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  • Two Guinea athletes flee Olympic village, stay in Brazil

    Two members of Guinea's Olympic team disappeared from the athletes village in Rio and have not been seen since, possibly having become illegal economic migrants, a senior sports official told Reuters on Friday. "The swimmer Amadou Camara and Mame Adama Bangoura, who does judo, fled the Olympic village and stayed in Brazil. More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Djokovic starts US Open against Janowicz, Williams gets Makarova

    Djokovic starts US Open against Janowicz, Williams gets Makarova

    Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have discovered who their first-round opponents for the 2016 US Open will be. More »

    Omnisport - 43 minutes ago
  • I achieved my Olympic dream with Nigeria – William Troost-Ekong

    I achieved my Olympic dream with Nigeria – William Troost-Ekong

    Haugesund defender, William Troost-Ekong was a late call up to Samson Siasia’s team for Rio 2016 and he proved himself a capable addition with performances that caught the eye as the Dream Team VI won a bronze medal. In this interview with Goal, Ekong opens up about the challenges that the team faced as he looks forward to his future with the Super Eagles and his Belgian club Gent amidst interest from bigger clubs. Goal: What was the general experience of competing in the Olympics like? More »

    Goal.com - 44 minutes ago
  • Zika likely spread sexually from asymptomatic man to woman -study

    * Guidelines on sexual transmission may need to change * Puerto Rico reports 10 cases of Guillain-Barre related to Zika By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - New Zika research released on Friday has found that the virus may spread sexually from a man to a woman even if the man had no symptoms of Zika infection. The finding came from a report in Maryland where a man who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic but had no symptoms infected his female partner who had not traveled to a place where Zika is being transmitted. The study, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease, suggests that sexual transmission of Zika is no less likely in asymptomatic individuals than in others with symptoms. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Prolific Robot Journalist Covers 450 Olympic Stories

    Prolific Robot Journalist Covers 450 Olympic Stories

    An “AI writing robot” produced up to 58 articles per day for a Chinese publication at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this month. The Xiaomingbot wrote reports for the news syndication service Toutiao, delivering news items within two minutes of events ending. During the two weeks of the Olympics, the robot reporter produced a total of 450 stories. More »

    Newsweek - 1 hour 21 minutes ago