• Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak create history with shared Olympic gold
Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak create history with shared Olympic gold

It was the second time the women's 100m freestyle had ended in such a fashion - the 1984 Los Angeles Games saw a tie between Americans Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer in 55.92 sec. They appear often together on Manuel's Instagram feed - in the weight room, poolside in sunglasses, flaunting bikinis and ripped abs, and in a series of "Fleek F...

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  • Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue
Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

Replacing the water in time for the early-morning training and competition at 11 a.m. local time was a significant challenge - the pool holds almost 1 million gallons. However, because that is a 10-hour process, the diving pool will remain filled with the green, stinky water. "Of course it's an embarrassment", said Mario Andrada, a spokesman for ...

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  • Americans try for medals in long jump
Americans try for medals in long jump

Turning to the race, Farah said he had felt comfortable after restoring himself in the lead pack following his fall. She crossed the finish line in 10.83 seconds, just 0.03 ahead of Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the third-place finisher who won gold in the race at the past two Olympics.

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  • Olympics - Stepanova records illegally accessed after WADA hack
Olympics - Stepanova records illegally accessed after WADA hack

After an investigation into the hacking of Stepanova's password, WADA said no other ADAMS accounts were accessed. The athlete is now in hiding with her husband Vitaly Stepanov after they helped uncover state-backed doping in Russian Federation.

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  • It gets real for US basketball team against Boomers
It gets real for US basketball team against Boomers

However, Irving was much better in the second half, and hit several big shots - including a huge three after Australia cut the lead to four - in the final minutes. RIO DE JANEIRO - Down at halftime and trailing in the fourth quarter, the USA's close, intense game against Australia on Wednesday was necessary for the defending Olympic and World Cup ...

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  • Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed
Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

The London Marathon victor, who clocked a time of 2hr, 2mins, 4secs, also beat reigning world champion Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) into third after the top three had broken away from the field for the final few kilometres of the race. Israel's other representative, Lornah Chemtai Korlima, failed to finish the race. "I expected her to win". Tufa woul...

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  • In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever
In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever

I had enormous faith in myself. But Puig hinted that's just fine by her, adding "I love what I do". Puig beat Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to earn the first Olympic tennis medal for her country, while Czech double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova took bronze.

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  • Images of Katie Ledecky's 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter
Images of Katie Ledecky's 800m record swim are boggling minds on Twitter

The memories mean more than the medals to me here. Given Ledecky's age, she could break that record easily in 2020 if she maintains her current dominance. She made the team, but it would be an understatement to say she's made a splash in Rio. "I hit all my goals right on the nose this week, and I couldn't be happier with how this week has gone", ...

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  • These Olympic Games Are A Showcase Of The American Dream
These Olympic Games Are A Showcase Of The American Dream

Aly posted this shot on Instagram after she competed against Simone in the Individual All-Around-and nothing but pure love and respect even though Simone took the gold! While the scrapping of the 10.0 scoring system following a judging scandal at the 2004 Athens Olympics means gymnasts can no longer attain perfection - according to the judges a...

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  • Puerto Rican Puig upsets Kvitova to enter Rio tennis final
Puerto Rican Puig upsets Kvitova to enter Rio tennis final

World No. 34 Puig , 22, beat Petra Kvitova, shocking the 26-year-old, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. "This Olympics isn't about me". But Kerber, undeterred charged through to win the final two game and close the match in one hour and 29 minutes. In Rio, Puig has taken single women's tennis by storm, beating Slovenia's Polona Hercog in three sets: 4-6, 6-1 a...

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  • Simone Manuel hopes her gold can inspire African-American swimmers
Simone Manuel hopes her gold can inspire African-American swimmers

Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel of the United States were inseparable at the finish and even more united in joy after a stunning 100 metres freestyle dead-heat rewarded both with Olympic gold on Thursday. Manuel, of Sugar Land, Texas, loves the social aspect of swimming. She spoke of the difficulty in being a rare black swimmer on the A...

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  • Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold
Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold

The US swimmer matched Canadian Penny Oleksiak stroke for stroke, earning the pair a tie and the gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle Thursday night. It's not a coincidence. The win has kids diving into pools like the one at the YMCA in Downtown Detroit , not just hoping to be the next Phelps but, like one 13-year-old girl, to be the next Man...

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  • Conor McGregor tears John Cena to shreds, Cena subtly jabs back
Conor McGregor tears John Cena to shreds, Cena subtly jabs back

With no script, with no nothing. Come bring it, then. "Look, If you want to fight me, we can fight", McGregor reiterated. A few of them are talking about the street and all. It's highly doubtful the undefeated boxer would agree to an MMA bout against McGregor. I've got rounds on rounds on the mat, in the cage (and) in the ring.

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  • Upset for Leicester, Tottenham draws as EPL season starts
Upset for Leicester, Tottenham draws as EPL season starts

Hull City's Norwegian striker Adama Diomande (L) takes on Leicester City's Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey (R) during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Leicester City at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull , north east England on August 13, 2016.

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  • Lionel Messi Returns To Argentina National Team
Lionel Messi Returns To Argentina National Team

Bauza on Friday included Messi in Argentina's squads for upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela. 'I don't want to cause any damage, I've always tried to do just the opposite, to help all that I can. " Lionel Messi is the best". This was Argentina's second consecutive loss to Chile in La Copa America and their thi...

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  • So close! Croatian misses rowing gold by an inch
So close! Croatian misses rowing gold by an inch

New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale defended his men's singles scull Olympic title in Rio, winning by half a bow ball in a photo-finish. Croatia now has two gold medals, won by shooter Josip Glasnović and the Sinković brothers in the Men's double sculls rowing.

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  • Final day of swimming in Rio, 4 golds to be won
Final day of swimming in Rio, 4 golds to be won

Rafa Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain won the Olympic men's doubles tennis title, beating Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau to secure their country's third gold medal of the Games. Of course, no one has added more to the total than Phelps. " I was walking behind Phelps after my race when he looked at me and asked, 'what's wrong?' ".

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  • Britain wins another gold, silver in Olympic track cycling
Britain wins another gold, silver in Olympic track cycling

Great Britain's Katie Archibald during the Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on the sixth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. The best-of-three final and bronze medal ride-off conclude the sprint on Sunday. The Netherlands has four cycling medals thus far in Rio, but Ligtlee's is the first on the track.

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  • Major League Baseball notes: Fielder's career might be over
Major League Baseball notes: Fielder's career might be over

In his Brewers career, Fielder finished with a batting line of.282/.390/.540, with 230 home runs, 656 RBI, 996 hits, and 571 runs scored. While no longer playing, Fielder didn't formally retire, meaning the Rangers would have him on the 60-day disabled list during the regular season but would have to add him to their 40-man roster each offseason ...

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  • 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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