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  • United States Men Blow Out China By 57 In Olympic Basketball Opener

    United States Men Blow Out China By 57 In Olympic Basketball Opener

    Over the weekend, former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen won gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay for Team USA, and UT sophomore Townley Haas advanced to the 200-meter freestyle finals Sunday night at the 2016 Olympic Games. The Venezuelans looked overmatched for most of the game as the talent differential was just too much to overcome. Chinese point guard Zhao Jiwei led the country in rebounds and assists with 6 and 5 respectively as head coach Gong Luming was clearly overmatched by the ...

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  • Spoiler alert: women's gymnastics team goes for the gold

    Spoiler alert: women's gymnastics team goes for the gold

    They didn't hop off balance beams. Her teammate Raisman, a veteran of the 2012 squad, didn't budge on hers. "If you try to run, it's hard to catch up", US coach Mihai Brestyan said. Impressed by the tiny girl's explosive power and "air sense"-a gymnast's catlike ability to stay oriented while flying through the air-Boorman soon became Biles's personal coach, a position she has held to this day".

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  • Social Media Olympics: Internet Explodes After Phelps Wins 19th Gold

    Ledecky also claimed silver in the 4x100 free relay and has two more races to go, setting herself up for a medal haul that would fully live up to the enormous expectations she faced coming into the Olympics. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , she deferred her enrollment by a year to give her time to train for Rio. "I knew I wasn't going to be able to see most of the field on the last 50, so I just had to dig deep".

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  • Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps lead US to dominant 4x200 gold

    Lochte appeared in his fourth straight 4x200-meter freestyle relay Olympic final and has now won 12 Olympic medals in his career. Great Britain took home the silver and the Japanese snagged the bronze. Phelps already had one other gold from Rio - his 19th, which came in the 4x100m freestyle relay on Saturday - and a further medal could follow later on Tuesday night in the 4x200m freestyle relay after he was drafted into the United States' team following the afternoon heats.

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  • Phelps, Lochte swim for U.S. in freestyle relay finals

    But a great swim from McKeon saw her grab bronze to add to her gold from the 4x100m freestyle. Also contested on Tuesday will be the men's 4x200 meter freestyle relay. Japan's Masato Sakai took the silver medal and Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi the bronze. In what was shaping up to be another very good night for the Americans, Katie Ledecky took the most challenging step toward a feat that's only been done one other time.

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  • No esperaba ganar ante Djokovic — Del Potro

    El tandilense, apoyado por la mitad de una grada dividida en un ambiente futbolero, se escondió en su toalla al final. Mantuvo el tipo el tenista de Tandil para el que la jornada aún no ha terminado. Su extraordinaria producción le permitió avanzar a la siguiente ronda del singles, donde se medirá con Joao Sousa . Este año perdió fácil con Andy Murray (6-1, 6-3 y 6-1) por Copa Davis , le sacó un set al austríaco Dominic Thiem en Montecarlo y le hizo partido al suizo Stan Wawrinka en ...

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  • USA wins men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Phelps takes 21st gold

    Michael Phelps may have 23 Olympic medals - 19 of which are gold - but he's still very aware of his competition. Le Clos, whose run-up to the Games was overshadowed by news that both his parents had cancer, finished fourth. "That was a really tough race and it hurt really badly", Ledecky said. Four years in which he retired and came back, made friends with Le Clos and spectacularly fell out with him.

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  • Koehler pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 2-0 against Giants

    Koehler pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 2-0 against Giants

    That's baseball". After Giants left-hander Will Smith turned a 7-6 lead into an 8-7 deficit in the bottom of the seventh, Crawford's two-out hit tied it again in the eighth. Martin Prado also went deep and drove in two runs. In the 13th, Crawford joined an extremely short list when he hit a one-out triple just the third six-hit game in the Giants' San Francisco era, joining Benjamin (in 1995, when he famously had a hit in 10 consecutive at-bats over two games at Wrigley Field) and Jesus ...

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  • Carson Fulmer adjusts to bullpen role with White Sox

    By the fifth inning with the Orioles leading 10-2, the only drama was whether Machado would continue his one-man parade. White Sox: A day after he couldn't hold a bat or squeeze his glove, Anderson led off wearing a wrap on his left hand and went 1 for 3.

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  • Aly Raisman on the Magic of the Gymnastics Team Competition

    Aly Raisman on the Magic of the Gymnastics Team Competition

    With Simone Biles's lights-out floor exercise providing the final flourish to a competition in which they hit 12 of 12 routines, that time came Tuesday afternoon - shortly after the scoreboard confirmed they had won the Olympic team gold by a whopping eight-point margin over fierce rival China and just before they stepped up to the medal stand to receive the gold.

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  • Venus finds Olympic tennis no Samba Pa Ti

    Venus finds Olympic tennis no Samba Pa Ti

    The American duo was the No. 1 seed in Rio after their 14th Grand Slam championship at Wimbledon just over a month ago. She added: "The Olympics is a tournament you play once every four years; I've never played the Olympics before so it was already a dream coming true for me...

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  • NBC swim commentator Dan Hicks defends 'sexist' comments on Katinka Hosszu

    Chase Kalisz of the United States, who had been fastest in the heats, finished 2nd and Japan's Daiya Seto took the Bronze. The day after Hillary Clinton became the first major-party female presidential nominee in USA history, her husband was on the front page of some of the nation's most prestigious publications, including The Washington Post .

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  • Michael Phelps Breaks the Internet With His Intense 'Phelps Face'

    Michael Phelps Breaks the Internet With His Intense 'Phelps Face'

    Le Clos was unperturbed and will aim to get Phelps' blood boiling again by retaining his title in an eagerly awaited showdown at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. At the current count, Michael Phelps has 19 gold medals. When Ledecky saw the time - 3 minutes, 56.46 seconds - she let out an uncharacteristic scream and pumped her right fist.

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  • Oro número 20 para Phelps

    El estadounidense, que el domingo por la noche conquistó su 19na medalla olímpica de oro con el relevo de 4x100 libre, hizo un tiempo de 1.55.73, un segundo más que el húngaro Tamas Kenderesi , quien avanzó con la mejor marca, 1.54.73. Phelps , que 20 minutos antes ganó los 200m mariposa, partió cuarto con una excelente ventaja de más de un cuerpo que sacaron Conor Dwyer, Townley Hass y Ryan Lochte.

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  • Scherzer's no-hit bid broken up by Lindor in 7th inning

    The Nats couldn't get much going against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who tossed 6 1/3 shutout frames on four hits and two walks. "He was hitting cleanup tonight for a reason, because of that, and he did a great job and then that steal of third there was huge to be able to get that".

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  • Photos, Video Of Swimmer In 2016 Rio Olympics

    Photos, Video Of Swimmer In 2016 Rio Olympics

    Ledecky finished ahead of silver medalist Carlin Jazz by nearly five seconds. The women cruised to the top of the leaderboard in the Olympic preliminaries. "She did it masterfully". It was the culmination of a challenging couple of years that included a back injury in 2014 and a circuitous career path that included swimming collegiately for Cal before returning to her age-group coach, Todd Schmitz, in 2015 in hopes of finding the form that stole the show in London.

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  • Pandelela Rinong-Jun Hoong win silver medal in women's 10m synchro

    Pandelela Rinong-Jun Hoong win silver medal in women's 10m synchro

    Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, who were joint second with Malaysia after two dives, walked away with the bronze medal after collecting 336.18 points. Meanwhile, Jun Hoong who had just missed out on a medal in the 3m springboard synchronised event with Nur Dabitah Sabri on Sunday came through yesterday, the portal reported.

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  • Novak Djokovic beats Nishikori to win 4th Rogers Cup title

    Novak Djokovic beats Nishikori to win 4th Rogers Cup title

    He put extra loft on a forehead to create an unforced error from Nishikori on game point, before triumphantly pointing at his head to illustrate his savvy. But Djokovic's serve proved to be the difference. "He played really deep, and he didn't give me any, like, free points", Nishikori said. "He won Washington and I saw some of his match yesterday against (Canadian Milos Raonic .) It was great match he played".

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  • Te-ball? Tebow will try to play professional baseball

    Tim Tebow has been out of football for a couple of years now and he's making a comeback to sports. Tebow has trained for the last several months in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Los Angeles at a sport he hasn't played regularly for more than a decade.

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: USA Win Women's Gymnastics Team Gold

    Rio Olympics 2016: USA Win Women's Gymnastics Team Gold

    How to Watch: Watch Team USA go for gold live on your smartphone or desktop computer beginning at 3 p.m . or on NBC4 during prime time. Heads up: There are spoilers ahead! Lochte swam the anchor leg of the 4x200-meter relay, helping the U.S.to a comfortable win in its preliminary heat.

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  • Nuevo triunfo de la dupla en voleibol de playa

    Nuevo triunfo de la dupla en voleibol de playa

    El segundo no fue diferente, pero se quedaron a un paso de la remontada, con 19 por 21. En la última manga los cubanos fueron muy superiores y abrieron el set con una diferencia de cuatro puntos a su favor (7-3), que en pocos minutos elevaron a siete (12-5), para dejar el marcador final en 15-9.

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  • Pogba says he was destined to return to United

    The France global revealed that he spoke with teammates who had played under Mourinho, and expects the Portuguese to help him improve as a player. "I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford". "But this group of 23 is a great group and I think in this moment - and I told them this - there is a little bit of frustration for the ones that I have not selected".

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  • Jeff Gordon tangles with Austin Dillon early at Watkins Glen

    Keselowski rear-ended Truex's vehicle on the final lap of the race, costing Truex a shot at leader Denny Hamlin. Truex tried to make a late move on Hamlin but spun out when Keselowski hit him from behind. "But I really think we've turned the corner with all of our Toyota teams", he continued. "He got the bad end of it". With two laps remaining, Keselowski passed Logano for third with Larson rounding out the top-five.

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  • United States of America make quick work of China

    United States of America make quick work of China

    Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles helped the US bring home gold medals in 2008 and 2012, while Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen were new to the roster 2012 at the games. The heavily-favored Americans weren't really challenged, and had beaten China twice, handedly, in exhibition play. Kevin Durant finished the game with 25 points for Team USA, and Yi Jianlian finished with 25 points for Team China.

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  • "Delpo" le ganó a Sousa y se metió en octavos

    Esta vez su víctima fue el portugués Joao Sousa , al que superó por 6-3, 1-6 y 6-3 y se clasificó a los octavos de final, donde se medirá ante el japonés Taro Daniel . En una colmada cancha central del Centro Olímpico de Tenis , el argentino se dio el gusto de volver a ponerse en los primeros planos del deporte frente a un rival que le llevaba una ventaja de 11-3 en el historial.

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  • Del Potro sends Djokovic packing in Rio shock

    Top seed Novak Djokovic was beaten in the first round of the Olympic men's singles by Juan Martin Del Potro. Murray was more succesful in the singles, beating his first round opponent Viktor Troicki, 6-3 6-2 to set up a clash against Argentine Juan Monaco in Round 2.

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  • Mourinho dedicates Community Shield title to Loius van Gaal

    With the match nearing the end of regulation time, Ibrahimovic , who was playing in his first competitive match for the Red Devils, headed home the victor in the 83rd minute. We honestly can't begin to imagine what Mourinho has against the man. "He is really good on the ball, composed, when he is playing out he doesn't tend to rush and he was strong at the back", Shaw said.

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