• Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping
Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping

Executive Board panel that is to make a final decision of the eligibility of Russian athletes for the upcoming summer Olympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro will be led by Ugur Erdener of Turkey, the head of the IOC Medical Commission, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

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  • Indians acquire LHP Miller from Yankees
Indians acquire LHP Miller from Yankees

After making deals for both Miller and Lucroy (and assuming the last piece of the Lucroy deal is Triston McKenzie ) the Indians have now surrendered their #1, #5, #6, #9, #12, #22 and #30 prospects , as well as Feyereisen. They're not tanking in the manner of the Astros and Cubs in recent years, or the Braves now, and good for the Yankees for at ...

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  • Texans Cannot Afford to Ignore DeAndre Hopkins
Texans Cannot Afford to Ignore DeAndre Hopkins

Hopkins was to be fined $40,000 for each day missed as the Texans have declined to negotiate a new deal. Texans general manager Rick Smith also added running back Lamar Miller from the Miami Dolphins in an attempt to kick-start a running game that was awful in 2015.

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  • Olympics 2016: Olympic Village fire forces Australia evacuation
Olympics 2016: Olympic Village fire forces Australia evacuation

A day later, however, a fire in the basement of building 26 forced the Australian team - which had only moved in two days earlier - to temporarily evacuate. "The fire was extinguished by the Fire Brigade and team members were allowed back into the building after about 30 minutes". "An investigation is underway involving Rio 2016 and the AOC".

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  • Stokes ruled out of third Test
Stokes ruled out of third Test

Earlier, captain Alastair Cook (76) and Joe Root (71) smashed rapid unbeaten half centuries before England declared its second innings at 173-1. England's Ben Stokes will not play in the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston after picking up a calf injury.

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  • Padres' Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal
Padres' Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

The seven-player deal is contingent on everyone passing a physical exam, according to ESPN . He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and will try to get his career back on track in a new organization. Cosart and Capps have spent some time in the majors this year, with Capps having the most success, compiling a 1-0 record wit...

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  • Davis Cup: Great Britain and France into semis
Davis Cup: Great Britain and France into semis

Great Britain's Kyle Edmund celebrates winning his singles match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic during the Davis Cup quarterfinals at Tasmajdan Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday. Both teams held their serves well in the first eight games as the set was level at 4-4. Fognini conceded a third straight game, and gave Delbonis a chance to serve ...

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  • Mum's the word on Fitzpatrick as Jets report for camp
Mum's the word on Fitzpatrick as Jets report for camp

The push was successful, and ultimately ended a almost five-month long negotiation battle between the two parties. Forte, who signed with NY in March as a free agent, was impressed by what he saw during the offseason. It's hard to imagine they seriously considered entering the season with Geno Smith , Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg . The t...

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  • England: Allardyce to concentrate on team spirit
England: Allardyce to concentrate on team spirit

The FA said Allardyce, who became favourite once Under-21 coach Gareth Southgate said he wasn't interested in the job and Arsene Wenger said he wanted to see out his contract at Arsenal, had been the unanimous choice of the three-man panel deployed to select the manager.

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  • Zallow, Neu Named to USTFCCCA Scholar-Team; Women's Program Earns Team Achievement
Zallow, Neu Named to USTFCCCA Scholar-Team; Women's Program Earns Team Achievement

Prior to 2015-2016, only 26 teams had attained the pinnacle of volleyball success in both earning the AVCA Team Academic Award and winning their respective collegiate national championship in the same academic year. Besides being the only college team from the state of Louisiana recognized, the Ladies and Colorado College were the only schools to w...

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  • Higuain completes £75.3m Juve move
Higuain completes £75.3m Juve move

Higuain's move was confirmed on the "transfers" section of the official Serie A website on Tuesday. Higuain, who scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A games last season, joined Napoli in 2013 and was tied to the club until June 2018. It's the strongest signal yet that Juventus are close to agreement with Manchester United over Paul Pogba , 23. H...

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  • Game of Thrones to Return to Iceland
Game of Thrones to Return to Iceland

The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series Game Of Thrones will begin shooting its next season later this summer, it was announced by Casey Bloys , president, HBO programming. The fan site Watchers on the Wall picked up a report from ABCdesevilla confirming that the HBO drama is going to film part of season seven in Santiponce, Spain.

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  • IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples
IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

The number of additional positive tests - comprising 30 athletes from Beijing and 15 from London - takes the total number of athletes who have failed doping tests during the period of reanalysis so far to 98. The IOC said it could not provide more details, including the names of the athletes, "for legal reasons". "The protection of clean athletes...

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  • USA Basketball Games to Stream on Facebook
USA Basketball Games to Stream on Facebook

The broadcast you'll find on Facebook is the same broadcast you'll find through NBA TV . Georgia Tech's Coach Herb McAuley Aquatic Center will be the home of the USA Olympic Diving Team from July 19-23 and host the teams' official send-off to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • Jose Mourinho: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a victor
Jose Mourinho: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a victor

Both Ibrahimovic and Pogba do though share the same agent, Mino Raiola and after negotiating a move for Zlatan from PSG to Manchester there is no doubt Raiola will have something to say about the rendezvous. "I don't know. Let's see". Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Manchester United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and believes the striker is mis...

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  • Bacca: 'I want Champions League'
Bacca: 'I want Champions League'

More importantly, the Colombian is determined to play in the Champions League, something West Ham at present, can not offer him. "We have time, we're calm". After finishing second in the Premier League last season, Arsenal can at least fulfil Bacca's desire to feature in Europe's premier contest, while the Rosonneri's seventh-place finish in Ser...

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  • Miller, Wilkerson, Tucker shed franchise tags with big deals
Miller, Wilkerson, Tucker shed franchise tags with big deals

I am so appreciative and grateful for this opportunity", Miller said in a statement. Miller reacted by cropping general manager John Elway out of an Instagram photo which also included head coach Gary Kubiak , defensive cohort DeMarcus Ware and newly-retired quarterback Peyton Manning.

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  • Espinosa powers the Nats to a crushing 12-1 win
Espinosa powers the Nats to a crushing 12-1 win

Making his first appearance since June 15, Strasburg struck out five walked four including two of the Reds' first three batters. His place in the rotation was filled on Tuesday by Giolito, another former first-round pick who went four innings and allowed just one hit against the New York Mets in a rain-shortened outing.

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  • Anderson Silva takes Jones' place at UFC 200 vs Cormier
Anderson Silva takes Jones' place at UFC 200 vs Cormier

Anderson "Spider" Silva was going to be in Las Vegas for UFC 200 anyway to "go to the mall, get some ice cream and hang out" with his kids. Any times he's moved up to 205 he's looked even better than he did at 185, which is insane. "I've been in the business long enough - the entertainment industry, the fight game - the show still goes on", sai...

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  • France seeks healing final victory vs underachiever Portugal
France seeks healing final victory vs underachiever Portugal

If we limit his influence, it'll be very important. France are seeking a third straight trophy on home ground, after Euro 1984 and the 1998 World Cup. At times , the freedom afforded to that trio means Portugal's structure in possession is bad, inviting teammates to play around the opposition's block rather than actually play through it, and...

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  • Von Miller agrees to six-year, $114.5 million contract with Broncos
Von Miller agrees to six-year, $114.5 million contract with Broncos

EDT Friday. They are legitimate Super Bowl contenders, but do not have a big-money quarterback on their roster - and they won't until the time comes to sign rookie Paxton Lynch to a contract extension, if that time comes at all. Things got testy and in recent weeks, as sources said Miller and his representatives requested a trade if the Broncos d...

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  • 2 more protesters killed in Indian-held Kashmir
2 more protesters killed in Indian-held Kashmir

According to media reports, up to 30 people have been killed in violence and protests by Kashmiri people have forced shops to close across the valley and curfew had been put in place. He added that more than 400 people including 100 security officials had been injured, and the death toll could rise further. He said that it has been the worst civi...

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  • Chelsea star critical of coach after Belgium crash out of Euro 2016
Chelsea star critical of coach after Belgium crash out of Euro 2016

He said: "We had a sound check (for their concert) last night, we finished the sound check and then went upstairs to the bar". Cristiano Ronaldo has had a mixed tournament so far, but Wales will be wary of the Portugal superstar's ability to change the game nearly single-handedly.

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  • Mahut, Herbert win Wimbledon doubles title
Mahut, Herbert win Wimbledon doubles title

Shvedova, who lost to Venus in the singles quarterfinals this week, was trying to win her third Grand Slam doubles title, after teaming with Vania King to win Wimbledon and the U.S. She had also knocked out five-time champion Venus Williams in the semi-finals. "When she's threatened, she hits aces", he explained. And she volleyed well, too, winning...

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  • Check Photos : Divyanka Tripathi's Dreamy Haldi & Mehendi Ceremony
Check Photos : Divyanka Tripathi's Dreamy Haldi & Mehendi Ceremony

As it's a big day for Divyanka Tripathi , wishes from all over are pouring in. Life partner Vivek Dahiya was there at the air terminal to see her off. Her sangeet and mehendi ceremony are going to be held later in the day. So it turns out, Divyanka's mehendi artist sketched the actress's face on one palm and Vivek's face on the other one...

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  • Giants will let Bumgarner hit for himself in AL park
Giants will let Bumgarner hit for himself in AL park

After watching his team commit three errors and lose yet another infielder to an injury Wednesday night, Giants manager Bruce Bochy took little solace in the fact that Bumgarner would be on the mound for the series finale. "We really thought yesterday we had the potential for him to turn the corner, but it didn't work out that way", manager Bob...

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  • Williams Sisters Return To Wimbledon Final
Williams Sisters Return To Wimbledon Final

So when Graf, who won 22 major titles, agreed to practice with Kerber and share some of her secrets it was a dream come true for the girl from Bremen. Serena Williams beat Amra Sadikovic on June 28 to clinch her 80th win at Wimbledon . "I was struggling there through the third and fourth sets", Raonic said afterwards.

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  • Deals hot, heavy for National Basketball Association free agents
Deals hot, heavy for National Basketball Association free agents

I don't treat people any differently because I made the decision to play basketball in another city. "That's the kind of feel that I wanted". The NBA hot stove season has given way to the hot take season, as Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris offered the latest review of Kevin Durant's deal with the Golden State Warriors .

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  • Kell Brook to fight Gennady Golovkin in London September
Kell Brook to fight Gennady Golovkin in London September

Eddie Hearn, who promotes both Eubank Jr. and Brook , flipped the script and offered the fight to Brook who agreed within minutes and allowed the fight to be finalized in under 24 hours. Alvarez will move back down to light middleweight to fight Liam Smith for the WBO light middleweight title on September 17. Most recently Golovkin has sold out ...

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  • Khedira out for Germany vs
Khedira out for Germany vs

Nevertheless, Muller remains convinced that Germany can give France a game, and that the absences will not be used as an excuse. Khedira isn't the only player who is unable to play any part on Thursday, with Gomez also out injured and Hummels suspended.

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  • Rondo agrees to two-year, $30 million deal with Bulls
Rondo agrees to two-year, $30 million deal with Bulls

Sad, frustrated, and disappointed Chicago Bulls fans who had to bid goodbye to star point guard Derrick Rose may have a new cause for celebration: the arrival of All-Star guard Rajon Rondo . Intangibles factored heavily into the Bulls selecting first-round pick Denzel Valentine yet seemingly were ignored when adding Rondo. Last season, Rajon R...

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  • Venus & Serena through to semi-finals
Venus & Serena through to semi-finals

Women's semifinals Thursday: Serena Williams vs. Vesnina , Venus Williams vs. Kerber. That Venus , the older of the two siblings by two years, is here at all is a remarkable achievement having had a well-publicised battle with an auto-immune disease.

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  • World champions Germany meet hosts France in enticing clash
World champions Germany meet hosts France in enticing clash

To reach that tournament, France had needed a blatant handball by Thierry Henry in a controversial playoff win against Ireland. Muller, however, has said that the success of the team will always be more important then personal glories ahead of Thursday's semi-final against the hosts France.

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  • Federer, Murray, Williams sisters return to quarterfinals
Federer, Murray, Williams sisters return to quarterfinals

In womens play, No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was eliminated by No. 18 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 in a back-and-forth baseline battle that lasted three hours. Novak Djokovic's shock third-round exit on Saturday was hailed as a boost to Murray's chances but the benefit may sooner be felt by Federer , who was due to meet the Ser...

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  • Bale plays down importance of duel with Ronaldo at Euro 2016
Bale plays down importance of duel with Ronaldo at Euro 2016

Having beaten Belgium 3-1 in Friday's quarter-final, they face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday. "It's not about two players, everybody knows that, it's about two nations, 11 men v 11 men", said Bale. But we don't worry about the opposition. A day later in Marseille, world champion Germany, fresh from a nerve-rattling penalty...

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