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NCAA talked to Auburn players about recruitment by Ole Miss NCAA talked to Auburn players about recruitment by Ole Miss
- August 26, 2016

Previously, the investigation centered around former All-American offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, but these interviews indicate that the NCAA investigation expanded beyond that focus. More possible violations emerged on the night of the NFL Draft when social media posts from Tunsil's account appeared to implicate Ole Miss athletic department staffers providing Tunsil with money to pay bills. (more...)
Rory MacDonald signs with Bellator MMA Rory MacDonald signs with Bellator MMA
- August 26, 2016

Following his second round TKO win over Rick Story at UFC 202 this past Saturday (August 20, 2016), "Cowboy" has officially inked a new eight-fight deal with the promotion he's called home for the past five years. Fighting out of Tristar MMA in Montreal, MacDonald holds wins over Nate Diaz, B.J. Penn, Demian Maia and current UFC champion Tyron Woodley. MacDonald's pay structure for the bout versus Lawler was US$59,000 to show (plus another $59,000 had he won), according to the Nevada State ... (more...)
Jurgen Klopp tells Daniel Sturridge to adapt to 'flexible football' Jurgen Klopp tells Daniel Sturridge to adapt to 'flexible football'
- August 26, 2016

Asked if Sakho could be loaned out in order to play matches and build up his fitness, Klopp said: "I am happy that I don't talk in situations like this about things like this". "In the last round they made nine changes, I don't know if they'll do it again, I don't think so". 'There is absolutely no problem. "We have still to work on a lot of things". (more...)
Conor McGregor keeping options open after Nate Diaz triumph
- August 23, 2016

But if not, the reigning lightweight champ will be ready and willing to take on McGregor at 155 pounds. "This time I want to do it at 155 pounds, I came in at 170 with him as the bigger man and I overcame that adversity". There's hardly a doubt that a third match between he and Diaz would do some of the biggest business in UFC history, and it could be tough to think that a second bout with Aldo would do the same. (more...)
Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova hits back at critics after winning Olympic silver Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova hits back at critics after winning Olympic silver
- August 21, 2016

Subsequently, the International Olympic Committee ruled that any Russian athlete who had been sanctioned for doping would not be allowed to compete at the Games. "I think she's [King's] right, I think something needs to be done". "In my career, I don't know if I've ever competed in a clean sport". "She's justified", male swimmer Cody Miller said in support of King's criticism. (more...)
Rio 2016: Routine progression for Bolt, Gatlin in 200m heats
- August 21, 2016

Bolt accused Gatlin of disrespect in the run-up to the Games after the American questioned his decision to pull out of the Jamaican trials with a hamstring strain. Van Niekerk trained with Bolt in Jamaica ahead of the Games. "To be able to say that at the age I'm at right now is a true honour". Looking back at the race, Bolt remarked, "The semifinal really got me confident". (more...)
Rio 2016: Charlotte Dujardin retains Olympic title in Individual Dressage Rio 2016: Charlotte Dujardin retains Olympic title in Individual Dressage
- August 20, 2016

Having a rider like Isabell, she has taught me to fight, because she is a fighter. He thanked all the team behind the British Cycling team and said: "Without those guys I wouldn't be stood on the podium today". "I knew Charlotte had 93 per cent, but my horse was super today, despite the heat". "I was there in Beijing obviously when Chris won his three, and I knew at the time it was special, and then as the years have gone by I appreciated even more how special those Olympics were and how ... (more...)
Chloe Esposito won gold with an incredible finish in the women's pentathlon Chloe Esposito won gold with an incredible finish in the women's pentathlon
- August 20, 2016

Her father Daniel Esposito represented Australia in the pentathlon in 1984 and Chloe said she could not have done it without his coaching, which he admitted was quite tough. The final combined running/shooting will be later that morning at 7am. She was clearly over the moon when giving an interview to Channel 7. The proud dad said it was a juggling act as a coach and a parent but the pay off had been worth it. (more...)
Ezekiel Kemboi to resume as President Uhuru's escort after retiring Ezekiel Kemboi to resume as President Uhuru's escort after retiring
- August 19, 2016

Upon crossing the finish line, Jager clapped his hands and let out a long, primal yell before taking a victory with the American flag draped around his shoulders. On Wednesday, it was Kenya winning yet another steeplechase gold medal and Ashton Eaton leading the decathlon competition. "I know how dominant Kenya has been the last 20 or 30 years". (more...)
US lobbies China again on missile defence system US lobbies China again on missile defence system
- August 19, 2016

Milley, along with U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Uppermost in the minds of the politburo in Beijing, he told DW, will be the planned deployment of the U.S. Similarly, US Army Gen. Charles Jacoby, former commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), stressed the importance of deploying THAAD to protect the Korean peninsula and US interests, despite it upsetting near peers like Russian Federation and China . (more...)
Australia is pretty good in routing Lithuania; Valanciunas: 'I was pretty bad' Australia is pretty good in routing Lithuania; Valanciunas: 'I was pretty bad'
- August 19, 2016

The Boomers surged past the overmatched Lithuanians, keeping their medal aspirations alive and well. Spain is the reigning silver medalist from London and is still recovering from a bad start to the tournament that had many people wondering if they're run of Olympic success was coming to an unsanctimonious close. (more...)
Stevenson advances to boxing final after Nikitin ruled out
- August 19, 2016

I truly believe in him. I paid close attention to it. Compared to Nikitin, Stevenson never let up against Tsendbaatar, despite the many hits his opponent was able to land. "I heard him a lot", Stevenson said. "Well my opponent pulled out of the fight due to injury, I will be fighting Saturday for the gold medal and I'm waiting on the victor out of Cuba and Uzbekistan", Stevenson posted on his Instagram page. (more...)
Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Brazil on track for double beach volleyball gold
- August 18, 2016

Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross were relegated to the third-place game by Brazil's reigning world champions, who beat the Americans in straight sets on Tuesday night to advance to a gold medal matchup with Germany. Soon after, she transitioned to beach volleyball and teamed up with former partner Misty May-Treanor. The U.S. men's basketball team cheered them on, and serenaded her with Happy Birthday after the match. (more...)
Chelsea vs. West Ham 2016 live stream
- August 16, 2016

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants his players to channel the spirit of champions Leicester City: "When you watch Leicester's games you understand this great feeling between the players". I hope he can. Following a disappointing season for the club last time out, Conte said that while he is looking forward to the challenge, he is working to rebuild the confidence of a side that went from champions to relegation contenders within six months. (more...)
Wlodarczyk sets women's hammer world record Wlodarczyk sets women's hammer world record
- August 16, 2016

Ahead of the final, Poland's world champion had indicated that she was looking to go further than ever before and after breaking the Olympic record with 80.40m in the second round, she improved that mark by nearly two metres with her next throw to get the gold in style. (more...)
5 things you missed at the Rio Olympics on Friday, Aug
- August 15, 2016

Ledecky's third individual freestyle gold made her the first woman to win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle races since American Debbie Meyer accomplished the feat in 1968 at the Games in Mexico City. With her 2012 gold plus three here, Ledecky is tied for second in Olympic history for most individual gold medals in a career with four. The Nationals (67-47), meanwhile, did manage one more run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough to overcome a second straight balky start ... (more...)
Door not closed for Hart, Toure at City: Coach Guardiola
- August 15, 2016

The England No.1 was left on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 win over Sunderland and could be on his way out of Manchester City. Guardiola had demanded that his side played with "soul" and he felt that his side delivered as they pushed until late into the game before finding a second goal. (more...)
Usain Bolt admits Usain Bolt admits "sluggish" start in Rio
- August 15, 2016

He did just that in a first-round heat that was, typically, entertaining, given the low-pressure semi-sprint that it was. Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt produced an effortless win in his opening round men's 100 metres heat, as he led a string of Caribbean qualifiers into today's semi-finals of the event at the Olympic Stadium. (more...)
Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint
- August 14, 2016

Wiggins could afford to be generous to his teammates but his tributes to the "underrated" Ed Clancy and Steven Burke, and the cool approach of Owain Doull, were genuine. Won individual pursuit bronze behind Wiggins at 2008 Games and was a key member of the team which won gold at London 2012. An extremely successful road cyclist with Dimension Data, for whom he won four stages of the Tour de France this year before withdrawing from the race to concentrate on the Olympics , Cavendish is ... (more...)
Sri Lanka beat Australia second Test in Galle Sri Lanka beat Australia second Test in Galle
- August 14, 2016

Australia's lowest score against Sri Lanka had been 120 when batting first in Kandy in 2004 - a match the tourists would go on to win. Dilruwan Perera top-scored for Sri Lanka with 64 and he received good support from his skipper Angelo Mathews who followed up his half-century in the first innings with 47. (more...)