• Women's gymnastics vault final wraps up
Women's gymnastics vault final wraps up

Tennis great Serena Williams, an Olympic gold medalist, posted a photo of both Manuel and Biles with their gold medals on her Instagram page with the caption "So wonderful". Tina Charles and Brittney Griner each scored 18 points and the USA had 40 assists on its 46 baskets to beat China 105-62 on Sunday. Other news accounts said that Sunday is th...

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  • Mo Farah overcomes fall, wins second consecutive gold in men's 10000 meter
Mo Farah overcomes fall, wins second consecutive gold in men's 10000 meter

Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with the gold medal after the men's 10,000-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Saturday, Aug. It was mild but humid, which seemed to effect certain runners, including Canada's Mo Ahmed, later in the race. BBC commentator Steve ...

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  • NZ upend Aussies in women's field hockey, Germany make semis
NZ upend Aussies in women's field hockey, Germany make semis

Germany's Marie Mavers, left, celebrates her goal against United States during a women's field hockey quarterfinal match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Monday, Aug. German captain Moritz Fürste scored two penalty corner drag-flicks to restore parity before Florian Fuchs netted a brilliant victor with just 1.4 seconds on the ...

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  • Mourinho Looking To Memphis Depay To Star For United
Mourinho Looking To Memphis Depay To Star For United

While the transfer window is a long way from over, all of the above players remain at United and, in fact, Fellaini, Blind and Mata have featured with varying degrees of prominence. "Zlatan had one chance and got one goal which is good for us". 'I hope we will see more goals this season but we have to keep working and keep improving every ga...

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  • He trips, he falls, he wins gold: UK's Mo Farah
He trips, he falls, he wins gold: UK's Mo Farah

Michael Phelps has ended his glittering Olympic career in the only way imaginable - with one final gold medal . "I walked to the pool tonight and I nearly felt myself starting to cry - the last warm-up, the last time putting on a suit, the last time walking out in front of thousands of people representing my country", Phelps, 31, said of ...

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  • Costa steers Conte's Chelsea to winning start
Costa steers Conte's Chelsea to winning start

Unfortunately Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini will both definitely miss out with respective knee injuries. If the Spanish global can find his scoring boots it will make Conte and Chelsea's life much better! However, Conte, who is a fiery personality himself, is adamant his new team needs Costa's passion, and expects him to have a good 20...

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  • Giancarlo Stanton may be out for season
Giancarlo Stanton may be out for season

That is probably starting to change though, given the All-Star Game American League starter's 4.34 ERA over his last six starts. Right-hander Tom Koehler proved a worthy stand-in for Jose Fernandez in what was to have been a duel of All-Stars with Chicago's Chris Sale .

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  • Sports Direct to pay back staff £1m
Sports Direct to pay back staff £1m

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is also thought to be party to the deal agreed between Sports Direct and Unite. "The charge of "Victorian" work practices will continue to weigh heavily on Sports Direct until it moves long-standing agency workers onto direct, permanent contracts and weans itself off its reliance upon zero-hours contracts".

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  • Bethesda: Elder Scrolls 6 won't be revealed until it's ready to release
Bethesda: Elder Scrolls 6 won't be revealed until it's ready to release

It seems it's because, hearteningly, developer Bethesda doesn't want to sell the films rights to the games unless they're done justice. In other words, they're not interested in staffing up to make those remasters happen, and would rather focus their efforts on the future.

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  • Happy Birthday and a spot in the semis for Walsh Jennings
Happy Birthday and a spot in the semis for Walsh Jennings

Defenders on social media were quick to point out that not only has Walsh Jennings been playing in long sleeves during her nighttime matches when the temperatures have been low, but that there is also inherent sexism in critiquing her body and uniform.

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  • Phelps beaten by 21-year-old in 100 fly
Phelps beaten by 21-year-old in 100 fly

Also Friday, Maya DiRado denied Katinka Hosszu's bid to become a four-time gold medalist at the Rio Olympics, pulling off a furious rally on the final lap to win the 200-meter backstroke. She certainly has nothing to complain about after winning two golds, a silver and a bronze in Rio. It was Ledecky's fifth gold in all as she successfully defend...

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  • Cubs fire DJ who played song with references to violence
Cubs fire DJ who played song with references to violence

After all, he did miss the first 29 games of this season while serving a suspension for his role in a domestic violence situation. That employee was sacked Monday. The song played during a commercial break as the Cubs waited to bat. The team will also implement "stronger controls" in regards to music selection at Wrigley.

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  • Biles tries to make it 4 for 4 in Rio
Biles tries to make it 4 for 4 in Rio

Wever won with a score of 15.466, with Hernandez awarded 15.333 and Biles 14.733. After Simone Biles , 19, put up a near-perfect score in the women's balance beam qualifiers, it was Sanne Wevers, 24, who proved to be at her best during the August 15 finals.

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  • Viviani wins gold for Italy, Cavendish adds to British haul
Viviani wins gold for Italy, Cavendish adds to British haul

Cavendish had entered day two of the omnium in third place. Olympic metalwork remains the only major honour to elude him, and Hansen's setback still gives him a shot at glory today in the 1km time trial, flying lap and 40km points race. Laura Trott made a superb start to the defence of her omnium title, leading the event after three events as she...

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  • Merritt praises van Niekerk for bettering Johnson
Merritt praises van Niekerk for bettering Johnson

The 100m final after that was nearly an afterthought as Usain Bolt won his third consecutive title in 9.81 seconds and an excellent run from Akani Simbine who finished fifth. Bolt, who trained with the duo in Kingston earlier this year, had given Simbine a hug while the SA record holder was waiting to see if he had progressed beyond the 100m semifi...

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  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper undergoes MRI on neck problem
Nationals OF Bryce Harper undergoes MRI on neck problem

Chris Heisey added a solo home run. Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) is greeted by Clint Robinson after he scored on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Rendon during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug.

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  • Brewers send Lucroy and Jeffress to the Rangers
Brewers send Lucroy and Jeffress to the Rangers

For the past week, there has been multiple reports linking the New York Mets to Milwaukee Brewer's All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy . In another tweet, Lucroy thanked Brewers fans and said they would always have a special place in his heart.

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  • West Ham break club transfer record signing £20.5m striker
West Ham break club transfer record signing £20.5m striker

The Ghana global moved to the Liberty Stadium on a free transfer ahead of the 2015-16 season and was a star turn for a Swansea side, scoring 12 goals, that finished 12th. "We are trying to get quality players but we have marquee players, Feghouli is a marquee player, Tore is a marquee player". Allegri, who gave a debut to £75million striker Gonza...

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  • Simone Manuel's gold medal inspires young Detroit swimmers
Simone Manuel's gold medal inspires young Detroit swimmers

Now the USA has reached a medal milestone in Rio. On the podium, she let tears stream down her face as the Star-Spangled Banner played. While admitting she is ambivalent about her historic position, she said confidently that the "medal is not for me".

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  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday
What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

The 1,000 mark - a first for any country - was reached earlier Saturday, when the American women swimmers won the 4×100 meter medley relay. "I think it showed in his swimming, it showed in his demeanor, and it certainly showed in his leadership on the team".

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