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Rio Olympics 2016: Adam Peaty wins swimming gold, Jazz Carlin silver & day two r...
Adam Peaty won gold and Jazz Carlin claimed a silver as Great Britain secured their first medals of the 2016 Olympics on day two in Rio. Peaty, 21, smashed his own world record to win the 100m breaststroke in 57.13 seconds and end GB's 28-year wait for a men's Olympic swimming title. Minutes later, Carlin won silver in the women's 400m freestyle. In the tennis, Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the singles, while Andy and Jamie Murray exited the doubles...
Rio 2016: Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Olympic vault
French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific leg break while performing in the vault at the Rio Olympics. The 26-year-old's left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men's qualification event. Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed. French team leader Corrine Moustard-Callon said: "We don't know what happened, except it was his tibia." She added: "He is in the hospital wit...
West Bromwich Albion to be sold to Chinese investment group
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has agreed a deal to sell the club to a Chinese investment group led by entrepreneur Guochuan Lai. Former Blackburn chief executive John Williams will replace Peace, who has been chairman for 14 years. "My immediate priorities will be to maintain the club's stable structure, respecting its well-run nature and its heritage," said Lai. "I have no intention of changing the club's ethos." He added: "I believe that we have a competitive team, with the right managem...
Rio Olympics 2016: Games set for opening ceremony
The 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions. The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus and issues with the city's security, infrastructure and venues. But it is time for the sporting action to take centre stage. These are the Games of the 31st Olympiad but are the 28...
Bastian Schweinsteiger: Germany captain retires from international duty
Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football. The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder was part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He retires as Germany's fourth most-capped player of all time on 120 - behind Lothar Matthaus (150), Miroslav Klose (137) and Lukas Podolski (129). "I had the opportunity to experience moments that have been indescribably beautiful and successful," he said. Schweinsteiger made his internation...
Rio Olympics 2016: Russia athlete ban upheld by Cas
A decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from Rio 2016 over the country's alleged state-sponsored doping regime has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Russia's athletics federation was suspended by the sport's world governing body, the IAAF, after an independent report found evidence of widespread doping. The Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes appealed against that decision but after hearing evidence from both sides, Cas has ruled the ban can stand. Separately...
Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions after McLaren report
Russia should be banned from this summer's Olympics and Paralympics after evidence was found of a four-year, state-sponsored doping programme, says the World Anti-Doping Agency. A Wada-commissioned report found urine samples of Russian competitors were manipulated across the "vast majority" of summer and winter Olympic sports from late 2011 to August 2015. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to provisionally ban Russia from the Rio Olympics, which...
Portugal stun hosts France to win Euros
Portugal overcame the early loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was carried off in tears in the 25th minute at Paris' Stade de France, eighteen minutes after injuring his knee in a clash with France's Dimitri Payet. France, the firm favourites, were unable to capitalise on Ronaldo's absence, although they almost won it at the end of no...
Euro 2016: Wales set for historic semi-final with Portugal
Wales are preparing for the biggest game in their history when they play Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday for a place in the final of Euro 2016. Chris Coleman's side have already enjoyed a memorable run to reach their first semi-final at their only major tournament since 1958. England are the only British team to have reached the final of a World Cup or European Championship, 50 years ago. "We'll be the underdogs, but we believe in each other," said manager Coleman. Jonathan Ford, chairman of t...
Rio 2016: Ruling on clean Russian athletes going to Olympics due on 21 July
Russian athletes who say they are not drug cheats could find out if they can compete at this summer's Rio Olympics just 15 days before the Games start. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has reached an agreement with the athletes and athletics' governing body, the IAAF, to end their dispute quickly. The IAAF has banned Russia's athletics federation from the Olympics because of widespread doping in the country. But 68 clean athletes are arguing they should be allowed to compete. The R...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: You can reach any goal if you focus on it
Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave a an interview to Marca where he spoke about him and his transfer to Manchester United. - You are speaking in Armenian, Russian, English, German, French and Portuguese. You also know a little Spanish. Would you like to play in Spain in future? -  I do not speak Spanish but I would like to learn the seventh language. Spanish Championship is one of the strongest Leagues where the high level football is being played. You never know where you will c...
Euro 2016: Germany's Mario Gomez suffers hamstring injury
Germany forward Mario Gomez will miss the rest of the European Championship with a hamstring injury. Scans conducted after Saturday's quarter-final win over Italy showed a torn muscle for the 30-year-old, who has scored two goals in four games. A German Football Association (DFB) statement said: "Another appearance for the striker is not an option." Midfielders Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger are doubtful for the semi-final on Thursday in Marseille. Khedira has an adductor ...
Germany beat Italy on penalties
Germany beat Italy in a major finals for the first time to book a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after a nervy 6-5 penalty shootout win in Bordeaux. Left-back Jonas Hector hit the winning kick after Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger had all missed. Germany had not missed a single penalty in a shootout since 1982. They will now play either hosts France or Iceland in Marseille next Thursday.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Man Utd bid accepted by Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United have had an offer for Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan accepted. The Armenia captain, who cost the German club £23.5m in 2013, is out of contract next summer. "Had we refused it, the player would be available for free in 2017," Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told the club's official website. Mkhitaryan, 27, is yet to have a medical at Old Trafford and personal terms are still to be agreed. If a deal for the player - who will...
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