• Chelsea hand Portuguese keeper Eduardo one-year contract
Chelsea hand Portuguese keeper Eduardo one-year contract

Eduardo is a very competent keeper whose previous clubs include Braga, Genoa and Benfica. He has made 35 worldwide appearances, and will now join the two other global keepers, Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic at West London. It is extremely hard to envisage a Dinamo comeback in this one, even if Salzburg have yet to win a UEFA Champions League...

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  • US beats France 86-67, advances to women's basketball final
US beats France 86-67, advances to women's basketball final

The men, on the other hand, have made it their mission since 2000 to give every US basketball fan a heart attack as they battle through global competition. She missed the semifinal win over France as she was recovering from a sprained right knee capsule. France controlled the quick tempo of the game, but Team USA kept its momentum going with yet an...

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  • Katie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
Katie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioles

The Nationals are 24-34 against Baltimore in a rivalry that began in 2006. Replay did the Nationals no favors. Wieters hit a three-run homer and forced in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Jones is 11-for-22 against the right-hander, and three of those hits are home runs. "We have it there at arm's length", said Ma...

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  • Athletics - Fraser-Pryce rates Rio bronze 'greatest medal'
Athletics - Fraser-Pryce rates Rio bronze 'greatest medal'

Countryman Usain Bolt , favourite to win the men's 100m, was quick to congratulate the pair on Twitter, lauding Fraser-Pryce "for fighting and showing the heart of champ". Teammate Philip said: "I'm not doing as well as I want to be doing, but I'm still at the Olympics and I've made a semi-final". It would've given her one day's worth of bragging ...

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  • Coach brands Neymar 'monster' as Brazil eye football gold
Coach brands Neymar 'monster' as Brazil eye football gold

And gain a small measure of revenge. And although neither side have won the Olympic gold, communist East Germany won it in 1976, that is largely irrelevant to Germany but of huge importance to Brazil and they have gone all out to break their gold medal hoodoo.

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  • Phillies Look To Bounce Back In Part Two Of Utley's Return
Phillies Look To Bounce Back In Part Two Of Utley's Return

Though the Phillies were on the losing end of the game, Philly fans were still overjoyed to see their former star. The crowd shortly thereafter booed home plate umpire Ron Kulpa when he called a strike against him. It was nearly expected that Utley would thrive under these odd conditions. Joseph hit his 16th homer of the season on the first pit...

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  • With Games gone, hard reality sets in for Brazil
With Games gone, hard reality sets in for Brazil

Staged despite a lack of funds, deep recession and social turmoil, Rio de Janeiro unfurled South America's first Olympic Games hoping against hope that the power of sport would eclipse a seemingly endless list of problems. Brazil finally heaved a sigh of relief after overcoming terror and Zika threat. Despite a troubled build up to and a few emba...

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  • Ohio State Buckeyes ranked sixth in AP Top 25 preseason poll
Ohio State Buckeyes ranked sixth in AP Top 25 preseason poll

Clemson (16) 3. Oklahoma (4) 4. The Tigers face tough opposition in their own division with Florida State. Why is Alabama No. 1? The Tide need to replace Heisman Trophy victor Derrick Henry and defensive All-Americans Reggie Ragland and A'Shawn Robinson and will be breaking in a new quarterback, but the next wave of four- and five-star recr...

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  • Hart stars in potential final Manchester City appearance
Hart stars in potential final Manchester City appearance

Hart's transformation from City's number one for eight seasons to second, and possibly, third choice represents a remarkable turnaround for the 28-year-old. Some good and some bad but I try to be honest. La Liga team Sevilla and Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund are said to be interested in acquiring Hart's services this season, but the England...

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  • Dynamic doubles duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup
Dynamic doubles duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Federer's management company, TEAM8; Brazilian businessman Jorge Paulo Lemann, a former Davis Cup player; and Tennis Australia partnered to create the Laver Cup. "We [Europe] have so many talented players, it will be interesting to see". The record 17-times grand slam singles victor announced last month that he would be missing the Rio Olympics, ...

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  • US says would be encouraged with direct Indo-Pak dialogue
US says would be encouraged with direct Indo-Pak dialogue

Three separatist Baloch leaders, Brahamdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and Banuk Karima Baloch, were booked by the Pakistan police for allegedly supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements on Balochistan. Thanking PM Modi and other Indians for their support, Brahumdagh Bugti, grandson of slain Baloch leader Bugti said, "We hope not only the Ind...

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  • Sri Lanka seek quick turnaround in 2nd ODI
Sri Lanka seek quick turnaround in 2nd ODI

Faulkner collected a hat-trick late in the innings spread over two overs as he dismissed Angelo Matthews, Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera.
The Tasmanian is the sixth Australian to achieve the feat in one-day worldwide cricket and the first since Clint McKay three years ago.

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  • Redskins acquire center Bryan Stork from Patriots
Redskins acquire center Bryan Stork from Patriots

The news is unexpected following reports earlier in the day that Stork had been released. The return was unknown, but believed to be for a mid-to-late round draft pick. He began the 2015 season on the short term injured list with a head and neck injury. He was a fourth-round pick back in 2014 and quickly worked his way into the starting lineup.

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  • US romps to men's basketball gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66
US romps to men's basketball gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66

Averaged 6.1 rebounds (10th) playing 17 minutes per game, blocked four shots in semifinal win over Spain, (grabbing U.S. Olympic-record 16 rebounds), blocked three shots in gold medal win over Serbia. That was about the same time the USA Basketball got exhausted of the world catching up and made a decision to get as serious about fielding a team as...

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  • Rio Olympics 2016: Laura Trott extends omnium lead
Rio Olympics 2016: Laura Trott extends omnium lead

The 24-year-old then watched on from the sidelines as Kenny drew level with Sir Chris Hoy by winning his sixth Olympic gold in a dramatic keirin final from which he was almost disqualified. "When he first came on board at Beijing we knew we had a talent, but we didn't know what a special talent he was", Hoy told the BBC. And her partner Kenny h...

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  • RUMOURS: Man Utd set £2m asking price for Schweinsteiger
RUMOURS: Man Utd set £2m asking price for Schweinsteiger

The report also noted that aside from Rojo and Schweinsteiger, United is also offering defenders Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian to would-be takers. This one too, could be a defender as the Portuguese is said to be unhappy with the options available to him (besides Bailly and Daley Blind who have now featured in all the three competitive games).

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  • Rory McIlroy appears to have changed his tune on Olympic golf
Rory McIlroy appears to have changed his tune on Olympic golf

There ought to be a way of whittling the field down further so that doesn't happen, and it would also be more in keeping with the structure of other events at the Olympics. "They're all great competitors, hungry competitors, and maybe sitting at home watching other guys getting the glory is not going to sit well with them".

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  • US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66
US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

Duke and United States National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski became the first head coach to lead the U.S. Men's Olympic Team to three gold medals on Sunday when the US routed Serbia, 96-66, to cap its run at the Rio Olympics. Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Stewart all won their first Olympic golds. GASOL'S GOODBYE?: Pau Gasol scored 31...

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  • USA men finally get rolling, thump Argentina
USA men finally get rolling, thump Argentina

The Americans trailed by as many as 10 points early but rallied to take a 56-40 halftime lead. "They showed some weaknesses that we had and we tried to get better". As France and Argentina made their quarter-final exits, they not only said goodbye to Rio but also bade farewell to standout players who put their respective countries on the ba...

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  • Browns Receiving Significant Trade Interest On Josh Gordon
Browns Receiving Significant Trade Interest On Josh Gordon

Gordon also registered 18.9 yards per catch and nine touchdowns, which were better numbers that season over Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas, A.J. Green, and recently retired Calvin Johnson. "That's why I sat out the games, just to make sure I'm full go", Coleman said. "We need to see zone-read for down the road when we play teams like San Francisco...

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