• Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina is going to her SEVENTH Olympic Games
Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina is going to her SEVENTH Olympic Games

Olympic trials, which secured her a place on the five-woman team that's being touted for its pedigree and racial diversity. Biles lives in Spring, just north of Houston . At the London Olympics in 2012, Raisman, a native of Needham, Massachusetts, earned gold for her unforgettable performance in the floor exercise. It's a fine line Karolyi...

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  • Portugal's Quaresma says Ronaldo is the only footballer I admire
Portugal's Quaresma says Ronaldo is the only footballer I admire

Even at anthem time, Ronaldo looked as if he was ready to ride a long wave of emotion, the first firm challenge on the Portuguese skipper the trigger that would turn on the tears. Ronaldo , in a show of generosity, gave his silver boot trophy to Nani, who didn't get a trophy of his own, despite scoring as many goals as his teammate.

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  • Stanton beats Frazier in home run derby
Stanton beats Frazier in home run derby

No word on whether the home run thief was actually a division opponent, like Rajai Davis, in disguise. Frazier, like Stanton, has struggled to hit for his new team - the Chicago White Sox - this season, but he has now finished first and second in the last two editions.

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  • #FeelTheBernout: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton For President
#FeelTheBernout: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

A new GenForward poll of adults ages 18 to 30 found that Clinton was struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Sanders. Listing his reasons for the endorsement, Mr Sanders said: " Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends nearly all new wealth and income t...

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  • Daniel Ricciardo targets podium finish despite qualifying behind Max Verstappen
Daniel Ricciardo targets podium finish despite qualifying behind Max Verstappen

Verstappen is the only Red Bull racer to have won a grand prix this season as he triumphed on debut in Spain. Jenson Button's Silverstone hoodoo continued as he come home a lowly 12th while British rookie Jolyon Palmer failed to finish with a gearbox failure.

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  • Tim Duncan retires, Pistons pick up another center
Tim Duncan retires, Pistons pick up another center

He was named three times US college basketball's top defensive player, as well as the Player of the Year in his final season before entering the 1997 NBA Draft. Ginobili wrote on Twitter: "Even tho I knew it was coming, I'm still moved by the news". Bryant, who played 20 seasons with the Lakers before also retiring at the end of this past season,...

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  • Sanders Endorsement Could Come Before Convention
Sanders Endorsement Could Come Before Convention

Who, then, can blame Sanders supporters for refusing to embrace a candidate who represents more of the same? He has also pushed for concessions in the party platform to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country trade deal negotiated by President Barack Obama's administration, even before the next president is sworn in.

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  • Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby
Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

The battle of the only two from the Home Run Derby that aren't actually in the All-Star Game. Berman may not be able to make up for the mistake at next year's derby, whether or not Fraizer is in it. "I'm a little winded, but I'm good", Stanton said on the ESPN broadcast. He was a hometown victor a year ago while with the Cincinnati Reds. ...

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  • Expanded Euro format did Portugal a favour
Expanded Euro format did Portugal a favour

With four assists and one goal to his name, he was actually involved in more goals for Wales then Bale was - and the Arsenal man's absence in the semi-final against Portugal was arguably the biggest factor in Wales reaching the Paris final.

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  • Coastal Carolina fans and alumni react to school's first national title
Coastal Carolina fans and alumni react to school's first national title

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are NCAA champions for the first time in school history, and one Major League Baseball player is very happy about that. Coastal Carolina is one of the stories of the year. Instead, they stayed calm and managed to come out on top in all of those games. "I don't know because nobody's told me", Houston coach Tom ...

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  • Wimbledon at a glance
Wimbledon at a glance

At 23, Tomic is now the third youngest player in the ATP Top 20, behind only Austrian Dominic Thiem (No. 8, 22 years) and countryman Nick Kyrgios (No.18, 21). The 28-year-old Kerber, who also made the semifinals in 2012, came out on top in a big-hitting battle with Halep, who was a semifinalist in 2014. That's a bit unfair in this sense.

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  • Serena Williams 'greedy' for more glory after winning Wimbledon 2016
Serena Williams 'greedy' for more glory after winning Wimbledon 2016

Williams, who racked up grand slam number 21 against Muguruza at last year's Wimbledon , also stumbled at the 2015 U.S. Open, losing to Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals when a calendar year Grand Slam and Graf's record loomed. "It's a feat even I couldn't have thought would have happened". But at the end of this awesome two weeks I can just say th...

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  • Fighting DAESH: US to send 560 more troops to Iraq
Fighting DAESH: US to send 560 more troops to Iraq

USA commanders plan to use the base, Qayara Airfield West, as a staging area to provide logistical support to Iraqi forces as they try to retake Mosul. Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid Al-Ubaidi, a Mosul native, has declared that "2016 will be the year of the liberation of Mosul and the rest of Iraq".

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  • Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray must combat Milos Raonic power
Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray must combat Milos Raonic power

The world number two cruised into the final with a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Tomas Berdych . Heading into the match, the third-seeded Federer held a 9-2 edge in head-to-head meetings with Raonic. Raonic has been taken the distance on two occasions - against Federer and in coming back from two sets to love down to beat David Goffin in the third ro...

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  • Bernie Sanders formally endorses Hillary Clinton for president
Bernie Sanders formally endorses Hillary Clinton for president

However, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential challenger, chimed in early with lightning-fast comments on Twitter , promptly saying Sanders was "selling out" his supporters for " crooked Hillary Clinton ". But Sanders refused to officially drop out after Clinton secured the necessary number of delegates to win the nomination, di...

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  • Stocks set record high for S&P 500
Stocks set record high for S&P 500

The stock market hit another milestone as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index did. Benchmark 10-year yields were last at 1.434 percent, from a yield of 1.365 percent late Friday.

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  • Conor McGregor & Ronda Rousey have new owners after WME | IMG buy UFC
Conor McGregor & Ronda Rousey have new owners after WME | IMG buy UFC

UFC was previously owned by brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta , who bought the organization for $2 million 16 years ago. "Most importantly, our new owners share the same vision and passion for this organization and its athletes". At this point, the biggest immediate question is whether WME-IMG will continue to represent fighters given this ne...

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  • Coyotes sign captain Shane Doan to 1-year deal
Coyotes sign captain Shane Doan to 1-year deal

The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the contract has not been signed, said the deal will be around $5 million with a deferred signing bonus and incentives. Doan's cap hit was $5.3 million last season, third-highest on the Coyotes. He won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given out for leadership and humanitarian...

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  • Rio Ferdinand reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud's performance for France
Rio Ferdinand reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud's performance for France

Lars Lagerback was touched after his final match in charge came to a close, leaving his role with Iceland full of pride. With six minutes remaining, Bjarnason pulled another goal back for Iceland with a header but the tie, and Iceland's hopes of extending their dream run, were over as France looked forward to facing old rivals Germany in Marsei...

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  • Cespedes, Syndergaard Leave Early Against Nationals
Cespedes, Syndergaard Leave Early Against Nationals

Yankees rookie Chad Green (1-2) was charged with seven runs in 4 1-3 innings. "I think it's just that time of the year, my first full season in the big leagues", Syndergaard added. Alderson says the clubs knows Harvey "will work as hard as possible to get back on the field for the 2017 season". Then, in the fifth, Asdrubal Cabrera led off the in...

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