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US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions
- August 19, 2016

With her speech, Park attempted to silence domestic and global criticisms of the plans to introduce THAAD into the South Korean national defense program, reported The Diplomat. Beijing has taken a decidedly different view, however, seeing THAAD as not just a response to North Korean missile launches but as a not very veiled means to contain a Chinese military build-up. (more...)
Brazil women suffer agony in shoot-out Brazil women suffer agony in shoot-out
- August 19, 2016

She's led the Swedish women's team to the final at the Rio Olympics, after upsetting Brazil , the home favorite, and Team USA, the top ranked team in the world. But the Rio Games team had been grabbing the headlines and outshining the men's side since kicking off on August 3, prompting many observers to ask whether that focus will die out with the Olympic flame or broadcasters and sponsors will finally invest. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016: Mandurah's Kim Mickle pops shoulder in javelin Rio Olympics 2016: Mandurah's Kim Mickle pops shoulder in javelin
- August 18, 2016

Rio medical staff eventually got to her and popped the joint back in place in the middle of the stadium, with cameras filming the whole thing. Medical support was slow to respond to her injury, reportedly because of a hurdles race on the track which meant they were unable cross, reported Yahoo 7 . (more...)
US battles Brazil in beach volleyball semifinals tonight
- August 18, 2016

Brazil and Sweden meet at the Maracana in a women's semifinal. The US duo of Walsh Jennings and Ross , ranked third in the world heading into the Games, have yet to lose and have only dropped one set. If it was any consolation, Walsh Jennings can say her streak ended in one of the most lovely settings on earth in a memorable event for her sport. Now Agatha and Barbara will have a shot at gold against Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, who upset top-seeded Brazilians Larissa ... (more...)
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians taken to hospital for evaluation Cardinals coach Bruce Arians taken to hospital for evaluation
- August 18, 2016

Hopefully all goes well today and that Arians finds the right method to deal with the condition over the rest of the year as we much prefer an National Football League with him on the sideline than watching games from a hospital bed. Afterward, the Cardinals players split from the huddle to meet with their team assistant head coach Tom Moore. Both teams said the practice was beneficial, with none of the scuffles we often see when two teams get together. (more...)
Germany Down Nigeria To Secure Olympic Final Spot Germany Down Nigeria To Secure Olympic Final Spot
- August 18, 2016

This gamble turned out to be the only blemish of the team in the tournament so far. The first goal was scored in the 10th minute. The team would have to cage 21-year-old Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry who has six goals to his credit. Let us know in the comments section with your pick to win. However, the Israeli side didn't give up in the second stanza, bagging two goals in the 55th and 57th minutes, respectively. (more...)
Robert Griffin III files for divorce Robert Griffin III files for divorce
- August 18, 2016

The recent challenges of Robert Griffin III go well beyond changing teams and battling to become the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. They have a daughter, Reese Ann born in May 2015. Griffin was 4-for-8 for 67 yards and threw an interception, while he didn't connect for a touchdown. "He's a natural leader and that's what you need from an intangibles standpoint, " Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas said recently via Cleveland.com. (more...)
Pick Tunsil still trying to make Dolphins' first team Pick Tunsil still trying to make Dolphins' first team
- August 18, 2016

Tunsil, of course, was a left tackle at Ole Miss, but now is trying to make the shift inside because the Dolphins have Branden Albert starting on Ryan Tannehill's blind side. Laremy Tunsil received the majority of the first-team snaps at left guard during Tuesday's practice. "Because he has to come out here and work, I've got to come out here and work", Thomas said. (more...)
EPL: Hull Stun Leicester In New Season Opener EPL: Hull Stun Leicester In New Season Opener
- August 18, 2016

History was made yesterday by Hull City , as they became the first newly-promoted side to beat defending EPL champions on opening day of the season. But they looked disjointed and anxious as they were beaten at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday by Hull , a team with only 13 fit senior players and in turmoil off the pitch. (more...)
Green and golden? Australia men's hoop team eyeing Rio gold Green and golden? Australia men's hoop team eyeing Rio gold
- August 18, 2016

Thompson found his rhythm in a big way on Sunday. France announced that he suffered a toe injury, but it is not considered serious. In the first two games of the preliminary rounds-against China and Venezuela-the team dominated and ended up winning those games by a combined 101 points. (more...)
Marcell Dareus facing four-game suspension for substance abuse violation
- August 18, 2016

He led the Cardinals to a 13-3 record and a playoff victory over Green Bay in the playoffs last season before a blowout loss at Carolina in the NFC championship game. Buffalo coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley used the same words to describe their feelings - frustration and disappointment . "As is everybody in this organization". (more...)
Simone Biles wins third gold in vault
- August 18, 2016

Among the various disciplines, the vault was historically her weakest. The gymnastics superstar has been a social butterfly at her first Olympics, mixing and making new friends with competitors from around the world. Aly posted this shot on Instagram after she competed against Simone in the Individual All-Around-and nothing but pure love and respect even though Simone took the gold! It's an incredible feat for Manuel and the U.S., and while her 2016 Olympic journey has come to an ... (more...)
US landmark nears: 1000 Summer Olympic gold medals
- August 17, 2016

The 100 metre final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m. At the 2008 Beijing Games, it was held in the rowing and canoe canal. Three silver medals were also won by Team GB athletes, one for Nick Dempsey (windsurfing), Louis Smith (gymnastics) and Callum Skinner (cycling). (more...)
Upset for Leicester, Tottenham draws as EPL season starts
- August 17, 2016

Everything was flawless but football isn't ideal", said Ranieri. It obliged manager Arsene Wenger to align 21-year-old Calum Chambers and 20-year-old new boy Rob Holding in central defence and the inexperience in his back line shone through in a chaotic 4-3 defeat. (more...)
Usain Bolt's mid-race smile celebrated by meme makers Usain Bolt's mid-race smile celebrated by meme makers
- August 17, 2016

The sprinter, whoon August 21, now owns the world record for the event, having run it in 19. 19 seconds in 2009 - four days after he ran the world's fastest 100-meter in 9.58 seconds. Now it seems only a cruel slice of misfortune can prevent him from ascending even higher into the pantheon of Olympic greats at the Rio Games this week. (more...)
Flood Watch: Heavy Rain Expected In Metro Detroit Overnight Flood Watch: Heavy Rain Expected In Metro Detroit Overnight
- August 17, 2016

Louis Road, Little Loughboro Road, Lake Avalon Road outside Bismarck, Saffel Road, Old Fredericktown Road south of Farmington, Huntsford Road and several other low-lying areas of county roadways. today. The NWS says river and stream flooding is likely, and that there's the usual risk of basement flooding in susceptible areas. Friday's rainfall more than made-up our deficit for the month. (more...)
Guardiola hails Man City's 'amazing' result Guardiola hails Man City's 'amazing' result
- August 17, 2016

ET on Tuesday and will be broadcast live on FS1. Man City were now in complete control of the tie, with Aguero seeing another effort saved by Nita. Pep Guardiola is continuing his squad overhaul at Manchester City and these six players - including two Africans - are seemingly on the Spaniard's axe list. (more...)
Sweden advances to women's Olympic soccer final on penalties Sweden advances to women's Olympic soccer final on penalties
- August 17, 2016

It didn't bother her at all. Sweden continued their fairytale run at the Olympic Games, as they eliminated hosts, Brazil in the semi-finals on Tuesday evening. Canada defeated France in the quarterfinals, Sweden ousted the United States, and Japan (silver) didn't qualify for the tournament. The loss sent the top-ranked Americans home without a medal for the first time since women's soccer joined the Olympics in 1996. (more...)
Hammer Takes Silver in Women's Omnium Hammer Takes Silver in Women's Omnium
- August 17, 2016

Trott, meanwhile, had a 12-point lead after the fourth of six disciplines in the omnium. She became the first GB woman to win three gold medals earlier this week - and looks ideally placed to win a fourth in the omnium. Matthew Glaetzer's second Olympic campaign came to a close with the powerful South Australian narrowly missing the keirin final. Both scored 34 points in the points race, the final of the competition, with that being enough to secure a second consecutive Olympic gold medal ... (more...)
BCCI congratulates team India on Test series win against West Indies
- August 17, 2016

Lucia. The magical bowling spell of Kumar and Ashwin also troubled Test debutant Alzarri Jospeh, and Ashwin Miguelo Cummins who were out for ducks. Sharma b Shami 0 Da. He has stitched an unbeaten 85-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, who is batting at 41, with Rahane. "For instance you can play a first-class game where a fast bowler hardly bowls the amount of overs we have bowled in this series". (more...)
Jack Burnell fumes at Olympic open water disqualification Jack Burnell fumes at Olympic open water disqualification
- August 17, 2016

The scoreboard originally showed Burnell had won bronze in a furious photo finish (he actually finished fifth upon review) but then learned he had been disqualified for interfering with Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli, the defending gold medalist in this race, who ended up in 12th place. (more...)
Abbey D'Agostino urges Nikki Hamblin to finish after fall in 5000 ..
- August 17, 2016

More often than not at the Olympic Games, it's the athletes who end up with medals around their necks that make most of the headlines. . "We have to finish!" She had found her way to her feet and kept on going. Both were advanced to the final, as well as a third runner, Jennifer Wenth of Australia. What happened next exemplified the best spirit of the Olympics. (more...)
Butler, Jeffery instigate skirmish at joint practice Butler, Jeffery instigate skirmish at joint practice
- August 17, 2016

Campbell: Tight end Zach Miller back on practice field for Bears - Chicago Tribune - After missing seven practices and the exhibition opener with a concussion Zach Miller was limited in practice Saturday at Halas Hall. Fighting is a rarity in New England Patirots training camp - except, apparently, for when the Chicago Bears come to town. "We saw a lot of different fronts out there, a lot of situations where we had to make a lot of identifications, a lot of conversation, a lot of talk. (more...)
Green Olympics diving pool closes again, smells 'like a fart'
- August 16, 2016

Riley said his group strongly advised against swimming in green water. The water polo pool at the same venue is also slowly undergoing a similar transformation as the diving pool. "Take a pool like the Hard Rock in Las Vegas", he said. "We reiterate what we have been saying all along - the water does not offer any threat to the health of the athletes", he said. (more...)
Britain rallies, takes women's field hockey pool from US
- August 16, 2016

After trailing Canada and Netherlands in the first half, the USA crew took the lead in the third section of the race. Muhammad, who became the first U.S. In the men's eights, Britain unseated a favored German boat to claim gold in 5:29.16. "We knew what we had to do", Durant said. Following the race, Eddie told the BBC: "We have worked so hard to get here but it is not just for us it is for everyone who has rowed in the women's eight in the last 20 years". (more...)