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Author: 0 Paul Pogba congratulates 'unstoppable' Usain Bolt on 100m Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro , Aug 15 (IANS) Sprint king Usain Bolt has said he was a step closer to immortality after becoming the first man to win three consecutive Olympic 100-metre gold medals. The race followed the pattern of so many before as he eventually unraveled his long legs to gain maximum pace and though he did not hit the front until later than he might have liked, when he did he shot past Gatlin like a track cyclist coming out of a slipstream in the velodrome.

Author: 0 Pogba returns to United in £89m signing

This was the new Man United at work: Breaking the world transfer record and announcing the signing after midnight local time to suit foreign audiences. The fact that Pogba had played for United as a teenager and was released for a pittance makes the transfer even more incredible. He hasn't played a single game since the Euro 2016 final, so he's unlikely to start in United's opening game of the 2016/17 Premier League season away at Bournemouth this Sunday.

Author: 0 Andy Murray set to battle for gold medal at Olympics

Though he played better in the second set, the break of serve in the fifth game of the set ensured that the control of the match remained at the hands of the Briton. He added a doubles gold on Friday, teaming with his good pal Marc Lopez. By the fourth game, del Potro was resting between points near the baseline, leaning forward with his elbows on his knees, catching his breath.

Sports Bryan Stork gets the boot from Bears-Patriots practice
Author: 0 Bryan Stork gets the boot from Bears-Patriots practice

Unlike the Patriots, the Bears do not have an automatic ejection for practice fights - though Timu did not appear to deliver a blow in this exchange. What makes this story insane is the fact that McCaskey, a 60-year-old man, was able to step in and intervene against two fully grown men who are some of the best players in the National Football League at their craft.

Author: 0 National Football League could suspend 2 Packers if they don't address PED allegations

The players can interview when the NFL has no credible evidence to use against them despite the NFLPA being against them doing so, they can interview after being suspended for not interviewing and possibly provide the evidence the NFL doesn't now have to suspend them for PED's, or they can kiss their football careers goodbye as the NFL will only reinstate them after their interviews.

Sports Laura Trott Becomes First Female GB Olympian To Win Four Golds
Author: 0 Laura Trott Becomes First Female GB Olympian To Win Four Golds

Trott won the second discipline, the 3km individual pursuit, in 3:25.054 to take the lead. "I can't believe it, I did not expect that at all". At just 24 years of age, few would bet against Trott surpassing the record of six gold medals held by former cycling champion Chris Hoy, Britain's most decorated athlete.

Author: 0 Rio Olympics' green diving pool, which smells like farts, has been closed

Diving competition at the Rio Olympics is expected to continue on schedule despite officials closing the pool in the morning to speed up treatment of its green water. Andrada maintained the green water posed no health issues for competitors and added the pools were being tested in accordance with the International Olympic Committee's directives.

Sports Melissa Rosenberg Teases Jessica Jones Season 2, Defenders Connection
Author: 0 Melissa Rosenberg Teases Jessica Jones Season 2, Defenders Connection

They enjoy collaboration, which is not always the case, and they listen, and we listen to them. When executive producer Melissa Rosenberg was asked how the Netflix drama would be able to follow a villain as interesting as Kilgrave, the writer teased that more than one bad guy might be going up against the private investigator.

Sports Cubs fire DJ for song preaching violence
Author: 0 Cubs fire DJ for song preaching violence

He said the Cubs will implement stronger controls to review and approve music before it is played. The Prodigy's "Smack My B*tch Up" is just a dance song that endlessly refrains the name of the song, and its (kind of NSFW) music video made its association with misogynistic treatment of women even more explicit.

Author: 0 Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal

The U.S. routed Italy 45-30 to clinch third place and the first women's medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio de Janeiro. The Americans had won every world championship and Olympic title since 2006 and they continued that record with a sublime row, but their achievement couldn't overshadow a historic moment for the British team.

Author: 0 Pirlo Tips One Manchester United Player For Ballon d'Or In Near Future

Pirlo says that while Juventus may have lost their prize asset they are still struggling to believe they managed to land him for such a nominal fee in the first place. "He is the best young player I have ever seen, and I don't think we are far away from calling him the best player in the world". One player of that quality can change things.

Sports Andy Murray wins 2016 Olympic tennis gold medal
Author: 0 Andy Murray wins 2016 Olympic tennis gold medal

Murray will face Japan's Kei Nishikori who edged out France's Gael Monfils 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (6) in a tense third set tie-break after facing repeated match points. And Murray triumphed in a wonderful duel against Del Potro who had knocked out Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on his way to the final. Prior to the Games, Nadal was sidelined with a wrist injury that forced him to sit out Wimbledon this year.

Sports An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia
Author: 0 An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

We struggled to get here. The quarterfinal stage of the men's Olympic football tournament takes place on Saturday, with Nigeria taking on Denmark in the second of the day's four fixtures. In a further twist it has emerged that Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was forced to pay outstanding hotel bills after extra officials joined the Olympic team.

Author: 0 Why I Need Passionate Costa — Blues Boss

Some people say it was unbelievable, most say it was a really, really good one. I try to improve all my players. "He came to England and did a really good job". "Diego always shows a great passion and I am the same". "It is a fantastic challenge for me". "I am not very relaxed". 'I am happy that he [Costa] stayed here and made a decision to work with us, ' Conte said.

Sports Jebet wins Bahrain's first ever gold
Author: 0 Jebet wins Bahrain's first ever gold

RIO DE JANEIRO - Teenager Ruth Jebet won Bahrain's first ever Olympic gold medal Monday, blowing away the competition in the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase but narrowly missing out on the world record. "I was very disappointed that I wasn't able to show what I'm capable of doing". "I had a special friendship with her". This is the third world record set in track and field at the Rio Summer Olympics.

Author: 0 Team GB has the Max factor as gold rush continues in Rio

It was an extraordinary result from Whitlock, who was also set to compete in his favoured pommel horse event later on Sunday. While the two top prizes saw Whitlock match Kohei Uchimura's gold haul at the Rio Games, with the Japanese great failing to add to his team and all-around triumphs as he missed out on a medal in the floor final, there was no stopping Simone Biles.

Sports Anthony leads U.S. to 98-88 victory over Australia
Author: 0 Anthony leads U.S. to 98-88 victory over Australia

Irving has proven that he deserves to start, most notably in their last game against Australia. At about 8.4 seconds to the end of the first quarter, U.S. There's a reason why he's been doing this for many years. Too often - especially as the game wore on and fatigue set in - the Australian defense left him with uncontested threes.

Author: 0 Rio officials clear the air, detail 'failure' that turned pools green

Olympic divers slammed Rio organisers on Sunday for not replacing the murky green water in their pool that has left some athletes with itchy eyes is the result of an unplanned dump of hydrogen peroxide into the water. "Of course it is an embarrassment because we are hosting the Olympic Games", Andrada said. While there have been some issues outside of the Games, like USA swimmer Ryan Lochte reportedly getting held up at gunpoint, the actual sports have been mostly fine.

Author: 0 Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

After they failed to explain why the diving pool water turned green and were unsuccessful in finding a solution to the problem, the organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics made a decision to drain the pool. "We were not consulted, our contractor's failure is our failure". The electronic monitoring system for the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was functioning but was fooled by the chemical reaction to think that the chlorine was still working, Mr Nascimento said.

Author: 0 Kenyan runner evades protester on way to women's Olympic marathon gold

Kenya-born Kirwa, who secured Bahrain's first ever Olympic silver and second medal of all time, failed to stay with Sumgong and both women looked physically exhausted after they crossed the line. When a man leapt over railings on the right of the road waving a sign, two police motor bikes immediately cut him off. "I am very grateful", said the victor, who had been left disappointed after her fourth place finish at last year's World Championships.

Sports Olympics: Thompson maintains Jamaican sprint dominance
Author: 0 Olympics: Thompson maintains Jamaican sprint dominance

Elaine Thompson stunned the world with a devastating run of 10.71 seconds to wrestle gold away from her Jamaican colleague and training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. All the pre-race talk surrounded potential history for the Jamiacan sprint duo of Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce, both chasing down an Olympic sprint gold treble.

Sports Despite a 1-shoe finish, Ethiopian steeplechaser into final
Author: 0 Despite a 1-shoe finish, Ethiopian steeplechaser into final

Praught fell after another athlete stopped to fix her shoe right in front of her with the Jamaican eventually finishing eighth in 9:35.79. It does not appear that a protest will be lodged. "I went down pretty hard". She resumed the race, stopped again to remove her sock as well, and then started chasing the leaders - with the crowd roaring her on.

Sports Bills' IK Enemkpali out for season with torn ACL
Author: 0 Bills' IK Enemkpali out for season with torn ACL

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that an MRI showed Enemkpali tore his ACL in the game. Enemkpali, 25, was carted off the field late in the second quarter of the 19-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It is also worth noting that Enemkpali initially made headlines last preseason after connecting with a punch to the face of New York Jets' quarterback Geno Smith while breaking his jaw in the process.

Sports Venus matches record but it's silver not gold
Author: 0 Venus matches record but it's silver not gold

The first set saw Mattek-Sands and Sock get a couple of breaks, but Williams and Ram levelled both times to take the set to the tie-break. They initially led that tie-breaker, but eventually fell to Mattek-Sands and Sock. It was a first Olympic medal for Mattek-Sands, while Sock had earlier won bronze in the men's doubles alongside Steve Johnson. Williams, 36, who was also bidding to become the first player to win gold medals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, came to Rio slowed by a ...

Author: 0 Hull Stun Champs, Man City Edge Sunderland

Sam Clucas, who has quite incredibly played in the Conference, League 2, League 1, the Championship and now the Premier League in consecutive seasons, also performed out of his skin in an unfamiliar central midfield position, while fellow Premier League debutant Adama Diomandé's relentless work-rate was rewarded when he scored City's spectacular opener.

Author: 0 Olympics 2016 Day 8: Michael Phelps Swims His Final Olympic Race

There's a slew of track and field finals happening tomorrow, including the women's triple jump at 7:55pm EST, men's 400-meter race at 9:00pm EST and the men's 100-meter sprint at 9:25pm EST. when Leonidas was five years older than Phelps now is. In the least surprising news of the day, Usain Bolt won his preliminary 100-meter heat. He plans to marry Johnson after the Olympics and said he wants to watch his son grow, maybe even dole out a swimming lesson or two.

Sports Arsenal eye Barcelona centre back Jeremy Mathieu
Author: 0 Arsenal eye Barcelona centre back Jeremy Mathieu

Mertesacker is expected to be out for about 4-5 months, while Gabriel could miss up to two months, so the Gunners desperately need to sign an experienced center back before the transfer window closes. However, his position as first choice defender has been put in to jeopardy after the arrivals of Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne from Lyon and Paris St-Germain respectively, and could look to find first team football elsewhere.

Sports Sevilla vs Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup
Author: 0 Sevilla vs Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup

However, the trickiest decision has been solved for him, with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen suffering a knee ligament sprain in training on Thursday, ruling him out for up to three weeks. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique expects Spanish Supercup opponents Sevilla to be just as much of a threat as before despite them undergoing a major summer rebuild.

Sports Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi fails drug test at Rio Olympics
Author: 0 Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi fails drug test at Rio Olympics

She has asked for her B sample, a smaller control sample used to confirm positives, to be tested and CAS will continue its disciplinary procedure. It is not yet clear whether the revelation will have any bearing on her eligibility to participate in Friday's preliminary heats for the 50-meter freestyle.

Author: 0 Los Angeles Rams Return With 28-24 Victory Over Dallas Cowboys

And Pagano didn't waver when reminded he was prepared to have Luck play a week earlier against Green Bay in the Hall of Fame game before it was canceled because of an unplayable field. "I thought Dak did a good job", Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "The second drive, I was able to get my bearings and get settled in". This game however didn't disappoint despite many rookies and reserves playing in place of the starters.

Author: 0 Eagles coach preparing for possible Lane Johnson suspension

The former North Dakota State quarterback took multiple heavy hits Thursday night against the Buccaneers. The Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback of the future is on the mend, as Carson Wentz suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs in Thursday's preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sports Nate Ebner to apply Rio rugby lessons to Patriots
Author: 0 Nate Ebner to apply Rio rugby lessons to Patriots

He said he'd probably have to explain some of the finer points of rugby to his Patriots teammates who were following the Olympics closely, but thought the tournament was a good advertisement for rugby. Earlier Tuesday, the US narrowly lost to world powerhouse Argentina, falling 17-14. "I appreciate it", he said. Rugby can be played by all sorts, the big, the tall, the squat, the fast, the slow.

Author: 0 Phelps competes in last individual event in Rio

The victory makes Ledecky only the second woman to win the 200m, 400m and 800m Olympic titles at the same Games. Jazz Carlin of Britain at last touched in 8:16.17 to claim silver, only in front of Hungary's Boglarka Kapas getting bronze in 8:16.37.

Author: 0 Rod in lineup as DH batting 3rd for his Yankees finale

Rodriguez will then become an adviser and instructor for the team. "After two tough losses to the Yankees, we needed that one". Rodriguez lined out, popped out and struck out before his tapper in front of the plate in the eighth rolled maybe 3 meters - far enough for Brett Gardner to score from third and put NY up 4-2.

Sports Michael Phelps Emotionally Reflects on Having His Son Watch Him Win Gold
Author: 0 Michael Phelps Emotionally Reflects on Having His Son Watch Him Win Gold

Phelps won each time and Lochte finished second, third and second. Phelps finished nearly two seconds clear of Japan's Kosuke Hagino, with China's Shun Wang taking bronze. "I look forward to seeing Joseph compete against the best in the world tomorrow". "I'll say this just in case of a comeback.my potential last Olympics", Phelps said.