US men romp past China 119-62 in basketball opener

Tom Thibodeau's booming, baritone voice knifed through the air inside sold out Carioca Arena on Saturday as the USA team dropped back to play defense early in its Olympic tournament opener against China . And that energy shows up on the defensive end of the floor. "When we move the ball like that and the ball doesn't get stuck ... it's just a tough test for anybody, really", coach Geno Auriemma said.

Buffalo Bills agree to sign linebacker Brandon Spikes

He was primarily a run-stuffing two-down player who started 39 of the 51 games he played for Bill Belichick. Even before the suspension, Williams was apparently overweight when he showed up to Buffalo Bills mini camp in June. Hawthorne played in eleven games last season, getting a total of 33 tackles, before being released by the team back in February. Since joining the league in 2008, Hawthorne has made 83 starts in 111 games with 12 sacks.

Clippers' Blake Griffin to executive produce animated comedy pilot for Fox

Aside from the Thunder, potential landing spots include the Boston Celtics , Orlando Magic , and Chicago Bulls . The only real concern that the Bulls should have is that he might not re-sign with them, if he is acquired through a trade. Several teams want the Clippers' power forward to join them on their roster. The speculations suggest that the Clippers power forward could possibly land to either of the following National Basketball Association teams: Oklahoma City Thunder , Boston Celtics, ...

LEADING OFF: O's Vs Jays for 1st Place, Davis Goes for MRI

They won 14 of their next 15 games, moved into first place on August 12 and won the division by six games. RANGERS 5, ROYALS 3 (at Arlington, Texas) - Mitch Moreland homered for the fifth time in his past five starts and Lucas Harrell won in his Texas debut to finish a sweep of the four-game series.

Jim Furyk shoots 58: Travelers Championship scorecard

His approach was 40 feet beyond the flag, but he two-putted for par by making a 4-footer. While it didn't play out the way he always envisioned it would, Geiberger was hardly surprised that someone finally shot 58 in the tour event. So he made seven consecutive birdies on holes 6-12. Perhaps more impressively is that, mired in a share of 70th place, Furyk continued grinding toward a strong finish.

Russian Vice-Consul Shoot And Kills Attacker Near Rio Olympic Park

There were conflicting reports about the identity of the man, with the Associated Press quoting Rio police as saying that he was a vice-consul at the Russian consulate. All Russian diplomats and security guards of the Rio mission were accounted for and "had nothing to do" with the incident the Consul General added.

South Korean archer sets world record

The Americans finished with 10 of their 18 arrows in the top-scoring ring. In London , the U.S. team beat Korea in the semifinals before losing the gold medal match to Italy. Ki Sik Lee, head coach of the US team who originates from Korea, said the new Olympic Champions' performance was "incredible". After Japan took the first set, South Korea comfortably won the next two before putting the match away 25-21 in the fourth.

Phelps eager to get started on 5th Olympics, likely in relay

Closest rival Jazz Carlin of Britain was 4.12 seconds slower. "That one felt pretty easy". The American duo enter Sunday night's final favored to both land on the medal stand after both put in impressive times in separate qualifying heats, Ledecky setting the Olympic record with a 3:58.71 while Smith placed third with a 4:03:39.

Rio 2016: Virginia Thrasher wins first Rio gold

Said Thrasher: "I had some distracting thoughts about the medals (midway through), but I just breathed through it and concentrated on shooting the best that I could". Realising she was not going to reach great heights in skating, she took up competitive air rifle shooting during high school. Thrasher wasn't one of the favorites to win a medal coming into the Olympics.

IOC Adds 5 Sports To Tokyo 202 Olympics, Including Skateboarding

Open of Surfing on July 31, 2016, in Huntington Beach. Karate will also be on program, and baseball and softball will return. Today, the International Olympic Committee announced what it called "the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic Games to date".

US PGA Championship 2016: Lightning causes third round delay

Heavy rain and the threat of thunderstorms saw the third round of the PGA Championship suspended before the leaders had made their way out on course. When play stopped on Saturday, the leaders remained Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb in a tie for first at 9-under.

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options

Zach Roday, a Ryan campaign spokesman, said the speaker hasn't asked for Trump's endorsement and is "confident in a victory next week regardless". In the wake of Donald Trump's public war of words with the parents of a dead war hero and whatever disgust at it his own party could muster, insiders are claiming his own campaign manager has given up trying to influence him.

Apple will replace its handgun emoji with a water gun

Although the company doesn't directly address the the replacement of the gun in their announcement on Monday, they said the update will also add "beautiful redesigns of popular emoji". Apple , Google and Microsoft are all members of the consortium, and together they consider petitions to create new emojis that will then be available for the member organizations to include on their operating systems.

Trump's trap: GOP nominee can't let go of perceived slights

But so far, no high profile Republican official in the state is dropping their support for him in the upcoming presidential election. In a searing denouncement, President Barack Obama castigated Donald Trump as "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to serve in the White House.

Instagram's latest feature looks a lot like Snapchat

The feature allows users to share multiple photos and videos that appear in a slideshow format; in other words a story . You can also see who is following your story . " Instagram has always been a place to share the moments you want to remember", it wrote . For more stories like this one you can now download the BBC Newsbeat app straight to your device.

Adam Warren: Yankees re-acquire Adam Warren from Cubs

After long discussions with the New York Yankees about closer Aroldis Chapman , the two sides have reportedly agreed in principle to a deal that will send Chapman to the Cubs and as many as four players, including top prospect Gleyber Torres , to the Yankees.

Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds

Several other teams remain interested in Bruce, and the Indians and Mets are among those teams. NY was 54-50 previous year, as well, which illustrates the point about how things can change in August and September. 5-7. The deal is a home run for the Mets, who need offense in the worst way, particularly with runners in scoring position. Nimmo brought some energy when he first came up, but is hitting only.

Reggie Bush travelling to visit Buffalo Bills

CBS Sports reports Bush will take a physical with the team and pending a passing grade, he will sign with the Bills. Bush, the Saints' second-overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, spent last season with the 49ers where he played in just five games after suffering a freak knee injury against the Rams.

Braves acquire Matt Kemp, ship Hector Olivera to San Diego

The 31-year-old from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba has four years/$28.5 million remaining to be paid on his contract. The move will save the Braves money while unloading Olivera , who was arrested in April on misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins ends 1-day holdout

Pro Bowl wide receiver Deandre Hopkins did not report to the Texans' camp at the Houston Methodist Training Center on Saturday. Hopkins will be subject to $40,000 per day in fines, partial forfeiture of his signing bonus, loss of a $445,000 roster bonus , and eventually the loss of a year of credit to free agency.