by | August 12, 2016 | 00:59

The rule came about to prevent one country's gymnasts from dominating the Olympic podium, as Romania's women had at the Sydney Games in 2000, where they won gold, silver and bronze medals in the all around event. In what universe is it fair for Douglas to get shut out, as she was Sunday night, or for former world champion Jordyn Wieber to get shut out of the 2012 London all-arounds after she finished fourth in qualifications, but third on the US team? "Because even though I had a lot of ...

by | August 12, 2016 | 00:59

She, like Simon Biles, lived in foster care before she came to us. By being the most purely talented athlete on a star-studded women's gymnastics team, she is also everywhere - the subject of hundreds of news segments, commercials, replays and interviews.

by | August 12, 2016 | 00:54

Graham DeLaet of Canada tees off on the first hole during the round 1 of the men's golf in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course on August 11. 10, 2016, in Rio de. The other officers sustained minor injuries. The way he measures success does not end with the Olympics; that's just the starting point.

by | August 12, 2016 | 00:55

Taillon's eight-inning outing matched the longest of his still-short career; he gave up only two hits over eight innings in beating the New York Mets 4-0 on June 14, in his second career start. The Padres threatened against Taillon only in the third, when Nick Noonan singled in his first start with San Diego, moved up on a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch and Travis Jankowski walked, but Wil Myers grounded out.

by | August 12, 2016 | 00:55

Del Potro is the clear cinderella of this tournament so far considering he also sent home Novak Djokovic in the first round. The two were tied two games before del Potro established a lead, 3-2. Wearing sky blue football shirts and draping national flags and banners over the walls and barriers, they chanted del Potro's name at every opportunity.

by | August 11, 2016 | 00:24

When Simone's score for the floor exercise was announced, sealing the deal and earning them the gold medal, the ladies huddled up and finally revealed their team name-the Final Five . And she became the first African American to become Olympic All-Around champion. Another top women's player who lost in the first round, Agnieszka Radwanska, will also get an additional shot at an Olympic run.

by | August 11, 2016 | 00:23

Efimova, who has been training in California for the past few years, took her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was cleared to compete at the last minute. "And nobody told her to do that". As a swimmer, she was a small fish in a very small pond - a far cry from the age-group phenoms whose rises to worldwide fame everyone can spot from years away.

by | August 11, 2016 | 00:22

Louis in consecutive starts and win them both. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tyler Holt made his manager look smart Tuesday night. With a little elbow grease in the research department, I'm hoping to provide a handful of players that could provide critical salary relief for tonight's DraftKings MLB picks.

by | August 11, 2016 | 00:20

Great Britain remained unscathed as shocks and drama unfolded all around them on a spectacular opening day of the men's rugby sevens tournament at Deodoro Stadium. And reflecting on Japan's epic triumph against New Zealand , Amor added: " People who've watched sevens this year, you would be a fearless person to predict any game.

by | August 10, 2016 | 00:24

The Red Sox clearly have high bobblehead standards. The good news is all ticketed fans will be getting Ortiz bobbleheads at a later date. In the meantime, just shake your head in disappointment. The bobblehead depicted Ortiz's "this is our f-king city" speech, which the designated hitter gave after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The Red Sox are no longer giving out Big Papi bobbleheads Tuesday night after a Big Mistake.

by | August 09, 2016 | 00:18

The Blue Jays head to Houston tomorrow to open a four-game set against the Astros, who remain heavily involved in the American League Wild Card race. Tillman hadn't had much success against the Blue Jays or in Toronto coming into Sunday's start.

by | August 09, 2016 | 00:16

He said he doesn't respect Lesnar because the he was "juiced up to the f*cking eyeballs" for his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt . After being bombarded on social media with abuse from WWE fans, McGregor penned a response on social media that took the trash talking to the next level.

by | August 09, 2016 | 00:13

Ebron, the Lions' top tight end, was blocking for running back Ameer Abdullah when the injury occurred. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell declined to comment on the injury, per ESPN .com's Michael Rothstein , while general manager Bob Quinn simply said "injuries happen in football".

by | August 08, 2016 | 01:57

Indian women's archery team lost 4-5 to Russian Federation in the Rio 2016 quarterfinals tie. India's trio of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla Devi lost to World Champion Russia in Quarter-final. However, Deepika's performance was below par for her standards and when she needed to shoot a flawless 10 in the final, could only manage eight. Deepika, India's biggest hope in archery, was not in her element as she started off with a poorly hit 7 with the final arrow of the first set.

by | August 08, 2016 | 01:58

Froome believes the 236.5-kilometres course is better suited to the likes of Vincenzo Nibali - the Italian who interrupted his Tour-winning sequence with victory in 2014 - and Alejandro Valverde of Spain. In the first South American Games, Colombia field a strong squad around the London silver medallist Rigoberto Uran, who may have to play second fiddle to the Tour de France strongmen Sergio Henao and Jarlinson Pantano or the Giro d'Italia revelation Esteban Chaves.

by | August 07, 2016 | 01:24

Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly has already become the first athlete to have failed a test at Rio 2016, but is thought to be still here in a separate part of the Athletes' Village to his team-mates. Russian breaststroker Yulia Efimova is heading to the Olympics a day after winning an appeal against a doping ban, she said on Friday, but there was no immediate confirmation from swimming's governing body that she could take part.

by | August 07, 2016 | 01:23

The fist day of the Rio Summer Olympics just got off to a REALLY tough start for a French gymnast. Samir's injury was one of two serious injuries in the afternoon session. He writhed in pain until medical officials carried him off to on a stretcher to a standing ovation. Social media lit up with well wishes for the athlete after the injury.

by | August 07, 2016 | 01:24

The long-time Green Bay Packers quarterback also led the team to a Super Bowl XXXI victory over the New England Patriots. Of all his backups, Favre believes the one who wanted to play the most, and therefore who might have wished for him to get injured, was Matt Hasselbeck.

by | August 07, 2016 | 01:25

At least 117 competitors on a 387 Russian Olympic Committee entry list have been excluded but CAS and then a three-man IOC panel must decide over the coming 24-48 hours whether to stick to a temporary rule that blocks out Russians who have previously served doping suspensions.

by | August 05, 2016 | 00:32

The Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Yachting Federation have been notified of the decision. Worldwide federations had been told by the IOC last week to expel from Rio 2016 any Russian implicated in a World Anti-Doping Agency-funded investigation, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, which found Russia guilty of swapping dirty doping samples for clean ones.

by | August 05, 2016 | 00:29

Other than Utah, which went from 16th at the end of a year ago to unranked in the preseason poll, no other team had a bigger dip during the offseason. Boise State received 73 votes, which would have tied with Utah for 28th if the rankings were extended past 25. The other three (Alabama, Clemson and Florida State) had a combined five losses between them last fall.

by | July 28, 2016 | 01:03

The signing doesn't figure to change the Ravens' plans along the offensive line. If that's the case, he can be the starter this season and Stanley fills the hole at left guard. Even after drafting Ronnie Stanley with their first-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens needed to add some depth to an offensive line that struggled during the 2015 season.

by | July 25, 2016 | 00:41

Froome will add to his victories from 2013 and last year while 25-year-old Frenchman Romain Bardet will finish second and thus ignite hope amongst the host nation that their painful 31-year wait for a Tour victor could soon be coming to an end.

by | July 20, 2016 | 04:35

Garland, Murff and Baylor regent David Harper are scheduled to address the Big 12 board of directors Tuesday, according to Bowlsby. At other schools, scandals like this didn't lead to the downfall of the university president, the athletics director and the most successful football coach in school history.

by | July 15, 2016 | 01:39

As reported by Football Insider , The Hammers are working on a deal to land land Bacca from AC Milan and talks are set to take place in the coming days in an attempt to finalise the transfer. The 29-year-old moved to Milan only last summer after the Serie A giants paid around €30m (£25.2m, $33.3m) to secure his services from Sevilla. "It's my dream to play in it and I work for it".

by | July 02, 2016 | 00:46

Cristiano Ronaldo passed up an opportunity early in extra-time and neither side could find the breakthrough, meaning a penalty shootout was needed to separate the two. Portugal continued to move forward and with 12 minutes of the first half remaining it found an equalizer courtesy of the excellent Sanches. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo extended his European Championship record against Poland on Thursday.

by | July 02, 2016 | 00:13

Even Newport has belatedly got in on the act and the masses packed into Rodney Parade tonight, just like those lucky thousands inside the Stade Pierre-Mauroy are guaranteed to witness a night of pure sporting drama. These two met in qualfying where a nil-nil draw was followed by a famous 1 nil win for the Welsh thanks to their Real Madrid star. As Belgium is likely to adopt a higher line than Northern Ireland , Hal Robson-Kanu could return up front for Wales in place of the less ...

by | July 01, 2016 | 01:11

Sources close to the hit musical show told Variety that Connie and Hayden are both set to return for the fifth season - along with the rest of the original cast! There's a reason ABC axed the show in the first place, so if CMT wasn't revamping the series in some way it would actually be more disconcerting.

by | June 29, 2016 | 05:30

Asked whether he believed he was stepping away from an impossible task, Hodgson replied: "No, I wouldn't". I was really disappointed and I didn't see the defeat coming. They have another training session or match to look forward so they can bounce back quicker than managers. "We knew they were a threat with the long throw, but didn't deal with it, and the second goal was sloppy".

by | June 18, 2016 | 01:37

A source close to Swift revealed , "Tom has been courting Taylor, he sent her flowers. Taylor is just happy to have the time to meet someone new and move on from Calvin". The news about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' split has been in the headlines and the rumored new breakup album of the singer has started to filter down.