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Phelps wins 200m individual medley for 22nd gold

Japan's Kosuke Hagino , victor of the 400 IM on Saturday, won a slower first semi-final to go through to Thursday's final in fourth place. Phelps and Lochte are at once teammates and opponents, friends and rivals. "The history him and I have had with one another is something special and something I've never had with another competitor of mine", Lochte said of Phelps after the semifinal.

Rio Olympics 2016: Kiwis finish in top 15 at triathlon

Behind Jorgensen was Nicola Spirig of Switzerland with a time of 1:56:56 and Vicky Holland of Great Britain with a time of 1:57:01. After a year of complete focus on the Rio Games, Jorgensen made sure the Olympic triathlon played out exactly as she wanted.

Ivory Coast wins their first ever gold medal at an Olympic event

Dilshod Nazarov handed Tajikistan its first-ever Olympic gold medal when he won the men's hammer on Friday. On Thursday, Welsh fighter Jade Jones won her second gold medal, defeating Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez in the under 57 kg category. "I've always tried my best, not just at the Olympics but other global competitions as well". A saviour arrived, in the shape of the Moldovan billionaire Igor Iuzefovici, who promised to to fund the young athlete.

Report says Patriots RB Dion Lewis needs another knee surgery

He entered camp on the physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed injury. The Patriots were so impressed that on October 8, after just three games, Lewis signed a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Guard Shaq Mason , who started 10 games past year, has a broken hand and his timetable to return is uncertain according to McBride. Curran also reported that quarterback Tom Brady has been excused from practices Sunday and Monday.

Olympics-Basketball-Spain edge Australia for bronze in thriller

Spain jumped out to an early lead, but Australia thanks to a supreme effort from David Andersen kept hanging around. Rodriguez barely broke a sweat in coolly slotting both attempts but even with just over five seconds on the clock the Boomers still had a chance to snatch the win as they were given possession back up court.

Five biggest events to watch Saturday at the Rio Olympics

The undefeated US team is winning by an average of 38 points per game, have won by 40 or more points four times out of seven, shoot 11 percent better than the next-best team, and score 24 more points per game. Gasol said after he believed Spain missed its best chance to beat the U.S. After constructing a 26-17 first quarter lead the U.S would push into double digits in a stop and start second as referees robbed the contest of any rhythm by calling a string of technical fouls that had ...

Riyad Mahrez pens new Leicester deal

Mahrez would have been a fantastic signing for Arsenal , as he had a fantastic year last season en route to the PFA Player of the Year award. Drinkwater was one of the understated stars of the Foxes unlikely title success last season, but media reports suggested he had rejected a new deal to stay at the King Power Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur were monitoring the England midfielder's situation.

Ticket inquiry: Hickey leaves hospital, speaks to Rio police

Police only began questioning Hickey on Thursday because he was hospitalized for a day with chest pains following his arrest. A short OCI statement said he was "accompanied to a police station to complete a disposition". Moments later, he walks out in a white bathrobe. The police were beginning an operation at the Windsor Hotel at around 6am. He remained in the hospital under police custody.

After Bolt pep-talk, Cheruiyot finally gets her gold

Cheruiyot is the first Kenyan woman to win the event. Ayana made a stunning impact on the opening day of track and field action at the Olympic Stadium, shattering the 10,000m world record with a remarkable performance. D'Agostino then helped Hamblin two her feet, and the pair completed the final five laps of the race side-by-side, despite D'Agostino having torn her ACL in the collision.

South Africa 'Scarred' by India, Admits Faf du Plessis

The New Zealanders will be the happier of the two teams, and the South Africans will have to hope that the conditions remain overcast in the morning to assist their three-man pace attack. Duminy was bounced out by Wagner for 14 but Amla's wicket was much less rudimentary, Boult producing a wicked in-swinger that took the inside edge and ballooned to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

West Ham's Bilic laments 'cheap' equaliser

Michail Antonio came close to doubling West Ham's lead in the second half and his miss would prove costly as Astra stormed up the other end to equalise late on. We hoped that we were going to win but this kind of team mixed with some youngsters was a good experience. "We know it affects your chances in the next Premier League game but we want to try it".

Usain Bolt in 200m final, Justin Gatlin out

Gatlin won silver behind Bolt in the 100, but looked uncomfortable throughout his race. The biggest drama about Usain Bolt in the 200 meter sprint Thursday may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier.

Canadian sprinter taunts Usain Bolt

Bolt, now one step away from securing an incredible third Olympic sprint double, crossed in 19.78 seconds with De Grasse clocking a Canadian record 19.80. "But it's all about executing right, running the corner efficiently, then coming into the straight and just running the ideal race". He finished third behind them in that race in a time of 20.08, close to his season's best.

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

Seoul plans to host a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit with the help of the USA military to protect South Korea from nuclear attack. Deploying the THAAD here has been a thorny issue among Koreans over its efficacy and potential diplomatic impact.

Liz Cheney wins Republican primary for US House seat

Cheney won with almost 40 percent of the vote. She said Wyoming needs to send "the strongest conservative possible" to Washington, D.C. Patricia Moran of Cheyenne , however, said Tuesday that she voted for Liz Cheney. The Democratic Party primary contest sees Charlie Hardy, a retired Roman Catholic priest, facing Ryan Greene, an oilfield services executive from Rock Springs.

Plane carrying Manchester City staff evacuated before take-off over 'smoke'

Flight delays will not be worrying Ivorian global Yaya Toure, as he has not travelled with the squad. Valentino Lazaro headed Salzburg ahead after a superb run by Wanderson just before the hour although Dinamo, Croatian champions for the last 11 seasons, levelled when Marko Rog won and converted a penalty.

USA triple jumper Will Claye proposes to girlfriend after winning silver medal

Talk about a memorable day at the Olympics for two former Florida triple jumpers. Taylor is also the first American in more than a century to repeat as a triple jump gold medalist, following the lead of 1900 and 1904 gold-striker Myer Prinstein.

NFL picks Washington DC police chief to head security

Longtime D.C. Police chief Cathy Lanier is retiring after 26 years with the force, and 9 years as the top cop, effective next month. Under Lanier's direction, The Metropolitan Police Department has increased its use of social media to include tools like Facebook , Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest, according to a bio on the department's website.

Diving practice canceled as Rio organizers deal with green pool

Just when you thought the green diving pool story couldn't go any further, the water polo pool has turned green too. According to Vox , the 2016 Rio Olympics organizers attributed the pool's green color to " a proliferation of algae ". "FINA is aware and supports our decision", read the statement. Rio spokesman Mario Andrada stressed during a press conference Wednesday that the pool's pH and chlorine levels were within the required standards and that both pools were treated during the ...

Liverpool must be more street-wise, says Henderson

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was pleased how his side reacted after Coutinho's fantastic equaliser, but he did feel he made a mistake by joining the team in their celebrations of Mane's fourth. The Gunners had some weaker players starting, and Liverpool maybe performed slightly worse because of that, but we managed to get the win despite feeling the pressure in moments.