• International Olympic Committee bans 118 Russian athletes from Rio on day before Games begin

    RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 5 Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over her ban on running as an independent athlete at the Rio Olympics, she said on Friday. The 271 is about half what the country sent to London in 2012 and gives them only the 11th largest team in Rio. The IOC said on Thursday night that 271 Russians would take part in Rio.

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  • US Women's Gymnastics team rolls in prelims

    US Women's Gymnastics team rolls in prelims

    She finished as the top qualifier to the all around final by nearly two points. Why is that? Well, Gabby was edged by her very own teammates , Simone Biles and Aly Raisman - and only two athletes from each country are allowed in the finals.

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  • "Es muy fuerte lo que estoy viviendo" — Del Potro

    Del Potro , hoy 141 del ranking mundial, ahora se medirá en segunda ronda con el portugués Joao Sousa . Luego del gran "batacazo" de haber derrotado a Djokovic , Del Potro salió a la cancha con muy buen ánimo y eso se vio reflejado en los primeros games.

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  • Del Potro dio otro gran paso en los Juegos Olímpicos

    Del Potro dio otro gran paso en los Juegos Olímpicos

    De esta manera, el argentino continúa con su ilusión en el torneo olímpico y ahora deberá enfrentarse en la próxima ronda ante el japones Daniel. Aunque las cámaras de la transmisión oficial no lo mostraron, los comentaristas explicaron que un fanático brasileño y uno argentino se tomaron a golpe de puño y armaron un gran revuelo.

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  • USA women's rugby finishes fifth at Rio Olympics

    USA women's rugby finishes fifth at Rio Olympics

    After a shaky Sunday, when Australia needed a late equalizer in a 12-12 result against the United States to finish the group stage and New Zealand struggled to a 5-0 win over the Americans, narrowly avoiding a quarterfinal upset, the situation was back to normal with medals on the line.

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  • LGBTQ advocacy group urges Big 12 to pass on adding BYU

    The letters come from national advocacy groups as well, which shows that there is serious weight behind the movement. Athlete Ally, a group that conducts LGBT awareness campaigns for sports leagues, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, sent a letter to Big 12 administrators pointing out the discriminatory practices of BYU.

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  • Klemmer holds ref contact fears ahead of NRL finals

    Klemmer holds ref contact fears ahead of NRL finals

    Jarryd Hayne has escaped a charge from the NRL match review committee for making contact with a referee in his return to rugby league. "With the Jarryd Hayne incident, you can see the referee is stepping back, Hayne is in a position where he is looking to support the next play so the contact there was deemed incidental".

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  • Christian LaCouture suffers significant knee injury at LSU practice

    Christian LaCouture suffers significant knee injury at LSU practice

    LSU redshirt sophomore DT Travonte Valentine has been ruled academically eligible and has rejoined the Tigers. He was ruled ineligible for that season, redshirted, and eventually was dismissed from the university for team violations. Head coach Les Miles spoke with reporters earlier Monday but did not mention either injury. The three-year starter was expected to lead a deep, talented line that could include a new face.

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  • French gymnast aims for Tokyo 2020 despite horror leg break

    French gymnast aims for Tokyo 2020 despite horror leg break

    He underwent surgery late Saturday to fix a broken tibia. "I can be back on my feet in not very long, well "on my feet", everything is relative". "I'm going to return to the venue to encourage my friends because the competition is not over", he continued, referring to teammates Axel Augis and Cyril Tommasone who qualified for all-around and pommel horse finals respectively.

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  • Penn State Nittany Lions

    Penn State Nittany Lions

    Quote of the day goes to Franklin, on former Nittany Lions tight end Adam Breneman , who left the team after suffering a series of injuries, managed Republican Mike Regan's state senate campaign and announced this week he would be returning to the field this fall at Massachusetts: "He tried politics for a couple months, and if anything's going to bring you back to college and bring you back to college football, it's politics".

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  • USA's Virginia Thrasher wins first gold of Rio 2016

    Yi Siling , also of China and the defending Olympic champion, finished third with a 185.4 mark. A 19-year-old with just five years of shooting experience who had never finished higher in worldwide competition than fourth up against fully mature women in their 30s who possessed Olympic championships and world titles.

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  • Japón destrona a China y gana el oro por equipos masculinos

    Mientras que Rusia fue el invitado inesperado al podio cuando se esperaba que China se colgara por lo menos la plata, pero sus errores en la última rotación lo marginaron al bronce cuando se esperaba que repitiera lo de Londres 2012. Esta victoria cumple también con el sueño de Kohei Uchimura , campeón individual en Londres 2012 y seis veces campeón mundial, que había declarado en múltiples ocasiones su obsesión por la victoria por equipos en los Juegos.

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  • Olympic Games make spectacular debut in Rio

    They were more than willing to forget the economic problems plaguing their country as well as the criticism from many over the cost of staging one of the world's largest and most expensive sporting events. "They're talking about slavery?" The track and field stars then watched the official opening ceremony on TV, cheering wildly as their Aussie team-mates emerged in the Maracana.

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  • Manchester United Complete World Record Signing of Paul Pogba

    Manchester United Complete World Record Signing of Paul Pogba

    The current world record transfer fee is the 100 million euros Real Madrid paid to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. "When other people break records, I don't think it's a reason to be sad". "He is a great footballer and when you are Madrid you always want the best", Real coach Zinedine Zidane had said before United wrapped up the deal for a player who scored 34 goals in 178 games for Juventus .

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  • Paralympics ban over doping is grave human rights abuse

    Paralympics ban over doping is grave human rights abuse

    The complete corruption of the anti-doping system is contrary to the rules and strikes at the very heart of the spirit of Paralympic sport. He added: "At the same time as feeling great sympathy towards the Russian athletes, we must not forget the feeling of those athletes from their nations who competed at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter games".

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  • Denny Hamlin holds on to win at Watkins Glen

    Not only does pit strategy play a big role, which can jumble up the running order, but there are certain drivers who you can count on at the oval tracks that aren't almost as dependable on a road course. "Simple as that. All good, it's just hard racing". "If I felt like we were a contender to win every race right now, then maybe I would want the Chase to begin now".

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  • Australia crowned first Olympic women's rugby sevens champions

    New Zealand controlled the game against the British, Woodman showing why she is the highest try scorer on the women's sevens series by taking her Olympic tally to a tournament-leading nine. Canada came into the tournament as a medal contender after winning last summer's Pan American Games and finishing third on the world circuit this season.

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  • US women rout Senegal in record fashion

    US women rout Senegal in record fashion

    Senegal were searching for their first Olympic win going up against the all-conquering United States , a true Olympic dynasty riding a 41-Games unbeaten run. "Physically, they play in another rhythm, another speed". Delle Donne had 11 points, six assists, and two steals against Senegal . The Americans led 35-9 after the first quarter with Taurasi shooting so well.

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  • Río 2016: ganó medalla de bronce y su abuela murió en celebración

    Río 2016: ganó medalla de bronce y su abuela murió en celebración

    Antes del deceso la abuela de Sinphet concedió una entrevista a la prensa local en donde manifestó su tristeza por extrañar a su nieto. En un reporte se indica que la posible causa fue por un fallo cardíaco, pero todavía falta realizar la autopsia para determinar el verdadero motivo, señaló Somwang Prangprakoan , elemento de Policía de Surin.

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: Adam Peaty wins GB's first medal with swimming gold

    His record-breaking performance broke the drought for United Kingdom men, as he is the first United Kingdom male swimmer to take home a gold medal in 28 years. Peaty took everything in his stride with a beaming smile as parents Caroline and Mark watched on. Peaty became the first man to go under 58 seconds in the 100m breaststroke at the world trials previous year, setting what was then a world record of 57.92s.

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  • Gabby Douglas eager to prove critics wrong

    Gabby Douglas eager to prove critics wrong

    So there's definitely a very broad variety of athletes here and competitors from across the world who might not have been at Pan Ams". The closest thing to a controversy is debating the third-most deserving gymnast on the squad. "Not only does Simone Biles do the most hard skills, but she does them with impeccable execution and she's extremely consistent in competition". "When I came back I was just so excited because I missed gymnastics and I was like "Whoa" I want to do stuff".

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  • United to complete £89m Pogba deal within 48 hours

    The 23-year-old, who has been on holiday in the United States since France's defeat by Portugal in the final of Euro 2016 , flew into Manchester today and will start undergoing his medical tests at the club's Carrington base this... You'll recall Jose Mourinho previously saying that his summer transfer buys are 75% complete, with just one midfielder buy remaining. And regarding the announcement that had come earlier that day, Red Devils defender Luke Shaw told MUTV: "After seeing that there ...

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  • Olympic viewing: a commentator's regret, more ratings blues

    Olympic viewing: a commentator's regret, more ratings blues

    That's up nearly 10 million viewers from the night before - though still off 17 percent from the comparable night for years ago in London. Of course, the way people consume television has evolved dramatically during the past four years. This is the first Olympics in USA media history in which there is primetime Olympic coverage on channels other than the primary broadcast network. NBC notes that while its Saturday primetime average was down vs.

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  • Brit Peaty Breaks His Own World Record In Rio

    Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is pedalling for glory and the honour of being Britain's first medallist at the Olympics as the women's road race gets under way in Rio de Janeiro. However fans back in Britain will have to stay up until the early hours of Monday morning if they wish to cheer him on. Her bio states she is a "Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker", and #OlympicNan began to trend on Twitter as she expressed her enormous pride.

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  • Williams sisters suffer first Games doubles loss

    Williams sisters suffer first Games doubles loss

    Serena Williams of the United States fails to return a ball to Australia's Daria Gavrilova in the women's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Aug. Rumor has it, Williams has a few quirky rituals she must do before stepping out onto the court to defend her title. A tough run in the Olympics for the Williams sisters continued yesterday, as Serena and Venus lost for the first time in history in Olympic women's doubles.

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  • Review underway after Pro Football Hall of Fame game is canceled

    No one wants to see a star player suffer a career-ending injury in early August. CANTON, Ohio- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton announced on Monday how it plans to refund money to those with tickets to the canceled game. The traditional exhibition in Canton, Ohio , an extra preseason contest for each team and source of local pride, was canceled when National Football League and team officials deemed the turf unsafe due to hardened paint and loosened rubber pellets.

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  • Dad reacts to AC Milan plans for Real Madrid outcast Isco

    Dad reacts to AC Milan plans for Real Madrid outcast Isco

    Arsenal's attempts to bring in the players they want this summer hasn't been overly successful, if this interest in James is true I'll be quite surprised if that is any different as the Colombian global ending up joining the Gunners isn't something I can foresee, can you? Isco came off the bench in the UEFA Champions League final back in May, but wasn't one of their penalty takers.

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  • Pucallpa: Hincha cae de tribuna cuando policía lo empuja durante intervención

    Pucallpa: Hincha cae de tribuna cuando policía lo empuja durante intervención

    El hecho ya fue compartido en YouTube. Un policía, intentando poner orden, no tomó las precauciones del caso para ingresar a las tribunas y empujó a un hincha que cayó al piso desde una altura aproximada de tres metros. Afortunadamente otras personas que se encontraban en la misma situación lograron salvarse , pese a que la plataforma no tenía ningún cerco de protección.

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