Australia secured a resounding 6-1 victory over Zimbabwe in their final Olympic pool match and progressed to the knockout stages in the process, but not even that result has helped them avoid a desperately tough likely quarter-final clash with either host nation Brazil or world No1 USA after rivals Germany secured a better goal difference on a dramatic day of football in Rio.
The United States women’s gymnastics team stood in a cluster and looked up at the scoreboard overhead. When the numbers flashed on the screen, the title that had all but been conceded to them before the competition even started was official. They were champions again.
With the sun setting and the air cooling ever so slightly, Jo Konta beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, the eighth seed, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a struggle of constantly ebbing fortunes to reach the Olympic quarter-finals.
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui hoped she’d wow the world with her backstroke. Instead she is breaking the Chinese internet with her hilarious post-swim interviews.
Former England cricketer turned sports pundit Dominic Cork has backed West Ham United to gatecrash the clubs challenging for the Premier League title.
The Tottenham Hotspur attacker has been linked with Marseille most of the summer.
Garry Monk praises Leeds United youngster Lewie Coyle.
She thrashed her legs during those last few strokes of Tuesday night’s 200m freestyle final and Katie Ledecky’s body ached like it never had before in these Olympics. Her rival Sarah Sjöström was somewhere, either ahead or behind. She had no idea. So she kept pushing her arms her feet, her stomach until near the end she burped. And as she did she thought she would vomit in the water for all the world to see on live television.
The shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham, has said he would not be afraid of “challenging or contradicting” national Labour policy if he were elected mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017.
Theresa May has held her first telephone call with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and the two leaders could meet face-to-face in China next month, Downing Street has confirmed.
Tech firms are always looking for young talent to fill entry-level positions, but it could be more competitive to get gig in Silicon Valley today, according to a report.
The agreement strengthens the club's presence in South Korea, and emphasises the commercial value of Heung-Min Son.
Joe Allen is reportedly closing in on a move to Stoke City.