The sixth day at Rio Olympics spawned several surprises as well as heartbreaks. The past week featured world records, rising stars and accomplishments against insurmountable odds. Here are the highlights following Thursday;
Since reintroduction of rugby in the Olympics after almost a century, Fiji brings home the gold after dismantling Britain with a score of 43-7 in the final match at Deodoro Stadium. Fiji also routed Japan in the semi-final match with 20-5 before facing Britain. The British took a silver home, while South Africa took the bronze.
Meanwhile in women's gymnastics, Simone Bile continues to dominate with her second gold after besting compatriot Aly Raisman who claimed silver. Aliya Mustafina of Russia bags bronze. Bile garnered a total of 62.198 points to become the first woman in Olympic gymnastics to hold the all-around title, while simultaneously reigning as world champion. more >>
Things just got personal between John Cena and AJ Styles. This led to a second one-on-one installment for the mega-clash set on August 21 for the WWE SummerSlam PPV at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The two protagonists will wrestle each other in a bid to prove if Cena still has what it takes to remain the most bankable star, or if Styles is already the new face running the place.
The bad blood between them began when AJ destroyed John underhandedly during the Money in the Bank PPV. Cena lost after The Club burst into the scene to aid Styles, turning the match into a three-on-one. The tide turned when the succeeding appearances of Enzo Amore and Big Cass got them to be Cena's impromptu teammates to battle Style's goons into submission.
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Nike has released a new video ad featuring the United States' first-ever openly transgender athlete to qualify to compete in the Olympics.
Chris Mosier, a biological female and founder of transathlete.com, qualified to compete for the U.S. men's national team in the long course duathlon earlier this year when he finished seventh in the men's 35-39 category of the sprint duathlon at the Duathalon National Championship.
As part of Nike's "Unlimited Courage" campaign, the athletic clothing company featured Mosier in one of its newest 40-second ads. more >>
As the United States Men's National Basketball Team continues to ace the court of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Nike released a moving short film to celebrate the national pride's unity and power.
Honoring Team USA
The two-minute short film "Unlimited Together" showcased the dominant roster of the American basketball team. Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, DeMar DeRozan, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Harrison Barnes were all featured in the short flick's dramatic shots. more >>
When approaching the divide that exists in the United States, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to his Bible.
Wilson isn't typically vocal about social issues like a national racial divide, but when speaking with journalist Maria Shriver, he touched on the topic.
"It's a lack of love, there's so much hate in the world, there's so much back and forth. … For me, it always comes back to the Biblical aspect: Corinthians 1:13 talks about, faith, hope and love," Wilson told Shriver. "And the greatest of all is love. If we don't have love, we have nothing." more >>
Golden State Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr recently admitted that Stephen Curry's health woes contributed to the team's loss to Cleveland Cavaliers in the last season's NBA finals. This revelation ignited questions whether the two-time MVP is fully fit for the 2016-17 NBA season.
Curry's Injury & The Warriors' Loss
Kerr told CSN Bay Area that Curry's injuries during the playoffs caused them to make some alterations on the Warriors' game plan in the last season's NBA finals. Although he refused to blame the 28-year-old NBA superstar for the team's loss, he admitted that Curry has a substandard performance during the series. more >>