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Rio 2016: YouTuber completes Rubix Cube faster than Bolt ran the 100m

Hopefully I'll get a top lane tomorrow", he said, adding his preference would be lane six or seven where the bend is not perceived to be too sharp. "Lightning Bolt" had been facing trouble with his hamstring before the Rio Olympics but with proper treatment in Germany, the sprinter looks fitter than ever.

Thigh injury puts West Ham's Andre Ayew out until Christmas

But West Ham remained in control of the game with Astra being lucky not to have gone down to 10 men after the referee decided against giving Sapunaru a second yellow card for a pull-back on Antonio. Bilic added: "They have many internationals, although they sold a few players". The difference between last year's substitutes' bench and this year's was incomparable with five players - Adrian, Winston Reid, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andy Carroll and James Collins - who will all expect to start against ...

Usain Bolt, Jamaica look to continue dominance

The Jamaican phenomenon has already made history by becoming the first sprinter ever to win gold in three consecutive Olympic 100-metre finals, but a hallowed triple-triple potentially awaits in Rio de Janeiro. Usain Bolt kept his bid for an unprecedented eighth medal in sprint on track after winning qualifying for the men's 200m semi-finals on Tuesday. He didn't go in the 100m so he could concentrate on this discipline and with his energy reserves probably fresher than some of the ...

Olympics-Athletics-Clement wins 400m hurdles, Culson in tears

Mucheru came agonisingly close to replicating what his training partner Nicholas Bett did a year ago by clinching the World Championships title, only to come short against Kerron Clement of the United States of America who won in 47.73. At the sailing venue they'll once again look to hold the men's and women's 470 races that have been delayed due to weather, and there will also be medal races in the men's 49er and women's 49erFX competitions.

North Korean envoy in United Kingdom defects with wife to 'third country'

China's official mouthpiece, Xinhua, even carried an August 13 report suggesting that President Park could be "impeached" over the THAAD decision: "A South Korean opposition party candidate said it is possible to impeach President Park Geun-hye over her turning a blind eye to growing public opposition over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) on the country's soil".

Liz Cheney wins Wyoming primary

State House Speaker Pro Tempore Tim Stubson took 18 percent and five other Republicans split the remainder of the vote. Wyoming???s lone seat in the U.S. She quickly dropped out of the race. Paul called Christensen on Sunday to tell him that he was being endorsed as the "main alternative to Liz Cheney" and did interviews with Politico and the Washington Post in which he bashed the policies of her father.

Watch Bucharest vs Man City Champions League Game Online

Steaua Bucharest have a great record against English guests in Europa League action, beating Chelsea in 2012/13, holding Liverpool in 2010/11 and 2003/04, overcoming Middlesbrough in 2005/06 and conquering Aston Villa, West Ham and Southampton between 1997 and 2003.

Former Sooner Wins Silver Medal, Gets Engaged at Olympics

America had two of the top three spots heading into the Men's triple jump, with either Christian Taylor or Will Claye hoping to bring home the gold for the US on Aug 16. "It's just who executes on that day better", Claye said. Only Claye's father and two friends knew of his plan, so most of his family and friends were surprised when Claye got down on one knee.

DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

Lanier added that she will always stay loyal to the nation's capital and that she turned down offers from other police departments. She served as chief for nine-and-a-half years, under three mayoral administrations, overseeing reductions in crime as the nation's capital experienced an influx of wealth that transformed once-troubled neighborhoods.

Team USA get by France, go undefeated in preliminaries

With players like Boris Diaw , Rudy Gobert , and Nicolas Batum , the French national team is no slouch, and, in a game that once again came down to the wire (much like the previous contest when team U.S. Klay Thompson finally found his shot, leading the Americans with 30 points on 7/13 shooting from behind the arc. Klay Thompson found his rhythm in the third quarter, hitting back-to-back shots at one point and raising his point total to 25.

Van Niekerk shatters 400 world record

Bolt's coach has previously suggested that 400m would be a strong distance for him, but the seven-time Olympic champion suggested a slightly shorter race against Van Niekerk would be a closely matched affair. "But we didn't bring it up much because that's just added pressure, you know", said Simbine, who finished fifth in the 100 final. "This is the flawless opportunity to thank each and every one who has supported me and has been a part of this journey and to thank everyone in SA".

Olympics: The Secret Behind Green Pool Revealed - Is It Dangerous After All?

Olympic organizers previously reported that the diving pool turned green due to a "proliferation of algae," but a spokesperson with FINA, the International Swimming Federation, is now claiming the change in color is because of the adjustment in alkalinity.

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

The IOC says the Egyptian Olympic Committee also "strongly condemned" El Shehaby's actions "and has sent him home". "The Olympics is built on respect", the Jerusalem-born judoka said, adding: "We have seen other incidents where Muslim athletes don't shake hands with Israelis".

Cubs fire DJ who played song with references to violence

The latest episode came this weekend when the Wrigley Field PA played an inappropriate song as Chapman exited the mound during a game. Possibly. It's hard to imagine the Cubs making this big of a mistake with a player like Chapman and being under the microscope.

Olympics Rio 2016: Mark Cavendish takes silver in omnium, Elia Viviani wins

Cavendish rode a controlled points race but Viviani marked him throughout, the Briton unable to make significant inroads into the Italian's lead, which he held since winning the third discipline late on Sunday. Gaviria was 22 points behind and the question for Cavendish was whether to gamble a podium place in search of gold. The multi-discipline event ended with an 160 lap series of sprints that appeared to confuse many Brits watching the Rio event at home.

Venus Williams falls short of Olympic history in mixed doubles final

Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Rajeev Ram and Serena Williams in an all-American mixed-doubles gold medal match Sunday in Rio. She now shares the record of four golds with her sister Serena . They won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Mattek-Sands and Sock rallied on Sunday to nab gold. "I think we probably both were if we admitted it". "I'm used to doing this with Serena and it's such a insane feeling to do it with someone else", said Venus who was beaten in the first round of ...

Jamaica crowns new sprint queen, wins gold in Rio

She had beaten her compatriot and two-time Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce with a time of 10.71. Fraser-Pryce, wearing her hair dyed in Jamaica's national colours, congratulated her young partner on her win. The only hiccup was in the 100m final, where she was third (but a comfortable third, earning the last individual Olympic 100m spot by.17). However, the IAAF said it had received new information that led to her suspension.

What to watch at the Rio Games on Sunday

All five members of the United States of America gymnastics team compete in an event during the apparatus finals. It was his fifth of the Rio Games, in what may be the final race of his Olympic career. Meanwhile, Venus Williams won the shot at another first when she and mixed doubles partner Rajeev Ram advanced to a gold medal match against fellow Americans Bethanie Matteck-Sands and Jack Sock.

Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Eunice Kirwa , born in Kenya but representing Bahrain, could not react when Sumgong hit the front with just over a kilometre remaining and had to settle for silver after finishing nine seconds back from Sumgong. Olympic Marathon Trials in February, finished ninth. It's the first women's marathon gold for Kenya. Joan Benoit won gold in the inaugural event in Los Angeles in 1984 and Deena Kastor snagged the bronze with her third-place finish in Athens in 2004.

Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

After nearly a week of murky explanations, officials explained that water at one of the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre went from blue to green because maintenance crew had added the wrong chemicals to it. They are racing against the time to replace it with one million gallons of clean water before Sunday afternoon's synchronised swimming competition.

Ethiopian runner Etenesh Diro loses shoe but wins hearts!

Ethiopian runner Etenesh Diro - one of the favourites in the women's 3000m steeplechase - was sitting comfortably in first place about two-thirds into her heat at the Olympics when disaster struck. Having initially struggled to put the shoe back on, she chose to resume running with one bare foot. "(Diro) stopped to put her shoe on directly in front of me", Praught said.

Olympic synchronised swimmers saved from green pool by water transplant

However, the water was and is still green. The water suddenly turned green Tuesday, midway through the synchronized diving events . British bronze medalist diver Tom Daley tweeted his concern over the closure. "We need to make sure people can access the Olympic stadium in a quick and easy manner", he said. The murky green water of the pool has been a talking point of the Games so far.

Arsenal Mania's best combined Arsenal & Liverpool XI

He mentions a lot of famous players in his most recent autobiography, and there is plenty on Wenger, but nothing about the fiery, injury-prone English midfielder who has emerged in the last six years. "United are the richest club in the world, with Real Madrid, so not many teams can compete with their financial amounts but that doesn't make the difference as I feel on the pitch we can compete".

Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

A disastrous qualifying round at the World Championships in London this year meant they failed to reach the gold medal final for the first time since the women's team pursuit was added to the worlds programme in 2008. Sir Bradley Wiggins may be aiming for a fifth Olympic gold and record eighth medal in Rio on Friday night but the Briton seems to have been irked in the lead up.

Ibrahimovic: 'Something big going on' at Man United

Jamie Vardy had cancelled out Jesse Lingard's opener with his first goal of the season in the second half, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a late victor to hand United the first trophy of the 2016-17 season. "I put my hand on the surface and thought "wow, we're in trouble" because we wanted a fast pitch. If one of you think Leicester have to fight against United, City, blah, blah, blah, then you make mistake because we have to restart".

Ledecky makes it hat-trick of golds with relay victory

The 19-year-old Washington, D.C., native amazed in her worldwide debut four years ago at the 2012 London Games, winning gold in the 800-meter freestyle. Being sixth at the trials, I didn't know. By the time Ledecky got in the pool for her leg, the Americans were.89 behind the Aussies. We were there.

Cavaliers To Trade Kevin Love; Love Heading To Los Angeles In Mid-Season?

ET. One of the teams that Love could possibly be playing with are the Boston Celtics . Bulls-Spurs ensures Chicago's huge appeal to casual fans in a competitive game against a good team and features a matchup for Pau Gasol with his former teammates.

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

The 33-year-old finished with 458.6 points to edge out China's Binbin Zhang by just 0.2 points. She was ninth at Beijing in 2008 - she also competed in 10-meter air rifle - was sixth at London in 2012. American Ginny Thrasher did not qualify for the finals and finished 11th after winning the first gold medal of the Rio Games in air rifle last Saturday.

Earnhardt Jr. visits Watkins Glen while battling injury

Drivers tend to lead laps in chunks at Watkins Glen, but because the smaller number of laps run at the road courses, laps led and fastest laps are minimized. Overall, Busch ranks first in laps led and second in fastest laps run at The Glen. Said will make his 16th Cup start at Watkins Glen on Sunday . Recently, Elliott had a test at the track .

Australia's Census: Do I have to?

Clarke said the linking of identity to census data had been "imposed" on 5% of the population in 2006 and 2011, and that applying the process to everybody was a "massive extension". As the Bureau of Statistics apologised for an "outage" in the online operation of the Census, an expert in large-scale computer operations says they should have expected it to happen.