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Klay Thompson breaks out as Team USA holds off France

The U.S. will play whichever team finishes fourth. We've seen the last two games where the USA jumped out to a huge lead then eased their foot off the gas. "You can't let up against an explosive team like France ". However, France simply didn't have enough firepower to pull off the upset, with Tony Parker out because of a sore toe, according to the French national team's official Twitter account .

Brilliant Van Niekerk smashes 400m world record

Van Niekerk's 43.03 was more than seven-tenths of a second quicker than the man in second, defending Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada, who had to settle for silver in 43.76. "Can he go under 43 seconds?" said Johnson. There is no way I'm going to limit myself. That was again a sucker race and I'm slowly pulling it together for the second year in the really important meetings.

Cubs Apologize For Inappropriate Song As Aroldis Chapman Leaves Mound

Chapman was suspended 30 games earlier this year under MLB's relatively new domestic violence policy. The Cubs have welcomed Chapman become he is one of the most dominant closers in baseball. Chapman was acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees prior to the Major League Baseball trade deadline earlier this month, and the team made it clear that they had discussed their expectations with the closer about his behavior.

Mark Cavendish takes Olympic silver for Great Britain in men's omnium

The 31-year-old Manxman, 30 times a Tour de France stage victor, is chasing the first Olympic medal of his stellar career, at the third attempt. The omnium is unpredictable and the concluding points race - a format change since London 2012, when the time-trial was last - means the podium can change right until the very last.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Jack Sock take gold over Venus Williams, Rajeev Ram

Williams and Ram were up 6-3 in the final tiebreak, but could not finish off Sock and Mattek-Sands. Mattek-Sands and Sock won 7-6 (3), 1-6, 10-7, with mixed doubles matches consisting of two sets (with tiebreaks) and a match tiebreak to decide the victor (first to 10 points - with a two-point margin - wins).

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson wins women's 100 meters

Until she finished second in the 200 a year ago at the world championships, she barely made a splash on the worldwide scene, tucked behind Fraser-Pryce and Campbell-Brown, among others. Anything but a disappointment, according to the two-time champ, who's been dealing with a toe injury most of the year. All the pre-race talk surrounded potential history for the Jamiacan sprint duo of Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce, both chasing down an Olympic sprint gold treble.

Rio diving pool drained of green water

The organizers maintained that the green water was not a health hazard but had to be replaced for the competitors and judges need underwater visibility for the synchronized swimming event. The green pools have become a huge headache for organisers of the Rio Games, becoming the butt of "swamp" jokes among the millions of spectators in the stands and watching in television.

Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Kirwa, 32, who won the Asian Games in 2014, commented: "I'm very happy because this was my first event in the Olympics and I earned a silver medal". Nonetheless, the efforts of these American women was commendable - in London Flanagan and Kara Goucher finished 10th and 11th, respectively, and nearly 3 minutes out of the win.

Rio officials say they have solution to fix green water

The organizers responded by putting more chlorine, a chemical that kills algae and helps to keep water blue, in the pool and its neighbour but water polo players later complained about stinging eyes. "We need to have the water stew so we can clean it faster and easier". "We have a second platform to replace the first one and if the second platform has the same problem then we will use another system, that is being prepared now", Andrada said.

Cavendish remains in athletes' village as Britain target team pursuit glory

A four-year unbeaten sequence was ended in February 2015 when Australia won the world title and a disappointing qualifying ride a year on in London meant they could win bronze at best. Cavendish's two-day omnium campaign begins on Sunday and concludes on Monday. The gold medal final between Great Britain and Australia takes place later on Friday night at the Rio velodrome - it means that GB will be assured of at least a silver medal.

Blind: There's more to come from United

Lingard was on target during United's 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "We have good players, I don't make us smaller than we are, but other teams have this role of being named as favourites to win the league, not Leicester City ".

Five things to watch at Olympics on Friday

Eighteen-year old Kyle Chalmers of Australia dethroned defending champion Nathan Adrian of the United States in the final of the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday night. US swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky , Missy Franklin and Nathen Adrian will all be back in the pool on Wednesday. She had come within a whisker of the world mark in the afternoon heats, clocking 3:58.71 - the second-fastest ever until her gold medal swim.

Familiar faces in new places, stellar Christmas slate highlight 2016-17 schedule

The report notes that Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Kevin Love because he is not fit on their roster. But this time around, there is one key difference: Instead of the game being on the west coast, the showdown will take place in The Land with the Cavs set to host the Warriors on Christmas at 5 p.m.

Germany's Barbara Engleder wins 50m rifle 3 position event

After an exhausting day, and two gold medal wins Tuesday, it's back to the pool for Michael Phelps. Diving, women's synchronized 10 meters platform: Another gold for the Chinese in this event, with the duo of Chen Ruolin (fifth Olympic gold) and Liu Huixia winning with a score of 354.00.

Census 2016: Three politicians will withhold names

Those feeling alienated from government will be more likely to be suspicious about what information collected might be used for, and less receptive to the argument that better data should make for better policy. In a statement issued today the Statistical Society of Australia said that it was concerned about how the ABS had gone about explaining its decision.

Carl Edwards Wins Pole for Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

This story will be updated. "This has been so weird not to be at the track ", Earnhardt said at Watkins Glen, New York. "Get to hang out with my guys a little bit". "I'm not going to go in the vehicle until the doctors clear me", Earnhardt said. He has new questions constantly arising - and he has a way to get answers to those.

Free entry to big Uttoxeter Racecourse day in honour of Adam Peaty

Trailing in second and third place were South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh and USA's Cody Miller who celebrated more wildly than Peaty did. The BBC's Tom Fordyce described this performance as "one of the finest displays by a British athlete in Olympic history".

Eagles' Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Johnson denied reports that he's facing a suspension, saying, "all was good". Rapoport added that Johnson is appealing. The NFL, on the other hand, believes that players should know what goes into their bodies. At the time, Johnson said he had taken a prescription medication without checking with the Eagles' medical staff.

Andre Ayew to wear jersey number 20 at West Ham United

Rahman who also just joined Schalke on loan this summer from Chelsea, took to his facebook wall to wish his deputy captain al the best. The player shared a collage on Twitter showing him signing the deal in the presence of his dad and West Ham officials.

US Women Gymnasts Dominate Rio Olympics 2016 Qualifying; Schedule and Updates

Only Raisman, however, will advance to Thursday's individual all-around because of a FIG rule limiting each nation to two competitors in individual finals. That left the reigning world champion and all-around favorite, Jordyn Wieber, left out of the final she dreamed of winning for her entire life. Biles' all-around score was a jaw-dropping 62.366s-no non-U.S.