Shirley Babashoff was considered the world’s best female swimmer, but she finished second in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle events at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The East German winners of those events later were found to have been doping. She hasn’t given up her fight for those three gold medals.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team proves golden once more. The Americans’ second straight Olympic triumph was never in doubt, their score of 184.897 at the Rio Games more than eight points clear of the field. Their night was capped by Simone Biles with a boundary-pushing floor exercise that showed just how far ahead they are of everyone else.
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On a golden night at the pool, Michael Phelps earns the 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals of his vaunted career. Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly and came back about an hour later to anchor the United States to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay. American teammate Katie Ledecky picked up her second gold of the Rio Olympics.
Joshua Garnett didn’t seem out of step after missing most of the 49ers’ spring sessions, and the rookie wasn’t thrown Tuesday when, before practice, he was told to play left guard for the first time in training camp. “Wherever they put me, I’m going to go there with a smile on my face,” says the former Stanford standout.
Have the 49ers figured out which quarterback is their starter this season? They haven’t even decided whether Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday’s preseason opener against the Houston Texans at Levi’s Stadium.
When Derek Carr and Amari Cooper arrived at training camp for the Raiders this summer they focused on their bond, figuring any extra time together talking football or just life in general can only benefit them once the season starts.
Tom Koehler pitches seven innings to help the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the Giants.
Jake Smolinski singles and scores the deciding run in the third inning, rookie Zach Neal earns his first career win as a starter and the A’s hold on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1.
Republic FC says Tuesday it has signed former English Premier League and England national team forward Carlton Cole to a contract for the remainder of the USL season.
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