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Andy Murray returns to form in semifinal Andy Murray returns to form in semifinal
- August 16, 2016

Murray, who was defending the gold medal he won in London four years ago, managed to overcome an inspired Del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to bolster Team GB's medal haul. Murray's ability to serve and play with power gives him a great chance to repeat his gold-medal victory. "I hope I can recover well tonight and I've got to refresh my mind for tomorrow". (more...)
Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talks Jessica Jones season 2 and The Defenders Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talks Jessica Jones season 2 and The Defenders
- August 16, 2016

Assuming we haven't yet been introduced to the villains Rosenberg has in mind, it will be interesting to see if the show can establish Jessica's new foes as well as they've done previously while furthering the titular heroine's story. By that, Melissa says she takes an issue like rape and shows how the characters deal with the aftermath of that, without using it as an opportunity to get preachy. (more...)
Nigeria avoid Brazil, get Denmark in Olympic quarter-finals Nigeria avoid Brazil, get Denmark in Olympic quarter-finals
- August 16, 2016

The rest of the match was lacking in real attacking ability, leaving Colombia to run out match winners, booking their place in the quarter-finals behind Nigeria, as the Dream Team topped the group despite the loss. "With the problems we have had, getting to this stage is just absolutely incredible and we just have to keep going". On his part, Captain Mikel John Obi said the team did not take the game lightly. (more...)
Andrea Pirlo says quotes on Paul Pogba and Manchester United are false
- August 16, 2016

With Fellaini I always have the feeling that he was not loved by the general Red people. He is the best young player I have ever seen, and I don't think we are far away from calling him the best player in the world. "You give any team Pogba and Zlatan in one window and they are capable of special things". Marchisio is the only member of that illustrious quartet still at the football club following Pogba's sale, although Juventus will be delighted to have made such a significant profit on ... (more...)
IOC: Egyptian Who Wouldn't Shake Israeli's Hand Reprimanded IOC: Egyptian Who Wouldn't Shake Israeli's Hand Reprimanded
- August 16, 2016

The Egyptian Olympic Committee also "strongly condemned" Shehaby's actions "and has sent him home", according to the IOC. Sasson twice bowed in El Shehaby's direction and approached him with his hand extended after the victory, but the Egyptian backpedaled before walking away from the Israeli's appreciative gesture. (more...)
Diego Costa will stay at Chelsea this season, says manager Antonio Conte
- August 16, 2016

There has been speculation Costa could move on during the current transfer window but Conte insists the former Atletico Madrid man has a big part to play in the season ahead. As Antonio Conte prepares to make his coaching debut for Chelsea , perhaps no other manager in the Premier League is feeling the kind of pressure the Italian carries on his shoulders. (more...)
World champ Anita Wlodarczyk breaks own record in hammer throw World champ Anita Wlodarczyk breaks own record in hammer throw
- August 16, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Every time Anita Wlodarczyk throws the hammer, she has a reminder right there with her of the friend she lost. "It was extremely hard conditions and mega hot". "I do believe my record will be in my hands for the next 20 years", Wlodarczyk said afterwards. She hasn't learned her lesson when it comes to the celebrating, though. (more...)
Team GB has the Max factor as gold rush continues in Rio
- August 16, 2016

No less than an hour later Whitlock was back, this time on the Pommel Horse, something that Britain have been unbeaten on for a while. It is not to undermine the natural talents of Whitlock, who has shown that he has the ability to dominate the sport for many years, having already claimed bronze in the all-around in Rio. (more...)
Top of the charts: Anthony now top scorer in U.S. history Top of the charts: Anthony now top scorer in U.S. history
- August 16, 2016

Carmaelo Anthony was able to bring up the United States of America team overhead Australia on last Wednesday's match with a variety of 5 balls, Anthony led his team into Group A-98-88 victory by scoring 31 points. He scored 14 in total in the first quarter and completed the game with a total of 293 points throughout his entire Olympic career. While the Australians have their share of classy multi-millionaires, their blue collar scrap and physicality shook the U.S. (more...)
Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue
- August 16, 2016

Officials shut the pool down to do some more testing, but reopened it by noon and Friday competitions began as scheduled. Rio Games spokesman Mario Andrada, who declined to answer questions on who the contractor was or who would pay for the treatment, had previously said the issue would be solved by Wednesday but admitted they had overpromised and undelivered. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Shuttler Sindhu enters women's singles quarters Rio Olympics: Shuttler Sindhu enters women's singles quarters
- August 16, 2016

Playing late on Monday night, the Indian shuttler didn't let up much throughout the match against the world number 8 as she closed out the game with a 21-13, 21-15 scoreline. In a lop-sided first game, the Guntur-born player got off to a brilliant start as he raced away with a 11-2 lead with some solid net play and cross-court smashes before wrapping up the first game in his favour. (more...)
Viviani wins Rio gold despite Cavendish crash
- August 16, 2016

Gaviria tried to take a lap from the gun, but instead had to settle for winning the first sprint. Viviani's time of 57.749 seconds was good enough for third of 17 starters, the best among the medal contenders. Elia Viviani (ITA) of Italy leads the race. Cavendish held on, although there could yet be an intervention from the officials. Cavendish was also favored in the road race at the 2012 London Games but missed out on the podium. (more...)
Liverpool stuns Arsenal, Ibrahimovic stars for Man United
- August 15, 2016

Arsenal went ahead after 30 minutes through Theo Walcott before Coutinho scored a sublime free kick in first half stoppage time to equalize. Adam Lallana put Liverpool in front after the break before Coutinho scored his second and Sadio Mane slammed home to make it four. (more...)
Door not closed for Hart, Toure at City: Coach Guardiola
- August 15, 2016

Sunderland gave preferred City goalkeeper Willy Caballero an early test but he pushed away Patrick van Aanholt's third-minute free-kick comfortably enough. The second half until the goal from Defoe we played really, really well, we made good build ups, with John, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gael and Sagna. "Yaya trained really, really good". (more...)
Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point Trump Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point Trump
- August 15, 2016

McConnell was promoted to majority leader two years ago when a Republican surge wrested Senate control from Democrats. The Kentucky senator said he hopes Trump "settles down and follows the script". McConnell tried to deflect questions about Trump, but 72-year-old Trump supporter Cathie Tucker wasn't having it, saying he needed to be more forceful in his support of the nominee. (more...)
Eagles QB Wentz out with hairline fracture in ribs Eagles QB Wentz out with hairline fracture in ribs
- August 15, 2016

He was in the right frame of mind, excited, looking forward to playing", coach Doug Pederson said. With that, the "We Want Wentz " chants were bouncing around the Linc. "I love his toughness; you saw some of the shots he took tonight, and he stayed in the pocket and bounced back up". I feel sorry for Wentz , the person, but the Eagles must be relieved for their player and team. (more...)
Hull City stuns reigning champ Leicester Hull City stuns reigning champ Leicester
- August 15, 2016

Egyptian winger Elmohamady helped newly promoted side Hull City create a shocking opener for the Premier League after beating defending champions Leicester 2-1 on Saturday. On 25 minutes Leicester again came close, with Mahrez's fancy footwork causing Hull problems on the right wing but Danny Drinkwater's shot drifted narrowly off target. (more...)
Mertesacker named new Arsenal captain Mertesacker named new Arsenal captain
- August 15, 2016

Asked about the potential signing of defender Mustafi, Wenger simply said: "I can not tell you". "(In his absence) that's where it will be taken by the assistants. "What is interesting to see is that today, you have a local business and you just want to survive or you have a world business and the money comes in, whether it is Google, Facebook, football or any other sport, they are worldwide so you can't set any limitations in the income". (more...)
Golfer Robert Allenby arrested outside casino Golfer Robert Allenby arrested outside casino
- August 15, 2016

Australian golfer Robert Allenby has been arrested outside a U.S. casino for disorderly conduct and trespass. Earlier, he had been playing at the John Deere Classic where he missed the cut by three strokes after shooting even-par 142. Allenby, who had missed the cut in the Sony Open, said he had been abducted and beaten. Golf Channel reported that Allenby was seen at a strip club earlier that night, but Hawaiian police refuted that claim and said their investigation found no evidence that he ... (more...)
Rams Defeat Cowboys In First Game Since Returning To Los Angeles Rams Defeat Cowboys In First Game Since Returning To Los Angeles
- August 15, 2016

But it was much more than that for the 89,140 fans who joyfully poured from the exits of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following the come-from-behind victory. "The O-line did a good job". HollywoodLifers , who will you be rooting for in this huge preseason game back in Los Angeles? Goff was banged up when hit by Dallas linebacker Derek Akunne in his first series. (more...)
Guidolin: Fernando Llorente could play for Spain again Guidolin: Fernando Llorente could play for Spain again
- August 15, 2016

The match at Turf Moor looked to be heading for a goalless draw before Fer popped up in the 82nd minute, firing home a rebound after a Tom Heaton save. "If Burnley had drawn, it would have been fair, but I am happy for our victory because a year ago we would have lost this game". "I think we deserved it even if we suffered some times. (more...)
International Olympic Committee approves entry of 271 Russian athletes for Rio Olympics International Olympic Committee approves entry of 271 Russian athletes for Rio Olympics
- August 15, 2016

A number of global federations have reported in the day that the IOC's independent panel notified them of Russian athletes - from sailing, canoeing, shooting, judo, volleyball, golf, etc. They will be joined by eight Russian tennis players, 18 shooters, 11 judokas and Russian golfer Maria Verchenova, the sports' global federations said. (more...)
In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever
- August 15, 2016

In a one-sided final set, Puig made a total of 47 winners compared to Kerber's 26 and fought back from 40-0 down in a marathon final game before eventually sealing the title with her fourth match point as Kerber sent a shot wide. Michael Phelps won his 23rd career gold medal as part of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. By the time Puig arrived for her news conference, singer Ricky Martin had tweeted congratulations. (more...)
Mourinho hails Pogba's transfer to Man United
- August 15, 2016

The France worldwide has returned to the club where he started his senior career, after joining Juventus in the summer of 2012 for a fee of just £800,000. Given the hype and fee surrounding the player, you would expect him to immediately become a mainstay in the Man United first team, but who will join him? "I'm not saying I'm better, I'm saying different". (more...)
Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dead at 81 Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dead at 81
- August 15, 2016

Baker's agent Johnny Mans told the BBC that he had "been ill for a couple of years", though did not go into any specifics regarding the exact circumstances behind his illness . Earlier today, news broke that Kenny Baker passed away at the age of 83. Ewan also took to twitter and said it was "lovely" to work with Kenny on the sci-fi franchise. (more...)