• Murray wins 2nd straight men's singles Olympic gold medal
Murray wins 2nd straight men's singles Olympic gold medal

Del Potro had blown open the tournament by beating top seed Novak Djokovic in the first round and then edged Rafa Nadal in a three-hour semi-final contest but the exploits had left him exhausted. I'm happy I'm still competing at the biggest events. He said he was very, very proud and he said he was pulling for me. Nadal said: 'It was not an e...

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  • Rio 2016: Brazil on track for double beach volleyball gold
Rio 2016: Brazil on track for double beach volleyball gold

Agatha and Barbara came up big on several lengthy rallies and came out with the point on two occasions, one of which gave Brazil a 17-14 lead in the second set. The Brazilians took an early lead in the first set but the US women responded to tie at 9-9. But her first Olympic defeat could be considered a clear sign she might reach that point.

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  • Neymar back in charge of Brazil ahead of Olympic semifinals
Neymar back in charge of Brazil ahead of Olympic semifinals

The Germans beat Nigeria 2-0 in Sao Paulo. It was the dream start of dream starts for Brazil . Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Neymar scored twice, including the fastest goal in Olympics history, as Brazil set up a blockbuster showdown with Germany for Olympic gold by thrashing Honduras 6-0 on Wednesday.

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  • Rio medalist, '09 US Open champ del Potro has USTA wild card
Rio medalist, '09 US Open champ del Potro has USTA wild card

Andy Murray is surely on a winning streak with two Wimbledon titles, and with two Olympic Gold Medals, he is surely a solid favorite for the upcoming U.S. Andy Murray is making a habit of accomplishing things that hadn't been done in a while. Unless the US Open serves up something like the 2012 final again.

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  • Andy Murray advances to final to defend London gold
Andy Murray advances to final to defend London gold

Juan Martin del Potro beat Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the second semifinal to set up a showdown with Murray, with the Argentine now guaranteed to improve on the bronze medal he won in London four years ago. First Wimbledon victor in 77 years, inspiring a first Davis Cup win in 79 years, a British record 11 Grand Slam final appearances and today h...

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  • Argentina, Spain aging but not done yet in men's basketball
Argentina, Spain aging but not done yet in men's basketball

The hosts were thus eliminated. Team USA has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Rio Olympics where it will play Argentina on Wednesday evening. Both teams feature young talent primed to step into the spotlight in future global tournaments, but seemingly not quite ready to take the reins in 2016.

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  • Mo Farah has done it again at the Olympics
Mo Farah has done it again at the Olympics

He won in 27 minutes, 5.17 seconds, while Tanui held on for silver in 27:05.64 and Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia took bronze. There was a scare earlier in the race when Farah, 33, was tripped by his training partner, USA's Galen Rupp on the 10th lap.

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  • Russian Planes Fly From Iran To Bomb The Islamic State Group
Russian Planes Fly From Iran To Bomb The Islamic State Group

The bombing raids from a base in western Iran mark a new level of cooperation between Russian Federation and Iran, which are both fighting in Syria to support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. "In comparison, the Hamadan airbase in Iran is roughly 900km from Palmyra", said al-Masdar. Moscow's alliance with Iran might also allow Russian F...

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  • Bolt believes new 200m world record is a possibility
Bolt believes new 200m world record is a possibility

Faced with a turnaround time of barely over an hour between the semifinal and final, Bolt had trouble gearing up to be at his best for the marquee event of the Olympics. The best always find a way. He already owns both the world record at 19.19, and Olympic record at 19.30. Gatlin, 34, said: "He rises to the occasion, he's a great runner".

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  • Robert Downey Jr., True Detective Boss Eye (Perry Mason?) Series at HBO
Robert Downey Jr., True Detective Boss Eye (Perry Mason?) Series at HBO

It would mark Downey Jr's first starring role on television, aside from his Ally McBeal stint in the early 2000s, before he resurged to became a box office superstar. Centred on its titular criminal defence lawyer, the original Perry Mason TV show ran from 1957-1966. It would also be great to see Downey Jr. venture into the television realm.

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  • United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal
United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal

The 24-year-old clocked 10.71 seconds to hold off the USA's Tori Bowie, who took silver in 10.83. Bolt ran it in 9.81 seconds, but the other runners never had a chance. She and Laurie Hernandez will represent the U.S.in the final on beam (2:40 p.m. ET). Rose saw the last two games of Murray's victory. "It's a result of 18 years of consistent,...

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  • We didn't fight as a team against Hull - Leicester's Ranieri
We didn't fight as a team against Hull - Leicester's Ranieri

LONDON (AP ) - Pep Guardiola's first match in charge of Manchester City ended with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, just hours after the new English Premier League season got underway with a shock defeat for champion Leicester at Hull .

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  • Champions League Football - 16 August 2016
Champions League Football - 16 August 2016

City are scheduled to face Steaua Bucharest tonight in Romania in the first of double-legged tie whose winners will qualify for the group stage of the Champions Leauge. However, they are found wanting at the highest level , experiencing defeat 1-0 against Arsenal in the 2007/08 Champions League group stage and 4-0 at the feet of Chelsea the la...

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  • Flood watch in effect as rain moves into SE Michigan
Flood watch in effect as rain moves into SE Michigan

Louis teen who drowned at Washington State Park on Saturday evening. As more rain is expected Monday a flash flood watch is in effect for Harris County and surrounding areas until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service said. The heavy rains overwhelmed the city of Lansing's sewer system and caused untreated or partially treated sewage to flow i...

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  • Giles Scott Wins Gold In Sailing's Finn Class at Rio Olympics
Giles Scott Wins Gold In Sailing's Finn Class at Rio Olympics

A fourth gold would put Trott out on her own as the British female Olympian with the most gold medals, ahead of equestrian rider Charlotte Dujardin who won her third gold on Monday. "I don't want to cry", she told ther BBC, as she broke down in tears. "I couldn't have done it without every single one of them". I didn't expect that at all.

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  • Brazil hopes to feed off famed Maracana in soccer semifinal
Brazil hopes to feed off famed Maracana in soccer semifinal

In the penalty shootout, Sweden came out on top 4-3 with Lisa Dahlkvist putting away the deciding shot. Sweden advances to the Gold Medal Match where it will face the victor of Canada vs. Pia Sundhage says her best memory as a soccer coach came in 2011 when the USA beat Japan in the waning minutes of overtime in a World Cup quarterfinal.

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  • Alshon Jeffery's day ends after skirmish in Bears-Patriots practice
Alshon Jeffery's day ends after skirmish in Bears-Patriots practice

Rookie cornerback Deiondre' Hall opened eyes with pass breakups on consecutive red zone throws in Thursday's 22-0 loss to Denver. "We've got a lot of room to improve", Fox said. "Fuller did not practice Sunday morning, and the team"™s left him behind for further evaluation when it flew to Providence, R.I., Sunday afternoon.

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  • Olympic spirit shines as runner helps competitor up
Olympic spirit shines as runner helps competitor up

Hamblin stopped to encourage D'Agostino as she limped heavily before continuing to cross the line nearly 27 second in front of her. D'Agostino told her competitor, according to ESPN . I'm so impressed and inspired she did that. Later, race referees reinstated both Hamblin and the American, as well as a third runner also affected, into Friday's f...

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  • Wilshere: Arsenal can be champions
Wilshere: Arsenal can be champions

Arsenal are desperately short of numbers at the back ahead of facing Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool , with Calum Chambers and new boy Rob Holding the club's only two fit centre-backs going into the match. Wilshere himself added: "I've been thinking for a few years that this has got to be the year that I don't get injured, I thought that last year a...

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  • Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint in Rio
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint in Rio

While USA dominate the medals tally, Great Britain are second best with 38 medals (15 gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze). Kenny defeated Skinner in the men's sprint final in the velodrome to win his fifth Olympic gold medal to draw level with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Steve Redgrave.

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