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Thousands of fans braved strong winds and sporadic rains to watch the closing ceremony in iconic Maracana Stadium, a finale meant to be both one last bash and to take care of some business - namely signal the transition to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
  • Pakistan becomes No. 1 Test Team; India slumps to No. 2

    Pakistan becomes No. 1 Test Team; India slumps to No. 2

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    A waterlogged outfield in Trinidad forced a draw in the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India , a match the tourists had to win to hold onto top spot. But I put in the hard work without any expectations back home for a month and half. "We as a nation are all proud of this achievement". "Misbah-ul-Haq deserves special credit for his leadership through six crucial years".
  • Brazil brings 7 Olympic champions to World Cup qualifiers

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    High-profile figures in the Brazilian game questioned whether or not Neymar was the right man to lead this team, though. Olympic gold was the only major title to have escaped five-time world championsBrazil in their history. Defenders Marquinhos and Rodrigo Caio, too. The forward led the U-23 side to the country's first ever Olympic gold for football in Rio on Saturday and immediately announced that he would step aside as captain and allow Tite to choose a successor.
  • 'Kubo and the Two Strings': Animated tale delights and dazzles

    'Kubo and the Two Strings': Animated tale delights and dazzles

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    A Japanese fable with more folds revealing inner beauty than an intricate origami creation, " Kubo and the Two Strings " is a visual knockout that's really an action flick designed as a heartwarming family adventure. A movie such as "Suicide Squad" has moments where you say to yourself, "Oh, man, that's a whole lot of CGI". Dolby Cinema was launched in 2014, and " Kubo " is the first stop-motion animated film to be available in the format, which made a great film transcendent.
  • Zunino, Seager power Mariners to 7-5 win over Yankees

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    On if the trades and changes in the bullpen have made it a different kind of reality: "Yeah, our bullpen has done a pretty good job, the problem is, we weren't able to get Michael through six and that was the problem". Sanchez added two more home runs on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Robinson Canó (3×4, 2 R) recorded his 12th game of the season with 3 or more hits.
  • Denver Broncos, Mark Sanchez, Paxton Lynch & Choosing a Starting QB

    Denver Broncos, Mark Sanchez, Paxton Lynch & Choosing a Starting QB

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    Siemian has never had the chance to show his skills after a full week of team-specific game planning, unlike Sanchez who has been an entrenched starter for long stretches of his career. I mentioned before that there was a chance that Trevor Siemian could end up winning the job , but most didn't want to believe that. Several players didn't suit up, most for precautionary reasons, including defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, who has a "soft-tissue, lower-body" issue that isn't serious, ...
  • Royals Report: KC Sweeps Tigers Despite Anibal Sanchez's No-Hit Bid

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    The left-hander relieved Yordana Ventura in the seventh inning and picked up a strikeout over 1.2 innings as his Kansas City Royals edged the Detroit Tigers 4-1. The right-hander retired the first 12 batters Wednesday night, then walked Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon in the fifth inning. Cabrera made an early exit from Monday's series opener against the Royals with a left biceps strain and he was held out of Tuesday's game.
  • JA Happ: Happ yields four runs but records 17th win

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    The 23-year-old completed his first multi-homer effort with a three-run blast in the fourth that gave NY a 5-0 lead. After going scoreless off Michael Pineda through five innings Toronto hit four home runs off New York's bullpen following a 42-minute rain delay.
  • Trump says he did not flip-flop on immigration

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    Trump responded by citing a controversial Eisenhower administration initiative called "Operation Wetback", which deported up to 1.5 million immigrants who were living in the United States illegally. Just $3 million of the money will get spent in August while the balance will go toward ads this fall. NEW CAMPAIGN MANAGER KELLYANNE CONWAY, when pressed on Mr Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy.
  • Swedish newspaper expertly trolls Hope Solo over her 'coward' comments

    Swedish newspaper expertly trolls Hope Solo over her 'coward' comments

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    Solo called Sweden's soccer team "a bunch of cowards" after Sweden upset the USA team during the Friday quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics. No gold for Hope Solo, but plenty of bitterness. That forced Lisa Dahlkvist to wait a few minutes to take her spot kick, an uncomfortably long time at such a crucial moment. In spite the turnover in the US team's personnel, core members of the squad remain, such as Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, and Solo.
  • U.S. runner stops to help Kiwi rival

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    The pair were subsequently given places in the 5,000m final after the United States of America and New Zealand teams successfully protested. As Hamblin lay in the foetal position on the track D'Agostino jumped up quickly and pulled the New Zealander to her feet.
  • Kagawa leads Dortmund to 3-0 win at Trier in German Cup

    Kagawa leads Dortmund to 3-0 win at Trier in German Cup

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    Kagawa could find his place under threat from Mario Gotze this season following the latter's return from Bayern Munich, but, with the 2014 FIFA World Cup victor sidelined due to a minor thigh complaint, the Japanese attacker took the opportunity to impress.