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Olympics: Neymar Comes Alive as Brazil Edge Colombia Clash

Neymar led Brazil into the semi-finals of the Olympics with his first goal of the competition to edge the third of a trilogy of grudge matches with Colombia in three years 2-0.

The Barcelona star curled home an inch-perfect free-kick after just 12 minutes of Saturday's game, but was lucky to escape with a yellow card for chopping down Andres Roa and provoking a brawl between the two teams just before half-time.

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Olympics: We'll Never See Another Phelps, Says Coach

Michael Phelps is said to have surpassed the deeds of Leonidas of Rhodes at the ancient Olympics and the American's coach believes we will never see his likes again.

"Absolutely not, I'm not even looking," Bob Bowman said after Saturday's final swimming races which left Phelps with 23 Olympic gold medals.

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Olympics: Phelps Signs Off, Bolt Grabs Spotlight

A classic Michael Phelps performance ended the swimming legend's career with 23 Olympic gold medals before handing over the Rio Games center stage to Usain Bolt.

The 29-year-old Jamaican track star lines up for the men's 100m final Sunday night and says arch-rival Justin Gatlin, the fastest man this year, 'holds no fear for me' ahead of one of the biggest showdowns of the Games.

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Russians Complain about Torn Flags at Olympics

Russia's Olympic team has complained to Rio organizers after flags hanging in its Olympic village accommodation were allegedly desecrated.

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Olympics: Spain, Lithuania Win following Bomb Scare

Spain tipped off in an eerily empty arena due to a bomb scare but the 2012 silver medallists finally showed up on the court for an all-important first Olympic basketball win on Thursday.

After last-second losses in their first two games, Spain got past Nigeria 96-87 in a match-up of desperate winless teams, led by 16 points from veteran centre Pau Gasol.

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Olympics: Phelps Triumphs Again as First Major Doping Cases Revealed

Michael Phelps won a 22nd Olympic gold but doping reared its ugly head again Friday as Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi and Bulgarian athlete Silvia Danekova became the first major cases of the Rio Games.

Chen's failed test after narrowly missing a bronze medal in the women's 100-metre butterfly was announced as athletics headed into the Olympic spotlight needing an antidote to its own doping scandals.

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Olympics: Egyptian Judoka Jeered after Israeli Handshake Snub

Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was jeered out of the Olympic arena in Rio on Friday after refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent.

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Mourinho Claims United are Title Contenders

Jose Mourinho insisted Friday that Manchester United will be contenders for the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, and criticized some of his rival managers for not being brave enough to make the same claim.

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Olympics: Ethiopia's Ayana Smashes World Record to Win 10,000M gold

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashed one of the longest-held records in athletics here Friday to win the 10,000m and claim the first gold of the Olympic track and field competition.

The 24-year-old pulled away from the field midway through the race and never let up before powering home in 29min 17.45sec.

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of Ex-Football Star in Coup Probe

Turkey issued an arrest warrant for its former star footballer Hakan Sukur over last month's failed coup as Ankara said Friday it had detected the first progress in persuading the United States to extradite the alleged mastermind of the putsch.

With the shockwaves from the July 15 coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shaking Turkey four weeks later, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said 32 diplomats recalled to Ankara were still missing.

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