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Usain Bolt's mid-race smile celebrated by meme makers

The world's fastest man electrified Rio by winning a third consecutive gold in the 100m, the first leg of his bid for an fantastic " triple triple ". "Usain Bolt will be retiring soon, but this could be the next star of the sport", Johnson said dur...

Simone Manuel wins USA's 1000th Olympic gold

That dream began one day at swimming clinic when Simone was about 9 or 10 years old, her mother remembered. The relay win was the 23rd U.S. gold of the Rio Games and, according to the U.S. Here's a youthful (Sir) Bradley Wiggins doing it with his c...

Manchester City plane evacuated in fire scare ahead of Champions League trip

Raheem Sterling won an early penalty for City, just as he did in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory at home to Sunderland, when he was clattered by Muniru Sulley inside the area. City have travelled without Yaya Touré and Jason Denayer with th...

Robert Downey Jr. Looking to Reboot 'Perry Mason' for HBO

The original Perry Mason was a legal drama that was broadcast on CBS from 1957 to 1962. Read the article in full here. True Detective may be in flux at HBO, but creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto has another project brewing with the network, and h...

Flash flood threat continues with t-storms possible

Harris County Flood Control District spokeswoman Kim Jackson said some areas of northwest Harris County saw more than 10 inches of rain over the weekend, with some breaks in the weather on Monday. Obviously if roads are closed you should not drive pa...

Points for Guardiola, pain for Ranieri as EPL season starts

The centre back called his team together after helping guide the crisis club to a deserved win that came even with caretaker manager Mike Phelan declining to make a single substitute due to his threadbare squad. "The match was decided on this because...

GB's female cyclists on course for more medals

The 24-year-old dominated the six-race event from start to finish to retain the title she won at London 2012, picking up her fourth Olympic gold medal in the process. The London 2012 bronze medallist came into the points race in fourth position ove...

Sweden beat favourites, Behringer saves Germany - News

Germany progressed to the semi-finals of the Olympic Games, after they recorded a 1-0 win over China in their quarterfinal tie. Sweden has now won two straight penalty shootouts. Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracan...

Jack Burnell rant: Olympic swimmer blasts race officials

The GB swimmer appeared to finish fifth in the race and just miss out on bronze, but it was then revealed that he had been disqualified. The whole thing was an absolute joke. "There was nobody either side of me and the guy pulls out a yellow card". ...

Don't Count On Fight-Filled Patriots-Bears Game, Chris Hogan Says

Mayer: Miller limited in return to practice - ChicagoBears.com - After missing almost two weeks with a concussion, Bears tight end Zach Miller returned to practice Saturday at Halas Hall on a limited basis. From a bears quarterback in who was tha...

Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

But what Abby D'Agostino did Tuesday during the women's 5,000 meter event required something more than muscle or skill. New Zealander Nikki Hamblin was stunned by Abbey D'Agostino's gesture during their 5000 metres heat in Rio. "She could hardly ...

Arsenal in injury crisis ahead of EPL opener

From pre-season it's become clear that they can both be caught out on their positioning on the pitch and against a fast paced Liverpool side this may cause a bit of trouble. The Arsenal manager was quoted in Wednesday's Daily Express after Wilsher...

His career over, Phelps looks forward to being full-time dad

Michael Phelps has vowed never to reveal the place where he keeps all of his Olympic medals. "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 fr...

Women's gymnastics vault final wraps up

We couldn't be prouder of Simone [Biles] and the women's team after all of their incredible achievements here in Rio representing Team USA. United States Olympic Committee head, Scott Blackmun, said: "One thousand gold medals is a remarkable achiev...

Late German goal stuns Black Sticks 3-2

The result also means Australia will head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having not won a Games medal since their gold at Sydney in 2000. After half-time, Valentin Verga perfectly met Jeroen Hertzberger's cross for 3-0, then Mink van der Weerden, whose...

Mo Farah wins 10000m despite mid-race fall

Tenui's valiant effort was rewarded with a silver medal, with Tola taking the bronze medal. "When I went down, I thought, 'Oh my God, that is it". That is why I was quite emotional at the end because it nearly went. "I thought I had it, but he took...

Alex Rodriguez says he won't play for any team this season

The loss dropped Sox left-hander Chris Sale's record to 0-4 since July 2. "We're putting our list together of options and he's an available player, so he'll be on that list and we'll see where it goes", said Hill of Rodriguez, who was released b...

Golden finale: Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold with relay win

Australia claimed bronze, but the memory of sharing the pool with Phelps in his final race could last longer than the glow of their relay gongs. I don't want to miss a thing. With five golds and a silver in Rio, Phelps has looked remarkably sharp whi...

Bethesda challenges Peter Jackson to make an Elder Scrolls film

A new Elder Scrolls is a safe bet considering they've been alternating between the two massively popular RPG franchises for years now. Despite Fallout 4 coming out previous year and with the upcoming Skyrim: Remastered Edition, it seems like fans...

Mourinho wants Manchester United fans to love Fellaini

Quite naturally, the boss was happy with his man. " With Fellaini I always have the feeling that he was not loved by the general Red people ", Mourinho said . Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has great belief in Memphis Depay following his mixed ...

Sports Direct to pay Derbyshire workers £1m

The back pay will cover all dates since May 2012, some workers are expected to receive up to one thousand pounds. "Deep-seated problems still remain regarding the use of agency workers with the behaviour of both Transline and The Best Connection ...

Blues legend tips Conte for Chelsea success after advise from MLS teammate

Conte, in his first season with Chelsea , new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp must have been prominent in Mourinho's thoughts when he made the jibe. "Diego is a forward", said Conte, laying...

Ledecky finishes with a flourish, gold

Carlin knows silver was the best she could ever get against Ledecky, who also beat her in the 400m and whose 800m time of eight minutes 4.79 seconds nearly knocked two seconds off her own world record. Four years later, Ledecky raced in three indiv...

Sydney flashback: Kerri Walsh Jennings to face former indoor opponent on sand

The American duo topped Australian pair Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy, 21-14, 21-16, to move on to the semifinals. Beach volleyball has always been ruled by the American, who along with Misty May-Treanir, formed the greatest duo the sport has ...

Controversy finds Aroldis Chapman, Cubs again in Chicago

Chapman wasn't convicted of a crime following the incident, but he was suspended for 30 games at the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. The Chicago Cubs promised a "strong response" to their stadium DJ playing a shockingly inappropria...

Cam Newton: Criticism of me isn't about racism

Cam Newton's views on race don't surprise me. It's not. Like, we're beyond that. McCrory's controversial House Bill 2, which eliminated anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, has brought scrutiny to North ...

Olympics Rio 2016: Mark Cavendish takes silver in omnium, Elia Viviani wins

Defending champion Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen made a huge comeback to finish in third. A dramatic collision involving Cavendish and Sanghoon Park, Glenn O'Shea and Viviani saw the race neutralised with 99 laps remaining. Points are awarded depen...

Medals awarded in women's balance beam

The judges pondered over her score for several minutes and when it was confirmed, Biles rolled her eyes skywards as the mark was nearly a point lower than her qualifying effort of 15.633. Biles will get another shot at gold on Tuesday in the floor ex...

Triple triumph: Usain Bolt wins gold in Rio

Merritt got up on James's shoulder as they entered the second bend level with Van Niekerk, but the key part of the race came between 250m and 300m when Van Niekerk started to gain ground and entered the home straight just in front of his two rivals.

Lucroy and Jeffress traded to Rangers

If the Tigers were to acquire Lucroy , they'd option James McCann to the minor leagues for the remainder of the season and head into next season with Lucroy as the starter and McCann the backup giving him (i.e. He was a part of the deal that broug...

West Ham Sign Andre Ayew For £20.5m

The Ghana global won the BBC African Player of the Year in 2011 and signs a four-year deal to become West Ham's record signing. A late Simone Zaza victor saw Juventus past West Ham United, as Gonzalo Higuain made his debut. Andy Carroll insists tha...

Simone Manuel laments police brutality after historic Olympic win

She took two seconds off her previous world record set earlier this year. Nesty won gold in the 100m butterfly for Suriname at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. NBC didn't air Manuel's medal ceremony until an hour after it happened. Manuel grew up in Tex...

What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

The victor of six gold medals at Athens 2004, eight at Beijing 2008 and four at London 2012 was unable to select any particular highlight. "Thank you everyone for coming". " A lot of this is because of Michael", Schooling said after his victory. "...

Usain Bolt wins his final 100m Olympic gold medal

Gatlin, who had been booed by the Rio crowd as he was introduced, crossed in 9.89sec with De Grasse just behind in 9.91. Bolt, who wrapped up the Olympic sprint treble in Beijing and London, has signalled his intentions to retire after the 2017 Wor...

Leader of IS in Pakistan and Afghanistan killed in United States airstrike

Khan was known to participate in attacks against United States and coalition forces, with his leadership in ISIS resulting in terrorizing Afghans in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. He added that the branch that Khan led was using the Nangarhar...

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