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Wenger says he will look to experienced players Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla and goalkeeper Petr Cech to take the armband in Mertesacker's absence. "He is a natural leader and I know he has picked up a injury, but he can still bring so much to us as a team". But Wenger insisted: "If you name a captain and he gets injured you can not say "you will not be captain any more ".
  • Bolt chases Olympic history in men's 100 meters

    Bolt chases Olympic history in men's 100 meters

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    Phelps, who says he really is retiring this time , put the United States ahead to stay Saturday on the butterfly leg of the 4x100-meter medley relay, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd gold medal. But Gatlin was also the fastest man a year ago heading to China, where he was beaten by one hundredth of a second by Bolt in the 100m and a huge marging in the 200m.
  • Ledecky wins women's 800m freestyle Gold in world record

    Ledecky wins women's 800m freestyle Gold in world record

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    She took silver in the women's 50 freestyle and then anchored as the US women won the 4x100 medley. The surprises continued in the men's 50-meter freestyle. It's fitting that Ledecky closed out these games with the 800: Back in 2012, it was her shocking win in this event (at age 15, she beat then-world record holder Rebecca Adlington) that announced Ledecky's presence as a swimmer with superstar potential.
  • West Ham Sign Andre Ayew For £20.5m

    West Ham Sign Andre Ayew For £20.5m

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    The player shared a collage on Twitter showing him signing the deal in the presence of his dad and West Ham officials. The team's playing style suits Carroll superbly well, and West Ham is one of the most risky teams from set-pieces; Andy is lethal in the air, so he'll consist a major threat to teams from aerial positions.
  • Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold medal

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    Ryan Murphy broke a seven-year-old world record in the backstroke leg of the 4x100m medley relay, but Phelps still needed to come from behind on the butterfly before Nathan Adrian touched in a new Olympic mark of 3min 27.95sec. "She yelled, 'this is the USA women's eight!' And we rallied", said Kerry Simmonds, who rowed in seat No. 2. He secured gold medal for United States by winning the 200M individual medley on and the men's 4x100 meter relay, men's 200 meter butterfly, and 4x200 meter ...
  • Ryan Lochte: 'I guarantee' Michael Phelps will compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Ryan Lochte: 'I guarantee' Michael Phelps will compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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    If the condition of Lochte's hair is any indication, however, he better check to make sure his silver medals haven't turned green. "You know what, I can definitely say that, because I guarantee he will be there. It appears as though over the course of the first few days of the game, Lochte's frosty shade of blue has slowly morphed into a mossy, seaweed green.
  • Claudio Ranieri warns of tougher season after opening day defeat

    Claudio Ranieri warns of tougher season after opening day defeat

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    It was a clever play on them winning despite 5,000-to-1 odds, but what he's trying to say is that it will be more hard this time around. The fairytale of Leicester City does not look like living on long into the new season, with last year's shock Premier League champions already beaten on the opening day.
  • 'Just something to tell the kids' Wiggins says after gold

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    It was the only medal he wanted, he'd gone on record as saying anything else wouldn't matter. The Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion follows in the footsteps of 2008 winner Sir Chris Hoy and 2011'a victor, Mark Cavendish. "So to do what Brad's done and win five is out of this world!" "The last 12 months, we have done everything together". "I'm riding the Tour of Britain in two weeks time so I want to get back and keep riding my bike so that doesn't become a slog", said ...
  • Sri Lanka's Herath takes hat-trick against Australia

    Sri Lanka's Herath takes hat-trick against Australia

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    His previous best return in an innings was five for 69 against South Africa, while his top match haul was his eight for 129 from the same test. Lyon, who works closely with former South Australia and Victoria spinner John Davison but also received input from Sri Lanka's greatest-ever spinner Muthiah Muralidaran in the lead-up to this series, believes he maintains sufficient variations in his existing arsenal.
  • Green pool to be drained, refilled for synchronized swimming

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    The Olympic diving pool was temporarily closed for training Friday morning as officials attempted to change its color from green to blue. The organisers said the pool would reopen later on Friday for training as well as for the women's individual three-metre springboard preliminaries.
  • Usain Bolt slacks off, easily wins first 100m heat

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    Bolt has won the last two Olympic gold medals in the 100, and he would like to make it three in a row at Rio. Rio de Janeiro - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt safely negotiated the first round of the Olympic men's 100m on Saturday in the first step on his quest for an unprecedented "treble treble".
  • Death, doping and disrespect at Rio Olympics

    Death, doping and disrespect at Rio Olympics

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    It now stands at one gold, two silver, two bronzes over nearly seven decades of participation at the Olympics. The U.S. were the defending champions but only Allison Schmitt, who swam the leadoff leg in Rio, was in the race lineup from that London 2012 golden quartet.
  • Migrant camp gets huge screen to watch refugee Olympics team

    Migrant camp gets huge screen to watch refugee Olympics team

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    For the first time in history, a refugee team competes for medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "We felt they deserved a more unique identity". This post originally appeared at The Nation . "They had to leave". The ROT comprises of athletes who have been displaced from their countries for any given reason. They were received with raucous applause by the crowd in the Games' opening march-past.
  • Denny Hamlin and Toyota win Watkins Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup race

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    After a late restart Hamlin, who last pitted on lap 49, was able to stay ahead of the chaotic battle behind him with Truex Jr. and Keselowski breathing down his neck. Both cars went wide off the 90-degree turn 1 and opened the door for Hamlin to sneak through. The victim of an early accident, Jeff Gordon recovered to finish 14th in relief of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed his fourth straight race because of concussion-like symptoms.
  • Leah Smith wins gold medal in 800M Relay

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    She will aim for her 3 win of the 2016 Olympics Thursday morning in Rio, when she tried to repeat in the 800 meter freestyle event . Ledecky amazed in her global debut four years ago at the 2012 London Games, winning gold in the 800-meter freestyle, and has big goals for Rio.
  • Ibrahimovic: I´ll only get better for United

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    A goal of individual brilliance saw Jesse Lingard put United ahead before Jamie Vardy equalized for Leicester following a Marouane Fellaini mistake just after half-time. The 34-year-old struggled to have an impact on the match until his game-deciding intervention late on, but he was pleased to start his United career in winning fashion.
  • Rhode earns bronze to medal in 6 straight Olympics

    Rhode earns bronze to medal in 6 straight Olympics

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    Her sport is shooting, and shooters rank among the least visible Olympians. "It was put in so we could defend our First Amendment, the freedom of speech, and also to defend ourselves against our own government ", Rhode added. Rhode, who is the US's most decorated Olympic shooter, is set to compete in the Rio Olympics on Friday and if she wins a medal she would be the first woman to medal in six straight Olympic games.
  • Anything less than omnium gold would represent failure for Mark Cavendish

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    There is also unfinished business on the track for the 'Manx' missile, as he hasn't yet won a medal at an Olympic Games - so there is pressure on Cavendish at this moment in time. Cavendish will be coached by Rod Ellingworth, his long-time mentor and the British road coach, on the track. Still Cavendish is unlikely to be called upon.
  • Great Britain clock world record in women's team pursuit qualifying

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    COLNE cyclist Steven Burke helped Great Britain qualify fastest in the men's team pursuit at the Rio Olympics. Trott, along with Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand, clocked a time of four minutes 13.260 seconds at the Velodrome to beat the United States of America by just over a second (4:14:286) and reclaim the world record they lost to Australia in February 2015.
  • Carmelo Anthony becomes all-time leading Olympic scorer for Team USA

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    We didn't get out in transition. Mexico, which upset Brazil in the 2012 final, also failed to advance after falling 1-0 to South Korea. The Boomers' defence caused all sorts of issues for Team USA, but ultimately their talent and polish proved too much; the Boomers falling agonisingly short in a highly competitive and entertaining 98-88 USA win.
  • LeBron, Cavs agree on $100M deal over 3 years

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    His starting salary of $33 million next year will be the highest single-season salary in league history. After leading the Cavaliers to the franchise's first title in 2016, there were rumors that he might depart the city like he did in 2010, but James shot those down quickly.
  • OKC's Westbrook gets 3-year, $85.7M deal

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    With OKC standing with an extension offer sheet, Westbrook had a decision to make on whether to stay with OKC past this year or force the Thunder to trade him. His breakneck style will lead to ridiculous stats, like it did two seasons ago when Durant missed a majority of the season. But Westbrook will be allowed to become a free agent in 2018, according to ESPN .
  • US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

    US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

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    Without his strong start and finish, the US could have lost the game and fallen to second place in Group A. However, their leader would not let that happen and it seems like nobody can stop him in his pursuit of a third gold medal. And Thompson: "They're a tough team". And this game showed that Team USA, for all its showstopping talent, isn't impossible to beat. Kevin Durant: predicts medal rematch.
  • Olympics-Shooting-Fourth time lucky for Germany's Engleder in three positions

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    The 33-year-old Engleder ranked at or near the top through the kneeling, prone and standing positions of the competition, holding off two Chinese shooters. The Brit won bronze at his home Games in London and showed his time-trial prowess by winning stage 18 of the Tour last month, but faces strong competition over the 54.6 kilometre course.
  • Rio 2016: Djokovic and Williams sisters crash out

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    Del Potro, now ranked at 145 in the world after being number four in 2010, said Sunday's win was more special than his victory in 2012. Del Potro won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), but the scoreline didn't matter. The 2009 US Open victor Del Potro has dropped to 145th in the rankings after several wrist operations but was considered the most unsafe floater in the field and the toughest draw Djokovic could have had.
  • Genuine or Not! Mourinho dedicates Community Shield Win to Van Gaal

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    Without Louis van Gaal, he pointed out, United would not have been involved in the Community Shield at Wembley. "It's an important victory but we have lots of work to do". "I'd have said he (Bailly) was man of the match". "The last five minutes were a nightmare". "I couldn't take Zlatan or Fellaini off because Leicester's "Rory Delap" throw-ins would win it".
  • Travelers Championship: Russell Knox wins despite Jim Furyk's 58

    Travelers Championship: Russell Knox wins despite Jim Furyk's 58

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    I joked with someone walking over to 11, 'Hey what's all the big fuss about?' Kind of giving a hard time after birdieing 10. "I'm still a little stunned and a little flabbergasted", he said . He birdied the par 5 13th, too, which put him in a tie for the lead, before giving a shot back with a bogey at 14. He took the lead with birdies at 13 and 14.
  • U.S. Dominates Venezuela 113-69

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    New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony had passed National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan as the third-highest American scorer in Olympic history after Team USA demolished Venezuela, 113-69, on Monday night at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro.