• Walsh-Jennings, Ross reach beach volleyball semifinals
Walsh-Jennings, Ross reach beach volleyball semifinals

T (Clancy) and I are one of the strongest teams in the world and can beat anyone. "It's been such a treat, the whole two weeks so far". Walsh Jennings has won three consecutive gold medals and is looking for her first with Ross. That is why Walsh Jennings takes her workout routines seriously and trains hard to get into peak physical shape. Up nex...

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  • IOC: Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand reprimanded
IOC: Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand reprimanded

Sasson twice bowed in El Shehaby's direction and approached him with his hand extended after the victory, but the Egyptian backpedaled before walking away from the Israeli's appreciative gesture. At the quarter-finals of the 2011 judo Grand Slam in Moscow, Egyptian Ramadan Darwish refused to shake hands with Israeli Arik Zeevi. "I knew he would d...

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  • Taraji P. Henson Leaves Cookie Lyon Far Behind in Hidden Figures
Taraji P. Henson Leaves Cookie Lyon Far Behind in Hidden Figures

It includes Empire's Taraji P. Henson, Oscar victor Octavia Spencer, singer Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner , Kirsten Dunst , and Luke Cage's Mahershala Ali . It may seem like #NASASoWhite, but the new trailer for " Hidden Figures " reveals the roles played by black women in the space race. Kirsten Dunst's Vivian Michael can be seen telling Joh...

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  • Poland's Wlodarczyk wins gold, sets world record in hammer throw
Poland's Wlodarczyk wins gold, sets world record in hammer throw

Wlodarczyk's third attempt was her best and locked up the gold , and she followed up with 81.74 with her fifth. Zhang Wenxiu of China claimed silver with 76.75m, while Briton Sophie Hitchon secured bronze on her final attempt - breaking the national record - with 74.54m.

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  • US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88
US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

The Americans scored the first nine points of the third quarter for a 58-54 lead and did not trail again until Joe Ingles' layup put the Boomers ahead 72-70 with nine minutes to play. "I know everyone's proud of us because we weren't supposed to beat these guys, but we had the belief we could compete with them and we're disappointed with the result...

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  • Green pool in Rio drained, refilled in latest effort to fix color
Green pool in Rio drained, refilled in latest effort to fix color

They had raced to drain green-tinged water out of the pool overnight at a venue that has embarrassed local organizers. A pool attendant who mistakenly poured 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide into the Olympic diving pool in Rio de Janeiro has been blamed for causing the water to turn green.

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  • Rio Olympics: Srikanth keeps India's hopes flickering
Rio Olympics: Srikanth keeps India's hopes flickering

It was a tough fight for Saina as she battled hard for each point but at the end, Ulitina played the better game and held her nerve winning both sets: 21-18, 21-19. The Indian persisted with his attacking game throughout the tight match, converting every chance into points with and smashes and surprisingly European champion Jorgensen came under pre...

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  • Knox wins Travelers Championship as Furyk makes history
Knox wins Travelers Championship as Furyk makes history

His front-nine 27 broke the nine-hole Travelers record by two strokes. Ryo Ishikawa shot a 58 in The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour in 2010. "Everyone dreams of making a putt on the last home to win a tournament", Knox said. "I guess had I never shot 59 before, I probably would have been thinking 59, the barrier", he said. "There wasn't a lot of...

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  • Max Whitlock wins gold in men's floor final
Max Whitlock wins gold in men's floor final

No less than an hour later Whitlock was back, this time on the Pommel Horse, something that Britain have been unbeaten on for a while. "I had to regroup and get my mind on the matches so, to finish it with a match like that, obviously I was fairly emotional at the end".

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  • Betts' 3 HRs carries Porcello, Red Sox to another Fenway win
Betts' 3 HRs carries Porcello, Red Sox to another Fenway win

As for the Red Sox, they're 2-5 in their last seven Saturday games, and 1-5 in their last six game twos of a series. The impressive nature of the trio of long balls stood in stark contrast to more recent images of Ramirez and Ortiz, who left games this week after suffering painful injuries that might've sidelined them earlier in the season.

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  • Out with the green water, in with the blue
Out with the green water, in with the blue

Nascimento said they had been trying to correct the problem for four days, but it just wasn't going as fast as they had hoped. "We're going to grab the water from the warm-up pool and we're going to drain the water from the competition pool, and we're going to insert this water from the warm-up pool into the competition pool", he explained.

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  • Simone Manuel Made History In The Olympics Pool But NBC Didn't Care
Simone Manuel Made History In The Olympics Pool But NBC Didn't Care

The Toronto native tied with Simone Manuel of the USA with a time of 52.70 to win the gold, becoming the first Canadian swimmer to win four medals in an Olympics. And to further prove that she's superhuman, Katie broke the Olympic record in the race, in addition to making it to the final. On Sunday (vault), Monday (beam) and Tuesday (floor) the...

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  • EPL Roundup: Leicester lose as Guardiola wins on Manchester City debut
EPL Roundup: Leicester lose as Guardiola wins on Manchester City debut

There have been acrobatic moves into the synchronised diving in Rio in the last week that have been less spectacular and it was a fine way for a largely boring first half to be brought to life. Ross Barkley had given new manager Ronald Koeman an ideal start to life at Goodison Park with a fifth-minute free kick. The visitors could have snatched a...

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  • Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue
Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

THE Olympic diving pool in Rio has been making headlines after it turned a worrying green colour earlier in the week. Draining the water will start Saturday afternoon and the process of replacing the water should take place overnight. When you're standing up there it's a bit off-putting. "This was probably the only issue that we were unable to so...

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  • Olympics: Jeff Henderson wins long jump gold by just one centimetre
Olympics: Jeff Henderson wins long jump gold by just one centimetre

Ethiopian Tamirat Tola claimed bronze . Farah will try to defend his 5,000-meter Olympic title later this week, and Rupp will take part in the marathon. Despite falling near the race's midpoint, Farah bounced back up and kept pace with the leaders. "I came here hungry", Bowie said. "I know Tanui but not really the Ethiopians and what they were c...

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  • Hackers target World Anti-Doping Agency, sports court
Hackers target World Anti-Doping Agency, sports court

It said the password for the administration system that contains her testing history and "whereabouts" information had been "illegally obtained" and her account accessed by a third party. Meanwhile, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said revealed the organisation is coming under "regular attack". The International Olympic Committee, however, refused to ...

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  • Australia Vs. USA Basketball: Aussies Give NBA Stars Toughest Game So Far
Australia Vs. USA Basketball: Aussies Give NBA Stars Toughest Game So Far

But Indiana Pacers star Paul George has another explanation for the Aussie's surprise performance: They're dirty. Patty Mills, the tournament scoring leader, had 30 points for Australia. "I don't think we played our best game, but we pulled it out", Anthony told reporters, deflecting any credit for the win. Anthony hit nine three-pointers as ...

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  • Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed
Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Jemima Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon, beating Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain. Sumgong crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 4 seconds. Shalane Flanagan , the top USA finisher, was sixth and Desi Linden was seventh. The men's marathon will be held on August 21. Estonian sisters Leila, Liina and Lil...

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  • Michael Phelps gets another gold, but says it is the last
Michael Phelps gets another gold, but says it is the last

But is this really it? He talked of becoming a professional golfer but eventually found himself testing the waters of a swimming comeback and despite some missteps - a drink-driving conviction that led to rehab and a suspension - he made his fifth Olympic team.

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  • Per Mertesacker Named Arsenal Captain
Per Mertesacker Named Arsenal Captain

Mertesacker is now sidelined through injury and is expected to be out for five months, but Wenger is adamant that the 31-year-old is the right man for the job and that the other experienced players in the squad will step up in his absence. Wenger is in the market for reinforcements at centre-back, with Mertesacker's compatriot Shkodran Mustafi heav...

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