'Brutal' end to gymnast champion Douglas' Rio dream
- August 13, 2016

Few who saw Biles on Sunday would disagree. Biles nailed her dynamic vault , balance beam and floor sets to record the highest all-around score. "I want to get a team medal, but I know that it's very hard because the other teams are very competitive", said Asuka Teramoto, the veteran among a team of Olympic newcomers. (more...)
Judo: Harrison repeats as women's -78kg champion Judo: Harrison repeats as women's -78kg champion
- August 12, 2016

Kayla Harrison fought her way to judo history. Expected to retire following these Olympics and become the next female star in professional mixed martial arts, Harrison defeated France's Audrey Tcheumeo to win a second judo gold medal in the 78-kilogram weight class in front of a disappointed Brazilian crowd that was hoping to watch Harrison take on Mayra Aguiar. (more...)
Bills' Reggie Ragland likely to miss season after ACL surgery Bills' Reggie Ragland likely to miss season after ACL surgery
- August 11, 2016

The Buffalo Bills were expecting big things from rookie second-round pick Reggie Ragland . The Bills addressed the anticipated loss of Ragland by signing inside linebackers Brandon Spikes and David Hawthorne. We're fortunate. We picked up Zach Brown in the offseason, you know, so we're fortunate there. Lawson was supposed to immediately step in to fill the outside position left open after the Bills cut Mario Williams in March. (more...)
Usain Bolt says sub-19 seconds in 200 still a goal
- August 11, 2016

When Bolt burst onto the scene at the 2008 Olympics , setting three world records, he raised the bar for all sprinters. About a dozen scantily clad Brazilian babes swung their hips while Bolt , who is competing in his last Olympics , snapped photos and joined in on the fun. (more...)
Lilly King: Those with doping histories shouldn't be on team
- August 10, 2016

Swimmers Lilly King and Michael Phelps both won swimming events at the Rio Olympics Monday. Asked if she had made a statement with her victory, King said: "I hope I did". She specifically looked to Meili and greeted her teammate, never acknowledging Efimova. King wasn't the only Hoosier who earned a medal in the pool at Rio. (more...)
French gymnast Ait Said suffers horrific leg injury French gymnast Ait Said suffers horrific leg injury
- August 07, 2016

The sound of the break could be heard in live coverage of the event. Said was taken off on a stretcher after the medical staff originally brought out a wheelchair for the injured Olympian. Ait Said is a four-time European championships medalist on rings, including gold in 2013. Moments later, members of the French team moved on to its next rotation without Said, each appearing distraught at what had happened. (more...)
Jays Pick Up Pair Of Pitchers In Pair Of Trades
- August 03, 2016

I felt me and Russell got into a pretty good groove early and carried that throughout the game". I also my sinker going. Before that happened, Francisco Liriano completely stifled the Cubs' offense. It was a massive shift from the prospect sale of one year ago, as the Jays found under-the-radar type of moves and kept their top prospects as a result. (more...)
Swimmer Vladimir Morozov becomes first Russian to appeal Rio 2016 Olympic ban Swimmer Vladimir Morozov becomes first Russian to appeal Rio 2016 Olympic ban
- August 01, 2016

The two week Games, which will bring some 10,500 athletes from around the world, run from Aug 5 to 21. The IWF is one of the last federations to announce a decision, but is the first to bar the entire federation (though the IAAF came close - allowing just 1 of 68 track & field athletes into the Olympics). (more...)
Lewis Hamilton approaching Charlie Whiting directly was 'regrettable' - Mercedes Lewis Hamilton approaching Charlie Whiting directly was 'regrettable' - Mercedes
- July 30, 2016

The last race in Hungary was a case in point where Lewis mastered how best to balance his engine with no input from his team following the crackdown on team radio use this season. He added: "I'm keen to stay on and in every race show what I can do". Verstappen is sixth in the drivers' standings, with Raikkonen and fellow Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel ahead of him. (more...)
Erdogan announces Putin meeting in Russian Federation as ties warm
- July 28, 2016

Those who have been purged are accused of ties to the movement led by US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, although their direct links to the coup attempt are not clear. "Turkey's president is blackmailing the United States by threatening to curb his country's support for the global coalition against the Islamic State". (more...)
Terry Butcher: 'Wayne Rooney only choice for England captaincy' Terry Butcher: 'Wayne Rooney only choice for England captaincy'
- July 27, 2016

Allardyce expects there to be "many new staff" and is keen to retain the psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters, who worked with the England team under Hodgson. However, Eriksson - who now coaches Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League after spending five years in charge of England from 2001 to 2006 - has endorsed the selection of Allardyce as the national team manager. (more...)
Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter
- July 25, 2016

The three were attending a weekend punter's camp in Wisconsin. LSU kicker Colby J. Delahoussaye also was in the vehicle and suffered minor injuries in the collision, LSU officials said Sunday. "Our prayers of love and support go out to Sam's family during this hard time and we will do all that we can to help comfort them in this time of sadness", Nebraska Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement . (more...)
Stenson wins classic duel with Mickelson for British Open Stenson wins classic duel with Mickelson for British Open
- July 24, 2016

In conditions that were tough and windy early, but turned benign and sunny on the back nine, Stenson and Mickelson laughingly lapped the field. "I felt like this was going to be my time", added Stenson, who becomes the oldest major victor since Mickelson, who was 43 when he won his Claret Jug. (more...)
Texans star JJ Watt has back surgery
- July 23, 2016

Watt had surgery in January and was rehabbing from that procedure before injuring his back. The Texans kick off their season in eight weeks, on September 11 at home against the Chicago Bears. Watt has yet to record a sack in three career regular season games against the Patriots, recording 12 total tackles. Per Rapoport, it probably won't come to that; Watt's recovery time will be 6-8 weeks. (more...)
Colts' Arthur Jones suspended four games for PEDs Colts' Arthur Jones suspended four games for PEDs
- July 23, 2016

He missed seven games in his first season with Indy with an injured right ankle. There's a possibility that he could be suspended for 2 years due to the violation. Leading to his subsequent trade from the New England Patriots and to the Arizona Cardinals. After signing a five-year, $33 million contract, Jones has played in only 12 games, including the playoffs. (more...)
Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France
- July 22, 2016

With the Olympics time trial looming, Trek-Segafredo's Fabian Cancellara has pulled out of the Tour de France to prepare for the Games. If I want to be good at the Olympics I need rest. Cancellara, 35, will be one of the favourites for the Olympic time trial, which will be held on August 10. Chris Froome, favourite for a third Tour de France yellow jersey next month, will spearhead Britain's road challenge. (more...)
Can make Chelsea players great like Ronaldo, Messi: Conte
- July 18, 2016

The Colombian, who flopped after being signed by Jose Mourinho in 2015, spent last season on loan at Juventus. And if I don't have this, you are asking for trouble. Regarding the heights Chelsea's most outstanding individuals can reach, he said: "We have players, fantastic players, who have great talent but in this moment the world doesn't think they are the same level as Messi, [Luis] Suárez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo or [Paul] Pogba". (more...)
Yasir puts Pakistan on top on day two Yasir puts Pakistan on top on day two
- July 16, 2016

Making his England debut in 2000, Trescothick was an integral part of England sides under Nasser Hussain and then Michael Vaughan and played 76 Test matches for England through a six-year worldwide career. Four overs after taking the second new ball, Woakes drew Shafiq into indecision and had him caught behind in the 85th over. Kumar Dharmasena said not out and an unsuccessful England review confirmed the ball had pitched outside leg-stump. (more...)
United Nations Chief Calls For 'Maximum Restraint' To Curb Kashmir Violence United Nations Chief Calls For 'Maximum Restraint' To Curb Kashmir Violence
- July 15, 2016

Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director, Health, on Tuesday directed hospital administrators that blood units "should be sent to tertiary care hospitals for patients in dire need". Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting on July 12 to review the security situation in Kashmir and appealed to people there to maintain peace. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey: Wales can beat Portugal without me
- July 14, 2016

But Welsh heads didn't drop and they found themselves level after half an hour, when Ashley Williams benefited from some sloppy defending to head home from a corner. "We were listed among the teams that could have gone all the way, and I said that over the last two years". Gareth Bale insists the Euro 2016 semi-final between Wales and Portugal is not about him and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. (more...)