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What to watch at the Rio Games on Sunday

It has been a dramatic first day at the Rio Olympics, and not for the right reasons. Thrasher is from Springfield, Va., and first began shooting five years ago when she went deer hunting with her grandfather. Olympic athletes have been competing in near empty venues and before thin crowds in other locations during the opening days of the Rio Games - a problem that can be traced to long security lines, traffic and a lack of familiarity in some sports.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Road course slammed after Dutch cyclist seriously injured

Annemiek van Vleuten suffered three fractured vertebrae and a concussion. Fortunatley, she was able to tweet an update to concerned viewers. Shelley Olds was in a similar position to medal four years ago when a puncture on the run-in to the finish cost her.

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Rio organizers not first to bungle country's flag

However, the small stars on the flags on display at the Games were not rotated towards the center point of the larger star. Organisers of the Rio Olympics are making new flags for China after being informed its stars were positioned incorrectly.

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Root confident England can skittle Pakistan for third Test win

At tea, England were 262 for four in their second innings - a lead of 159 runs - after losing both Root (62) and James Vince (42). There were four successive maidens before Vince squeezed two runs wide of slip off Yasir, and then followed up next ball by whipping the leg-spinner through midwicket for four.

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Scott Sinclair hoping to bring goals and assists to Celtic

The 27-year-old underwent a medical in Glasgow yesterday before completing the formalities that will see him join up once more with manager Brendan Rodgers with whom he worked at both Swansea City and at Chelsea, where Sinclair was a youth prospect.

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Yankeee superstar Alex Rodriguez to retire on Friday after 22 seasons

A-Rod is a 14-time All-Star and three-time MVP in the American League with over 2000 runs batted in (RBI) and 696 home runs - coming in fourth behind Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. The final year of Rodriguez's mammoth 10-year, $275 million contract ends after the 2017 season. In early February 2009, Rodriguez was linked to performance-enhancing drugs in a Sports Illustrated report .

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I want to race. I'm not ready to quit.'

Kyle's brother Kurt Busch ($ 10,400 ) has seven Top 10s and 10 Top 20s in 15 career tries at Watkins Glen. Boris Said , Fellows and Pruett also could not beat Jeff Gordon for wins at the Glen. He is taking his doctor's visits "one eval at a time", and is visiting with them every 2-4 weeks. The biggest news for the weekend was Friday's extended press conference with Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is missing his fourth race due to concussion symptoms .

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Paul Pogba to have medical at Manchester United ahead of move

Manchester United target Paul Pogba will return to Italy to train with Juventus on Monday. The English club made the announcement in a one-line statement under the hashtag "Pogback". The Frenchman has been the subject of a long running transfer speculation nearly becoming a saga as United look to secure his signature and return to Old Trafford.

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Mourinho addresses chances of Man United signing Pogba

Jose Mourinho said he hoped to have his Manchester United squad "closed" by next week while also appearing to take another swipe at Arsene Wenger for speaking out during the transfer window. For United fans this news will be just another twist in the rollercoaster ride they have endured all summer and it's probably fair to say that by now, more than a few will be getting pretty sick and are looking forward to the end.

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After the Olympics, is it time for smaller teams in road racing?

Britain's Chris Froome looks to match Wiggins this year in Rio. The Sky team leader still does not command the same admiration or popularity and his more charismatic countryman. Ellingworth said: "Looking at Geraint there, he was proper, proper disappointed". Also in the six-man escape group was Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia, another Tour stage victor, and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, a Team Sky colleague of Froome's.

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Trade to Mets complete

In a busy day for the New York Mets that involved trading for Jay Bruce , having the trade fall through because of medical reasons, fixing the deal, then missing out on the Jonathan Lucroy sweepstakes, the trade deadline came and passed for another year.

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Rio 2016 French Gymnast Suffers Brutal Leg Break

The sound of the break could be heard in live coverage of the event. Andrea Joyce reported from the Olympic Arena that the injury is an open fracture to the left tibia of Ait Said's leg. He did, however, manage to land his dismount on pommel horse, but did it without putting any weight on the injured leg. French gymnast Samir Ait Said clutches his face in agony after breaking his leg on landing in the vault at the Rio Olympics.

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Skateboarding Is Now Officially an Olympic Sport

Women's softball is, once again, an Olympic sport - joining men's baseball and four other sports effective 2020 in Tokyo. The five sports were put forward in July and received a unanimous vote from the IOC. The decision, made at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro, was called the "most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history" in an IOC statement.

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Rain stops third round of PGA Championship

With no let up in the wet weather in sight, play was called off at 6 p.m. The final round was played in threesomes off both tees at Kiawah Island in 2012, and Valhalla was a quagmire in 2014, though the last two rounds were played in twosomes and barely finished.

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: The FIVB Granted Access To Russian Volleyball Players

Russian Federation faces a blanket ban on its track and field athletes, with the exception of long distance jumper Darya Klishina, amid the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency. "Most of the athletes they take samples from are Russian", said Anna Karnaukh, goalkeeper for the Russian team. The court said the bans were unenforceable because an athlete can not be sanctioned twice for the same doping offense.

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US women's soccer team blanks New Zealand

It only took three more minutes for the U.S.to breakthrough, this time with Lloyd picking up from where she left off in last year's World Cup . The two big US stars did what was necessary, getting on the scoresheet and preventing any drama, even though neither one had a truly standout game.

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Holt's single in 11th lifts Red Sox past Mariners, 3-2

The Red Sox won 3-2 over the Seattle Mariners to split the four game series here at Safeco Field. Sandy Leon sacrificed Shaw to second and Holt then bounced an single up the middle off the glove of diving shortstop Sean O'Malley. That's one of the reasons the Red Sox were so interested in Carlos Beltran at the deadline: his reputation as someone who can produce the big hit in the big spot.

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Chelsea beat AC Milan 3-1 in Champions Cup

Antonio Conte and Diego Costa in Chelsea training.I think this match told me a lot about this and about the players who we will keep and the players we can send out on loan or sell. My ideas are very clear now, but first I must talk about these ideas with the club. Brazil worldwide Oscar then made sure of the result with a clinical finish late in the game, slotting the ball past Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma .

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Michael Phelps opens door _ slightly _ to another comeback

Phelps initially retired after the 2012 London Games, but he changed his mind about a year later. Lochte is no longer top of the world rankings in any discipline and will compete in just the one individual event in Rio, as well as relays.

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Collins, Upton hit 3-run homers as Tigers beat Astros 14

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro , left, watches Detroit Tigers' Mike Aviles run home from third to score during the sixth inning Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Detroit . "That was the difference maker". Carlos Correa then looped a base hit into shallow center, scoring Springer and moving Altuve to third. Houston had them loaded again in the seventh, but Bruce Rondon struck out Correa.

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Guardiola: Nasri yet to play in pre-season because of weight

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed his interest in swelling the club's defensive ranks with the signing of England centre-half John Stones from Premier League rivals Everton. However, that remains his only senior appearance for the Etihad club and the full-back is determined to get more game time under new boss Guardiola.

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Hope Solo taunted with boos, Zika chants by Brazilian fans

The hostile atmosphere was a not so subtle response to a couple of tweets Solo posted about the Zika virus in the weeks leading up to the tournament. This afternoon, in the United States' opening win over New Zealand, she was roasted by the home crowd for going over the top with her preparations.

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Yanks deal Beltran to Rangers for former 1st-round pick

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' latest dynasty ended seven years ago. As the Cleveland Indians were celebrating their pre-trade deadline win with the acquisition of Yankees relief pitcher, Andrew Miller, they were already planning a second welcoming party for Brewers catcher, Jonathan Lucroy.

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MANCHESTER UNITED, De Gea: "Ibra will settle in very quickly"

The first half was so-so but the second was good. France global and Juventus midfielder Pogba has been at the centre of the biggest transfer saga of the off-season, though it is reportedly set for a conclusion with United closing in on the powerful 23-year-old.

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I spoke with this player before accepting Manchester United move — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

It could've been 6-5. "We were knocked out of the competition by Borussia Dortmund when Klopp was the coach", the Roma boss explained. I've the quality to create too and because I create a lot, I score goals. Roma were similarly strong as Radja Nainggolan started, with Dzeko and Salah up front alongside Stephan El Shaarawy. I fancy Liverpool to win this one with both teams scoring and +3.5 goals going in overall at 10/3 and 13/8.