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Park returns to her best to win in golf's Olympic return

A former No. 1 in the world, Lewis has gone more than two years since her last victory. Park played the first six holes in three birdies and three pars. "I guess I have a course record here, and it's great to put my name on that, and being near the top of the leaderboard at the Olympics", said Lewis.

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Rio 2016: Andy Murray stretches wining streak to 19 matches

Murray has won 21 games on the trot, standing 32-1 since losing the Madrid final to Novak Djokovic last May. "I knew that coming straight from the Olympics I was going to be exhausted but I've still managed to win", he said. "I need matches like that", Dimitrov said. "I've practiced with him many times, so to some extent I have an understanding of his game, like he has of mine", Raonic told the ATP Tour website.

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Olympics-Basketball-US down Spain to reach men's gold medal final

With a lineup of National Basketball Association champions, All-Stars and most valuable players no team in the Olympic tournament can match the U.S.in pure skill including Serbia, who have relied on rapid ball movement, a tireless work rate and chemistry.

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Katie Ledecky is so unbelievable she's setting Olympic records in preliminary heats

Thursday night, Ledecky also became the third American woman to win four gold medals at a single Olympics; Ledecky now stands with Missy Franklin (2012; four golds and a bronze) and Amy Van Dyken (1996, four golds). Ledecky had one Rio event left, the 800 freestyle. Here she is by herself at the finish. Victor of three golds and five medals overall in London four years ago, she dealt with depression and didn't qualify for an individual event in Rio.

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Olympics triathlon results: USA's Gwen Jorgensen wins gold

Olympic Team in London. Early into the run, she and Jorgensen took off leaving Britain's Stanford and Holland alongside Barbara Riveros in a chase pack that couldn't maintain their incredible pace. When she crossed the finish line in 38th place in London, almost seven minutes after Spirig, she immediately thought about winning gold in Rio. Kevin Durant (right) of the USA Basketball Men's National Team celebrates with Jimmy Butler during the game against Argentina during the ...

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Olympics-U.S. down Spain to reach men's gold medal final

Page also 10 points, adding eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Other familiar names in the mix for Spain include Pau Gasol , Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez and a few others with National Basketball Association experience. DeAndre Jordan got his second straight start over DeMarcus Cousins for Team USA as they looked to surround their scorers with his athletic defensive presence against Pau Gasol.

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Nicola Adams cruises into another Olympic flyweight final

Cancan, who led the head-to-head 3-2 entering the semi-final, claimed the opening round across the board after managing to hold off the jab from the current Olympic champion. You don't win those titles five times for nothing so I wanted to take my time, feel her out and see what she was like. Golfer Charley Hull, who was at one point within a shot of the bronze position, said she had "a fantastic experience" at her first Olympics.

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Fourth gold for Biles in Rio

We know all of them have a pizza party in mind when the Olympics are all said and done. Expect the Brazilian gymnasts Diego Hypolito, Arthur Zanetti and Flavia Saraiva, to get the biggest cheers from the fans. Yahoo News reported that the Olympic winners' crush has no bounds and she wasn't even afraid to reveal that she had a cardboard cutout of the actor behind her bed.

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Paralympics get a taxpayer bailout in cash-strapped Rio

Rio is asking the Brazil government to help but the fact that the money was spent on the able-bodied Olympics indicates the games for the disabled have second priority in Brazil. Grants of more than $7 million that the Rio organizers were due to make the 165 participating countries are nearly a month overdue. Countries have yet to receive travel grants from Brazilian organisers and Craven said the payments needed to be done as soon as possible.

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Shaunae Miller's dive at the line completely legal

Neck-and-neck with American world champion Allyson Felix coming down the home straight, the 22-year-old made a desperate head-first lunge for the finish line to clinch the win by seven-hundredths of a second. "I just kept on telling myself to keep on chipping away at the gap, and once I got my position, all I wanted was to hold it", Coburn, 25, told reporters.

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Serbia stuns top-ranked U.S. women's volleyball in 5 sets

Serbia will take on the victor of Netherlands and China in the gold medal match on Saturday night, and the Americans will get the loser in the bronze medal match at noon ET on Saturday. The Dutch are back in the Olympics for the first time in 20 years. A huge Akinradewo block then gave the US a 23-19 lead, and they were able to hang on and win the set 25-20.

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In case you missed it: Looking back on Day 12 in Rio

That means the gold , silver , and bronze all went to the U.S. It's the *first ever* sweep at the Olympics by American track and field women, and it's a pretty incredible win. Maddie Musselman and Kiley Neushul had two goals apiece for the US, which is trying to become the first country to repeat as Olympic champions.

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`Fit-again` Rafael Nadal set to make ATP return in Cincinnati

The tournament is missing both defending champions and several other top players because of injuries and the strain of playing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , where the final tennis medals were awarded on Sunday. Wawrinka had one of those few Masters titles that wasn't claimed by the Big Four, winning in Monte Carlo in 2014. In the women's bracket, Karolina Pliskova became the first woman to reach the quarterfinals, defeating Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-3.

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Olympics-China's bid to defend London sweep crumbles

The doubles pair despatched Japanese duo Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa 21-19, 21-17 to make the final four where they face number four seeds Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang of China. Ellis said: "I am very proud of how we came out in the third". "It is unbelievable - we are one of these pairs that are quite up and down - but this tournament we have shown our ability throughout the group and knockout stages".

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Rio Olympics 2016: Thiam Trumps Ennis-Hill for Heptathlon Gold

But it's still a huge decision and I want to make sure it's the right one. "I love hurdles and I always said I would love to give it a go but I kind of feel that the boat has sailed on that one". The timetable at the athletics, with much longer gaps than normal between morning and evening sessions for the sake of American television, hampered the heptathletes.

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Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, N'Golo Kane, Michy Batshuayi

Pirlo played under the Italian manager at Juventus and Lampard revealed he has nothing but good things to say about Chelsea's new man: "I spoke to Pirlo about Conte and he had nothing but great things to say". "The newspapers said I changed a lot of players in that game, but for me it's not the true [reason]". The diminutive Belgian, who took forever to score his first goal last season, got on the score-sheet with a great strike in his first outing of the term, putting his foot right ...

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US men's basketball team survives scare against Serbia 94-91

Winning by three for the second consecutive game, the US improved to 5-0 and clinched first place in Group A. The Americans open quarterfinal play Wednesday, still the favorite but looking as beatable as ever under Mike Krzyzewski . The rank naivete of a team with 10 new Olympians has been on full display, struggling with both the officials and the relentless movement and clinical patience of their more experienced opponents.

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No guarantee Rio sprints will be clean, says Bolt

Bolt said lowering his 200-meter record, which stands at 19.19 seconds, below the 19 mark, is something he wants. Bolt , a six-time Olympic gold medalist, is feeling confident as he attempts to become the first runner to win the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter events.

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Manchester United partner EA Sports on eve of new season

We know we can rely on each other out on the pitch and I'm sure that will make us a hard team to beat this season'. "But the volume of bets have, naturally, been with the two Manchester clubs". Especially after Leicester City, the surprise winners of the last season had been tipped as relegation candidates by most football expects. Hull are back in the top flight after bouncing straight back up from the Championship last term.

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Why Virat Kohli Batted Third & More in 3rd Test vs WI

In reply West Indies were bundled out for 225 after Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up a five-wicket haul. West Indies were caught napping, unawares and didn't even react; India took their 60 runs in nine overs even though they gave Miguel Cummins a six-for in the process and asked West Indies to have a go.

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Basketball: US survive Australia scare to remain unbeaten

Carmelo, who scored a game-high 31 points and became USA's all-time leading scorer in Olympics, later admitted that they were prepared for an assault from the Aussies. The game proved to be exhilarating as the Boomers had the lead by two points early in the final quarter. He scored the first nine points on three triples for the USA against Australia.

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Blue Jays Relinquish Short Stay in First With Loss

The first homer hit the facing of the third deck in left field, an estimated 421-foot shot, to put the Twins up by two. Tulowitzki left in the eighth, two innings after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Tillman. C Russell Martin was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs Saturday in the 9-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Pedro Alvarez walked to lead off the inning, and he was balked to second base.

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Upstart Puig, confident Kerber meet in Olympic tennis final

However, in order to avoid back-to-back losses, Kvitova has to be more consistent with her service game. Earn one more victory - either in the semifinals against No. Keys hit 34 winners to just 10 for Kerber in the match, but the world No.2 drew upon her wealth of experience to keep Keys at bay in the crucial moments.

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ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS / Good as gold - Biles wins all

Compatriot Alexandra Raisman got silver with Russia's Aliya Mustafina third. Biles, 19, has won every all-around competition she has entered since August 2013, a streak that includes four consecutive USA titles. Louis - England's Justin Rose marking the occasion with a hole-in-one. Raisman left the floor in tears before composing herself to await her score.

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Blake Griffin to produce animated comedy loosely based on his life

The Thunder won't be alone if Griffin hits the open market. Meanwhile, the Thunder belong in Griffin's home town of Oklahoma City, featuring Westbrook, Oladipo, Sabonis, Steven Adams , Andre Roberson and Enes Kanter to form a highly attractive supporting cast.

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Ryan Lochte says his rivalry with Michael Phelps isn't over

The achievements of Leonidas, a runner who competed between 164 and 152 BC, were recorded by Philostratus the Athenian and Pausanias who told of the his 12 triumphs, according to the official Olympics website. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom finished third. While Phelps raced to roars in Rio, in his hometown of Baltimore, his showdown with Lochte was shown on the giant video board during a break in the fourth quarter of the Ravens' preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Dominant China continue diving gold rush

Diving kicked off for the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday, with the women competing in the 3m Synchronized Springboard Final. American's David Boudia and Steele Johnson turned in a strong performance to score 457.11 points and secure the silver medal, but China finished almost 40 points ahead with an Olympic record score of 496.98.

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Rosie MacLennan wins gold in women's trampoline

A score of 56.465 drew wild cheers from the crowd and also earned Canada a second gold in Rio. "She's trying to put other people's expectations our of her mind and keep her own expectations of herself from being too high as well", said coach Dave Ross as MacLennan was not in the mood for talking after podium training in the Rio Olympic Arena on Thursday.

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Pogba banned for United's first game

The Portuguese tactician has been a busy man this summer, signing Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba to add quality through the spine of his team. They prefer to play a defensive game in words. I don't think that's Manchester United , Manchester United has to say we want to win the title while having respect for the others.

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Who is Simone Manuel? First African American female swimmer wins gold

I'm just so blessed to have a gold medal, I'm just so blessed. Mercury News sportswriter Tim Kawakami wrote on Twitter: "Sorry to my tremendous co-workers, but I've never been as upset at a headline in my own publication as I was with that one".