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There are no fresh injury concerns for the Liverpool manager to contend with, although Loris Karius, Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Lucas Leiva and Sheyi Ojo are still not ready to return. That will not be the case this time but he rejected suggestions that with no Europa League to worry about he could put more emphasis into winning a trophy.
  • Steelers linebacker James Harrison agrees to meet with NFL

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    Harrison, Matthews and Peppers will meet with investigators. I wouldn't be on the team. It would hurt my teammates, coaches. "And y'all can see whatever evidence it is they say they got". ProFootballTalk Following Thursday night's preseason game, Steelers linebacker James Harrison addressed his decision to agree to an interview with the National Football League regarding the Al-Jazeera report that accused Harrison of using performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Cespedes hits 2 homers, Colon strong as Mets top Giants 9-5

    Cespedes hits 2 homers, Colon strong as Mets top Giants 9-5

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    DeGrom took the hill in the fourth with a 4-0 lead on the strength of Justin Ruggiano's grand slam off Bumgarner, but he relinquished the lead in just six batters. To make room for the three newcomers, the Mets optioned infielders T.J. Rivera, Ty Kelly and pitcher Josh Edgin to Triple-A Las Vegas. "I'm humbled to even reach this milestone with somebody who's done so much for the game and was one of the best managers ever in the game", Bochy said.
  • Ryan Lochte says 'immature behaviour' got him into a mess

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    In an interview with Matt Lauer, scheduled to air in part during NBC Night News tonight, the Olympic swimmer says he takes "full responsibility" for "over-exaggerating" the story about what happened to him and three other US swimmers in Rio de Janeiro last week.
  • Giancarlo Stanton out for season with groin injury

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    They were 1-4 on the homestand before Sunday. Ichiro Suzuki drove in a runner from second base with a sacrifice bunt. Rather than come up empty in a key spot, the White Sox pulled ahead of the Miami Marlins in an 8-7 victory in front of 20,006 at Marlins Park in peculiar fashion.
  • Race team says Gordon won't be available to drive Michigan

    Race team says Gordon won't be available to drive Michigan

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    Earnhardt has been out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet since July 9 at Kentucky Speedway. Earnhardt has another doctor appointment early next week. 88. This is not my decision, but it's the right decision and I trust what my doctors are telling me. He's coming along great and he wants to get back in the auto.
  • Rain postpones IndyCar race at Pocono until Monday

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    For me, it doesn't matter if it's going to be today, tomorrow, or next month. I'm disappointed about that; you always want the pole. "It means a lot, " said Sato, whose AJ Foyt Racing Honda is sponsored by ABC Supply, also the sponsor for Sunday's race.
  • Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off clothing in protest of call

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    However, referees awarded the penalty point to Navruzov, causing the coaches to strip off their clothes in protest. Ganzorig was up against Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan for the bronze medal, and the 8-7 decision not in their favour didn't go to well with the Mongolian camp.
  • Ibrahimovic: I'll only get better for United

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    That's what it's all about - winning trophies. Even arriving in crossing positions, the team normally plays back again and tries to change to the other side. Vardy's goal , Leicester's first effort on target, came after 52 minutes, when Fellaini played a backpass into his path after intercepting a ball from Ahmed Musa.
  • 1 of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled

    1 of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled

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    Synchronized swimmers need to be able to see each other under the water, which is tricky in a murky-green algae-soup, so Olympic officials have no choice but to do a complete refresh. He further said that they were not consulted and their contractor's failure is their failure, as noted by Independent . The green pool saga is over, at least we hope it is.
  • Men's marathon underway on last day of Olympics

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    Kipchoge grabbed the lead in the marathon Sunday around the 21-mile (35 kilometer) mark and finished off his first Olympic victory in this event in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds. I have never felt like this before. "But if that is what you want to say I totally appreciate it". Rupp's time was 2:10:05. "I thought that I'd run a little better", Rupp said.
  • Forget Winning Big, US Men's Basketball Just Barely Winning

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    The primary theory is that the the USA squad is facing teams that have played together for years , while it was only assembled a few weeks ago. The United States will not know their quarterfinal opponent until after the final Group B matches today but regardless will have to up their game considerably if they hope to make it to the final .
  • Yoenis Cespedes exhausted of hearing golf talk contributing to injury

    Yoenis Cespedes exhausted of hearing golf talk contributing to injury

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    Rivera to Triple-A Las Vegas. Sean Miller led off with a line single to center, went to second on Daniel Kihle's bunt single. "I feel ideal", Cespedes said to Maria Guardado of NJ.com. Before landing on the disabled list, Cespedes had been limited to playing left field in order to avoid taxing his ailing leg. The doctor actually said golf did not affect me.
  • Five things you have to see at the Rio Olympics on Thursday

    Five things you have to see at the Rio Olympics on Thursday

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    In semifinals, the US men play Italy in volleyball and Spain in basketball. I look forward to the next three or four Olympics to watch her compete. "We often see the performance afterwards declines a bit", says Carsten Crede of the University of East Anglia. In the other semifinal, Australia plays Serbia.
  • Crystal Palace sign Benteke from Liverpool on four-year contract

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    Christian Benteke has ended his 13-month stay on Merseyside, with the Belgium completing a deal to join Crystal Palace from Liverpool . "He is someone I know very well as I wanted to take him to Newcastle". Both have suffered disastrous spells with Liverpool after the club had invested heavily on them. "I think that's just something we need, like today, just one moment that could change the whole course of this game".
  • Rio Olympics: US women beat Dutch to take volleyball bronze

    Rio Olympics: US women beat Dutch to take volleyball bronze

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    MSNBC will have coverage of the bronze medal match while NBC will air the gold medal match in its primetime window, with live streaming also available using the NBC Live Extra app. Kiraly, a legendary indoor and beach player in his day, tried to counter Serbia's every move. Those adjustments paid off in the fourth set. But these suggestions should be sent To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction.
  • Inbee Park 1 shot back as women's golf returns to Olympics

    Inbee Park 1 shot back as women's golf returns to Olympics

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    The Woodlands' Stacy Lewis, ranked seventh, is tied for 19th with a 1-under 70. "It was a much better day today". "I nearly didn't know how to react", Ko said. Come Friday morning, she was still tinkering with it on the practice range with her husband of two weeks, Gerrod Chadwell. Seeing a lot of putts go in can change everything.
  • Leicester still looking for 1st win, draws 0-0 with Arsenal

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    Last season's top two meet at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon after making less than impressive starts to this campaign. "Look at the whole market". One for the English clubs and one for the rest of Europe. Cape Town - Arsene Wenger has hit out at the rising cost of players for English clubs as Premier League spending looks set to reach new heights.
  • Ticket inquiry: Hickey leaves hospital, speaks to Rio police

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    He added that Mr Hickey did not discuss the allegations against him. However, he did say the OCI would "defend ourselves to the hilt". Minister Ross said that he'd been left shattered by the meeting with Pat Hickey earlier this week - and said it would be extraordinary if the Olympic Council of Ireland doesn't co-operate with the investigation.
  • Athletics - Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple

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    World's fastest man, Usain Bolt has completed his unprecedented "triple treble" by winning gold in the 4X100m relay race at #Rio2016. His ninth gold medal drew him level with Paavo Nurmi , the Finn who dominated distance running in the early 20th century, and American sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis as the most successful Olympic track and field athletes.
  • USA beats Spain 82-76 in men's basketball, will play for gold

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    Spain is a confident bunch that will have its head high after playing the United States tough. United States of America outrebounded Spain on both ends of the court, but it was especially noticeable on offense, where they scored 25 points on second-chance opportunities compared to 18 for Spain .
  • When will Katie Ledecky swim again at Olympics?

    When will Katie Ledecky swim again at Olympics?

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    She also came into Rio without a loss in the final of any worldwide event since the London Games and held the world records in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle (the latter of which is not an Olympic event). She was so good that the only person who was a serious threat to her was herself - her 15-year-old self, that is. "We were smiling the whole time - before, during and after", Ledecky said at the podium while speaking of the bond she shares with her teammates.
  • Business as usual for Rio champ Murray

    Business as usual for Rio champ Murray

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    The Brit will look to subsist his winning spree when he squares-off against Australia's Bernard Tomic for a place in the last-four stage here. We've had some tough matches. 1 if she wins the tournament. "I knew it wouldn't be easy, and it was an exciting match playing together for the first time". Quoted in the Daily Mail, he said: "The match against Juan Martin was so up and down, so emotional, physical".
  • Insane stat highlights historical dominance of Michael Phelps

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    While other kids rushed at Phelps wanting photos, Schooling was frozen. But it also sparked a turnaround in his personal life. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, the 2012 Olympic champion from the Netherlands, finished sixth while Australia's Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte again failed to win medals in an individual sprint.
  • United States women into 4x100m relay final after solo run

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    The appeal was granted, and the US team will run alone Thursday night to see if they qualify for a chance at Olympic gold. The U.S. protested and were awarded a re-run, rare in Olympic competition. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruled in favor of the USA, granting them a time trial Thursday night to try and place for the semifinal.
  • Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports

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    Laquan was shot 16 times. Separately, a special prosecutor is investigating whether the officers lied to justify the shooting death of McDonald and will decide whether to bring criminal charges. The process typically takes about seven months, so any decision to fire the officers isn't likely until next year. But he adds there's still "a very, very long way to go" for police to win the community's trust.
  • US, Hungary advance to women's semifinal

    US, Hungary advance to women's semifinal

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    Croatia got off to a rockier start than they may have wanted, but still managed to finish group play with a 3-2 record. We had a player missing because she was injured. "I'm very proud of the girls". "I'm super proud of the girls but unfortunately it's another four years till we get another opportunity to come play for a medal".
  • Dipa Karmakar: I want to inspire the next generation

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    In a series of tweets on August 14, the woman wrote, "Conflicted about Dipa Karmakar's Olympic Vault final". Dipa's resplendent smile after missing out on what would have been a path-breaking medal in Indian sport belied the storm brewing up in her mind.
  • US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

    US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

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    Although South Korea has reiterated on numerous occasions that the THAAD system is directed at North Korea rather than China, and that it has no intention whatsoever to join the U.S. All 12 were waitresses at a North Korea-themed restaurant in China who arrived in the South with their manager, making headlines as the largest group defection in years.
  • Andrew Bogut, Australia Blow Out Lithuania 90-64

    Andrew Bogut, Australia Blow Out Lithuania 90-64

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    It should be the favorite in the semis and certainly has a shot (especially with how poorly the US has been on defense) to win the gold medal. If successful, Australia will face the victor of the Croatia v Serbia clash (11.45am Thursday).