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Rio 2016: Chloe Esposito wins gold for Australia in women's modern pentathlon

Coyle, 25, was hoping to follow in the footsteps of silver medal winners O'Donovan brothers and Annalise Murphy by claiming a podium place in the women's Modern Pentathlon. Can either of the Isaksen sisters do enough to medal in the women's modern pe...

Jager earns 1st US Olympic medal in steeplechase since '84

The Kenyan athlete finished third at the Olympic Games in Rio behind compatriot Conseslus Kipruto and America's Evan Jager . "It looked as though they completed a fun run and not [an] Olympic [race]", - Germany's athletics federation director ...

Stevenson Advances to Boxing Final After Nikitin Ruled Out

Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson kept his flawless record alive against global competition with a unanimous decision victory Tuesday against Mongolia's Tsendbaatar Erdenebat at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Nikitin advanced with a highly controversial decision ...

Joe Ingles' Aussie Boomers Move On To Olympic Semifinals

Later in the day a thriller on all levels took place between rivals Serbia and Croatia , with Serbia's superb third quarter helping them hold off a late charge from Croatia in an 86-83 victory. Mills has been so good that questions now are being...

Lobbies China again on missile defence system

Milley also discussed ways to deepen practical cooperation between the U.S. Army and the PLA in areas like humanitarian assistance and disaster response". According to the Uspacom, Milley will visit several US Army troops in the peninsula. Tensions...

Brazil hands Kerri Walsh Jennings first ever Olympic beach volleyball loss

With Germany winning the men's Olympic gold at the London 2012 Summer Games (Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann), Ludwig and Walkenhorst will be out to match the effort as the pair has already secured their country's first-ever women's Beach Volleyball...

Antonio Conte tells Diego Costa he still needs to improve

I don't like them to move around the pitch, I like them to stay there because you are a forward, you are committed to score the goals, stay in the right position, to play. And having held Chelsea to just one point from their two outings last seaso...

Poland's Wlodarczyk shatters world record for hammer gold

China's Zhang Wenxiu took silver with a season's best throw of 76.75m while Germany's Sophie Hitchon grabbed bronze with 74.54m. She's had to fix it a few times but she said she'll use it for the rest of her career. The two-time world champion ha...

Katie Ledecky Dominates in Final Race, Takes Fourth Gold In Rio

Given Ledecky's age, she could break that record easily in 2020 if she maintains her current dominance. Just moments prior, Ledecky had beat out her own world record by almost two seconds with a final time of 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds, 11 seconds ahe...

Own goal gives Guardiola victory over Sunderland

Manchester City's new manager PepGuardiolagives a thumbs up signal from the dugout before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. I needed us to be a...

What time does Usain Bolt run tonight? Rio 2016 Olympics

Bolt is aiming to repeat his 100m, 200m and 4x100m victories at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. The doping issue gained momentum again when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) controversially banned all Russians with a doping past fro...

Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint

The final result only told half the story, however, as the two teams played-out another chapter in one of sport's most enduring rivalries. Jack has five medals - four gold and one silver . The latter certainly now should be considered to be Brit...

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs and take series 2-0

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka made 281 in their first innings with Kusal Mendis top scoring with 86. The only players who seem to have provided Australia with some fight back were fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who has picked up 17 wickets in ...

Simone Biles ready to soar at 2016 Olympic Games

Americans occupied three of the top four spots in floor exercise , with Biles finishing first, Raisman taking second and Laurie Hernandez finishing fourth. The divide between Douglas and Raisman was slim. Kocian, who made the team based on her e...

Harrison defends title as women's -78kg champion

With just six seconds left, Harrison caught Tcheumeo's arm in an armlock, and forced Tcheumeo to tap out in submission, automatically winning the contest. Harrison is only the second American judoku ever to win two Olympic medals, following Jimmy Ped...

Bills rookie LB Ragland needs knee surgery, may miss season

He played for the University of Alabama before that. A day after Ragland was injured, Buffalo agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent linebacker Brandon Spikes. We're fortunate. We picked up Zach Brown in the offseason, you know, s...

Rio 2016: Bolt targets 'sub-19' 200m

I never knew I would have boat friends. I hope it's your day. The 48-year-old ran a world record 19.32 seconds to win 200m gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. On the walls one graffiti artist had painted Bolt crouching down in a starting position ...

Indiana University's Lilly King beats Russian Yulia Efimova for the gold

But the real BOOM of the night came from 19-year-old Lilly King , who is now seated first in the 100 breaststroke, after her absurdly fast semi-final swim . She studiously avoided any contact with Efimova. She said: "I'm not a fan". Murphy, 21,...

Former Patriots LB Brandon Spikes Signs With Bills

But the hard-hitting linebacker will get a chance at redemption with one of New England's AFC East rivals as he signed with Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Winslow, 33, hasn't played since 2013 when he caught 31 passes in 12 games for the New Y...

Mets acquire NL RBI leader Bruce from Reds

As the trade deadline was coming down to its final hours, several reports said NY was nearing a deal, but nothing was set in stone. "I knew they were going (to trade me) to Cincinnati or I was staying in New York", Nimmo said. Bruce will join a lin...

Rio 2016: Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Olympic vault

He was one the ground for several minutes as they attended to him, as the crowd were gasping and whispering among themselves. The 26-year-old had also competed in the World Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Glasgow last season before earning his ...

Blue Jays acquire Feldman from Astros for minor leaguer

The Toronto Blue Jays traded for a pair of right-handed pitchers 1 August 2016. When he arrived at the park he was informed he had been traded to Toronto . "He was nasty out there". He signed out of high school for $2.3 million. Now a Blue J...

Russian swimmers file appeals against Olympic ban

The two week Games, which will bring some 10,500 athletes from around the world, run from Aug 5 to 21. International Olympic Committee leaders on Saturday (July 30) started talks dominated by fallout from the Russian doping crisis as a Russian swim...

Hamilton approach to FIA over Hungary pole 'regrettable'- Lowe

He said he is feeling confident again. Just five days after losing the lead in this year's championship for the first time , it was a flawless bounce-back by the 31-year-old Mercedes man. Sebastian Vettel, making his first appearance on home soil ...

Turkey and Russian Federation strengthening ties following failed coup attempt

The government blames the uprising on followers of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who lives in the United States and runs a global network of schools and foundations. Gulen has denied any part in the foiled uprising by a faction within Turkey's mil...

Allardyce says Rooney still key to England plans

Allardyce, however, is unlikely to see the benefit during his England tenure. Allardyce said: "I think that it was 10 years since I was last interviewed and to sit here is a huge thrill for me". "Above all, we have to make the people and the ...

Crash kills Nebraska punter, Michigan State former punter

Dan Tracy with Kohl's Kicking said both Sadler and Foltz had been coaching at a weekend clinic in Wisconsin. LSU place kicker Colby J. Delahoussaye, 21, was injured in the accident, sheriff's department Lt. The auto lost control on wet pavement, le...

The Open Championship 2016: Biggest Winners and Losers from Royal Troon

The 40-year-old becomes the first Scandinavian player to win a major title, and he was only the second in history to fire a final-day 63 to do so - emulating the feat of Johnny Miller when he stormed to the US Open title at Oakmont in 1973.

Texans star JJ Watt has back surgery

Watt has undergone back surgery, sources told ESPN on Thursday, in what was the second surgery in six months for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Watt had surgery on July 20th and was held in the hospital for the following day and expec...

Colts' Arthur Jones Suspended four games

Jones won't be eligible to return to the team until October 3 but will be allowed to participate in training camp and preseason games. Jones is eligible to participating in preseason practices and games. Jones is a defensive lineman for Indianapoli...

Swiss rider quits Tour to focus on Olympics

The 31-year-old Cavendish, who had not won more than three stages on the Tour since 2011, attributed his success in this year's race partly to his track preparation for the Olympics. I want to say thank you to them, along with all the fans for their ...

France seeks healing final victory vs underachiever Portugal

Deschamps will try to keep France's final preparations in line with their work throughout the competition, but he concedes it is pointless to try and convince his 23-man squad that they are taking part in simply another game of football. But Ronaldo,...

Wales 3-1 Belgium: Nine things we learned

The stunning victory against a side ranked second in the world was the greatest result in Welsh football history and will embolden the players when they meet Portugal next Wednesday to fight for a place in the final. "We'll recover from this game i...

Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum argue over player discipline

Saban knew he would be open to criticism after making this call and after the general session with the media, Saban sat down with the SEC Network crew where Paul Finebaum reminded him of the criticism he's subjecting himself to. "Do we condone the be...

Machado's 3-run homer lifts Orioles over Dodgers 4-1

Seager extended his hitting streak to 18 games with the double, tying Bill Sudakis (July-August 1969) for the second-longest rookie hitting streak in franchise history. With no outs, his double also put two men in scoring position. After an intention...

Sixers eager to see Simmons play summer league

While that's all well and good, and you can find examples of his game easily, Simmons also demonstrated an equally rare talent on The Project tonight - not being absolutely blown away by the fact that he'd just become a multi-millionaire sports sta...

National Hockey League approves Las Vegas expansion team

All players who have now effective and continuing no-movement clauses at the time of the expansion draft must be protected and will be counted toward their club's applicable protection limits, unless the player chooses to waive the clause. It may be ...

De Havilland breaks silence on Fontaine feud

She's one of the last living actors from Hollywood's Golden Age and says she thinks people must be surprised to hear she's still around at 100. The famed actress, who starred alongside numerous heavy hitters (Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Bette Dav...

NHL coming to Las Vegas; new team to start play in 2017

Bettman pointed to the successful season ticket drive as a driving point behind the league's openness to a Vegas franchise, but don't forget the $500 million expansion fee that comes with it. The yet-to-be-named Las Vegas team will play at the newl...

Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to win Queen's title

Murray trailed a set and 3-0 before starting his successful drive to reverse the momentum. Then he turned on the jets. The Canadian blasted his way to the first-set tiebreak before Murray recovered to win 6-7 6-4 6-3. If he does, it will give Len...

Senators: bill will give states, cities tools to fight Zika

Representative Nita Lowey, the Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, supports approving the $1.9 billion in emergency funds requested by the Obama Administration in February to address the potential spread of Zika in the U.S.

National Hockey League settles on Las Vegas for expansion

A formal vote is set to be held during the league's board of governors meeting on June 22 in Las Vegas but it requires two-thirds approval to pass, according to ESPN . As for an arena, a 20,000-seat venue recently opened in April near the Las...

'Possession is key,' Chris Coleman tells Wales

England are probably assured of a place in the knockout phase even if they lose on Monday. Gareth Bale's long range free kick meant they went in to half time with a 1-0 lead. Russia's 2-1 defeat by Slovakia undid all the good work of its resilience...

Canadian Brooke Henderson wins Women's PGA

Though she wasn't in the final group, Henderson faced an nearly identical situation on the 18th tee at Sahalee Country Club on Sunday. "An unbelievable day, for sure", said Henderson. "I was just trying to nestle it up and make birdie and that was ...

Warriors up 3-1, One Win Away from Repeat

Stephen Curry's Warriors win in Cleveland . "All the slander", forward Draymond Green said of the criticism directed at his team. "He's a competitor. Their arrival was a welcome relief for the Warriors , who had managed to bury the Cavs in the...

Justin Bieber gets in a fight, parties in Cleveland

The source continued: "During his time off, he has been trying to be as normal as possible and trying to be super low-key about everything". TMZ notes that Bieber "ended up on the bottom of the pile". The 22-year-old pop star and his mom got pa...

Debris in Madagascar, Australia to be analyzed by MH370 team

A Seattle man who earlier this year found debris believed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Mozambique may have found more debris from the plane in Madagascar. "We have seen the photos and governments are being consulted on how best to have ...

Portugal are in good form - Ronaldo

But the highlight was surely this cross from former Chelsea and Barcelona winger Quaresma to set up Ronaldo's first. "I would have liked to have played more tonight, but I need to hold back and give others playing time". Portugal have been drawn i...

Kevin Love 'Auction' Possible If Cavaliers' Struggles Continue

Tests disclosed the concussion and Love was placed under the NBA's concussion protocol , meaning he must pass specific tests before he is allowed to play again. Game 2 of the Cavs vs Warriors was not at all pleasant for LeBron James and the rest o...

Djokovic rallies back to one set all in French Open final

He had lost three finals, including past year to Stan Wawrinka. He first reached the semi-finals in 2007 and now, nine years and four finals later, finally the Coupe des Mousquetaries is his. The next feat on Djokovic's list is the calendar year Gr...

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Celtic 'would have had a chance' with Messi

The Scottish Sun and the Daily Mail both reported that Celtic executives are rolling out the red carpet for the 26-year-old, with manager Brendan Rodgers hoping to sign him in ...

Obama says he and Trump had 'excellent conversation'

After taking office, Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress that could help him implement his legislative agenda and scrap or roll back Obama ...

Jury Deliberations Enter 4th Day in Hot-Car Death Trial

The hot auto death resulted in the court verdict handed down on Monday. Some of the charges were malice murder, cruelty to children, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. Harri...

COLLEGE SOCCER: SIUE to face Michigan State in playoffs' first round

Kentucky will play the victor of the Tulsa v Creighton match, which will be played in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday. The Jumbos were NCAA Division III national champions in 2014, th...

Kendrys Morales to Blue Jays

He was not tendered a qualifying offer by the team, meaning the Blue Jays will not give up any draft pick compensation as a result of the signing. While Bautista might like to st...

Richard Sherman fined for hit on Bills kicker Dan Carpenter

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting Thursday morning that Seahawks cornerback Sherman will be fined "in the neighborhood of $9,000" for running into Carpenter on a play when he had ...

Seattle, Arizona players not sure how to react after 6-6 tie

These two will do battle once more in Seattle on Christmas Eve in week 16. "I'll talk to the league and I'm sure we'll get some kind explanation that's all bull-- like normal...

Stevens fined $500 for skipping race after win

Beholder, who also won the 2012 Juvenile Fillies and 2013 Distaff, is expected to retire with nearly $4.7 million in earnings. The fractions were a little slower than I thought ...

CFP Rankings: Texas A&M; 4th behind 'Bama, Clemson, Michigan

Even if they are, the order may change. That will become less important as we move forward, and wins over top-25 teams should become more important. An undefeated record doesn't ...

Louisville looking for 4th straight win over Boston College

Jackson compounded the humiliation when he faked handoff and went 53 yards through the middle of the BC defense for his third of the game and 19th on the season. But, Louisville ke...

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Harry Caray's grandson on the Cubs' World Series win

Harry Caray's grandson on the Cubs' World Series win

On Wednesday the Cubs will play a game to clinch a World Series title for just the fourth time in team history. Five baseball seasons ago, Kyle Hendricks was playing his fi...

Bulls rout Nets in road opener, improve to 3-0

Bulls rout Nets in road opener, improve to 3-0

During the offseason, the Bulls traded away hometown hero and former MVP Point Guard Derrick Rose , and said goodbye to 2014 free agent signee, Power Forward Pau Gasol. However, B...

Leafs beat Oilers in OT; Matthews, McDavid held scoreless

Leafs beat Oilers in OT; Matthews, McDavid held scoreless

His line also managed to hold McDavid off the scoreboard. Kadri won it on the first shift of overtime , eluding McDavid's pursuit before beating Cam Talbot. "Good for him. The r...

Higuain scores, misses easy chance as Juve held 1-1 by Lyon

Higuain scores, misses easy chance as Juve held 1-1 by Lyon

Real Madrid can clinch their place in the Knockout Stage with a win in Warsaw on Wednesday. Madrid now sit joint top of Group F - level on seven points with Borussia Dortmund...

Ranieri on shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association coach award

Ranieri on shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association coach award

Five British-based managers, including Chris Coleman , have today been named on the shortlist to win the Federation Internationale de Football Association coach of the year award...