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NBC wins weekly ratings despite lagging Olympics viewership

Olympics' new Total Audience Delivery report - which measures broader Rio Olympics consumption by calculating average minute viewing across broadcast, cable, and digital - further illustrates that dominance. Thank more marquee events and 6 US swimming medals for the increased audience. Bravo's viewership peaked at 1.7 million with the doubles match upset of Venus and Serena Williams, the Nielsen company said. Read More »

Usain Bolt Talks About the One Event That Gets Him Nervous

Bolt won three gold medals at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games. He had said in February he would retire after the World Athletics Championships in 2017 and confirmed this would be his last Summer Games. At Rio, Bolt will be competing in the men's 100m and 200m and will also join the Jamaican team for the men's 4x100m relay. "I was really unhappy about not competing at my Trials, because I needed those runs", he explained. Read More »

Great Britain's Chris Froome: 'I gave it everything I had'

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It comes just weeks after he won the Tour de France for a third time. Now, it is Froome is trying to pull off the rare double. Cancellara, seventh behind gold medallist Bradley Wiggins four years ago, said: "It is pretty special". The 54.6km course follows two laps of a circuit that starts and finishes in Pontal and takes in the first of the two loops ridden in the road race, but with the riders avoiding the cobbled section and riding a smoother surface alongside it instead. Read More »

Mourinho takes 'ethical' high ground over massive Pogba fee (really)

The Red Devils finally got an £89m deal over the line this week to land the France worldwide, who left Old Trafford for a minimal figure four years ago. United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season. Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand believes that Pogba will be a top player for years to come. Read More »

De Gea impressed by Ibrahimovic impact

But following a dip in form, the Italian struggled to nail down a consistent spot in the first XI under ex-United boss Louis van Gaal. Manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that all the players in his Manchester United squad have a future at Old Trafford. Read More »

Delta outage continues to ground flights at Orlando International

As of Tuesday afternoon, the airline said it had canceled 530 flights . After about 1,000 cancellations Monday, Delta said it expects to call off more than 200 flights Tuesday. "Consistently poor on-time performance would likely cost airlines customers, so airlines value on-time performance as a competitive matter", the spokesperson said. Read More »

Djokovic through to Rogers Cup final

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Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, reacts after failing to win his first set against Kei Nishikori, of Japan , during men's semifinal Rogers Cup tennis action, in Toronto on Saturday, July 30, 2016. It was a corny end to an interesting Rogers Cup. "Disappointment is the right word", Raonic said. "Each day is different", he said. One more long rally went his way, and the Serb broke back to 2-2. Read More »

First Rio gold is within reach for United States gymnastics

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It was the Olympic moment Biles had been waiting for for three years having won her first world all-around crown in 2013. In short, this is the team to beat. Olympic rules limit to two the number of gymnasts from any one country who can advance to the all around final. Yet the focus in the arena was on Douglas' disappointment (a tree) instead of on Raisman, who was even better than she was four years ago, or on Biles and her incredibly dominant performance or on Madison Kocian's ... Read More »

Racing only the clock, Ledecky cruises to world record

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Katie Ledecky shattered her own world record to win America's first swimming gold in the 400 meter freestyle . Swimmer Katie Ledecky won gold in the 400 freestyle event, breaking the world record that she had previously set in 2012. On Saturday, the USA took home three silvers, two of which came in races where the winners set new world records. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist Chad Le Clos took third while American great Michael Phelps, after winning his 19th Olympic gold in the 4x100m ... Read More »

Michael Phelps gives death stare to opponent, inspires #PhelpsFace

Call it the Rematch in Rio. Phelps was slumped in a chair with his hood up and headphones on, a ritual he has been seen doing before important races. American Katie Ledecky crushed her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday night, finishing almost 5 seconds ahead of her closest pursuer. Read More »

Rio 2016: Lilly King Won't Stay Quiet

King, on the other hand, proudly proclaimed Monday night after her victory, "It's incredible, just winning a gold medal, and knowing I did it clean". Efimova, who was loudly booed by the crowd before the race, broke down in tears whilst hugging her agent in front of the world's swimming media shortly after the race, and struggled to control her emotions throughout a fraught press conference over an hour later. Read More »

Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener

Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback when the Denver Broncos play at the Chicago Bears Thursday in their preseason opener, the Broncos announced Tuesday afternoon. The four-year contract with Lynch includes a $5.1 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option the team can exercise after the 2018 season. The order, while typically significant, takes on a different meaning for the Broncos this year as they transition away from the Peyton Manning-era and years of having a known starter ... Read More »

Paul Pogba quiz: What is worth more than Man Utd's £89m midfielder?

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However, in the intervening years, the club have seen David Moyes, Ryan Giggs (in an interim capacity) and Louis van Gaal all try and fill the Scot's big shoes at the Theatre of Dreams. Pogba said he was not bothered about the world-record price tag, which Juventus said would be paid over two years, and that his return to United, nicknamed the Red Devils, was "destiny" - and predicted by his mother. Read More »

Khalmurzaev wins Russia's 2nd judo gold of Rio Olympics

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The silver medal is his best finish at the Olympics, after finishing ninth at the Beijing 2008 Games and fifth at the London 2012 Games. It was the first medal in men's judo for the USA of any kind since 2004. Travis Stevens (L) celebrates victory in his quarterfinal bout against Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria during the men's -81 kg. bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Read More »

Travis Stevens advances to Gold Medal Match in men's 81kg judo

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Travis Stevens lost his bid to become the first American man to win a gold medal in judo when he was defeated by Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russian Federation. At the time, Stevens was trailing based on penalties before getting Tchrikishvili in a chokehold that the Georgian could not escape. Stevens, a Tacoma, WA, native who now lives in Wakefield and trains at Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield, has taken home the first men's medal in judo since his coach Jimmy Pedro took bronze at the 2004 ... Read More »

Neil Walker's home run gives Mets win over Tigers

In the ninth, Rodriguez (1-2) hit Alejandro De Aza on the hand with an 0-and-2 pitch before Walker homered to right-center, his 19th of the season. The New York Mets may have issues, but Jacob deGrom is not among them. "There's no blame here". We need him to get back into that. NY retook the lead when Walker went deep off Rodriguez (1-2). The Mets still trail NL East-leading Washington by nine games, but they're very much in the thick of the race for the wild cards. Read More »

Rio Olympics 2016: Princess Anne nearly poked by Andy Murray with flag

I feel pretty emotional, proud and humbled about it all. "But I see it as a huge positive". I hope I can perform well over the next nine or 10 days. Princess Anne was almost the victim of a right royal headache after Team GB flag-bearer Andy Murray struggled with his flag-bearing duties during a photoshoot. Read More »

U.S. Women Gymnasts Are Totally Owning Rio Olympics

Team USA breezed to the top of the preliminaries leaderboard with a total score of 185.238. almost 10 better than second-place China through four subdivisions, a massive gap in a sport where the margins are often measured in fractions. She and Russian Aliya Mustafina had tied for the bronze but the International Olympic Committee doesn't allow for ties in gymnastics medal rounds. Biles' all-around score was a jaw-dropping 62.366s-no non-U.S. Read More »

Paul Pogba arrives at training complex ahead of Manchester United medical

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Manchester United made the announcement on Sunday, saying "Paul Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical in order to finalise his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United ". Thierry Henry believes that Jose Mourinho should deploy Paul Pogba in a more advanced position for Manchester United to get the best out of the midfielder. Read More »

Irish medal-contending boxer Michael O'Reilly fails pre-Olympic drug test

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It has been confirmed that the A sample showed up positive and the boxer has been informed of the failed test. Paddy Barnes, their light flyweight boxer seeded No 4 here, finished with bronze medals at the last two Games. "We ensure our boxers are available for testing in and out of competition". The prohibited substance was reportedly revealed in a test done in Ireland before the boxing team travelled to Brazil. Read More »

Fox Orders Animated Pilot Presentation From NBA Star Blake Griffin & Imagine TV

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The report suggests that Blake Griffin is potentially a better partner for Russell Westbrook than Durant was. The animated series focuses on the culture shock Griffin and his family experienced once drafted to the Clippers in 2009. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders , the Clippers would look to blow up their squad if they don't get past the hump in next year's playoffs. Read More »

Reggie Ragland's knee, Glenn's ankle, and Incognito's ribs

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Schefter added that the team is confident the ligament is not fully torn. However, even if he only has a partially torn ACL, it is likely he will miss the first few games of the season, if not more. Winslow, 33, hasn't played since 2013 when he caught 31 passes in 12 games for the New York Jets. He tallied 54 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and three passes defensed for Buffalo while serving as a team captain. Read More »

Trout homers on Griffey's day, but Angels lose 8

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Paxton took a four-hitter into the ninth inning before he was forced from the game by the line drive, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 to sweep the three-game series. Hernandez (6-4) settled down after giving up a three-run shot to Mike Trout in the first. Trout's 21st homer marked his second straight game with a three-run shot in the first that the Angels pitching staff failed to protect. Read More »

Unbeaten US basketball teams ready for Rio Olympics

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may fret about the United States' trade imbalance with China but on the basketball court it is all one way business, as it was again on Saturday as the US opened the Olympic tournament with 119-62 thrashing. Read More »

Boston's Ramirez out with sprained wrist

After falling behind 2-0 to Sandy Leon, Diaz came back to get the count full. He has six homers in his past 13 games, including a solo shot in the fourth inning Tuesday night. "I was just missing a little bit - they were pretty patient on some of my curveballs", said Pomeranz who gave up four hits and struck out six batters in his six innings. Read More »

Australian women repeat as 4x100m freestyle relay gold medalists

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A scorching world record, a horrific leg break and bomb and bullet scares made for a hectic first day as the Rio Olympics swung into action on Saturday. Elder sister Cate , who set the individual 100m free world record in July, said the Aussies' status as favorites hadn't led to over-confidence. Gabriele Detti of Italy took bronze. Read More »

Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns slam Conor McGregoron Twitter

McGregor later doubled down on his comments when he tweeted: "I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans". McGregor bloodied and battered Diaz in their first fight in March, but the Irishman, who holds the featherweight belt at 145 pounds, never wobbled the bigger Diaz in the 170-pound bout. Read More »

Van Avermaet delighted after road race success

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Olympian Van Avermaet has become the first Belgian gold medalist in the event since 1952. "When I saw the crash I was confused about how many riders were still up the road", said the victor. Thomas had been in a chase group of riders a mere few seconds behind a leading group of three as they made their way down to the finish, but crashed heavily on the unsafe descent to ruin any chances he had of a medal. Read More »