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Riyad Mahrez signs new deal with Leicester Riyad Mahrez signs new deal with Leicester
- August 21, 2016

New manager Pep Guardiola , who has also dropped City regulars Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, wants a "sweeper-keeper" who can play a supporting role outside the penalty area. "If you look at his numbers, certainly he was in the top three in the league a year ago". "I've achieved good things with this club", Mahrez told LCFC TV . (more...)
Play resumes on 2nd day of SA, NZ first test Play resumes on 2nd day of SA, NZ first test
- August 21, 2016

Wagner says it's a satisfying days work, and they had to fight really hard, but stayed patient to take the wickets when they needed to. South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill. Steyn has played only one Test since last November and will be looking to have a go at the New Zealanders. "Had he not got out we might have been in a very good position". (more...)
Manaea pitches well in Athletics' 3-1 loss to Cubs
- August 21, 2016

Hendricks lowered his ERA to 2.17, second-lowest in the majors among qualifiers behind the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw. Right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched eight shutout innings and ended his three-game losing streak as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Oakland A's 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. (more...)
Lukaku has withdrawn transfer request, says Koeman Lukaku has withdrawn transfer request, says Koeman
- August 21, 2016

But he did confirm that the Toffees are still looking to strengthen and improve. Rondon scored the winning goal as Albion began their Premier league campaign with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Meanhwile, Ronald Koeman is starting to build his squad at Everton with Bolasie the latest arrival. Koeman left Southampton to join Everton at the beginning of the summer, after two years with Saints on the south coast. (more...)
Cheruiyot's 16-year-wait ends and she takes to the marathon
- August 21, 2016

The plan worked to perfection as Ayana, who won the 10,000m gold with a new world record time of 29:17.45, began to tire while Cheruiyot and Obiri slowly gnawed on her on lead. "We already knew that Kenya was going to win the gold ". She pressed on and opened the gap further, as Ayana fell apart behind her. "This might be the last Olympics for me". (more...)
United States of America wins women's water polo gold medal at Rio Olympics
- August 21, 2016

Jordan would complete another alley-oop from Thompson , this one intentional, at the close of the quarter to put Team USA up 66-57 heading into the fourth and final frame. Gasol scored a game-high 23 points, including two from three-point range - the only spot on the floor Jordan seemed unable to guard. Spain chipped away at that in the second half, getting the lead down to two points. (more...)
Arsenal Reportedly Interested in Atletico Madrid Defender Arsenal Reportedly Interested in Atletico Madrid Defender
- August 21, 2016

The 4-3 defeat in that game showed that Arsene Wenger must bring in another defender before this month's transfer deadline, and whilst a number of names have been linked with the club, a new target appears to be Atletico Madrid star Jose Maria Gimenez. (more...)
Yohann Diniz poos himself during race and faints but carries on Yohann Diniz poos himself during race and faints but carries on
- August 21, 2016

Horrifying footage shows the 38-year-old covered in his own faeces as he continues the race. The untimely poop inside his shorts was the result of a nasty stomach ailment that midway, Diniz collapsed and needed help. He hadn't recaptured his lead by the 40-kilometer split, however. Despite leading the race at a point and striving hard to reach the finish line, Diniz scored the eighth position, losing out on the medal. (more...)
Nicola Adams beats Ren Cancan to reach final and defend her crown
- August 20, 2016

It is sure to be a thrilling bout as the Team GB star looks to make history in Brazil. Where can I watch it? What are the odds? Adams had not especially impressed in her opening contest against Ukraine's Tetyana Kob earlier this week and also struggled to find her range in the first against her sharper opponent. (more...)
Maroulis stuns wrestling legend Maroulis stuns wrestling legend
- August 20, 2016

It's definitely a different feeling. I'm enough. And I just feel free to go out there. The U.S. team had approached Thursday as a legitimate opportunity to win three medals. I will beat her, Maroulis said. Gray, meanwhile, admitted to making a costly mistake in her match. "We don't really have that with women's wrestling yet and I think that would be a key to continue growing it", she said. (more...)
Nadal knocked out at Cincinnati, Steve Johnson moves up Nadal knocked out at Cincinnati, Steve Johnson moves up
- August 20, 2016

After beating Anderson 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 30 minutes, Murray can look forward to facing world number 20 Bernard Tomic, a surprise conqueror of fifth seed Kei Nishikori earlier on Thursday. In the women's bracket, Karolina Pliskova became the first woman to reach the quarterfinals, defeating Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-3. Nishikori's compatriot, qualifier Yuichi Sugita, will face fourth seed Milos Raonic in the third round after the Canadian defeated home hope John Isner 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5). (more...)
Starr resigns as Baylor law professor, severs school ties Starr resigns as Baylor law professor, severs school ties
- August 20, 2016

Starr, a former federal judge who investigated former President Bill Clinton, came under fire as the athletic department at the school was involved in a sexual abuse scandal. Head Coach Art Briles was ultimately fired and Athletic Director Ian McCaw resigned in the days following the release of the Pepper Hamilton report. By running their own "untrained" investigations and meeting directly with a complainant, football staff "improperly discredited" complainants' claims and "denied them a ... (more...)
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice
- August 20, 2016

Kaepernick has not thrown during formal drills in practices since August 10, but the plan is for him to gradually increase his throwing over the weekend and fully participate in practices next week. His participation in individual footwork and dropback drills was strong and crisp. We've reached day seven of the Colin Kaepernick arm saga. While Kelly has said he hasn't made any decision about his starting quarterback, the reality is Blaine Gabbert has a huge advantage. (more...)
Runner who helped hurts knee and won't return at Olympics Runner who helped hurts knee and won't return at Olympics
- August 20, 2016

We have to finish this". It was American Abbey D'Agostino, offering to help. "I was like: 'Yup, you're right", Hamblin continued. Only when she saw the American could carry on by herself, did Hamblin run ahead to make up lost ground. (more...)
Clay Buchholz strong for six innings on Thursday for Red Sox Clay Buchholz strong for six innings on Thursday for Red Sox
- August 20, 2016

ORIOLES 13, ASTROS 5 (at Baltimore) - J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis each hit two of Baltimore's six home runs, Hyun Soo Kim had a career-high four hits and the Orioles beat rookie Joe Musgrove and skidding Houston. "It happens to every team, every year", Brad Ausmus said. I want to maintain the focus I've had in my past three or four starts and not let anything alter that. (more...)
NFL using chip-equipped footballs in preseason to improve game NFL using chip-equipped footballs in preseason to improve game
- August 20, 2016

They get the national spotlight when they face off at AT&T Stadium Friday night, airing on NFL Network. It's just a preseason game, and as we've found out in the past, playing well in the preseason doesn't guarantee anybody a roster spot, much less significant playing time once the games mean something. (more...)
Neville urges Hart to remain with City
- August 19, 2016

Yaya Toure appears to have played his last game for Manchester City after being left out of Pep Guardiola's Champions League squad. "But whoever gets the services of Joe Hart is getting one hell of a keeper". Everyone is starting to understand it but you see sometimes that one is thinking, 'Where should I run?'?It's good. His attitude isn't awful. Why treat him like that? Joe Hart is the Spaniard's highest-profile victim, with the England global dropped to the bench on Saturday in ... (more...)
United kids learning from Zlatan
- August 19, 2016

The signs were not so encouraging for Arsenal, which already looks to be struggling to meet fans' expectations after finishing as runner-up to Leicester last season. United captain Rooney feels Ibrahimovic's arrival has marked a statement of intent from the club this year, though he insists he does not feel as though his place is under threat. (more...)
Arrested OCI chief Pat Hickey 'to be taken to police station' Arrested OCI chief Pat Hickey 'to be taken to police station'
- August 19, 2016

In a statement, the Olympic Council of Ireland says it is aware of the arrest and we are seeking total clarity on the situation before we comment further'. Speaking to reporters outside Samaritano Hospital in São Paulo on Wednesday night, Mr O'Brien said OCI officials had been granted "restricted access" during their visit. (more...)
Kemboi disqualified from steeplechase, Mekhissi takes bronze Kemboi disqualified from steeplechase, Mekhissi takes bronze
- August 19, 2016

In a race that was almost two miles long, where their runner was not even close to earning a medal during the actual competition, they think it's a good idea to file a protest about a guy stepping on a line more than a mile from the finish line? "I always get tripped up or tangled up with someone", Farah said. (more...)
Rio 2016: Australia annihilates Lithuania to earn Olympic semifinal berth Rio 2016: Australia annihilates Lithuania to earn Olympic semifinal berth
- August 19, 2016

That is getting ahead of the next game though, the semi-final sudden death match. Key Players to watch: All eyes will be on Valanciunas to put up big numbers in this match, but playmaker Kalnietis could become the key factor in Lithuania in this match. (more...)
Florida names former Alabama player Luke Del Rio starting QB Florida names former Alabama player Luke Del Rio starting QB
- August 19, 2016

He is a redshirt sophomore who played at Alabama in 2013 and Oregon State in 2014 before he arrived in Florida past year. Del Rio looked like the clear-cut favorite to win the job after he had a strong spring. Del Rio is a well-traveled player. As a standout at Valor Christian (Colo.) High School, Del Rio received his first scholarship offer from McElwain, then the head coach at Colorado State. (more...)
Astros shut down by Martinez in 8-2 loss to Cardinals Astros shut down by Martinez in 8-2 loss to Cardinals
- August 19, 2016

He was yanked after Castro socked his eight homer 453 feet into the upper deck in right field, but the Cardinals had opened an 8-4 lead before Castro took Garcia deep.Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (7-12) scuffled for the Astros (61-58), allowing six runs on six hits and one walk with seven strikeouts before departing with two runners on and no outs in the sixth inning.Astros second baseman Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 and reached 1,000 career hits with his single off Cardinals closer Seung Hwan ... (more...)
China sweeps table tennis gold _ for 3rd straight Olympics China sweeps table tennis gold _ for 3rd straight Olympics
- August 19, 2016

But let's also take note of the budget restrictions imposed upon the Brazilians, both tangible and intangible. Athletes in Rio de Janeiro continue to face security concerns. Because she's been on teams with two all-around champions - Douglas in London and Simone Biles here - Raisman's contributions have been a little overshadowed. (more...)
Money May in the house: Mayweather roots for Stevenson
- August 19, 2016

Stevenson is the first American male boxer to compete in an Olympic gold medal bout since his idol Andre Ward did so en route to gold in the 2004 Olympic Games. But with Stevenson's victory in the quarterfinals, he has also clinched at least a bronze medal in the bantamweight division, a weight class the US has not medaled in since the 2000 Sydney Games. (more...)