Medal Tally-Olympic Games medal table standing after Day Eight

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The battle for the top spot on the London 2012 Olympic Games medal table standings remains very close between the United States and rival China. After Day Eight of Games on Saturday, the United States, which bagged five gold, three silver and three bronze on Saturday’s eighth day of lead the…

Manchester United pick strong squad for clashes with Valerenga and Barcelona

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United have picked a strong squad for the final phase of its preseason tour in Europe. After experimenting with his youth and reserve players, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has now recalled his super stars for the two games in Europe. In a sold-out match on Sunday, United will play against…

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Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay set for early 100m showdown in semi-finals

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — World champion Yohan Blake and American record holder Tyson Gay, two gold medal contenders, will get an early face-to-face battle after the pair were drawn in the same 100m semi-finals at the London Olympics. The semi-finals are slated for Sunday, with the final later on that night. Blake, who is the…

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Barcelona beat PSG on penalties: Messi, Ibrahimovic on target (w) video

WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BARCELONA V PSG PARIS (Sporting Alert) — Barcelona continued their good form this preseason after the Spanish giants beat fellow big spenders Paris Saint-Germain from the French league in a warm up game on Saturday night in Paris. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw in regular time, but Barcelona won the…

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Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce retains Olympic 100m title, Farah wins 10,000

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce has retained her 100 metres Olympic Games title, following her brilliant run inside the Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. The Jamaican, who rocketed from the blocks to destroy a strong field in Beijing in 2008, didn’t get the same blistering start in London, but showed speed endurance over…

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Jeter quickest, Fraser-Pryce looks sharp: Women’s 100m semis

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Defending champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica booked her place in the final of the women’s 100m at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday. The Jamaica champion who came into the Games as the world No. 1 with a time of 10.70 – used to win the Jamaican Championships –…

Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain: Exciting game expected

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain FC will meet in what is expected to be a very exciting preseason warm up match at the Parc des Princes in Paris Saturday night. Watch Paris Saint-Germain FC vs. FC Barcelona Live on ESPN3.com Both teams will have a strong group to select from, with the likes…

Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea against Brighton & Hove Albion

(Sporting Alert) — Fernando Torres will make his first start of the pre-season for Chelsea this afternoon when the Barclays Premier League side tackle Brighton & Hove Albion in another away warm-up game. LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE: CHELSEA V BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION The Spanish forward made a substitution appearance in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to AC…

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Booted Kim Collins says he won’t compete for his country ever again

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Veteran sprinter and 2003 world 100m champion Kim Collins says he will never represent his country, St Kitts and Nevis again, after he was kicked out of the Olympic Games. According to the sprinter, he left the athletes’ village to meet with his wife and coach in a hotel prior to…

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Bolt, Gay, Blake stroll through, Bailey fastest in the 100m in 9.88

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Defending champion Usain Bolt cruised into the semifinals of the men’s 100 metros dash the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday morning. Bolt, the champion from the Beijing Games, and world record holder in the event, strolled home to a relaxed 10.09 seconds to win his heat, following a huge roar…

Confident Celtic expect difficult game against Aberdeen

(Sporting Alert) — Defending champion Celtic FC will open its Scottish Premier League campaign this afternoon against Aberdeen in what could be a very difficult start at Celtic Park. Neil Lennon’s side has been eager to get the season underway, following the preseason outings as they seek to defend their crown. But while confident his…