Saturday March 25-th, 2017

Back to blue: Green pool in Rio drained, refilled

Olympics organisers will continue pumping chemicals into this pool to change the water colour rather than draining it. The larger pool - used for water polo and synchronized swimming - began to turn the same color the following day. "Of course it i...

Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

Clear-up efforts are also failing at the adjacent diving pool, which is a darker green and smelled like a "fart" on Friday, according to one diver. The electronic monitoring system for the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was functioning but...

Americans try for medals in long jump Americans try for medals in long jump

Defending champion Greg Rutherford of Britain took bronze on Saturday. It's the first time the US has won a medal in this event since 2004. "It felt pretty far", Henderson said of his medal-winning mark. "You saw big names go out of the qualifi...

Hackers target World Anti-Doping Agency, sports court

The 30-year-old middle-distance runner and her husband Vitaly, a former employee of the discredited Russian anti-doping agency, were the key sources for the German journalist Hajo Seppelt's documentary on Russia's systemic cheating and the subsequent...

Carmelo Anthony helps U.S. squeak past Australia

The reliance on skill and skill alone seems to put them in hard situations when they're surprised by teams, like Australia did to them. Below is a look at the remaining schedule for men's basketball group play, along with start times and TV chann...

Jemima Sumgong wins Olympic marathon gold for Kenya

London Marathon victor Sumgong, 31, finished in two hours 24 minutes four seconds to end a run of three straight silvers in the event for Kenya. De Lima had to settle for bronze in Athens, but Sumgong collected gold after maintaining her cool...

In tennis, Puig wins Puerto Rico's 1st Olympic gold ever

What's even more stunning is that she was unseeded at these Games. If I would have stopped crying I would have probably started singing. "Nothing about Monica winning has bothered me at all", Fernandez, a 17-time Grand Slam doubles victor who now...

Simone Biles Powers Rio Olympics Coverage on NBC

In 1928, women's gymnastics was added to the Olympic competition, however, the history of black Olympians in that sport has been "relatively short and recent", according to Team USA. Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro will play for the gold medal ...

Madison Keys, Steve Johnson give US 2 singles wins in Rio

The Puerto Rican retaliates by winning two consecutive games to take a 2-1 lead, but Kerber immediately ties with a 40-0 win the following game. "This Olympics isn't about me". For now, Puerto Ricans have Puig to root for the next couple days as sh...

An emotional Prince Fielder says farewell to baseball An emotional Prince Fielder says farewell to baseball

Fielder went on to sign a nine-year, $214 million free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers . An emotional Prince Fielder, with his young sons at his side, announced Wednesday afternoon that he can no longer physically play baseball. Coincident...

Olympics-Swimming-Stunning Phelps, Schooling wins Singapore's first gold Olympics-Swimming-Stunning Phelps, Schooling wins Singapore's first gold

It was a surreal moment for Schooling, who had just beaten three of the greatest butterfly exponents in Phelps, South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, all of whom tied for second. They all touched in 51.14 - a half-body length behind ...

An Olympic Golf Course Built for Wind, and for Scoring

And yes, it was quite the crowd. Some players, even from other sports, they don't come here. Golf's long-awaited Olympic return failed to entice many of its biggest names to participate, but that's hardly stopping Team USA's quartet from making t...

Simone Manuel becomes first African American woman to win swim gold

Penny Oleksiak has not realized immediately after touching the wall she had a spot on the top step of the podium. "At the turn I kind of saw that I was pretty far behind". She gave us a heart attack in the first 50. Black children drown at a rate ...

Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint Britain takes pursuit gold, China wins women's team sprint

Perhaps it's fitting - in these stripped down Games - that he collapsed into a white folding chair as the enormity of his achievement hit home. But when the men from Down Under lost a man with around 1500 metres to go, Wiggins took charge to help...

Gary Lineker reacts to Leicester City defeat to Hull City Gary Lineker reacts to Leicester City defeat to Hull City

The Foxes had the better of the early exchanges in the first-half with Musa's pace down the left wing allowing Vardy a shot at goal in the 18th minute but the England global miscued his effort and Riyad Mahrez fired the follow-up wide. "It's not ofte...

1 of the green pools at Olympics to be drained and refilled

Officials insisted the water was safe for competing, even after a larger, adjacent pool used for water polo and synchronized swimming also turned green. Rio communications director Mario Andrada said the problem with the water's colour had gone on ...

Australia Look Lost While Playing Spin, Says Angelo Mathews After Series Win Australia Look Lost While Playing Spin, Says Angelo Mathews After Series Win

Angelo Mathews made useful contributions with the bat in the second Test. "Our record shows that we've won a game in about 15 or 16 in the sub-continent". He said on the CA website: "As spinners, we need to keep hitting the stumps". Sri Lanka w...

"Cowardly" Sweden sends Hope Solo and the USWNT packing

Now the Americans were even. Moments later, Solo almost blocked another shot, which would have put the United States ahead. "And we're going home". I strongly believe that. Christen Press missed the next shot for the United States, Lisa Dahlkvist con...

Hamlin takes first Cup road course win

Keselowski made contact with Truex right afterwards, which sent Truex's No. 78 Toyota into a spin. For the second straight year, the Daytona 500 champion also has gone to Victory Lane at the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen road course, with Hamlin joining 2...

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman qualify for all-around final

She took time off after the London Games with Biles stepping up to dominate women's gymnastics, winning three consecutive all-around world titles. "We hit 16 for 16", said Aly Raisman , the 2012 Olympic floor exercise gold medalist.

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