Gold sees Wiggins become most successful GB Olympian

14 Aug, 2016

Then just a few minutes later, Bryony Page made history for Great Britain as she claimed her country's first ever medal on the trampoline in a wonderful final routine to stun her competitors in her first ever appearance at an Olympics. Elsewhere and in the women's team sprint, China beat Russian Federation to win the gold , after claiming a world record in the first round. They finished the 4km race nearly three seconds quicker than Australia, whom they will meet in the final later on ...

Super-strike from Robert Snodgrass downs champions Leicester City after penalty controversy

14 Aug, 2016

By virtue of the score line Leicester City has become the first reigning Premier League champions to lose their opening fixture of the following season. Normally cool customers failed to clear and Snodgrass drove the ball into the bottom corner to trigger wild celebrations. Mahrez came close to equalising for a second time with a fine free-kick, while substitute Shinji Okazaki also looked risky on a number of occasions, but Hull deserved their remarkable win.

Olympic synchronised swimmers saved from green pool by water transplant

14 Aug, 2016

The water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre diving pool had turned green earlier in the week. Friday's water polo matches have started as scheduled, and the water appears to be the appropriate shade of blue. Simon Langford, chief spokesman for the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center, said the pool was closed to allow additional cleaning. Langford says the decision to cancel practice was supported by FINA, the sport's world governing body.

Convicted Road Rage Killer Gunned Down in Florida Traffic Dispute

13 Aug, 2016

He was sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison, according to NBC affiliate WFLA . "He was trying to do the right thing and make sure the individual would survive", HCSO Col. 10, road rage incident have been released. Nancy Gibbs, whose husband was fatally punched by Durham in 2001 in a similar altercation, called Durham's death "ironic" in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times .

America wipes away tears after Brett Favre's Hall of Fame speech

13 Aug, 2016

Favre, 46, opened his speech by joking about another comeback. It was some time before the last high school football game of his career. He also has a coaching tree that has featured Mike Tomlin, Herman Edwards, Jim Caldwell, Rod Marinelli, Leslie Frazier and Lovie Smith.

Simone Biles Highlights Athletes, Live Coverage From Rio

13 Aug, 2016

Biles nailed her dynamic vault , balance beam and floor sets to record the highest all-around score. In Sunday's qualifying event, Douglas' team mates Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman turned in higher scores as the US women dominated the competition .

Michael Phelps wins his 22nd gold medal

13 Aug, 2016

Instead, the silver went to Japan's Kasuke Hagino, and the bronze to China's Shun Wang. But Phelps was in a league of his own. Then, he'll close out these Olympics in the 4×100 medley relay. Murphy's double makes him just the sixth man to win the backstroke double at a Games and the first since Aaron Peirsol in 2004. But back in 2001, he had one simple goal: "I just want to get faster".

Reggie Ragland to miss regular season

11 Aug, 2016

If you bet all you had on the latter, you're in good shape right now. "I've said all along our defense will be much improved, and I'll stand by that, " Ryan said. After all, you don't continue to shop after you already found something you like. Now reports have surfaced that Ragland has a partially torn ACL and will need surgery.

Fast feet: Bolt says sub-19 seconds in 200 still a goal

11 Aug, 2016

Bolt told CNN , "I'm going to win the 100m I never try to predict times, I avoid that because you never know". I know where I am weakest and strongest. I just go out there and compete", Bolt was quoted as saying by Sky Sports when asked whether he could be certain of a drug-free sprint contest on Monday.

Simone Biles, US women dominate in gymnastics qualifying

10 Aug, 2016

Biles could crack and fall off the beam, or she could step out of bounds on the floor, leaving an opening for her teammates to overtake her. Douglas might have turned in an incredible come-from-behind performance . Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments covering action sports, Olympics and football have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness.

Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener

10 Aug, 2016

He said the game plan is to play Sanchez and Siemian a quarter each, and to have rookie Paxton Lynch play the second half against the Bears. The Broncos now have co-starters at quarterback. What this means is that preseason games will have everything to do with who emerges as the starter heading into Week 1. Siemian, a second-year player out of Northwestern, played just one snap last season but has reportedly impressed some in the Denver front office.

United States swimmer King apologises for rude behaviour towards Russia's Efimova

10 Aug, 2016

Lilly King of the United States, who recently won the gold in that race ahead of the Russian , had overtly expressed her displeasure that Efimova had been allowed to participate despite being banned before for doping infractions. " I basically said what everybody thinks ", King said. "The second time was not my mistake". "I am just happy to be here". Salnikov said the stress and uncertainty of the build-up had affected the Russian team as a whole, but his athletes were bearing up well.

Olympics: San Jose State's Travis Stevens into judo semifinals

10 Aug, 2016

It's the first silver medal for the American men in judo since Jason Morris accomplished the same feat at the 1992 games in Barcelona. Stevens trains in MA with Kayla Harrison, whose gold in 2012 was the first by any American judoka. If Stevens advances, he is guaranteed at least a silver . In the semis, Stevens took down Georgia's Avtandili Tchrikishvili, 100s2 to 0s1, to earn a spot in the gold medal match.

Juventus wish Paul Pogba "very best" upon return to Manchester United

10 Aug, 2016

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that the club should be proud of breaking the world record with the transfer of Paul Pogba. But now, Pogba is happy to return to United after the deal to bring him "home" was completed on Tuesday.

Travis Stevens advances to Gold Medal Match in men's 81kg judo

10 Aug, 2016

Stevens appeared to have a lapse of concentration which allowed Khalmurzaev a slight gripping advantage, and that was enough to let the Russian throw Stevens for an ippon score to automatically end the contest. The 30-year-old MA native won silver in the men's 81-kilogram judo division, falling to Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev in the final bout. His best match was against world No.

Bills bring back LB Spikes, sign LB Hawthorne, TE Mundine

09 Aug, 2016

Buffalo freed up space on the roster by releasing cornerback Javier Arenas and receiver Gary Chambers, and placed linebacker Kevin Reddick on waived/injured. Overall, he has 83 starts in 111 career games, including his first four seasons in Seattle. The report said Ragland is scheduled to receive a second opinion Monday, which will determine how much time the rookie second-round pick is expected to miss.

Mets boost offense with trade for Jay Bruce

07 Aug, 2016

For a good portion of a year ago and during the team's playoff run, Michael Conforto occupied left field. New York Mets' Jay Bruce , left, greets New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez before an interleague baseball game Tuesday, Aug. Herrera has hit.215 with six homers and 17 RBI in 49 major league games. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the success of the Yoenis Cespedes deal could have provided subconscious motivation for the club to try to replicate the same magic.

Rio 2016: French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during vault

07 Aug, 2016

He managed to land his dismount on pommel horse, but did it without putting any weight on the injured leg. Saamir Ait Said covered his eyes as he clutched the back of his knee while lying prostrate on the crash mat. Another said: "All sympathy with the French gymnast who broke his leg on the first day of the @Olympics". Ait Said is a four-time European championships medalist on rings, including gold in 2013.

International Olympic Committee agrees to add five new sports for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

05 Aug, 2016

The existing program for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 consists of 28 sports. The five extra sports - with women-only softball bracketed with baseball - make up 18 events and 474 athletes in the Tokyo roster, and give it a strong experimental flavour.

Jeffress joins longtime teammate Lucroy on Rangers

05 Aug, 2016

Daniels discussed the catcher with Brewers officials last winter and spring, and thought the chance to get him was done when the Indians had an agreement with Milwaukee. But by the time the sun came up, Jonathan Lucroy decided he'd rather not go to the Indians. "My phone didn't (stop) buzzing in my pocket... a pretty good inclination that teams wanted to connect and get back in", general manager David Stearns said.

'America's Got Talent' performer OK after being hit by flaming arrow

04 Aug, 2016

Dossi has had a number of mind-blowing performances on the show, contorting her body in captivating ways while eating apples with her feet and shooting flaming arrows. Host Nick Cannon reacted after a few seconds and shouted to the performer if he was okay. Stock checked to see if he was on fire, and when he found he wasn't, carefully pulled the target from his throat.

Danny Duffy Sets Royals Record With 16 Ks

03 Aug, 2016

Petersburg, Fla. Duffy (7-1) got within six outs of the Royals' first no-hitter in almost 25 years, but Desmond Jennings led off the bottom of the eighth with a double to left field. Joe Mauer was four for four and homered in the eighth off Andrew Miller, who was making his first appearance with Cleveland after being acquired Sunday from the Yankees.

Blaze at Rio athletes' village prompts Australian ire

01 Aug, 2016

But sadly, the decorated Russian athlete will not be featuring at the Games. The IWF Executive Board carefully studied question of the participation of Russian weightlifters in the Olympic Games Rio. "With the case of Stepanova we had to take a very hard decision like with the participation of any Russian athlete", Bach said. The two swimmers were suspended after they were named in relation to the "disappearing positives" revelations - false reporting of positive samples - in a World ...

Indians get reliever Miller from Yanks

01 Aug, 2016

Frazier and Sheffield are considered two of Cleveland's top three prospects. Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen have both been pitching very well in the minor leagues this season , and could be up as soon as next year with prominent roles. After he struck an agreement and hung up with Cashman, Antonetti spoke with Andrew Miller , his team's new bullpen weapon. Heller had a 2.49 ERA with an 8.9 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 28 appearances in Triple-A this season .

Rosberg fastest in German GP practice

30 Jul, 2016

Sergio Perez was ninth in the second Force India and two-time champion Fernando Alonso was 10th for McLaren. The Nuerburgring has gone broke and Hockenheim is slated to host another race in 2018 but may drop off the calendar after that.

Who could new manager Sam Allardyce pick as England captain?

27 Jul, 2016

He said: " I would like to be manager when I finish playing " as " football is what I've done my whole life ." . "I have a reputation for turning a club around very quickly but I consider myself to be much more than that. The next most senior players in the Euro 2016 squad were Joe Hart, Gary Cahill and James Milner, who are also not certain of their starting places. "We can do it collaboratively with the leagues but I think there is a growing consensus that it should happen", he added.

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter

25 Jul, 2016

Foltz was preparing for his fourth year as Nebraska's starting punter. Brian Christophersson, the Journal Star's Nebraska football reporter, tweeted out the news Sunday morning. Foltz was also a first-team All-Big Ten selection. Foltz was named Big Ten punter of the year in 2015 when he started 12 games and led the Big Ten and ranked 22nd nationally in punting with a 44.2-yard average on 56 punts.

Henrik Stenson outduels Mickelson, shatters British Open record in dramatic win

24 Jul, 2016

Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his tee shit from the12th during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 17, 2016. Miller also made 10 birdies in his final round of the 1973 U.S. Open, and then waited to see if anyone could catch him. Watson's 65 was just enough for a one-stroke victory against Nicklaus' 66, with the next-closest player another 10 shots back.

Texans star JJ Watt has back surgery

23 Jul, 2016

JJ Watt has had surgery on a herniated disc and looks likely to miss the Houston Texans' training camp. Watt is expected to start camp at full strength after spending much of the offseason recovering from groin surgery. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting it could be up to a 10-week absence. Hardy had a tumultuous season in Dallas, one that started with a four-game suspension related to his domestic violence case in North Carolina and included several disruptions that included a ...

Colts DL Jones gets 4-game ban for PEDs

23 Jul, 2016

Jones signed a five-year, $33 million deal with the Colts prior to the 2014 season. He has played in just nine games since signing with the Colts in 2014. He's still recovering from that injury, though the Colts are hopeful he'll be able to start training camp. This most-recent news surrounding the Colts defensive lineman sums up a bad year for the Jones family.

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