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  • Olympic Champion's Grandma Wins Gold For Her Twitter Game

    But his grandmother Mavis Williams was up watching - and the 74 year old's tweets have now gone viral with the hashtag #OlympicNan. On Sunday night, she did just that, knocking almost two seconds off the world record in the 400 free to secure her first gold medal of these Games.

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  • Overturned call helps White Sox beat Tillman, Orioles 4-2

    You can't do that against this team". Abreu essentially was the White Sox offense on Sunday, but it wasn't almost enough with James Shields lighting the field aflame via eight runs allowed in 1 1/3 innings. Instead, Shields returned to the form he displayed when he arrived to the White Sox in June. He was charged with eight runs and six hits with two walks and two hit batters, marking the sixth start the right-hander has allowed at least six runs.

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  • PGA Championship: Mickelson frustrated

    PGA Championship: Mickelson frustrated

    But the five-time major victor did return with a bold prediction about what might be to come. He did well to save par from the trees on No. 3, though he couldn't escape with par on No. Then he let out a major sigh of relief. Francesco Molinari birdied his final six holes to card a round of 68. This is my first year on PGA Tour and I have travelled a lot, evolved a lot as a golfer, played with the best on the toughest Tour.

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  • Mourinho 'proud' of record-breaking Pogba move

    Mourinho 'proud' of record-breaking Pogba move

    What you think this season is insane, you realise three years later is not insane any more. That's because Manchester United have confirmed that Paul Pogba is due to hold a medical with the club ahead of his world record transfer to the English side.

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  • Brasil empató con Irak y volvió a decepcionar

    Gabigol y Gabriel Jesus , dos de los prometedores jugadores de Brasil , tampoco pudieron hacer mucho, y el segundo, que la semana pasada fue fichado por Manchester City, fue abucheado a todo pulmón al ser reemplazado en el segundo tiempo.

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  • Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly

    Le Clos, who had been sitting next to the American, stood in front of him and began shadow boxing, which appeared to disturb his rival's mental preparation. Phelps prefers the version of the procedure that involves heated cups. In Monday night's semifinals, Phelps and le Clos did head-to-head battle in the same heat, racing in lanes 3 and 5.

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  • Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she planned

    Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she planned

    Franklin, victor of four gold medals as a teen at the 2012 London Olympics, finished last in her heat Monday night. Needing to prove she still belonged on the global stage, Franklin fell flat at the Olympic trials where she missed qualifying for the team in the 100-meter backstroke, an event she won at the 2012 London Games.

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  • 10 things learned after wild Watkins Glen weekend

    This is a good time. "I've finally won at all of the (types of) race tracks, so it's a great accomplishment for us", said Denny Hamlin . Buescher arguably benefited from the final red flag period as he had time to be checked and released from the infield care center and return to the garage, where his vehicle had been towed after coming to a stop in the grass.

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  • Srisurat and Sirikaew go 1-2 for Thailand in weightlifting

    Srisurat and Sirikaew go 1-2 for Thailand in weightlifting

    Kuo Hsing-Chun of Taiwan won bronze - giving Taiwan its first Olympic medal in this class. The Thai pair always looked likely to dominate proceedings in the women's final - Sirikaew, the London 2012 silver medallist was back in this category having switched down from 63kg, and her rising star of a compatriot had established her huge potential by winning world junior titles in 2014 and 2015.

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  • Tennis, Vinci sconfitta al debutto da Schmiedlova

    Tennis, Vinci sconfitta al debutto da Schmiedlova

    Sfortunato il sorteggio del doppio femminile Errani - Vinci: all'esordio le Chichis affronteranno la coppia tedesca Petkovic - Kerber , ma negli eventuali quarti affronterebbero di nuovo le sorelle Williams, campionesse olimpiche uscenti che 4 anni fa a Londra eliminarono le azzurre proprio ai quarti di finale prima di involarsi verso l'oro.

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  • Grandmother dies celebrating Rio Olympics bronze medal success

    Grandmother dies celebrating Rio Olympics bronze medal success

    The 84-year-old grandmother of a Thai Olympic bronze medal victor collapsed and died on Monday while celebrating the weightlifter's success in Rio , police said. China's Long Qiangquan took gold with a world record of 307kg, while defending champion Om Yun-chol of North Korea took silver with 303kg. "I'm not sure if she was too excited, or if maybe she was already ill", the officer said, per Channel NewsAsia.

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  • So what were those bruises on Michael Phelps' back?

    United States' Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal after the men's 4×100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. The method is said to draw out any toxins, mobilize blood flow, soothe sore muscles and even help cure insomnia. But the study's lack of a control group treated with a sham technique "raises questions of whether it is cupping that is really working or if it has a placebo effect", says David Felson, who directs an ...

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  • Ecuatoriano Mina, 'del polvo' a púgil carismático en Río

    Ecuatoriano Mina, 'del polvo' a púgil carismático en Río

    El martes próximo, en busca al ingreso a cuartos de final, el púgil de Guayaquil topará contra el irlandés Joe Ward, campeón europeo y submonarca mundial de Doha-2015. Luego de ese mal segundo round, el boxeador ecuatoriano bailó un poco en el ring lo que provocó ovaciones de los asistentes quienes gritaron: "olé, olé, olé, Mina, Mina".

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: Canadian Women Advance To Semifinals In Rugby

    Rio Olympics 2016: Canadian Women Advance To Semifinals In Rugby

    They came together to do a job and he was a big part of that. Their 15-5 win over France was a dramatic comeback from their bruising 22-0 loss to Britain earlier in the day but it was still far from their top game. "We started a little bit slowly but we learnt from that and took a more physical approach to our second game against Spain, the 21-year-old from Corinda in south east Queensland".

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  • Juan Martin Del Potro

    Venus, a seven-time Grand Slam title victor and the 2000 Olympic champion, said she and Serena will now focus on the US Open later this month. "No doubt this is one of the toughest losses in my life and in my career", the distraught Serbian said.

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  • Football Ferns captain free to play after red card overturned

    Football Ferns captain free to play after red card overturned

    Consequently the automatic suspension for the subsequent match - on August 9 against France in Salvador - is no longer applicable. More information to come, including quotes from New Zealand captain Abby Erceg and coach Tony Readings. Federation Internationale de Football Association has chose to exceptionally rectify the error and quash the automatic suspension received by Erceg.

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  • Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Atlanta quarterfinals

    The big-serving American is yet to win a title this season. "More percentage, more power", said Nishioka. Contesting his fifth semi-final of the year, Kyrgios was tested but overcame the emerging Japanese star, registering 16 aces and fending off three of four break points faced.

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  • Detienen en Argentina a dos personas por amenazas telefónicas a Macri

    Detienen en Argentina a dos personas por amenazas telefónicas a Macri

    Durante la madrugada del viernes, se produjo una amenaza de bomba en el departamento de Mauricio Macri, ubicado en Avenida Del Libertador 2712 . "Tal como actuamos días atrás, lo volvimos a hacer en esta ocasión; mantenemos nuestra firme posición de que este tipo de actos no permanezcan impunes ", sostuvo la ministra de Seguridad en referencia a aquel episodio.

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  • Mum hits back at body-shaming stranger at the pool

    Mum hits back at body-shaming stranger at the pool

    Lexi, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, was horrified at being laid into by a fellow woman - who was apparently anxious that pervy men might not approve of what they saw. "You look awesome! So proud of you for standing up to her stupidity! Ignore the lady and the guys who supposedly said some also". Another added: 'You look incredible.

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  • Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens

    Hungary's Katinka Hosszu won gold in 58.45 seconds, Kathleen Baker of the United States took silver in 58.75 and Chinese swimmer Fu Yunahui tied with Masse to win a second bronze medal. The Aussies expect to keep the squad together and keep promoting the sport for another generation, meaning co-captain Sharni Williams won't have to go back to working as a mechanic - unless she wants to - and Green may stick around as the fastest women in world rugby instead of trying to become an Olympian in ...

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  • Team USA Defeats Team Venezuela 113-69

    Team USA Defeats Team Venezuela 113-69

    No one will want to miss a single second of the action as anything is possible, and even blowouts are fun to watch . There are two groups in the event: Group A and Group B. Durant, Anthony, Cousins, Kyrie Irving and Warriors guard Klay Thompson started the game for the Americans, and all 12 players scored. Bogut will also get to play against Harrison Barnes, who was his teammate on the Warriors from 2012-2016 and signed with the Mavericks this offseason after the Durant acquisition by the ...

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  • Kaine Says He and Clinton Will be 'Transparent' on Emails

    She and her campaign have been trying to deny that her prior claim was in conflict with Comey's statement. 'Chris [Wallace] might have been asking her a different question, but the bottom line is this: She made a mistake and she said over and over again, "I made a mistake and I've learned from it, and I'm going to fix it, and I apologize for it, ' Kaine continued".

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  • 'St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

    Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in St. Louis. The throw was offline and Holliday scored what turned the only run in the Cardinals' 1-0 win. "It was just a bad throw, kind of straight in the ground, which I don't usually do", Francoeur said.

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  • Jim Furyk Makes PGA Tour History With Final-Round 58

    And it could have been even lower. The Travelers Companies, Inc. donated $58,000 to a charity of Furyk's choice in honor of his 58 on Sunday. Knox, the third global player to win the Travelers title since 1996, shot a closing 68 to finish one stroke ahead of Jerry Kelly.

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  • Entire Russian team banned from 2016 Paralympics Games over doping

    Entire Russian team banned from 2016 Paralympics Games over doping

    Why is it the Paralympian committee can follow the direction of the world anti-doping authority and ban Russian Federation, but the able-bodied Olympic committee can't? "Irish Paralympic athletes undergo rigorous anti-doping testing, both in and out of competition through Sport Ireland, and we believe the same rigour should be applied by all national anti-doping organisations".

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  • Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen Sunday

    Hamlin did it all in pain. He woke up, and it was there. "It just happens every now and then". He was not injured, and after exiting the auto was unsure exactly what had happened. Back at Watkins Glen for the final time are the top two road racers in NASCAR history - Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. UP FRONT: Danica Patrick led 11 laps on a green flag cycle after running up front for just 10 total laps entering the 22nd race of the year.

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  • Venus, Serena Williams upset in doubles first round at Rio Olympics

    Ledecky also holds the world-record in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events. Kaye Hall: Kaye Hall burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Team USA's score of 185.238 was almost 10 points ahead of second place China . Two members of the US men's team qualified for the all-around finals, and one of the two is former Oklahoma gymnast and All-American Chris Brooks, who finished 19th in the qualifying round on Saturday.

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  • USA trounces Venezuela 113-69 in men's basketball

    The game marked the first time the USA and Venezuela, at number 22 the second-lowest ranked nation in the tournament, had ever met on the Olympic stage and the South American underdogs were at least able to walk off court with heads held high having battled their opponents to an 18-18 draw in the opening quarter.

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