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Yorkshire rivals set for cup battle

The only certainty about Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup final is that, for the first time for nine years, the trophy will be heading to the east of the Pennines.


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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Washington Times

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday.


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Arsenal's Europe hopes intact after...

Arsenal head for the home leg of their Champions League play-off against Besiktas with their hopes intact after surviving the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and hugely-energised opponents to leave Turkey with a goalless draw.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football

Contra Costa Times

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp.


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Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Baylor's new McLane Stadium is shown through a wide-angle lens during construction in Waco, Texas.


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Salisbury Journal

Gold for GB in Berlin

Chris Walker-Hebborn has added the European title to his Commonwealth gold after winning the 100m backstroke title in Berlin Great Britain claimed three gold medals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin on Tuesday night as they smashed the world record in the mixed 4x100 metres medley.


Related Topix: Sports, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Jan-Philip Glania, Lizzie Simmonds, Swimming, Roberto Pavoni, Jemma Lowe

Sweden's Artemis confirms America's Cup challenge

The star-crossed syndicate announced its return Tuesday during a news conference at the Moderna Museet, with the America's Cup itself on hand.


Related Topix: Sailing News, Sports, Olympics, Max Salminen, Summer Olympic, Olympic Sailing, Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy

Oxford Times

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Horse trials spokeswoman Imogen Barnes said: "The cardboard would otherwise end up in landfill and once used provides excellent compost as it is biodegradable, rotting faster than straw, which means smaller muck heaps."


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Kristina Cook, Olympic Equestrian, Summer Olympic, William Fox - Pitt

Richmond and Twickenham Times

Croydon sprinters rule the European circuit

Leader: Martyn Rooney brings home the 4x400m GB & NI team for gold at the European Championships in Zurich Picture: Mike Fleet Croydon Harriers can boast some of the fastest men on the continent after a golden week at the European Championships in Zurich.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Martyn Rooney, Summer Olympic

Wall Street Journal

London's Wild Swimmers Aren't Afraid of Dead Bodies or Sewage

This is Emily Chong's routine, rain or shine, winter or summer: Wake up, eat breakfast, cycle to Hyde Park, jump in a lake, swim a bit, fuel up with a second breakfast, cycle to work.


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(UPDATED) Swimming: Lelliott claims 400m freestyle bronze at Euros

PORTLAND swimmer Jay Lelliott has won his first major international medal, claiming a bronze at the European Championships in Germany.


Related Topix: Sports, Paul Biedermann, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Swimming, Summer Olympic

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KATC-TV Lafayette

Today in History for August 18, 2014

Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.


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The New Zealand Herald

Youth Olympics: Hawkes Bay teen takes bronze

Bobbi Gichard of New Zealand poses for a photo after taking the bronze medal of the women's 100m backstroke final of the Youth Olympics.


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Former Giants RB Wilson jumps into track

Former New York Giants running back David Wilson wants to get his athletics career back on track by pursuing the Olympics.


Related Topix: Sports, David Wilson, NFL Players, Virginia Polytechnic Institute NCAA, NCAA Sports, Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Football, NCAA Football, NFL Football, New York Giants, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics

BBC News

Lifeboat rescues kayaker from sea

A kayaker who fell into the sea off the coast at North Berwick in East Lothian has been rescued by a lifeboat crew.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Andy Murray, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Wimbledon, Tennis, Lynsey Sharp, Olympic Athletics, Eilidh Child

Hampshire Chronicle

GB 'smashed it' - Black

Great Britain's athletes "smashed it" at the record-breaking European Championships, according to the team's performance director Neil Black.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Mo Farah, Summer Olympic, Greg Rutherford

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross make history in Manhattan Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate to win the countryþÄôs most prestigious and longest-running beach volleyball tournament the 55th playing of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open in Manhattan Beach, CA.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Olympic Beach Volleyball, April Ross, Beach Volleyball

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Age

Sharks may escape with one-month ban

Some of the Cronulla players accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs in 2011 could escape with a ban of as little as four weeks during the off season.


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Brandon Sun

Blind sailors playing key role on crews competing at disabled sailing championships

Jim Kerr says he hadn't imagined that sailing would be the way he renewed his career in international athletics after losing his eyesight.


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Copenhagen Post

Danish cycling gearing up after scorching summer

Michael Valgren's surprising triumph in Post Danmark Rundt over the weekend was the latest in a number of encouraging Danish successes this summer.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Lasse Norman Hansen, Davitamon - Lotto, Cycling


Olympic Medal Count

1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35