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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling left Rio de Janeiro known as the man who defeated Michael Phelps. Nike Air Presto Fly . And as a millionaire.In addition to winning the gold medal after beating Phelps with an Olympic record in the 100 meter butterfly, the 21-year-old Schooling also took home a reward of 1 million Singaporean dollars (about US $750,000) from his national Olympic committee.Singapore was among the many countries offering hefty cash prizes to their medalists at the Rio Games, a practice that has become more common as nations continue to give greater importance to the final medal count.Few pay nearly as much as Singapore, but almost every country has been awarding at least some sort of prize money to medal winners in an attempt to improve their position in the medal table. The bonuses usually come through the national committees, sponsors or national governments. Some also give out non-cash prizes such as cars and apartments.Twenty percent of Schoolings prize will go to the local swimming association for future training and development, Singapores national committee said. Schoolings gold was the first ever for Singapore at the Olympics.Phelps returned home with more gold than Schooling, but less money. The American great earned $25,000 for each of his five gold medals and $15,000 for the silver, earning $140,000 from the U.S. Olympic Committee.By the end of Friday, the USOC had spent about $1.8 million in prizes after 105 medals were won by its athletes.Britain, second in the medal standings, did not award any prize money to its medalists.Italy was ninth in the medal count by Friday, but with the equivalent of nearly $170,000 awarded to each gold medalist in Rio, it had already spent about $2.6 million in prizes with 25 medal winners. The amount paid for each medal was the same even for athletes in team sports.Other top payers at the Olympics included Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, each disbursing about $250,000 for gold medalists. Kazakhstan also gave out prizes to athletes finishing up to sixth place, while Malaysia awards a lifelong monthly pension that can reach about $1,200.Of course the money helps, said Patimat Abakarova, who won a bronze for Azerbaijan in Taekwondo and took home more than $60,000. But any athlete will tell you that this is not why we are here. We dont think about the money, thats not why we compete in the Olympics.Azerbaijan also gives its coaches half of the amount awarded to the medalists.Russias federal government is giving out about $60,000 for gold, and this time there is no word on whether it will also award luxury cars to all of its medalists, as it did at the Sochi Winter Games.Host Brazil is paying roughly $11,000 for its medalists, regardless of the color of the medal. The winners in team sports earn half of that amount. The Brazilian soccer federation reportedly is also expected to hand out $100,000 to Neymar and all of his teammates if they help Brazil win the soccer gold medal for the first time, although it doesnt officially confirm or deny the bonus amount.Sweden is among the few countries that dont reward athletes with money if their athletes win. The Swedish national committee said there was no medal bonus because we spend all our commercial money on preparation for the athletes, which means that we usually support them for six to eight years to reach world class.Some countries apparently didnt give any support at all.The national committee of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu, which competed with four athletes, said the local government did not give even a cent to help our team participate in Rio 2016.---AP Sports Writers Gerald Imray and James Ellingworth contributed to this report.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni Nike Presto Fly Hombre . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. Nike Presto Fly Baratas . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. http://www.prestoflynike.es/ . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. SAN FRANCISCO -- In a lineup full of sluggers and superstars, Jonathan Schoop has had the timeliest hits for the Baltimore Orioles.He delivered again with a three-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday, when the Baltimore Orioles overcame a six-run deficit to give the struggling San Francisco Giants another deflating loss, 8-7.Oh, the feeling is amazing, Schoop said.Schoop smacked a 1-0 curveball off closer Santiago Casilla (2-4) into the left-field bleachers after Manny Machado singled and Mark Trumbo walked.I see (center fielder) Angel (Pagan) is going back and I say `please get out ball, please go, and it went out, Schoop said.Baltimore has four players (Trumbo, Machado, Chris Davis and Adam Jones) with more than 20 homers this season, but Schoop leads the Orioles with 12 game-winning RBI.Good things seem to follow him around, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Hes getting out of the game what he puts into it. Jon doesnt cheat the game. Its good to see people who approach the game that way get a return for it.Matt Wieters had a career-best five hits, including a triple, and the Orioles won for the third time in four games and concluded a 10-game trip with an even record. Baltimore trails Toronto by half a game in the AL East.Baltimore trailed 7-1 after six but got two runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings.The Giants led the NL West by 6 1/2 games at the All-Star break but have gone 9-18 since. They remained one game ahead of the Dodgers, who lost to Pittsburgh 11-3.Theyre a good club, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of the Orioles. They have a dangerous lineup one through eight there, they can hurt you, thats what happened today.Brad Brach (7-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for Baltimore.Giants starter Johnny Cueto extended his streak of winless starts to six. He allowed one run, eight hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings.Trevor Brown had two hits and three RBI, Angel Pagan doubled twice and Hunter Pence homered for the first time since coming off a two-month stint on the disabled list for the Giants.Brown had a two-run single that highlighted a four-run fifth inning. Pagan extended his hitting streak to 12 games.Orioles closer Zach Britton pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 37th save in 37 chancess, extending the longest streak ever for a left-hander in the majors. Nike Presto Ultra Flyknit Mujer. altimore lefty Wade Miley allowed seven runs (six earned), eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He was acquired from Seattle on July 31 and remains winless with his new team.Derek Law allowed one hit in a scoreless 2/3 of an inning in the eighth that extended his consecutive streak of scoreless outings to 19.Trumbo hit his major league-leading 34th homer off Hunter Strickland in the top of the eighth inning to move ahead of Edwin Encarnacion, who hit his 33rd earlier in the day for Toronto.BATGIRL HONOREDThe Giants unveiled a plaque in their dugout before the game commemorating Alexis Busch, the first full-time bat girl in major league history, who was killed in a sailing crash in 2012 at age 26. She was the daughter of former Giants executive vice president Corey Busch and served as the teams batgirl from 2000 to 2001.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: Showalter took note of CF Jones return to the lineup without complaints after getting hit on his finger and knee trying to bunt in the sixth inning of Saturday nights game. Its an honor to watch him post up every day, Showalter said.Giants: C Buster Posey was scratched from the lineup just before first pitch with lower back tightness. ... OF Mac Williamson, on the disabled list since Aug. 1 with a left shoulder strain, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento. ... RHP Cory Gearrin, out since July 6 with a right shoulder strain, pitched for a second straight day on Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento. Hell continue his rehab assignment as the Giants consider the timing of his return.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo will pitch the series opener with Boston on Tuesday. Gallardo is 1/3 with a 4.70 ERA in his last eight starts but has had two straight quality starts, allowing three earned runs in 12 innings over that stretch.Giants: Newly acquired LHP Matt Moore will make his home debut in a series opener with Pittsburgh. He is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in his first two starts with San Francisco and 7-8 with a 3.99 ERA in 23 combined starts with the Giants and Tampa Bay. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '