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The 2016 Rio Olympics are now history and with deep inflation and economic recession, it was doubtful at first if Brazil could successfully hold the Games. Hosts Brazil were placed 13th with 19 medals made up of 7 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze, while Nigeria were joint 78th with one bronze medal. Rio will be remembered for the comeback of American swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five golds and one silver to reinforce his distinction as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
  • Brewers Botch First Inning in 6-1 Loss

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    Soler, who hit a three-run home run to lead Chicago to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, has hit seven home runs in seven starts since coming off the disabled list in early August. "He's got to finish the at-bat off". Milwaukee was outscored in the series, 23-8, and outhit, 38-19. He set a career high for strikeouts and allowed one earned run and four hits in seven innings.
  • Nate Diaz: I Was Injured & He Ran From Me The Whole Fight

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    If we get a trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, the victor of the rematch is now the odds-on favorite to take a 2-1 lead in the series. "I've got to figure out what's next but right now, I don't know what's next". A third fight with Diaz? McGregor, the reigning 145-pound champion, wants it to take place at 155 .
  • Zaza al Napoli? Ecco la risposta di Sarri

    Zaza al Napoli? Ecco la risposta di Sarri

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    Intervenuto a 'Gazzamercato' , il padre del giocatore della Nazionale ammette l'interesse nei confronti della squadra londinese: "Il West Ham è una soluzione gradita, è qualcosa di più concreto". Sono io a seguire Simone con il suo fraterno amico Francesco Lopapa , il resto sono cose senza alcun riscontro e pretestuose". ALTERNATIVE ITALIANE - " Simone vive un momento tranquillo a livello professionale - conclude Antonio Zaza - vorrei ricordare che ha ancora 4 anni di contratto con ...
  • Brazil Passes the Olympic Torch, Proud and Relieved

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    The colourful ceremony, lasting nearly three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana. "Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, in hard times for all of us, with its irresistible joy for life". At the colorful closing ceremony, which opened with schoolchildren singing Brazil's national anthem, Rio will pass the Olympic flame to Tokyo for the 2020 Games.
  • Olympics: Miller Lands In First Place After Dive

    Olympics: Miller Lands In First Place After Dive

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    Felix said she had not known who won after crossing the line with Miller sprawled beside her. Medaling takes at least some sting out of Felix's disappointment from not making the U.S. The pair were neck-and-neck until the Bahamian's gold medal-winning dive. "I just kept on telling myself to keep on chipping away at the gap, and once I got my position, all I wanted was to hold it", Coburn, 25, told reporters.
  • Team GB beat China to historic second place in medals table

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    In the Rio Games we didnt win so many medals. Russian Federation - with its track team told to stay home because of the doping probe and a cloud hovering over its athletes who were in Rio, some of whom got publicly called out by competitors - finished with 19 golds and 56 medals overall, both well below its normal showings.
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad makes US history, wears hijab in Olympics

    Ibtihaj Muhammad makes US history, wears hijab in Olympics

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    Muhammad quickly scored two consecutive points to pull within reach but Berder regained the advantage when she scored her 14th point, needing just one more for victory. "Up until that moment, walking hand in hand with my teammates at opening ceremonies, that was the moment I was like, 'Man this is real. So to qualify for this team and just walk in at opening ceremonies, all these emotions, it's nearly overwhelming".
  • USA women cruise to gold in 4x400 relay

    USA women cruise to gold in 4x400 relay

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    Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates as her team wins the Olympic 1,600-meter relay on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. The win marks a 20-year unbeaten reign in the event for the United States. After the race, Gardner thanked Felix for the loaner and tried to return the shoes, which had helped to fulfill that old good-luck poem about wedding days.
  • Olympics: Warriors' Kevin Durant leads United States of America to gold

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    In the Rio Olympics, Team USA won its opening pool play games by an average of 50 points before struggling in the next three games, winning by a combined 16 points. Team members received shout-outs on Twitter, with fans praising Durant, Anthony, Kyle Lowry, and Paul George individually. The Serbs were held to 4-of-24 shooting from distance, and were outrebounded 53-34.