Monday December 18-th, 2017

Reactions to the AFL banana controversy Reactions to the AFL banana controversy

Betts had just kicked his fifth goal in a near best-afield showing during his 250th AFL game, and did not notice the incident. The club also relied on testimony from Port Adelaide fans in the vicinity, who said her action was accompanied by rac...

Patriots Guard Shaq Mason Reportedly Has Broken Hand; Timetable Unknown

The timetable for Lewis' return is uncertain, according to the report . "I feel better every day, but still have a long way to go". I wouldn't have went out there if I didn't think I was ready. The Patriots love the skillset of Lewis, who proved a...

Boomers fall short by one point as Spain claim bronze

Although it was the Boomers who opened the scoring through a basket to Aron Baynes, Spain was in command of the scoreboard in the first term to lead 23-17 at the end of the first quarter. Follow along for live scores and updates from Australia-Spai...

Cisse's last-gasp taekwondo gold first for Ivory Coast Cisse's last-gasp taekwondo gold first for Ivory Coast

He could not hide his raw emotion as he attempted to give an interview to the BBC straight after that was genuinely hard to watch without fighting the urge to crawl through the TV and give him a hug. It's not me, it's God. Muhammad was clearly ...

Rio Games 'iconic' despite snags, lack of cash: Bach Rio Games 'iconic' despite snags, lack of cash: Bach

But it was the "soft legacy" of the undeniably great sport that has been delivered over the last fortnight that seemed to excite the former Olympic fencing champion most of all. Rio won the right to host the Games in 2009 amid a booming economy but d...

Chelsea's fighting spirit pleases Conte Chelsea's fighting spirit pleases Conte

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante says manager Antonio Conte is teaching his players to approach every game with a winning mentality. "In these two games we have seen the right spirit, the right commitment", Conte said. Batshuayi came on and scored ...

UFC 202: McGregor avenges defeat against Diaz at UFC 202

Now he wants a third fight on his terms. But after months of training and taunts from both camps, McGregor came out on top in a war of attrition following five brutal rounds, with two of the three judges scoring the fight in the Irishman's favour.

Zidane: No Real Madrid signings without departures first

Without Cristiano Ronaldo, they still found the way to create multiple scoring situations and push the game into overtime. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has faith Gareth Bale can minimise the effect of losing fellow forwards Cristiano Ronaldo...

Vols receive No. 9 in first preseason AP poll Vols receive No. 9 in first preseason AP poll

The Seminoles are one of four teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference to make the AP Top 25 . Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1, followed by Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State and MI. Well, as it turns out, Mississippi S...

Britain tops Netherlands, wins 1st women's field hockey gold

Great Britain can win Olympic gold tonight when they take on Netherlands in the final of the women's hockey, live on BBC One at 9pm. On keeper Madie Hinch, who produced a number of crucial stops, including in the shootout, Macleod said: "She has al...

Arsenal aren't afraid to spend, says Wenger

Theo Walcott made the breakthrough in the first half for the hosts but Arsenal squandered their lead as goals from Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane sealed a comeback win for Jurgen Klopp's side. "We spoke together last season and in p...

Park takes 2-shot lead into final round at Olympics Park takes 2-shot lead into final round at Olympics

Gerina Piller, the American who narrowly qualified for the Olympics in her final event, shot a 68. She'll be chased this weekend by Lewis, a two-time major champion and former world No.1 mired in a two-year winless drought. Park pushed her drive at t...

Usain Bolt sprints into history

It was the only medal that Bolt was going for that required the input of anyone else but Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade gave the double sprint world record holder the narrowest of leads at the final exchange. "You work so hard with you...

USA grind their way into Olympic final

Heading into their semi-final the United States of America had outscored opponents in their first six games by an average of 41.7 points. Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.

Ledecky gets third gold Ledecky gets third gold

By the time Ledecky reached for the wall on her 16th lap Friday night, shattering her own world record by almost two seconds with a time of 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds, there wasn't another swimmer close enough to appear in a photo of the finish.

U.S. defeats the Netherlands to win bronze medal in women's volleyball U.S. defeats the Netherlands to win bronze medal in women's volleyball

Spain's Carolina Routier led the entire swim but was closely followed by a number of athletes such as Australia's Emma Moffatt, Andrea Hewitt and Americans Katie Zaferes , Sarah True and Jorgensen herself. Reid crossed the line 21st in 2:01:14...

Andy Murray continues fine run, Grigor Dimitrov resurgent in Cincinnati Andy Murray continues fine run, Grigor Dimitrov resurgent in Cincinnati

Unseeded Dimitrov will tackle Johnson in the quarters while Croatian teenager Coric tests his skills against his countryman Marin Cilic, a 6-3 4-6 6-4 victor over Czech Tomas Berdych in the late-night match at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

Olympics: Team USA topped by Klay Thompson in leading Spain at halftime

Whoever wins Friday afternoon will be the first two-time Olympic gold medalists in the event. Though it's not for the gold medal, that's where we are on Day 14 of the Games on Friday, August 19. "We really want to accomplish this". The Australia ...

Bolt goes for another gold as Lochte saga consumes Rio games Bolt goes for another gold as Lochte saga consumes Rio games

Semenya was subsequently found to have unnaturally high levels of testosterone. The 24-year-old Jamaican got off to a strong start in the 200 and held off reigning world champion Dafne Schippers, who belly flopped at the finish line, but finished.1...

Women's water polo quarterfinals recap: Hungary defeats Australia in penalty shots Women's water polo quarterfinals recap: Hungary defeats Australia in penalty shots

The U.S. was firing on all cylinders. "We say bring it on". "We are fighting like lions here, you know, and we will do the same last game". Hanna Kisteleki made the next shot for Hungary. Although Russia was able to put up nine, it was the Italian ...

Dipa Karmakar recommended for Khel Ratna after Olympics performance

The 23-year-old Dipa, who had become the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an average of 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than the eventual bronze victor Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland. The 26-year-old w...

Eagles QB Wentz sidelined with hairline fracture in ribs Eagles QB Wentz sidelined with hairline fracture in ribs

That's the McCoy-Ayers-Spence-Smith lineup we've seen defensive coordinator Mike Smith run in practice. Johnson has started and played in all 44 games of his National Football League career, aside from the four games he sat out in 2014.

Irish hearts broken as heroic hurdler Thomas narrowly misses Rio medal Irish hearts broken as heroic hurdler Thomas narrowly misses Rio medal

The feat is all the more remarkable given that Barr's season has been heavily disrupted by injury problems, with few tipping the Irish athlete to earn a final spot. The final takes place at 4pm Irish time. "It's bitter sweet", said Barr, speaking t...

Jason Kenny Was The Most Amazing Performer At The Olympics On Tuesday

Olympic duo Laura Trott and Jason Kenny have doubled to their haul of gold medals after cycling to success in Rio. "They don't trust us", Trott said. Kenny bided his time when the keirin showdown finally burst into life and showed blistering speed ...

Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

Sweden , ranked sixth in the world, will play secondranked Germany at the Maracana on Friday after they enjoyed a 2-0 win over Canada on Tuesday. The World Cup champions were vying for their fourth straight gold. And she was under fire in the...

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey ruled out for a month with hamstring injury Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey ruled out for a month with hamstring injury

The midfielder was hoping to carry on his form from the Euros, which saw him being included in the team and he did impress in the first-half against Liverpool, before being replaced on the hour mark with the injury. "It's a very hard situation to sor...

Brazilians re-embrace Neymar, hope he can give them gold Brazilians re-embrace Neymar, hope he can give them gold

Victory also guaranteed Brazil a fourth Olympic men s football medal, but after bronze in 1996 and 2008 and the shock of losing to Mexico in the London 2012 final, only gold will suffice for an expectant nation back at the Maracana on Saturday.

Ashton Eaton leads halfway through decathlon Ashton Eaton leads halfway through decathlon

The victor is declared the greatest athlete on the planet. It was his first gold following two silvers at the last world championships. He'd become the third athlete to complete the feat, joining Daley Thompson (1980, 1984) and Bob Mathias (194...

Historic medal won in women's freestyle wrestling

And if that wasn't enough, she did it in an underdog role, knocking off 13-time world champion Saori Yoshida of Japan. The gold medal match was Maroulis' fifth of the day. Maroulis won in a 4-1 decision. Helen Maroulis pulled off one of the gre...

Justin Rose captures first Olympic gold medal in golf since 1904

A closing four under-par round of 67, featuring six birdies and two bogeys, was enough to see Rose finish two shots clear of close friend Stenson on 16 under par. Stenson and Rose, the Round 3 leader, were tied going to the final hole. Rose, whose ...

Gabbert throws early TD before Texans rally past 49ers 24-13 Gabbert throws early TD before Texans rally past 49ers 24-13

But there's a reason Kelly hasn't already blown the whistle and handed Gabbert the starting job. Blaine Gabbert is the #1 QB in San Francisco right now, and he ain't no Joe Montana. "If there is an opportunity to run the ball", Driskel said of hi...

Rio Olympics: Synchronized Swimmers Won't Compete in Green Pools

Nascimento said the entire operation will take 10 hours - six to drain almost 1m gallons of dirty water out of the competition pool and four to bring in the clean water using pumps and hoses. More than 3.7 million liters (977,437 gallons) of water fr...

Joey Barton says Manchester City's treatment of Joe Hart is 'disgusting' Joey Barton says Manchester City's treatment of Joe Hart is 'disgusting'

Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put them two goals up at the break, despite the Argentine missing two - yes two - penalties. "I am not saying he's not able to do it - with training he can do it", said Guardiola on Friday. "Since I am ma...

Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva Third time lucky for the Scottish Champions? Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva Third time lucky for the Scottish Champions?

Speaking ahead of today's first leg, the Scotland frontman said: "The boys are still hurting from the last two years but we have drawn a line under that now and we need to go forward". "We spoke about what happened before but they are gone now and ob...

Green shuts down Blue Jays with 11 Ks in six scoreless innings

It's risky for him and it's not a risk that we want to take. "Some big nights out of a lot of guys". Edwin Encarnacion hit a tying homer and drove home three runs in the eighth as Toronto took advantage of an unexpected unravelling of the New York'...

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