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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Peerless Peaty strikes gold, lowers WR again

He was already 0.63 seconds clear by the 50m turn and by the end he was just racing the ghost marker for the world record he had set in heats two days previously (57.55). Peaty is the country's first male Olympic swimming gold medallist for 28 years and only the fourth in last 100 years, following on from David Wilkie (1976) Duncan Goodhew (1980) and Adrian Moorhouse (1998) - all four of them breaststrokers.

Ayew joins West Ham

Hammers co-chairman David Gold spoke about the transfer on Twitter alongside a picture of Ayew undergoing his medical. Ayew spent just one season at Swansea following a move from Marseille , where Hammers star Dimitri Payet was among his team-mates.

Eagles RT Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

He initially outright denied the report, but then told FOX's Jay Glazer that his failed drug test came from a league-approved amino acid that tested positive for peptide, an illegal substance. A second offense would be for a 10-game ban. The NFL, on the other hand, believes that players should know what goes into their bodies. In the long term, offensive tackle is already likely to be among the Eagles biggest needs next offseason, as LT Jason Peters' career is winding down.

Denver Broncos training camp

But Tuesday, Sanchez clearly took more work with the starters in the team drills as the Broncos went through a variety of situations. With both Sanchez and Siemian listed as co-No. 1s on the depth chart as neither has shown himself as the clear-cut starter for the Super Bowl champions. "It's live. That's a part of (the evaluation) - what are you going to do with a live rush and how you adjust to that", offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said.

Bills bring back Spikes, add Hawthorne and Mundine

Mundine was an undrafted free agent out of Kansas in 2015, and was brought in by New England before being released after training camp. Reddick sprained his knee and will miss a few weeks, and the Bills are still waiting to learn the severity of Ragland's injury.

Clippers star Blake Griffin tries his hand at comedy

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association playoffs last season. With the salary cap rising north of $100 million next summer, the Thunder should have enough room to sign Blake Griffin to a maximum contract.

Jays' Tulowitzki hit by pitch, fractures thumb

In his next at-bat he was hit by Tillman, raising the question if the Orioles starter pitched him high and up on objective. When the Jays came to bat in the fifth, there had not been much indication they were going to solve Orioles starter Yovani Gallardo, who had a 4-0 career mark versus Toronto.

Russian Consul Refutes Reports on Diplomat Involvement in Rio Shooting

Early reports from the Associated Press quoted Rio police who said the man who killed the carjacker was a vice consul at the Russian consulate. Violence has marred the lead-up to the games, with many concerned that Rio isn't safe or prepared enough to host the world's biggest sports event, set to open at 8 p.m.

Furyk shoots a 27 on front 9 during Travelers final round

It is the second PGA Tour victory for Knox, who broke through by winning the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai in November. "No one else can say they've done that out here on the PGA Tour", he said. He finished with a 74 to tie with Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Tyrone Van Aswegen at 11 under. After shooting the lowest round in the history of the PGA Tour, the first-ever 58 , Furyk is now 64 spots higher on the board than when he started.

Kim Woojin breaks world record in qualifying at Rio Olympics

Kim shoots with Ku Bonchan and Lee Seungyun in Korea's top-ranked recurve men's team on 6 August. In a mouth-watering final against a powerful United States team, with rowdy fans shrieking from the terraces at the Sambodromo, the 23-year-old entered a bubble of calm and shot all six of his arrows plum in the centre of the target.

Russian Federation wants gold rush

Russian Federation put their chaotic and controversial Rio 2016 preparations to one side today in the judo as Beslan Mudranov won the Olympic gold medal in the under 60 kilograms category here today. "We were sure we would not be expelled", Mudranov said afterwards. While Russia are basking in their big confidence boost, hosts Brazil are reeling from the setback of failing to win a first gold medal on the first day of competition.

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

Although the USA has not won Olympic gold in the women's 400m free relay since the 2000 Sydney Games, it has won a medal in this event at every Olympics except 1912, the first year they held it. Thrown into the first relay at Rio 2016 in an unfavored event, she did what you'd expect any superwoman to do-she blasted away the rest of the team with a time of 52.6 seconds-more than a second faster than her best time this year.

Rio Olympics: Ginny Thrasher wins first Team USA gold medal

Thrasher, the youngest of the 15 members of the USA rifle team, bested a field of 50 competitors, comfortably winning the final duel with China's Du Li , who won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Thrasher had built up a point cushion of 0.7 for the final showdown, and with two final shots worth 10.5 and 10.4, the world-ranked No. 23 did enough to complete her fairytale run.

Stokes ruled out of Test series against Pakistan

Azhar had celebrated reaching his hundred with the press-ups routine memorably introduced by Misbah after his century that set up his side's victory in the first Test at Lord's. The pair defied England's four-man seam attack for almost four hours after James Anderson dismissed Mohammad Hafeez off the fourth delivery of the day with Pakistan yet to score.

International Olympic Committee approves inclusion of 5 new sports for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

But as for the new sports, skateboarding , surfing, karate, and sport climbing will all become Olympic events once we get to 2020. Wednesday's approval is for the Tokyo Games only. "These are just some of the many appealing sports that we showcase every 4 years in The World Games". While karate , with its origins being in Japan, is an obvious choice, the inclusion of some of these new sports, however, hasn't gone down well with everyone, with many claiming that netball and squash are ...

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options

When Ryan initially cited Trump's behavior as one of the reasons why he was not ready to back Trump, the presidential nominee shamed him on Twitter. Yet the recent Republican convention, marred by controversy and a high-profile speech in which primary rival Ted Cruz declined to endorse the nominee, was not up to recent Republican standards.

Rain stops third round of PGA Championship

The leaders of the PGA Championship are on the course for the fourth round. Another American in Kevin Kisner is the clubhouse leader on five-under-par. "Hit the right shots at the right time and any of the shots that I didn't hit well didn't do me any harm", he said. Day , who is one shot behind, is looking to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat champion since stroke play began in 1958.

Apple to add rainbow flag emoji as part of iOS 10 update

Amongst the new emoji are a rainbow pride flag and a single-parent family, while female and minority versions of numerous sports players and other professions (such as construction workers, private investigators, and police officers) will also make appearances.

Obama says Trump 'unfit, challenges GOP to drop support

In the same interview in which Trump criticized Khizr and Ghazala Khan , the parents of the slain soldier, he also seemed not to realize that Russian troops were fighting on behalf of separatist rebels in Ukraine. This time , instead of viciously attacking political correctness or entrenched establishment politicians, Trump was aiming his salvos at regular people.

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Olympics

Wawrinka aggravated his back playing in the Rogers Cup last week. He lost in the semifinals in Toronto. He has started undergoing medical checks in Switzerland and must hold off from any physical activities until the tests are completed, the Swiss Olympic Team said overnight.

Instagram Stories Rips Off Snapchat

To add a bit of flair to a profile, users can also post specific Stories to their page if they decide they want to keep the photo or video longer than 24 hours. This time it's a new tool inside Instagram called Stories . By offering this service to its 300 million plus users, Instagram has the potential to focus on a new, more candid, approach to social media that Snapchat helped galvanize.

Yankees agree to trade Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

Speculation circulated Monday morning that one reason why the teams had not announced the trade earlier was because the Cubs were attempting to sign Chapman to a long-term deal. Torres is just 19 years old but already turned enough heads to be at the top of Cubs prospect rankings and was No. 27 overall in Baseball America's 2016 midseason prospect rankings.

NY still in on Jonathan Lucroy

The Mets now sit 2.5 games out of a wildcard spot in the N.L. and the addition of Bruce could help bolster their offense for a late season charge, much like Yoenis Cespedes last season. Mets GM Sandy Alderson noted while announcing the Bruce acquisition that the tenor of the deal had changed, but didn't elaborate on exactly what the issue was.

Buffalo Bills bring in Reggie Bush for visit, physical

CBS Sports reports Bush will take a physical with the team and pending a passing grade, he will sign with the Bills. He tore his ACL last November in a freak slip and fall after running out of bounds on a play at the Edwards Jones dome in St.

Braves acquire Matt Kemp, ship Hector Olivera to San Diego

The Braves got Olivera in a complicated three-team deal one year ago Saturday that sent Alex Wood, Jose Peraza, Bronson Arroyo, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan to the Dodgers. He has a $4 million salary this year, but lost $1,792,350 because of his suspension. The general manager of Braves, John Coppolella said Kemp did not intend to finish with the worst record.

Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins holding out of training camp

On Saturday, Hopkins didn't report to the start of the Houston Texans and as a result will be fined $40,000 for each day of camp he misses. The 2013 first-round pick is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract but because the Texans picked up the fifth-year option available on all first-round pick contracts, he has two seasons remaining on his deal.

Promising defender Chilwell to stay with Foxes until 2021

This is a test for Claudio Ranieri's side on a par with the toughest they have faced in the Premier League since their rise to the top, but there are not yet any signs of them going off the boil and the English champions are taken to hold their own once more.

England cruise to 330 run victory over Pakistan in second Test

Earlier, Cook (76) and Joe Root (71) smashed rapid unbeaten half centuries before England declared its second innings at 173-1 for an overall lead of 564. He eventually departed for 28, caught by Alex Hales off the bowling of Moeen Ali , after Mohammed Hafeez had been caught by Gary Ballance off the same bowler.

Gunners face the best of the MLS in San Jose

The league quickly chose to change things up and in 1998 did a US vs. the World format, with players divided not by their conference but by nationality. Time will tell on what the league will have to do to make this game exciting and put less stress on its stars, but the question that will always be posed will be: why have the game? Fast forward 15 years and the All-Star Game is back in the Bay Area, but the MLS is in a much different place.

@GWU_VB Earns Fourth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

To be eligible for the award, a team must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better for an academic year. "Congratulations to the coaches and institutions that won the 2016 AVCA Team Academic Award", said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer.