Messi returns for Argentina

The 113-cap veteran and Argentina captain will now be at the disposal of new coach Edgardo Bauza for forthcoming South American World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela. Superstar Lionel Messi has done an abrupt u-turn on his decision to ... More..

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Simone Biles dominates vault to win 3rd gold in Rio
by | Monday, August 15, 2016

Simone Biles dominates vault to win 3rd gold in Rio

But the pressure of the spotlight - and all those expectations - can be daunting. India's Dipa Karmakar made history by being the first female gymnast from her country to compete in the Olympics and make an ...More..

Simone Manuel's gold medal is not just for her
by | Monday, August 15, 2016

Simone Manuel's gold medal is not just for her

It came just hours after Biles had dominated the competition in the women's all-around event and entered the conversation of whether she is the greatest gymnast of all time. Indeed, Manuel is a refreshing repre...More..

Rangana Herath hat-trick takes Sri Lanka closer to series win
by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rangana Herath hat-trick takes Sri Lanka closer to series win

The emerging Kusal Mendis was handed a life on five when dropped by Adam Voges at first slip, frustrating Starc, but he soon had joy when he extracted a thin edge to have a man who shapes as Test cricket's late...More..

As The First Refugee Olympic Team Competes, A Camp Watches In Awe
by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

As The First Refugee Olympic Team Competes, A Camp Watches In Awe

Who are these athletes? Medals, prize money, fame, and their future careers hang in the balance. This is Team Refugee. The team's national anthem? And the Olympics are the games where athletes swear to co...More..

by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Green water temporarily shuts down Olympic pool

Rio Olympics 2016 divers found a pool full of bright green water as they looked down from the diving boards. "We confirm that diving training in Maria Lenk Aquactics Centre's pool is cancelled this morning". ...More..

Rowing - Britain men's eight take gold to top table
by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rowing - Britain men's eight take gold to top table

A late surge saw the women just snatch silver from Romania in the exciting final moment. Reed and Hodge won gold at a third straight Games having helped the men's four triumph in the last two Olympics, while ...More..

by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 medal count

Although Canada has won only one medal in the sport since it joined the Olympic program in 1996, this contingent is hoping it can change that. Phelps added another gold medal to his collection. Superstar Katie...More..

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer eliminated by Sweden
by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer eliminated by Sweden

Against the run of play, sixth-ranked Sweden went ahead in the 61st minute when substitute Stina Blackstenius scored on a clinical counterattack. Also, Michael Phelps looks to add to his gold medal haul in th...More..

by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

Keselowski rear-ended Truex's vehicle on the final lap of the race, costing Truex a shot at leader Denny Hamlin. After a late restart Hamlin, who last pitted on lap 49, was able to stay ahead of the chaotic bat...More..

by | Sunday, August 14, 2016

China: swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive at Rio

Chen had been scheduled to compete in the 50m freestyle beginning later today. "The CSA has taken this matter seriously and demanded full cooperation from Chen in the investigation", the association said i...More..

Rio 2016: Australia give Team USA their first tough test
by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rio 2016: Australia give Team USA their first tough test

The Australian "Boomers" pushed the mighty United States team all the way in an epic group stage game in the Rio Olympics and can justifiably believe they have a shot at the gold medal. ' Can anybody beat Te...More..

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Gymnast Biles leads for US as champ Douglas misses out

Nonetheless, although we'll miss Douglas in the all-around finals, we will still be able to witness her uncanny grace and athleticism as she competes in the uneven bars final, alongside teammate Madison Kocia...More..

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Michael Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Phelps won gold again Thursday night, and he did it in blowout fashion, taking the top spot by almost two seconds, while Lochte finished fifth. USA teammate Ryan Lochte failed to get a spot on the podium as J...More..

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

No Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins rift, says British cycling head

Sir Dave Brailsford, the mastermind behind the successes of Beijing 2008 and London 2012, described an undulating progression created to peak every four years. Four-time Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France...More..

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Zlatan: There is something big coming from Manchester United

Mourinho has started off on the right path but more improvement is definitely needed in the team cohesion and style of play if United are to be champions of England and Europe again. "It feels good. The first...More..

Katie Ledecky breaks Olympic record to lead 800m freestyle field
by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Katie Ledecky breaks Olympic record to lead 800m freestyle field

Australia took bronze, 1.45sec behind the USA. Phelps' 47.12 spilt was a personal best. The race was over about the time it began. She can join Amy van Dyken and Missy Franklin as the only American women to ear...More..

Rhode earns bronze to medal in 6 straight Olympics
by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rhode earns bronze to medal in 6 straight Olympics

US Olympic Gold Medal shooter Kim Rhode is wading into the gun control debate and defended the Second Amendment ahead of her competition in Brazil. "The Second Amendment was put in there not just so we can go s...More..

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Olympics-Cycling-Britain set world record in men's team pursuit

That was fractionally short of their own world record, set by the London 2012 gold winning squad which included Burke. Still Cavendish is unlikely to be called upon. The British trio clocked 42.440 seconds, a...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Jose Mourinho: The Champions League is empty without Manchester United

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri believes it will be "impossible" for his team to retain the English Premier League title, saying Thursday it's more likely that "ET comes to Piccadilly Circus". "When the P...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

LeBron James' 'Cleveland Hustles' can endorse your business

LeBron James has agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract with the National Basketball Association champion? He made the announcement on Twitter , via the Bleacher Report's Uninterrupted . James' agree...More..

Men's Basketball: US Takes on Australia in Battle of Top Teams
by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Men's Basketball: US Takes on Australia in Battle of Top Teams

Defense tends to be Team USA's biggest strength, but Australia shot 50 percent from the field and drew the same number of free throws as the Americans. This game was a wakeup call for Team USA, and a strong ind...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Rio 2016: Five of Thursday's biggest events to watch at the Olympics

Equestrian, individual eventing: Michael Jung of Germany won his third Olympic gold medal, beating Astier Nicolas of France (silver) and Chris Burton of Australia (bronze). Asked what she'll be doing next, Eng...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

We're so used to players taking the easy way out that it seems logical that he will do the same, but Kobe Bryant said something that made me think the deal would be signed. Russell Westbrook has always relishe...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Carmelo Anthony Passes Michael Jordan on USA Olympic Scoring List

The whole team U.S. acknowledges they had a sloppy start against team Venezuela saying the opponent team tried to control tempo of the game. "Once we were able to settle down and play defence, we started hittin...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Katie Ledecky guides USA to 4x200m freestyle gold

Lochte joined with Phelps to win gold Tuesday in the 4 X 200 free relay, but he's gotten more attention for a dye job gone awry. Brazil needs to win or face elimination when its men's team takes on Denmar...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Del Potro sends Djokovic packing in Rio shock

The 22-time major victor cut a frustrated figure, smashing her racquet into the ground at one stage. It would be a forehand off the net cord, however, that clinched victory on his second match point. The worl...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

US men's basketball blasts Venezuela 113-69 after slow start

Paul George scored 20 and Jimmy Butler 17 - a lot of them coming in extended garbage time - in the first Olympic matchup between the nations. "It is going to be a grind-out game, I'm looking forward to it",...More..

Furyk sets new mark with a 58
by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Furyk sets new mark with a 58

Knox carded a closing 68 to finish at 14-under-par 266, 13 shots ahead of Pádraig Harrington who endured a hard final round as he shot a disappointing 75. He was third at the 2013 BMW Championship. Being name...More..

by | Friday, August 12, 2016

Ebner the enforcer ready for US rugby revolution

According to their team captain Madison Hughes, Ebner adds a bit of depth to their team, he's got a pace, he's got physicality, and he's got a rugby brain. He introduced me to this wonderful sport. The games ar...More..

Bills LB Ragland expected to miss entire season
by | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bills LB Ragland expected to miss entire season

The Buffalo Bills' worst fears in regards to rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland's knee injury have come true. He underwent surgery in May for a preexisting shoulder injury. Ragland was expected to be a starter...More..

by | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rio Olympics: Underdog Andre De Grasse Chasing Usain Bolt

I always get nervous. Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt admitted last night that he can not be completely sure that his gold medal competitors at the Rio Games will be clean athletes. 'I would have been fi...More..

US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener
by | Thursday, August 11, 2016

US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

United States 119, China 62: Kevin Durant and this new-look U.S. Olympic basketball team look just as dominant as the ones who slammed and jammed their way to the last two gold medals. The 2016 Rio Olympics s...More..

by | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sven-Goran Eriksson: Ibrahimovic and Mourinho Could Win Premier League

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given the strongest suggestion yet that Bastian Schweinsteiger could be on his way out of Old Trafford, ESPN FC reports. We lost a week in China [the postponed Manches...More..

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Russian Yulia Efimova breaks down in tears after losing to Lilly King

King made her move after 50 meters while Efimova made her move approximately 25 meters to go which was not enough to catch and beat King. "But right now I am happy because the thing that happened to me are re...More..

Travis Stevens wins silver for US judo team
by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Travis Stevens wins silver for US judo team

The Russian martial artist won with an uchi-mata, which he performed three minutes into the deciding match. In the Round of 32, Stevens defeated Sweden's Robin Pacek with a final score of 1s1 to 0s1. American...More..

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olympics media: Delayed start for NBC, ad overload

Two nights in, NBC's coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics remains a dominant ratings force. An estimated 26.5 million people watched NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony, a sharp 35 percent drop from...More..

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Walker's 9th-inning homer lifts Mets over Tigers 3-1

The Mets, who went 2-for-17 with RISP in dropping the first two games here, salvaged the finale behind 6 2⁄3 innings of one-run ball from Jacob deGrom . Conforto's 11th home run was off a 91-mph fastball by An...More..

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Andy Murray chosen as flag bearer for Team GB

As quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald, Murray said "I'm going to blame the photographers for what happened last night, because I was being given directions and then ended up putting the flag in Princess Anne's...More..

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly
by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly

It was a loss that rankled Phelps and emboldened Le Clos from that day until this one. "I believe I am in the shape of my life, but I know its going to be really tough out there". "Nothing", Phelps replied. "I ...More..

Swimming - Phelps and Ledecky seek even more gold
by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Swimming - Phelps and Ledecky seek even more gold

United States' Missy Franklin prepares for a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics , Monday, Aug. Italy's Federica Pellegrini did it twice, in the er...More..

Super Cup: Benzema, Morata IN, Ronaldo, Bale OUT
by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Super Cup: Benzema, Morata IN, Ronaldo, Bale OUT

However, Spanish media reports claim that Zinedine Zidane was the main reason for Gomes's Real Madrid transfer breakdown. An unfamiliar Madrid starting XI featured just four of May's victorious UCL starte...More..

by | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams injured, ruled out of Olympic tournament

He will be replaced by Sione Molia. Sonny Bill Williams is helped from the field in Rio after suffering injury. Japan had scored first at the Deodoro Stadium, Truya Goto squeezing past Rieko Ioane's tackle ...More..

Lincecum designated for assignment by Angels
by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Lincecum designated for assignment by Angels

A few hours after the Mariners retired Griffey's No. 24 during an emotional pregame ceremony, O'Malley sent another charge through Safeco Field. "It's different, but it felt really good", O'Malley said. S...More..

Philippines celebrates Hidilyn Diaz's silver medal in Rio 2016 Olympics
by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Philippines celebrates Hidilyn Diaz's silver medal in Rio 2016 Olympics

Diaz's total of 200 kg at the Rio Games on Sunday not only ended the country's 20-year Olympic medal drought, it also made her the first Mindanaoan to win an Olympic medal. This is expected to be Diaz's last...More..

by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Ichiro becomes 30th player to record 3000th hit

The 3,000 hit bobblehead costs $35 and the hit king one goes for $40. Ichiro began his US career with the Seattle Mariners, after playing nine seasons in Japan's professional baseball league. "Show him his re...More..

Olympics 2016 Diving: Tom Daley's Best Olympic Moments
by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Olympics 2016 Diving: Tom Daley's Best Olympic Moments

The 22-year-old diver competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he set the record as the youngest British Olympian in history, and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, where he won bronze. Th...More..

Abhinav Bindra, hard luck at Rio 2016 Olympics: Sachin Tendulkar consoles shooter
by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Abhinav Bindra, hard luck at Rio 2016 Olympics: Sachin Tendulkar consoles shooter

Adding to the disappointment was archer Laxmirani Majhi, who crashed out in the Round of 32 eliminators. In the same year Bindra also won another gold medal in the Pairs event in 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Gam...More..

by | Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Grasu leaves practice with injury that looked 'fairly serious'

Between not having enough strength and being undersized, there were serious questions as to whether or not Grasu could serve as a starting center in the NFL. Whitehair could see time at center if Larsen is inju...More..

by | Monday, August 08, 2016

Brilliant Kim sets 72-arrow world record

Kim Woo-Jin shot 700 points during the archery ranking round, to beat the world record of 699 set by South Korean compatriot Im Dong-hyun at the London Olympics . The Korean team were in fine fettle throughout...More..