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Andy Murray shrugs off Zika, Rio absentees

Speaking on the announcement Murray said: "I am very proud to be selected as the Team GB Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony on Friday". The funding agency UK Sport has set Team GB a target of beating its total of 48 medals in Beijing 2008, which would represent its best performance at an away Games.


Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos Face off in 200 Fly

Rematch in Rio: Phelps, Le Clos Face off in 200 Fly

Did they get that? "The call room is what it is and it's a hard place and a lot of tension, especially before a final, so we'll see". The call room, where swimmers wait before being summoned onto the pool deck for competition, is also known as the psyche room.


Rio Olympics: Ledecky, not Franklin, all the swimming rage

Rio Olympics: Ledecky, not Franklin, all the swimming rage

She finished 12th in the preliminary heats and has struggled to repeat her performance from the 2012 Olympics , where she won four gold medals. Franklin struggled mightily at the USA trials, qualifying for the team in only two individual events and one relay — a far cry from her seven-event program at the London Games.


No Bale or Ronaldo in Super Cup squad

No Bale or Ronaldo in Super Cup squad

Marco Asensio scored a brilliant strike from distance for Real Madrid in the first half of the UEFA Super Cup. Making it into the Super Cup competition, but without some of its significant players-the forward pair, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale; midfielder, Toni Kroos; and defender, Pepe-Real Madrid is facing off with Sevilla at Trondheim , Norway reported by the Daily Mail .



Team USA Takes Olympic Gymnastics Gold in Women's All-Around Finals

Team all-around competition starts at 3 p.m. "They were not only physically prepared, but mentally prepared, and that's a nice place to be because you don't have to snap anybody into place", US Olympic coach Aimee Boorman said , according to the USA Gymnastics website.



New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams injured, out for rest of Olympics

Following a patient start at Deodoro Stadium, Goto opened the scoring in the third minute, only for New Zealand to hit back through Scott Curry, Gillies Kaka's conversion making it 7-7 at the break. "It means any team can win on any day in sevens". But he now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines as New Zealand look to regroup following a miserable opening result.