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U.S. crushes Serbia, 96-66, for men's basketball Olympic gold

Men's Olympic Team to three gold medals on Sunday when the US routed Serbia, 96-66, to cap its run at the Rio Olympics. When I'm smiling and screaming and beating my chest and showing emotion, that's when I'm lost in the game. This rematch looked nothing like that meeting, but it did resemble the final of the 2014 Basketball World Cup, which the Americans won 129-92. Kevin Durant said his experience in Rio de Janeiro with Team USA provided a needed escape from the backlash he has received ... Read More

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Kevin Magnussen limps away from high-speed F1 crash

Kevin Magnussen limps away from high-speed F1 crash

The Dane had to be taken to hospital for precautionary checks on a cut ankle following a massive impact with the tyre barriers on the exit of Raidillon. "On my way home now with a sore ankle but will be ready for Monza", Magnussen said on Twitter with two "thumbs-up" signs. "I'm glad he's ok". Renault are eyeing their second points-scoring finish of the campaign at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix after the team claimed their best result of the year in qualifying on Saturday. Read More

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Blue Jays pound Twins 15-8

Kepler and Minnesota centre-fielder Eddie Rosario couldn't even pick up the ball before Upton crossed home, giving Toronto its first lead of the game. The flamboyant pitcher has a (1-1, 2.63 ERA, 1.024 WHIP, 4.6 K/9) career record when facing the Twins. "(The clubhouse is) a little down. "At the same time, we have to come tomorrow, erase this game today and then play hard", Santana said. Read More

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Mariners activate Paxton off DL to start; LeBlanc cut

Mariners activate Paxton off DL to start; LeBlanc cut

Hernandez had what he described as a "scary" moment before the third inning. "Everything went black. I couldn't feel my legs and I was a little dizzy", Hernandez said. "You're hoping he hangs something", Lind said of Sale, "or leaves something in the middle of the plate". Seattle sent right-hander Tony Zych to Triple-A Tacoma before the game and added infielder Mike Freeman with Seager (bruised foot) sitting out a second straight game. Read More

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U.S. swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

U.S. swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

According to the police statement, Lochte would be duly informed about the legal process and whether he will be required to appear in a Brazilian court. They were later allowed to leave Brazil, as was Feigen, who also was questioned. The swimmers initially claimed that their taxi had been stopped by armed men posing as policemen who then demanded money. Read More

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Teacher who canceled homework hailed as a national hero

Teacher who canceled homework hailed as a national hero

In a letter to class parents which became an internet sensation on Facebook she wrote that there will be no assigned homework this year. Young encouraged parents to spend their evenings doing what she says has proven to correlate with education success - eat dinner as a family, read together, have the children play outside and get students to bed early. Read More

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Naming Rights Announced for new LAFC Stadium

Naming Rights Announced for new LAFC Stadium

LAFC co-owners Will Ferrell and Magic Johnson certainly provided the star power for the ownership group, with Ferrell memorably promising the team will go undefeated in its inaugural season in 2018 or "you can come up and tackle me in the parking lot, ok?" "On behalf of LA 2024, we are thrilled to welcome the newest addition to LA's already existing abundance of world-class sports venues", Los Angeles 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman said. Read More

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Newcastle United man set for loan move away

Newcastle United man set for loan move away

Ajax have apparently already lined up a replacement for the Netherlands worldwide, with Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul said to be their target. The Dutch giants are on the verge of losing Jasper Cillessen to Barcelona in the final stretch of the transfer window, and have identified Krul as the man to take up the mantle from the Netherlands number one. Read More

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Chargers publicly complain about 1st-rounder Joey Bosa's holdout

Chargers publicly complain about 1st-rounder Joey Bosa's holdout

The Chargers were compelled to create a deadline for Bosa to sign this week because the team is running out of practice time to get him ready for the regular season. Joey's ability to contribute for an entire rookie season has now been jeopardized by the valuable time he has missed with his coaches and teammates. In the Chargers' two preseason games this month, Square had two sacks to lead the teams and also recorded three tackles for loss. Read More

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Denver Broncos' Quarterback Battle Takes a Turn

After the pick, Kubiak pulled Siemian in on the sideline, wrapped his arm around his waist and offered a few words and a pat on the back. After watching four offensive lineman and a combined 43 starts leave in free agency, the Broncos brought in former Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung, on one of the stranger deals the National Football League has ever seen, and ex-Chiefs tackle Donald Stephenson to help shore up a group that gave up 39 sacks last season and struggled to protect Manning ... Read More

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Obama Tweets Congratulations to Team USA as Rio Olympics Close

Biles won gold in the team, all-around , vault and floor exercise events. If you enjoyed this story, read about The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team or Simone Biles getting a kiss from Zac Efron. On Sunday, American wrestler Kyle Snyder, 20, won gold to become the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in USA history. The AAP said the athletes were allowed inside the venue but were not sitting in the right section. Read More

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West Ham begin new era with win after late Michail Antonio goal

The breakthrough in part stemmed from the space created by the dismissal of Bournemouth's influential midfielder Harry Arter seven minutes earlier for a second bookable offence after bringing down Cheikhou Kouyate. West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has admitted that Andy Carroll's frequent injuries have made it impossible to rely on the striker, who looks set to miss at least a month of action after picking up yet another knock last week. Read More

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1 last time: Phelps and Lochte duke it out in Olympic pool

1 last time: Phelps and Lochte duke it out in Olympic pool

The two US swimmers have roomed together in Rio and have matched up in the pool a number of times. Michael looked thrilled after the race, holding up four fingers to represent his fourth gold in a row in this competition. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have now combined for 39 Olympic medals. With one egg left in his basket, another 200 IM showdown against Phelps . Read More

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Lutalo Muhammad into gold medal match in men's -80kg category

Lutalo Muhammad into gold medal match in men's -80kg category

Leading 6-4 against Cheick Sallah Cisse of the Ivory Coast, Muhammad was caught by a reverse turning kick. "I wanted to put on a show for those who have supported me and win that gold medal, but I just feel I've let everyone down". "I do not know where it came from, I want to thank God", Cisse said, before praising his new-found supporters. The women's under 67kg final is between France's Haby Niare and Korean Oh Hy-eri. Read More

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Rio 2016: Spain edge Australia in thriller to claim bronze

A two-time Olympian, Rodriguez, who recently signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, dropped both free throws to make it 89-88. A poor performance by the Boomers in their semi-final loss to Serbia has left their claims of being the best team to represent the nation at an Olympic Games at the mercy of a tough clash with Spain and their on-court leader, Pau Gasol. Read More

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Alabama ranked No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25

Alabama ranked No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25

Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma (four first-place votes), Florida State (five first-place votes) and LSU, which has one first-place vote. After Stanford , Tennessee was No. Ohio State plays at Oklahoma on September 17. Oklahoma State 22. North Carolina 23. LSU rounds out the top five, which is otherwise unchanged from that of the Amway Coaches Poll . Read More

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Athletics - Cheruiyot's 16-year-wait ends and she takes to the marathon

Ahead of the race, all eyes were on Ayana, who last week shaved 14 seconds off the 10,000m world record in one of the greatest ever long-distance races. Then I told Vivian lets go with two laps remaining and that's when I knew unless one of us died on the track, 1-2 was ours for the taking. Still hurting from losing the 10,000m gold medal to Ayana seven days ago, Cheruiyot's victory proved to be the ideal tonic for that heartbreaking of defeat. Read More

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Astra Giurgiu v West Ham Europa League

Astra Giurgiu v West Ham Europa League

The Ghana global lasted just 35 minutes on the pitch and will miss the European clash against the Romanians. In the Romanian Liga I, Astra now lie ninth after four games played, with last weekend's 3-1 win over ACS Poli Timisoara marking their first win of the campaign. Read More

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