Thursday September 21-st, 2017

Olympics-United States win women's 4x100 medley gold

Schooling and Phelps also drove around a country club in a golf kart in search of monkeys who had a taste for the US team's nutrition bars. With four events still to come in the final late-night session, the Americans already had 14 golds - their m...

Usain Bolt Talks About the One Event That Gets Him Nervous

I think we would have been around 18.99, so we differ on that - but we both agree that we each would have won!' "I'm looking for a full stadium here". "It's going to take sub-19 (seconds)." stated the runner, who now has the record at 19.19 seconds...

Rio 2016: Perfect sunset for down-to-earth Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins eased into his Olympics career with a bronze in the team pursuit in 2000, before heading to Athens and winning gold , silver and bronze respectively in the individual pursuit, team pursuit and Madison events. "When you're with guys lik...

Newly-promoted Hull stuns EPL champion Leicester 2-1 Newly-promoted Hull stuns EPL champion Leicester 2-1

Robert Snodgrass thumped home a left-footed victor in the 57th minute for Hull after Leicester , who lost only three games last season, failed to clear their lines. "When I watched Leicester last season, what I enjoyed about them was their good ...

When does Usain Bolt run in the Rio Olympics?

Bolt is bidding for his third straight title in the 100 and his third straight sprint triple. His time of 10.07 seconds was slower than the 10.01 run by Gatlin in an earlier heat, and Bolt still has work to do to keep his triple-triple hopes alive....

Sri Lanka beat Aussies to claim series glory Sri Lanka beat Aussies to claim series glory

Australia's troubles against spin in the subcontinent continued in dramatic manner on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle , where they were bowled out for 106 - their lowest total against and in Sri Lanka and their fourth lowes...

US Wins Gold In Women's Eight US Wins Gold In Women's Eight

He won the first global open water race swam in the 2015 World Championships, which functioned as an Olympic qualifier, becoming the first US swimmer to qualify for the Rio Games. Schooling, who had pipped the American in the semifinal as he became h...

Green pool to be drained, refilled for synchronized swimming

However, when athletes showed up to the pool on Friday morning to train, the pool water was still green. Instead, they began draining it Saturday and planned to transfer almost 1 million gallons of clear water from a nearby practice pool in time for ...

Refugee Olympic Team swimmer Anis fulfils his dream Refugee Olympic Team swimmer Anis fulfils his dream

This past weekend Rio de Janeiro took the world stage for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. Between when Ms. Lohalith arrived at Loroupe's Ngong hills training camp in January and the selection of the refugee Olympic team six months l...

Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

Hamlin admitted he was suffering from back problems but still managed to muscle his way to the win. I just wake up and can't move. The 35-year-old Virginian woke Sunday morning with back spasms , barely able to move. Joey Logano (22) drives out of T...

Solo calls Swedes 'cowards' after shootout loss Solo calls Swedes 'cowards' after shootout loss

We had the talent. That's the way soccer goes sometimes". "They would not like to open play". It was the first Olympic women's match ever to go to penalties. A minute later, the United States drew another free kick from striking range. "That goal...

UVa's Smith finishes sixth in 800 freestyle in Rio

It was her fourth gold of the week, having also been part of the 4x200m freestyle relay, and she claimed a silver from the 4x100m relay. Ledecky was victorious in the 800 metre freestyle by an nearly preposterous margin, the 19-year-old lowering he...

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees game preview

After sitting on the bench unused for much of the past month, Rodriguez was in the lineup as the designated hitter and batting third for his 2,784th and perhaps final regular-season game as a major league player in a career that started with Seattle ...

Exciting finish in women's 400m freestyle

Ledecky began her leg of the race just under a second behind Australia before she destroyed the field and won by almost two seconds. Ledecky was the anchor in the 4x200 event , and as she dove in for her turn, she appeared to be in a pinch.

Shafiq leads Pakistan resistance in fourth Test

But having done his duty by getting through the first hour, Yasir fell for 26 when he nicked Steven Finn to second slip Joe Root. With Pakistan needing victory to draw the series, Shafiq's patient innings of 109 was crucial in setting up a winn...

Arsenal's Wenger has faith in Holding

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is focused on the Gunners' opening game of the Premier League season against Liverpool on Sunday (14 August) - not signing new players. Sky sources believe the 24-year-old defender has already agreed to join t...

Owen backs Wembley hero Lingard for Manchester United start

Full-back Christian Fuchs claimed Leicester City's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Community Shield was not a fair result. "Hopefully I can win much more than this". Ibrahimovic had been on the periphery for much of the game as Jesse Lingard...

US Olympic skeet shooter rips gun control measures US Olympic skeet shooter rips gun control measures

In a news conference before the Games, Rhode spoke out about what it meant to her. "I've had guns in my family for generations that have been passed down, and now I'm going to register them as assault weapons". "It was put in so we could defend ou...

Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is more optimistic than Diego Maradona about the chances of Lionel Messi returning to the national team. Messi is on board with Bauza's tactical ideas, and after the Copa Ameica Final disappointment in the United ...

Rio 2016: Kenyan coach dismissed after alleged urine swap

Anzrah was sent home immediately. The Kenyan camp confirmed that John Anzrah , a former Olympian himself, had given a urine sample to officials before they discovered his face did not match that of the athlete they were suppose to be testing.

Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

The Guardian's Helen Pidd , who is in Rio, said the Manxman, aged 31, had "thrown his toys out of the pram and refused to come down and warm up". There is also unfinished business on the track for the 'Manx' missile, as he hasn't yet won a medal ...

Team Great Britain sports payment wearables at Rio Olympics

The women's team pursuit first round heats and medal races will be staged on Saturday. Visa and Barclaycard have outfitted all 366 British athletes with a Team Great Britain-branded contactless bracelet that can be used to make payments at some 4,0...

Man shot dead near Maracana after Olympic opening ceremony

Leading up to the opening ceremony, excitement had been building among the worldwide visitors filling the streets and corners of Rio. As for the decision to broadcast and stream the opening ceremony on a one-hour delay, NBC Sports Group chairman Ma...

McKayla Maroney in shock new career change McKayla Maroney in shock new career change

Dishing on Team USA's gold medal gymnastics win, Maroney, 20, recreated the expression she made while accepting a silver medal for her vault performance at the 2012 London Olympics. I'm worth more than being a gymnast. But deep down, she'll always ...

Mets promote TJ Rivera to help boost offense Mets promote TJ Rivera to help boost offense

Not only is Rivera a wonderful example and role model to all the impoverished kids growing up in the Bronx, but he is a beacon of light to the blue-collared Bronx community that has certainly seen its fair share of struggles over the years.

Basketball: Easy win brings tough question for Team USA Basketball: Easy win brings tough question for Team USA

Daytime: The first-ever men's rugby sevens Olympic gold medal will be awarded to the victor of Thursday's match. The Australians, naturally, just feel that they play hard, to the whistle, and that if you can't stand the heat, you should get out ...

OKC's Westbrook gets 3-year, $85.7M deal OKC's Westbrook gets 3-year, $85.7M deal

After he re-signed with the Thunder , his teammate Enes Kanter mocked Los Angeles Lakers fans on Twitter with a crying Michael Jordan meme, since the Lakers were going to pursue Westbrook had he become a free agent. He said he had been with ...

LeBron James agrees to three-year, $100 million contract with Cavs LeBron James agrees to three-year, $100 million contract with Cavs

His $31 million salary for this season will make him the league's highest-paid player for the first time in his career, according to ESPN , which first reported the signing. And this opportunity once again, man, to defend our crown, defend our tit...

Coming off a double-gold night, Phelps returns for 200 IM

By the time she came off her first turn though, Ledecky had the U.S.in front, cruising in and finishing her leg in 1:53.74, the fastest of the 32 times registered in the race by almost a second. Ledecky, 19, is now well on her way to joining Phelps ...

Del Potro stuns Djokovic in Olympics first round

Just another victory in Olympic tennis for the guy who knocked off No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic was joined by the American super sister duo of Serena and Venus Williams in a group of stars eliminated early off of the tennis court. These two faced...

Engleder captures gold in Rio, her final Games

Engleder, who finished sixth in the event in the London 2012 Games, nearly coughed up the gold medal on the final shot, only scoring a 9.0 as China's silver medalist Binbin Zhang fired a 10.4. Swimming, men's 200 meters butterfly: Michael Phelps d...

US men's basketball blasts Venezuela 113-69 after slow start

Paul George scored 20 and Jimmy Butler 17 - a lot of them coming in extended garbage time - in the first Olympic matchup between the nations. "It is going to be a grind-out game, I'm looking forward to it", said American Kevin Durant. The Chinese...

Team USA shakes off sluggish start in blowout win over Venezuela

Paul George scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 17 in a 113-69 rout of Venezuela, but the South American side played the USA squad level at 18-18 after the first quarter. "We played their game, but once we made that adjustment we were good". ...

Nate Ebner adds Olympic appearance to bucket list

One of the most exciting players on Team USA is Carlin Isles, a former sprinter and football player who discovered the sport on YouTube four years ago and has been dubbed "The Fastest Man in Rugby". He is also now the only athlete to win both an Olym...

Knox wins on PGA Tour to bolster Ryder Cup push Knox wins on PGA Tour to bolster Ryder Cup push

This is really special. The American came into the event as one of only six men to have posted a sub-60 total over 18 holes on the United States' top tour after his 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship, and recorded an eagle and 10 birdies to lower that...

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