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

This will be his second straight start against an American League team, having allowed three runs in five innings against the New York Yankees in his most recent start. Martinez, confused, stopped, then started again, then stopped, only to realize Upton was halfway between second and third. Martinez dejectedly tried going home as right fielder Cu...

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  • Lincecum designated for assignment by Angels
Lincecum designated for assignment by Angels

With Matt Shoemaker set to take on James Paxton in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs. "A laser beam like that off any part of your body, let alone your throwing arm, is really scary". "I saw him up there watching. Obviously his presence and the way he played defense, he took pride in it and so do I". CHICAGO - Manny Macha...

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  • Silver in Rio ends Philippines' medal drought
Silver in Rio ends Philippines' medal drought

South Korea's Yoon Jin-hee snared the bronze with a total lift of 199 kilograms. Diaz became the fifth athlete to win an Olympic medal since 1964 and the third to take a silver. China's Li Yajun, who set a new Olympic record of 101 kilos in the snatch, looked assured of the gold. "Before the athletes departed, nag-usap na kami na we will sign...

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  • Ichiro Suzuki Joins 3000-Hit Club
Ichiro Suzuki Joins 3000-Hit Club

Ichiro, who did not break into the major leagues until he was 27, is the second oldest player to reach 3,000 hits at 42 years, 290 days. It was a busy offensive day for the Marlins on Sunday with ten hits. That 6.0 fWAR season ended being only his third-best season. Davis and J.J. Hardy also homered for the Orioles, who top the majors with 168 ...

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  • Rio Olympics: Bindra enters final, Narang bows out
Rio Olympics: Bindra enters final, Narang bows out

In the final series, he brought himself back in contention to sit at eighth after a 10.8 in his sixth shot to finally book his berth for the quarterfinals. While Bindra will bid farewell to his medal aspirations, Narang has another chance in the men's 50m rifle shooting event. Even in qualification, Bindra displayed the signs of a champion fighti...

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  • Tom Daley: 'I Want To Win Gold For My Dad'
Tom Daley: 'I Want To Win Gold For My Dad'

When he stands on the 10m platform for his synchronized dive alongside his flatmate Dan Goodfellow, he'll be in a good place. It now takes Team GB's medal tally up to 4 with 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. He is expected to take home a gold medal in at least one of these events. "It's going to be a really tough competition, because I've ...

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  • Chinese lifter Long smashes world record to win gold
Chinese lifter Long smashes world record to win gold

Long Qingquan of China wins the men's 56kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016. Long did not compete in London and said it had been hard to prepare for his second tilt at glory in Rio. Fan-favorite Om, who won gold at London 2012, was his trademark lively self thro...

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  • Hroniss Grasu: Bears lose Hroniss Grasu to torn right ACL
Hroniss Grasu: Bears lose Hroniss Grasu to torn right ACL

He was having a good training camp according to the coaches. The second-year center was carted off the field after injuring himself changing directions while blocking on a screen pass. "It's in the same condition that I played on about three or four times since I've played in the National Football League", said Hicks. I just haven't taken a lot o...

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  • American women rout Senegal 121-56 to start chase for gold
American women rout Senegal 121-56 to start chase for gold

Taurasi ended up hitting one more three point shot in the third quarter to tie her own record for most three point makes in an Olympic game. "It was a good start", Taurasi said afterward. "We're sharing the ball", Bird said. First-time Olympians Brittney Griner , Elena Delle Donne and Stewart all had their first taste of the Games. Stewart als...

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  • 'We would have crashed' - Verstappen backs Rosberg's penalty
'We would have crashed' - Verstappen backs Rosberg's penalty

The 18-year-old Red Bull driver, who claimed his fourth podium finish in eight races since promotion from the Toro Rosso team, came home behind his team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo. The German's poor start also allowed both Red Bulls to surge past him with Verstappen squirming wide to the left to pass Ricciardo and take second as they rushed i...

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  • Rio Welcomes World, Opens Olympics with Celebration
Rio Welcomes World, Opens Olympics with Celebration

President of the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee Carlos Nuzman and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach both spoke with pride and stressed the importance of Olympic values and multiculturalism. The showcase began with Samba great Paulinho Da Viola playing the Brazilian national anthem, while eye-catching performances and firewor...

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  • Jose Mourinho dedicates Community Shield win to Louis van Gaal
Jose Mourinho dedicates Community Shield win to Louis van Gaal

Fellow debutant Eric Bailly impressed but was tested inside five minutes as Vardy skipped past him before Daley Blind's challenge put the ball behind for a corner. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during the Wayne Rooney Testimonial match at Old Trafford against Everton August 3, 2016. "You have, around Europe, people who when you...

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  • Ibrahimovic Gives Mourinho First Trophy at Manchester United
Ibrahimovic Gives Mourinho First Trophy at Manchester United

The Community Shield is nothing more than a friendly match between the winners of last season's Premier League (Leicester) and FA Cup (United), but both teams treated it seriously and Ibrahimovic proudly hailed it as the 31st title of his trophy-filled career.

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  • Rio equestrian venue hit by bullet
Rio equestrian venue hit by bullet

Long queues also formed outside venues - as competition went on inside - as volunteers and security staff struggled to cope with a sudden influx of fans. Meanwhile, a loud blast shook the media seats near the finishing line of the men's cycling road race when Brazil's bomb squad detonated an unattended backpack.

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  • Joy and pain for Dutch as Van der Breggen wins gold
Joy and pain for Dutch as Van der Breggen wins gold

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali was leading that race when he crashed, breaking his collarbone. Boulder's Mara Abbott finished four seconds behind the three medalists in the women's Olympic road race Sunday, getting passed by all three in the homestretch to finish fourth.

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  • Andre Ward Earns Easy Decision Over Alexander Brand
Andre Ward Earns Easy Decision Over Alexander Brand

SFBay scored the bout a virtual shutout for Ward - 119-109. Ward retained his WBO light heavyweight belt, and sets up a long-awaited showdown with unified titleholder Sergey Kovalev, whom he will meet November 19 on HBO PPV. Undefeated Andre Ward used a steady left hook to repeatedly score and unanimously outpointed Alexander Brand to take the ...

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  • West Ham agree £20m fee with Swansea for Andre Ayew
West Ham agree £20m fee with Swansea for Andre Ayew

Andre, meanwhile, is the said to be the subject of a £16 million Hammers offer, with his club, Swansea, already lining up a replacement in the shape of Sevilla forward Fernando Llorente. "We are going to have two new players at West Ham". "I am happy with my group, we are working hard and well and I have no problems". The Hammers have been heav...

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  • After tennis, Jitu Rai disappoints Indian fans as he finsihes 8th
After tennis, Jitu Rai disappoints Indian fans as he finsihes 8th

Jitu produced a string of poor shots for a total score of 78.7 and was the first to be eliminated from the eight-man final. Li Du of China set an Olympic record in the competition with a score of 420.7 to finish first in the qualification round.

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  • Archery: Atanu Das makes stellar debut; women archers disappoint
Archery: Atanu Das makes stellar debut; women archers disappoint

The Korean women's team remained invincible by annexing their eighth successive Olympic gold when they defeated Russian Federation 5-1 in the final held for the first time under floodlights. But the inexperienced Indian struggled to get another ideal 10 in the second set of six arrows that yielded just 53 points with five 9s and one eight to slip f...

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  • Here's How to Watch the Olympics If You Don't Have Cable
Here's How to Watch the Olympics If You Don't Have Cable

And even once ESPN can begin showing highlights, news programs will be limited to six minutes of total footage during their broadcasts and will have that video available for up to 72 hours after NBC's west coast coverage finishes. But is there a way? Here's what you need to know to watch. You can set alerts for certain events and Google is als...

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