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City students react to Portugal's win City students react to Portugal's win
- July 11, 2016

Ronaldo was constantly seen dishing out instructions from the dugout, conveying his presence on the field through the players. Who, after all, would have penned only a cameo role for Ronaldo, now the proud owner of one type of winner's medal that Lionel Messi doesn't have, in Portugal's Hollywood moment? "I will commemorate them with the Order of Merit of Commanders - that is a decree that has never been given to the national team", he told broadcaster RTP. (more...)
Meet the 2016 US Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team
- July 11, 2016

The team won gold in London, and they want to do it again in Rio. " I'm so excited ", Douglas told People . Karolyi and the selection committee chose Ashton Locklear, Ragan Smith andMyKayla Skinner as alternates. Her only top-five result came on the uneven bars, where she finished third. Raisman was the oldest on the USA team when she won the floor at the London Olympics and captained the close-knit "Fierce Five" group that captured the team title. (more...)
Barcelona vow to back Messi after 'personal attack' Barcelona vow to back Messi after 'personal attack'
- July 11, 2016

When Messi's Argentina failed to beat Chile in last month's Copa America Centenario final it proved too heavy a blow for the diminutive playmaker, who announced his worldwide retirement in the aftermath. We'll defend you to the end. "The public prosecutors, who handle all these types of cases, said they didn't have any basis to accuse the player". (more...)
Simone Biles wins spot on US Women's Gymnastics team Simone Biles wins spot on US Women's Gymnastics team
- July 11, 2016

Jenn Suhr clears the bar during the women's pole vault final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, Sunday, July 10, 2016 , in Eugene Ore. "Honestly, disappointed", Felix said in an AP report. She dropped out before the final of seven events, the 800, with 4,154 points. But she won gold in 2012. Now she is going to Rio. Nichols said Friday that the precious training time she missed while rehabbing her knee may have set her back among her teammates. (more...)
Orioles Mark Trumbo Represents In MLB Home Run Derby
- July 11, 2016

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo, whose 28 home runs lead the majors, is the top seed and will take on No. 8 seed Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager. Previous year was one of the most exciting Home Run Derbies in recent memory, likely a mixture of a change to a new format plus the crowd able to cheer on one of its own players to victory. (more...)
USA Basketball Unveils It's Official 2016 Olympic Roster USA Basketball Unveils It's Official 2016 Olympic Roster
- July 11, 2016

Among those players who will not participate include Warriors guard and 2016 Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry , NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Rockets forward James Harden, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook . (more...)
Dana White: Michael Bisping to Make First Title Defense Against Dan Henderson Dana White: Michael Bisping to Make First Title Defense Against Dan Henderson
- July 11, 2016

On the landmark evening of UFC 200, White alluded to the next UFC Middleweight title fight being Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2, a fight that a lot of die-hard MMA fans have been clamoring for. Henderson knocked Bisping out with a giant right hand - and landed a second right hand once Bisping was on the canvas. The title opportunity comes at a odd time for the 45-year-old Henderson, who has won just three of his last nine UFC appearances. (more...)
UFC 200 Lives Up To The Hype; Lesnar And Nunes Win Big UFC 200 Lives Up To The Hype; Lesnar And Nunes Win Big
- July 11, 2016

Frankie Edgar spent 25 minutes in the Octagon with Jose Aldo for the second time in his career, but by the midway point of the second round, he'd already become the first UFC fighter to log six hours of Octagon time . When Lesnar signed a new contract with the WWE past year and said he had "officially closed the door on MMA", he never thought he would step back into the Octagon again. (more...)
Pence "likely" to be Trump's VP choice
- July 11, 2016

Trump , the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, wants to persuade still-reticent Republicans that he has the discipline and control to mount a credible general election bid against likely rival Hillary Clinton. "The kind of leadership that I truly do believe, to borrow a phrase, will make America great again", Pence said during a Thursday campaign stop. If he decides to do this, he will have to retire from the governor race, as he can't run for this function, as well as vice president. (more...)
France's Antoine Griezmann Underlines World-Class Credentials with Germany Brace France's Antoine Griezmann Underlines World-Class Credentials with Germany Brace
- July 11, 2016

Ahead of their clash against hosts France , the Iberians will be quietly confident of securing a first major global trophy. The world champions dominated long periods of the match , but it was only Les Bleus who could capitalise on incursions into the final third, with the excellent Antoine Griezmann scoring his second brace of the tournament. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo delighted at 'unique moment' after Euro triumph Cristiano Ronaldo delighted at 'unique moment' after Euro triumph
- July 11, 2016

Griezmann was on the losing side in Sunday night's final, as the host nation were downed 1-0 by Portugal after extra time. "Lastly, but most importantly, I want to speak to my best friend, and His mother, to dedicate this victory to Him and thank Him for having chosen me", Santos said. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo hails "unforgettable" Euro 2016 victory for Portugal
- July 11, 2016

But that didn't stop Ronaldo from becoming as vocal off the pitch as the close to 76,000 roaring fans in attendance at the Stade de France in Paris on Monday (AEST). Having been introduced from the bench in the dying moments of extra-time purely to take a spot-kick, Zaza's peculiar run-up before blazing his effort sky-high over the crossbar will be an enduring memory of the tournament - with the internet awash with Photoshopped mockery and memes. (more...)
Golden State star Draymond Green arrested for assault
- July 11, 2016

Scott Wrigglesworth told Mlive .com when the publication inquired about Green's arrest. If convicted of assault or assault and battery, Green could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine or both. He was suspended for an NBA Finals game after a questionable decision with LeBron James . The Pelicans and Warriors open a best-of-seven 2015 National Basketball Association playoff series Saturday. (more...)
Basketball: Wade makes move home to Chicago
- July 11, 2016

Then he's off to join the Bulls, Meanwhile, back in the arena that Wade called home for 13 years, the Heat completed the signing of Whiteside. "We've studied the National Basketball Association, we've studied the history of the National Basketball Association, and when you make a move to go that direction, it sometimes can take six, seven years to get out". (more...)
Brewers Fall To Cardinals 8-1
- July 11, 2016

Kirk Nieuwenhuis , who'd walked to lead off the inning, came around to score from second and slid into home just as Tommy Pham's throw arrived. Home plate umpire Will Little ruled Nieuwenhuis safe, leading to an argument from Molina. We'll just kind of see how it goes. Napoli's two-run homer in the third inning landed near the top of the bleachers, a few feet below the scoreboard, for his 18th homer of the season. (more...)
While Russian rival waits, Jenn Suhr locks up Olympic spot While Russian rival waits, Jenn Suhr locks up Olympic spot
- July 11, 2016

Lexi Weeks is 19 and headed to the Olympics in Rio de Janiero to compete for the United States. And with track and field - and possibly NBC, as well - desperate for some star power in a sport now headlined by Usain Bolt and a worldwide doping crisis, a scheduling change that would double the track time for one of America's most popular runners was a no-brainer. (more...)
UEFA Euro 2016 Semi-Final 2; France Advances to Final UEFA Euro 2016 Semi-Final 2; France Advances to Final
- July 11, 2016

The tournament hosts are favourites to win a first major trophy in 16 years when they take on Portugal in Sunday's decider. The Tottenham keeper made a brilliant stoppage-time save from Kimmich's header to preserve his clean sheet as France booked their date against Portugal in the final on home soil. (more...)
Doubled up. Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double Doubled up. Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double
- July 11, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif . (AP) - Simone Biles can officially book that plane ticket for Brazil. Laurie Hernandez was second and Aly Raisman third. By Biles' side will be two gymnasts from 2012, Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and Olympic floor champion Aly Raisman . (more...)
Raonic a big betting underdog in Wimbledon final
- July 11, 2016

But Murray actually won more of the rallies of four shots or less than Raonic. Raonic, the first Canadian man to reach a major final, said he's become more vocal on court, something McEnroe was both famous - and infamous - for doing. Raonic had 4 double faults as to 0 for Federer to nullify his 5 aces during the forty-six minute second set. He beat the 34-year-old in straight sets in the Brisbane International final to kick off the 2016 season. (more...)
Arizona takes game 1 from Coastal in championship series Arizona takes game 1 from Coastal in championship series
- July 11, 2016

The Wildcats scored in the first when Aguilar singled in Cody Ramer, who led off with a double. Chadwick, 3 for 21 in the NCAA tournament entering Saturday's game, got the Chanticleers rolling in the second inning with the first CWS long ball for the national leaders in home runs. (more...)
Boise State's Ostrander eighth in 5000 final at Olympic Trials
- July 11, 2016

Sunday the younger Centrowitz, the World Indoor champion, blew away the field with a 53.95 last lap. "It killed me this weekend", she said. But it was the lack of conditioning, not the ankle, that slowed her on Sunday. Runner-up Robby Andrews and third-place finisher Ben Blankenship also are headed to Rio. She was among top four leaders the entire race, moving from fourth to third at the 3,000-meter mark, moving from third to second in the final 400 meters, running a 63.89 in the ... (more...)
Virginia Beach's Gabby Douglas qualifies for Olympic Games
- July 11, 2016

And now there will be the five women on 2016 squad, which could be the most talented team yet. Four years ago, the Fierce Five vaulted into history when they outscored the competition by almost five points to win their own golds . For the team competition in Rio she'll be a contributor on floor, beam and vault with a shot at bars to qualify again in the all-around. Hernandez, meanwhile, continued her rise this spring. (more...)
'Team USA Olympic Basketball: Roster, Odds, Prediction, Gold Medal Chances'
- July 11, 2016

Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony are the only players on the US team with Olympic experience. So did enough National Basketball Association players to fill an entire All-Star team. I know this team will continue that standard. The US squad will be favoured to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio under coach Mike Krzyzewski , who will leave after the games following a decade in the job. (more...)
Euro success wins back fans' love for Les Bleus Euro success wins back fans' love for Les Bleus
- July 11, 2016

If France head into the European Championship final against Portugal tomorrow as the favourites, they owe as much to the authoritative coaching of Didier Deschamps as to Antoine Griezmann's goals. Loew's failure to trust younger players like the 20-year-old Sane seemed to betray a lack of confidence in their ability. "We've got to be proud of ourselves first and foremost", he told ITV. (more...)
Rays drop 5th straight; beaten by Red Sox 4-1 Rays drop 5th straight; beaten by Red Sox 4-1
- July 11, 2016

So I just continued to work and I knew it was going to happen". Although Price ended the first half with one of his best starts not only in a Red Sox uniform, but of his career, the lefty still has a 4.34 ERA heading into the break. "I said: 'I'm open to whatever". "They reached out about a week before and just kind of talked about 'Would you consider signing an extension?' I said, "I'm open to whatever, just come back to me with something.' The next time I heard from them I was traded". (more...)