For captain Kate, the sport has given her an identity: 'Hockey has given me confidence. "I know how that inspires her, the passion of wanting to prove others wrong and deliver". "What an outstanding game that was and now we're going to the final". "Tactically we were strong; technically we were strong". "I am so proud of this team, but defensively we have been absolutely outstanding at this tournament, and I mean that as a whole unit".
Get 6/1 enhanced odds on Conor McGregor to beat Nate Diaz on Saturday night. Asked if Akpom was in his thoughts, Wenger said: "Theo as well, it is an important season for Theo, because past year he had a hard period". "Despite the game on Sunday, there are many positive aspects in our game that we want to keep for our next game". The news may be a good one but it also bears the shadow of disappointment about to engulf the Arsenal fans.
With gusts of up to 30 miles per hour, more than one competitor described the conditions as "borderline", but Park posted a 70 to reach 11 under par, two shots ahead of Ko and Piller, the passionate 31-year-old American who is improbably trying to win gold for the first victory of her career.
That would need no explanation. "It's come true", said Bolt, who overcame a hamstring injury earlier in the summer, then shined throughout a seven-day, seven-race stint in Rio, counting all the heats. The anchor sport of the Olympics has been mired for decades, but especially over the past year, in a cesspool of doping, cheating and bad characters.
The women's final is today at 1:30, with Spain (featuring Anna Cruz!) against a dominant USA squad that is looking for yet another Olympic gold medal. Gasol played with a wrap covering his sore right calf. That held true once again on Friday in Rio when the USA withstood a strong effort from Spain to get the 82-76 win and advance to the gold medal game on Sunday.
The only previous woman to win the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle at the same Games was American Debbie Meyer in 1968. Bearing in mind Ledecky was six seconds shy of the world record she set earlier this year, Britain's Jazz Carlin knows she is scrapping for a second silver of these Games at the very best.