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Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

Among the breakout stars of the 2016 Games in Brazil were three-times gold medallist Jason Kenny, who matched Sir Chris Hoy's record six golds with his efforts in the velodrome. Peaty added you could not afford to doubt your own ability at an Olympics and "you've got to attack and that's what we did". He explained: "When we were looking at this in the run-up to London 2012, I think we identified four components to Olympic success - funding, structure, coaching, and the athletes themselves". Read More »

Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game


Jon Luke Simmons broke up Mancini's no-hit bid in the top of the fifth. Endwell, N.Y.'s Michael Mancini, left, celebrates with catcher Connor Rush after getting the final out of the United States championship baseball game against Goodlettsville, Tenn.at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. Read More »

Swimmer Ryan Lochte to attend Comic Con in Richmond


The charge comes days after a pair of Lochte's tearful apologies and losing four major endorsement deals due to his erroneous story of what happened that early morning in Brazil. Security video suggested they actually faced security guards after allegedly vandalizing a gas station restroom. Lochte has apologized, saying he was drunk and that his behavior led to the incident. Read More »

Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick 'on track' to play versus Packers

Despite the setbacks, Kaepernick is confident he can beat out Blaine Gabbert for the starting QB job. In addition, Gabbert has been studying, learning and executing Kelly's offense since the spring while Kaepernick has been limited to rehabbing from offseason surgeries during that time and the recent shoulder issue that caused him to miss practices from August 11 to Monday. Read More »

Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match


The Green Brigade group of supporters set up an appeal on the gofundme website on Sunday to match the anticipated fine, and donations passed £50,000 on Monday. Imagining how a club or supporters group could possibly enhance 'football for all, ' peace and reconciliation, or condemn discrimination, racism and violence without touching upon politics is challenging. Read More »

Blue Jays get C Navarro from White Sox for minor leaguer


If they base it off performance: The Sox would just DFA Navarro, or trade him for cash considerations if he cleared waivers. "He was excited", Atkins said. The Blue Jays' roster management up to September 1st will need a dash of creativity, but for the final month of the season the expanded roster will allow the club to match up catchers more comfortably. Read More »

Usain Bolt Beats Gatlin To 100m Gold


Now he is racing to become the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 200m titles. Greeted by those boos, Gatlin then saw Bolt race past him to an historic third Olympic title in the 100 metres. I felt so good in the semi-final. American Christian Taylor, who won the title at London 2012, and won the world gold medal previous year, is favourite to prevail. Read More »

April best of SA, Kipchoge fulfils medal set

The marathon began and finished at the Sambödromo, where every year Rio de Janeiro's samba schools parade in the city's world-famous Carnival. It was a seventh victory in eight marathons for the 31-year-old phenomenon, who won the London Marathon for the second year running in April, coming within eight seconds of Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57. Read More »

Blatter appears at CAS for appeal against ban


Blatter's case first emerged in September past year, when Swiss prosecutors said they were investigating him over a suspected 2 million dollars he authorised in 2011 to Michel Platini. Platini's appeal to CAS was judged in May, when Blatter appeared as a witness. He had appealed the suspension to the FIFA Appeals Committee, which had the power to either extend or reduce his suspension. Read More »

South Africa's Caster Semenya wins 800m gold

But the 25-year-old Semenya, who was also the 2009 world champion, will sit out the next Diamond League athletics meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday. Semenya explained that Nelson Mandela had once told her: "Sports is meant to make people feel united" and that's what she is trying to do. South Africans are beaming with pride after athlete Caster Semenya took gold for the 800m at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. Read More »

Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months


Soccer President Sunil Gulati in a release . The latest sporting suspension will not prevent Solo representing her Seattle Reign club side over the coming months. A year after winning their first Women's World Cup since 1999, though, the US women's national team failed to reach the semifinal of a major tournament for the first time in team history. Read More »

NCAA's Ole Miss investigation expands beyond Laremy Tunsil


Pat Forde of Yahoo.com reports NCAA representatives have visited Auburn and Mississippi State athletes, and perhaps more, who were formerly recruited by Ole Miss. The video apparently shows Tunsil smoking marijuana. Tunsil already was named in many of the major violations alleged in the January Notice of Allegations, relating to his use of numerous loaner vehicles and impermissible benefits received by his stepfather, Lindsey Miller. Read More »

Rory MacDonald Reportedly Set to Become Bellator Fighter


He was removed from UFC's official rankings Wednesday afternoon. His bloody, brutal match with then-champ Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 is seen as one of the best fights in MMA history despite MacDonald's fifth-round loss in a match he seemed set to win. Read More »

Liverpool's Sturridge frustrated with wide role under Klopp

It is flexible football. That's why I'm going to take you through the captivating matchup position by position. "We don't have this fixed position". "We have still to work on a lot of things". A lack of creativity and final ball quality meant Klopp's side failed to take advantage of having over 80 per-cent possession at Turf Moor , falling to a 2-0 defeat. Read More »

Guardiola handed Barca return with City in Champions League

They'll actually get to play three of them. Juventus and Sevilla face each other in the group stages for the second successive season. UEFA has confirmed the four pots for the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. It's a great testament to Arsene Wenger. But of course recently we have had Barcelona and Bayern Munich and unfortunately we have failed at that hurdle. Read More »

Bouwmeester in, Keith out for Canada at upcoming World Cup of Hockey

Crosby scored one of Canada's biggest goals in global history when he beat USA goaltender Ryan Miller to win the gold medal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Expect Bouwmeester to be paired with Blues teammate Alex Pietrangelo, a right-handed shot. What he's done obviously - the "Golden Goal" and then the big gold in Sochi, the Stanley Cup - he's the face of hockey and he's a great captain. Read More »

England beat Pakistan in rain-hit first one-dayer

Opener Jason Roy scored a 56-ball 65 to get England off to a flying start, while Joe Root hit 61. In the meantime, Pakistan were involved in two-match ODI series against Ireland. Roy and Joe Root (61) took England to the brink of victory with a second-wicket stand of 89 in 14 overs. Hales was caught in the slips as he tried to guide a ball to third man and Roy, dropped on 24 when wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed spilled a skier, was eventually held at long-off. Read More »

United States suffer shock exit to Sweden in women's football


And lest we forget, Lotta Schelin's disallowed goal in extra time for Sweden had more merit than Carli Lloyd's disallowed goal for the USA a minute earlier - although both probably should have stood. "But they won, they are moving on and we're going home". That led to the dramatic shootout, to Solo getting beat, to Solo venting her frustration - and to the USA going out on a very sour note. Read More »

American Rogers loses to Larsson at Connecticut Open

Kvitova appeared to be headed to a similar result when qualifier Louisa Chirico won the first set rather emphatically. She will face Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Her highest ranking was fifth that year. "I will try my best for tomorrow". Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was to have met Wozniacki in the second round. Read More »

Seed Radwanska advances at Connecticut Open


On the WTA Tour, however, new teenage darlings emerge as often as the sun comes up. Flipkens had been hanging around the Connecticut Tennis Center since that Saturday's defeat just to get some practice in before the US Open. Ostapenko did that against Wozniacki. Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon victor and a bronze medalist in the Rio Olympics, won 10 straight games after falling behind 3-1 in the first set. Read More »

Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs

We had a little bit around the goal, I should say. Liverpool play at Chelsea the Friday before, and host Hull City the Saturday after. " Fans will not blame the managers anymore so you will see the players taking responsibility ", the Super Sports pundit says. Read More »

City officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles


Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in front of a packed audience in City Council chambers on Wednesday. The distinction was the ideal birthday present for Bryant, who turned 38 on Tuesday. Kobe played 20 seasons in the purple and gold before retiring in April, during which he won five championships. In his final game, he scored 60 points - the most any other player in the National Basketball Association put up in a single game that season. Read More »

Olympic medallist Lilesa won't return to Ethiopia


Upon receiving his silver medal for the men's marathon, Lilesa brought acknowledged the ongoing political protests (the Oromo Protest and Freedom Movement) in his home country by putting his arms over his head, wrists crossed, to show his support for the Oromo tribe. Read More »

McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympics

McIlroy was among the top four players in the world who chose not to play in the Olympics, and the four-time major champion didn't help the cause when he said it was not his role to grow the game and that he would only watch "the stuff that matters" on television. Read More »

Brock Lesnar gets temporary suspension from commission pending hearing


The UFC has said the 39-year-old Lesnar tested positive for the same banned substance both times. The first drug test failure was from an out-of-competition drug test on June 28, prior to his UFC 200 appearance. However, the Nevada commission do have the right to overturn the fight result should Lesnar be found guilty with the hearing set to take place in the coming months. Read More »

Records Set by Ashwin, India, Saha in Series Win Over WI

Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has expressed his dissatisfaction at the structure of the official ICC team rankings as he believes it does not provide a true reflection of the performance of the various teams. If we play four specialist bowlers back home, when we feel we don't have the need for the fifth bowler... if you play three spinners on spin friendly wickets that should get the job done. Read More »