• British golfer Justin Rose hits Olympic's first hole in one
British golfer Justin Rose hits Olympic's first hole in one

The Olympic theme, that everyone is the same, I enjoy that. "I remember watching the Linford Christie era clearly but there have been plenty of other great British memories and iconic moments like Usain Bolt". And then the greatest week in his life got even better. Paul Lawrie has come out in defence of golfers who have made a decision to skip th...

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  • Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres
Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres

While hits were not frequent, three Pirates also walked against Jackson but double plays stunted those scoring chances. "The Pirates are a tough team to pitch against because they have guys who are threats all the way up and down the lineup", Jackson said.

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  • Resurgent Juan Martin del Potro into Olympic quarterfinals
Resurgent Juan Martin del Potro into Olympic quarterfinals

In Rio , many top seeded players were sent off in the first rounds. Del Potro is the clear cinderella of this tournament so far considering he also sent home Novak Djokovic in the first round. Djokovic was in tears as he was leaving the court after the match. But in the context of his story, it's important to remember that del Potro previously ...

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  • Tim Tebow to pursue new career in professional baseball
Tim Tebow to pursue new career in professional baseball

Tebow, who turns 29 on Sunday, has been training in Scottsdale with former major league catcher Chad Moeller. The Heisman Trophy victor has been training in Arizona and California for the last several months, and those who have seen him train say he is no joke.

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  • Australian, Chinese swim officials tangle amid doping feud
Australian, Chinese swim officials tangle amid doping feud

That was in reference to a three-month ban than Yang served in 2014, but was hushed up by the Chinese authorities. The Rio swimming contest has become the new center of the worldwide doping storm unleashed by a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said the Russian Federation government organized the use of banned substances and manipu...

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  • Rio 2016: Sonny Bill Williams ruptures Achilles as Japan humbles All Blacks
Rio 2016: Sonny Bill Williams ruptures Achilles as Japan humbles All Blacks

The 14-12 defeat to Japan in Rio wasn't in the script, says NZ Rugby boss Tew. "In sevens, it's anybody's game". Williams, twice a World Cup victor in the 15-man game, sustained the injury charging into a tackle but immediately indicated to the bench that he needed help.

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  • Swiss Cancellara wins men's time trial
Swiss Cancellara wins men's time trial

Over the punishing 54km course in Rio, Froome was always facing an uphill battle when he reached the first time split 20 seconds behind the gold medal victor, who is adamant this will be his last season in the sport. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - Fabian Cancellara bounced onto the Olympic podium with a little extra hop on top, for a fleeting moment maki...

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  • `In-form` Bombayla Devi's nerve cracks in shot-off against world champions Russian Federation
`In-form` Bombayla Devi's nerve cracks in shot-off against world champions Russian Federation

Both archers shot identical 10, 10, 9 in the final set to split points which settled the matter in gavour of the Indian. Strong gusts of winds blowing across Rio on Sunday affected the archers more than the two trap shooters at shooting range.

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  • O'Reilly leaves Olympic Village in doping scandal
O'Reilly leaves Olympic Village in doping scandal

The IABA showed little sympathy for O'Reilly and criticised him for taking a supplement without consulting their medical staff. The Irish middleweight boxer was slapped with a provisional suspension after he failed a doping test which was taken before he left for Rio.

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  • Read how Leicester captain reacted to the Community Shield Final defeat
Read how Leicester captain reacted to the Community Shield Final defeat

He said: "My ambition is a stupid ambition, I have to confess, because it is an impossible ambition". Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini all had good chances for the Reds before Shinji Okazaki had an effort cleared off the line by Blind and a header from the resulting corner crash off the frame of the goal.

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  • Teen Ginny Thrasher wins first US gold medal of Rio Olympics
Teen Ginny Thrasher wins first US gold medal of Rio Olympics

She picked up a rifle, used a tree to steady her shot, and took down the deer. She went on to dominate the distance events over the next few years, becoming the first swimmer to win the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle titles at a single world championship in 2015.

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  • Refugee team receives warm welcome at Olympics opening
Refugee team receives warm welcome at Olympics opening

Rousseff has been suspended from office for 180 days, pending trial. "Wow", said Bryan Hossy, a black Brazilian who watched the ceremony in a bar in Copacabana. The IOC's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia over revelations of a state-sponsored doping program opened the door to legal turmoil which left the precise make-up of the Ru...

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  • Australian women repeat as 4x100m freestyle relay gold medalists
Australian women repeat as 4x100m freestyle relay gold medalists

American swimming star Michael Phelps joins the fray in Rio Sunday hoping to reverse the trend after triumphant Australia dominated the first day's action in the Olympic pool. It wasn't close in the end, with Australia doing a number on the world record as well. Australia has already won more gold medals in the pool than at the last Olympic...

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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick signs $12m deal to end Jets stalemate, say reports
Ryan Fitzpatrick signs $12m deal to end Jets stalemate, say reports

Fitzpatrick galvanized the locker room, set the franchise record with 31 touchdown passes and got NY within a victory of the playoffs. ESPN and NFL Network first reported terms of the deal. Since he hasn't been under contract, he wasn't practicing with his team in the offseason. If Fitzpatrick didn't sign, Geno Smith would have been the Jets qu...

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  • Olympic Parents Of WADA Smack Their Anti-Doping Child & Suggest Reform School
Olympic Parents Of WADA Smack Their Anti-Doping Child & Suggest Reform School

Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov blasted "discrimination" against athletes who have been banned as a result of the McLaren report, despite not failing drugs tests. "It (discussion) was not bad. The IOC has no authority to follow up on information about the failings of the testing system". Bach s condemnation of WADA escalates ...

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  • Gruesome broken leg floors French gymnast
Gruesome broken leg floors French gymnast

NBC Olympics reported the injury as an open fracture to the left tibia of Ait Said's leg, and said the Olympics are likely over for the gymnast. 26-year-old Samir Ait Said posted the third highest score on still rings earlier in the session and was likely to make the final.

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  • Tour De France 2016
Tour De France 2016

If Froome has shown a weakness in his two Tour victories, it has been in the third week when, already in yellow, he has allowed rivals to take time out of him - most notably previous year when Quintana nearly snatched glory on the final stage to Alpe d'Huez.

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  • 76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in National Basketball Association draft
76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in National Basketball Association draft

Ben Simmons chose to play for the LSU Tigers in college. He became the highest Croatian picked and it marked the second straight year a Croatian has been picked in the top five. His arrival is coming at a ideal time for the 76ers. They finished with 10 wins and 72 losses last season. Brown coached Ben's father a long time ago.

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  • Djokovic on Centre Court first at Wimbledon
Djokovic on Centre Court first at Wimbledon

The 25-year-old saved 19 out of 20 break points and won 72 per cent of points on his first serve. If he can win the next match, that's an €96,000 pay day. "I think it was just a matter of time when James will win his first game". Williams ran through the tiebreaker. "It wasn't easy to break his serve".

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  • Zimbabwe beat India by two runs in nail-biting 1st T20I
Zimbabwe beat India by two runs in nail-biting 1st T20I

Chibhabha then contributed with the ball as well, having Mandeep Singh caught for 31 and castling Ambati Rayudu for 19. The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, who toured here last time, will do well to remember that the T20 series in 2015 ended in 1-1 draw after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side lost the second game.

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  • Facebook Adds SMS Support to its Messenger App on Android Devices
Facebook Adds SMS Support to its Messenger App on Android Devices

This integration is not new to Facebook at all, since the SMS support for the Android app was originally launched way back in 2012. SMS feature in Messenger will extend support for text, video, images, audio, emojis and stickers. The social network industry continues to thrive because companies are striving harder every day to outdo one a...

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  • Ai Miyazato finishes 39th at Women's PGA C'ship
Ai Miyazato finishes 39th at Women's PGA C'ship

Praise for Henderson came Canadian fans who made the trip to Sahalee Country Club near Seattle. And further birdies on the par-three 13th and 17th hauled her level on six under par after Ko had sunk a birdie of her own at the 11th. Lydia Ko chases a third straight major win in the PGA championship's final round. Ko missed to the left, and Hende...

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  • UFC 200 Sees Brock Lesnar Return
UFC 200 Sees Brock Lesnar Return

Brock Lesnar hasn't accepted a gimme by any means for his long-awaited return to the UFC. It was a hard decision for me to make. 'It's taken some time for things to play out, but I just said, "What are the chances of having Brock Lesnar on the card at UFC 200?".

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  • Injured Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open
Injured Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal pulled out of the French Open citing a wrist injury. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam title victor, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, affecting his knees and wrist. "We knew it was going to be terrible today, and it was even worse than what we thought, that's why we sent the players back early". "Today is o...

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  • Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto
Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

The Lightning relish being the center of attention. "We have to embrace the moment. We'll be ready. You can't be scared now". "I just have to focus my energy in the right direction, try not to get caught up in the stuff around me". The Lightning are trying to do the same for the second straight year and to win it for the first time since 2004 after...

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