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Author: 0 Ranieri: The big six want to kill Leicester

England worldwide, Jamie Vardy, who grabbed a 24-goal haul in the EPL last season, continued his scoring form when he stepped in at the 52nd minute to secure an equaliser for the Foxes after a howler by Fellaini. The only one I can compare it to is Milan". I have one more player [to bring on] and I have to pick the smallest one [to come off]. Another of United's new signings, Eric Bailly, made an encouraging start, although he was regularly tested by Vardy.

Author: 0 Mourinho: United Community Shield triumph down to LVG

Jesse Lingard, who scored the final goal of the Louis van Gaal era with the victor in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace , put United ahead before half-time when he ran 40 yards and beat four men to slot home. Determined to shore up United's sometimes error-prone defence, Mourinho turned to Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly , a £30 million signing from Villarreal, and the 22-year-old made a good first impression against Leicester's rugged forwards.

Sports Stray bullet finds its way into Rio media tent at equestrian center
Author: 0 Stray bullet finds its way into Rio media tent at equestrian center

The bullet, identified as a 5.56 milimetre assault rifle round, pierced the plastic roof of the tent before landing close to the area set up to hold athlete press conferences. "The bullet came from outside and technical experts from the local police are investigating all relevant traces like distance and direction and the type of the bullet", Andrada said.

Author: 0 Bad crash mars women's cycling race

Van Vleuten's compatriot Anna van der Breggen won the women's race. The crash came on the same hill that saw carnage in Saturday's men's road race, as Italian Vincenzo Nibali and Sergio Henao of Colombia both hit the deck in nearly exactly the same spot, when they too were leading.

Sports Ward easily outpoints Brand to set up fight with Kovalev
Author: 0 Ward easily outpoints Brand to set up fight with Kovalev

The undercard is a junior welterweight bout between Maurice Hooker (20-0-2, 15 KOs) and Ty Barnett (23-4-1, 15 KOs). "It's a privilege to fight one of the best, if not the best", Brand said. "We knew this guy was going to be really, really hard to knock out". The 2004 Olympic gold medalist also reiterated that he would like to take a fight in the heavyweight division before retiring.

Sports Rio 2016: Former Olympic shooter Randhir Singh defends Jitu Rai
Author: 0 Rio 2016: Former Olympic shooter Randhir Singh defends Jitu Rai

The Gold in the event was won by Vietnam's Xuan Vinh Hong while Brazil's Felipe Alameda Wu won Silver and Pang settled for Bronze. The men's hockey team got their Olympic campaign off to a winning start, albeit a strenuous one, with a 3-2 win over Ireland in the Group B fixture at Rio on Saturday.

Author: 0 Indian women's archery team crash out of quarter-finals

Her efforts, however, went in vain as teammates Laxmirani Manjhi and Deepika Kumari were a tad too inconsistent. In the fourth set, India fought back dramatically in the second half after conceding a three-point lead off the first three arrows.

Author: 0 Guide to watching without a TV

The easiest way to stream the Olympics is through NBC's website or the NBC Sports app (which is free on iOS , Apple TV Android , Roku , Xbox and Windows devices). Many of those feature illegal live streaming, phishing, illegal or fake ticket sales, and more. Facebook and Instagram will also be running a " social command center " (exaggerated eye roll) with NBC Olympics and will also offer behind-the-scenes stuff on Facebook Live, and will also host NBC commentators on both platforms.

Sports Froome to take chances in Rio road race lottery
Author: 0 Froome to take chances in Rio road race lottery

Greg van Avermaet of Belgium won gold in the Olympic road race as Britain's chances finished in the gutter. Controversy surrounded Froome and Team Sky after they released power data relating to one of the key climbs in this year's race.

Author: 0 Miller joins Indians, ready to contribute in any role

However, that trade was stopped by Lucroy, who refused to waive his no-trade clause. "When it comes to getting the final outs of a game, I feel he's going to be as good as anybody", Miller said at Tropicana Field, just a few hours after being traded to the Cleveland Indians for four prospects.

Author: 0 Andy Murray Named Team GB Olympic Flag Bearer

He has done so much for Great Britain, he has won gold and silver in London , he has won [the] Davis Cup . At one stage Murray appeared in danger of spearing Princess Anne in the face. "I'm going to give it a go". Djokovic told reporters he was looking forward to the "experience of a lifetime" at the Athletes' Village in Rio's west.

Author: 0 Russia to appeal blanket ban on weightlifters for Olympics

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday he expected 266 athletes to compete. Neither swimmer has ever served a ban for a positive test, and both have repeatedly said they are clean athletes. " The [Russian Weightlifting] Federation will do everything in its power to rehabilitate us, but it is impossible to do it before the Olympics; there is no time to do anything ", Russian weightlifter Aleksey Lovchev told RT, commenting on the IWF decision.

Author: 0 New York Jets sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to 1-year deal

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed the report. It was reported almost two months ago that Fitzpatrick was willing to sign a one-year deal , but the Jets did not seem pleased about having to give him $12 million guaranteed. Fitzpatrick officially signed his new contract about 10 minutes before practice began. As the contract situation with Fitzpatrick dragged on this offseason, Smith moved closer to being the starter again.

Sports Rio 2016 French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break
Author: 0 Rio 2016 French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break

French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a gruesome leg break after he landed awkwardly while performing during the qualifications for the men's vault Saturday afternoon. Samir's injury was one of two serious injuries in the afternoon session. The 26-year-old had also competed in the World Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Glasgow last season before earning his place on his country's Olympic team.

Sports Dubious Olympic Record: More Than 110 Russian Athletes Barred From Rio
Author: 0 Dubious Olympic Record: More Than 110 Russian Athletes Barred From Rio

That number could still grow, though, as several Russian athletes have appealed against their exclusion from the assessment process because of previous doping convictions. The world anti-doping agency has accused Russia of running a state-sponsored doping programme, which led to dozens of Russian athletes being banned from the Olympics, including the entire track-and-field team.

Author: 0 Boston's Hanley Ramirez out with sprained left wrist

Ouch. Pete Abraham, who covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe, helpfully tweeted a picture of the stairs so we could see exactly what Hanley tripped over. Drew Storen relieved Iwakuma in the top of the eighth inning and proceeded to look as uninspiring as a Guy Fieri creation made only using leftovers.

Author: 0 Ajinkya Rahane's overseas domination continues, slams 5th ton outside India

The final session on day three of the second Test was washed off due to rain after Ajinkya Rahane helped India gain a first innings lead of 304 runs and pile more pressure on the struggling West Indies unit. Their sixth-wicket partnership was worth 98 runs and further solidified India's already dominant position in the match, even though they were again kept to a pedestrian scoring rate with only 67 runs added in the two hours of play in the morning session.

Author: 0 IOC members reject 'nuclear option', bash anti-doping agency

Former skeleton bobsledder Pengilly followed later, criticising the International Olympic Committee decision to exclude doping cheat turned whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, despite her having made the initial allegations which led to WADA launching a series of independent investigations.

Author: 0 USOC leader defends stance on Russian doping

The IOC opted not to ban all Russian athletes after the wake of an alleged nation-backed doping scandal that rocked the sporting world. "That process is now complete and confirmation has been received from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Review Panel that the following 11 Russian boxers are eligible to compete at Rio 2016".

Author: 0 Indians acquire Andrew Miller from Yankees

Lucroy vetoed the trade the Brewers were about to make with the Indians . Maybe they even have a chance to bring a title to Cleveland. Cleveland, which leads the AL Central, has been looking for a catcher since Yan Gomes separated his shoulder in July.

Author: 0 Westbrook, Thunder near 3-year extension

Rumors claim that the Denver Nuggets are willing to trade power forward Kenneth Faried and point guard Emmanuel Mudiay for Westbrook. Westbrook is a triple-double threat every night, averaging 23.5 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game with the Thunder in 2015-16.

Sports Analyst Rating Update on Papa JohnS International (PZZA)
Author: 0 Analyst Rating Update on Papa JohnS International (PZZA)

Brokerages polled by Zacks have an average growth target of 15.5 on Papa John'S International, Inc. "We attribute the solid North American same-store sales showing in Q2 to multiple factors, including: (1) product quality, (2) operational execution, (3) effective marketing, (4) the Papa Rewards loyalty program, and (5) the continuing benefits from the ongoing transition in which pizza-loving consumers increasingly order pizza delivery via digital means (as opposed to telephone ordering)", ...

Sports Papa John's boosts 2016 forecast, sending shares up 5 percent
Author: 0 Papa John's boosts 2016 forecast, sending shares up 5 percent

Analyst's mean target price for Papa John's International Inc. 01/08/2015 - Papa John's International Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. The high end estimate for this time frame is $2.57 with the low being $2.52. The company has a market cap of $2.85 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.45. "We are pleased with our strong second-quarter results, with good comp sales leading to another quarter of excellent earnings growth ", said Papa John's ...

Author: 0 Phelps To Carry United States Flag During Olympic Opening

The newly open Phelps is likely to be one of the most in-demand athletes at the Olympic Village for chats and pictures, and it is something which is he now looking to embrace. But Delle Donne, who may be be coming off the bench for the Americans, has a long resume with USA Basketball dating back to high school. They went 5-0 on their exhibition tour, averaging 102.8 point and overwhelming their opponents by 43 per game.

Author: 0 USA beats New Zealand 2-0 in its first match at Olympics

The United States Women's National Team has been in good form and is 14-1-0 so far this year. Unlike the men's tournament, which requires teams to field under-23 squads, women's Olympic soccer brings together the best players in the world.

Sports Tim Kaine accepts Democratic nomination for vice president
Author: 0 Tim Kaine accepts Democratic nomination for vice president

Kaine tells the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that he formally accepts the party's nomination on behalf of his wife, Anne, "and every strong woman in this country", their three children and everyone in the military. "Hillary Clinton is listo", Kaine said. " Hey Donald , what are you hiding?", Kaine added, referencing Trump's refusal to release his complete tax returns.

Sports Kansas City Chiefs give Nick Foles one-year deal with team option
Author: 0 Kansas City Chiefs give Nick Foles one-year deal with team option

Foles played for Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles has upside the Chiefs could utilize in the future if the team choose to extend him past this season. Behind them is undrafted free agent Joel Stave out of Wisconsin. McCown, meanwhile, is going into his 14th season. Dallas could also reach out to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about their backup, Mike Glennon.

Sports Belgium Announce New Manager
Author: 0 Belgium Announce New Manager

Martinez's first competitive fixture in charge of the immensely-talented team will take place on 6 September when Belgium are in Cyprus for a World Cup qualifier. It's Martínez's first foray into global management, having managed club sides Swansea, Wigan and Everton . Swapping club football for the worldwide game is a highly unusual move, particularly when Martinez still has so much currency in England.

Sports Red Sox to call up top prospect Benintendi
Author: 0 Red Sox to call up top prospect Benintendi

His stock has continued to rise in a meteoric fashion, as he ranked no lower than 11th in midseason top prospect lists from MLB.com, Baseball America , Baseball Prospectus , and ESPN.com's Keith Law. Don't be surprised if Benintendi's making headlines this October. Diaz was actually warming up in the ninth inning when Cishek gave up the home run .

Sports A look at Brazil as it gears up for Rio Olympic 2016
Author: 0 A look at Brazil as it gears up for Rio Olympic 2016

By using the Microsoft Azure, NBC Olympics will be able to provide live and on-demand multiplatform streaming coverage to a variety of connected devices, including connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and PCs. The argument could be made that the International Olympic Committee should have considered moving or postponing it, given the problems that began emerging months ago, he said.

Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Olympics

Wawrinka , 31, joins four other top 10 players, including Federer , as Rio withdrawals. Roger Federer , Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem have also withdrawn. The statement does not say where Wawrinka is injured. The draw for tennis in Rio is on Thursday. Stan Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open and the 2015 French Open.

Author: 0 Man United's Rashford aims to learn from team-mate Ibrahimovic

It is expected that United pay a world-record transfer fee of around £100m for Pogba, who left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012. Manchester United have fared quite well in this summer's transfer window - especially if you compare this summer's transfer activity to that of recent years.

Sports Abusing codeine, Rolando McClain return to Cowboys 'almost impossible'
Author: 0 Abusing codeine, Rolando McClain return to Cowboys 'almost impossible'

Per the collective bargaining agreement, the players are subject to fines of $40,000 each day they are absent. That's likely why the Cowboys officially are mum on McClain. He did not show up for the organized team activities. According to the league's policy, "a player who fails to cooperate with testing, treatment, evaluation or other requirements imposed on him by this policy or fails to comply with his treatment plan, both as determined by the medical director; or who has a positive test ...