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  • Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson not bothered by Rio 2016 green pool

    Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson not bothered by Rio 2016 green pool

    The pair had no concerns about the water quality, despite the bottom of the pool becoming invisible as the final wore on and the contrast with the adjacent water polo pool became more striking. A personal best in the 10m synchronised diving was good enough only for fifth behind the impeccable Chinese, but after just eight months as a pair, Couch was in no doubt about the potential of the team and the talent of her partner, whom she described as "insane".

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  • West Ham complete signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew for £20.5m

    West Ham complete signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew for £20.5m

    Gold tweeted the news on Monday night, saying: "André Morgan Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew is a Ghanaian worldwide, joins West Ham on a four year deal. The Croatian manager has described Ayew as "a big time marquee player", suggesting the Ghanaian's arrival represents the end of the Hammers' search for a striker.

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  • Michael Phelps recovered from freestyle relay by eating 'a pound of pasta'

    The Rio Olympics may be a swansong for Michael Phelps but the American swimming great is showing no signs of going gentle into the night. Before Monday's swim, le Clos was shadow boxing to get fired up. "It's only a semi", Ledecky said. Hosszu opened the eight-day swimming competition on Saturday by winning the 400 individual medley in a world-record time.

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  • Red Bulls defender Lade out for season with knee injury

    Red Bulls defender Lade out for season with knee injury

    The injury hits didn't stop there for NY, however, as head coach Jesse Marsch also announced on Tuesday that center back Damien Perrinelle will miss four to six weeks with a meniscus injury. The New Jersey native has become an important player for the Red Bulls, making his mark at left back in the 2016 season. He has seen his most successful period under head coach Jesse Marsch and even had his contract extended earlier this season.

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  • Bentley, OneRepublic to perform at NFL kickoff

    With another NFL football season just around the corner, Dierks Bentley has been announced as a featured performer at the league's opening game blowout. The festival will be in the same location where thousands gathered to celebrate the Broncos' championship in February. The Ravens were forced to play on the road because of conflicts with the Baltimore Orioles.

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  • Serena, Nadal advance into singles events' next round at Rio Olympics

    Hardly the first time she's done that sort of thing - and likely not the last, either. That cleared Williams' path to the round of 16, where she will face the tough No. She committed five double-faults in the first set but none in the second. Unlike Grand Slam tournaments, Olympic tennis competitions take place over eight days.

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  • Olympics: Rugby 7s gold for Aussie women

    Olympics: Rugby 7s gold for Aussie women

    Britain's women finished fourth last night after two brutal contests.Reduced to just five players following two quickfire sin-binnings in the semi-final against No2 ranked New Zealand, they never had a chance and duly lost that encounter 27-5.

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  • 5 to Watch: Phelps, Ledecky, Biles & Co. and More

    5 to Watch: Phelps, Ledecky, Biles & Co. and More

    Ten years after splitting up, the tandem of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena have come back together to form the top US men's beach volleyball team. About a week ago, during a final training camp in Atlanta, Phelps did a 100 free time trial.

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  • Ledecky smashes world record to claim gold

    Ledecky finally got over the hump, breaking her previous world record by almost two seconds. The last British man to win an Olympic swimming gold was Adrian Moorhouse in the same event in 1988, six years before Peaty was born. Sjostrom might be the only person in Rio capable of upsetting Ledecky's bid to become the first woman to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles since Debbie Meyer did so at the 1968 Olympic Games.

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  • Michael Phelps game face becomes latest Olympics meme

    But in London, 2012 , a South African swimmer named Chad le Clos snuck in and out touched Phelps in the final of what had become his signature race - the 200 fly that started it all. Phelps was speaking after young team-mate Lilly King made it clear she did not think Russian Yulia Efimova should be competing in the Rio Games. Phelps shot a death stare when Le Clos wasn't looking, launching a meme.

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  • Andy Murray struggles with flag at hilarious Rio photoshoot

    This time, the men's event will be missing top 20 players Federer, Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, Dominic Thiem, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Feliciano Lopez and Nick Kyrgios. The Brit won the singles at London 2012 and has chose to defend his title, despite worries over Zika in Brazil. In the women's game, 22-time grand slam victor Serena Williams is hot favourite to retain the Olympic singles gold that she won for the first time in 2012.

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  • Michael Phelps' Death Stare At Rival Chad Le Clos Is Epic

    Michael Phelps' Death Stare At Rival Chad Le Clos Is Epic

    Virginia Thrasher of the US competes in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition on August 6 at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro . Since 2004, only one man has been a constant presence atop the podium after the 200m butterfly at the Olympic Games.

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  • Michael Phelps gave a rival swimmer the #Phelpsface and Twitter exploded

    Michael Phelps gave a rival swimmer the #Phelpsface and Twitter exploded

    A team gold would also put Biles on the road to the record haul of five gold medals the 19-year-old covets in Rio. Phelps posted the second-best time in the semifinals for the men's 200m butterfly semifinals in Rio. "It's the third round that counts". Russian state TV, after watching more than 100 of its athletes become embroiled in a doping investigation that excluded them from the Rio Games, took a dig at Phelps when it branded cupping "as-yet legal doping" in a lengthy feature ...

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  • US women's field hockey team faces No. 3 Australia next

    US women's field hockey team faces No. 3 Australia next

    In just two games, the United States field hockey has knocked off two of the best teams in the world. "We check off all of our boxes to ensure we're well prepared before each match", Vittese said via a team release. Briggs was credited with a dozen saves in the opening match for the U.S. Team USA would double its edge on a penalty corner in the third period playing a man-up.

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  • Upsetting! Djokovic 1 of 3 top seeds out of Olympic tennis

    Olympic gold is about all that's missing for 12-time grand-slam champion Djokovic, but the 29-year-old was nearly powerless in his first-round loss. After the Serbian completed his career Grand Slam by winning his first French Open earlier this year, an Olympic gold medal was virtually all that was missing from his trophy case.

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  • 'Phelps Face' is meme of the moment

    'Phelps Face' is meme of the moment

    Rio De Janeiro , Brazil -Michael Phelps announced his retirement after 2012 Olympics but made a decision to comeback for 2016 Rio Olympics after being disappointed with how his subordinates swam in the 4x100 relay losing to France at the 2013 World Championships.

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  • Ledecky strikes gold in the 400m women's free -breaks own world record

    Ledecky strikes gold in the 400m women's free -breaks own world record

    Ledecky blazed in the blue tank, timing in at 3:56.46 Sunday to win the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Games. "It was a great night for Team USA", Ledecky said . Faster than fast, as it turned out. Who does that? Katie Ledecky, that's who. Phelps was part of the 4x100m relay team that won gold in thrilling and historic fashion at the 2008 Beijing Games over a favored French team, before the French returned the favor in 2012.

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  • Gymnastics: Team USA and Simone Biles take team gold

    What do you think of this revelation? The Americans have been the best in the world for years, a fact they reiterated here with a dominating win and emphatic smiles. We fought through everything and there was no giving up. However, regardless of good intentions, the rule has sparked controversy as being unfair to athletes who would have qualified (like Douglas) if it were not in place.

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  • American Ryan Murphy wins gold in men's 100 back

    American Ryan Murphy wins gold in men's 100 back

    If U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman has trouble sleeping Monday night it wasn't because she was concerned about the competition at the team final at the Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Or you can read on anyway: Gymnastics is richly visual, and we won't be trying the almost impossible task of representing every movement in a team competition here.

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  • Michael Phelps gives rival terrifying death stare, inspiring #PhelpsFace

    After the race, in which Phelps beat le Clos by more than a second, he was asked about his rival's dancing. "I swim for not only my country, my coach and my teammates but I swim for my family as well. " He said I was his hero, and then he was calling me out". Phelps will be in Lane 5; le Clos will be right next to him in Lane 6. So when they were in ready room preparing for Rio's 200 butterfly semifinal, le Clos shadowboxed - perhaps attempting to bother Phelps - and Phelps shot a stare ...

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  • Le Clos out to usurp the legend

    Le Clos out to usurp the legend

    Before Phelps traveled to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, he visited a barber shop in Sandy Springs to get his hair trimmed so he looks his best while standing on the podium with a Gold medal around his neck. Athletes who use the alternative therapy swear by it and so far, there are no known side effects to it. And it's not just for star athletes. Sometimes the cups are applied with the help of heat.

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  • Team USA shakes off sluggish start in blowout win over Venezuela

    Those opinions won't change after this performance. If the USA wins gold this year it will be the team's third straight Olympic gold medal. Anthony, who had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, one steal and one block, tied LeBron James and David Robinson for most Olympic games played for the United States with 24.

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  • An Olympic golf course built for wind, and for scoring

    An Olympic golf course built for wind, and for scoring

    On the course, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is the top seed but Germany's Martin Kaymer, his playing partner in the opening two rounds, is a double major victor and there are a host of other major holders in the field. Maybe a medal means more to them than the PGA guys? The gold medal could stir more interest among Brazilians in the Games, with organizers having struggled to draw locals to the event in the midst of a severe economic downturn.

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  • Olympics-Dutch cyclist still in hospital after horror crash

    The course for the road race was criticised by Chris Boardman following Van Vleuten's crash, with the Briton stating he was "angry" about the "dangerous" route. It is not the first time Van Vleuten has suffered serious injuries after a crash. Last August, she suffered three broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a collapsed lung after being hit by a vehicle in Italy during a training ride.

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  • #PhelpsFace, #OlympicSongs are trending, actress Leslie Jones invited to Rio

    #PhelpsFace, #OlympicSongs are trending, actress Leslie Jones invited to Rio

    Throughout the weekend, she's been tweeting commentary on the games and cracking up the internet. What is he listening to? . Want to come?' he tweeted the former Saturday Night Live comedian - and Leslie was quick to accept. Well NBC - the network broadcasting the games - noticed . But none of this seems to have jumpstarted Twitter's user growth or revenue, which goes to show that finding and highlighting the Joneses of the world isn't easy.

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  • USA's Simone Biles to do all-around in gymnastics Olympics team final

    USA's Simone Biles to do all-around in gymnastics Olympics team final

    So far, the United States leads with a strong medal count with nineteen total overall, five gold, seven silver, and seven bronze. On Sunday, Team USA dominated team qualification. And she's favored to win five Gold medals at the Rio Olympics, which would shatter the American record of three. Douglas was the only American to do the all-around in the team final in London, but the USA pipeline has produced a team that is even deeper and more versatile than the Fierce Five .

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  • Brazil Scores Gold on Win From Hometown Judo Favorite

    DJOKOVIC DOLDRUMS: Novak Djokovic's first-round Olympic exit has left not only the No. 1 tennis player in tears but got attention in Serbia. In a rematch of the semi-final four years ago, London gold medallist Kaori Matsumoto of Japan battled London bronze victor Automne Pavia deep into "golden score" extra time, conquering her French opponent with a waza-ari throw at the 3:50 mark.

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  • Serena Williams wins gold medal for calmest racquet smashing

    In a press conference following her 2016 Wimbledon win, Williams challenged the idea that female tennis players should be paid less because their matches are shorter. Zheng's win was the second top victory of the day for China after national number one Zhang Shuai saved three match points to beat Swiss 12th seed Timea Bacsinszky , 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7).

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