• Rio 2016: Chloe Esposito wins gold for Australia in women's modern pentathlon
Rio 2016: Chloe Esposito wins gold for Australia in women's modern pentathlon

Nowacka had established a 12-point lead after the fencing round of the competition and maintained their advantage during the riding event, with France's Elodie Clouvel in hot pursuit. Esposito had been training for this moment all her life. Can either of the Isaksen sisters do enough to medal in the women's modern pentathlon on Friday evening? Sh...

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  • Wrestler Sakshi Malik gets first Rio Medal for India
Wrestler Sakshi Malik gets first Rio Medal for India

I hope the remaining wrestlers will also do well, ” Sakshi said. Though later when Sakshi started winning medals , people stopped opposing, her mother said in Rohtak. The road to an Olympic medal has been an "extremely tough one" for the 23-year-old Haryana young woman, who had to wrestle under the shadows of more famous Geeta Phogat over the ...

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  • Walsh-Jennings/Ross Fall In Semifinals
Walsh-Jennings/Ross Fall In Semifinals

NBCSN posted a 0.90 overnight rating (7 p.m.to midnight ET) for its live, multisport coverage, including the latter stages of the US women's basketball quarterfinal win over Japan. "It's atrocious. It's hard to compete in weather like this", said Jamaican hurdler Omar McLeod, who won the first heat amid heavy rain. That's because Brazil has thr...

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  • Olympic Games: Rio 2016: Andy Murray reflects on Olympic gold
Olympic Games: Rio 2016: Andy Murray reflects on Olympic gold

Then came the big final. "Physically I feel a lot more exhausted after this one, the final was extremely tough on the hard courts, 4-hour match, long trip through the night straight afterward", Murray said comparing to his first gold. Murray's second gold medal capped a dramatic day which saw Team GB secure five gold medals. I wasn't thinking ...

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  • Rio Olympics: Brazil thrashes Honduras, advances to gold medal game
Rio Olympics: Brazil thrashes Honduras, advances to gold medal game

Neymar has broken an Olympic world record after scoring the fastest goal in the competition's history, Federation Internationale de Football Association has confirmed. The South American powerhouse has been in the Olympic tournament 12 times but lost three finals, including at London 2012. In the group of Honduras is not considered the favorit...

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  • Kerri Walsh Jennings: 7 Things You Don't Know About Me
Kerri Walsh Jennings: 7 Things You Don't Know About Me

Playing in front of a partisan home crowd on the Copacabana beach, Walsh-Jennings - victor of gold for the last three Games with former partner Misty May-Treanor - and Ross were undone by the inspired Brazilian pair, who took the first set 22-20 after the Americans forced extra serves, before winning the second 21-18 to wrap up victory as their f...

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  • New Walking Dead Season 7 Second Spoiler Sneak Peek Clip Released Yesterday
New Walking Dead Season 7 Second Spoiler Sneak Peek Clip Released Yesterday

I don't know about you guys, but even beyond it being such a fantastic quote to run around hollering in supermarkets, this was the exact moment in that standout issue that I felt it in both my bones and my stomach that this new dude with the jacket and the bat wasn't going to be like The Walking Dead's other villainous strangers.

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  • Yanks release Alex Rodriguez, promote Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin
Yanks release Alex Rodriguez, promote Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin

The youngsters will continue seeing playing time for the Yankees, as even more veterans are on the way out. Corey Dickerson's three-run shot with one out to left field that made it 5-1 was the real dagger, though. The 14 hits were the most ever allowed by Hamels (12-4), who also walked three. "It's good to have the results match how I'm feeli...

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  • Sweden advances to women's Olympic soccer final on penalties
Sweden advances to women's Olympic soccer final on penalties

I don't think they're going to make it far in the tournament. The best chance of the first session fell to Sweden as captain Lotta Schelin won a header in the box, but her attempt went wide of the goal. "I'm looking for that player to mark him". Swedish players celebrate a goal against the US during their quarterfinal match at the Mane Garrin...

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  • Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit
Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

Both athletes, clearly hurt and emotional, proceeded to take time to help each other to their feet to continue on with the race. "Come on, get up", D'Agostino told Hamblin , according to USA TODAY. "She ran four and half laps barely being able to run - I'm so impressed and inspired that she did that". I am so impressed and inspired I had never m...

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  • Disqualified British swimmer furiously rants about Olympic judges
Disqualified British swimmer furiously rants about Olympic judges

Initially he was in a photo finish for third, behind victor Ferry Weertman of Holland, before being demoted to fifth and then disqualified altogether for a second caution from race officials. 'The judges have ruined this. "I was disqualified two metres from the finish". "We are going to put an appeal in but it will do absolutely nothing".

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  • Brothers do battle at Pats-Bears practices — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK
Brothers do battle at Pats-Bears practices — PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Butler was immediately sent off the field while Jeffery returned to the huddle, but Bears coaches quickly realized what was going on and sent Jeffery to the sidelines where he watched the rest of practice. "I think this will be a good, productive week for us". The running game for the Bears also struggled without Matt Forte, with reserve quarterb...

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  • Cubs fire DJ for 'irresponsible' choice after Chapman outing
Cubs fire DJ for 'irresponsible' choice after Chapman outing

Picks are typically family-friendly, though, which is part of what made Sunday's Chicago Cubs home loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (Aug. 14) so newsworthy. The Chicago Tribune reported discipline for the Wrigley DJ is expected Monday. Two sources confirmed the Cubs didn't previously outlaw any songs to their DJs.

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  • The Elder Scrolls 6 Won't Release Anytime Soon, Not Yet in Development
The Elder Scrolls 6 Won't Release Anytime Soon, Not Yet in Development

But I think Peter is probably pretty busy (laughs). "He's got reasons why, and I think once we get down the road, those reasons will be more evident to folks once we get there, or maybe not", Hines said . "We're exploring some things [in VR]". "We've had a couple of in-roads, particularly with Fallout , which is a bit stickier than Elder S...

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  • Olympic Game: Rio 2016: Ledecky attains goals she set three years ago
Olympic Game: Rio 2016: Ledecky attains goals she set three years ago

Already considered the favorite after her uplifting performances in Rio, the 19-year-old Ledecky broke her own Olympic record with a run of 8:12.86 seconds in the preliminary heats on Thursday, besting Kapas' second-best qualifying time by almost seven seconds.

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  • Medals awarded in women's balance beam
Medals awarded in women's balance beam

Biles, 19, who won all-around, vault and team gold at Rio 2016, competes in the floor final on Tuesday. In Rio, Biles had become the first American woman to win three gold at the same Games, and admitted that the reaction to her successes back home had been overwhelming.

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  • Cavendish in contention for first medal
Cavendish in contention for first medal

An excellent sixth in the 1km time trial in a time of 1:02.868 lifted the Manxman to 126. Italy's Elia Viviani was in the lead with 140 points, but just 16 points separated second place and eighth, with the flying lap and concluding points race to come.

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  • Wayde van Niekerk sets new 400m world record
Wayde van Niekerk sets new 400m world record

Wayde van Niekerk broke 400m world record with an incredible effort that actually looked like child's play to the spectators. James, the defending Olympic champion, finished with the silver and Merritt, who won gold eight years ago in Beijing, hung on for bronze as he staggered across the line.

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  • Olympics: Green water goes down the drain
Olympics: Green water goes down the drain

Hydrogen peroxide is used in the cleaning of swimming pools but it should not be mixed with chlorine, Nascimento told reporters. (Science!) Meanwhile, the pool's electronic monitoring system didn't pick up the chlorine wasn't working anymore.

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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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