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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

The one two punch of Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving carried the U.S.in crunch time, scoring every point in the fourth quarter. "I was in my zone", Anthony said. Afterward, nearly everyone connected to the US program tried to take a positive o...

Olympics: Angelique Kerber ousts Madison Keys to reach Rio final

Instead, she squandered every opportunity and lost in two routine sets, 6-3, 7-5. U.S. gets rare foil medal • The U.S. fencing team won bronze in men's foil, its first medal in the event in 84 years. And without Serena Williams across the net, as t...

Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

From the moment Biles launched herself off the horse for an Amanar with a blind finish during her first of four rotations, the Olympic title was hers to lose. Biles could still win three more gold medals before the Games with the teenager set to chal...

Saints lose first preseason game 22-34 to Patriots

Hey, the first National Football League preseason games were on Thursday night! The pass was incomplete. Linebacker Jamie Collins started the scoring off with an interception that he returned for a touchdown . Quarterback Drew Brees said he wo...

Bolt dances to his last Olympics; Sambas at press conference

I think it's the longest I have been in a village as normally we get in four days before or five days before but been here a week now. The world record holder in 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meters relay will be eyeing for a "three-peat" in Rio.

Pogba banned for United's 1st game of Premier League season

They bought him to keep the ball and to play in the others. "Zlatan thought twice before he signed for Manchester United", Olson told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Bournemouth finished 16th last season having been promoted from the Championship, b...

Sharp drop in NBC's ratings for Rio opening ceremony

There have been several bomb scares in the city the last couple weeks. "The Rio Games have begun very well". Cycling: Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium out-sprinted Jakob Fuglsang and Rafal Majka on the long run to the finish at Copacabana Beach t...

Keeping Blake Griffin Could Get Shaky for the Clippers

Once, it was James Harden and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma native Griffin was selected as the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 National Basketball Association draft, moving from his home state to LA.

Phelps sets new record

Now comes the opportunity to add to his legend by winning another gold 12 years after his first. Phelps hustled off after his victory, knowing he had to come back about 40 minutes later for the semifinals of the 100 butterfly, another event he'll b...

Simone Manuel becomes first African American woman to win Olympics swimming gold

Maritza [Correia ], Cullen [Jones], and it's for all the people after me, who believe they can't do it. "It means a lot , especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality", Manuel said, according to USA ...

Bryony Page claims trampoline silver, Rosie MacLennan takes gold

Canada continues to move up the medal rankings now in 11th place with nine medals. The spot at the top of the podium opened up when the top-ranked American team lost to Sweden in a shootout . This year, she was the country's flag bearer during t...

China urges Olympics committee to rectify flag mistake

On Monday, Olympic divers Steele Johnson and David Boudia took the silver for day three's synchronized 10m platform diving event. The Olympics hit close to home for Abilene, as the synchronized diving team of David Boudia and Steele Johnson ea...

Israeli judoka reaches Rio semifinals, will face current gold medalist

In judo, competitors typically shake hands or bow following matches. El Shebaby was roundly booed by the crowd his act and was called back to the stage for his failure to bow to his opponent as it contravenes judo rules. He refused to comment after...

Paul Ryan Easily Trounces Primary Challenger

We can't afford another four years like the Obama years, and let it be very, very clear, that is exactly what Hillary Clinton and her party are offering". Janna and I are grateful to have the support of so many in southern Wisconsin, and we are tru...

Olympics women's gymnastics results: August 7

Further qualifying takes place Sunday night. By her own admission she was "laughing so hysterically" during the team's lunch Sunday that she was admonished by US national team director Martha Karolyi. Biles scored 62.366 to win by more than 1.7 poin...

Preliminary NBA schedule has New York Knicks opening at Cleveland Cavaliers

Once the summer comes to an end, Kyrie Irving likely comes home with an Olympic gold medal, LeBron James puts away his banana boat and J.R. Smith finally puts a shirt on, basketball will return to Cleveland Ohio. Instead, he's back in Cleveland -...

Olympic Golf Course Covered in Adorable Animals

Instead, so much of the conversation has been the top players sitting out golf's return to the Olympics. A corujas, a burrowing owl looks out from it burrow in a bunker on the ninth hole as practice continues for the men's golf event at the 2016 ...

Booing and bellowing, a different kind of tennis fan in Rio

Open champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) in a result that left both players sobbing. His two disappointments came hot on the heels of a crushing third-round loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon and his status as top dog in the sport is under threat. Still, de...

Friedrich, Padres fall to Pirates 4-0

With Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) on the mound, the Pirates committed two errors in the second inning. Taillon's eight-inning outing matched the longest of his still-short career; he gave up only two hits over eight innings in beating the New York Mets 4-0...

Details about gold medalists the 'Final Five': USA women's Olympic gymnasts

Before the all-around and event finals later this week, I recommend reading Nancy Armours latest column about them in USA Today . Biles and Raisman should do the same on floor, and Biles is the vault favorite. "What helps us is that we don't hav...

Efimova is a poor poster child for Russian scandal

He also continued a streak of US dominance in the backstroke, which Americans have won in the past six summer Olympics. It's how she got there - and against whom. She found herself down in fourth place at halfway as King shot in front before recove...

Holt sparks 8th inning rally as Reds beat Cardinals

Louis pull into a tie with Miami for the National League's second wild card. The Reds are highlighting individual successes in an otherwise disappointing campaign and got three hits and four stolen bases from center fielder Billy Hamilton on Su...

Heartbreak for Team GB rugby sevens side led by Desford's Emily Scarratt

New Zealand's Portia Woodman, scores a try during the women's rugby sevens semi final match against Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. "The world knows now that women's rugby is the real deal". We've just m...

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda Katehi Resigns Amid Controversy

She is returning to teaching. She faced the fiercest scrutiny for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on consulting firms to erase search results for a 2011 incident of police pepper spraying student protesters. But, regarding the allegation ...

Red Sox won't give out David Ortiz bobbleheads because they're too ugly

Ticket-holders for tonight's game against the Yankees will receive a more proper bobblehead at a later date. In the meantime, just shake your head in disappointment. Ortiz is one of the most popular players in Red Sox history, having led the team t...

Andy Murray marches into Rio Olympics pre-quarters

The Scot cruised into the last 16 with a thumping 6-3 6-1 victory. "Keys struggled to find her rhythm but in the end her powerful strokes proved too much for the 5 foot 4" Navarro, who has one of the best one-handed backhands in women's tennis.

Mercedes F1's Hamilton 'unbeatable on a good day', boss Wolff says

And Wolff, Mercedes' team boss, has declared: "On a good day I think that he's unbeatable". "But then it's still a mechanical sport, he's human, and you can have bad days and worse days, and this is why he's not winning every single race".

United States Men Blow Out China By 57 In Olympic Basketball Opener

Too much offense, too much defense and too much talent propelled the U.S. to its 46th consecutive victory in global competition and its 18th consecutive Olympic victory. "I'm proud of him". "Carmelo now is our leader and hopefully the experience th...

McGregor has learned lessons from Diaz defeat: coach

On Sunday, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to clarify his comments - Not really, he just made it worse. You can not get them exhausted, you can not hurt them. The closest the call came to fireworks was when Diaz was explaining his somewhat antag...

Lions decline to provide update on TE Eric Ebron's injury

According to ABC Sports , the Detroit Lions are not interested in discussing the injury that Eric Ebron suffered. But if Ebron is out for a while, it could really hamper the Lions offense at a time when Ebron appeared to be breaking out.

England crush Pakistan for series lead

Former England off-spinner and BBC Test Match Special summariser Graeme Swann said Finn's was the "stand-out performance" of the day. Although Bairstow fell quickly, Cook pulled the plug after four overs and declared with his side on 445 for six ...

USOC leader defends stance on Russian doping

Russia's double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been controversially added to a list of 23 candidates vying for four posts on the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission. "I couldn't be more proud and relieved". Th...

Rio 2016 French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break

French gymnast Samir Ait Said receives medical attention after breaking his leg on the first day of competition at the Rio Olympics. Samir's injury was one of two serious injuries in the afternoon session. There was a loud applause as Said was ...

Favre wonders if he really belongs in Hall of Fame

When Favre got to Southern Miss, he astounded coaches and teammates with how hard he threw the ball in August drills. But Favre was ready for that curveball. College football has become a much more wide-open game than it used to be when teams like Te...

CAS rejects doping appeal by Russian rowers

The cynical "collateral damage" approach is not what the Olympic movement stands for. Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev had been banned after being implicated in the Richard McLaren report on state-run doping in Russian Federation. The IOC ha...

Andrew Miller and Adam Warren Moved at the MLB Trade Deadline

I have 1 thing to say to you Jonathan LUCROY YOU ARE ABSOLUTLEY CRAZY TO STAY WITH A TEAM THAT IS OUT OF CONTENTION. "I think he's going to be fine", Miller said . The last time the Indians traded for a power lefty for the back end of the bullp...

Russell Westbrook, Thunder agree to contract extension

Additionally, a player of Westbrook's caliber will surely command a lot of money and assets in return that would keep the Thunder afloat if they depart ways. The Russell Westbrook era in Oklahoma City will continue for at least three more years. ...

PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth knows he can't beat history

Golf, known for its deliberate pace, is on warp speed this year. "I don't know the answer". Best of the year: A victory in The Players Championship, his third in a stretch of six tournaments. 17th, 650 yards, par five: Amazingly not even the lon...

Walsh named Everton director of football

Professional Footballers' Association player of the year Mahrez joined from Le Havre in 2014 for £400,000, while Kante was signed from French club Caen for about £6m. Everton have confirmed the appointment of Steve Walsh as their new director of foot...

NBA To Pull 2017 All-Star Game Out Of N. Carolina

The Vertical reported Thursday the league was on the verge of pulling out of Charlotte and that New Orleans had emerged as a front-runner to land the game. McCrory's office has not responded to an ESPN request for comment on the possible move of the...

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