MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Protesters fired gunshots, hurled bricks and set a gas station on fire in the U.S. mid-western city of Milwaukee on Saturday night, hours after a patrol officer shot and killed an armed suspect who took flight after a traffic stop, authorities said.
CINCINNATI—Undrafted rookie running back C.J. Ham scored on a 10-yard run late in the third quarter and the Minnesota Vikings held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 17-16, on Friday night in the pre-season opener for both teams. Ham, an Augustana product, finished with team highs of 12 carries and 35 yards for the Vikings.
RIO DE JANEIRO—U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo called Sweden "a bunch of cowards" after they knocked the United States out of the Olympic women's soccer tournament on penalties on Friday. "I think we showed a lot of heart," Solo told Sports Illustrated after the Europeans moved into the semi-final 4-3 on penalties. "We came back from a goal down. I'm very proud of this team.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Australian journeyman Marcus Fraser held on to his lead on the second day of the Olympic golf tournament on Friday with an 18th-hole birdie that preserved a one-stroke lead over Belgian Thomas Pieters. Fraser, who plays on the European tour, nearly surrendered his lead with a bogey at the 16th, but drained a short putt for birdie at 18 to card a two-under-par 69 and remain atop the leaderboard with a halfway total of 10-under 132.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Houston Astros put on an offensive clinic in a split doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, capping the day with a 10-2 victory at Target Field. George Springer had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Chris Devenski pitched five shutout innings to lead Houston in the nightcap. Houston won both ends of the doubleheader, compiling a season-high 19 hits in a 15-7 victory in the opener.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Kohei Uchimura left it late - very, very late - before a heart-stopping final horizontal bar routine lifted him into the pantheon of greats as he became the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back Olympic all around titles on Wednesday. In the end, all it took was a razor-thin 0.099 of a point to separate triumph and disaster. A day after the American women romped to the team title by more than eight points, Uchimura, Oleg Verniaiev and Britain's Max Whitlock provided the kind of edge-of-the-seat drama that tore everyone's nerves to shreds.
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RIO DE JANEIRO—Russian swimming chief Vladimir Salnikov said on Tuesday the atmosphere surrounding his team at the Olympics reminded him of the Cold War, and criticized American breaststroke champion Lilly King for attacking the integrity of her Russian rival. In a tense showdown on Monday evening, King defeated Russia's Yulia Efimova, who has twice been suspended for doping violations, and stood by comments describing her as a drug cheat. The Russian was loudly booed by the Rio crowd.
RIO DE JANEIRO—One of the highest-stakes races in any Olympic Games is the mad dash to finish building the venues before hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive but 2024 bid city Los Angeles said on Tuesday it had an eight year head-start on the field. Los Angeles is up against Rome, Paris and Budapest hoping to host the 2024 Games, and all four cities have delegations in Rio observing proceedings and lobbying International Olympic Committee officials, who will make their pick next year.
CHICAGO — U.S. meat processor Cargill has stopped using an important antibiotic for people to prevent disease in turkeys, the company said on Tuesday the latest food maker to drop...