• Watch a teenage Michael Phelps talk about his dream of winning gold
Watch a teenage Michael Phelps talk about his dream of winning gold

Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi took bronze in 1:53.62. Phelps and Tom Shields will swim in the men's 100m butterfly, Maya DiRado will race in the 200m backstroke, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith compete in the 800m freestyle and Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin go for medals in the 50m freestyle.

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  • Mendis gives Sri Lanka edge against Australia
Mendis gives Sri Lanka edge against Australia

Sri Lanka , with a first-innings lead of 175 runs, made 237 in their second dig after recovering from 3/31. While acknowledging a superlative display from Mitchell Starc , who claimed 11 for 94 with minimal rest between innings, Lehmann said Australia's spin bowlers, led by Nathan Lyon, also needed to improve.

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  • Out of options, Rio officials will drain green pool
Out of options, Rio officials will drain green pool

The Washington Post reports that there is only one diving event scheduled on Friday, the women's three-metre springboard preliminaries slated to start at 2:30 pm. Rio Olympics 2016 spokesperson Mario Andrada attributed the green color to a proliferation of algae, but according to FINA, the green color is not due to an algal bloom.

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  • Usain Bolt makes the Olympic Stadium his stage, again
Usain Bolt makes the Olympic Stadium his stage, again

He missed the final time qualifier to the semifinals by.19 seconds. Usain Bolt made his grand Olympic entry with an easy victory in his 100m heat today. Best finished seventh in his heat in a time of 10.39, which placed him 0.32 seconds behind Bolt. Blake cruised to 10.10s, ahead of Jax Harvey, who is also a former representative of Jamaica now r...

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  • Day 6 highlighted by medal action in gymnastics, swimming, track cycling
Day 6 highlighted by medal action in gymnastics, swimming, track cycling

Chen Xinyi, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, on August 7 after she finished fourth in the 100m butterfly final in 56.72 seconds, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) announced in its statement on Friday morning. Zhang, already a Grand Slam victor four years ago after crowned at the World Championships, World Cup and Olym...

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  • Olympics open up new world for refugee runner
Olympics open up new world for refugee runner

In this Olympic world, we do not just tolerate diversity. However, before "Team Refugees" even set foot into the stadium in Rio this August, they must be regarded as distinguished winners. Mardani's story starts in war-torn Damascus where she used to be a top swimmer and a sure bet for the Syrian Olympic team this year. She was shocked when she c...

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  • Denny Hamlin grabs NASCAR road-course victory at Watkins Glen
Denny Hamlin grabs NASCAR road-course victory at Watkins Glen

I just wake up and can't move. "Really doubted being in the race vehicle today, to be honest with you", he said. This time, Hamlin was error-free, left to ponder on how he managed to win a race he questioned whether he would be able to start.

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  • Solo claims Sweden was 'cowards' after United States of America elimination
Solo claims Sweden was 'cowards' after United States of America elimination

Now the Americans were even. Moments later, Solo almost blocked another shot, which would have put the United States ahead. The shootout followed. Morgan, going first for the United States, had her shot blocked. The top-ranked Americans had gotten past the quarterfinals in seven World Cups and earned no worse than silver in five previous Olympics...

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  • Green-tinged Olympic diving pool closed for practice
Green-tinged Olympic diving pool closed for practice

World swimming governing body FINA said the color change was the result of a failure by the organizers to sufficiently treat the water after tanks at the venue ran out of chemicals. The good news is that it doesn't appear that anything too bad was in the water, but the mishandling of the water has led to at least a couple of competitors noting issu...

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  • Biles leads U.S. into gymnastics final, Canada falls short
Biles leads U.S. into gymnastics final, Canada falls short

Laurie Hernandez, 16, is a New Jersey native, the youngest American gymnast in Rio and the first Hispanic-American to make the US team. Simone Biles qualified to the all-around gymnastics competition Sunday in the top spot, as expected.

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  • Arsene Wenger's squad in full to face Liverpool
Arsene Wenger's squad in full to face Liverpool

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi in recent days, but Wenger refused to discuss the rumour at the press conference. "The biggest thing for me is if you look back at the games last season we dropped points in, they were probably games we were expected to win". Olivier Giroud, like Koscielny and M...

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  • Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team
Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team

The footballer said in a statement on Friday that he wished to continue playing for his country as he preferred "to help from within". That was Argentina's third straight loss in a final, including the 2014 World Cup. "I hope that we'll be able to give them something to cheer about soon". In June, FIFA stepped in and named a committee to run ...

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  • Ledecky gets third gold, Franklin a first in Rio
Ledecky gets third gold, Franklin a first in Rio

The Rio Olympics 2016 gold Medalist Ledecky, despite her phenomenal performance in the 400-meter freestyle, remained candid and humble. The 19-year-old has dominated the longer freestyle events since winning gold in the 800m at London 2012 as a 15 year-old.

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  • Monday's cover: Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Manchester United off to a heady start
Monday's cover: Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Manchester United off to a heady start

First official game we played for the trophy and we win, it's what it's all about, winning trophies. That is new and we won today and hopefully we can win more ". With Ibrahimovic among a list of summer signings including Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, along with the imminent arrival of France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, United are ai...

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  • England pay the price for dropped chances against Pakistan
England pay the price for dropped chances against Pakistan

Shah, badly dropped by Alex Hales in the gully off Chris Woakes , fell for 26 when he edged a lifting delivery from Steven Finn to Joe Root at second slip. With blue and sunny skies, allied to a good pitch, offering some of the best batting conditions of the series, it was a miss England could ill afford.

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  • Second Kenyan Official Expelled From Olympics Over Drug Scandal
Second Kenyan Official Expelled From Olympics Over Drug Scandal

Anzrah was carrying the athlete's accreditation - it's been claimed he was using the pass so he could get a free breakfast. Kenyan Athletics sent its second official home from Rio de Janeiro on Thursday because of drug-testing issues, according to the Associated Press.

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  • Basketball: US survive Australia scare to remain unbeaten
Basketball: US survive Australia scare to remain unbeaten

With the USA trailing 72-70 early in the fourth, Anthony scored 14 of the next 18 points for the US, which grabbed an 88-80 lead with 3:43 remaining. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points to surpass LeBron James as the all-time Olympic scorer to lead Team USA.

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  • LeBron James announces he's will sign new deal in Cleveland
LeBron James announces he's will sign new deal in Cleveland

Fantasy Impact: LeBron is coming off one of the most improbable runs in National Basketball Association history and it only makes sense that he is the highest paid player in the National Basketball Association. Before James signed off, he was sure to casually slip in a message to the Cavaliers' front office, who reportedly are at odds with J.R. ...

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  • Lochte, Phelps race in 200m medley showdown
Lochte, Phelps race in 200m medley showdown

While Phelps has the past three gold medals , Lochte has been close behind with two silvers and a bronze. Finals take place Wednesday evening. Brazil has already gone through two disappointing scoreless draws to Iraq and South Africa - two teams largely seen as inferior to the Brazilian powerhouse.

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  • US basketball survives tough challenge by Australians
US basketball survives tough challenge by Australians

For the first time since 1924, rugby is making an appearance at the Olympics and on the new US national team you can catch a couple of NFL players, fast-paced action and plenty of scrums on Tuesday and Wednesday . The USA was always going to make a run and, with the Australians missing their first five shots to start the second half, they regain...

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