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Nate Ebner, left, on his way to scoring a try during the USA team's match against Fiji at the Rio Olympics, Aug. 10, 2016. But the United States captain and goal-kicker missed the conversion from out wide, leaving the margin at five points - equating that the Americans missed out by the slimmest of margins.
  • Andy Murray named Great Britain's flagbearer for Olympic Games opening ceremony

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    I'll give it a go, left-handed", Murray was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Thursday. He spoke of his pride at being put forward for the role, saying: "I am very proud to be selected". "I competed in Beijing and London , which for a British athlete to get the opportunity to compete at a home Olympics was incredible". Tennis star Murray, the defending Olympic champion, will lead out the British team in what he describes as one of the proudest moments of his career.
  • Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly

    Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos face off in 200 fly

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    Le Clos, in lane one, took the race to the field blistering out in 23.39 well under world record pace. "I believe I am in the shape of my life, but I know its going to be really tough out there". I just did a time he hasn't done in four years. "So he can keep quiet now". "Like I've said before I have a lot of respect for him". The 200m free style is a relatively new event for Le Clos, so he was pleased with the result.
  • First Rio gold is within reach for US gymnastics

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    It marks the start of what could be a gold rush for the 19-year-old Biles, who is bidding to take home five gold medals. They finished with a score of 185.238, almost 10 whole points ahead of China (175.279.) Simone scored the best on balance beam , floor exercise and vault , while Madison shined on the uneven bars .
  • Real Madrid and Sevilla poised for Uefa Super Cup rendezvous

    Real Madrid and Sevilla poised for Uefa Super Cup rendezvous

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    The Champions League winners beat Europa League victors Sevilla 3-2 after extra time in Trondheim in Norway. Real Madrid left back Marcelo has sung the praises of manager Zinedine Zidane ahead of the start of his first full season at the helm of the Bernabeu club.
  • Foltynewicz leads way, Braves top Cardinals

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    Manager Mike Matheny took him out Saturday night after five innings, saying something didn't look right, but downplayed fears of a reoccurrence on his radio show Sunday morning. "I was grinding since pitch one". "I'm not a good hitter, but I try my best to get a good swing at the ball", Garcia said. But the Cardinals stranded five runners over the first two.
  • NYC woman visiting mom in Massachusetts found slain in woods

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    Woman crushed to death by generator after it fell off flatbed lorryPolice dogs found her murdered body on Sunday evening around half a mile from her mothers home in Princeton, Massachusetts . A state police source told News Center 5 that Vanessa had burns on her hands, feet and part of her head. 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was an account manager at Google's New York City office.
  • NZ loses rugby sevens opener to Japan

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    Williams limped off early in the second half with what looked to be a knee injury but has since been confirmed by the NZ Olympic Team's twitter page , as a partial Archilles rapture. In sevens terms, this was a result that mirrored Japan's upset of double champions South Africa at last year's Rugby World Cup. "You never think you would see a minnow team come here and beat a gold medal contender".
  • Tacoma's Travis Stevens takes silver in judo at the Rio Olympics

    Tacoma's Travis Stevens takes silver in judo at the Rio Olympics

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    Stevens had been vying to become the first man from the United States to win gold in judo. Kayla Harrison remains the only American to ever win gold in judo in the Olympics after she won in 2012. In the final contest, Khalmurzaev, 22, defeated Travis Stevens of the United States. Travis Stevens (L) celebrates victory in his quarterfinal bout against Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria during the men's -81 kg.
  • Three Children injured Falling from Ferris Wheel

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    After the inspection, regardless of the findings, the Ferris Wheel will be removed. Another local news source, ABC affiliate WATE , reported that the oldest is 16, and two of the injured are sisters. "It was like watching water pouring from a glass", said witness Gregory Lynthacum of Washington County, TN. Mr Lynthacum said the ride only stopped after people screamed at the ride operators.
  • Race car's front end unexpectedly explodes at Watkins Glen

    Race car's front end unexpectedly explodes at Watkins Glen

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    Cope finished 31st, 29 laps behind. When his brake pedal started to lose its effect, Cope indicated he was looking for a place to pull off the course. "We'll look into it to see if there's something we can do on our end for sure", he said. The difference this time was no speed and no airflow, with a spectacular result .
  • Rio Olympics: Bindra enters final, Narang bows out

    Rio Olympics: Bindra enters final, Narang bows out

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    Bindra hit a 10.7 in the next shot to jump into the second spot, but a 10.1 in the next shot pushed him back to third. Although the country was busy vilifying the unexpected disappointment that came from prodigal youngster Jitu Rai, he wasn't the only one to underperform at the Rio Olympics.
  • Ichiro Suzuki gets 3000th career hit in major leagues

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    August 07 2016: Miami Marlins Outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki (51) connects for a triple and his 3,000th career hit during a regular season Major League Baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting Miami Marlins at Coors Field in Denver , CO.
  • Tom Daley targets Olympic gold in memory of his late father

    Tom Daley targets Olympic gold in memory of his late father

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    After Adam Peaty's gold and Jazz Carlin's silver in the swimming pool on Sunday, Daley and Goodfellow added Olympic bronze on Monday. "I've been doing all sorts", Daley said. "It got to the point where London 2012 came and went, and suddenly you are thinking, 'What happens next?'". "Going into Beijing I was 14-years-old".
  • In for the Long haul, Chinese Weightlifter Grabs Gold

    In for the Long haul, Chinese Weightlifter Grabs Gold

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    China's Long Qingquan lifted a combined world record of 307kg to win Olympic gold in the men's 56kg weightlifting. His 137kg in snatch and 170kg in the jerk broke a world record set 16 years ago in the Sydney 2000 Games by Halil Mutlu from Turkey.
  • Bears C Grasu out for season with torn ACL

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    Grasu was running downfield near the right sideline blocking for running back Jacquizz Rodgers on a screen pass. "He was injured, and until the medical people look at it I won't know the extent". The Chicago Bears are going to have to make some adjustments on their offensive line going into the season, as center Hroniss Grasu has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a torn ACL.
  • Robert Griffin III named Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback

    Robert Griffin III named Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback

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    Starting 13 games in 2013, Griffin recorded a career-high 3,203 passing yards and became the fifth quarterback in National Football League history to record 3,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. His first stint could come in the Brown's preseason opener Friday night against Green Bay. And in Saturday's no-pads scrimmage at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, the Baylor product tossed two touchdown passes to receiver Terrelle Pryor .
  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Sunday

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    Winning an Olympic medal is the thrill of a lifetime for an athlete. Each day we'll narrow down the Olympic schedule for you and provide a guide to what you should be watching from Rio. The big win came from 19-year-old shooter Virginia "Ginny" Thrasher , who conquered the women's 10-meter air rifle event on Saturday and set an Olympic record in the finals.
  • Walker's 9th-inning homer lifts Mets over Tigers 3-1

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    Ian Kinsler provided the Tigers with all their run production with an RBI single. It marked Conforto's first homer since June 16, and his first in 42 at-bats since being recalled from the minors. Cleveland scored an unearned run on a wild pitch in the eighth and almost got something going in the ninth. With Martinez on second, Justin Upton on first and two outs in the eighth, McGehee hit a soft ground ball toward the right side of the infield that somehow found its way past second baseman ...
  • 4 hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd

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    The crash occurred two days before the start of the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally . The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Eric Johnson, of Ramsey, Minnesota, lost control of the bike on state Highway 14A and it went in the ditch about 5 miles west of Lead.
  • On the air for August 8

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    Olympics: Women's field hockey, women's fencing , women's basketball , women's rugby, archery , men's basketball (U.S. vs. Venezuela), men's water polo, weightlifting , women's volleyball , boxing , NBC Sports, 8 a.m. -midnight: Women's Diving - Springboard Synchronized Final. Full details for the first day of beach volleyball competition are below. Women's Rugby - USA vs.
  • South Korean archer sets first Rio record

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    Due to the United States being unable to qualify a full team, there will be no American representatives in the women's team competition. Kim Woo-jin become the first archer to score 700 points or more and is the first athlete to break a world record at the Rio Olympics.
  • Furyk shoots PGA Tour-record 58 in final round at Travelers

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    Aug 7, 2016; Cromwell, CT, USA; Jim Furyk sizes up a putt during the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands . Veteran leadership, a runner-up at the U.S. Open, a record 58 - it seems Furyk now has a compelling case. He was 1-over entering Sunday and wrapped up the Travelers Championship at 11-under 269.
  • Phelps eager to get started on 5th Olympics, likely in relay

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    MacLean finished third in her heat and fifth overall swimming a 4:03.43 to qualify for Sunday night's final. "That's the easiest it's felt to go under 4 minutes", Ledecky said , barely breathing hard. Elsewhere at the Olympic Aquatics Centre Efimova was banned for 16 months in 2013 after traces of an anabolic steroid were found in her system. DiRado finished almost five seconds slower than Hosszu, but swam her personal best time by more than half a second.
  • Suzuki misses in 1st try at 3000 hits, Rockies top Marlins

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    DENVER (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki has gotten his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone. Colorado hitters, meanwhile, treated Marlins pitchers like pinatas, banging out 17 hits, including a 4-for-5 night for Charlie Blackmon , who came up a double shy of hitting for the cycle.
  • LEADING OFF: O's vs Jays for 1st place, Davis goes for MRI

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    Dillon Gee (3-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 23rd save. They'll start a three-game home series against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers Aug. Jonathan Schoop grounded into a fielder's choice, Manny Machado flied out and Brett Cecil came on to strike out Chris Davis . It marked the fourth career multi-homer game for Dozier.
  • Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

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    America's biggest rivals in the pool were downright very bad, by their lofty standards, winning just 10 medals and a single gold in what is essentially the country's national obsession. But Ledecky's record-breaking ability in the pool is matched only by her ability to brush off the talk of history or the circus-like atmosphere at the Olympics.
  • American women rout Senegal 121-56 to start chase for gold

    American women rout Senegal 121-56 to start chase for gold

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    As Taurasi often does, she made them pay by raining four first-quarter threes, halfway to Team USA's record which she's hit in each of her three other Olympic appearances. Taurasi is still arguably the best player in the world, and Griner is its most intimidating shot-blocker. "I am excited about representing my country another time, and this is my last time, so I am even more excited", she said.
  • NRL: Jarryd Hayne signs with Gold Coast Titans in NRL

    NRL: Jarryd Hayne signs with Gold Coast Titans in NRL

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    Hayne added that Titans fans should expect more from him as he gets to grips with rugby league again, and the team's gameplan. "I don't know what I did", said Hayne of the incident with Reynolds. Hayne made an impact on his first play as a Titan, nailing Warriors' back rower Bodene Thompson in a crunching ball-and-all tackle when he seemed destined to score.
  • Lingard goal helps United to Wembley win

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    Hopefully I can win much more than this", the Swedish star who also played for Mourinho at Inter Milan told BT Sport . Jamie Vardy says his life has been "carnage" since the end of last season as the Leicester striker comes to terms with his newfound celebrity and he looked relieved to be able to get back to focusing on football in a lively performance.
  • Lewis Hamilton Extends Championship Lead With Dominant Win In Germany

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    Hamilton was trailing Rosberg by 43 points just two months ago, but he bounced back in style to win six consecutive races of the season and take the F1 lead for the first time in season. Amid a series of poor starts, collisions and other technical problems, Hamilton had to wait six races before registering his first win of the ongoing season, at Monaco in May.