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Brazil, Germany ready to battle again in men's football for gold medal

Lochte's father told The Associated Press that his son had returned to the US before the order was issued, but teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were pulled off of their plane as they were getting set to leave. But the referees are falling into his trap. On a broiling afternoon at the Maracaña, Brazil's ever-mercurial footballers had a taste of how a tournament semi-final on home soil should end. Read More »

Ryan Lochte says sorry after Rio 'gunpoint robbery' claim

Lochte's statement followed the U.S. Olympic Committee's apology to Brazil late Thursday for the behavior of the swimmers and USA Swimming promising a "thorough" review of the incident. But this much is clear: if Lochte's mother had not talked about the alleged "robbery" Sunday morning, and if Lochte himself had not chose to tell NBC later that day that a gun was pointed at his forehead, none of us likely would have ever heard about it. Read More »

After all the bad blood, King beats Efimova at Rio Olympics

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It was an extra jab at Efimova, whom King took issue with on Sunday after Efimova raised a finger to say "I'm No. 1" when she took first in her 100-meter breaststroke qualifying heat. "I think she's [King's] right, I think something needs to be done". Efimova apparently was referring to Phelps' history with substance abuse, including his three-month ban from swimming in 2009 after he was photographed smoking marijuana from a bong and his six-month suspension in 2014 following a DUI arrest. Read More »

Rio 2016: Routine progression for Bolt, Gatlin in 200m heats

The main challenge to Bolt's 200m crown is likely to come from the American pair of Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt, who both made it through the first round with little concern, while Canada's 100m bronze medallist Andre de Grasse was the fastest qualifier in 20.09sec. Read More »

Antonio Conte takes the sub way to success with Chelsea

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And Chelsea completed the turnaround thanks to another substitute, Cesc Fabregas , whose 40-yard pass from inside his own half set Costa free and he finished through Gomes' legs. "But I think that Diego is a good guy, a good player and he puts his passion into football when he plays". Both took up permanent residency in their technical areas, urging their teams on in a highly theatrical style that resembled an angry pair of opera tenors. Read More »

United States to play for women's basketball gold

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Led by some experienced National Basketball Association players and a strong core from Spain's top team Real Madrid, Spain figured to be one of the United States' biggest threats to win gold in 2016 coming into this tournament. Diana Taurasi scored 18 points as the US won Thursday night without the services of Sue Bird. Spain and the US played in the preliminary round and the USA won that one by 40. Read More »

Rangers Land Jimmy Vesey

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Staple suggests that the Islanders made a big push, even sending captain John Tavares to MA to speak to Vesey on behalf of the team - and the New Jersey Devils have been a name floated around quite a bit, as well. On Wednesday, Vesey met with his list of finalists. The New York Rangers are one of the teams that scored a meeting with Vesey, and along with the presentation from the team, Vesey got a pitch from another star New York athlete. Read More »

India beat West Indies in third Test

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Lucia . India wrapped up the second Test match on day 5 by 237 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four match Test series. Bravo kept the fight going at one smashing Jadeja for a six and a four to bring his first Test fifty in 2016. Read More »

Klay leads Team USA to victory over France in Rio

They will play tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. The pool in the Lenk Aquatic Center where the 2016 Summer Olympics synchronized swimming competition is held, is photographed after going through a change in water overnight, on Sunday, Aug. "Basketball has gotten better but they're still the best team in the world", said France's Nicolas Batum , who plays for the Charlotte Hornets and is one of four active NBA players on the French team. Read More »

Garibotti, Italy advance to women's water polo final

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The women's gold medal match is set for Friday, Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m. PST, says the NBC website . By a score of 12-5, the US steamrolled Italy, an experienced team that had gone undefeated in Rio until meeting the United States in the final. Read More »

Invasive reporter gets horribly shut down by Michael Phelps

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But Michael Phelps wasn't quite in the mood to be interviewed when a local TV news crew served as his welcoming committee at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Unfortunately the swimmer, who has scooped 28 medals over a glittering career in the pool, didn't read the script. "If you can give me that space, while I try to get my family home and safe, I would appreciate it". Read More »

Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it's Bolt's show again

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Having taken a solid lead on day one of the competition, thanks to impressive performances in the long jump and 400m, Eaton did not enjoy the most comfortable of second days, with his young French rival producing strong showings in the pole vault and javelin to push him all the way. Read More »

Bolt Says This Is Goodbye; Lochte Says He's Sorry

Usain Bolt is on his knees and has his eyes up to heaven at the start of a race. "This is what I came here for", Bolt proclaimed . He has one more event on his Olympic itinerary in Rio de Janeiro to make it three gold medals at three Olympics in a row: the men's 4x100 relay Friday night. Read More »

Esposito gets Olympic gold in women's modern pentathlon

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It is the first Olympic medal Australia has ever won in the sport. However, she worked her way quickly through the field and with one of the four laps remaining took the lead from Poland's Oktawia Nowacka when she landed five targets quickly. Read More »

Mahrez signs four-year deal with Leicester

The 25-year-old Algeria global was one of the star performers of Leicester's remarkable title triumph last season, scoring 17 goals and providing 10 assists in the league to earn the coveted PFA Player of the Year award. Both the clubs were heavily linked with a move for Mahrez when reports emerged that the Algeria global has stalled the contract talks. It was only natural that a cadre of the largely unheralded players who spearheaded Leicester's outrageous title winning tilt last term would ... Read More »

Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary in Wyoming

Her competitors included state Rep. Tim Stubson and state Sen. Her father's shadow has barely lifted from Washington but, barring the unexpected, Liz Cheney, will soon be coming to town as Wyoming's lone member of the House of Representatives. Read More »

'Manchester United fans have to love this player', says the new manager

Mourinho hailed 34-year-old Ibrahimovic's mentoring qualities with United's younger stars, but also insisted the evergreen 116-cap Sweden striker remains at the sport's pinnacle. "He wants to win the Premier League, not the Golden Ball". "It could be more than two, it could be more than three, let's see how long I feel like I can perform". Read More »

Astra Giurgiu strike late to hold West Ham to draw in Romania

The club's £20million record signing lasted just 35 minutes of his debut at Stamford Bridge on Monday before limping off. West Ham haven't been shut out in ten away games despite their dreary form and Astra have both scored and spilled in their three European home matches since last August, as well as four in a row in all competitions. Read More »

Bolt goes for another gold as Lochte saga consumes Rio games

On Gatlin's exit, Bolt told BBC Radio 5 live: "Everybody's in shock". Bolt finished with a time of 19.78 seconds, .02 ahead of the 21-year-old De Grasse. "He was supposed to slow down". "I've been to three in a span of 12 years". Plus, he's typically made the facial gestures at the end of qualifying heats-that's the time for playfulness, especially when one is as dominant as Bolt-rather than during finals when medals are at stake. Read More »

Men's 200m Final Rio Olympics 2016

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Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, tied up late in his semifinal, only finishing third in 20.13 seconds and missing out on one of the eight final berths. The finals start at 9:30 p.m. ET. He won his seventh medal in sprint after winning the 100m race at the Rio 2016 Olympics with a timing of 9.69 seconds on Sunday. Read More »

Olympics-Athletics-Clement wins 400m hurdles, Culson left sobbing

It was Clement's first major championship medal since he won the 2009 world title, having taken the silver at the Beijing Olympics the year before. Boniface Mucheru Tumuti took silver for Kenya, 0.05 behind, and Turkey's Cuban-born Yasmani Copello, the European champion, won bronze in 47.92. Read More »

Luke Del Rio named Florida's starting quarterback

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Del Rio began his college career at Alabama as a walk-on in 2013, and then transferred to Oregon State , where he appeared in three games in 2014. He landed at Oregon State and then transferred again after coach Mike Riley resigned to take the head coaching job at Nebraska. "It was Tuesday about 6:50 in the morning when they told me, and I still had to go to practice because it was during spring drills", Del Rio recalled. Read More »

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

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With her speech, Park attempted to silence domestic and global criticisms of the plans to introduce THAAD into the South Korean national defense program, reported The Diplomat. The missile that landed in the Sea of Japan was launched at about 7:50am Seoul time (2250 GMT Tuesday) from a region in South Hwanghae province to the southwest of the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement . Read More »

Olympics: Kenya's Kipruto wins men's 3000m steeplechase

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In the end, however, over the final half lap, Kemboi was unable keep pace with the younger competitors and had to settle for third. Jager fought off the challenge of Kemboi for silver , with the champion in Athens and London , and victor of the last four World Championships having to make do with bronze . Read More »

Australia vs. Lithuania: Olympics men's basketball quarterfinal preview, predictions, projected lineup

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How to watch online: Live stream available at NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app . With Dellavedova arguably the player of the tournament, Lemanis is a standout for coach of the tournament. and we are playing the right way." "We established that goal of winning a gold medal from very early on, and everyone had a chance to go away and really let that sink in on what we're trying to achieve here", he added. Read More »

Shakur Stevenson Moves on to the Gold Medal Bout

With Stevenson clinching at least a bronze medal, the United States men, 10-5 so far in Rio, will leave Brazil with two medals following a disastrous 2012 London Games in which they won no boxing medals for the first time ever. As soon as I came out of the hall, I saw him right there leaning over the balcony yelling", Stevenson said. Russia's Vladimir Nitikin pulled out of Thursday's contest which advanced Stevenson on to Saturday's gold medal bout. Read More »

Why Balotelli has been to Manchester to speak with Mourinho explained

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Balotelli is thought to have been told by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp that he has no future at Anfield, and is understood to be one of the possible options being explored by Wanderers, mainly due to the Italian's connections with super agent Jorge Mendes, who has already been busy recruiting players from Portugal for new boss Walter Zenga. Read More »

Miller homers twice, drives in 4 runs as Rays lose to Yanks

A new core of homegrown talent could be emerging - and the excitement level in NY is growing, as the Yankees remain in the hunt for a potential playoff berth (three games back of the second wild card). A year ago, Severino was two starts into a promising two-month debut but this season has been a struggle on the major league level. "It felt like a relief off your shoulders for sure, knowing you can kind of take a step back and trust yourself instead of forcing something - that's too hard to ... Read More »