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Simone Biles serves as U.S.' Closing Ceremony flag bearer

The opening ceremony introduced us to Tonga's flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua who made quite the entry with his well-lacquered torso. "I'm carrying the flag for closing ceremony!" Biles is the first female gymnast to carry the US flag at a closing cer...

West Ham begin life in the London Stadium with a win

Essex-based Ocean will be the Premier League club's official travel partner for the next three years, gaining TV-visible advertising space on the giant digital screens at West Ham's new London Stadium , formerly the Olympic Stadium. "How we haven't ...

Phelps and Lochte duke it out at Olympics for the last time

You'll have to wait one more day to watch Phelps actually swim for the gold , but you can check out his qualifying efforts in the heats and semifinals Thursday. Then he returned to win three more before a second retirement, punctuating Chicago Bul...

The First US Gold Medal in Triathlon, Thanks to a Great Run

Hot favorite Gwen Jorgensen produced the flawless race to win the Olympic women's triathlon gold on Saturday, the American unusually staying with her rivals on the bike before surging clear of defending champion Nicola Spirig-Hug on the run.

Lutalo Muhammed loses gold in final second

The emotions are so raw. If I was losing all the way through you can accept it but I came very close to achieving my goal. Despite the cruel nature of defeat, Muhammad immediately focused on the future, adding: "I'm very proud to be here, a two-tim...

Patriots Guard Shaq Mason Reportedly Has Broken Hand; Timetable Unknown

Dion Lewis has apparently had a setback in his recovery from a torn ACL last season that will require a second surgery. Mason, a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, played in 14 games as a rookie last season, starting 10. In addition, the Glo...

Basketball: Spain edge Australia for bronze in thriller

Patty Mills scored 30 and David Anderson 15 for the Aussies, who played nearly the entire second half without former Warriors center Andrew Bogut. It was the final game with the national team for coach Mike Krzyzewski, who took the Americans back t...

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot upsets Ayana Almaz in 5000m final

Mercy Cherong of Kenya was fourth and Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi, runner-up in the event at 2015 world championships, was fifth. However, the 10,000m champion could not maintain her advantage as Cheruiyot - a three-time Olympic medallist prior to th...

Amla steadies South Africa after early jolts

It is the first time a test is being hosted in Durban in August. But South Africa have lost five of their last six tests in Durban . No financial details of the deal, struck between Sky NZ and Cricket South Africa , were released. Philander had...

Astra Giurgiu strike late to hold West Ham to draw in Romania

Bilic is taking the Europa League seriously this season despite admitting it could affect his side's Premier League form. He prefers a more attacking role and it should be remembered that he scored five times in eight games at one stage last season...

Rio 2016: Jamaican quartet keep Usain Bolt's 'triple triple' quest on track

The athlete is now rewriting the history books of the Olympic Games by remaining undefeated and on course to win the 200m sprint event as well as the 4x100m relay event, and has already won his third consecutive gold medal in the 100m sprint at the...

Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt to Run the 200M, Men's Decathlon Wraps Up

The current world record, set by Bolt in 2009, is 19.19 seconds. "I don't get overconfident, I'll come out and execute". I wanted to make him use as much energy as possible because I think I am going to do a better job of recovering than he is.

Olympics-Athletics-Clement wins 400m hurdles but Culson in tears

Turkey's Yasmani Copello won the bronze and told reporters: "I think my mother is crying". Clement, with the American flag afterward, won by just.05 of a second. In 2012 I was battling injuries and surgeries. America finally has its first gold...

US Plans to Equip South Korean Warships with THAAD-Style Defense System

They had their heads shaved to express their strong disagreement with the authorities' plans. The scowl displayed on the face of Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, when he held a bilateral meeting with his South Korean counterpart at the recent ASEAN ...

Greene wins Democratic House primary, will face Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney, who spent three years of her childhood in Casper, says she will focus on national security and protecting Wyoming's coal industry from Washington regulation. - Cheyenne attorney Darin Smith, a Christian Broadcasting Network executive. "...

Flight carrying Manchester City staff for Bucharest clash evacuated

Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. City's playing and coaching staff flew to Romania on Sunday - without Yaya Touré . "Of course it is also convincing the players how important it is to play in the Champions Lea...

Back-to-back Olympic triple jump gold medals for Christian Taylor

Enya, an Olympic venue manager, popped the question after the medal ceremony following the first women's rugby sevens final. Dong started the final off with a bang, launching forward with a personal best 17.58m jump in his first attempt. "They were...

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a commemorative football at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Minnesota Vikings' new NFL football training facility and team offices they will move into in 2018, in Eagan, Minn., Tuesday, Aug. She later earned a b...

Rio 2016: Diving training cancelled after pool closed over green water concerns

A green Olympic pool for is now so chlorinated that water polo players are complaining they can not hardly open their eyes. She wrote on Twitter that "FixTheSwamp" should start trending. Tom Daley, who won a Great Britain bronze with Dan Goodfellow...

IOC: Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand reprimanded

The Egyptian Olympic Committee also "strongly condemned" Shehaby's actions "and has sent him home", according to the IOC. El Shehaby was roundly booed by the crowd and was called back to the stage for his failure to bow to his opponent as it contra...

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Gareth Bale's victor saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira

A stunning performance saw the Pride of Abu Dhabi lead the UEFA Champions League champions 1-0 at half-time, in a display that will have won them fans the world over. Real Madrid...

Chelsea cruise to comfortable 3-1 win at Huddersfield

Danny Drinkwater missed the last game away to West Ham United with a virus, but he is be back to face Huddersfield. After Chelsea failed to secure top spot in this season's U...

Baker Mayfield becomes first senior to win Heisman in 11 years

The Buckeyes should have made the College Football Playoff. He won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, AP Player of the Year and Big 12 ...

Kirk Herbstreit invites bullying victim Keaton Jones to College GameDay

Since his mom made the video Friday, it has been viewed more than 21 million times and the hashtag #StandWithKeaton has been trending on Twitter since Sunday afternoon. "So I...

49ers right tackle Trent Brown inactive versus Texans

Upon entering the game, Yates threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to narrow the gap against the 49ers. Yates passed for 175 yards on 14-of-26 attempts. Now suffering a seiz...

Chiefs Jets Week 13 score, highlights

Josh McCown scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 2:15 left, and the New York Jets bounced back from a brutal start to hold on for a wild and wacky 38-31 win over the Kansa...

Romelu Lukaku Facing No Disciplinary Action For Gaetan Bong Clash

The 24-year-old has scored just once in last 10 games but Mourinho believes he offers much more than goals on the pitch, inspiring teammates to follow his lead and work harder. And...

Jonny Bairstow headbutted Cameron Bancroft outside a nightclub

The episode - where Bairstow allegedly head-butted Bancroft - took place at a hotel when England were in town for their first tour match, a one-day affair against a Western Austral...

Chelsea´s tough title defence was to be expected - Klopp

Antonio Conte has urged his players to pay close attention to "dangerous" Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool on Saturday. It was hard in these times to c...

Trump welcomes college sports champions at WH reception

Meanwhile The White House has said it will host 18 NCAA teams at the reception, ABC News reported . Before the season began, Staley said she would only allow herself and the team ...

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Danica Patrick to stop racing after next year's Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick to stop racing after next year's Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick , driver of the #10 Aspen Dental Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love NY 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen Inte...

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

The piece, authored by ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham , looked into one of potential brewing of "an all-out, unprecedented civil war" among the NFL's owners, with ...

Bradley Beal thinks Wizards are Eastern Conference's team to beat

Bradley Beal thinks Wizards are Eastern Conference's team to beat

While LeBron James - averaging 25.6 points on 59.4 percent shooting, 8.9 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game - and Kevin Love - putting up 18.4 points and 11.4 rebounds and the a...

Deshaun Watson Injury: Texans Reportedly Fear QB Suffered Torn ACL In Practice

Deshaun Watson Injury: Texans Reportedly Fear QB Suffered Torn ACL In Practice

The Texas were the highest scoring offense in the National Football League at more than 30 points per game, though they own a 3-4 overall record. NFL Media first reported Wats...

Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager

Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager

According to Heyman, the Nationals also interviewed Mets hitting coach Kevin Long and former Red Sox manager John Farrell, with the latter reportedly being unable to handle pitch...