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14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro

14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro

This is Diaz's third Olympic bid, she was a young teenager at 17 years of age in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China and was the country's flag-bearer during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Velasco won silver for men's boxing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Diaz said her success hasn't sunk in yet, but dismissed the idea of a movie career. Read More

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Orioles down Blue Jays in 12 innings to retake AL East lead

Mychal Givens (8-1), who pitched the bottom of the 11th and erased a walk with a double-play grounder, picked up the win. The Orioles still only had eight hits in the game's 12 innings. Pedro Alvarez was the next mark for Sanchez, unable to pull the trigger on a big sweeping curveball that caught the outer edge of the plate for a called third strike as the right-hander struck out the side. Read More

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Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality

Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality

The incident occurred on "Avenida das Americas, the main street in Rio's Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, where the Olympic Village and the majority of Olympic venues are [located]". The robber smashed the auto window while the man while he sat in his BMW X6, pointing a gun at him and demanding to hand over his watch. Rio's 31st Military Police Battalion, charged with investigating the incident, said Braga "acted quickly pulling the criminal inside the auto, took his revolver and fired it ... Read More

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Beslan Mudranov predicts more golds for Russian Federation at Rio 2016 Olympics

Beslan Mudranov predicts more golds for Russian Federation at Rio 2016 Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also the honorary President of the IJF and had travelled to London four years ago to support his country's fighters at the Olympics. And if some reports from the U.S. turn out to be accurate Thrasher's gold is one of an expected 45 for the Olympic powerhouse Americans. Mudranov came out on top against the Kazakh judoka, winning by Waza-ari with Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi after 44 seconds at the Carioca Arena. Read More

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Phelps eager to get started on 5th Olympics, likely in relay

Because she's expected to win big, the Olympian's fans are already tallying up how many medals Katie Ledecky has won so far with the confidence that there are many more to come. At the 2015 World Championships, she broke the 800m world record (which she would later break) and the 1500m world record twice-once in the preliminaries, and again in the final. Read More

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Team USA's First Gold Medal in Rio Goes to Ginny Thrasher!

Team USA's First Gold Medal in Rio Goes to Ginny Thrasher!

Olympic team by upsetting China's Li Du, a two-time gold medalist, to win the women's 10-meter air rifle title. China's Du Li (left), won the silver and Yi Siling , also of China, won the bronze on Saturday. The United States nearly always is in the race for the most medals in the Summer Olympics, and it's no different this year in Rio de Janeiro . "About halfway through when I took the lead it kind of became clear to me that I was in contention for a medal, but I quickly pushed that ... Read More

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Skateboarding Is Now Officially an Olympic Sport

Skateboarding Is Now Officially an Olympic Sport

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee CEO, Toshiro Muto, underscoring his team's belief in the future success of the new sports, outlined their myriad benefits, as local media here reported. One of the most popular foreigners to play in Japan, Cromartie spent seven seasons with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants from 1984-90 after nine seasons in Major League Baseball with the Montreal Expos. Read More

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Apple replaces pistol emoji with water gun in latest operating system

Apple replaces pistol emoji with water gun in latest operating system

The new collection includes female cyclists, female surfers, female construction-workers and more in a variety of skin tones, highlighting the diversity of women's hobbies and roles in the workplace. Well, if you like your pistol emoji you'll really want to avoid the next upgrade. In France, a court sentenced a man to three months in prison for texting the pistol emoji to his ex-girlfriend after ruling the character could constitute a death threat. Read More

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Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Olympics

Fourth-ranked Wawrinka is withdrawing from the Olympics because of injury , leaving the Rio Games without half of the ATP's top 10. Groth - who holds the world record for the fastest serve (263.4kph) - joins compatriots Thanasi Kokkinakis, John Millman and Jordan Thompson in the Rio men's singles draw. Read More

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Instagram to roll out Snapchat-like Stories

Instagram to roll out Snapchat-like Stories

With Instagram Stories, users can upload different clips and shots into the same Story , then share that Story with whoever they want on Instagram . Instagram just rolled out a new feature that kind of (totally) reminds us of Snapchat. Many commented about its similarity to Snapchat Live Stories . Read More

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Yankees complete trade sending closer Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

After a domestic violence accusation nixed a deal to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chapman was traded to NY and started the season on a 30-game suspension. "We're disappointed we swung and missed in our efforts to sign him as an global free agent back in the 2013 class, but certainly you keep your eyes on players you've liked in the past and he was definitely a target for us", Cashman said. Read More

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Braves Acquire Matt Kemp, Send Hector Olivera to San Diego

Trading for pricey slugger Matt Kemp might be a good way to send a message to disappointed Atlanta fans. Several outlets say Atlanta will be sending back outfielder Hector Olivera , who is now with the Gwinnett Braves. That means the Braves would end up paying Kemp somewhere between $13.5 million to $15.5 million annually for three seasons. The 31-year-old Olivera is owed $28.5 million overall through the 2020 season. Read More

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Giants acquire Nunez from Twins

Giants acquire Nunez from Twins

Regular third baseman Matt Duffy (Achilles) is on the disabled list and his return date is uncertain. But the Giants gave up a decent pitching prospect, Adalberto Mejia , to get him, which would seem to indicate that they have faith in him and that they plan on playing him a lot. Read More

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Leicester hand King new four-year deal

Leicester hand King new four-year deal

The 19-year-old has yet to make his league debut for Leicester but was linked with a possible move to several clubs, including Liverpool and Arsenal, during the close season. Towering captain Wes Morgan , who signed a new contract with the club to June 2019, is relishing his participation in the exhibition ICC, which involves 17 clubs playing on four continents. Read More

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