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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Seven people were injured Monday when an elevated television camera plummeted more than 60 feet to the ground Monday in the Olympic park outside the basketball venue in the latest in a string of mishaps at the Rio Games. Doug Flutie Jersey .The large camera is one of several suspended on cables to provide aerial views of the main Olympic Park. The Olympic Broadcasting Service said two guide cables on its camera snapped, causing it to fall to a lower concourse that feeds into the basketball stadium.Chris Adams, a gymnastics fan from Britain, said he heard a cable snap and then watched as the camera fell and hit two women.It looked like a flying saucer coming through the air when it hit these two women, Adams said. This thing is big, and it shot through the air. It came down at such a speed that they wouldnt see it. They werent expecting it.The Olympic Broadcasting Service said medical officials on the scene described the injuries as minor, and that all seven people hurt were treated and released from care by Monday evening. It has launched a full investigation into the incident.Adams said he saw both women were conscious and that medical personnel quickly arrived to take them away on stretchers.Its the latest in a series of problems that have plagued the Rio Games, including and Olympic security officer being fatally shot after taking a wrong turn into a slum, robberies of a group of American swimmers including Ryan Lochte and two Australian rowing coaches and stray bullets twice landing in the equestrian venue at the Olympic complex.Authorities quickly set up barricades around the area where the camera crashed and shattered glass littered the area.There was quite a lot of screaming and a bit of commotion, Adams said. People were running to the situation to make sure these two ladies were OK.Olympic Broadcasting Service officials said they had a cherry picker in transit to help workers examine some sort of problem with the camera before the incident, but it did not arrive in time. The camera moves along the park on wires suspended high above the ground.When it hit the ground, you could see it hit the two ladies, Adams said. And the glass from the camera, you could see it explode as it hit the women.Olympic Broadcasting Service has operated cameras in Olympic parks and arenas since 2001.---AP Sports Writers Steve Wilson and Rob Harris contributed to this report. Trent Murphy Jersey . Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey last Sunday. The fine is the fourth this season for Goldson. He was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1. Taron Johnson Jersey . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. http://www.thebillsgearshop.com/Bills-Ramon-Humber-Draft-Jersey/ . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. PHILADELPHIA -- Trailing by four runs in the ninth, the Chicago White Sox staged a late rally that made a lot of Philadelphia Phillies fans very nervous.It just wasnt quite enough.Odubel Herrera kept up his hitting surge with a homer among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Phillies held off a late White Sox comeback attempt in a 7-6 win Tuesday night.Offensively, we just kept chipping away and getting to a point, even in the last inning right there, you bring up the tying run, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Weve got to be able to hold them, and thats got to be the biggest thing.Tommy Joseph and Roman Quinn added two hits apiece and combined to drive in three runs for the Phillies. Herrera, who hits between Joseph and Quinn in the lineup, is 15 for 28 in his last seven games after slumping for most of the summer following his trip to the All-Star Game.Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run for the White Sox, who have lost four straight. Struggling veteran James Shields (5-18), winless since July 26, allowed six earned runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.It was kind of on and off, Shields said. I made some pretty good pitches that I thought they were going to hit the dirt and they got some hits on me, strung together a couple of hits when they needed to. I got the infield in and they got some holes. But Ive got to do a better job of getting some outs there early.Trailing 7-3 in the ninth, the White Sox pulled within one on a two-out wild pitch and a two-run double from Adam Eaton. However, Michael Mariot came on and got Tim Anderson to ground out to short to end the game and pick up his first career save.It wasnt pretty but we hung on to win that game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. That was huge.Jake Thompson (3-5) gave up three runs and four hits over five innings to earn the win for the Phillies.For the second straight game, the Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. After Quinn walked, Herrera hit a 1-1 pitch into the Phillies bullpen for his 15th homer of the season.Herrera also started a two-out rally in the third, singling and stealiing second, before scampering home on Josephs two-out double. Jeremy Kerley Jersey. Joseph then came home when Anderson couldnt handle a sharp liner off the bat of Maikel Franco, giving the Phillies a 4-3 lead.Herreras big night continued in the fifth when he snuck a ground-ball through the hole between first and second to drive in Quinn and extend Philadelphias lead to 5-3.Hes more disciplined at the plate, Mackanin said of Herrera. He looks more like the guy we saw early in the season than the guy we did for the last six weeks. For whatever reason, he seemed to lose focus but he seems to be getting it back. That bodes well for us.Quinns two-run single in the sixth provided enough insurance for the Phillies to open their second-to-last home series of the season with a win.Before the ninth, Chicagos big inning came in the third. With two outs and nobody on, Anderson doubled and Jose Abreu walked before Cabrera lined a 1-1 pitch just inside the right-field foul pole for his 12th home run of the year, putting the White Sox ahead 3-2.FLASHING LEATHERWith two on and one out in the fifth, sure-handed Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis made a very nice sliding snag of Abreus grounder before starting an impressive inning-ending double play that killed Chicagos rally.STRUGGLING VS. THE PHILLIESThe White Sox are 2-7 in their last nine games against the Phillies dating back to June 11, 2007. It is their lowest winning percentage against any National League team in that span.IMPRESSIVE STARTJuan Minaya, who pitched a scoreless seventh, has tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings to begin his career after making his MLB debut earlier this month. He has allowed only five hits in 26 at bats.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Ryan Howard missed his third straight game because of knee soreness. 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