Water at Olympic diving pool is finally clear again

15 Aug, 2016

It should be light blue, transparent. The diving pool, which is not required for further events, will not be drained. Competitors have responded to the pool water colour in different ways. A spokesperson even suggested chemistry wasn't an "exact" science. "This was probably the only issue that we were unable to solve quickly", he told reporters.


Olympics-Athletics-Jamaica's Thompson surges to 100 metres title

15 Aug, 2016

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce can only hope to be that fast in the 100 meters when she goes for a third straight Olympic title Saturday. She looked no worse for wear over three heats in Rio de Janeiro . Jeff Henderson won the first US men's long jump gold medal since 2004 and teammate Jarrion Lawson was fourth in a controversial finish. Gardner always talks about wanting to "shock the world", and this would definitely qualify.


Rio 2016: Mattek-Sands, Sock win all-American final

15 Aug, 2016

Rio de Janeiro: Venus Williams missed out on her chance to become the first tennis player to win five Olympic gold medals when she and partner Rajeev Ram were defeated in the mixed doubles final on Sunday. After a back-and-forth first set that lasted 55 minutes, Mattek-Sands and Sock jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second set before Williams and Ram clawed back, thanks in part to Mattek-Sands, who suddenly lost her serve.


Barcelona wins 2-0 at Sevilla in Super Cup 1st leg

15 Aug, 2016

Sevilla's pressure kept Barcelona at bay until a dip in intensity after halftime gave last season's league and cup champions the space they needed to claim the commanding victory at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who denied Messi twice after Suarez's opener, saved the hosts from a rout in their second match under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.


Ethiopia's Diro loses shoe in tight steeplechase

15 Aug, 2016

Having initially struggled to put the shoe back on, she made a decision to resume running with one bare foot. Initially outside the qualifying places, the Ethiopian was rewarded - following a protest by three teams, including her own - with a place in Monday's final.


Not easy going green at the Olympic diving pool

14 Aug, 2016

He explains the green colour to sudden decrease in the water's alkalinity. Athletes were stopped from training in Rio's Olympic diving pool as work to turn the water blue again continued. The caption says: "The moment you want to do some workout and the pool is closed". The pool turned a murky green on Tuesday with Games organisers blaming chemical levels in the water.


Kumar the destroyer as Windies all out for 225

14 Aug, 2016

West Indies resume on 107 for one in their first innings, 246 runs behind India . Bhuvneshwar Kumar undermined the West Indies batting with figures of 5 for 33. The feet didn't move, the bat went high, an inswinger from Ishant Sharma burst through the gate and sent the off stump on a cartwheel. An unbroken 85-run fourth-wicket partnership between Ajinkya Rahane (51 not-out) and Rohit Sharma (41 not-out) ensured India remained firmly in control despite losing early wickets in pursuit ...


Wales trio on track for team pursuit success at Rio 2016 Olympics

13 Aug, 2016

But there was never a sudden jolt like the departure of his successor Shane Sutton in April amid allegations of discrimination, which he denies. But the 36-year-old Wiggins, who has always been mentored by Sutton, showed signs of frustration.


Engleder captures gold in Rio, her final Games

12 Aug, 2016

He and Ryan Lochte will be looking to get to the semifinals in the men's 200 meter individual medleys Wednesday. Katie Ledecky, Women's 400m Freestyle - Ledecky's quest to go four-for-four in her swimming events got off to a flying start on Sunday, when she smashed her own world record time and beat the rest of the field by five seconds.


NBA Sets Date for Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Rematch

12 Aug, 2016

The Cavaliers will open the 2016-17 preseason at home on October 5 against the Orlando Magic, according to the team's exhibition schedule released Wednesday. One of them is a. Kevin Durant will make his return to Oklahoma City with the Warriors on February 11 as part of ABC's Saturday Primetime. That's down from eight in most previous seasons.


U.S. add to Venezuela's misery with a Rio rout

12 Aug, 2016

While USA dominated as expected, the surprise of the day came as Australia upset France 87-66 to win their first Olympic opener since 1996. A DeMarcus Cousins dunk sparked a 21-6 run to finish the quarter and Mike Krzyzewski's gold medal favorites never looked back.


Eagles' Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

10 Aug, 2016

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has confirmed DeGaetano's report, adding that Johnson is appealing the suspension . Johnson, whom Rapoport says is appealing the suspension, has been a full-time starter for the Eagles since they took him with the fourth overall pick of the 2013 National Football League draft out of Oklahoma.


Sanchez, Siemian listed as co-No. 1s on Denver depth chart

10 Aug, 2016

Sanchez will have to fend off Siemian and first-round pick Paxton Lynch to be named the starter to open the regular season. At the top of the coaches' checklist in deciding the regular-season starter are the obvious: ball protection, consistency and sound decision-making.


Banged-up Bills to ink LB Brandon Spikes

09 Aug, 2016

Their health troubles have been continuing too as linebacker Kevin Reddick recently made his way to their waived/injury list, according to Fox Sports The Buffalo Bills were hoping 2016 could be a big year, but so far things are not going as planned.


Diaz ends 20 year olympic drought for PH

09 Aug, 2016

The Philippines is celebrating the silver medal win of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - and a break to the 20-year medal drought for the Southeast Asian country. The 25-year old, standing 1.58m and weighing less than 53kg now, was assured of at least a bronze when the competition was in the closing stages. He also said that Diaz is the country's first Olympic medallist from Duterte's home southern region of Mindanao.


Blue Jays Relinquish Short Stay in First With Loss

08 Aug, 2016

Logan Ondrusek pitched a ideal bottom of the 12th for the Orioles. Wade Miley (7-8) took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing Kris Bryant's single and Javier Baez's RBI groundout. The Orioles' bullpen took over from there. Bartolo Colon (9-6) was tagged for seven hits and five runs in five innings. A conservative person might save his relievers for extra innings in a tie game that looks like it might be going long.


Fatal shooting near Rio Olympic Park

08 Aug, 2016

The Russian vice-consul in Rio has shot dead a mugger who tried to hold him up in his auto, it has been reported. "This Brazilian citizen is not an employee of any diplomatic mission and has got nothing to do with Russian institutions overseas", he said.


Olympics 2016: US takes silver in team archery

08 Aug, 2016

The U.S. men's archery team took the silver, losing to Korea in the final match. The United States were exceptional in the second semi against China , as their archers produced a high level of competition. A ideal score is 720. It was sweet validation for South Korea , who were dumped out of the semi-finals in London by a USA team that featured Ellison and Kaminski.


Russian Federation wants gold rush

08 Aug, 2016

Russia escaped a full Olympic ban when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a decision to let the respective sports federations decide on Russian participation in Rio in the wake of grave allegations of widespread and state-sponsored doping in the country.


Ledecky just racing herself in 400 free at Rio Olympics

08 Aug, 2016

The Maryland teen said she didn't get to bed until 2:45 a.m. Sunday. But Carlin will be in contention for a podium position after setting the second fastest time behind Ledecky in the heats. Olympic Trials. Two more UGA swimmers competed Sunday. "We were in the elevator the other day and someone who didn't recognize her said, "What do you swim?-she's like 'freestyle" and that's it".


Furyk Shoots PGA Tour-Record 58 In Final Round At Travelers

08 Aug, 2016

He was inches away from a 57 on the 18th whole missing on a 27-foot birdie attempt. It's almost 40 years since Al Geiberger, aka Mr. 59, became the first to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour event. That's when Furyk knew he had the record. This year's edition falls in just as rough a spot - one week after the PGA, which was the second major in three weeks, and one week before the Olympics.


Softball, 4 other sports make Tokyo cut

06 Aug, 2016

The decision was made during the 129 International Olympic Committee session in Rio, days before the start of the 2016 Olympics . Sports climbing, also in urban Tokyo, will feature men's and women's competitions for bouldering, lead and speed combined with a total of 474 athletes to compete in the five sports.


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain Has Reportedly Gained 40 Pounds From Purple Drank

03 Aug, 2016

The league administers the substance abuse program, so it remains unclear if the NFL's medical director has required McClain to enter a facility as part of his treatment program. "We just don't know". He's been in contact with the team within the last week. Team owner Jerry Jones said he was "disappointed" with McClain but wouldn't go as far as to say he would release the linebacker.


Instagram Just Became Snapchat With 'Stories' That Disappear After 24 Hours

03 Aug, 2016

You can go back and forth between posts, and jump to another follower's story all with a few swipes and taps on your screen. Privacy settings follow people's privacy settings for their Instagram accounts ( Stories will be public for people with public accounts and private accounts' stories will be private).


Yankees Get A King's Ransom From The Chicago Cubs For Aroldis Chapman

02 Aug, 2016

Likewise, the prospect of trading Chapman for one of the top prospects in the game, as well as a proven major league pitcher who has been here before, is too good for them to pass up in July. "We don't want to see him go", Teixeira said of Chapman. The Cubs enter Monday's game with a combined ERA of 3.83, ranking seventh in the NL. Torres, 19, was the Cubs' top-ranked prospect and No.


Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds

02 Aug, 2016

The left-hander has a 3.17 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP in 139 innings, striking out 133 batters in 2016. His surge comes in timely fashion for the Reds, who continue their extreme rebuild with the Bruce deal coming after an off-season in which fellow All-Stars Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman were shipped out.


Texans Pro Bowl WR Hopkins holding out of camp

01 Aug, 2016

However, Hopkins is subject to fines of up to $40,000 per day for missing camp. A four-year, $27 million contract extension was reached for linebacker Whitney Mercilus at the deadline last year to exercise his fifth-year option. But in order for Hopkins to develop a rapport with his new teammates, especially his new quarterback, he has to be on the field at training camp and that won't be the case, at least at the start.


Braves get Matt Kemp in Hector Olivera trade

01 Aug, 2016

The 31-year-old Olivera is owed $28.5 million overall through the 2020 season. Olivera played only six games before being suspended under the league's domestic violence policy. 285 OBP this season thanks go just 16 walks has killed a lot of his value. He was a two time All Star and Gold Glove victor while in L.A. His output dropped in San Diego, yet he still played a crucial role with the Padres.


Real Madrid v Chelsea: Eden Hazard scores twice on Blues return

31 Jul, 2016

Minutes later he was at it again, this time slipping into the box before scoring near post. Real's third goal was a howitzer from 30 yards out by Diaz that left Begovic wanting. In addition to winning the 2012 Champions League, Chelsea also won the UEFA Europa League in 2013. 90'+1 - GOAL! Real Madrid 3-2 Chelsea - Batshuayi plays Hazard through with a delicious through ball and, once again, the Belgian takes the ball past the goalkeeper and applies the finish.


Andy King: Midfielder signs four-year deal with champions Leicester

31 Jul, 2016

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell (right) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela in English FA Cup third round football at King Power Stadium in Leicester January 20, 2016. "Eric and I had just signed with Josh Varney at 42 for representation in the United Kingdom when Josh asked me if there was a story out there I really wanted to tell", said Tamasy, who was born in England and now plays on a BAFTA rec soccer league team in Los Angeles .



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