• Golfer Spieth pulls out of Olympics, citing Zika worries
Golfer Spieth pulls out of Olympics, citing Zika worries

International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson hopes the sport's top players show more support for the 2020 Olympic Games after a succession of high-profile withdrawals from Rio. The Olympic qualification period for Rio, based on the world rankings, ended on Sunday and the International Golf Federation subsequently submitted the 60 male and 6...

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  • Top Seed Djokovic Falls in Third Round at Wimbledon
Top Seed Djokovic Falls in Third Round at Wimbledon

WOMEN'S RESULTS IN THE SECOND ROUND Ekaterina Makarova beat No. 10 Petra Kvitova, No. 11 Timea Bacsinszky beat Monica Niculescu, No. 18 Sloane Stephens beat Mandy Minella. Against Querrey , he rarely seemed to be himself, and afterward, was asked whether he was 100 percent healthy. "It's not a place and time to talk about it, the opponent was p...

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  • Walks by Logan Verrett and Daniel Murphy do in Mets
Walks by Logan Verrett and Daniel Murphy do in Mets

Right now, the Nationals , with one of the top three records in the National League, are sitting pretty as the better team over the Mets. As for his own impressive first half that includes 46 extra-base hits and 66 RBIs? NY not only has to overcome a six-game hole against the Nationals , but it has to hold off the Marlins, who are riding a th...

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  • Who's Getting a Hometown Date on The Bachelorette?
Who's Getting a Hometown Date on The Bachelorette?

With the hometown trips on the line, this week will be a crucial one for the remaining bachelors as they look to prove to JoJo that they are worthy of one of this week's four roses. Us Weekly reports that JoJo said she has both an emotional relationship and a strong physical connection, so there was no question that he would go the distance this...

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  • Four Things That Helped Murray Win the Wimbledon Final
Four Things That Helped Murray Win the Wimbledon Final

He reached the final by beating seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer in the semifinals. He didn't need to face either of those rivals this fortnight: The sixth-seeded Raonic eliminated Federer in five sets in the semi-finals on Friday, and also defeated the player who stunned Djokovic in the third round, Sam Querrey.

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  • Mixed martial arts: UFC sold for $4 billion
Mixed martial arts: UFC sold for $4 billion

UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta have tapped out of the company after almost 16 years, although they'll retain a minority interest. The deal has been agreed upon, but the final legalities and signatures will take six to eight weeks to finish up.

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  • Next Week's WWE NXT, Brock Lesnar vs
Next Week's WWE NXT, Brock Lesnar vs

I will come back stronger". Hunt got up, but Lesnar took him back down, landing a few more punches. Particularly in the third round, the professional wrestling superstar and former NCAA champion inflicted damage with brute force as he landed short punches to gain his first win since July 2010.

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  • Antoine Griezmann named Euro 2016 player of the tournament
Antoine Griezmann named Euro 2016 player of the tournament

Griezmann was the first player to find the target, buthisa header was tipped over by Rui Patricio, who was formidable in the Portugal goal. "When I took Cristiano out I thought of putting Eder on immediately but at that moment I thought we should change the game, so I moved Nani to the middle for him to play his fast game", the victorious tacti...

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  • Black Lives Matter in BC
Black Lives Matter in BC

But the protest did have some stressful moments. "We urge all people to remain peaceful in all demonstrations throughout our community and our nation", the statement read. But the point was to raise issues so that we, as a society, could grapple with it. The same was true with the Civil Rights Movement, the union movement, the environmental...

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  • Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team
Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team

The victor of the trials automatically gets a spot. The Americans haven't lost a major worldwide competition in six years, the gap between themselves and the rest of the world hardening along the way. On the second night, she locked it up, keeping her second-place spot. Hernandez is a gymnast to watch; in 2015: she went undefeated in the four c...

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  • Nick Kyrgios set for Wimbledon clash with Murray
Nick Kyrgios set for Wimbledon clash with Murray

It was game, set and match after only 42 minutes - and the Aussie later admitted he threw in the towel. "It's awesome, he backs me up a lot, which is good", said Kyrgios. The world No. 2 will face the Australian he has occasionally mentored in the fourth round if Kyrgios gets past Feliciano Lopez; their match was suspended on Saturday night for...

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  • Euro 2016: France's Antoine Griezmann Named Player of Tournament
Euro 2016: France's Antoine Griezmann Named Player of Tournament

So it may not have been the most exciting of games, but there was no short of individual brilliance throughout the whole tournament, from Ronaldo's cheeky flick to Shaqiri's overhead kick, and Dier's free kick to Nainggolan's strike against Wales.

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  • In Las Vegas, Lakers defeat Sixers in draft-pick showdown
In Las Vegas, Lakers defeat Sixers in draft-pick showdown

On Saturday night in his much-hyped first encounter with Ingram, Simmons watched the Lakers practically dare him to shoot. Besides the rookies, it was a day for the sophomores to shine, especially Devin Booker, who is probably a bit overqualified for summer league games.

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  • Winners and Losers of the 2016 US Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials
Winners and Losers of the 2016 US Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials

Douglas is the first Olympic all-around champion to make a second Olympic team since Nadia Comanecidid it in 1980. She finished 2.1 points ahead of the second-place finisher in the all-around. Nothing is handed to you; you always have to fight for yourself. In 2012, she earned two gold medals at the London Olympics: for floor exercise and as part...

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  • Mets pitcher Matt Harvey weighing season-ending surgery
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey weighing season-ending surgery

Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list and could miss the rest of the season if the ominous short-term prognosis is proven true Thursday in St. It's a devastating blow for Harvey who has tried to tough it out during the entire campaign. He returned from Tommy John surgery a year ago and went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 starts covering a c...

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  • Watch Sergey Kovalev vs Isaac Chilemba Live Stream Video
Watch Sergey Kovalev vs Isaac Chilemba Live Stream Video

However, the pivotal point came in the seventh when Kovalev finally found his range as a straight left rocked Chilemba before a follow-up right put him down. Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) offered far more resistance than many anticipated. He has a good record but few knockouts, if he can defeat Kovalev he will derail the huge super fight between unbeat...

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  • Liverpool man impressed by Mane, Matip in training
Liverpool man impressed by Mane, Matip in training

The Senegalese came on as a second-half substitute for Southampton against Liverpool in March, with the Reds leading 2-0 on Flanagan's debut as captain. He admitted to missing playing, and scoring, "like crazy" and said he "can't explain how much" he has missed it, continuing: "But as I've said, it's a big relief to be back with the lads and scor...

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  • President Obama Will Visit Dallas Tuesday, Attend Interfaith Memorial Service
President Obama Will Visit Dallas Tuesday, Attend Interfaith Memorial Service

Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Centre, as will former first lady Laura Bush. George Bush will also deliver brief remarks. The President is cutting short a European trip to travel to Dallas, but he has spoken out on the shootings several times while overseas. The black Army veteran insisted...

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  • Raiola: Pogba doesn't want to leave despite Manchester United interest
Raiola: Pogba doesn't want to leave despite Manchester United interest

There is every chance we'll get neither in the public domain but with Raiola speaking, maybe Juventus will feel obliged to clarify their own situation rather than let reports take control. If Paul Pogba does sign for Manchester United , he can automatically turn the club into title favorites. Elsewhere, Real have swatted away Arsenal's move ...

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  • Track and field: Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double
Track and field: Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double

She's a former 10,000-meter national champion who was one of the pre-race favorites at the trials in that event. Biles will be joined by defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman and newcomers Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez to form a team that will arrive in Brazil as the gymnastics equivalent ...

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