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Usain Bolt wins his third straight 100 meter gold medal at Rio

American star Justin Gatlin - Bolt's biggest rival in the competition - was the leader until the closing stages before the Jamaican started to pull away, and had to settle for the silver with an impressive 9.84 seconds. It was however, one of the tightest races that Bolt has run during his legendary career. Bolt added that he was disappointed with his time, but complained that the turnaround time between the semi-finals and final - which was just over one hour - was way too short to ...

Boos, taunts and jeers: Russia under siege at Rio Games

King took gold over Efimova on Monday, and remained resolute that athletes who've been banned for doping should not be allowed to compete at the Olympics . Early this morning King stormed to victory in the final, beating Efimova by more than half a second as she set a new Olympic record of one minute and 4.93 seconds.

Dujardin and Valegro defend dressage gold

He said: "I thought he was very clever to put the sign up on the screen 'will you marry me?" Speaking after the event, she said: "He already knows it's yes". Anything can happen out there, so you only hope you can go out and enjoy it. "I'm happy to go give Valegro some more sugar, some treats and apples.

GOLD MEDAL: Chloe Esposito stages epic comeback to win modern pentathlon

The 24-year-old started the final leg in fourth position but shot cleanly and ran quickly to chase down the 48-second handicap she had behind Poland's Oktawia Nowacka. She couldn't catch Esposito, though, finishing almost a minute off the winning time in running and needed 34 shots to hit 20 targets. Elodie Clouvel of France won silver with 1,356 points and bronze went to Nowacka with 1,349.

Mourinho: It's incredible how Zlatan has never won the Ballon d'Or

Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United to much fanfare this summer after leaving Paris St-Germain, where he broke the club's all-time scoring record with 156 goals in his four years. "We weren't surprised and then we started playing". "Everybody knows we are going to fight for the title, whether we win or not win is a different story.

Close to a medal, Brazil tries not to get too optimistic

They then eased past Columbia with a 2-0 win, as Neymar came alive with a terrific 25-yard free-kick, curling it perfectly into the back of the net to send the Brazilian faithful mental. Honduras await Brazil at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. In the other semifinal, which will be played in Sao Paulo later Wednesday, 1996 Olympic champion Nigeria will face Germany , which is playing in the Olympics for the first time since 1998, when US coach Jurgen Klinsmann was on the team.

German women upset top-seeded Brazil team on Olympic beach

Bills dealt another blow by Dareus suspensionSimone Biles the greatest women's gymnast ever?How does White think a. Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, had never lost a match in the Summer Games. Ludwig and Walkenhorst will win their nation's first women's beach volleyball medal of any color and, if they win gold, Germany's second Olympic beach volleyball gold overall.

Sweden moves on to Gold Medal Match with shootout win over Brazil

Host team Brazil will face Sweden in the first of the semifinal matches of Rio 2016 . "We knew that if we can stay compact, it's hard to beat us", Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl told FIFA.com. One fan lofted a sign that said "Marta We Love You". "It maybe looks boring for some, but at the end of the day, we want to win", said Sweden captain Caroline Seger, responding to accusations of negative play.

Olympic Runners Crashed Together, Then Willed Each Another To Finish

She stumbled and accidentally clipped New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin who was just ahead of her, and both fell to the ground. As Hamblin rejoined the race, D'Agostino mustered her willpower to continue, eventually finishing with a time of 17:10.02.

Burnell launches tirade at judges after 'outrageous' disqualification

In a dramatic end to the punishing race, the Great Britain swimmer was initially given third after a photo finish and then fifth. The thing is a joke. And he gives me a yellow card. We're going to put an appeal in but it'll do absolutely nothing. 'You've got referees out there who don't know what they're doing! Disqualifying me and getting screwed over in the finish.

Chicago Bears: (Update) Multiple fights break out during practice vs. Pats

And I bears linebacker John team though that was midway through practice Bilbao a check we talked about this yesterday at the in the camp when it without Shawn Jeffrey Malcom Butler. Vereen leaves having played spent seasons in the league, having been drafted in the fourth-round by the Bears in 2014. Some of the physicality was upped at Tuesday's practice, with Matthew Slater tackling Kieren Duncan ( and then apologizing ), Martellus Bennett getting into a wrestling match with Lamarr ...

Showrunner teases multiple villains, Jessica-Trish relationship as focal point

Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) relationship with the absolutely wicked Kilgrave (played to chilling perfection by David Tennant) was at the forefront of the narrative, and many were left wondering where the second season would go without his menace.

Here's Why The Olympic Diving Pool Turned Alarmingly Green

Eyebrows were first raised on Tuesday when the water changed colour in the adjacent pool, where the women's 10m synchronised platform final was taking place. A picture taken on August 10, 2016 at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro shows the diving pool of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. "But we came here with a mind-set of 'expect the unexpected.' If the water was going to be orange, blue, green - it didn't matter".

Dream Team MAY boycott quarter-final clash with Denmark

Members of the U-23 team have been paid their camp allowances for 22 days, while injured striker Junior Ajayi has been cleared to feature in Saturday's Olympics quarter final clash against Denmark. "That's football. We are professionals and could not have under -rated the Colombians". Another win, and they could end up facing Brazil, which started slowly but won its last two matches by the combined score of 6-0 to make the semifinals.

Chelsea star Hazard looking forward to 'fresh start' under Conte

I want to put this passion into the team. Both teams have invested a lot in the transfer market in the hopes of making their odds better for the new season. I demand this from him. West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "We have a good squad - we've kept most of the players and we've added some players too".

Guardiola expects Hart to fight for Manchester City place

The 38-year-old, who was one game short of reaching a 100-appearance milestone, looked certain to be on his way out of the Memorial Stadium as Clarke secured a loan deal for Chesterfield goalkeeper Aaron Chapman. "But overall I thought the players did really well". The City boss has given no indication that he is unhappy with Hart's talents, application or mentality, but as feared when he first took the job, the England global doesn't have the ability to play out from the back that Guardiola ...

Katie Ledecky swims into history with 4th Olympic gold

Leader of the pack. Katie Ledecky demolished her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle race at the Rio Olympics on Friday, August 12, taking home her fourth gold medal and breaking her second world record. Schooling was inspired to aim for the Olympics as a six-year-old after a dinner conversation with his grand-uncle, Lloyd Valberg, a former national high-jumper who was also Singapore's first Olympian.

Usain Bolt says athletics needs him to win at Rio Olympics

He became the first athlete to compete in track and field at an Olympics after playing in the NFL. With controversies continuing to hit track and field , most recently involving alleged state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation, it is again easy to suggest that Bolt will be racing for far more than himself and his country in the flagship event on the track at the Olympic Stadium.

Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint

Hoy, in attendance at the Rio velodrome as Wiggins created history, became Great Britain's most successful Olympian in history at London 2012 as his two golds took his tally to six. Britain will face New Zealand in the semifinals, while Denmark will face Australia in the other semifinal. Wiggins eased into his Olympics career with a bronze in the team pursuit in 2000, before heading to Athens and winning gold , silver and bronze respectively in the individual pursuit, team pursuit ...

Upset for Leicester, Tottenham draws as EPL season starts

Hull City forward Adama Diomande pounced on a terrific save by Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel to score an overhead kick in the latter stages of the first half. "And I thought everything came out today". "Our effort was wonderful but it was individual, not as a team and that is the key of the match", Ranieri explained.

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Hernandez finished second behind Biles on both nights of the Olympic Trials, and at that point looked like a potential all-around medalist. "I think everyone out there, we all performed how we trained, and that's all very special - something we have to keep for team finals and any event finals that we qualified for", Biles told USA Gymnastics.

Phelps leaves Lochte in his wake one last time at Olympics

Japan's Kosuke Hagino took the silver, while China's Wang Shun claimed the bronze. Coasting into the men's 100m butterfly final in the early hours of Friday morning (SA time), Chad le Clos said he had recovered from his failure to earn a medal in his 200m title defence in his specialist stroke, as he targeted his second medal of the Rio Olympics.

Three facts you didn't know about the Usain Bolt-Justin Gatlin rivalry

Bolt emerged on stage with partially dressed, feather-wearing samba dancers. The six-time Olympic gold medallist is chasing a third straight clean sweep of the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events at the Rio Games before he hangs up his boots but admitted on Monday during Team Jamaica's press conference that he still gets pre-race jitters.

Despite strong effort, Gabby Douglas won't be able to defend title

The U.S. women's gymnastics team absolutely killed it at the Olympic qualifiers Sunday, dominating every event and coming in first place across the board-with Simone Biles leading the pack. Douglas competed that vault in London, but she hasn't attempted it in competition in her comeback. "It's super nerve-racking, but since we got it (qualifying) out of the way, we're ready for the team final", said ten-time world champion Biles of her first Olympics.

Paul Pogba to Manchester United

Ferdinand recounted a conversation with Pogba immediately following the Juve No. 10's deal to sign with the Old Lady, in which he implored the youngster to stay at United. In stark contrast to Juventus , United have since struggled to get their hands on much silverware, winning just the 2012/13 Premier League and last season's FA Cup in the intervening four-year period.