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US women hoops rout Senegal 121-56 in record fashion

Neither have confirmed that this will be their last time playing in the Olympics, but retirement does seem to be on the horizon for these players. She nailed a fifth three in the third; tying her own U.S. "I'll get one" dunk, Griner said laughing. Because reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne's and Breanna Stewart's positions on this team signal a changing of the guard is coming soon. Read More »

Martinez's throw gives Tigers 6-5 win over Mets

But Collins said he did not think to do so because the team's replay official concluded Bruce was out. Ian Kinsler made it 4-1 with a line single to left and Cabrera drove in two more with a line single to right off reliever Jonathon Niese, upping the lead to 6-1. Read More »

Smooth sailing? US men's basketball seeks more Olympic gold

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The U.S. women had a light practice before speaking to the media Wednesday evening while the men's team had an optional shootaround after arriving on a charter flight from Houston. He is the oldest and most experienced in the team, and just like Jason Kidd was in 2008, and Kobe Bryant was in 2012, this year, Anthony provides the leadership for a team looking to bring home the Olympic gold medal to their country. Read More »

Hall of Fame game canceled due to poor field conditions

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The broadcast is set to start at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN. While players that are essentially guaranteed roster spots on both the Packers and Colts are in great shape, having not to play a fourth preseason game, this is bad news for any guy struggling to not get cut during National Football League training camp. Read More »

Serena Williams wins Rio opener; 1st match since Wimbledon

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Venus and Serena suffered their first loss in doubles at the Olympics on Sunday, upset 6-3, 6-4 by the Czech duo of Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in the first round in Rio. Indeed, Strycova and Safarova only had played one match as a team before Sunday night - and they lost that, in a Fed Cup match previous year. But the volume of the shriek of joy she let out after she cracked a forehand victor past her befuddled Australian opponent Daria Gavrilova to to set up a break of serve ... Read More »

US Men Romp Past China 119-62 in Olympic Basketball Opener

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It was upsetting watching 2008 at home but I told myself to just keep on working and at some point, my time is going to come". After a sputtering start for the game's first five or six possessions, Team USA began to apply force on D like no one else in global hoops can, smothering the Chinese with the sort of all-over-the-floor pressure and resolve-sapping resistance at the rim that has numerous observers already anointing this the best defensive outfit that USA Basketball has ever fielded. Read More »

Team USA fencer Alexander Massialas wins silver

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British fencer Richard Kruse will compete for a bronze medal after losing in the men's foil semi-finals at the Rio Olympics. During the first day of the fencing events, Emese Szász of Hungary beat Rossella Fiamingo of Italy, 15-13 in the women's individual épée Gold Medal bout. Read More »

Railing collapses at rap concert; at least 10 hurt

This photo provided by NBC10 shows caution tape placed across a gap in railing after a concert by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., Friday, Aug. Authorities say 42 people have been hurt after a railing collapsed during a concert by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in New Jersey. Forty-one other people were injured in the collapse. Read More »

Judo brings Russian Federation first gold at Rio Olympics

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This renders the medals won by athletes competing in modalities from which the Russians were excluded meaningless and those who win in these competitions will know that they were achieved in R I O - the Russophobic Incomplete Olympics. While Russia are basking in their big confidence boost, hosts Brazil are reeling from the setback of failing to win a first gold medal on the first day of competition. Read More »

Boy, 12, dies at Kansas water park

Winter Prosapio, a spokeswoman for the park, said the boy died on the Verrückt , which is billed as the world's tallest waterslide. Morgan said he did not have any details about how the child died or his identity, and Prosapio declined comment beyond a prepared statement. Read More »

'Medals Over Morals Mentality' Just Got Russia Kicked Out of the Paralympics

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Once the IPC had examined McLaren's evidence , it was able to see that positive drug tests by 11 Russian athletes were covered up by the Moscow anti-doping laboratory at the behest of the Russian ministry of sport between 2012-15, with a further 18 samples being tampered with at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, where Russia won nearly half of the gold medals on offer. Read More »

Sissoko flattered by Real Madrid links

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There were some reports earlier in the week in one Spanish media publication that world football giants Real Madrid were interested, although this was denied by Spanish publication Marca . "At Newcastle, I have continued my progress and now I think now have the qualities to be able to aim higher". "I was waiting for my time and it may be arriving", the midfielder said to L'Equipe . Read More »

French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg on vault

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France's Samir Ait Said is assisted after injuring his leg in the vault. Let's just say legs aren't supposed to bend at the shin. Ouch! Poor Samir had to be taken off on a stretcher, but the courageous soul still managed to wave to the crowd as they clapped him out of the Rio Olympic Arena. Read More »

Melania Trump sets 'record straight' on immigration rumors

Melania, 26, said she visited NY in 1996, but her nude photo shoot with French photographer Alé de Basseville in Manhattan was done in 1995. Trump became a citizen in 2006. Donald Trump , whose own mother was a Scottish immigrant , has proposed cutting off access to the U.S.to Muslims in the name of national security - a concept roundly dismissed as unconstitutional and infeasible. Read More »

Jay Bruce era ends as Cincinnati Reds trade him to Mets

For a good portion of past year and during the team's playoff run, Michael Conforto occupied left field. "I'm a baseball player, and that's what I'm going to do", Bruce said to Rosenthal about the trade. This trade is a bit peculiar because it moves Curtis Granderson to center field, where he hasn't played since 2012. And worse, he could ultimately do more harm than good for the Mets' outfield. Read More »

Tokyo 2020: Baseball, skateboarding and surfing added to Olympic event list

Discussions on the event programme in the existing 28 Olympic sports for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are ongoing, and will be finalised by the IOC Executive Board in mid-2017. Major League Baseball will have to amend its 162-game schedule for allowing its players to participate in the games. "The inclusion of the package will afford young athletes the chance of a lifetime to compete in the Olympic Games", Mori added. Read More »

Kendra Harrison breaks 100m hurdles world record

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He was forced out of the 200-meter final at this month's Jamaican trials with a torn hamstring, although Bolt had clocked a time of 9.88 seconds over 100 meters in June. " Not making the Olympic team I was really just determined to come out here and show what I really could have done in Rio", she said. "I'm getting there. Read More »

Chicago Cubs Acquire Aroldis Chapman From New York Yankees

At the time of the trade, Major League Baseball was investigating the domestic violence allegations that eventually led to a 30-game suspension for Chapman. If Epstein brings a championship to the Cubs he will secure a place in Cooperstown. In 31.1 innings pitched, he has given up 20 hits, 44 strikeouts, eight walks, which equates to 20 saves. Read More »

Hope Solo to appear in 200th game -- a first for a goalkeeper

Solo started and played all possible minutes (630) in all seven of the U.S.' matches, and the US won the tournament, with record-breaking television viewership that topped 750 million in-home TV viewers. Hope Solo, right, doing what she does best. Not only are they playing in a country where the risk of Zika is high and potentially risky, they also still don't get paid the same as the USA men's team. Read More »

Walker wins first major at PGA Championship

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Walker shot a 2-under 68 for an 11-under 199 total after three soggy trips around Baltusrol Golf Club. Those same pairings are supposed to go back out for the start of the final round at 8:40 a.m. "We just felt for the fair play of a major championship we needed to play preferred lies in the final round. We feel it's important for all the players, in an ideal world, to play from the first tee and play the holes in order". Read More »

Pressure increases on Brazil's soccer team after opening tie

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The chance fell to 19-year-old starlet Jesus, but he crashed the ball against the woodwork when it looked easier to score. The Barcelona star admits nerves may have got the better of his side on Thursday and concedes they will need to produce a much improved performance in their next game against Iraq . Read More »

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

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Tolliver from Holly was serving a 20-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine, with 10 years of supervised release to follow. The president has now made 562 commutations, officials say. And Knoxville's Byron Willis is serving a 20 year sentence for a 2005 cocaine distribution charge. Read More »

Murray to carry flag for Britain at Rio opening

Murray follows on from fellow Scot, six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, who led the team out at London four years ago. Murray's reward on Friday will be carrying the flag for Great Britain at the opening ceremonies, an honor he called "by far the proudest moment of my professional career " and one that may have seemed far-fetched when he publicly supported Scotland's independence before the failed 2014 vote. Read More »

Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

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Westbrook now takes charge of a Thunder franchise that's made the playoffs six of the last seven seasons but is still without an National Basketball Association championship since it moved from Seattle to OKC in '08. Durant and Westbrook will face off multiple times during the 2016-17 season and could potentially square off on the playoffs. Westbrook excelled in 2015-16, tying Hall of Famer Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in the past 30 years with a league-high 18, including seven ... Read More »

Jutanugarn earns her first major

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn putts during day four of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn, England, Sunday July 31, 2016. World No. That seemed to fire up Jutanugarn, who collected birdies at the 2nd, 3rd and 5th before chipping in at the 8th. Martin, one of the shortest hitters in the field, also piled on the pressure, and it was a great effort by the player who couldn't defend the title at Turnberry past year due to injury. Read More »

Nieuwenhuis and Davies lead Brewers Past the Cubs

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With one down in the bottom half of the inning, Braun collected his second hit of the night with a single to right, and Warren walked Luc on four pitches, looking like he wanted no part of him. Smith's ERA ballooned from 1.93 to 3.86 after failing to record an out while giving up five runs on three hits, a walk and an error. Zobrist scored on Addison Russell's single off Will Smith, who relieved Davies with one out in the inning. Read More »

Luis Severino to move back into Yankees' rotation

In Wednesday's 9-5 defeat, Bruce struck out looking with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning and it helped kill a rally, but he came through this time. When Teixeira got to the dugout, he and his teammates had a good laugh, while the Mets bench was fuming. Cespedes previously played prior to Game 4 of the NLCS last season and later had to leave the game early with shoulder soreness. Read More »

Women kick off rugby sevens' Olympic debut

He didn't want to see me throw that away just to say I played football at Ohio State. France will be favored after finishing fifth during the 2015-2016 World Rugby Sevens Series season, while Spain was ninth. "Sevens is a game of finesse, speed and power and 15s is more of a game of chess", Kish said. Growing up in Ohio, Ebner learned the game of rugby from his father, Jeff, a former college rugby player at the University of Minnesota. Read More »