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US adds Ram to tennis team in Rio as replacement for Bryans

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Zika, a virus carried by mosquitos, is known to birth defects when babies are born to women positive for the virus. The Bryan brothers are both married and Bob has three children. In an interview with Reuters at this year's Wimbledon championships Bob also stressed the importance of the Games. "During my last two ATP matches in Washington and Toronto, I did not feel 100 per cent and after several consultations with doctors and my team, we have decided that I must withdraw from the ... Read More »

Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical

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Bush received an incentive-laden one-year deal after he visited with the team and passed his physical, a source told NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Bush is a 10-year National Football League vet, who played five games with San Francisco last season. Read More »

Reds trade Jay Bruce to Mets

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Nimmo, the highlight of the package sent to the Reds, has hit just.236 with a HR and 5 RBIs in his short big league career (18 games) but is hitting an impressive.336 in Triple-A this year. In 2015, he lowered his strikeout rate, increased his walk rate and hit 26 home runs, right in line with his career average. Bruce's acquisition would also seem to signal that the Mets are setting themselves up for 2017 in the event that Cespedes exercises his opt-out clause and becomes a free agent after ... Read More »

Rosales homers in 10th to lift Padres past Reds

Just before Saturday night's game against the Reds, the Padres had to pull outfielder Matt Kemp because he was being traded to the Atlanta Braves. Alexi Amarista's RBI single to right in the sixth tied it. After the third walk to Blash, a disappointed Bailey let his guard down and Wil Myers swiped home without a throw. Read More »

Marlins RHP Rea goes on disabled list with sprained elbow

Newly acquired pitcher Colin Rea left early with an elbow injury in his Miami debut in the Marlins' 11-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. "It took a while". "It started bleeding a little bit". It has been a while since my face has seen the sun. The ballpark roof kept Cashner from feeling the burn and he was treated to the fun of the joyous celebration while watching on television in the clubhouse. Read More »

Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds

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Why did Jonathan Lucroy say no to Tribe? That deal fell through on the day of the trade deadline. This year he's hitting. 236 with a HR and 5 RBIs in his short big league career (18 games) but is hitting an impressive. An industry source said Sunday the Mets made a very preliminary inquiry to the White Sox about David Robertson, but that there was never any follow-up on that. Read More »

Mourinho lauds the impact of new boy Eric Bailly

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has opted for a mixture of youth and experience in his 25-man squad for the preseason China tour, with the travelling party being announced on Tuesday morning ahead of flying out in the afternoon. Read More »

Martin Truex, Jr. Quickest in Pocono Happy Hour

NASCAR said this was the first time a track had two rain-postponed races in the same season. Reddick has placed 10th or better in six of the last seven races with four top fives. "For us, it was the flawless storm", Igdalsky said. With a win on Sunday, he'll be one step closer to a career track sweep. The Team Penske driver walked away unhurt and he blamed an improperly installed brake line on the crash. Read More »

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

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Executive Board panel that is to make a final decision of the eligibility of Russian athletes for the upcoming summer Olympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro will be led by Ugur Erdener of Turkey, the head of the IOC Medical Commission, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Sunday. Read More »

Royals place Davis on disabled list with flexor strain

Manager Ned Yost indicated that the MRI revealed a Grade 1 flexor strain, but said "The elbow looked fine", and the team hopes he can return within two weeks. Davis has recorded 21 saves and posted a 1.60 ERA in 35 appearances this season. Davis also spent time on the disabled list earlier in July due to a forearm strain. Read More »

Athletes in Rio Olympics' Refugee Team Luckier Than Many

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The Australian team said they had evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro because of a fire in the basement on Friday, one week before the Olympic Games open. The Olympic refugees are superb athletes, but no one expects a medal from them. A week after Australian officials found their Olympic Village quarters uninhabitable because of "blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring", its athletes were robbed when they evacuated their rooms because of a fire and ... Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. suffers apparent ankle injury in practice

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After Beckham told GQ Magazine that his catch made the new Washington Redskins cornerback "relevant", Norman responded to the New York Giants receiver on Friday with some amusement. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul missed the first half of last season after a fireworks accident. Added Beckham, who said there was "a little bloodshed" on his left ankle: "I got stepped on". Read More »

Texans WR Hopkins holds out from camp

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ESPN reports that the 2013 first round pick will be subjected to a $40,000 fine each day he isn't at camp, but he's looking to be paid as a top wide receiver - which is what he deserves but is far from what he's getting paid now. They also need to see this as the right opportunity to lock up Hopkins. My focus also is on the 2016 season and to help my team reach our ultimate goal. Read More »

Russian swimmers file appeals against Olympic ban

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Juan Antonio Samaranch, son of the seventh president of the IOC, and IOC Athletes' Commission Chair Claudia Bokel were also included in the commission. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) acted on the recommendation of WADA and made a decision to ban Russia from competition in any international events. Read More »

Yankees Trade Andrew Miller to Indians for Four Prospects

Miller has more than $21 million left on his contract, which runs through 2018, and sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark that the Indians are on the hook for all of it. Miller owns a career ERA of 2.72 with Detroit, Florida, Boston, Baltimore and NY. Who did the Yankees get for Miller? Andrew Miller is headed to Cleveland. Read More »

International Olympic Committee decides not to blanket ban Russian Federation from Rio Olympics

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Any Russian athlete who had ever been sanctioned for doping would not be allowed to compete, regardless of whether they had served out their sanction period. Any Russian athletes who have been banned for doping, even if they have served their sanction, have been banned from taking part by the IOC. In an additional move, Bach controversially closed the door to certain Russian athletes competing under a neutral flag, effectively barring middle-distance runner Yuliya Stepanova who won ... Read More »

Ranked Novak Djokovic advances to Toronto semifinals

When it comes to their performances this week in Toronto, both players managed to make a successful trainsition from grass to hard courts, especially Wawrinka, who hasn't lost a set on his way to the semi-final. 118, with a potential quarterfinal matchup against eighth-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic, who was Nishikori's opponent in the injury-shortened match at Wimbledon on July 4. Read More »

Banned Russian athletes get their own games

Russian Federation won six medals in total in weightlifting at the 2012 Olympics in London, but none of their athletes managed to capture the gold. After missing out due to a blanket ban imposed by the IAAF on all of Russia's track and field athletes for doping offenses, the country organized The Stars 2016 event. Read More »

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio

Australian Olympic team members were forced to evacuate their lodgings on Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a small fire in a basement parking area caused smoke to fill the stairwells. More than 100 Russian athletes have been banned from the Rio Games, including the country's entire track and field team. On Friday, it noted that Russian competitors had been named in the McLaren Report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that exposed evidence of state-backed cheating in ... Read More »

Australia team safe after Rio Olympic Village fire evacuation

The gift of the small, stuffed toy by Australian delegation leader Kitty Chiller showed there were no hard feelings about what she dubbed "banter" with the outspoken mayor. In final preparation for the Olympic Games, the USA squad participated in joint training sessions with the Brazilian and Irish teams in addition to aquatic workouts at the Naval School and Brazilian training center. Read More »

All-Star Infielder Eduardo Nunez Traded To The SF Giants

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He has an average of. He is expected to see time at both third base and second base for the Giants in the near future, with both Matt Duffy (achilles) and Joe Panik (concussion) now dealing with injuries. In fact, they've grown as we now have to worry about playing time with Nunez. Well, the Giants finally got their man - sort of, in Eduardo Nunez , who is Ian Desmond-lite. Read More »

Real Madrid thrash Chelsea thanks to two goals from Marcelo

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It takes a deflection but it's still a very decent goal . Casilla would not have another stop to make in the opening 45 minutes, with Asmir Begovic's first save arriving moments later when Matic's headed backpass had to be scooped aside to spare some early blushes. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic starts for Manchester United against Galatasaray in Gothenburg

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The cancellation of the game led Mourinho to call his players in for a 90-minute training session immediately after landing back in Manchester earlier this week. When he is with the group, he is humble and friendly to everyone - integration is good. "Yeah I've trained for 10 or 11 days and of course you feel a bit exhausted in your legs, your body, but of course I'm ready to play", he said. Read More »

Leicester can replace Kante - Ranieri

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Leicester , 5,000/1 outsiders in pre-season, were crowned champions for the first time in their 132-year history in May, handing Ranieri his first domestic title as a manager. For now, we'll have to wait and see. Bedlam founder Simon Egan said he was "thrilled" to make the announcement, describing them as "brilliant writers who bring another layer of top-tier talent" to the project. Read More »

Nats acquire Pirates closer Melancon

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The Washington Nationals addressed their struggling bullpen by acquiring All-Star closer Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the teams announced Saturday. The team now sits at 52-49 in the National League Central and is almost 10 games off the pace off the division-leading Cubs. Hearn was 0-3 with a save and a 4.53 in 47 appearances this season. Read More »

Celtic v Barcelona International Champions Cup

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The Blaugrana's third score came courtesy of an Efe Ambrose own goal. Luis Enrique is still the manager, the squad is even stronger thanks to an incredible month of July in the transfer market, and the expectations are once again sky high for the Catalan giants. Read More »

Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

Kyle Edmund faces the biggest test of his young career on Sunday when he will attempt to guide Davis Cup champions Great Britain into the semi-finals again. Britain are aiming to become the sixth team to defend the Davis Cup title, after they won it in Belgium a year ago. 'There's no reason why he can't get right up to the top of the game. Read More »

Nishikori advances to Rogers Cup final with two-set win over Wawrinka

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The fourth seed at the Rogers Cup shook his head and used the word repeatedly when answering questions after a 6-4, 6-4, upset at the hands of France's Gael Monfils on Friday in the tournament's quarter-finals. "I love to play when it's crowded, and if the crowd is for the other one, it's fine", Monfils said about facing Raonic in Canada. But Dimitrov came back with a break of his own to start the second set, and held on while Nishikori let opportunities slip away in the second, fourth and ... Read More »