• Olympic Trials notebook: Carter wins shot put on final throw
Olympic Trials notebook: Carter wins shot put on final throw

Harrison entered the meet as the US record holder (12.24), having set the record in May at the Nike Prefontaine Classic also held at Hayward Field, and just three hundredths of a second off the world record of 12.21 set in 1988 by Bulgarian Yordanka Donkova.

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  • Phelps ready to take final bow at US trials
Phelps ready to take final bow at US trials

Elizabeth Beisel, the bronze medallist in London, finished seventh. Jordan Wilimovsky was second fastest in 15:05.89. A few days later, in the warm up pool, she collided with another swimmer and broke a bone in her pinky and tore a ligament.

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  • Wales boss left to rue semi-final suspensions
Wales boss left to rue semi-final suspensions

Courtois heading home after Belgium's defeat to Wales . That campaign ended when Pele scored for Brazil in the quarter finals. "I just don't want the Euros to stop". Instead, from manager Chris Coleman and captain Ashley Williams to superstar Gareth Bale and out-of-contract wondergoal scorer Hal Robson-Kanu, Wales are now refocussing on th...

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  • Portugal's Pepe fit for final against France
Portugal's Pepe fit for final against France

Ronaldo, 31, has never won a major global tournament, having been on the losing side when Portugal lost to Greece as hosts of Euro 2004. Hundreds of fans waited outside. "Since the tournament started nobody has beaten us, and I hope France aren't going to beat us either". In 2004 Portugal recovered from losing to Greece in the tournament's openin...

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  • New York Mets Win Wild 9-7 Slugfest Over Washington Nationals
New York Mets Win Wild 9-7 Slugfest Over Washington Nationals

The second game of the four-game series between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals will determine whether the Mets have a chance of catching the Nationals atop the National League East by the All-Star break. (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels gets a visit at the mound from pitching oath Doug Brocail, right, in the fi...

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  • Ronaldo has the opportunity to outshine Messi
Ronaldo has the opportunity to outshine Messi

The 29-year-old is allegedly fed up with Spanish authorities after being handed a 21-month prison sentence, which is likely to be suspended due it being his first offence. "They were three verdicts of seven months each, not one of 21", he said. We are talking about process that wasn't properly followed. The statement was worded to rally support f...

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  • Mash The Gas: Kentucky Speedway - Quaker State 400 Preview
Mash The Gas: Kentucky Speedway - Quaker State 400 Preview

Kyle Busch led 185 laps and caught a huge break before surviving a final restart to win Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. "I would say the approach is to take all of the Kentucky notes and run them through the shredder and start from scratch because what's worked here in the past isn't even close to ...

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  • Froome jabs a spectator in the face during Tour de France
Froome jabs a spectator in the face during Tour de France

Tour spokesman Fabrice Tiano said the race jury had made a decision to fine Froome 200 Swiss francs (£157) for "inappropriate behaviour". The style remained unorthodox, but it was brilliantly efficient. Cavendish won the opening stage here, making this only the second Tour in which two different Britons have worn the yellow jersey, following Chris ...

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  • WIMBLEDON: Women's Final Tips
WIMBLEDON: Women's Final Tips

From the moment the 34-year-old nonchalantly broke serve in the opening game the writing was on the wall for a leaden-footed Vesnina appearing in her first grand slam semifinal. Angelique Kerber during her semifinal win. "A very shaky match from her". She returned to the world's top 10 a year ago following a frustrating run of results sinc...

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  • So, Andy, how's it being the nation's last hope?
So, Andy, how's it being the nation's last hope?

At the end of the fourth set it was really tough", Murray, who had not dropped a set to reach the quarter-finals, said in a courtside interview. Murray said: "Obviously it was a tough match". The 69-year-old revealed he had been hooked on the latest series of Game of Thrones, saying: "It's fantastic, it's the most sensational television and I was...

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  • Andy Murray into Wimbledon semis depsite Tsonga comeback
Andy Murray into Wimbledon semis depsite Tsonga comeback

Andy Murray allowed himself a chuckle as it was put to him that he is "the nation's last hope" after his quarter-final Wimbledon victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Murray will face 12th-seeded Tomas Berdych in Friday's semifinal. Like Murray, third seed and seven-time champion Roger Federer has not had to go beyond three sets at this tourname...

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  • Euro 2016: Wales 3-1 Belgium - 5 talking points
Euro 2016: Wales 3-1 Belgium - 5 talking points

After the Wales defeat, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois declined to back Wilmots. The scenes were mirrored back home in Wales . We're not lying when we say these things. "But then we dropped back and I can't explain why". Belgium took the lead in the 13th minute when midfielder Radja Nainggolan fired a rising right-foot shot from 25 meters...

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  • Rosberg cleared by British GP stewards
Rosberg cleared by British GP stewards

Rosberg, who has an 11 point advantage over Hamilton after nine of 11 races, was due to line up in second place but was summoned to see stewards for an alleged rules breach at the start of qualifying. The German, who went on to qualify second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, may face a grid penalty, a reprimand or a fine. F1 titleholder Hamilton a...

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  • France coach Didier Deschamps delighted with team's spunk
France coach Didier Deschamps delighted with team's spunk

We don't have the power to solve people's problems but we can generate emotions so they forget their worries. Loew insisted his team had played better than France but had been denied by "bad luck", including the injuries and suspensions that hit four key players - Boateng, as well as defender Mats Hummels, midfielder Sami Khedira and forward Ma...

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  • Miesha Tate Excited To Be Part Of
Miesha Tate Excited To Be Part Of "Groundbreaking" UFC 200 Card

It seems that the longer a fight goes, the better for Tate. "I know what it takes to beat her". But in the weeks prior to the fight, she shut down questions specifically about Rousey and focused at the challenge ahead. Her opponent isn't Ronda Rousey, nor is it Holly Holm. Tate spent almost five years residing in Ronda Rousey's shadow after los...

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  • Chris Froome seizes Tour de France yellow jersey after stage eight win
Chris Froome seizes Tour de France yellow jersey after stage eight win

Froome's Team Sky displayed its impressive collective strength throughout the four major ascents, preventing his main rivals from trying their luck in hot temperatures. "It's a risk I thought I should take". I saw things a year ago during the Tour that I think went too far. Great Britain's Christopher Froome (R) cools down as he rides in the pack...

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  • Russian high jumper Chicherova suspended while doping probe underway
Russian high jumper Chicherova suspended while doping probe underway

The IAAF said: "Stepanova has made a truly exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes, fair play and the integrity and authenticity of the sport". "We have appreciated the emotional ups and downs as the athletes first missed qualification only to be asked to remain in competition mode", RNZ chief executive Simon Pe...

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  • Matt Harvey to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
Matt Harvey to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

NY was preparing to open a four-game series with the first-place Nationals on Thursday, trailing Washington by four games, when general manager Sandy Alderson broke the news that surgery for Harvey is inevitable. "Again, anytime that you introduce a significant surgery of this type, I think you have to be cautious about what will happen", Alderso...

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  • Harden signs 4-year, $118 million extension with Rockets
Harden signs 4-year, $118 million extension with Rockets

The Rockets have added veteran depth this off-season, acquiring forward Ryan Anderson, guard Eric Gordon and center Nene in free agency. Under the deal his annual salary will go from $16 million to $26.5 million under the new salary cap next season, and increase incrementally over the remainder of the contract.

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  • Croatia shock Greece to reach final of Rio 2016 basketball qualifier
Croatia shock Greece to reach final of Rio 2016 basketball qualifier

The semifinals in Manila, Philippines, are Saturday, when France meets Turkey and Canada plays New Zealand. He missed all seven 3-point attempts and finished 3 for 14 from the field. Their prize in the final will be a clash with hosts Italy , who eased past Mexico 79-54. Italy , with Andrea Bargnani , Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli , beat ...

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