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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots the basketball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant on May 16, 2021
NBA roundup: Steph Curry leads Warriors to eighth seed
The 33-year-old is the NBA's oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan achieved the feat aged 35 in 1998.
May 17, 07:36
Max Verstappen pictured on August 29, 2020
Verstappen covid-negative after Hamilton contact
Max Verstappen has tested negative for covid-19 following concerns he was a 'close contact' of world champion Lewis Hamilton's last week.
Dec 3, 06:39
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on October 20, 2020
Quique Setien: 'Lionel Messi is difficult to manage'
Former Barcelona manager Quique Setien reveals what it was like managing Lionel Messi during his ill-fated stay in the Camp Nou dugout.
Nov 1, 12:19
LeBron James celebrates his fourth NBA Championship success on October 12, 2020
Result: Los Angeles Lakers win first NBA title in a decade with victory over Miami Heat
The team's leader scored a triple-double and was named Finals MVP.
Oct 12, 08:48
David Beckham pictured in February 2020
David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix, Amazon over biopic'
David Beckham is reportedly in talks with Netflix and Amazon about a new series documenting his life.
Aug 3, 01:20
NBA legend Michael Jordan speaks to the audience during the memorial to celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020
Michael Jordan and his brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality
The announcement comes after several days of protests in the United States and further afield following the death of George Floyd.
Jun 5, 22:29
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Paderborn on May 31, 2020
George Floyd death: Sports stars have important role in demanding change and justice
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the role sports stars can play in demanding change in the wake of George Floyd's death, and where some are neglecting their duties.
Jun 1, 16:17
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Paderborn on May 31, 2020
Jadon Sancho calls for change after revealing 'Justice for George Floyd' t-shirt
The winger made his feelings known on and off the pitch.
May 31, 22:50
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi leave the pitch at halftime in 2017
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on Lionel Messi admiration
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledges that he "admires" the career of Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi.
May 13, 20:14
LeBron James in action for the Lakers on January 10, 2020
NBA roundup: LeBron James passes Michael Jordan in career field goals
LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers recorded another win.
Jan 11, 08:06
Ben Simmons in action for the 76ers on December 7, 2019
NBA roundup: Simmons scores second career three-pointer
Philadelphia's coach wants more deep shots from the Australian.
Dec 8, 10:57
Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Britain's Andy Murray celebrate winning their doubles final match against Rajeev Ram of the U.S. and Britain's Joe Salisbury on June 23, 2019
Sport's greatest comebacks: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, George Foreman
Michael Jordan, Kim Clijsters and Tiger Woods are among those to have made successful returns.
Jun 23, 20:57
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Eddie Jones jumps to George Ford's defence
England coach Eddie Jones backs up George Ford after the fly-half's performance against Wales was mocked by some of his own supporters.
May 29, 21:02
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Analysing Kobe Bryant's NBA legacy
Sports Mole takes a look at the legacy left by Kobe Bryant following the announcement that he will retire at the end of the season.
Dec 2, 15:12
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Magic Johnson: 'Kobe Bryant closest thing to Michael Jordan'
Magic Johnson believes that Kobe Bryant is the closest player to Michael Jordan that the NBA has produced.
Dec 1, 04:10
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA commissioner Adam Silver pays tribute to retiring Kobe Bryant
NBA commissioner Adam Silver pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers guard confirms that he will retire at the end of the season.
Nov 30, 02:23
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Kobe Bryant confirms retirement plans
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant confirms that he will retire at the end of the current season.
Nov 30, 02:12
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton planning for life after Formula 1 career
Lewis Hamilton is already preparing for life after his Formula 1 career by planning future business ventures.
Sep 12, 15:46
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NBA star LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam 2'?
NBA star LeBron James is reportedly in line to star in a sequel to the 1996 popular film Space Jam.
Jul 23, 12:02
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Charlotte to host 2017 All-Star weekend
The 2017 All-Star weekend will be hosted by Charlotte, with Sunday's exhibition game being played at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Jun 24, 05:40
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David Beckham named second-richest retired athlete by Forbes
David Beckham is named by Forbes magazine as the second-richest retired athlete in the world with earnings of £50.5m in 2014.
Mar 18, 13:44
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
MVP race: Analysing the four candidates
Sports Mole considers the chances of the four main candidates in this season's MVP race.
Mar 6, 08:29
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Ex-basketball player Michael Jordan joins 'Forbes' billionaire list
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is included on Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires for the first time.
Mar 3, 09:40
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
MVP Russell Westbrook 'blessed' to feature in NBA All-Star game
NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook describes being able to play in the league's showpiece as a "blessing".
Feb 16, 10:56
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Kobe Bryant wanted to play with Michael Jordan
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant reveals that he wanted to join the Washington Wizards over a decage ago in order to play alongside Michael Jordan.
Jan 27, 18:58
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
On this day: Michael Jordan passes 15,000 points
On this day in 1991, Michael Jordan becomes the second fastest player to reach 15,000 points in the NBA.
Jan 9, 08:26
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Golden State Warriors continue winning streak, Kobe passes MJ
Sports Mole rounds up Sunday night's NBA action, where the Golden State Warriors continued their fine form and Kobe Bryant passed a legend on the all-time scoring list.
Dec 15, 11:55
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Memphis Grizzlies down Houston Rockets in top-of-the-table West clash
Sports Mole rounds up Monday night's action in the NBA, where the league's two best teams met in Memphis.
Nov 18, 11:13
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Michael Jordan disagrees with shorter NBA season
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan warns NBA players chasing a shorter regular season of the subsequent effect it will have on them financially.
Oct 16, 21:58
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Brandon Jennings talks up Kobe Bryant's qualities on Twitter
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings takes to Twitter to ignite a debate suggesting that Kobe Bryant is the greatest basketball player ever.
Aug 21, 21:26
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Michael Jordan "cool" with LeBron James jersey choice
Michael Jordan insists that he doesn't "own a number" as LeBron James will return to wearing the number 23 jersey with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
Jul 29, 22:17
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Utah Jazz match Charlotte Hornets' Gordon Hayward offer
Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is staying with the team after his agent confirms that they matched an offer from the Charlotte Hornets.
Jul 12, 17:14
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Rod Higgins leaves post at Charlotte Hornets
Rod Higgins steps down as president of basketball operations at the Charlotte Hornets, with general manager Rich Cho coming in to fill the vacant position.
Jun 13, 22:19
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Charlotte Bobcats revert to Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Bobcats confirm that they have finalised their name change to the Charlotte Hornets.
May 21, 09:46
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
LeBron James: Kevin Durant has been "most consistent" player
Miami Heat forward LeBron James believes that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been the "most consistent" player in the MVP race.
Apr 11, 09:47
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Kevin Durant "glad" to end 25-point streak
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant admits that he is "glad" his 41-game streak of scoring at least 25 points is over.
Apr 9, 09:24
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Houston Rockets seal playoff spot
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's games in the NBA.
Apr 5, 09:06
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Brooklyn Nets continue impressive home form
Sports Mole rounds up Sunday's NBA action as the Brooklyn Nets continue their fine home form with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mar 31, 08:42
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
NBA roundup: Jeff Green leads Boston Celtics to win over Detroit Pistons
Sports Mole rounds up all of Sunday's NBA action.
Mar 10, 09:10
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Barack Obama weighs in on Michael Jordan, LeBron James debate
US President Barack Obama backs Michael Jordan in the debate between the Chicago Bulls legend and Miami Heat's LeBron James.
Feb 17, 18:02

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
JapanJapan114520
United StatesUnited States1010929
ChinaChina105823
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia78419
AustraliaAustralia61815
Great BritainGreat Britain56415
Today's Olympic highlights header

Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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