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Sports Aussie athletes released by Rio police
Author: 0 Aussie athletes released by Rio police

The group was taken into custody during the game earlier this evening, and a lawyer is now with them at the police station. "Early this evening a number of Australian athletes went to support their mates at the Australia- Serbia match, " De Jong told media at 1.30am local time (2:30pm AEST).

Sports Volleyball: US women beat Dutch to take bronze
Author: 0 Volleyball: US women beat Dutch to take bronze

The two teams traded service faults before a Serbian spike bounced far off Kristy Robinson's hands and the USA women were left with nothing to do but watch helplessly as the ball sailed out of play to end the match. Akinradewo stood next to Kiraly during timeouts, shaking her head and yelling, "Come on!" As they entered the final set, the US women seemingly had solved their issues.

Sports Italy's women advance to water polo final, defeating Russian Federation
Author: 0 Italy's women advance to water polo final, defeating Russian Federation

That's about all the Americans can do with what's left of their time at the Olympics. At Beijing in 2008, silver again. Despite its youth, the USA team came to Rio with an impressive resume that includes a No. "I thought our defense was great in the first three quarters but I'm not happy with how we played the fourth", USA coach Adam Krikorian said. "Hopefully in 2020 in Japan it leads to a medal".

Author: 0 Gymnast Dipa Karmakar will get busy with MA examination

Swaraj referred her appeal for help to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, whose office immediately called Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal, NDTV said in a report . Even now we still do not have the Olympic standard balance beam and uneven bars in India", the Agartala native explained. "I have probably made it more famous than Elena Produnova ever did!" The 23-year-old Dipa, who had become the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an ...

Sports Rain prevents play in West Indies' 4th test against India
Author: 0 Rain prevents play in West Indies' 4th test against India

We can easily recognise him by his eye-catching getup as he comes to the ground every time in the look of a "Royal Bengal Tiger". But it is important to stay in the present moment. All this change was a gamble that nearly didn't pay off though, as India were struggling at 130/5 at one stage. Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin have picked up a wicket each in the rain-hit first day of the match.

Sports Bowlers put NZ on top in Druban Test
Author: 0 Bowlers put NZ on top in Druban Test

The news will come as a relief for New Zealand's batsmen, who have lost 49 wickets to Steyn in seven tests in South Africa over the past decade. Now South Africa find themselves in what Amla has admitted is "not a great position", as they look to "scrape some runs tomorrow morning", against a New Zealand attack that can see the finish line and understands that it needs to approach it as Boult did on day one.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho hails Zlatan Ibrahimovic as "phenomenal" after first Manchester United goal

After a heavy summer of spending in which they have added £100million Paul Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, United are among the favourites for one of the most open title races in years. Every time he plays, I know what he can give and I know what he cannot give". Mourinho said: "When you buy somebody like him, you always have a question mark, which is over how a personality adapts to a completely different situation to before".

Author: 0 Andre De Grasse can 'absolutely' beat Usain Bolt, his 1st coach says

Bolt, 29, said De Grasse, 21, had surprised him: "He was supposed to slow down. It's always been a dream to race against Bolt so we'll go in and try to hit as hard as we can". Usain Bolt kept his bid for an unprecedented eighth medal in sprint on track after winning qualifying for the men's 200m semi-finals on Tuesday. Gemili has run under 20 seconds before, but this final may have come just too soon following his injury last season.

Sports Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt to Run the 200M, Men's Decathlon Wraps Up
Author: 0 Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt to Run the 200M, Men's Decathlon Wraps Up

Justin Gatlin , who took silver in the 100m, was beaten out at the finish of his semifinal to only come in third, while Yohan Blake , silver medalist in both the 100m and 200m in London, could only finish sixth in his semifinal following a succession of injury problems in recent years.

Author: 0 Olympics-Athletics-Clement wins 400m hurdles, Culson in tears

The race got off to a false start which forced the judges to disqualify a tearful Javier Culson of Puerto Rico for taking off before the gun. Just missing out on a medal was Barr, who hugely impressed in Rio. "There was some pressure to make it to the finals". "If you can't be happy with a lifetime best". Their chance to go for similar success in Rio hangs in the balance after Allyson Felix was knocked by another athlete on her approach to handing the baton to English Gardner.

Sports As expected, Luke Del Rio named Florida's starting quarterback
Author: 0 As expected, Luke Del Rio named Florida's starting quarterback

Since Tim Tebow graduated after the 2009 season, Florida has had at least two starting qurterbacks each season - eight different starters in all (John Brantley, Jacoby Brissett, Trey Burton, Jeff Driskel, Will Grier, Treon Harris, Skyler Mornhinwheg and Tyler Murphy).

Sports South Korea releases North Korean restaurant defectors
Author: 0 South Korea releases North Korean restaurant defectors

North Korea also condemned the South Korean decision to deploy THAAD, a US anti-missile defense system on the peninsula. Han described basing THAAD on South Korean soil as "a minimal self-defense measure to keep our people safe". South Korea also says that rules for obtaining tourist or commercial visas to visit China have become more strict. The president, daughter of former dictator Park Chung Hee, said "true liberation" would mean the reunification of the peninsula and warned Pyongyang ...

Sports Watch out basketball elite, Australia is coming for you this Olympics
Author: 0 Watch out basketball elite, Australia is coming for you this Olympics

It seems like a lofty enough ambition given the Australian men's team has never been able to win a medal at the Olympics. If Australia manage to attack the basket and challenge their three-point defense, it would be easy to beat Lithuania. They'll be heading into a semi-final showdown with whoever comes out on top in the game between Serbia and Croatia - which is going to be an intense game, as anything between Serbia and Croatia is balls-to-the-wall intense.

Author: 0 Shakur Stevenson seeks Olympic glory

Today's matches were fought one day after Russia's Evgeny Tishchenko won a gold medal over Kazakhstan's Vassiliy Levit in the heavyweight division, in a points decision that, like the one Nikitin benefited from today, was met with boos in the arena and criticisms online.

Sports Penalty shootout heartbreak for Brazil women's football team
Author: 0 Penalty shootout heartbreak for Brazil women's football team

Sweden , whose previous best showing at an Olympics was a fourth-place finish in 2004, will now face the victor of last night's second semi-final between Germany and Canada . However, the referee played on as the striker protested on her knees. However, nearly 60,000 enthralled spectators at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao suffered through 120 goalless minutes against Australia in the quarter-finals before a dramatic 7-6 win on penalties, despite Marta's miss looking to have sealed ...

Sports Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in semifinals
Author: 0 Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in semifinals

However, as quickly as he was beaten down, Neymar has been built back up as Brazil's poster boy after scoring twice, including the fastest goal in Olympic history, in a 6-0 semi-final thrashing of Honduras to set up a rematch with Germany. 1. "Is there anything more handsome than playing an Olympic final at Maracana against Brazil?" And although neither side have won the Olympic gold, communist East Germany won it in 1976, that is largely irrelevant to Germany but of huge importance to ...

Author: 0 Allyson Felix becomes an Olympic legend for multiple reasons

No, that's no error. That year, Felix became the first female USA athlete to win three gold medals at the same Olympics since 1988. But Miller - runner-up to Felix at last year's World Championships - was at a loss to explain her actions at a post-race news conference.

Sports LeBron says he wishes he was with United States team in Rio
Author: 0 LeBron says he wishes he was with United States team in Rio

LeBron James in his first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers . James is expected to sign the contract next week at a charity event in Sandusky, Ohio, benefiting the LeBron James Family Foundation. "I don't need to (be) fully hands-on". "I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique", James said . "I feel like I've got a good eye, not only for talent, because we all see talent, but things that make the talent", James said.

Author: 0 Hall of Fame game canceled due to field issues

The game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was cancelled after concerns over the playing surface. In case you were off the grid this weekend, Sunday's game, the kickoff to the National Football League game season was cancelled with very short notice after field conditions were deemed unplayable.

Author: 0 Women's gymnastics vault final wraps up

While the day might belong to Whitlock, the games belong to Biles. Maria Paseka, the 2015 world champion, was second with 15.253 points followed by Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland with 15.216. The difference was the difficulty of Mustafina's routine, which was one-tenth tougher than Kocian's brilliant set. It is the first time an American woman has won gold on the event .

Author: 0 Brazil court tells US swimmers Lochte, Feigen to stay put

The judge cited discrepancies in their testimonies , including the fact that Lochte said there had been one robber, while Feigen allegedly said there had been more than one. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were the others with Lochte. Feigen won gold as part of the American 4 x 100 freestyle relay. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Sports Olympics: Phelps peeved after 'screwing up' timetable
Author: 0 Olympics: Phelps peeved after 'screwing up' timetable

Phelps, who took his tally to four gold medals at Rio by winning the event for the fourth consecutive Games in succession, moved ahead of Leonidas after edging out Japan's Kosuke Hagino and China's Wang Shun. That was nearly two seconds in front of silver medallist Kosuke Hagino of Japan, the 400m individual medley champion who powered from fifth at the final wall to touch in 1:56.61.

Sports #ReadySetRio: European IOC chief arrested in Rio over ticket scandal
Author: 0 #ReadySetRio: European IOC chief arrested in Rio over ticket scandal

Hickey is also president of the European Olympic Committee and has served on the IOC executive board since 2012. Ireland's national Olympic committee - the Olympic Council of Ireland - said Hickey was admitted to Samaratino Hospital "for investigation of chest pain" and was in stable condition.

Author: 0 Marcell Dareus Reportedly Suspended 4 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

With Colin Kaepernick dealing with tightness in his throwing shoulder and Thaddeus Lewis out for the season with a knee injury, the San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent quarterback Christian Ponder, who hasn " t appeared in an National Football League game since October 2014 with the Minnesota Vikings.

Sports Donald Trump says calling President Barack Obama 'founder of ISIS' was 'sarcasm'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says calling President Barack Obama 'founder of ISIS' was 'sarcasm'

It's a claim that Trump repeated at least a dozen times in three cities since debuting the attack-line Wednesday during a rally outside Fort Lauderdale . Expressing anything other than confidence this close to Election Day is unusual for a presidential nominee. Clinton later hit back on Thursday on Twitter, saying it was Trump who was unfit to be president.

Author: 0 Irish IOC member Patrick Hickey 'steps aside temporarily' after arrest

Hickey is accused of plotting with at least six others to illegally sell tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Rio police said. Hickey has been a member of the International Olympic Committee executive board since 2012. A Brazilian judge on Monday also ordered the arrest of four more THG Sports executives on accusations of fraudulent ticket sales at the Olympics. Brazilian prosecutors issued warrants for Hickey and other figures including Marcus Evans, a British hospitality businessman ...

Sports Notre Dame QBs Kizer, Zaire will share duties vs
Author: 0 Notre Dame QBs Kizer, Zaire will share duties vs

At least not for the opener. Kelly said both quarterbacks have been outstanding through camp, and that more practices would not have created any separation between the two. "It's much easier playing one". "But we're in the business of winning football games". Kelly didn't reveal how he plans to use the two and said the coaching staff will reassess the situation after the first game.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho taunts rivals as Paul Pogba targets glory at Manchester United

Former Manchester United legend Gary Neville is certain the club made a big statement keeping Paul Pogba away from both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. "(Juan) Mata we have, we have possibly (Wayne) Rooney, we have (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan, we have No.10s". Emerging from the shadows, Paul Pogba - a red devil emblazoned on the side of his head - removed his hood, looked straight into the camera and uttered the words Manchester United fans had been waiting to hear: "I'm back".

Author: 0 Guardiola urges City to show Champions League class

City are scheduled to face Steaua Bucharest tonight in Romania in the first of double-legged tie whose winners will qualify for the group stage of the Champions Leauge. The Ivorian was not in the 18-man squad for the Sunderland game and has not travelled to Romania, along with Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala - all three of whom have also been linked with exits in the transfer window.

Sports American triple-jumper Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold
Author: 0 American triple-jumper Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

The medals won by Taylor and Claye mark the sixth and seventh by former Gators in these Olympics. Claye also reached his 17.76m early in the competition. "He's a good man", Taylor said of his friend and teammate. Rio 2016 has been an Olympic Games for breaking records - and Christian Taylor has joined the party.

Sports Olympics: Vikas ousted as Indian boxers sign off without medal
Author: 0 Olympics: Vikas ousted as Indian boxers sign off without medal

Rio de Janeiro , Aug 16 (IANS) Having missed out a medal at the Rio Olympics follwing his loss in the quarter-finals, Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the administrative logjam in Indian boxing has contributed to the poor show here. I lost because of me. Southpaws have always troubled me as we don't get to train with them much in India. "Because of my lack of training against southpaws, I found it hard to defend against his punches", he added.

Author: 0 Davies calls on owners to give Phelan manager's job

The Tigers' supporters protested before and during the match against owners Assem and Ehad Allem, who they accuse of failing to invest properly in the club. "He wants to take on this mighty challenge, and we need someone like that". Despite their opening victory over champions Leicester, Davies admitted that the team are not getting carried away.

Sports DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL
Author: 0 DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

Reuters could not immediately confirm those reports. Lanier has remained one of the city's most popular figures during her tenure atop the department, but this year she has faced increasing questions about increases in crimes, particular homicides.