Sports Sonny Bill Williams declines Australian media at Rio Olympics
Author: 0 Sonny Bill Williams declines Australian media at Rio Olympics

The Fijian-born Green, rated the fastest female rugby sevens player in the world, said physical pain was her friend. "I asked her what would've happened if I didn't make it?" Partly, he believes, the acceptance is down to the fact that he went unpaid for his four months there, a fact that later came to light.

Author: 0 Mourinho Will Improve Me, Says £89m Pogba

United take on Bournemouth this weekend in their opening game of the 2016-17 Premier League season but head coach Jose Mourinho has yet to confirm if Pogba will be in the matchday squad. "I'm sure he can make me improve and make me a better player and a better person". "I've come back home". Writing in a series of Instagram posts, he said: "It is hard to explain so much in a few lines but I made a decision guided by my heart and nothing else".

Author: 0 'Spartacus' Cancellara reclaims cycling time-trial gold

And he produced a masterful display to win by 47 seconds from Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and Froome to clinch his second gold medal following his win in Beijing in 2008. But Cancellara, in his final season and victor of Olympic gold in Beijing eight years ago, had other ideas. "It means so much to me", Cancellara, who categorically ruled out changing his mind about retirement at the end of the year, told reporters.

Author: 0 Russian Federation vs. US - a tense race, a strained aftermath

King, who beat the twice-banned Russian in the 100 metres breaststroke final on Monday, showed her displeasure at Efimova competing in Sunday's heats, wagging her finger at the Russian before she called her a drug cheat. There is a way to become the best and do it the right way", King said in a statement. The thrill of watching King and Efimova race was heightened by the backstory, the worldwide rivalry, and the high stakes of a final event.

Author: 0 Andy Murray calls being Britain's flag bearer 'proudest moment' of career

The three-time Grand Slam victor said he would try to carry the flag with one hand in an attempt to copy Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Chris Hoy at previous opening ceremonies. Not only that, but Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic have withdrawn from the summer spectacle due to their concerns about the Zika virus, leaving just half of the world's top-10 players in the men's draw.

Author: 0 Martinez, Verlander boost Tigers past Mets

Matt Reynolds was out at first. On Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 lead before the New York Mets managed to scrape their way back to within one run, heading into the top of the ninth inning. Ian Kinsler's infield hit in the seventh against Jerry Blevins scored Justin Upton from third base to end deGrom's scoreless streak. It was Detroit's second loss in 12 games.

Author: 0 US Beam Team Tough To Beat

RIO DE JANEIRO U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas turned in a near flawless performance at Sunday's Olympic qualifying event, gaining the third highest score of any gymnast, but because of Olympic rules she will not be going to the all around final.

Sports Pogba arrives for Man United medical
Author: 0 Pogba arrives for Man United medical

The current world record transfer fee is the 100 million euros Real Madrid paid to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. United and Juventus confirmed on Sunday that Pogba has been granted permission to undergo a medical by the Turin club.

Author: 0 Bale & Kroos out of Madrid squad

Real Madrid leave the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos out of their squad for the European Super Cup clash with Sevilla. Sevilla , who defeated Liverpool in the Europa League final, will be playing their first competitive game under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Sports Kiwis avoid upset against United States to reach Olympic semifinals
Author: 0 Kiwis avoid upset against United States to reach Olympic semifinals

Tonegato scored the first and the last tries of the match, and Jessica Javelet scored two in between to give the Americans a 12-5 lead going into the last minute. "We didn't apply ourselves well enough". "I don't think we defended as well as we could have". "Now, we're playing for a medal". "To get through that one, and to know tomorrow we'll be playing for a medal regardless of the outcome of our first game is pretty fantastic", Caslick said.

Sports USA Basketball accidentally ends up in brothel
Author: 0 USA Basketball accidentally ends up in brothel

Right. So, to do just that, some Team USA players, namely DeMar Derozan, DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan-was there some sort of first name requirement to hang out that night?-decided to go to a well-know area spa, Termas Monte Carlo , for some professional massages and to get their minds right before this summer's global regiment.

Sports AITA backs Leander, says media can't question his commitment
Author: 0 AITA backs Leander, says media can't question his commitment

Clearly, Paes and Bopanna lacked match practice together. All India Tennis Association requests the media to see the history of Davis Cup for the last 25 years, Leander's participation in the last six Olympics as well as Asian Games and ascertain for themselves the commitment which Leander Paes has shown for the nation.

Sports Vardy: Leicester want to prove we can repeat last season
Author: 0 Vardy: Leicester want to prove we can repeat last season

Suffice to say that Jose Mourinho stirred something in Ranieri when he took his job and his team at Chelsea in 2004, and later sneered at the old Italian who had won nothing in his career. Who knows what demons this stirred in the fiercely ambitious, and football-besotted, young Mourinho? But having suffered heavy defeats to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona , questions have arisen as to whether they have what it takes to come close to emulating what they achieved in 2015-16.

Sports Frenchman Samir Ait Said suffers horror break in qualifying
Author: 0 Frenchman Samir Ait Said suffers horror break in qualifying

Said quickly clutched at his leg in pain following the incident, which drew plenty of concern from onlookers. The cracking noise was so loud it could be heard over the coverage. Just minutes before Ait Said's injury, Germany's Andreas Tobas injured his knee during the first tumbling pass of his floor exercise. "The French gymnast breaking his leg is one of the worst things I have seen in awhile": One traumatised watcher put.

Author: 0 Olympics notebook | Baseball, softball among sports added for 2020

The Tokyo Games will now feature 33 sports and about 11,000 athletes , compared to the usual number of 28 sports and 10,500 athletes. The move forms part of IOC president Thomas Bach's " Olympic Agenda 2020 " plan, which aims to rejuvenate the Olympics and make them more appealing to younger viewers.

Author: 0 Tokyo Beckons for World Games Sports

If you think skateboarding is a pursuit for hooded teenagers congregating under a bridge and so not interested in reaching the pinnacle of world sport, it's time to think again. The Olympics is meant to be a celebration of sport, but for years it's neglected some of the most popular sports out there. The decision Wednesday drew praise from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred: "We are excited about the IOC's announcement restoring Baseball and Softball to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo".

Author: 0 The Weird History Of Olympic Sports Just Got Weirder

The global federations of baseball and softball, which in 2008 suffered the humiliation of being excluded from the 2012 and 2016 Games, are now returning to the Olympics after mounting an active campaign to recover their Olympic status. The IOC considered a variety of factors when assessing the proposal, including the impact on gender equality, the youth appeal of the sports and the legacy value of adding them to the Tokyo Games.

Author: 0 Skateboarding Will Be Included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday's approval only applies to the 2020 Games. Tokyo 2020's balanced proposal fulfills all of the goals of the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendation that allowed it. The IOC said last month that discussions are still underway with Major League Baseball to determine whether players from that North American professional league will be allowed to play in the tournament which would cause disruptions with the regularly scheduled season play.

Sports Apple brings gender equality in iOS 10 emoji pack
Author: 0 Apple brings gender equality in iOS 10 emoji pack

The company is working "closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere", officials said in a statement on Apple's website. Apple has been focusing heavily on emojis with the iOS 10. While some of the 100-plus emojis are new ones, including the female athletes and professionals, others are redesigns of preexisting characters.

Sports Flaming arrow hits 'America's Got Talent' performer's neck
Author: 0 Flaming arrow hits 'America's Got Talent' performer's neck

Everything seemed to be going as planned, until he swallowed his final sword and had his partner fire a flaming arrow at it with a crossbow. Or maybe a man will be shot in the chest by a flaming arrow from a crossbow wielded by his one true love.

Sports US Olympic men's basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup
Author: 0 US Olympic men's basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup

Other than Kevin Durant , there is no other player on the team who is regarded with the reverence that the biggest stars in the National Basketball Association get. Here's a team we built using the best non-American players participating in the Olympics. No matter what Nike said in 2007, one thing is abundantly clear: The greatest team you've never heard of play basketball wearing red, white and blue.

Sports How do Mets fans feel about potential Jay Bruce trade?
Author: 0 How do Mets fans feel about potential Jay Bruce trade?

The Mets part with Nimmo, Alderson's first ever draft pick, in this deal for Bruce. He is batting. 276 with 13 homers and 55 RBIs this year at Triple-A Las Vegas. Manager Terry Collins' team is hitting just.206, last in the majors, with runners in scoring position. Bruce can be a rental or be with the Mets through next season.

Author: 0 MLB Rumors: Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees

The Yankees plan to retain left-handed reliever Andrew Miller , according to reports. The lefty is eligible for free agency after the season. The 29-year-old right-hander has had his success in NY, however - his best season came in 2013, when he went 9-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 23 outings.

Sports Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds
Author: 0 Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds

Nimmo has hit.336/.409/.517 with 17 doubles, seven triples and seven home runs in 72 games in Triple-A this season. There is also a club option worth $13 million in 2017, or a $1 million buyout. The only thing surprising about the Bruce trade is that it didn't happen earlier. The Mets tried for Bruce at this time just over a year ago, however they failed to acquire him and instead took up Yoenis Cespedes , which sparked a magical run to the World Series.

Sports Here comes Reggie: Bills to sign RB Bush
Author: 0 Here comes Reggie: Bills to sign RB Bush

Bush is making a free agent visit with Buffalo Monday. Bush is a 10-year National Football League veteran who played five games with San Francisco last year before sustaining a season-ending left knee injury when he slipped on the bare concrete bordering the Edward Jones Dome field in St.

Sports Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical

With Detroit in 2013 he gained 1,006 yards, but then fell way off in 2014, and after moving to San Francisco a year ago, he played only five games before suffering a freak knee injury. The 31-year-old Bush can also provide valuable experienced depth behind McCoy. Bush's signing comes after the Bills second-string running back, Karlos Williams , was suspended for the first four games of the season following a failed drug test and after Jonathan Williams, a rookie running back, was arrested ...

Sports Truex Takes Pocono Pole
Author: 0 Truex Takes Pocono Pole

They say that the Brickyard 400 at Indy and Pocono run as similar race tracks . He comes into the race with 30/1 odds. It just worked out that way, earning Truex his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at Pocono and the 10th of his career.

Sports Indians acquire LHP Miller from Yankees
Author: 0 Indians acquire LHP Miller from Yankees

The Indians needed stability in the back-end of their bullpen and they certainly got it with Miller. The voice sounded exhausted and raspy, the result of what Brian Cashman said was a night without sleep, and yet it was clear the Yankee GM was wired with trade-deadline exhilaration that spoke to his feeling about being free to wheel and deal.

Author: 0 Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins not at training camp

His average salary of $1.9 million is less than incoming rookie's Will Fuller, who signed a four-year $10.2 million contract for an average $2.5 million per year. Translation: Hold out all you like, Hopkins. Thomas trailed Hopkins in receptions, yards and touchdowns during the 2015 regular season. There are no holes in Hopkins' game with his route-running, hands and leaping ability.

Sports China's paddler Ma Long seeking redemption at Rio Olympics
Author: 0 China's paddler Ma Long seeking redemption at Rio Olympics

Patterson, who lives and trains in Leongatha in Victoria's Gippsland region, won the 2013 world youth title as a 17-year-old and 12 months later landed the gold at the Commonwealth Games in what was her senior global debut. At 33, Bindra has vowed to call it quits after Rio 2016, where he will be India's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. The Olympic final will be the day before her 25th birthday.

Author: 0 Ben Stokes expected to miss rest of worldwide summer with calf injury

Alastair Cook was delighted to see Joe Root's promotion to number three reap the rewards at Old Trafford as England routed Pakistan in the second Test. The 25-year-old had only just returned to the squad for the 330-run win over Pakistan after surgery to his left knee at the end of May. "He's a true athlete - one of our great movers in our side", said Cook.

Sports Not too anxious about my form, says Cheteshwar Pujara
Author: 0 Not too anxious about my form, says Cheteshwar Pujara

In the end, it was Pujara who played, and rightly so, for while he may not have done enough to quell the debate, he had not done so little that he needed to be dropped without being given a chance to come good. It is always about the individual who wants to take a break or practice. The press launch, which was the first of its kind for a Test match in the country, also saw Neita, who is also director of marketing for the JCA, outing added attractions, which he says is created to make the ...

Author: 0 Cascade native Colin Rea traded to the Miami Marlins

Cascade native Colin Rea , who's been pitching on the west coast, will now pitch on the east coast. A path to the postseason via the Wild Card is still very much in play - the Mets are just 1.5 games back of the second spot. Rea is 5-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 19 appearances this season. Wie-Yin Chen, their major free agent acquisition this past offseason and fourth starter, has a 4.99 ERA through 19 starts and went down with an elbow sprain on July 24.

Author: 0 Gael Monfils beats Ivo Karlovic at the Citi Open in Washington

Down 15-40, Johnson served his way back to 40-40, but then mishit a forehand for Karlovic's third break point of the game. Monfils knows exactly what to expect when he takes on Karlovic, but he admits that he faces a tough task if he is to overcome the 6 ft 11 in player.

Sports Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees
Author: 0 Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees

Chapman is expected to join the Cubs for their game Tuesday night against the cross-town rival Chicago White Sox. We are still a week away from the trade deadline and expect the Yankees to stay active. Chapman is a huge addition for the Cubs and will completely transform the bullpen. Look for the Cubs to absolutely dominate the National League this year and at the end of close games they'll for sure bring in the "The Cuban Missile".

Sports Ramprakash honesty got me double ton, reveals Root
Author: 0 Ramprakash honesty got me double ton, reveals Root

Pakistan cantered to an impressive 75-run win over England in the first Test at Lord's but succumbed to a massive 330-run loss in the second Test at Old Trafford. It's a good team, they've really got the balance right - it's relaxed but its professional. But I thought about it and really homed in on practice and how I wanted to approach the rest of the series.

Sports Efimova, six other Russian swimmers ruled out of Rio Games
Author: 0 Efimova, six other Russian swimmers ruled out of Rio Games

But Wada said the decision to give individual sports federations primary responsibility for determining every Russian athlete's eligibility for Rio was a recipe for confusion. There was bad news for Russia's swimmers. Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both 4x100m freestyle bronze-medal winners with the Russian team at the 2012 Olympics, and Yulia Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, were among the seven banned.

Sports Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take championship lead
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take championship lead

Hamilton's win at the Hungaroring, northeast of Budapest, was his fifth in the last six Formula One races. Sunday's win was the 48th of his career and fifth of the season. The lead was back to 2.1sec by lap 59. Ricciardo had no answer as the German scythed his way past. Lewis Hamilton now leads Nico Rosberg by 6 points.

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