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Olympics-Volleyball-Brazil's men beat Italy for third gold RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's men's volleyball team defeated Italy on Sunday to win their third gold medal in the sport and cap their country's best Olympic performance with a total of seven golds in the Rio Games. The Brazilians had lost to the Italians in a pool match but won the final in straight sets 25-22 28-26 26-24, handing Italy its third silver medal in men's volleyball. Brazil struggled in the pool stage, losing two matches, to the US and Italy, and only making it into the knockout rounds after a tense victory over France in the last game.But having emerged from the pool, Brazil began to show its class and fueled by raucous home support dropped just one set between the quarter-finals and clinching gold. The Brazilian victory was largely due to a barrage of winning spikes, serves and blocks by its outstanding outside hitter Wallace de Souza, who ...

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Boxing-Yoka wins super-heavy gold for France RIO DE JANEIRO: France's Tony Yoka beat Britain's Joe Joyce to win the men's Olympic super-heavyweight title on Sunday and match the lightweight gold medal won by girlfriend Estelle Mossely earlier in the week. Now half of a golden couple, Yoka becomes the first Frenchman to win gold in the heaviest division. Croatia's Filip Hrgovic and Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko took the bronze medals as losing semi-finalists. Britain's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 champion, turned professional after ...

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Handball-Delighted Denmark beat French champions to win first gold RIO DE JANEIRO: A delighted Denmark won their first gold medal in men's handball on Sunday, overcoming the defending French champions to win 28-26 in a thrilling Olympic final. The score was tight throughout the game at Rio's Future Arena, where a mostly France-leaning crowd chanted for their "Bleus", but the Danes managed to pull ahead in part thanks to brilliant saves by 2.01 metre-tall keeper Niklas Landin. When the breakneck game was finally over, ...

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Olympics: Adams hopes to inspire more girls into fight club RIO DE JANEIRO: Nicola Adams said she wants to inspire more children, especially girls, to get involved in sport after making history by winning a second Olympic boxing title.The 33-year-old Briton was the first woman to win a boxing gold medal at the Games in London four years ago.And on Saturday she became the first Briton since 1924 to win back to back boxing gold medals at the Games.There have been many rumours that she ...

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RugbyL: Raiders overcome Eels for eighth straight NRL win SYDNEY: Title contenders Canberra Raiders roared back from 14 points down at halftime to reel in Parramatta for their eighth straight win in Australia's National Rugby League on Sunday.The Raiders secured a top-four spot on the standings with two rounds left in the regular season in their 28-18 victory over the Eels in the national capital.Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker set up three of Brenko Lee's four tries on the way to victory.Croker, the league's leading ...

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RugbyU: Springbok prop to miss Argentina Test JOHANNESBURG: South Africa tighthead prop Julian Redelinghuys has been ruled out of a Rugby Championship second-round Test in Argentina Saturday because of a hamstring injury.Redelinghuys' first start for the Springboks was cut short this weekend when he was forced to retire injured during the first half of a home victory over the Pumas. The 26-year-old forward is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, making him also unavailable for away internationals against Australia and world ...

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Motorcycling: Briton Crutchlow wins rain-hit Czech MotoGP BRNO: Britain's Cal Crutchlow on a Honda took his maiden MotoGP win as he dominated a rain-hit race at Brno in the Czech Republic on Sunday.Italian legend Valentino Rossi claimed second on his Yamaha after finishing more than seven seconds behind the Briton, ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez on a Honda.With seven races to go, the result leaves Marquez at the top of the overall standings on 197 points, 53 ahead of Rossi.Reigning world ...