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Rio Olympics 2016: Leeds boxer Nicola Adams closes in on historic gold Rio Olympics 2016: Leeds boxer Nicola Adams closes in on historic gold
- August 19, 2016

She added: "It's what I've been training for, for the last four years - I'm ready to go!" Adams was behind after the first of four rounds but swiftly reasserted herself. Adams, the first British boxer to win two Olympic medals since Scottish lightweight Dick McTaggart followed his 1956 gold with a bronze in Rome, fights in the flyweight final on Saturday night at 6pm BST. (more...)
Michael Phelps: Why I'm really 'done' this time Michael Phelps: Why I'm really 'done' this time
- August 18, 2016

Would the 31-year-old have enough in the tank to qualify - and match his past successes - at a sixth Olympics? Michael Phelps has done it again. In Rio 2016, Phelps did not only gave his best on every single trial but also showed his human side each time he dropped tears while receiving a new medal. (more...)
Jessica Ennis-Hill settles for heptathlon silver
- August 17, 2016

But the Sheffield star still produced a run of such stunning grit and determination that it made you proud to be British - leading from gun to tape around two laps of the track. The reaction inside the Olympic Stadium, as Ennis-Hill ran and won the final length of the 800m, was electrifying, with the likes of Olympic legends Steve Redgrave and Kelly Holmes joining fans in the crowd who had travelled half way around the world for what was always going to be Super Saturday 2. (more...)
Germans win epic in field hockey, Dutch crush Aussies Germans win epic in field hockey, Dutch crush Aussies
- August 16, 2016

The fourth quarter-final was unquestionably the most dramatic of the day, with New Zealand giving holders Germany a huge scare before eventually suffering the most painful of defeats. It was the first Olympics since 1984 that Australia's sides had failed to secure a hockey medal. "(The match) was hard, because the whole season of this team came down to one minute", Gilardi said. (more...)
Packers' offensive line looking to get healthy Packers' offensive line looking to get healthy
- August 15, 2016

The game marked the opening preseason game for the Packers . "I feel like I should just buy a big freezer and just sit in there and be like "this is how it's going to be game day", joked rookie linebacker Blake Martinez, who played at Stanford in sunny California. (more...)
Rare feat: Crawford, Stennett meet in Miami after 7-hit game
- August 14, 2016

Miami closed the series with no runs in its final 17 innings and just two n 25 frames. Two days after Brandon Crawford became the first big leaguer since 1975 to collect seven hits in a game, the Giants shortstop met his predecessor. The right-hander struck out five and walked three. He helped himself at the plate when he singled and scored in the fifth to make it 2-0. After a prolonged slump for much of the season, Stanton is really putting it together as of late. (more...)