents Win Gold In Wobbling

    Probably watching your son or daughter compete in the Olympics. Lynn and Rick Raisman don't hide their emotions when they watch their daughter perform in the Olympics. In an interview with People , Lynn Raisman said she "always cries" at her daughter's meets. Their facial expressions were tense and they mimicked Raisman's every move, while swaying back and forth, and grabbing each other tightly for moral support.

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  • Serena Williams And Venus Lose Olympic Doubles Match For The 1st Time

    After 3 gold medals as a team, it was the Williams sisters first loss in 16 matches. They were the expected victor because they have always won the doubles match for the last Olympics. We had a chance to compete for our country, we did the best that we can, and we had a blast out there. Venus said she and Serena will now focus on the US Open later this month.

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  • Nadal ready to play in all three events in Rio

    Nadal ready to play in all three events in Rio

    It's not ideal. The MRI scan was OK. World number five Nadal spent a lengthy period after his practice session on centre court discussing his plans with the team doc-tor and team captain Conchita Martinez. Rafael Nadal serves during a night practice session at the Tennis Olympic Center in Rio de Janeiro . "Nadal is the best option we have to win a medal".

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  • Woman archer Laxmirani out of individual event at Rio

    Woman archer Laxmirani out of individual event at Rio

    She scored 28 out of a possible 30 in the second round whereas Laxmirani managed only 26. Majhi is the least experienced among the three women archers representing India in Rio but she hopes to win big on the podium. Longova replied to Majhi's opening shot of 7 with another 10-pointer, which smashed the Indian archer's chances of a comeback. The Indian women's team comprising Laxmirani, Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari lost to Russian Federation in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

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  • Rio Olympics: Ginny Thrasher wins first Team USA gold medal

    She will also compete in the three-position shooting on August 11. (Get to know these First-Time #TeamUSA to Look Out for In Rio.) "Taken together, the five sports are an innovative combination of established and emerging, youth-focused events that are popular in Japan and will add to the legacy of the Tokyo Games", said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, in the press release .

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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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