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Sports Green Bay Packers hit ground running for training camp
Author: 0 Green Bay Packers hit ground running for training camp

One of the most lopsided losses of the Chip Kelly era was a 53-20 blowout at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, but it was something quarterback Aaron Rodgers did during the game that seemed to rankle the Eagles. The Packers hope to find a better groove in the passing game this season, something that Rodgers will obviously have a big hand in as the year unfolds.

Sports Bolt makes a come back from injury, Harrison betters hurdles record
Author: 0 Bolt makes a come back from injury, Harrison betters hurdles record

Harrison has not been selected for the US Olympic team but she showed the selectors what they will be missing by lowering the 100m hurdles world record. Instead, Harrison will have to settle for her record-breaking night at the London Diamond League meet being her crowning moment of the summer. Scottish runner Laura Muir produced a gutsy, determined run in the women's 1500m.

Author: 0 Tennis stars Raonic, Halep withdraw from Olympics, cite Zika

Raonic, who was defeated by Andy Murray in Sunday's Wimbledon final, further expressed that he hoped his decision wouldn't impact the decision of other athletes heading to the Games. The event at the Games is scheduled to be held from August 6-14 at the Olympic Tennis Centre. Earlier Friday, Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal was included on the tennis entry list after appealing to the ITF.

Author: 0 Five-time champ Duncan retires after 19 glorious seasons

Where he fits inside that group is up for debate, but he will be one of the first picks for starting power forward on any all-time team. Duncan and Popovich won more games together than any player-coach combination in National Basketball Association history.

Author: 0 Bruce hits 3-run HR, Reds beat fading Diamondbacks 6-1

Joey Votto walked and the Reds tried a double steal, but Hamilton got caught between third and home before successfully avoiding a tag while scrambling back to third. Bruce wasn't made available to talk to reporters after the game. The Diamondbacks were held to four hits in losing their fourth straight game and 17th in the last 21 contests.

Sports Henrik Stenson Wins British Open Golf in Record Fashion
Author: 0 Henrik Stenson Wins British Open Golf in Record Fashion

Nobody could touch Mickelson or Stenson at the top, with the next best score coming from JB Holmes on -6. Meanwhile, the 49-year-old American Steve Stricker finished fourth. For those who witnessed it live or via television, it was a rare moment that will be talked about forever in the game of golf. "But I'm very happy".

Sports $60M funnelled to battling Zika virus
Author: 0 $60M funnelled to battling Zika virus

The department is also trapping mosquitoes and testing them for the Zika virus. According to NBC News , Florida is 1 of 26 states where Aedes mosquitoes have been detected. As of July 15th, 2,000 pregnant women in NYC have been tested for Zika, and 41 have gotten positive test results. One of the confirmed cases in Polk County originated through sexual contact, the state of Florida reported.

Sports Raonic confident in his armoury ahead of Murray final clash
Author: 0 Raonic confident in his armoury ahead of Murray final clash

I've been quite positive. But if, for once, the dice seem to have rolled nicely for Murray , with his big rivals taken out by other players, there is no doubt Raonic poses a big threat. That's what Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer thought after just missing out on a chance to win the world's most prestigious tennis tournament for an eighth time .

Author: 0 Auto racing: Gordon ready to go at Indy

But if NASCAR's most popular driver misses more time, Gordon appears to be ready and willing to keep racing. "Of any track that I can think of, heat or no heat, and come and do a good job for this team, it's right here in Indianapolis", Gordon said.

Author: 0 Will the entire Russian Olympic team be banned from Rio?

While Makhov vehemently supports clean sports, he believes WADA's suggested country-wide ban is part of a political witch hunt against Russian Federation. Pound felt the clean athletes in Russia would suffer as the systemic state-sponsored doping in the country would make it very hard to determine whether any Russian athlete was clean.

Sports Tour de France: Chris Froome wins stage 18 to consolidate overall lead
Author: 0 Tour de France: Chris Froome wins stage 18 to consolidate overall lead

But Froome also saw his hopes of emulating Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour-Olympic time trial double boosted. The road bike was a stronger option for the initial steep climb but thereafter a time-trial bike offered an advantage. But for losing 1:45 due to a puncture late on the second stage, Porte would be second already. A crash like that could have gone either way and I'm grateful that nothing is injured.

Author: 0 Toure to complete Celtic move today

Speaking ahead of the game, Toure told reporters: "I'm looking forward to playing in front of the Celtic fans and I'm really excited about it". Toure is a free agent following his release by Liverpool at the end of last season and he is set to be reunited with the man who signed him for the Reds in the shape of Rodgers.

Sports Durant, Cousins shine for Team USA in win over Argentina
Author: 0 Durant, Cousins shine for Team USA in win over Argentina

There has been press reports that one of the US's top female basketball players, Candace Parker (above), has been left out of the USA women's team exclusively because use has an Adidas shoe deal. For the United States, not only is the entire team made up of National Basketball Association players, but they are the best of the best. A weakened USA basketball team believes it's still the strongest one in the Olympics.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus recalls British Open duel with Tom Watson 39 years ago

In 1977 at Turnberry, Watson was a 12-under-268. After 36 holes, both Nicklaus and Watson were one shot off the lead. But Stenson recorded the 29th 63 in Major championship history on Sunday, in the final pairing. Even so, he made 10 birdies amid relentless pressure of trying to win his first major. Steve Stricker (69) of the USA was in fourth place on 279, one in front of Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy , Tyrrell Hatton of England and Spaniard Sergio Garcia.

Author: 0 Liverpool complete €30m move for Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum

The Holland global has signed a five-year contract, Press Association Sport understands, and Liverpool will pay an initial £23million with a further £2million in conditional add-ons. Manager Jurgen Klopp feels Manninger's experience and character will be a good influence for the squad, given his lengthy career. With Tottenham's pre-season program entering its third week, Pritchard will get a chance to prove that he still has the potential to be one of Spurs' best players from their academy ...

Sports Kyrie Irving, Team USA open exhibition play against Argentina Friday night
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving, Team USA open exhibition play against Argentina Friday night

A total of nine exhibition game will be simulcast on Facebook Live, with one women's game included. The broadcast you'll find on Facebook is the same broadcast you'll find through NBA TV. Facebook hasn't been as active in live streaming major events with the exception of some of the Republican National Convention, thanks to a deal with ABC.

Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

I'm sure the slap on the wrist will, though Green has said he will not change his ways in the future, make him think twice about his public persona while he is in the National Basketball Association spotlight. Unfortunately for Green the entire incident was witnessed by the police. Green admitted "everybody's concerned" on Monday, but did not elaborate. Police told ESPN that the arrest stemmed from an altercation between Green and another man at an East Lansing restaurant.

Author: 0 Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2016 Panel Live Blog

Aside from announcing the Game of Thrones season 7 air date, an HBO rep also explained why the team made a decision to shorten the next two seasons to just less than eight episodes each. Shorter episodes suggest that telling the battle does not require longer episodes as in previous seasons, and the overall story of " Game of Thrones " is ready to end.

Author: 0 45 athletes test positive after reanalysis of 2008, 2012 Games samples

The International Olympic Committe (IOC) has so far re-tested 1,243 samples from Beijing and London - targeting athletes still competing and aiming to be at the Rio Games which start on August 5. The 30 positive results came from eight countries and four sports. Bach and the IOC's executive board will meet Sunday to discuss the CAS ruling and decide what sanctions to impose on the remainder of the Russian Olympic association and its athletes.

Author: 0 Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in surprising return

They want it to say "Dale Earnhardt Jr.", which is consistent with the name across the windshield and above the door. It will mark Gordon's 798th career Sprint Cup start in a career that he believed would come to an end past year at least in a full-time capacity.

Author: 0 JJ Watt could need 10 weeks to recover from back surgery

Watt will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list and the timeline for his recovery is unclear, making him doubtful for Houston's Week One game against the Chicago Bears on September 11. The 27-year-old has recorded 74.5 sacks and 15 force fumbles in his 5 seasons in the league. Since entering the league in 2011, he has won three Defensive Player of the Year awards (including in each of the past two seasons) and is a four-time first-team All-Pro.

Sports Colts DL Jones gets 4-game ban for PEDs
Author: 0 Colts DL Jones gets 4-game ban for PEDs

While it's unclear whether or not Jones would have made the roster or even remained healthy through the season, the Colts need all of the help that they can get on defense - so his suspension certainly does not help very much. Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) is carted off the field during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Author: 0 Liverpool sign veteran goalkeeper Manninger

Borussia Dortmund have secured the signing of German global Andre Schurrle, following their capture of Mario Gotze. The Austrian flew to the United States with the rest of the Reds squad on Thursday as they prepare for a pre-season tour, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the 39-year-old is expected to be confirmed as a Reds player shortly.

Author: 0 Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

And with Bill Haas five shots behind fellow American Mickelson and England's Andrew Johnston another shot back, it was hard to see the victor of the Claret Jug coming from anywhere other than the final group. That's when Stenson put his stamp on it. That left him at 12 under par for the championship and allowed him to leapfrog Phil Mickelson , whose round of 70 left him at 11-under, at the top of the leaderboard ahead of the finale.

Sports Julen Lopetegui appointed new Spain coach
Author: 0 Julen Lopetegui appointed new Spain coach

Meanwhile, Del Bosque has backed Lopetegui to get the team on track to challenge at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and beyond. Lopetegui said at his presentation that he won't immediately overhaul a squad that has lost its dominant edge. "We will take advantage of all that Spanish football has done right for many years, we are not going to waste that". We are very proud of the past but we are looking at the present and the future.

Sports Authorities: Kansas officer's shooting death not an ambush
Author: 0 Authorities: Kansas officer's shooting death not an ambush

She made the remarks while other Kansas officials expressed condolences for Tuesday's fatal shooting of Kansas City, Kan. police Capt. Robert Melton. Simple, 18, had arrived there hours earlier and faces counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon.

Sports Gordon returning to Brickyard as Earnhardt recovers
Author: 0 Gordon returning to Brickyard as Earnhardt recovers

Replacing Earnhardt Jr. will be 4-time champion Jeff Gordon who will be coming out of retirement months after his final race in the #24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports . “Our focus is giving Dale all the time he needs to recover, ” team owner Rick Hendrick said. He's a five-time victor at the Brickyard, which has struggled with sluggish ticket sales in the lead up to Sunday's race at a track that is just a short drive away from his childhood home in Pittsboro, Indiana.

Author: 0 Usain Bolt thinks Jose Mourinho will sign him

Shaw is excited to work with new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, predicting the club will be challenging for titles despite missing out on qualification for the Champions League past year. My leg feels great and I just want to push on in preseason and get fully fit". United have brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly so far this summer, with a central midfielder soon to swell the numbers further - increased competition that Shaw believes his team-mates ...

Sports The NBA has Pulled the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte
Author: 0 The NBA has Pulled the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

When Charlotte was awarded as the host for the NBA All-Star Game in 2017, there was immediate backlash. "They'd have to force me to take the All-Star Game", Jerry Reinsdorf said. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the Board of Governors received updates on the situation with House Bill 2, but did not vote on the issue. I think they all feel very strongly that this is a core principle of our league, and that where we choose to celebrate something like an All-Star Game, that those values ...

Author: 0 Miss., Ala. officials speak at GOP convention

McConnell warmed up to Trump on Tuesday mainly by contrasting him with Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSenator on Trump endorsement: "Don't worry about the words" Carson hammers at Clinton's record Coal country lawmaker takes bite out of Clinton MORE, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Sports Padres' Edwin Jackson has no-hitter vs Giants through 6
Author: 0 Padres' Edwin Jackson has no-hitter vs Giants through 6

Big leaguers will never admit to thinking that, but the Giants entered Petco Park with a 9-0 record against the Padres. And for the first time, the fearsome front end of their rotation toppled over. Cueto was not sharp but kept the Padres off the board until Kemp and Bethancourt went deep in the fourth. Cueto made it into the sixth, allowing a leadoff walk to Alex Dickerson and a single to Bethancourt before making way for George Kontos.