• Jonathan Papelbon seeking release from Nationals
Jonathan Papelbon seeking release from Nationals

Papelbon, 35, lost his closer role earlier this month when the Nationals acquired All-Star closer Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates just before the trade deadline. His departure would come as a relief to many Nationals fans who insisted on booing Papelbon since his dugout choking of National League MVP Bryce Harper on September 28.

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  • Simone Manuel: 5 things to know
Simone Manuel: 5 things to know

Just to see it pay off when I really needed it is something I'm really grateful for. But more importantly, it marks a whole bunch of firsts: Canada's first gold of the 2016 Summer Games, the country's first top finish in the pool since Barcelona 1992, and the first gold-medal swim by a Canadian woman since Los Angeles, 32 years ago.

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  • Daryl Homer wins silver in men's sabre
Daryl Homer wins silver in men's sabre

Homer's final touch gave him a thrilling 15-14 victory over Iran's Mojtaba Abedini in the semifinals and put him within a win of the first gold for the US men in the modern era. His career would eventually include success at the junior level and All-American honors at St. John's University. "I was like, whoa, that looks really cool", Homer said.

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  • Rio officials say they have solution to fix green water
Rio officials say they have solution to fix green water

The murky green water of the pool has been a talking point of the Games so far. After attempting to continue with regularly scheduled training, officials in Rio have chose to shut down the Olympic diving pool that turned a murky shade of green.

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  • Rio 2016: Cate Campbell concedes she succumbed to nerves in Olympic final
Rio 2016: Cate Campbell concedes she succumbed to nerves in Olympic final

Campbell's sister Bronte , the world champion in the event, also went through comfortably as the eighth fastest with a time of 53.71. The 19-year-old turned in another overpowering performance to carry the United States to victory in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay late Wednesday, capturing her third gold and fourth medal overall at the Rio Olym...

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  • Phelps dusts Lochte again
Phelps dusts Lochte again

Boomer will have two more opportunities to watch his father try for gold - in Friday's 100m butterfly and Saturday's 4x100 medley relay. "Things started hitting me this morning", he said. Phelps' old foe Ryan Lochte led at the halfway point, but the world record-holder in the event couldn't keep up and finished fifth. "I guarantee he will be th...

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  • BYU in top schools being considered for Big 12 expansion
BYU in top schools being considered for Big 12 expansion

The final expansion decision will end with the Big 12 deciding to stand pat with 10 teams or add two teams and split into two six-team divisions for football. The conference will likely stay at 10 schools or expand to 12 at the most, but is becoming less likely to expand to 14, ESPN stated. Cincinnati - which has the support of Oklahoma preside...

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  • Olympic officer who was shot after wrong turn into slum dies
Olympic officer who was shot after wrong turn into slum dies

She hasn't lost an all-around competition since the summer of 2013, a winning streak that should go for as long as Biles wants it to. The Aussies and Brazilians met at the Women's World Cup previous year, and it was Australia that advanced by beating Marta and Co.

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  • Hookup Games? Tinder use skyrockets in Rio
Hookup Games? Tinder use skyrockets in Rio

There have always been stories about how sexually charged it can get when you have a bunch of young athletes in their physical primes living together, so it just an app like Tinder seems like a logical tool to get those like-minded Adonises together in the easiest way possible.

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  • Rio 2016 Olympics: Rickie Fowler on capybaras
Rio 2016 Olympics: Rickie Fowler on capybaras

The sport's reintroduction to the Olympics has had its share of setbacks and naysayers. "The results? If you sit in a canoe or do rowing or jumping or whatever, they are the best in the world", he said . Watson is geeked to catch some team handball. On Tuesday, Fowler attended the swimming competition and spent time with Michael Phelps in the pr...

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  • Who will Alex Rodriguez party with after final Yankees game?
Who will Alex Rodriguez party with after final Yankees game?

I get that we are playing games. NY rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the eighth to beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night, taking two of three in the series and sending Alex Rodriguez out of Boston with one last victory. The Orioles had been shut out for 17 straight innings and lost their lead in the AL East following three consecu...

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  • Brazil beats Spain in Olympic thriller
Brazil beats Spain in Olympic thriller

The 2015 AfroBasket champion is dead last in Group B, following loses to Argentina and Lithuania. Campazzo is averaging 14 points and 6 dimes through the first two contests, and will be the main orchestrator for the Argentine in their showdown with Lithuania.

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  • Pro Football Hall of Fame class inducted
Pro Football Hall of Fame class inducted

A swashbuckler with no fear on the field - in addition to completing 6,300 passes for 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns, he threw an NFL-high 336 interceptions - Favre was a three-time All-Pro and made 11 Pro Bowls. You taught us how to be men. Harrison wondered why, and Moore told him, "You should have had 150". Favre went on to become a three-tim...

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  • Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin
Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin

The poll is the first in Wisconsin since Trump and Clinton accepted their respective parties' nominations at the Republican and Democratic national conventions last month. A new poll shows there's no clear consensus among Wisconsin voters on how the state should deal with a projected $939 million shortfall in the transportation fund.

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  • Michael Phelps: American swimmer could beat ancient Greek Olympic record
Michael Phelps: American swimmer could beat ancient Greek Olympic record

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. Japan's Kosuke Hagino took the silver in 1:56.61, while China's Wang Shun claimed the bronze in 1:57.05.

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  • Rain halts PGA; 49 players to resume third round Sunday
Rain halts PGA; 49 players to resume third round Sunday

Open in June, also failed to advance. The golfers will play in the same groups as they did in round three. Streb, however, joined him at the top of the leaderboard at nine-under 131 by shooting the low round of the tournament thus far, with eight birdies.

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  • Украинский пловец Говоров пробился в финал Олимпиады, установив национальный рекорд
Украинский пловец Говоров пробился в финал Олимпиады, установив национальный рекорд

На шестой день Олимпиады несколько украинских спортсменов выбыли из состязаний за медали. В финал по результатам заплывов прошел украинский спортсмен Андрей Говоров, установив новый рекорд государства Украины - 21,46 сек. Спортсмен продемонстрировал 2-ой результат среди участников полуфинала, чем обеспечил себе путевку в завершающий этап состязан...

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  • Jose Mourinho is joker at United, says Jesse Lingard
Jose Mourinho is joker at United, says Jesse Lingard

I think other teams have strengthened and they have to find 10 points somewhere from the other sides above them and they aren't good enough. I'd be happy to have them. He has to get a positive and message across that will hopefully produce success and Man Utd have the right man in place to do that now. Manchester City and Chelsea have a more so...

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  • Olympic media bus attacked in Rio
Olympic media bus attacked in Rio

That should probably not have come as a surprise to anybody - given the state of Brazil's economy, political unrest and the glaring juxtaposition of poverty and wealth in Rio - but with the world's attention focused on South America's first Olympics, there are growing concerns at the number of incidents.

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  • Jimmy Walker gets first Major win
Jimmy Walker gets first Major win

Walker led every round of the 89th PGA Championship. Walker went from No. 29 in the US standings all the way up to No. 4 because of the double points at a major. "I'm excited about where my game is". Daniel Summerhays birdied three of his last four holes for a 66 to finish alone in third, earning him his first trip to the Masters next year.

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