• Russian Federation govt. behind doping
Russian Federation govt. behind doping

McLaren said Russia's sports ministry "directed, controlled and oversaw" the manipulation of urine samples provided by its athletes. Pound said prohibiting Russia from taking part in the Rio games wouldn't hurt the competition, noting the absence of Russian athletes during the Eastern Bloc boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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  • Man Utd meet Juve for Pogba
Man Utd meet Juve for Pogba

After a smattering of reports on Tuesday suggested a deal to take the Juventus midfielder back to Manchester United was close, 24 hours later they appear just as confident. Of course, he's a very good player and every club wants the best players but right now he's at Juve and we have a large squad already". "There are still lots of players yet to...

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  • Manchester City serious about signing Arsenal's Bellerin
Manchester City serious about signing Arsenal's Bellerin

Colombian winger Marlos Moreno is due to join on August 1 from Atletico Nacional for £8.2m but striker Kelechi Iheancho has been left out of the club's initial tour squad owing to visa issues. It is impossible to predict a starting lineup for the first game of pre-season, but with most first teamers available, we should see a number of familiar f...

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  • An Open Letter To Tim Duncan
An Open Letter To Tim Duncan

Kidd reflected on the decision after Tim Duncan's retirement announcement . And we all know why, it's not Tim Duncan to bring any attention to himself. Despite these accomplishments and achievements, what I loved most about Duncan was that he just wanted the team to win. He had apparently already informed coach Gregg Popovich that he meant to ...

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  • Christie: 'No discontent' after Trump passes him over
Christie: 'No discontent' after Trump passes him over

He is expected to accept the GOP's vice presidential nomination in a speech Wednesday. "Trust me when I say this". It's a long time ago. He's been critical of Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the US, calling the idea "offensive and unconstitutional".

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  • Roll Call To Officially Nominate Donald Trump Begins
Roll Call To Officially Nominate Donald Trump Begins

Four of his children joined the state's delegation on the convention floor for the historic moment and appeared overwhelmed with emotion. "Donald Trump is the singular leader that can get this country back on track". Carson says Clinton would appoint liberal Supreme Court justices who would cement those policies. The real estate mogul is expected...

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  • Trout hits 3-run HR to help Angels beat Rangers 9-5
Trout hits 3-run HR to help Angels beat Rangers 9-5

But again, after a Robinson Chirinos 2-run home run in the top of the inning gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead, the bottom of the 4th inning proved to be the Rangers' downfall, and it started with a familiar foe: the leadoff walk. Batting fifth, the South Korean first baseman went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a steal and a run scored, as the Angels defeated ...

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  • Back pain delays Clayton Kershaw's return to Dodgers
Back pain delays Clayton Kershaw's return to Dodgers

Nationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (5-8, 4.70) is 2-1 with a 1.73 ERA over his last four starts against the Dodgers. His 121 innings pitched, 145 strikeouts, 0.727 WHIP and 0.7 walks per nine innings also lead the league. "We were hopeful to have something on the calendar, but obviously with the back you need to be extra sensitive", Roberts said. Earlie...

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  • Pokemon powers up Nintendo to become one of Japan's top 20 companies
Pokemon powers up Nintendo to become one of Japan's top 20 companies

On the other hand, it's worth noting that this "piracy" crackdown is only targeted at the Android version, as the iOS flavor of Pokemon Go can only be downloaded exclusively from the store in locations where Nintendo has already launched the game.

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  • Russian Federation should be banned from Summer Olympics, says WADA
Russian Federation should be banned from Summer Olympics, says WADA

If that appeal fails a small number of Russian athletes will probably still compete in Rio providing they can prove they are clean, but they'll have to compete under the Olympic flag, not Russia's. WADA had McLaren investigate allegations made by former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov in a May article in The New York Tim...

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  • IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio
IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

WADA had Monday requested the International Olympic Committee to consider a complete sporting ban for Russian Federation for Rio 2016 and beyond following Canadian law professor Richard McLaren's report on state-controlled doping. In his investigation, he stated that 312 athletes tested positive, and the deputy minister of sports instructed the lab...

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  • Henrik Stenson outshines Phil Mickelson to win British Open
Henrik Stenson outshines Phil Mickelson to win British Open

Stenson only cared about that silver claret jug. The final stroke in this masterpiece was a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that curled into the cup on the final turn. The popular Johnston, inspired by the fans crying out his nickname, "Beef, Beef" on nearly every hole, ended up at 208, one ahead of American J.B. Holmes (69).

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  • IOC Is Now Exploring 'Legal Options' To Ban Russia From The Olympics
IOC Is Now Exploring 'Legal Options' To Ban Russia From The Olympics

It may all come down to the lawyers. The report , commissioned by WADA and compiled by McLaren, revealed evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes and extensive coverups, particularly at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi.

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  • Roberto Di Matteo: 'Aston Villa need another striker'
Roberto Di Matteo: 'Aston Villa need another striker'

Bridcutt is only contracted at the Stadium of Light for one more year, therefore the Mackems may be keen to sell Bridcutt for a fee now rather than for no money next summer. Instead, the Italian manager said he hoped the club could be "competitive" in its first season in the Championship after bringing in the Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick, the...

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  • Conte urges caution on recovering Zouma
Conte urges caution on recovering Zouma

Batshuayi had an extended summer break after his Belgium side lost to Wales in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, causing him to miss the Blues' opening friendly against Rapid Vienna which they lost 2-0. We wait because we must respect the right time for him. "I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge". "I like...

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  • £20m Fenerbahce target travels with Man Utd to China
£20m Fenerbahce target travels with Man Utd to China

The Portuguese manager stressed on the importance of playing time, so that the former Villarreal defender could improve upon his communication with team-mates. Although Bailly had only played 40 La Liga games before signing for United, Mourinho said the Ivory Coast worldwide has the potential to be a world-beater in his position.

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  • Big 12 directs commissioner to evaluate expansion candidates
Big 12 directs commissioner to evaluate expansion candidates

He said it could be discussed again at the board's next meeting in October, or in a separate session. The 2017 season is the earliest the league could put expansion teams on the field, according to the report. "When one member's reputation is damaged, I think all of our images are damaged", he said. "It's not a definite decision". Bowlsby also ...

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  • Park takes 2nd-round lead at US Women's Open
Park takes 2nd-round lead at US Women's Open

South Koreans have won seven of the past 11 Opens, and even with world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand now very much back in contention after a 5-under 66 that left her three shots out of the lead, Park could challenge to become the latest surprise victor, following up 20-year-old In Gee Chun a year ago.

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  • Edmund leads Britain out of Murray's shadow
Edmund leads Britain out of Murray's shadow

France , Argentina and Britain all produced away victores to win their respective Davis Cup quarter-finals by similar 3-1 margins here today. Britain is without Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Serbia is without the top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki.

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  • Pirates RHP Taillon hit in head by liner but stays in game
Pirates RHP Taillon hit in head by liner but stays in game

The Pirates also activated right-handed starting pitcher Jameson Taillon from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday in an expected move. You could hear the collective, loud "oooh" in the crowd who witnessed the horror that could have deeply cracked his skull like MMA fighter Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos last Saturday.

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