• Oregon's Ashton Eaton Defends Olympic Gold At Rio Olympics
Oregon's Ashton Eaton Defends Olympic Gold At Rio Olympics

Eaton accumulated 8,893 points, comfortably ahead of the second place finisher, Kevin Mayer of France, but shy of the world record Eaton set a year ago. "I was actually in a cold shower beforehand thinking, 'Are you going to step up and do this, Ashton?' And I made a pact with myself and said, yeah, if I have to go to the hospital to run that har...

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  • James Harrison calls Roger Goodell a 'crook,' wants PED interview broadcast live
James Harrison calls Roger Goodell a 'crook,' wants PED interview broadcast live

From left are file photos showing Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison, in 2015, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, in 2016, Packers' Julius Peppers, in 2015, and then-Packers player Mike Neal, in 2014. So I don't see why we couldn't have the media there and do a live interview. "I answered all the questions that were in the Al-Jazeera that were in...

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  • USA women overcome controversy to win Olympic gold in 4x100m
USA women overcome controversy to win Olympic gold in 4x100m

It was the second fastest time ever. It's the ninth total medal, and sixth gold (five in relays), for Felix, the most decorated USA female track and field Olympian and tied with Merlene Ottey for most overall. On replay, however, it became apparent that a Brazilian runner had bumped Allyson Felix upon entering the exchange zone, directly lead...

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  • Paul Peterson edges past Thomas Pieters to win Czech Masters title
Paul Peterson edges past Thomas Pieters to win Czech Masters title

Belgian Pieters led by two strokes overnight from Peterson, who had catapulted himself into contention with a 64 on Saturday. "This is the best feeling in the world". The 28-year-old American holed a superb 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole under the severest of pressures, knowing he nearly certainly needed to convert the chance to complete the...

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  • Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets 8-1
Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets 8-1

NY native and former Golden State Warriors standout Chris Mullin, wearing his Mets colors, watched the ceremony and the game, from the box seats behind the plate. Granderson homered into McCovey Cove with two outs in the second, his second home run in four games and 20th this season. He will be given Saturday off, Mets manager Terry Collins ...

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  • Ryan Lochte issues apology over his role in Rio robbery scandal
Ryan Lochte issues apology over his role in Rio robbery scandal

In an online post, Lochte today said it was a "situation that could and should have been avoided". The incident, for which the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) apologized late on Thursday, has embarrassed the host city, angered the police and government and dominated news coverage of South America's first Olympics.

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars- 8/20/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars- 8/20/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Finally, the Jaguars have built a solid linebacker nucleus by drafting Telvin Smith in 2014 and Myles Jack this year, but the sting of letting Smith go is still felt by some players inside the locker room. "Because he's so elusive, his speed, the way he comes off the ball. We learn from each other and I learn from him". The Jaguars selected...

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  • Usain Bolt's Olympic 100m final is both evolution and an anomaly
Usain Bolt's Olympic 100m final is both evolution and an anomaly

But as Jamaican legend Usain Bolt returned to Rio to defend his title, many Americans remember the one moment in London when Bolt reminded the world what the Olympic spirit was all about. Even Bolt expressed surprise over the jeers Gatlin was subjected to when the athletes were introduced to the Brazilian crowd. Before the final started, the ...

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  • Hull have to be realistic - Phelan
Hull have to be realistic - Phelan

Hull City still need new signings despite winning their first two Premier League games of the season, caretaker manager Mike Phelan said. "Credit to the players, they stuck to their tasks, got the result, and I'm delighted for everyone". "We've watched everything on Swansea and we can tell you everything about them - even how long they sleep and ...

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  • United States teen beats Russian rival, revels unashamedly
United States teen beats Russian rival, revels unashamedly

King, 19, had strong words for both her rival-Russia's Yulia Efimova , who finished second in the 100-meter race-and for fellow US athletes. Feisty American Lilly King stared down Yulia Efimova , a swimmer at the center of Russia's doping scandal, and then beat her in the pool Monday night.

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  • British Athletics 'hugely disappointed' as men's 4x400m disqualification stands
British Athletics 'hugely disappointed' as men's 4x400m disqualification stands

Now, Jamaica leads the table in the final standings with its 2:58.29 time and United States is in second place with its 2:58.38 time. Confusion reigned over the matter, but it has now been confirmed that Hudson-Smith was punished because "part of his foot was outside of the takeover zone when he began running for the takeover".

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  • Driver killed, 19 injured when 2 New Jersey buses crash
Driver killed, 19 injured when 2 New Jersey buses crash

The surveillance programme was discontinued in 2014. The crash caused delays and detours around downtown Newark - New Jersey's largest city, located about 10 miles west of New York City - with about 20 bus routes affected. Two people have died so far from the tragic Friday wreck. . The No. 59 bus had no passengers, but the No. 13 bus had about ...

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  • Buffalo Bills cut troubled running back Karlos Williams
Buffalo Bills cut troubled running back Karlos Williams

Karlos Williams will generate a lot of buzz in free agency as a 23-year-old running back. He missed the first two weeks of training camp while working with the team's training staff on getting into shape. He finished with 517 yards rushing and scored nine touchdowns, including two receiving. The story plays out differently for Marcell Dareus who...

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  • Late Chelsea rally earns win at Watford
Late Chelsea rally earns win at Watford

Cape Town - Veteran defender Gary Cahill has hailed the renewed sense of excitement that new manager Antonio Conte has brought to Stamford Bridge . "What can I think?" I saw him during the meeting. We weren't focused. We have to improve in keeping the ball, especially because in those situations we had the opportunity to play in a more simple ...

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes arrested in Rio
Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes arrested in Rio

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has today apologised to athletes caught up in an accreditation incident in RIO which resulted in them being detained by police. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach rejected any suggestion of bad blood between athletes and Brazilian authorities. At about 2.30am, the athletes then moved to a ...

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  • Christian Benteke leaves Liverpool for record sum
Christian Benteke leaves Liverpool for record sum

The clubs have settled on a fee of £ 27m plus £5m in add-ons for the Belgium worldwide, who signed for Liverpool in a £32.5m move in July 2015 and will be Palace's record signing. "That's something that didn't always happen at (former club) Newcastle, unfortunately, so I'm pleased the board have been fearless with this move".

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  • Yoenis Cespedes' defiant answer to golf-game queries
Yoenis Cespedes' defiant answer to golf-game queries

At that point Erik Goeddel came on to keep Familia from working too much and promptly allowed Conor Gillaspie to hit a two run homer (5) to cap the scoring. Louis, the team will not skip Jon Niese on Tuesday against the Cardinals . "Then when I was at the plate getting ready to bat, just when I went to do that swing, I really didn't have that stre...

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  • Volleyball - US women beat Dutch to take bronze
Volleyball - US women beat Dutch to take bronze

The U.S. improved to 6-0 with a three-set sweep of Japan, while Serbia handled Russian Federation in straight sets. "They came at us hard and we had to push back and forth a couple times ". The Netherlands shined playing in its first Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta, where they finished fourth and surprised many as the Dutch put women's volleyball o...

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  • Nigeria earns Olympic bronze with 3-2 win over Honduras
Nigeria earns Olympic bronze with 3-2 win over Honduras

That goal proved to be the difference in the first half as the teams went into halftime with Nigeria holding a one-goal advantage. In the 49th minute, Mikel took a shot that Lopez could only knock away. 20, 2016. The Honduran team scored 2 goals towards the end of the game, but they were insufficient to deny the Dream Team of their bronze med...

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  • Clement gets gold, US women's relay team grabs 2nd chance
Clement gets gold, US women's relay team grabs 2nd chance

It's the second Olympic gold medal for Clement, another former Florida Gator (triple jump gold and silver medalists Christian Taylor and Will Claye ran track for Florida). "When I came back, I found a new love for the hurdles", he said. Culson, 32, bronze medalist in London in 2012, blew his chance by jumping the gun, and briefly sat sobb...

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