• Chris Froome almost misses registration for Olympic road race
Chris Froome almost misses registration for Olympic road race

Froome is one of the best climbers in the world and he should be rubbing shoulders with the specialist punchers - one-day classics experts - when Saturday's race gets to its business end with three ascensions of a 9km climb in the final third.

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  • Bolt makes a come back from injury, Harrison betters hurdles record
Bolt makes a come back from injury, Harrison betters hurdles record

Gatlin, considered his main 100m rival, was among those who claimed the Jamaican - who has struggled with a hamstring injury - got preferential treatment he would not receive were he American. The soon-to-be 30 Bolt did what he does the best - winning. Britain's women's 4x100m relay team opened proceedings by triumphing in a national record 41....

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  • Rain stops third round of PGA Championship
Rain stops third round of PGA Championship

The last time that happened was 2011. It represented an enormous turnaround for Mickelson from missing the cut at this year's Masters and U.S. Open, but he also raised his own expectations as a result. Possible thunderstorms were also in the forecast for Sunday. Henrik Stenson closed with a 63, needing his best golf to hold off Mickelson. The PGA...

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  • Brazil men's team preparing for more jeers from home crowd
Brazil men's team preparing for more jeers from home crowd

Despite an attack led by Barcelona striker Neymar and talented youngsters Gabriel Jesus and Gabigol, Brazil was not able to find the net at the packed Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. The sturdy and skillful striker now plays for Santos, the same team where Neymar thrived before leaving for Barcelona. Mexico , who won the 2012 Olympic...

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  • Gisele is 'The Girl From Ipanema' in Olympic Opening Ceremony
Gisele is 'The Girl From Ipanema' in Olympic Opening Ceremony

While the Rio 2016 organising committee has not said how much the ceremony cost, it is believed to be about half of the $42 million spent by London in 2012. But there were big cheers for nations with large immigrant communities in Brazil, such as Italy and Japan, and roars for the more recognisable flag bearers such as Rafa Nadal and Michae...

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  • Refugee Olympic team gets huge Opening Ceremony ovation in Rio
Refugee Olympic team gets huge Opening Ceremony ovation in Rio

Cue the samba, light the fireworks and damn the mosquitoes - the 2016 Summer Olympics are on. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a two-week truce from warring parties, asking them to "lay down their weapons" to "celebrate the best of humanity", as per FOX News .

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  • Aroldis Chapman traded to Cubs for four prospects
Aroldis Chapman traded to Cubs for four prospects

The Cubs' pursuit of flame-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman has reached the critical stage. "There's no point in me sitting here campaigning for us to stay together". A four-for-one deal is not something Cubs fans had anticipated, and the trade for Chapman hasn't been without its critics. "If there's a possibility and God willing".

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  • IOC decides against full ban on Russian athletes
IOC decides against full ban on Russian athletes

Bach says "an athlete should not suffer and should not be sanctioned for a system in which he was not implicated". She was cleared to compete in Rio as a neutral athlete by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and received praise for revealing one of the biggest doping scandals in decades.

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  • Hope Solo booed by Brazilian crowd at USWNT win
Hope Solo booed by Brazilian crowd at USWNT win

There are only a few athletes that have opened up their lives to unwanted attention and controversy. "Zika!" from the 10,000-strong crowd during the game against New Zealand in the city of Belo Horizonte. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or medicine for Zika . Just like in the World Cup, the US backline proved impossible to break, leading to a...

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  • West Ham United v NK Domzale
West Ham United v NK Domzale

It was an evening to remember, a night when West Ham got down to business in their new stadium - and how they enjoyed it. More work is needed, and some of the sightlines might keep local opticians busy, but the overwhelming sensation was of a project that will succeed.

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  • Cowboys holding off on veteran QB after Kellen Moore injury
Cowboys holding off on veteran QB after Kellen Moore injury

They have several options available to them, none of which are all that appealing. The Browns now have Robert Griffin, McCown , Cody Kessler and Austin Davis on their quarterback depth chart, so it would all depend on their willingness to get rid of one of their options under center.

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  • Bomb squad probing possible blast near cycling finish line
Bomb squad probing possible blast near cycling finish line

Bomb squad agents in protective gear were in attendance at the site but the cause of the explosion is not yet clear. Reporters could hear a loud noise on the press tribune and felt the ground shake as the cyclists had about 70km to go, reports the Guardian.

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  • Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners
Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners

The president commuted the drug-related sentences of Jose Del Valle of Philadelphia, Alberto Maisonet of Philadelphia, John Nicholas Gargano of Folcroft, Delaware County, Morris Dabbs of Trenton and Richard D. He was originally sentenced to 235 months imprisonment; four years supervised release on November 22, 2002. President Barack Obama u...

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  • Olympic mystery: Who will light Rio cauldron?
Olympic mystery: Who will light Rio cauldron?

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian soccer legend Pele will not light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, a spokesman for the 75-year-old, three-time soccer World Cup victor said. So if you want to get the first look of the Olympics, the celebrations and most importantly the Indian contingent, you'd hav...

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  • Boston's Hanley Ramirez out with sprained left wrist
Boston's Hanley Ramirez out with sprained left wrist

It was a stressful showing by Diaz late, and considering how well Iwakuma had pitched and how what seemed to be JUST enough offense had been scored, it was going to be a real gut punch to see this one slip away. Right-hander Drew Storen came in and immediately gave up a single to Mookie Betts . "I was able to command my fastball", he said throug...

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  • India crawl to 185 for one at lunch on day two
India crawl to 185 for one at lunch on day two

They now have an overall lead of 162 after the West Indies , on day one, were dismissed for 196. West Indies lost six wickets for 108 runs to get all-out for a score of less than 200 runs. "When I went out [to bat], he [Samuels] was just giving me a lot of advice about staying positive and running well between the wickets and try to score runs a...

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  • IOC's final ruling on Russian athletes goes down to wire
IOC's final ruling on Russian athletes goes down to wire

The IOC decided against punishing all Russian athletes, instead allowing each individual sporting federation to decide on proper punishment. Yet the report released Wednesday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows that of 8,500 leadership positions at global sports federations affiliated with the worldwide Olympic Committee, onl...

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  • IOC approves entry of 271 Russian athletes for Rio Games
IOC approves entry of 271 Russian athletes for Rio Games

The decision, on the eve of the opening ceremony, could invite a dozen more appeals against the ban from Russian competitors, according to the tribunal's chief, and underlines Russian arguments that the ban lacks legal justification. But Ukrainian Sport Minister Igor Zhdanov said he was unhappy to see some Kiev athletes criticise the International ...

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  • Jutanugarn makes history with British Open win
Jutanugarn makes history with British Open win

She finished at 16-under 272 on the Marquess Course, the hilly, forest layout that is a big change from the usual seaside layouts in the tournament rotation. Mirim Lee from South Korea carded 69 to take sole second, while former champion Mo Martin from the United States also returned a 69 to take third on her own at 11 under.

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  • Papa John's boosts 2016 forecast, sending shares up 5 percent
Papa John's boosts 2016 forecast, sending shares up 5 percent

Papa John's International Inc . The analysts have announced price range forecast of $58 to $80. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Papa John's global by 46.8% in the second quarter. For 15 of the past 17 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the A...

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