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2 US Swimmers Can’t Leave Brazil Until They Give Statements: American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentzhave have been ordered to stay in Brazil until they give police a statement about about an incident in which they say they and two other swimmers were robbed, according to their attorney. Conger and Bentz were removed from […]

getty images: Simone Biles Soars One Final Time in Rio, Her Sacrifices Turn to Gold: She took one deep breath and then stepped forward onto the mat. Thousands of cameras flashed like lightning down on the girl whose entire athletic life had been building to this moment. The floor exercise has always been the signature […]

Yulia Efimova: America Has Changed Me: Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has been one of the most divisive figures of the Olympic Games. Having served a doping ban between October 2013 and February 2015, Efimova tested positive for meldonium earlier this year, only for her provisional suspension to be overturned by the sport’s governing body, clearing […]

Darren Hauck/Getty Images) Protests in Milwaukee following the police shooting of an armed African American man intensified as demonstrators reportedly fired shots and hurled objects, injuring at least two people early Monday, according to police. One victim was shot during the Monday unrest and rushed to a hospital in an armored vehicle. A police officer […]

Michael Phelps Makes Yet More History To Win 22nd Olympic Gold: Michael Phelps is used to rewriting history — now he’s eclipsing it too. You have to go back around 2,160 years, give a week or two, to find an athlete who could challenge the imperious record held by the “Baltimore Bullet.” The US star […]

Secret Service Spoke To Trump Campaign About 2nd Amendment Comment: A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments. “There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN. But it’s unclear at what level in the campaign […]

First Rio Gold Medal Is Within Reach For US Women’s Gymnastics At Team Final: The first set of results is in, and it’s confirmed: The US women’s gymnastics team is that good. And barring a major disaster, the question heading into the team final Tuesday afternoon at the Rio Olympic Arena won’t be whether these […]

Delta Flights Canceled, Delayed For 2nd Day After Outage: Cancellations and delays caused by a crippling computer system failure have spilled into a second day, the airline said as it continued to wrestle with the crisis. The outage Monday grounded Delta (DAL) flights for at least six hours, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers around […]

Michael Phelps Wins 19th Olympic Gold, Katie Ledecky Breaks Record: Michael Phelps produced a vintage performance to claim an astonishing 19th Olympic gold medal of his career on Sunday. The 31-year-old, who quit the sport after the 2012 Games, was back with a bang in Rio as Team USA eased to victory in the 4×100 […]

  Rio Olympics 2016: Five Things To Watch Out For As Games Commence: The athletes have arrived, the venues are ready and expectation is palpable as the sporting world awaits the commencement of the 31st Olympic Games, the first ever Olympiad to be staged in South America. Although there is little by the way of […]

Phoenix Police Say ‘Serial Street Shooter’ Now Connected To 9 Shootings: Phoenix police say that a serial shooter has struck for the ninth time. The Phoenix Police Department have connected a spate of mysterious shootings that have killed seven people and wounded two, to a suspect they call the “Serial Street Shooter.” Authorities revealed on […]

Sources: Trump-World Frustrated By Their Candidate: Donald Trump aides and people close to his campaign are increasingly frustrated by his insistence on waging various fights that steer him off message. Sources close to the campaign are describing a series of missteps that are trailing the GOP presidential nominee, most prominently his now multi-day battle against […]