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Sports Overland Park native Jack Sock caps Rio Olympics with gold medal
Author: 0 Overland Park native Jack Sock caps Rio Olympics with gold medal

Ranked 24th in Doubles now, Ram has reached at least the quarter-finals of every Grand Slam and will also receive his first ever Olympic medal at the Mixed Doubles tournament. "I am a first generation American having been born in the United States in 1984". He was only added to the roster after the London 2012 men's doubles winners, Bob and Mike Bryan, withdrew from the tournament.

Sports Thompson wins Olympic gold for Jamaica in women's 100m
Author: 0 Thompson wins Olympic gold for Jamaica in women's 100m

It was the most noteworthy moment of the 12-minute event attended by about a 20 journalists. The competition should only get better for Jamaica on Sunday night, as Usain Bolt is set to race in his final Olympic 100-m. Thompson and Fraser-Pryce share a coach and a close friendship. Puerto Rico brings up the rear with its first and only medal so far. Thompson had a lot to learn about being a world-class pro too.

Sports Suarez and Munir strikes edge Barca closer to Super Cup
Author: 0 Suarez and Munir strikes edge Barca closer to Super Cup

Despite a bright start, Barca struggled for large periods of the game at the Sanchez Pizjuan and Luis Enrique was forced to make first half substitutions as defender Jeremy Mathieu and midfield maestro Andres Iniesta were forced off with injuries.

Author: 0 Diving pool shut after the water turns green

Global swimming governing body FINA announced Wednesday afternoon that the reason for the green water is that "the water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process ". We can't use too much chemicals in the water because athletes are training in it. Now, this might sound idiotic, because how do the Rio Olympic organizers not know how many athletes are competing in, say, diving? However, when athletes showed up to the pool on Friday morning to train, the ...

Sports India closing in on victory against W.Indies
Author: 0 India closing in on victory against W.Indies

They were undermined by the superb Bhuvneshwar Kumar who produced a brilliant spell with the second new ball to claim five for 33. The slide began after lunch as West Indies crashed from 194/3 to 225 all out within 20.4 overs. The best teams, the really great ones, that go on to be the number one ranked side in Test matches and dominate eras, are ruthless. Blackwood edged to a delivery that landed on his off and moved further away while Samuels was cramped by an inswinger that Kumar ...

Author: 0 Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

Callum Skinner will be Britain's other representative. Like the Brits, however, a poor qualification round in London earlier this year cost them, with United States of America and Canada taking the gold and silver medals respectively. In the women's omnium, London 2012 Olympic gold medallist and world champion Laura Trott of Great Britain is favoured, but Sarah Hammer, a silver medallist in both omnium and team pursuit in London, is aiming to win the USA's first women's track cycling ...

Author: 0 Kiwis break team sprint Olympic record

Hindes, Kenny - champions with Hoy four years ago - and Skinner set an Olympic record in qualifying, but the standard was overtaken by New Zealand, who finished their first round in 42.535. "That's what was expected". COLNE cyclist Steven Burke helped Great Britain qualify fastest in the men's team pursuit at the Rio Olympics. The world record, set in winning gold at London 2012, is 3:51.659.

Sports Rio Olympics: Day 3 Men's Basketball Preview
Author: 0 Rio Olympics: Day 3 Men's Basketball Preview

Durant, who looked so comfortable shooting against essentially no defense, at one point took an attempt two steps over the half court line as if he was his new teammate, Steph Curry. The Americans beat China 119-62 in their pool play opener, led by 25 points from Kevin Durant . Kevin Durant finished the game with 25 points for Team USA, and Yi Jianlian finished with 25 points for Team China.

Sports Eagles RT Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension
Author: 0 Eagles RT Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

That's why the Eagles gave him a huge, $56 million contract extension this offseason that would keep him under Eagles control through the 2021 season. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said that Johnson plans to appeal the suspension. According to reports, Lane Johnson has responded to text messages denying the reports.

Sports Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener
Author: 0 Kubiak holds off on naming starting QB for preseason opener

At quarterback, I would expect Mark Sanchez to start, followed by Trevor Siemian and then rookie Paxton Lynch to close things out. A majority of this game is going to be about our twos and our threes. As the training camp is about to start, the victor will be determined in the coming weeks. Lynch understands the situation in Denver but he believes that if he plays better in the training camp, there's a possibility that the starting job would be handed to him.

Sports Banged-up Bills to ink LB Brandon Spikes
Author: 0 Banged-up Bills to ink LB Brandon Spikes

Their health troubles have been continuing too as linebacker Kevin Reddick recently made his way to their waived/injury list, according to Fox Sports The Buffalo Bills were hoping 2016 could be a big year, but so far things are not going as planned.

Sports Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins silver medal, first for Philippines in 20 years
Author: 0 Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins silver medal, first for Philippines in 20 years

Robredo said in a statement. This is expected to be Diaz's last Olympics as she will head to the United States to accept a university scholarship after Rio. Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. said he hoped Diaz's triumph would be the start of a new chapter in Philippine sports. But she was upbeat, nearly confident that she would win a medal.

Author: 0 Blue Jays Take Over First

Despite that, it appears the Blue Jays are still leaning on sending Sanchez back to the bullpen to finish the season, but nobody with the organization is saying when that will take place. Right-hander Clay Buchholz earned the victory with three hitless innings of relief. Showalter said Givens had a flat breaking ball. "Because you are going to need those runs".

Sports Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality
Author: 0 Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality

Mr Tomakov said Russian diplomats and security guards "had nothing to do" with the incident. While stuck in traffic with his wife and daughter, Marcos Cesar Feres Braga, a Brazilian who holds the vice-consul post at the Russian consulate in Rio, was approached by two robbers on motorcycles.

Author: 0 South Korea claim men's team archery title at Rio Games

The Americans finished with 10 of their 18 arrows in the top-scoring ring. A breath of wind, a shaky floorboard or an untimely attack of nerves can all affect the fickle flights of arrows but nothing could stop Ku Bon-chan as he unleashed a ideal volley to drive South Korea to the men's team gold at the Rio Olympics.

Author: 0 Jim Furyk shoots PGA record 58 in final round at Travelers

He shot 32 on the front nine, then went to 5 under for the day when his second shot on the 13th hole found the cup for an eagle from 113 yards. Furyk's round Sunday included seven consecutive birdies and an 8-under 27 on the front nine. Then that player would actually hole the approach shot for an eagle-2 on the final hole and an unexpected 58. Just how impressive was Furyk's round? What a ball-striking machine.

Sports A Battered Russia Remains Strong on Olympic Stage in Rio
Author: 0 A Battered Russia Remains Strong on Olympic Stage in Rio

It was her country's first-ever Olympic gold medal in judo. Coming into the week many wondered whether fierce Russian athletes like Mudranov would be allowed to participate after the International Olympic Committee sought to ban all participation by the country's athletes in connection to a doping scandal.

Author: 0 Phelps eager to get started on 5th Olympics, likely in relay

Defending champion and world record holder Katie Ledecky of the U.S. clocked a time over four seconds faster than the rest of the field and is seemingly destined for another Gold at a Summer Games. But a decision by USA coach Dave Marsh might have puzzled some swim fans when sending his fastest two sprinters to the blocks to began the relay. "It was a tough double", she said.

Sports Heritage Classic announcement in Winnipeg Friday at 11:55 a.m
Author: 0 Heritage Classic announcement in Winnipeg Friday at 11:55 a.m

As for the Oilers Alumni roster, Wayne Gretzky , Mark Messier, Dave Semenko , Craig MacTavish , Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri and Grant Fuhr are just a few of the players who will suit up. "We have been looking forward to this event since we entered the National Hockey League in 2011", True North chairman, Mark Chipman said in front of a cheering crowd.

Author: 0 Serena Williams takes historic win at Wimbledon

On Saturday, during a 7-5 6-3 victory over fourth seed Kerber, her game oozed smooth power and even when her opponent fought tenaciously to stay in touch, there were none of the panicky moments Williams is occasionally prone to. "She really played an unbelievable match, we both played on a really high level". The Williams sisters also won doubles titles at Wimbledon in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Author: 0 Jamal Crawford Staying With The Clipper On A Three-Year Deal

LAC will pitch the idea of Durant coming to LA to form a "Big 4" with stars Chris Paul , Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan . Tucker, Draft Picks, and Brandon Knight , the Clippers could let Jamal Crawford 1.0 leave in favor of Jamal Crawford 2.0 (Knight).

Sports Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team
Author: 0 Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

Argentina's national team skipper Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from global football after losing Copa America final to Chile for a second consecutive year. Messi's free kick in extra time went off the wall. Messi briefly pulled his jersey over his face, as if not wanting to watch. Chile won the title.

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