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Taekwondo grudge match in Rio off after surprising loss

Cisse won Ivory Coast's first Olympic gold and just their third medal. "I was able to realise this dream with courage and with passion. I wanted to be the Olympic champion today". Muhammad made history as the first British man in an Olympic taekwondo final. In London 2012 he crashed out in his first fight, only disclosing later that his preparations had been hampered by a broken foot.

Australian Rules club bans fan for throwing banana at indigenous player

The supporter was seen waving her middle finger at Betts before throwing the banana in his direction. Port fans have taken to social media to vent their disgust at the woman's behaviour, with one supporter, who was sitting near the alleged incident, claiming: 'All year we've had to put up with her foul mouth dropping C bombs etc in front of our kids.

Patriots RB Dion Lewis needs second knee surgery

Dion Lewis has apparently had a setback in his recovery from a torn ACL last season that will require a second surgery. Starting for the first time in his career in place of a suspended LeGarrette Blount , Lewis recorded 120 yards from scrimmage.

Olympic Basketball 2016: Bronze-Medal Game Score and Reaction

Pau Gasol led the way for Spain, as the San Antonio Spurs big man put up 31 points and 11 rebounds. Spain rank above the Boomers in every major statistical category (points, rebounds, blocks, steals), except for assists where the Boomers are still ranked first.

Neid goes out with gold as Germany defeats Sweden 2-1

Sweden, who scored just three goals in their five games before the final, started surprisingly positively but Germany began to impose themselves as the match went on and the best chance of the half fell to Anja Mittag after 25 minutes. Brazilian fans, however, have been looking forward to the rematch against the Germans, even if it's in a tournament played mostly with youth squads and without the same importance as the World Cup.

Leicester City vs Arsenal

News broke out a couple of weeks ago that Arsenal were interested in signing Riyad Mahrez from the Foxes. Leicester City and Arsenal are still searching for their first Premier League wins of the season after sharing a 0-0 draw on Saturday, with the champions left fuming after two penalty appeals were denied.

History made in Olympic women's basketball final

He's been shooting 30 percent from the field and less than 30 percent from deep through the first six games of the Olympics, but he connected on half his shots and half his 3-pointers in the semifinal against Spain to lead Team USA with 22 points.

Ticket inquiry: IOC's Hickey goes from hospital to police

The 71-year-old spent the night in hospital after being admitted as a precaution following his arrest. Shane Ross said he was "absolutely shattered" by Pat Hickey's attitude when he met the arrested Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president on Monday.

Athletics - Kenya's Cheruiyot stuns Ayana to win 5000m gold

In Rio, she came second in the 10,000m final, where Ayana shaved 14 seconds off the world record in one of the greatest ever long-distance races. Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri clocked a personal best of 14:29.77 to take silver , with Ayana finishing on bronze .

Steyn returns to take early wickets as rain halts NZ-SA test

Dale Steyn turned in a superb show of swing bowling in his first Test since December 2015, putting New Zealand under pressure after South Africa were bowled out for 263 on the second day of the first Test in Durban . Steyn then got to work in New Zealand's reply, in conditions tailor-made for a bowler of his quality, as he found late movement to catch Tom Latham's edge and Hashim Amla held on at first slip.

Liz Cheney wins primary for US House post her father held

Her campaign focused on national security and rolling back federal regulations affecting Wyoming's beleaguered coal industry. Cheney raised far more money than any of her opponents in the race, bringing in a total of $1.5 million. And I want to thank our tremendous campaign team in every corner of this great state. The Wall Street Journal suggests that her likely victory in the general elections will revive the Cheney family's "presence" in Washington.

Astra Giurgiu v West Ham: Irons overrated given away Euro loss run

The Hammers, who face Astra Giurgiu over two legs for a place in this season's Europa League are without another new signing, Sofiane Feghouli, through injury - as well as Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini. Bilic told whufc.com: "I know they have numerous same players as past year", and assured the journalists " I know they have many internationals from different countries ".

US Army Chief Affirms THAAD is Not a Threat to China

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed up with a satellite launch and a string of test launches of missiles in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. US and South Korea measures to deploy the deterrent began to move quickly after North Korea successfully tested a midrange missile in June that could pose an existential threat to USA military bases in Guam and Japan.

Semenya cruises through 800m heats

Semenya is at the heart of a heated debate on hyperandrogenism, a condition where a woman has much higher levels of testosterone than normal. "I just want to be me", she told the BBC. The South African is favourite for the 800m title after the Court of Arbitration of Sport insisted she was not required to use suppressants in order to rebalance her elevated levels of testosterone.

Liz Cheney wins Republican primary for US House seat

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has emerged as the best-funded candidate by far. She campaigned "on national security and rolling back federal regulations affecting Wyoming's beleaguered coal industry". Greene has beaten Charlie Hardy to win the Democratic nomination for Wyoming's U.S. House seat. He is a political newcomer but says he's held a variety of jobs in the oil patch.

Miguel Cabrera (biceps) out tonight for Tigers vs. Royals

He has allowed just two runs in 19 1/3 innings during that span but only has three no-decisions to show for it. Kennedy (6-9) has gone winless in his last eight starts, with his last victory coming June 26 against Houston. First pitch is set for 6:10. Mookie Betts homered twice and drove in five runs, helping the resurgent Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Tori Pena and Michael Conlon bow out of Olympic's

Conlan lost 28-29 on all three scoreboards, leaving the 24-year-old outraged over how the judges from Brazil, Sri Lanka and Poland came up with the decision . "They're fucking cheats", Conlan said in a furious but well-measured interview. "At the end of the first round, it had been so easy, so comfortable, I wasn't even out of breath".

Walsh Jennings, Ross advance in Olympic beach volleyball

After clinching the first set 21-14, the Americans came out in the second strong again, trading points with the Australians, who had appeared to settle down and find their footing. Here's what they said after the match.... The German men won gold in London. While they rock a standard pair of briefs and top, Team U.S.A. also has been known to accessorize their look, really making the uniform their own as they layer thin bracelets and necklaces.

Women's floor exercise final concludes in Rio — SPOILER ALERT

With a medal on floor exercise - an event she won gold on in London - Raisman would be alone in second and just one behind Shannon Miller. "Wow, Simone, that's five-tenths", Biles said. "I feel like I'm better than I am in 2012, so I'm very proud of that", Raisman, 22, said. "It's incredible to be able to tumble on four inches of wood".

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Aguero hat-trick has Man City in play-off control

And Fernandinho says City must not underestimate their opponents as they look to secure a return to the Champions League , a competition in which they reached the semi-finals for the first time last season. There is no doubt the fixture will be tough for Steaua and manager Laurentiu Reghecampf told the BBC: "Even if we face a big team, even if we face the best coach in the world with fantastic results, it is a huge chance for us to prove ourselves".

Jose Mourinho 'Very Happy' With Manchester United's 'Control' in Win Against Bournemouth

Many questioned how the 34-year-old striker would do in the top-flight, but has gone a long way to prove the doubters wrong, and Rooney was full of praise for his new teammate. "I started bad with Inter, one draw at home, and we won the treble". But Ivorian defender Eric Bailly made his Premier League debut and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was introduced for the last quarter of an hour as the first Armenian to appear in the cosmopolitan league.

Stunner in Rio: Phelps beaten by 21-year-old in 100 fly

In Friday's final, Ledecky beat her own world record by two seconds, with a time of 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds. In 1968, a teenager in North Dakota watched transfixed as Debbie Meyer won the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles at the Mexico City Olympics.

Bethesda challenges Peter Jackson to make an Elder Scrolls film

For all of you Elder Scrolls fans out there you may have to hold onto your seats a little longer before you see the much loved online game on the big screen. "Bethesda Game Studios is not a vending machine", he said. " Morrowind " is also on its 14th year, which made it hard for them to recreate with their older game engines.

NHL Rumors: Jimmy Vesey Free Agent Decision Looming; Sabres Still In Mix

New Jersey - The Devils can provide Vesey plenty of ice time and opportunity (playing as the #2 LW behind newly acquired Taylor Hall ), but unless rookie Pavel Zacha turns into a star, New Jersey does not have a big playmaking center to be a set up man.

Sanne Wevers outscores Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles to become Olympic beam queen

Biles ended up with bronze as a result. Laurie's routine was also almost ideal, with her sharp poses and high difficulty level, but ultimately, a moment's wobble was enough for the judges to deduct a fraction of a point, leaving her with a score of 15.333.

Cubs DJ fired for playing offensive song

Sunday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was broadcast nationally on ESPN. The song was in poor taste, and he deserved to be fired . It's beyond ridiculous to play that vulgar song in mixed company, especially to a crowd full of children and families.

Rio Olympics: Viviani wins gold for Italy in men's omnium

After winning the penultimate sprint, Viviani knew the gold was all but secure unless either Mark Cavendish or 2012 champion Lasse Norman Hansen managed to launch an audacious late attack. The 27-year-old Ashburton rider was well-placed to contest the final sprint for the line as the 18-strong field finished a lap down on runaway victor Tatsiana Sharakova of Belarus.

IOC: Egyptian who wouldn't shake Israeli's hand reprimanded

The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a "severe reprimand" for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson on Friday. This is at least the third straight Summer Olympics at which Israeli athletes have faced undue hostility from Arab and Muslim competitors. Shehaby claimed he didn't break any rules by not shaking Sasson's hand moments after the Israeli threw him to the mat, beating him.

Usain Bolt stops interview mid-way to congratulate Wayde van Niekerk

Running in the outside lane in the Olympic final, Van Niekerk bolted out of the blocks and never let up. Defending champion Kirani James from Grenada was second in 43.76 and American LaShawn Merritt was third in 43.85 in a stunning race where four of the top six finishers set personal bests.

Ramirez's three-run homers power Red Sox

Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 19th save after former Arizona closer Brad Ziegler entered and escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. Pedroia led off the first inning with a single. Brock Holt followed with a routine pop fly to shallow right, but Arizona second baseman Jean Segura and right fielder Socrates Brito either lost it in the lights or ran into a miscommunication.

Jack Sock wins mixed doubles at Rio Olympics

Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind., and Venus Williams lost a tie breaker after winning the first set of their gold medal match with fellow Americans Behanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock. Nebraska native Jack Sock has won a gold medal in his first Olympic appearance. Venus, who also won gold in singles in 2000, lost in the Rio singles tournament last Saturday to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

American gymnast Simone Biles wins Olympic gold medal in women's vault

American star Simone Biles won the event with a 15.966 score. An ear-to-ear grin and a high-five with coach Aimee Boorman completed another golden day for the 19-year-old who is proving to be an unbeatable force in Rio. United States gymnast Simone Biles competes in the women's vault event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016.

Jack Sock wins mixed doubles at Rio Olympics

Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind., and Venus Williams lost a tie breaker after winning the first set of their gold medal match with fellow Americans Behanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock. Nebraska native Jack Sock has won a gold medal in his first Olympic appearance. Venus, who also won gold in singles in 2000, lost in the Rio singles tournament last Saturday to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

Betts' 3 HRs carries Porcello, Red Sox to another Fenway win

He "struggled with injuries and poor play in 2015, hitting just.249 with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs, majority coming at the beginning of the season". The right-hander has a softer date with the Padres on tap for Thursday. While Red Sox Nation may be doing the Monster Mash, watching Ramirez and designated hitter David Ortiz bash balls over and against the Green Monster in left field last night, the first half of those Mash brothers didn't fill the fans with a great deal of confidence last ...

Ibrahimovic: I'll only get better for United

He continued: "So this win is for him and in addition I dedicate it to the Manchester United players who were not involved in the game". 'It was a hard game, we play against a good team, the champions from last season. With Ibrahimovic among a list of summer signings including Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, along with the imminent arrival of France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, United are aiming high this season.

Rio 2016: Five of Thursday's biggest events to watch at the Olympics

Smith then made way to DiRado, and Ledecky, who won her fourth gold medal in Rio with the relay, took it home. She'll swim individually in the 200 and 800 frees, the latter of which she won in London in perhaps the biggest upset of the 2012 Games.

Warriors-Cavs on Christmas lineup as NBA reveals 2016-17 schedule

Kevin Love went from zero to hero of the NBA Finals when he played great in Game 7 to seal the Cleveland Cavaliers first championship. Dwyane Wade's departure and the uncertainty surrounding Chris Bosh's health were apparently enough for the league to decide against having Miami in the showcase.

Gold For GB Cyclists In Men's Team Sprint

Kenny and Skinner fought back for Great Britain after Ethan Mitchell had New Zealand leading by 0.035secs. The two nations will contest the gold-medal ride later. If Wiggins makes the podium, he will become Britain's most-decorated Olympian of all time with eight medals. In the corresponding women's event, which resumes and concludes on Saturday, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald advanced in a world record time, clocking 4:13.260.

Bills rookie LB Ragland needs knee surgery, may miss season

The Bills are also waiting for first-round pick Shaq Lawson to recover from shoulder surgery . On the plus side, it looks like Rex and Rob are having fun. In fact, there is a chance that he starts the season on that list. While Rapoport is reporting that Ragland is expected to land on injured reserve , the Bills will know more after the surgery, but he would miss a minimum of six to eight weeks.

Census 2016: Everything you need to know

Some politicians and privacy advocates are anxious about a decision to hold individuals' data for four years rather than 18 months. But despite spending tens of thousands of dollars on system testing, the website went down completely on Census night, causing a nationwide outrage.

Adam Peaty: This is how I am going to celebrate Olympic glory

He said: "She is one of the best coaches in the world, not just because she sends me up and down the pool each day, but she understands every athlete, she understands their needs and their character". He said: "Coming up to the Worlds past year I was a bit anxious and I wasn't aware what is was going to be like to compete on the world stage". "Going into this race I was so composed, so calm, I wasn't even thinking of that".

Judo - Khalmurzaev wins Russia's second judo gold at Rio

Olympic Judo team, won bronze in 2004. His medal is the first for a USA man in since now-coach and two-time Olympian Jimmy Pedro won bronze at the Athens 2004 Games (he also won bronze in 1996). He is ranked No. 5 in the world and was the United States' best hope for a judo medal. Travis Stevens (L) celebrates victory in his quarterfinal bout against Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria during the men's -81 kg.

Will Eagles Lane Johnson Face 10-Game Suspension?

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has confirmed DeGaetano's report, adding that Johnson is appealing the suspension . The Eagles could fill in a bench player directly into his spot, like Matt Tobin or Dennis Kelly , both of whom would be major downgrades.

Simone Biles, U.S. women gymnasts could be best of all time

Onyshko will also compete in the balance beam final after her score of 14.533 was enough to squeak into the final spot after Raisman and Douglas, the third and fourth best Americans in the event, were eliminated due to the two-competitor-per-country rule.

Paul Pogba arrives in style at Man United training ground

Express Sport understands Pogba will sign a contract worth around £275,000 a week at United when his transfer is complete. Pogba - whose arrival in the country was signalled by a tweet from Manchester Airport - entered Carrington in a red and black Chevrolet.

Real without Ronaldo, Bale, Kroos and Pepe for Super Cup

For the third straight year, two Spanish teams will contest the UEFA Super Cup trophy and in this year's edition it will be 2015-2016 Champions League winners Real Madrid and 2015-2016 Europa League champions Sevilla . What TV channel is Real Madrid v Sevilla on? Two other players keen to impress Zidane are midfielders James Rodriguez and Isco, who are both anxious to avoid being sold off in the summer transfer window.

NBA stars mistake high end brothel for spa in Rio

Three players from TEAM USA's Basketball team accidentally walked into a brothel thinking it was a spa in Brazil in what appears to be a hilarious "lost in translation" story. A few U.S. basketball players stumbled into a precarious situation at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The basketball players certainly seem to have been enjoying themselves since arriving in Rio, staying on a cruise ship they have hired after shunning the athlete's village accommodation.

Olympics: No medal for Japan women's rugby, but could still take prize

Although Britain conceded a first try of the competition - Fiji's Litia Naiqato rounding off an impressive move - they finished far stronger than their opponents. Eduardo Mufarej, president of the Brazilian rugby union, told AFP the host team's performances had done the country proud, with a re-match against Japan on the cards Monday, the victor of which will be awarded a core team place on the World Series Sevens circuit.

Tulowitzki exits with broken thumb, Jays fall to Orioles 6-2

Until he scored the winning run Hechavarria had been the Marlins' goat due to a throwing error in the eighth. Dietrich then hit a drive into the left-field gap. The Rockies won to improve to 12-4 since the All-Star break, despite losing NL home run leader Trevor Story to a jammed left thumb. He perfectly placed the ball near the first base line, allowing Jason Heyward to score.

Rio Police, Russian embassy disagree on details of fatality

The mugger struck as Braga was waiting for traffic to start moving again after the Olympic torch had passed close to the Olympic Park and athletes' village. The robber smashed the vehicle window while the man while he sat in his BMW X6, pointing a gun at him and demanding to hand over his watch. It would have been a fairly unremarkable story by Rio's standards except that the victim-turned-killer-a man named Marcos Cesar Feres Braga-told police that he was a Russian diplomat, a tidbit that ...