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Olympics: Bolt fires into 200m final, Gatlin out

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Usain Bolt will race the 200m final on Thursday after comfortably winning his semi-final, but there was no place for American rival Justin Gatlin as he failed to qualify. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, tied up late in his semi-final, only finishing third in 20.13sec and missing out on one of the eight final berths. It was a different story for Bolt, however, who clocked a season’s […]

Egyptian judoka sent home over handshake refusal with Israeli

  (REUTERS) Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. El Shehaby, who was sent home by his own team, lost the fight on Friday and was reprimanded by the IOC for his actions. The athlete said he did not want to shake hands with an Israeli, […]

Usain Bolt wins historic 3rd straight 100M gold

  (Reuters) For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday (August 14), all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 metres final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track. The Jamaican superstar trailed arch-rival Justin Gatlin, roundly booed by the Rio crowd for his doping past, until the 70 metre mark but then swept past the American, finding time […]

Olympics: USA goes 5-0 as Thompson dumps slump

by Dan Martin RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — NBA marksman Klay Thompson shook off his Rio slump to net 30 points but the USA laboured again to defeat France Sunday as Olympic basketball heads for the knockout rounds. The 100-97 victory means the two-time defending gold medallists have won their group at 5-0 but must wait until Monday to learn their quarter-final opponent. Australia, meanwhile, beat Venezuela 81-56 to finish second in Group A […]

Olympics: ‘Lightning’ strikes thrice as Bolt completes 100m hat-trick

by Rob Woollard RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history on Sunday, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics, powered over the line in 9.81sec, vanquishing drug-tainted American rival Justin Gatlin who took silver with Andre De Grasse of Canada claiming bronze. Gatlin, who had […]

Ryan Lochte says gun held to head in taxi hold-up

  (Reuters) Armed robbers posing as police officers held a gun to the forehead of U.S. gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte in a taxi hold-up in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, feeding concern over safety at the first Olympic Games in South America. Lochte was returning to the Athletes’ Village from a party hosted by the French Games delegation, with swimming team mates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen, when armed men carrying police […]

Swimming: Phelps wins last relay gold as U.S. dominate

    (Reuters) – Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and final Olympic gold medal on Saturday as the United States sealed a week of dominance in the pool by winning the men’s and women’s medley relays. Denmark’s Pernille Blume beat a field of world and Olympic champions to take gold in the women’s 50 freestyle and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri won the men’s 1,500 freestyle after dominating almost from the start. But it was Phelps who […]

Olympics: Phelps not un-retiring, says ‘I’m done!’

  by Alastair Himmer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) — Michael Phelps emphatically ruled out a U-turn on his decision to quit swimming after the Rio Olympics following a shock defeat Friday in his final individual race. After being denied a fifth gold of the Games by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in the 100m butterfly, and dead-heating with Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh Phelps for silver, Phelps was inevitably asked the six million dollar question. […]

Olympics: Schooling stuns Phelps to win Singapore’s first ever gold

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) — Joseph Schooling pulled off a stunning Olympic upset on Friday by beating US legend Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly to win Singapore’s first ever gold medal. Asian champion Schooling, 21, completed a wire-to-wire victory to deny Phelps a fourth successive title in the event, winning in a Games record 50.39sec. Phelps, amazingly, tied with both Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh for the silver. “I don’t know […]

Pres. Duterte hails heroism of Olympian Diaz; gives Php 2M additional prize

Eagle News — President Rodrigo Duterte has given Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz an additional 2 million pesos for bringing great pride and honor to the Philippines. Diaz arrived at the Panacan presidential guesthouse almost 10 pm, Thursday for a courtesy call to the president. Pres. Duterte said it is with “great pride” to share the honor with the Olympian. Diaz thanked the president for the additional cash prize. She now has a total […]

NBA: James set to ink $100m deal with Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will likely make him the highest paid player in the National Basketball Association. “I just want to let you all know I’m re-signing back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, my hometown team,” James said on his multi-media website Uninterrupted. “I can’t be more excited than this opportunity once again, man, to defend our crown, defend our title… […]

Rio Olympics updates

Lalong tumatak ang pangalang Michale Phelps sa Rio Olympics matapos makakuha ng maraming medalya. Samantala, si Swiss Fabian Cancellara ang nakakuha ng ikalawang Olympic Time Trial title nang talunin si Tour De France Champion Chris Froome. Ang Eagle News Sports ihahatid ni Ben Bernaldez: