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Ali finished at second in 12.59, and Castlin in 12.61. "In Kenya we love steeple and that s why we win!" With Jager up front and Kipruto and Kemboi in tow, the three leaders built a 30-meter on the rest of the field. "Now I feel that I have to bring back this medal not by protesting again but right on track", said Kemboi . The bronze medal has now been awarded to France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, who takes home his third consecutive Olympic medal in the event.
  • Olympics-U.S.' Eaton holds lead in bid for decathlon gold

    Olympics-U.S.' Eaton holds lead in bid for decathlon gold

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    Only two men have ever repeated as Olympic decathlon champion, but Ashton Eaton is halfway to becoming the third. "When you have someone else going through this it's like, 'Oh, you know what?" "We don't want to disappoint the fans", Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said.
  • Neymar fires Brazil into semi-final

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    Despite dominating long periods of the match, the home side had to wait until the 83 minute to secure the result with Luan capping off a flowing attacking move when he noticed the Colombian goalkeeper off his line and hit a deft finish over him to make the score 2-0.
  • Rose fires as Fraser fades in final round

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    Bronze medallist Matt Kuchar of the United States defended golf's place in the Games and said the thrill of having a medal around his neck was incomparable. Can she add a gold medal to her resume? It began with Adilson da Silva of Brazil taking a bow after hitting the first Olympic golf shot in 112 years.
  • Olympics: Green water goes down the drain

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    A spokesman for the Olympic Games in Rio said the reason the swimming and diving pools at the aquatic venue turned green was the mistaken addition of hydrogen peroxide by a contractor. And we should have done a better job fixing it quickly. "We learned a painful lesson the hard way", Andrada said. Officials acknowledged that while it is certainly not in optimal condition, the water is safe.
  • 49ers lose backup QB Thad Lewis to season-ending knee injury

    49ers lose backup QB Thad Lewis to season-ending knee injury

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Thad Lewis will miss the 2016 National Football League season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's preseason opener against the Houston Texans . Clarity about the lingering "tightness" in Kaepernick's right shoulder would be a tidy place to start. Kaepernick , who is vying for a starting berth with Blaine Gabbert, has been battling with the shoulder problem since on Thursday.
  • Rodgers keen to bring Celtic back to Champions League

    Rodgers keen to bring Celtic back to Champions League

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    Celtic switched off at three set-pieces over two legs as they lost on away goals but Griffiths insists new boss Brendan Rodgers has drilled it into his players that they can not afford to repeat those lapses. We have pressure but it's positive pressure and we want to play a significant part in the match. " Celtic know we beat Olympiacos so they are going to come ready", Bakhar said.
  • Mo Farah feared for Olympic gold after fall

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    At the Olympic Stadium, Ennis-Hill was in second place before the final event of the heptathlon, the 800m, but despite winning her heat it was not enough to push her to the top of the podium. That's two Olympic gold medals, five World Championship gold medals, with no other colour or placing in between. "It's never easy but everyone knows what I can do", Farah said.
  • Smiles all round as Murray fumbles Union Flag at photo call

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    I feel pretty emotional, proud and humbled about it all. "The flag is huge and as soon as I tipped it, it was covering someone´s face". "So it's going to help me over the next nine or 10 days". At the top of the the women's draw, top seed and defending champion Serena Williams will play Daria Gavrilova in her first round match. The British pair have had struggles at the world's greatest sporting event in the past, reaching the second round in Beijing 2008 and only the first round in ...
  • Laura Trott becomes first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals

    Laura Trott becomes first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals

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    On Monday Trott, 24, finished second in the scratch race before winning the individual pursuit and elimination events. Speaking after her race, an emotional Trott said: "I can't believe it". Hammer battled with Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore for the full 100-lap race to finish in second place. Rebecca James, who took silver in the keirin, took silver in the sprint with countrywoman Katy Marchant taking bronze by defeating Elis Lightee of the Netherlands.
  • Gymnastics: Hambuechen wins horizontal bar gold

    Gymnastics: Hambuechen wins horizontal bar gold

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    In bronze medal position was Nile Wilson of Great Britain. Once he nailed his dismount, he fell into the arms of his delighted coach. Alvarez wildly sprinted up and down the dugout with a raised fist as soon as Leyva had completed his routine with a double front dismount.
  • Olympics-Felix eases into semi-finals with focus on 400

    Olympics-Felix eases into semi-finals with focus on 400

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    Allyson Felix gets her only shot at an individual medal, and Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez look for more gymnastics gold. "I wanted to bump up the intensity tonight", the 30-year-old Felix told reporters. Also, Simone Biles competes for gold in the women's gymnastics balance beam final , giving viewers perhaps the two greatest USA female track and gymnastics performers in the same evening.
  • Walsh Jennings, Ross advance in Olympic beach volleyball

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    But it was the women we came here to see-Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross , the dynamic duo who played against each other for gold in London. Walsh Jennings is now 51-2 in Olympic sets. Switzerland's Joana Heidrich, right, and Nadine Zumkehr, left, sit on the bench after loosing a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Sunday, Aug.
  • Rio Day 10: Biles Aims for Gold in Final Gymnastics Event

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    Dutchwoman Sanne Wevers caused a huge upset when she ruined Simone Biles' chances of scooping a record five golds at a single Olympics by winning the balance beam title in Rio on Monday. His silver is the third individual gymnastics medal for Brazil in this Olympics, which quadruples the amount the country had before Rio. They were followed by Great Britain's Amy Tinkler who took bronze.
  • Former FIFA president Joao Havelange dies aged 100

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    The Brazilian was Sepp Blatter's predecessor at world football's governing body, serving from 1974 to 1998. While building Federation Internationale de Football Association into a global undertaking with a turnover today of billions of dollars, the authoritarian Havelange also stood in the shadow of corruption and faced criticism for cooperating with dictatorial regimes including 1978 World Cup hosts Argentina.
  • Furious Michael Conlan: 'F**king cheats, amateur boxing stinks'

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    IABA do however believe that in light of events in Rio, it is in the best interests of amateur Olympic boxing that the scoring and judging process is reviewed. It's his personal judgment. "These statements are foundless, but he's free to have his opinion". Conlan's disgust comes a day after another controversial decision went in favour of Russian heavyweight Evgeny Tishchenko, who was booed after winning gold on a points decision against Kazakhstan's Vasily Levit.
  • Tesla 'Autopilot' Gets Lost In Translation On China Website, Man Crashes

    Tesla 'Autopilot' Gets Lost In Translation On China Website, Man Crashes

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    Autopilot is created to help drivers change lanes, maintain a safe speed and find parking spaces. The maker of the plug-in Model X crossover changed the translation to list Autopilot as a driver-assistance system, rather than a self-driving system, on its website , said Gary Tao, a Beijing-based spokesman.
  • Simone Biles & Aly Raisman Take Gold & Silver in Gymnastics Floor Exercise

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    Brazil has one team competing on the men's side as well. The medals gave the American women nine during the meet, the most ever by the U.S.at an Olympics. Bolt now holds the world record for the 200 meters, with a time of 19.19 seconds. She's soaring, and landing her jumps cleanly. Her plight had been identical in Monday's rainy qualifying, when she threw her only legal mark in her last attempt.
  • Alberta to ban spear hunting after bear video sparks outrage

    Alberta to ban spear hunting after bear video sparks outrage

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    After the release of the video, fellow hunters denounced Bowmar and called his act "shameful". After the spear pierces the bear's side, the man raises his arms in the air, smiles broadly and exclaims: "I smoked him". The bear wasn't found until the next morning, about 60 yards from where it was speared, so it was not clear exactly how long it survived while mortally wounded.
  • Environment Canada warns of heavy rainfall in Toronto on Tuesday

    Environment Canada warns of heavy rainfall in Toronto on Tuesday

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    In its warning, Environment Canada cautioned about the possibility of flash floods and water pooling on roads due to the heavy downpours. A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of volatile storms that could produce hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.
  • Flight carrying Manchester City staff for Bucharest clash evacuated

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    The England worldwide is expected to make his Champions League bow on Tuesday night when City travel to Romania to take on Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of their qualifying round tie. In relation to some statistics around the game, Guardiola has won the Champions League twice as manager, with Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley the only two managers to win it more than the Spanish coach.
  • Olympics-American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

    Olympics-American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

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    Harrison failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics. Taylor won the event thanks to a first jump of 17.86 meters (58 feet, 7 1/4 inches), giving him a comfortable lead over the field that he'd never relinquish. As a crowd formed, Harrison said yes. Claye said his focus was only on the competition, even given the surprise he was about to spring. "This is what I do it for", he said.
  • Max Whitlock completes golden double at Rio Olympics

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    Equally as thrilled were Brazil's Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano, who finished second and third in front of a roaring home crowd. It's also the first Olympic gold in gymnastics for Britain. It was the kind of thought that did not enter Whitlock's head on a day the kind of which British gymnastics has never known. "The match was very emotionally and physically draining so I feel a lot of relief and I'm exhausted but obviously very proud to have won another gold medal", he said after the ...
  • Sindhu reaches quarterfinals of Rio Olympics

    Sindhu reaches quarterfinals of Rio Olympics

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    Srikanth opened up a narrow 17-14 lead at one stage. Srikanth played his trademark attacking game throughout the tight match, taking every opportunity to land smashes and put Jorgensen under pressure. I am very anxious to take all this pressure. Earlier former world no. 1 Saina, who had won the opening match against Brazil's Vicente Lohaynny on August 11, found her movement restricted due to her knee inflammation and saw Maria, who too had beaten Vicente in the opening match, reach the ...
  • Americans get their first test

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    Turns out he was right. The Australians, with big bodies inside, quality point guards to counter the American pressure, and a wealth of National Basketball Association championship experience, stood toe to toe with the team that had blown them out of the last two Olympics in the quarterfinals.
  • Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

    Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

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    According to officials, a local pool-maintenance worker mistakenly added 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide to the waters on August 5, which partially neutralized the chlorine used for disinfection. Gustavo Nascimento, director of venue management for Rio 2016, said hydrogen peroxide was the cause . Officials shut the pool down to do some more testing, but reopened it by noon and Friday competitions began as scheduled.
  • Carson Wentz aiming for return during preseason

    Carson Wentz aiming for return during preseason

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    Wentz is a quarterback with a linebacker body and mentality. Though he'll miss valuable snaps and preseason action, his maturation process won't come to a halt because of the injury, and the team doesn't need to readjust its plans before the regular season opens September 11 against the Cleveland Brown.
  • Jim Furyk shoots first 58 in PGA Tour history

    Jim Furyk shoots first 58 in PGA Tour history

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    Furyk told the pair he wanted to donate it to the Bruce Edwards Foundation, which supports research in the fight against ALS. "It's kind of a reminder no matter how bad you feel with your swing you're never that far away, or no matter how good you feel you're not that far away from playing poorly as well".
  • Puig downs Kerber to secure Puerto Rico's first Gold

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    They will be partying in Puerto Rico tonight! That opened the floodgates, re-opening the issue that started when she chose to play doubles for the U.S.at the 1992 Barcelona Games and four years later in Atlanta. The 22-year-old Florida-based Puig defied her ranking of 34 to get the better of the world number two and Australian Open champion on the back of a sizzling 54 winners.