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US women beats New Zealand 2-0 in Olympic soccer tournament US women beats New Zealand 2-0 in Olympic soccer tournament
- August 06, 2016

The U.S. women's national team pounced on New Zealand Wednesday to start its 2016 Olympic journey with a 2-0 victory at the Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil . Lloyd put the Americans ahead with a header in the ninth minute, and Morgan added to the lead with a low shot from inside the area less than a minute into the second half at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. (more...)
Olympic mystery: Who will light Rio cauldron? Olympic mystery: Who will light Rio cauldron?
- August 06, 2016

Can the Olympic Games still offer the world momentary levity, distract from terror, shootings , poverty and other worries in globally grim times? Whether you're cheering for China, shouting for Sweden or hailing for Hungary this year, Rio 2016 is set to be as exciting and unpredictable as the London Games in 2012. (more...)
Rio Games preparation chaos hopefully a one-off event - IOC Rio Games preparation chaos hopefully a one-off event - IOC
- August 06, 2016

Or Barcelona in 1992, when white South African Elana Meyer ran over to plant a kiss on Ethiopia's Derartu Tulu. The Opening Ceremonies are live from Maracana Stadium Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. The arrival of the Olympic torch in Rio on Wednesday was marred by mass demonstrations over the cost of the Games and Rio has 88,000 security personnel - military and police - deployed during the Games to ensure a safe environment. (more...)
Sports tribunal opens Rio's doors to more Russian participation Sports tribunal opens Rio's doors to more Russian participation
- August 06, 2016

The IOC announced its decision Thursday night, less than 24 hours before the Olympic flame is lit, signifying the games are officially open. Russian Federation had initially entered 387 athletes into the Olympics , meaning that 116 remain staunchly banned, including all their track and field athletes. (more...)
Trio of homers enough as Seattle beats Red Sox 3-1
- August 06, 2016

Down 2-0, the Mariners had yet to figure out how to push a run across against Drew Pomeranz, despite his meandering command and five walks in the first three innings, including three in the third. Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz put their skids aside with back-to-back singles and Dustin Pedroia walked in the new look lineup. The Red Sox squandered a bases-loaded one-out situation in the first inning when Jackie Bradley Jr . (more...)
Russian Federation to appeal blanket ban on weightlifters for Olympics
- August 05, 2016

The IWF cull last night took the number of Russians expelled from the Games to at least 123, with athletics, rowing, swimming, cycling canoeing, sailing, wrestling and modern pentathlon the other events in which bans have been imposed. The IOC will select the host city in September 2017. Freestyle wrestler Viktor Lebedev, a former two-time world champion in the 55kg class, was the only athlete excluded following a positive doping test a decade ago. (more...)
IOC adds baseball-softball, skateboarding and surfing to Tokyo Olympics IOC adds baseball-softball, skateboarding and surfing to Tokyo Olympics
- August 05, 2016

Meanwhile, the Tokyo organisers' proposal calls for skateboarding , sport climbing and surfing to all feature 40 athletes, 20 from each gender. And just eight years after it banished baseball and softball from the Olympic games, the committee announced today that beginning in 2020, softball and baseball would once again become Olympic sports. (more...)
Olympics-Judo-IOC clears 11 Russian judoka for Rio Olympics - IJF
- August 05, 2016

Governing body, World Sailing has reversed its decision to allow Russian sailor, Pavel Sozykin to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In a show of hands, only one of the 85 members - Great Britain's Adam Pengilly, a former Olympic skeleton racer - voted against Bach's stance. (more...)
Papa John's International Inc Papa John's International Inc
- August 05, 2016

Morgan Stanley now owns 235,896 shares of the company's stock worth $13,180,000 after buying an additional 155,361 shares during the period. This was up from $10.78 million, or $0.27 per share, in last year's second quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Papa John's global by 13.6% in the first quarter. Papa John's Int'l opened for trading at $73.93 and hit $74.69 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $73.95, with a gain of 0.41% or ... (more...)
Papa John's re-ups with NFL Papa John's re-ups with NFL
- August 05, 2016

Papa John's has been on an upward trend for the past 3 months and set a new high for the year. In addition, the company raised its earnings per share guidance to a range of $2.35 to $2.45, up from a range $2.30 to $2.40. Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) traded up 4.7135% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $77.4985. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. (more...)
Phelps to carry United States flag during Olympic opening
- August 05, 2016

But once the Olympic competition gets under way, US track and field athletes are expected to get plenty of attention. In the four exhibition games that serve as a run-up to Rio, Delle Donne averaged 13 points per game. "They have done so much and probably because they have won so much they probably don't get the respect they truly deserve for how dominant they have been". (more...)
Nishikori advances to Rogers Cup final Nishikori advances to Rogers Cup final
- August 04, 2016

Djokovic has bounced back from a heartbreaking exit at Wimbledon after winning his fourth title at the ATP 1000 Masters in Toronto, defeating Kei Nishikori in straight sets. The Japanese player recorded his fourth straight Memphis title in February for his 11th ATP Tour victory, but he can not seem to solve the world's top player and has now lost nine straight times to Djokovic. (more...)
Rain halts US PGA Championship; third round to resume on Sunday Rain halts US PGA Championship; third round to resume on Sunday
- August 04, 2016

The rain will be added to what fell Saturday afternoon and what was anticipated to fall in the overnight hours leading into Sunday morning. Forecasters called for rain Saturday night, Sunday and into Monday. Jason Day, reigning PGA champion and No. 1 in the world, is tied for third with Emiliano Grillo of Argentina at 7-under. If you're looking for your usual Sunday morning Law & Order marathon on TNT, I've got bad news. (more...)
Red Sox to call up top prospect Benintendi
- August 04, 2016

While he will certainly have to make adjustments against big league pitching, he's one of the most polished hitters in the minors and there's no reason why his success shouldn't carry over to the majors. Did that get Farrell to pull Price from the game? Continue to evolve. Our smoky always fun to talk to you and especially watching at home I'm so I think the guys are right we'll keep vets. (more...)
Walker makes it a sweep of first-time major winners in 2016 Walker makes it a sweep of first-time major winners in 2016
- August 04, 2016

They screamed from the bleachers behind the 18th green of the Lower Course. Didn't we all want to see Mickelson win one more epic major championship to cement his legacy as one of the best golfers of his generation? And it also moved the 37-year-old from 29th on the Ryder Cup list to fourth, just four weeks before the eight automatic qualifiers will be decided. (more...)
Lucroy draws ovation as pinch-hitter, Brewers sweep Pirates
- August 04, 2016

Braun has missed the Brewers' last three games. With Lucroy prominently mentioned in trade speculation, the 32,405 fans at Miller Park potentially provided one last memory when they gave him standing ovations before and after he flied out as a pinch hitter Sunday in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. (more...)
Bach asks for support in Russia decision
- August 04, 2016

Accordingly, he said, a ban like that would do more harm than good. The result is death and devastation. "WADA's executive committee - composed in equal parts by representatives of the Olympic movement and Governments of the world - supported Professor McLaren's independent mandate, which was to obtain evidence as quickly as possible in the interest of clean athletes". (more...)
Pogba will make Man United more interesting: Ibrahimovic Pogba will make Man United more interesting: Ibrahimovic
- August 04, 2016

Alongside Pogba, Mourinho would like one more centerback to go alongside Bailly and provide competition for Chris Smalling. "There's no need to rush into anything - I'm taking my time, taking it steady". "I just told them, "Don't try to go with the intensity of the game, try to go with an intensity that makes you comfortable". To be in this squad, you have to understand the squad is more important than any individual, the club is more important than all of us. (more...)
Tennis federation clears Russians to compete in Rio Tennis federation clears Russians to compete in Rio
- August 03, 2016

Exeter athlete Jo Pavey has criticised the IOC's decision to allow Russian athletes to compete in the Olympics . "This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the world". The committee added that it would deny entry to those who did not meet the requirements set out for the federations. Furthermore, the International Olympic Committee said in its official statement, "The ROC is not allowed to enter any athlete for the Rio 2016 who has ever been sanctioned for doping , even ... (more...)
Boston closer Kimbrel back quickly from knee surgery Boston closer Kimbrel back quickly from knee surgery
- August 03, 2016

Seattle may turn over closing duties to hard-throwing rookie right-hander Edwin Diaz. Closer Craig Kimbrel was effective in his first game back off the disabled list, shutting the door in the ninth. He ran out of the base path onto the infield grass. Cano held up, initially, to ensure the ball wasn't caught but scored easily. Robbie Ross Jr. took over and hit Seager with a pitch to load the bases with one out. (more...)
Hood handing out free ice cream sandwiches Tuesday Hood handing out free ice cream sandwiches Tuesday
- August 03, 2016

This artisan ice cream shop has a variety of options to create your flawless sandwich creation. Turning your ice cream into a bougie ice cream sandwich, of course! To fully recreate the store-bought ice cream sandwiches of your childhood, Food52 suggests going with the generic vanilla ice cream for the lighter, airy texture. (more...)
Benintendi Gets Major League Call From Red Sox Benintendi Gets Major League Call From Red Sox
- August 03, 2016

This year, as a top ten prospect in all of baseball, he has slashed a mere.312/.378/.532 at the A+ and AA levels of the Red Sox system (With Salem, he only struck out nine times in 135 AB). After taking a one-run lead in the top of the ninth at Seattle, Kimbrel pitched the bottom of the inning. If he struggles, the Red Sox have internal options coming back and he could go back down to Triple-A to get his confidence back. (more...)
Rooney believes Pogba has unfinished business at Manchester United
- August 03, 2016

Speaking to the official United programme he says: "He [Rooney] was an exciting signing [in 2004]". He also delivers the most damning line of all. He has since won four Italian league titles with Juventus, and came within minutes of winning UEFA Euro 2016 with France this summer, only for Portugal to steal the tournament in extra time at Stade de France. (more...)
Pirates place Tyler Glasnow on 15-day DL Pirates place Tyler Glasnow on 15-day DL
- August 03, 2016

Glasnow allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits in three-plus innings with three walks and two strikeouts. The game featured a matchup of promising young starters, and both pitched six innings and left with the game tied 4-4, so neither got a decision. (more...)
Clinton campaign making most of Kaine's language abilities Clinton campaign making most of Kaine's language abilities
- August 03, 2016

A man who has known U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D) for more than three decades is weighing in on his vice presidential nomination. This likely influenced her choice not to appeal more to Bernie Sanders' supporters. Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine is the latest high profile politician to stop by unannounced at the Florida delegation gathering. But he spent a large portion of his address taking shots at Trump's promises, questionable business practices and failure to release his tax ... (more...)