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President congratulates Sri Lanka Cricket team for Test series win against Australia

That success has been built largely upon the returns of Sri Lanka's three specialist spinners - Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and Lakshan Sa...

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Rio to drain murky Olympic pool

RIO DE JANEIRO The "embarrassing" emerald green water in the pools at the Rio aquatics center that left some athletes with itchy eyes is the re...

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Katie Ledecky shatters world record in 800 free, wins gold

Day 7 of the Rio Games features a heavy slate of medal action in swimming , track and field , track cycling, fencing, judo and more. Chinese...

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From Refugee Camp to Rio: Five Olympic Athletes Inspire Hope and Resilience

He further added, "Tonight I cheer for Yusra Mardini , a real life hero who saved lives through her swimming and is part of refugee Olympic at...

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Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano finished second, followed by Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger and Stewart. On the final lap, Truex Jr. tried several attempts to pass but...

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After US Defeat, Goalie Hope Solo Calls The Swedes 'Cowards'

Alex Morgan's eyes were red from tears following a quarterfinal loss to Sweden, which won 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw on Friday. ...

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Katie Ledecky swims into history with 4th Olympic gold

Katie Ledecky completed her Olympic freestyle tour de force Friday night with another annihilation of the field, and another world record in th...

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Arsene Wenger's squad in full to face Liverpool

For the majority of managers, the first weekend of the Premier League season is not the time when they want to be facing a clash with a major ri...

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Rhode earns bronze to medal in 6 straight Olympics

Hill's achievement was much more modest but still no mean achievement for an athlete who has continually defied age barriers to establish hersel...

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Ibrahimovic: I'll only get better for United

We worked hard and it's great to win a trophy. "Before the match I asked for 120% and they gave me 120%". Substitute Juan Mata was replaced in...

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Rio Olympic Games: Kenyan coach sent home for cheating drug test

Kenya said sprint coach John Anzrah "presented himself as an athlete" and "even signed the documents" for the doping test. Rotich also claimed...

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Britain's women's track cycling team set world record at Rio 2016 Olympics

They came from nowhere to triumph four years ago in London as Sir Chris Hoy claimed the fifth of his six Olympic golds. That was fractionally ...

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Cavendish is medal threat in omnium, says rival Kluge

The British will be the team to beat as men and women each race for five gold medals in three sprint events (sprint, team sprint and keirin) a...

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Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold

Raisman says Biles is "in a different league". "Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patr...

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Benitez: Newcastle's opening defeat to Fulham a 'wake-up call'

Today I worked my way up. We've got three, four or five players who could wear the armband as well. "If we play for something more important t...

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#ReadySetRio: Man shot dead near Maracana after Olympic opening ceremony

The brutality of the course became evident over the cobblestone sectors that rattled one cyclist off his bike, cost another his chain and forced...

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Sharp drop in NBC's ratings for Rio opening ceremony

The Olympics may prove to be a giant boondoggle for their city, but right now, they seem determined to enjoy the party while it lasts. As the ar...

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US Men's Basketball Team Gets Tested, Beats Australia 98-88

With the USA trailing 72-70 early in the fourth, Anthony scored 14 of the next 18 points for the US, which grabbed an 88-80 lead with 3:43 remai...

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LeBron James returning to Cavs on a three-year, $100 million deal

James will sign a three-year contract worth $100 million, according to ESPN . The 31-year-old veteran quite possibly re-established himself a...

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Olympics: US men's basketball team survive Australia scare to remain unbeaten

But the silver medal capped a stirring comeback by the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the event - the three-time national champion gave ...

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Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

For the rest of the National Basketball Association, particularly the Lakers , it means that Westbrook will be off the market until 2018, when ...

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Nathan Adrian wins bronze in 100 free at Rio Olympics

From lane eight, not normally a spot that produces gold medalists, Balandin put his central Asian country on the swimming map. Japan's Kohei Uc...

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Team USA swimming in a sea of gold in Rio

Engleder, who finished sixth in the event in the London 2012 Games, nearly coughed up the gold medal on the final shot, only scoring a 9.0 as ...

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USA Basketball stars come out to support Michael Phelps and USA swimming

The teams were tied at 18 after the first quarter, with the big-bodied Echenique - who played against Cousins in high school and later played ...

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Djokovic eliminated from Rio 2016

The 2009 U.S. Open champion jumped out to an even bigger lead in the second 'breaker, 5-0 to be exact. Djokvic claimed bronze at the Beijing 2...

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U.S. Dominates Venezuela 113-69

They got in quick foul trouble and let Venezuela (0-2) set the pace until early in the second quarter, when a 30-8 run put them beyond the reach...

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Rio Olympics: New England Patriots' Nate Ebner makes history in rugby pitch

It was the first-ever Olympic rugby sevens win for the US men. Nevertheless, Team USA has speed, football experience and Ebner, who is a Super B...

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Furyk shoots 58, Knox wins Travelers title

He posted his score despite picking up only one birdie in the final six holes, a 23-footer at the 16th. 14 and 15. However, he dropped a 24-foot...

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Why I want Man Utd to be hated again under Mourinho

He told BT Sport after the game: "I thought Mkhitaryan could have a chance of coming in but then again Lingard scored a special goal at Wemble...

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Serena and Venus Williams lose Olympic doubles match for first time

Venus Williams, who owns four gold medals, also failed to qualify for the second round in doubles tournament. "She had an upset stomach and she ...

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NCAA Reaches $1.2 Million Settlement with Family of Death of Football Player

While the settlement won’t affect any NCAA football lines , it brings closure to a case both sides have been trying to move past. In 20...

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Bailly reveals Manchester City snub in favour of United

We need time, we don't have time. "I think in preseason until now, I'm doing a great job and I'll keep working hard and we'll see how it ends". ...

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Reggie Ragland, Shaq Lawson injuries derail Bills' quick-fix draft

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Ragland has a partially torn ACL, will need surgery and could wind up on injured reserve. That in...

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Russian Paralympic athletes banned from Rio

The entire Russian Federation team has been banned from competing in the Paralympic Games in September as punishment for the country's systemati...

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What to watch at the Rio Games on Wednesday

Mexico (LIVE), 9 a.m. -noon. As the current world record holder in the event, Phelps threw down the world's fastest time for 2015 in the 200 but...

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