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Race walking hopeful forced to withdraw during Rio final

Diniz had complained of stomach pain in the lead-up to the event, and likely wasn't well, but was determined to compete anyway. Shocked viewers praised Diniz for staying in the race after he collapsed at the 36km mark. The fighter stopped for a quick break and doused himself in water, before returning to the race minutes later. The AP added that "his legs were wobbling like cooked spaghetti at times".

Nigeria beat Honduras 3-2 to win bronze

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation have responded to former goalkeeper Peterside Idah for a post on his Twitter handle before the match, suggesting the federation wanted to "hijack" the $390,000 donation to the team by Japanese plastic surgeon, Dr.

South Africa v New Zealand I Test, Durban

Trent Boult led from the front for the Black Caps bowling attack on day one of the first test against South Africa . As one of the straightest talkers in cricket, South Africa's Dale Steyn is not about to hide his likely demotion among the game's most fearsome fast bowlers.

Sandusky denies at appeals hearing that he molested boys

According to court documents, some of the topics expected to be discussed include remarks made by the prosecution during their closing arguments in 2012, claims his trial counsel was ineffective for not calling him to testify, for their decision to waive his preliminary trial and also for allowing him to do a network interview.

Green and golden? Australia men's hoop team eyeing Rio gold

How to watch online: Live stream available at NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app . Bogut seemed to enjoy laying out Durant when Australia faced Team USA in group play, and he's the biggest thing standing between the Americans and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Chinese, US army chiefs meet in Beijing

Seoul's and Washington's decision to have the United States missile defense complex THAAD up and running in the south of the Korean Peninsula in 2017 is aimed not just at countering a hypothetical threat from Pyongyang, but also at strengthening U.S.

Rio 2016: British brothers take triathlon gold and silver

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee won gold in 2012 on home soil in the men's event. "I just thought if he's telling me to relax then he's probably finding this quite hard, so I pushed it on a little bit more". A good swim set them out in the lead group of 10, then on the tough 40km bike course they forced the pace relentlessly to rip the threat from the legs of their rivals.

LeBron James: LeBron James not retired from USA Basketball

Even when LeBron James is done playing basketball, he won't be done being apart of the game. James indicated that his motivation at reaching the levels that Jordan attained would come second to the goals of the Cavaliers. It's like, they all go hire the best guys because, listen, they know those guys are going to help them be successful. Some thought that James would want to sign yet another one-year deal to maximize his financial gain as the salary cap increases every year, all while ...

My Leicester City players need to press restart on season, says Ranieri

The Rome-born coach has also managed Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma, but domestic cups in Italy and Spain were the only significant honours to show for his time with some of Europe's biggest clubs before last year's unlikely triumph.

Top Washington cop to leave, oversee National Football League security

In addition to serving with the D.C. police, Lanier graduated from the FBI National Academy and the DEA's Drug Unit Commanders Academy. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Bowser said she would name an interim chief in the coming days, and look to hire Lanier's replacement from within the department's ranks.

What we saw: Day 2 of Bears-Patriots joint training camp practice

To me, the bigger story is that Jeffery and Butler were both held out of the rest of practice, with Butler actually being sent to the locker room. "And the agreement was that if anything happened like that, they're out". "We saw a lot of different fronts out there, a lot of situations where we had to make a lot of identifications, a lot of conversation, a lot of talk.

Triumphant Trott joins greats with her fourth Olympic gold

Britain's Laura Trott won her fourth Olympic gold medal with a masterful ride in the track cycling omnium on Tuesday, leaving her rivals scrapping for podium places. Sarah Hammer of the United States, left, celebrates winning the silver medal in the women's omnium cycling event at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on Tuesday, Aug.

British Olympian slammed for refusing to shake gold-winning team mate's hands

Naddour was in the lead after his routine, scoring a 15.700, but he was passed up first by Smith, who scored 15.833 and finally by Whitlock, who posted a score of 15.966. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who became Great Britain's first ever female Olympic rowing gold medalists in London 2012, today became Great Britain's first ever female double Olympic champions in rowing.

Rio 2016: Mark Cavenish wins silver medal in men's omnium

Cavendish was relaxed enough after his sixth-placed kilo in 1min 02.868secs to interrupt a BBC interview with Sir Chris Hoy and cheekily ask the six-time Olympic champion for an autograph. The cyclist, who has won more stages of the Tour de France than any other Brit, had long hankered for Olympic silverware after missing out during more than a decade of British dominance on the road and track.

Elaine Thompson keeps queen of the track title

The Jamaican sprinter, known as the fastest man in the world, is going for an unprecedented "triple-triple", or gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 400m relay. She had to get serious about the sport. In the first round of the women's 400, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles easily won her heat in 51.24 seconds. She probably did.

Rio 2016: Venus Misses Record Fifth Gold in Mixed Doubles Final

Venus and Serena are tied at four gold medals apiece. Venus Williams may have been shut out of the women's singles and doubles competition, but she could still earn gold in mixed doubles alongside countryman Rajeev Ram. Mixed doubles has made a resurgence at the Olympics. "I think we probably both were if we admitted it". Venus was battling a virus even before she left for Rio de Janeiro , and she was upset in the first round in both singles and doubles.

Moline's Praught makes Olympic steeplechase finals via protest after collision

The 25-year-old struggled to put it back on after colliding with some of the others on the track. Praught finished eighth, yet she too was later added to the final. She resumed the race, stopped again to remove her sock as well, and then started chasing the leaders - with the crowd roaring her on. "I totally got this, '" Praught told The Oregonian.

Sevilla vs Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup

Sevilla made most of the running during the first half where Barca's initially fitful progress was not helped by the loss of captain Andres Iniesta and Jeremy Mathieu to injury. Sevilla did not hold back in the opening stages of the first half, although the only chance in the opening 20 minutes fell to Suarez who was denied by a great save by Sergio Rico.

Diving pool shut to treat green water

Officials temporarily closed Rio's Olympic diving pool Friday morning, prohibiting divers from training for their upcoming competitions, because the water is still green. Poolgate continued for another day at the Rio Olympics. "We'll play in green water, chlorinated water". Rio organizers managed to open it a few hours before the three-meter women's springboard semifinal that started Friday afternoon.

Kayla Harrison, Mayra Aguiar move closer to 'destiny' clash

As a young teen, Harrison battled depression and suicidal ideation as Doyle abused her for more than three years. "Because she was at the Pedros' before me, she was their golden girl, anything she could do I wanted to do better". After Harrison won the Olympic title in London, she vowed to retire from the competitive grind of the Japanese martial art. "Once the Olympics are over, and everything sorts of settles down, I can decide whether or not I like to punch people in the face", she told SB ...

Olympics: USA women roll to 40-point basketball victory over Spain

Fans watching Brazil struggle in a 0-0 draw against Iraq on Sunday heckled Neymar by chanting Marta's name at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, wishing she help solve the many problems of the men's team. "Generally speaking, we wear teams down", said Bird. "We wear them down, and they get exhausted, and then we bring in the next five, and then we bring in another five - a rested five".

India reach 87/3 at lunch in third Test against Windies

Chastanet received the news of the Test Match with great enthusiasm. As a result, Kohli is 2/1 (Unibet) to top-score for India in this four-match Test series while Rahul isn't too far behind with the bookmaker offering 7/2 for him to take up the pole position.

Broncos list QBs Sanchez, Siemian as co-starters

Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are the men at the top of the chart now and the favorites to replace future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning behind center. Sanchez and Siemian are listed as co-No. We've been practicing with all of them. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is looking forward to seeing each of the quarterbacks face their first live action of the preseason.

P5 M, house and lot await Rio silver medal victor

She earned the right to stand to the right of Hsu on the podium after Li Yajun of China, who had just set an Olympic Record in the snatch with 101kg, failed to complete her clean and jerk after attempting to lift 123kg in her first try, and 126kg in her second and third attempts.

Is this the real reason that Olympics viewers are obsessed with diving?

Daley's fiance, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, was in the audience. Check him out in practice. "I guess, yes. This has been my most consistent year and I'm ready to go in there, give the Chinese a run for their money and try to take away the gold".

Bethesda Swimmer Katie Ledecky Medals at 2016 Rio Olympics

Ledecky said she probably hadn't been in a relay since her high school meets. Katie Ledecky , who is expected to set or challenge world and Olympic records in all three of her individual events at Rio, did not disappoint on Sunday afternoon.

Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

Coming back after anchoring the Americans to a relay silver on the opening day of swimming, Ledecky almost broke her own world record in the preliminaries Sunday, setting herself up as the overwhelming favorite to capture her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Bullet Hitting Rio Media Center Possibly a Stray: Minister

Meanwhile, the origin of the stray bullet in the media tent remained unclear. The area was not evacuated. The bullet came through the roof, as seen in this image. What this meant was that the was the team in the venue were advised immediately to stay in their current location and advised of the situation. News of the stray bullet followed a controlled explosion of a suspicious package near the finish line of the men's cycling road race, which was carried out as a precaution.

Hawerchuk ready to lead Jets alumni against former Oilers at Heritage Classic

The Oiler alumni for the late afternoon game October 22 at the 33,000-seat stadium will feature Wayne Gretzky , Mark Messier, Jari Kurri , Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr. "I honestly can't believe I'm standing here". In fact it has always been hoped for as the official "third" jersey for the Jets and despite how some would go look at lineage.

Surfing became officially an Olympic sport

Baseball and softball have been off the Olympic program since the 2008 Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee voted to accept the five-sport package, which also includes karate and sport climbing. The vote, which took place on Wednesday, was the conclusion of a process that began in 2014, with the approval of IOC's strategic roadmap. But its limited overall global appeal had resulted in its exclusion from the Olympics after 2008, hugely disappointing players and fans alike.