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Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

Sweden and Germany both make first Olympic final

After making a penalty save that helped Sweden get past the US women's team in the quarterfinals, Lindahl made two stops against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium to secure her team's spot in the Olympic final for the first time. Carli Lloyd scored the game-winner in extra time for the Americans, but it was Solo who fended off a point-blank shot from Marta in the 72nd minute.



Helen Maroulis wins 53kg gold for USA

Yoshida is the reigning world champion at 53kg, and has won 13 world championships; Maroulis is the reigning world champion at 55kg. Sinishin beat Venezuelan Angelica Betzaneth Arguello Villegas 3-1, while Mattson won 5-0 against China's Xuechun Zhong in a bout that lasted barely 30 seconds.



Green pool in Rio drained, refilled in latest effort to fix color

Canada's Karine Thomas and Jacqueline Simoneau sit seventh after the free routine portion of the competition on Sunday at the Rio Olympics. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Goodbye green. "Switching the water helped a lot". "The most important issue is to be sure that the water quality does not affect the health and safety of the athletes, which is why we're conducting tests throughout the day to make sure everything is OK", Marculescu said in an interview with the New York Times .


Rangers hoping to lure Aston Villa defender Lescott to Ibrox

Rangers hoping to lure Aston Villa defender Lescott to Ibrox

The Black Cats boss may have to move quickly to land the 34-year-old, though, as Rangers are also very keen on Lescott and reports suggest he's already been up to Glasgow to hold talks with Gers boss Mark Warburton . The former England global was one of David Moyes' most successful signings during his lengthy spell as Everton manager, making a £17million profit on a defender he originally purchased for just £5million.


Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola relishing 'beautiful' Champions League

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola relishing 'beautiful' Champions League

With Hart out at Manchester City, the rumour mongers claim the Reds and Blues are fighting for him. But asked if the Argentinian will remain as City's first-choice penalty-taker, Guardiola said: "I'm confident if he's confident". According to reports, Guardiola has already found his replacement in Barcelona's Claudio Bravo. Guardiola was unwilling to discuss the matter. I do not really play as a No?10, more as a free eight.


Rodgers keen to bring Celtic back to Champions League

Rodgers keen to bring Celtic back to Champions League

Tonight features the remaining first playoff round matches and among them is a match by an underdog squad from Israel that is making history already in the qualifying rounds. "We know the importance of an away goal". Hapoel conceded more than one goal just six times in the 49 matches last season. "So the gaffer has made sure we realise how unsafe set-pieces can be".