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Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin advance to 100-meter semis

The men's 100m semifinals will take place Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET. Usain Bolt began his quest for the defence of his 100m title at the Olympics in great fashion winning his heat easily. Joseph Schooling of Singapore built a big lead in the 100 butterfly and easily held off one of Phelps' patented rallies. Only 27, Best could make a push for the 2020 games in Tokyo.



Rio Officials to Drain Green Water in Diving Pool Saturday Evening

Olympic officials gave up on cleaning the green-tinged water in one of the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. He conceded that some athletes had been bothered by the water, but said that was a result of efforts to clean the pool. "Chemistry is not an exact science", he said. Mario Andrada, the chief spokesman for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, made another statement reiterating that the water is safe and that the pools for water polo and synchronized swimming are also being ...


Sri Lanka thrash Australia inside three days to seal Test series triumph

Sri Lanka thrash Australia inside three days to seal Test series triumph

We've got to combat that, come the third Test. The Australian batsmen faced only 501 deliveries in this match - their fifth lowest in a loss in Tests since 1900. A total of 106 on Friday was Australia's lowest against the Sri Lankans, who looked so hopeless on their recent tour of England that this series was supposed be a walk in the park for top-ranked Australia.


Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

Six months later, news reports about the 2016 Olympics broke the story of the incredible achievements of the Refugee Team in Rio - achievements such as those of Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini , who nearly died swimming for miles in the Mediterranean sea while pushing an overloaded boat full of fellow refugees when it began to sink, and South Sudanese competitors Rose Nathike Lokonyen and Yiech Pur Biel , who trained barefoot because they didn't have any shoes.



Friday in Rio: Phelps, Ledecky seek more gold

Kevin Durant grabbed the rebound to keep the Americans unbeaten 48 hours after they barely escaped against Australia. He's got 13 individual golds and 26 medals overall. The man to beat in the 800 meters is David Rudisha of Kenya, who holds the world and Olympic records. The incident was the bloodiest of several at the start of South America's first Olympic Games.



Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

It's the 28th win of Hamlin's career. The 27-year-old IN resident has started three Indianapolis 500s and was a development driver for Chip Ganassi IN NASCAR , where he competed IN 26 races over the 2007 and 2008 seasons. It was a typical hard fought race at the Glen on Sunday. "I've finally won at all of the racetracks, so it's a great accomplishment for us". Instead, Truex was in the same lane Keselowski was.