Sports Bills rookie LB Ragland needs knee surgery, may miss season
Author: 0 Bills rookie LB Ragland needs knee surgery, may miss season

Ragland was hurt during practice Friday while going after the ball carrier. The Bills' two top draft picks are now sidelined with injuries. The second-round pick was slated to start. This should give Buffalo a bit of breathing room as they prepare for the upcoming season and try to outdo their 8-8 record of the previous campaign. "I'm not real sure", Ryan said at the time.

Sports Rio 2016: Russian Federation banned from Rio Paralympics
Author: 0 Rio 2016: Russian Federation banned from Rio Paralympics

The entire Russian Federation team was banned from competing in the upcoming Paralympic Games on Sunday as punishment for the country running a doping operation that polluted sports by prioritizing "medals over morals". Craven said on Sunday he had "deep sympathy" for the competitors who will miss the Paralympics but that the decision was taken in the best interests of the Paralympic movement.

Author: 0 What to watch at the Rio Games on Wednesday

Later, at 11:55 p.m. the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final is held. United States of America looks strong in the women's 200 butterfly with SwimMac's Cammile Adams and UGA's Hali Flickinger tied for the second seed spot for semis. They've smashed opponents Senegal and Spain in their first two games. CNBC - Men's Rugby - Quarterfinals (LIVE); Women's Beach Volleyball - Bednarczuk/Seixas de Freitas (Brazil) vs.

Sports Rio 2016: Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova will not contest ban
Author: 0 Rio 2016: Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova will not contest ban

FINA excluded Efimova again by putting her among seven Russian swimmers banned from the Olympics after an investigation by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren for WADA found widespread state-backed doping in Russia. Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800m runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping and corruption in Russian athletics, has decided not to launch a final appeal against her ban from competing in the Rio Olympics.

Sports US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener
Author: 0 US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and Paul George 15 for the US, which is a heavy favorite to win a third straight gold. With the likes of LeBron James , Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and Chris Paul all electing not to compete, the US roster boasts such newcomers as Kyrie Irving , Klay Thompson , Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler.

Author: 0 #ReadySetRio: Hungary's Hosszu wins women's 100m backstroke gold

The Hungarian clocked 58.45 seconds to win the 100m backstroke - two days after winning the 400m individual medley in a world record time. Kylie Masse of Canada and China's Fu Yuanhui took bronze in 58.76. Hosszu will have plenty of chances to expand her collection of Olympic medals in Rio. The men's 100 meter backstroke is an event the United States has traditionally dominated, and entering Monday's final Americans had won gold in each of the five prior Olympic races.

Sports IOC clears 271 Russians for Rio Olympics
Author: 0 IOC clears 271 Russians for Rio Olympics

Bach has faced much criticism over the past few weeks due to his unpopular decision to not ban the entire Russian team over their recent doping scandal. CAS said the rule "does not respect the athletes' right of natural justice". Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7: Over 200 Russian athletes have been tested for doping at the Olympics here, the head of the Russian Olympic delegation, Igor Kazikov said on Saturday.

Sports Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark
Author: 0 Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

U.S. guard Diana Taurasi poses for a selfie with fans after her team's win over Spain . Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) led the way for the United States of America in the first quarter with eight points and a defensive presence that frustrated Spain's shooters.

Sports Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam exiting 'Saturday Night Live'
Author: 0 Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam exiting 'Saturday Night Live'

Featured player Jon Rudnitsky is also leaving, according to Deadline . "I honestly don't know what happened on the other side ..." "I was never given a reason why, really", Killam added about SNL not picking up his contract. As a result of the SNL firings, folks on Twitter and Instagram are reacting with shock at the fact that Saturday Night Live would let two of the show's most popular comedians go.

Sports We now know when Kevin Durant will get booed heavily in OKC
Author: 0 We now know when Kevin Durant will get booed heavily in OKC

If this offseason is any indication, those fans are going to be extremely angry, and Durant will get engulfed in jeers. Kevin Durant has always been regarded as a humble, approachable superstar who was content to avoid the bright lights in bigger cities and be the king of a middling market in Oklahoma City.

Sports Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener
Author: 0 Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez will start the first preseason game on Thursday, per Denver 7's Troy Renck, who was informed of the news by a "handful of Broncos players". Head coach Gary Kubiak said Saturday he was not ready to name a starter for the first preseason game against the Bears. Games are just fast. "We practice as fast as you can, but it's a lot faster out there".

Sports Great Britain's Ed Ling wins bronze medal in trap shooting
Author: 0 Great Britain's Ed Ling wins bronze medal in trap shooting

Dorset farmer's son Peter Wilson secured GB a gold in the last Olympics in the double trap shooting. He admitted his dad Steve, who is also his coach, will have been more distracted than normal from farming duties but Ling is ready to pitch straight in when he flies back home on Wednesday.

Sports Giants receiver Victor Cruz may miss preseason opener
Author: 0 Giants receiver Victor Cruz may miss preseason opener

Cruz rose to stardom with the Giants when they won their last Super Bowl-he caught the game's first TD pass-but has faded into irrelevance over the last two years, as injuries have kept him entirely off the field since October of 2014. I don't want to ignore something and have another major setback. I felt that change of direction, those cuts that feel like myself. "Just being smarter about things".

Sports Man United: Mourinho warns rivals - It's Zlatan time
Author: 0 Man United: Mourinho warns rivals - It's Zlatan time

On a day when the world record signing of Paul Pogba was all but confirmed and Manchester United lifted the Charity Shield in a 2-1 victory against Leicester City, it was a story about the "smallest player" on the pitch, Juan Mata which made headlines.

Sports Hamlin survives crash-fest at Watkins Glen
Author: 0 Hamlin survives crash-fest at Watkins Glen

Keselowski was sitting third behind Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr . going into Turn 7 when Truex went wide and re-entered the track slower than Keselowski. 34 Ford Fusion back on the track and finish 30 one lap down. The biggest drama of the afternoon was whether there would be a postrace contretemps between Keselowski and Truex, who rammed and sideswiped Keselowki's auto on the cool-down lap.

Sports Zidane calls up his son Luca for UEFA Super Cup clash
Author: 0 Zidane calls up his son Luca for UEFA Super Cup clash

Real Madrid will be without forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, midfielder Toni Kroos and defender Pepe for Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup encounter with Sevilla in Trondheim , Norway. The team also were involved in many off-season transactions, as they have traded half their starting eleven with new players. "We will make a decision about him later, until the 31st a lot can happen".

Author: 0 Ichiro Suzuki gets 3000th career hit in major leagues

DENVER (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki has gotten his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone. "But later, I found out that Paul Molitor is the only other person to do it with a triple, and I have a close relationship with him".

Sports Hidilyn Diaz becomes the Philippines' first female Olympic medal victor
Author: 0 Hidilyn Diaz becomes the Philippines' first female Olympic medal victor

The 25-year-old weightlifter from Zamboanga earned her ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning several events in the Asian Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 24 to 30 this year. Congratulations, Hidilyn, our first Olympic medalist from Mindanao. But she was upbeat, nearly confident that she would win a medal. At the 1998 Seoul Olympics, Arianne Cerdeña won the gold medal for the Philippines in bowling .

Sports Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow take bronze medal in Rio
Author: 0 Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow take bronze medal in Rio

Will Daley finally pick up Olympic gold this year? Just a back three and a half somersaults with pike was to come, with the Britons again diving last, would know exactly what they had to do. It's been a long journey for Daley from Beijing to Rio and plenty of water has passed under the platform. But Daley revealed he nearly turned his back on the sport after the London Games.

Sports Bethesda Showcases New Quake Champions and Prey Trailers at QuakeCon
Author: 0 Bethesda Showcases New Quake Champions and Prey Trailers at QuakeCon

Some reports also claim that the new Prey video game title from Bethesda will have a vibe similar to the BioShock series. "It doesn't fundamentally change the way you play the game", Willits explained in an interview after the event. One wonders if Quake Champions should follow the same path. Quake Champions doesn't yet have a release date, but Bethesda promises to launch a closed beta next year.

Author: 0 Bears look to control emotions, deal with Grasu ACL tear

Saturday was the team's annual Family Fest practice at Soldier Field that includes a live scrimmage. He landed pretty amusing. We'll go through numerous recent developments, leading into the preseason opener on Thursday. The bigger question now has to do with the strength of the Offensive Line in Chicago as the Questions now begin if it will be enough to protect Quarterback Jake Cutler for the upcoming season barring any further injuries.

Author: 0 Olympic schedule: When will your favorite athletes compete?

Netherlands, Noon); Men's Beach Volleyball . Tennis: Men's and women's singles and doubles first round will kick off at 9:45 a.m. Serena Williams will compete in both singles and doubles, when she'll be teamed up with her sister Venus Williams, who lost her opening single match Saturday, to face off against another tough pairing, Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová.

Author: 0 Police and protesters clash in Rio anti-Olympic showdown

Among the seed planters will be 10 refugee athletes who formed the first ever Refugee Olympic Team and compete under the Olympic flag after they fled respective conflict riven homes. Right till the end, when the green Olympic rings were revealed by mirror-hugging volunteers, the green theme carried on. The spotlight of the night was on the Russian team, which has been whittled down to 271 athletes from an initial 389 following doping allegations.

Author: 0 What caused the field conditions that forced the Hall of Fame to

We are very disappointed for our fans, but player safety is our primary concern, and as a result, we could not play an National Football League game on this field tonight. In a joint statement , the NFL and NFL Players Association said that while they were "disappointed for our fans", player safety "is our primary concern".

Author: 0 Orioles end 5-game skid, beat Jays in 12

Since he allowed six runs to the Orioles in his June 12 start, Sanchez has gone seven straight starts without allowing more than two runs. In Chicago, Leonys Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off new Chicago closer Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning, lifting Seattle past the Cubs.

Author: 0 What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

When Efimova waved a finger after her semifinal, King leaned back and gave her own version toward Efimova's face on a TV monitor. USA women's rugby sevens? As for Brazilian fans, they're getting exposed to sports other than their beloved soccer and volleyball.

Author: 0 Hope Solo booed over Zika comments in USWNT win

Over the years she has not only changed how the goalie position is played but also the type of athlete who stands in the net by turning the game into one of inches. The men aren't even at the games because they didn't qualify, because they suck, so it's total BS they get paid more in the first place. Solo's career began with a comfortable blowout, but she's made countless spectacular saves over the years to earn a USA goalkeeper record 151 wins against increasingly competitive global ...

Author: 0 Rio Olympics 2016: Katie Ledecky sets Olympic record in 400m free preliminaries

Phelps' expected debut would be one of the highlights on the second day of swimming at the Rio Games, though he'd have to share the spotlight with Katie Ledecky . MacLean finished third in her heat and fifth overall swimming a 4:03.43 to qualify for Sunday night's final. "So that bodes well for tonight". Elsewhere at the Olympic Aquatics Centre Efimova was banned for 16 months in 2013 after traces of an anabolic steroid were found in her system.

Sports Rox pull within 3 of wild card
Author: 0 Rox pull within 3 of wild card

The solo home run leading off the first inning was his 13th of the season. He is batting.306 with 66 runs and 49 RBI despite spending a stint on the disabled list in April. Miami's two-run lead didn't last long as Colorado lead-off man Charlie Blackmon flexed his muscles with a long ball into the second deck. "We got a long way to go", Weiss said.

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: O's vs Jays for 1st place, Davis goes for MRI

They were rewarded for it on Saturday with sole possession of first place in the American League East. Oh yeah, and just for good measure, a three-run home run hit by Adam Jones . Francisco Liriano (6-11) allowed four runs in five innings. Kennys Vargas hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run first inning for Minnesota, which has won three of four games.

Author: 0 Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

Because the staff has discretion for all relay lineups, there was always the chance that Ledecky would be given the opportunity to show her worth. At her first press conference as Olympic medallist, she was asked a question about doping allegations, which she dismissed with a combination of candour and poise.

Author: 0 American women rout Senegal 121-56 to start chase for gold

Rio visitors have been warned of the risk of muggings during the Olympics but Senegal still could not avoid a brutal beat down as the US women's basketball team began their bid for a sixth consecutive gold with a 121-56 rout on Sunday. Almost two-thirds of their baskets were scored inside the paint. Team USA will return to action when they take on Spain Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Sports Hayne already delivering for Titans
Author: 0 Hayne already delivering for Titans

Those two tries may have come against the run of play but the Warriors looked the more risky and clinical outfit for the majority of the game, winning the physical battle against a Titans team that seemed to be feeling the after effects of going 90 minutes with the Sharks six days earlier.

Author: 0 Mercedes driver Hamilton increases lead with German GP win

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steers his auto during the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim , Germany, Sunday, July 31, 2016. "I've got great people round me who depend on me to be upbeat in the championship, not to give up, and I never did". Where did it go wrong for Rosberg? "It was just about keeping it cool", Hamilton said.