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England celebrate winning Womens World Cup bronze A year ago we would have been far down the list of teams invited to play in this competition but there has been a lot of good work that has gone on to ensure that when these competitions come around, England are involved and the Lionesses are talked about, but also it is a credit to the players.They have put themselves right up there in the world rankings. They finished third at a World Cup. They are a team now that are a bit of a scalp for people and even these top nations want to play against England and test themselves. Fara Williams scored Englands winner against Germany at Canada 2015 Arsenal Ladies midfielder Fara Williams needs just two more caps to extend her England appearance record to 150 and Sampson is unsure whether the Londoners feat will ever be matched.He said: Potentially getting to 150, Im not sure if that will ever be beaten by any player, male or female. 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LONDON -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):11:00 p.m.Usain Bolt has touched down in Rio de Janeiro, ready to fine-tune his preparations for another bid at an Olympic double in the 100- and 200-meter sprints.The 29-year-old Jamaican has won six Olympic gold medals -- the 100, 200 and sprint relays at Beijing in 2008 and at London in 2012 -- and is the undisputed star of track and field.The official website of the Rio Games noted Bolts arrival on a flight from London with the headline: The main man has landed.The Olympics formally begin with the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, and the track program starts Aug. 12. Bolt is set to open his program in preliminaries of the 100 on Aug. 13.---5:42 p.m.When the New England Patriots reported for training camp on Wednesday, Nate Ebner wasnt with them.The special teams player has taken a leave of absence to play for the U.S. Olympic rugby team.Its a great opportunity for him to follow his passion, participate in the Olympic Games, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. Were pulling for him to bring back something around his neck.Ebner played rugby but not football in his first two years at Ohio State before walking onto the football team as a junior. He was selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2012 draft and has appeared in 57 NFL games, mostly on special teams.Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater noted that Ebners father was a college rugby player. Jeff Ebner was murdered during an attempted robbery in 2008.That connection with father and son is bigger than sport itself, Slater said. 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He was in office when Rio won the bid in 2009.Rousseffs impeachment trial is expected to conclude in the Senate following the end of the games.The suspended president is accused of breaking fiscal laws, which she denies.---11:40 a.m.In an innovative move that may not please purists of taekwondo, the sports governing body will allow competitors to wear color on their uniforms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Aside from their protective gear, fighters typically wear an all-white uniform. But the governing body has unveiled designs of 20 national Olympic committeess trousers, featuring national flags and colors. Cheap Julian Draxler Jersey. 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