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  • Australia take gold in first-ever Olympic women's rugby 7 championship

    She did come back on and managed to score her 10th try to secure her position as the tournament's leading scorer, but by then the hopes of the gold medal had gone and she was in tears as New Zealand performed a rousing post-match haka. The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has created a pathway through the QAS Women's Sevens Academy and six Queenslanders were selected to this Rio squad of 12 with both travelling reserves coming from the QRU academy.

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  • Ledecky, not Franklin, all the rage in Rio Games

    Ledecky, not Franklin, all the rage in Rio Games

    Ledecky, who added gold to the silver she won in the women's 4×100 free relay, is also favored in other two individual events: the 200 and 800 free. Phelps retired four years ago, insisting he was done with swimming, only to return for what he calls his real farewell, the one that will send him out the way he really wants to go.

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  • Paul Pogba Returns to Manchester United

    Mourinho concluded: " He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond ". That would see the 23-year-old eclipse the £85 (B3.8bn) Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale in 2013.

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  • Knox wins Travelers Championship after Furyk sets record

    Knox wins Travelers Championship after Furyk sets record

    Then, after six pars, he holed out a 113-yard shot for eagle on the par-4 12th. He two-putted on the 18th green after setting the nine-hole record with an eight-under 27. Another day, another Wildcat making history, we will take it! Still, it helped the young American out of a mini-drought and gave Thomas his first top-10 finish since a T-3 result at The Players Championship back in May.

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  • Many upset by Hall of Fame groundskeeping gaffe

    Fans may not have gotten the game they looked to as the unofficial opening night of football but the league, Hall and both the Packers and Colts opted to be on the side of player safety and not risk the health of their athletes for an exhibition contest.

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  • American teenager wins first gold of Rio Olympics

    American teenager wins first gold of Rio Olympics

    American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. "It was just a big rush of adrenaline", Thrasher said of her first hunting trip in an interview with The Washington Post . She also competed in the 2012 London Games and pulled off a clutch shot in the Rio final, hitting 10.9 to stay alive in the second round.

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  • Brutal caída de una ciclista holandesa que estaba cerca del oro

    Brutal caída de una ciclista holandesa que estaba cerca del oro

    Ahora estoy en el hospital con algunas lesiones y fracturas, pero estaré bien. "La mayoría están muy decepcionados después de la mejor carrera de mi carrera", publicó Van Vleuten tras el accidente. Tras finalizar la competencia , un miembro de la delegación holandesa dijo a DPA: "Ya está consciente y con nuestros médicos en la ambulancia".

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  • Angels designate Lincecum for assignment

    Mike Freeman , making his Mariners debut after being called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, had his first two major league hits, including an RBI single to cap the decisive three-run fourth inning. "He looked good against Cruz". "Obviously, there was nerves", said Freeman, who did not yet have a nameplate above his locker. O'Malley turned on an 0-1 pitch from Deolis Guerra and drove it into the right-field seats for his second home run of the season.

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  • Rio native Rafaela Silva wins Brazil's first gold of the

    BRAZIL BLEAK: It has come to this for the Brazilian men's soccer team: The fans are so disappointed with the team that they heckled football icon Neymar and chanted the name of the women team's star during a lackluster, scoreless tie against Iraq over the weekend.

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  • Phelps takes his 19th Olympic gold

    Phelps takes his 19th Olympic gold

    But really, that was all he could do. He hated it. He thought about a comeback. This time, he was wearing a racing suit. But that gold medal will never let him forget. On the stroll around the deck, gold medals slung around their necks, Dressel lost it, too. "I didn't know if I was going to get here or not", Vollmer said.

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  • Mourinho backs Pogba to be Man Utd's 'heart' for next decade

    The deal is for five years with the option for a sixth. France global Pogba left United as a teenager in search of senior football in 2012 and got a lot more than he bargained for at Juve, transforming himself into one of the world's premier midfielders, winning four Serie A titles among other honours.

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  • Tim Tebow to pursue a career in professional baseball

    Tim Tebow to pursue a career in professional baseball

    Tebow hit.494 as a high school junior and some veteran baseball scouts said he would have been drafted coming out of high school if he had played his final year, but Tebow was off to Gainesville to pursue gridiron glory in what would have been his final high school semester.

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  • Phelps is touting the benefit of cupping _ but does it work?

    Phelps is touting the benefit of cupping _ but does it work?

    Then after 20 minutes and they are taken off depending on what your therapist is trying to do, you just feel unbelievable release", said Johnston. South Africa's Chad Le Clos, front, and Japan's Masato Sakai competes in a heat of the men's 200-meter butterfly during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday , Aug.

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  • Oh Say Can You Sob: US Swimmers Get Emotional at Rio Games

    On Sunday the came closer than anyone has ever done wearing textile suits, when the quartet of Caeleb Dressel , Phelps , Ryan Held and 100 freestyle world champion Nathan Adrian clocked 3:09.92. "When people get the treatment and they recover really fast, they don't care about the scientific evidence - they just care that it works". In the U.S.it is sometimes used in addition to acupuncture or massage.

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: What time does Michael Phelps swim on Sunday

    Rio Olympics 2016: What time does Michael Phelps swim on Sunday

    Katie Ledecky almost broke her own world record in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle, setting herself up as the overwhelming favorite to capture her first gold medal of these games in the final Sunday night. At the last Olympics she represented Albania because Kosovo was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee until 2014. The day's action is served up starting at 10:45 a.m.

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  • Lilly King Puts Exclamation Mark On Big Day For US Swimming

    The U.S. men's basketball team surged after a slow start, beating Venezuela 113-69 on Monday night and Serena Williams struggled before beating France's Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 6-2 in her bid for a second consecutive singles gold medal. "My life is changing right now", King told reporters . Neither did another swimmer who has won more Olympic medals than anyone while competing clean.

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  • Canada win bronze in rugby sevens in Rio

    Kayla McAlister breaks through Australia's defence to score for New Zealand. "But we're in medal contention, so (we're) excited". Welsh winger Jasmine Joyce, the sole non-English player in Britain's team, pulled a five-pointer back, but Landry had the last laugh with her second as the Canadians claimed a measure of revenge for their loss to England in the 15-a-side women's Rugby World Cup final in 2014.

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  • Seager hits homers No. 20 and 21, Dodgers beat Phillies 9-4

    Seager hits homers No. 20 and 21, Dodgers beat Phillies 9-4

    The Philadelphia Phillies offense has been on fire in the second half, and they've won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. "Outside of that wild throw to the plate, it could have been a lot cleaner outing for him". Ever so briefly a Dodger (he was acquired from the Padres as part of the Matt Kemp-Yasmani Grandal trade and then flipped to the Phillies as part of the trade for Jimmy Rollins ), Eflin was roughed up for five runs in the first inning Monday, ...

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  • Two NCAA punters killed in Wisconsin vehicle crash

    Two NCAA punters killed in Wisconsin vehicle crash

    LSU coach Les Miles is thankful to be able to talk to Colby Delahoussaye and eventually he will be able to hug him. The accident that took place at about 11:45 p.m., is still under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department .

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  • Rio opening ceremony posts lowest overnight ratings since 1992

    The 16-year-old Hernandez was born as Chusovitina was planning to compete in her third Olympics in 2000. Gabby Douglas is a two-time gold medalist. Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal on Sunday. and the host nation's fans have become enamored of their team as the men disappoint. They will be tackling a slightly shorter version of the men's course that caused all kinds of problems Saturday when numerous riders lost chains or had other mechanical problems on the cobblestones.

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  • Muhammad first US athlete to wear hijab at an Olympics

    Ibtihaj Muhammad od the United States adjusts her hijab prior to competing with Olena Kravatska of Ukraine in the women's individual saber fencing event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Monday, Aug. I can't say I won't be nervous", Da Silva said. The host nation won their first gold of the Games through Rafaela Silva in Judo, while Novak Djokovic as he and Nenad Zimonjic crashed out in the men's doubles.

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  • Blue Jays' road to success includes familiar curves

    Batted ball luck just refused to go in the O's favor and the Jays scored on a fielder's choice that was nearly an inning-ending double play. It's blown up, that's all I can say right now. Newly-acquired reliever Joaquin Benoit , Roberto Osuna , Jason Grilli and Brett Cecil pitched four scoreless innings for Toronto, but Morales struggled out of the gate in the 12th.

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  • Michael Phelps Powers US To Victory And Wins His 19th Gold Medal

    Michael Phelps Powers US To Victory And Wins His 19th Gold Medal

    Following Phelps' 19th Olympic gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay, the anchor of a Russian show explained cupping to viewers by saying: "Following the Hollywood trend, the method was adapted by athletes". "It's always great to see a fairytale like that unfold in a race you're a part of", James Magnussen said. It's a remarkable turnaround for a team that was lackluster at the 2015 world championships in Kazan, Russia, last August.

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  • Rio Games: IOC Gives Approval to 271 Russian Athletes

    The IOC instead it left it up to individual sporting federations to clear Russian competitors if they met a set of criteria, including a clean doping past and sufficient tests at worldwide events. Another Russian cyclist Sergei Shilov will also take part in the Games. "Today there is no cleaner and more regulated team than Russia's ". In accordance with the decision of the IOC Executive Board on 24 July 2016, the IOC would accept entries by the ROC only if a number of very strict ...

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  • Nico Rosberg rues disappointing German Grand Prix performance

    Rosberg now trails Hamilton by 19 points in the Formula One drivers' standings, having held a 43-point gap over the Briton earlier in the season. Rosberg, determined to take back the championship lead from Hamilton on Sunday after losing it in last weekend's race in Hungary, lapped the 4.5-km Hockenheim track in 1m14.363s.

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  • Whipping winds affect day 2 of Rio Games

    Either way, rest assured the Rio Olympics is now underway. Women's sabre medals begin with the bronze bout is set for 5:15 p.m. and the gold for 5:45 p.m. Bolt has also announced that these will be his final Olympic games as he'll retire in 2017 after the world championships in London, so take the time to watch the fastest man in the world make history in Rio.

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  • Storms, no new pairings set up wild finish at PGA

    He did have his moments, but he never really was a threat to Walker. In the longest final day at the PGA Championship in 64 years, Walker produced three big birdies on the back nine at Baltusrol and held his nerve against the No. Open and Zach Johnson at the 2015 British Open. At the venue itself, Jason Day hung around in narrow defeat to make a point of congratulating the 37-year-old.

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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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