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Japanese Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

It's not every day you see a world leader dressed up as a famous video game character, but that's exactly what happened during the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony on Sunday night. Tokyo's no stranger to Olympic Games. Shinzo Abe just climbed out a drain pipe dressed as Mario! If Japan or the world wasn't excited about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before, it surely will be now.



Gary Kubiak refuses to rule out Paxton Lynch winning Broncos QB job

All along, I've had the feeling that Kubiak felt a bit better with Sanchez in the game than Siemian. "I'm proud of all three of them", Kubiak said. "I wish I called a better play, that's the way I look at it as a coach". I think I've continued to tell you guys that he is behind the others from a knowledge standpoint as far as running the group. But we don't want to throw him back out there and have a setback right now.



Rio Olympics Commentator Makes Sexist Remark to Gold Medalist Laura Trott

Another cluster of medals on Tuesday confirmed that Rio 2016 was Team GB's most successful overseas Olympic Games ever, eclipsing the medal tally from Beijing in 2008. "I can't believe it, I did not expect that at all". Trott admitted: "I was a nervous wreck before the race anyway - it's always much harder watching somebody else than it is to do it yourself".


Coach K goes, Pop arrives for US hoops team in transition

Coach K goes, Pop arrives for US hoops team in transition

So I think every decision is different, and how much you have invested in that player, I guess, or how much you feel for that player is how you're going to react. Cleveland lost to the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 finals before beating the Warriors in the rematch for the first championship in franchise history.


Athletics-Farah does the double, US clean up

Athletics-Farah does the double, US clean up

As ever, when it came to a last-lap showdown, nobody could live with his speed and he surged clear of Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo and Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet. The Court of Arbitration for Sport previous year suspended the rules of athletics" world governing body, the IAAF, on "hyperandrogenism', which causes unnaturally high levels of testosterone, meaning athletes on testosterone-suppressing medication, like Semenya, could come off it.



Pirates give infielder Freese 2-year, $11 million contract

Freese was brought up by long-time Pirates rival, the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009, as a bench player, even after being considered the starter at third base. Not signing until March, the former St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels' cog did not find his initial foray into free agency particularly kind, having to settle (in Major League Baseball terms) for a one-year, $3 million deal with the Pirates.