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3 hrs ago | WQXI-AM Atlanta

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

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7 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.


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12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Olympians and star athletes urging fans to reserve Pan Am tickets early

Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games. "These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.


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16 hrs ago |

US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.


Related Topix: Sports, Diana Taurasi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Sylvia Fowles

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Oakland Soldiers set tone for college basketball recruiting in Bay Area

The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.


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Times of Oman

English Premier League: Fluidity not formation likely to be Van Gaal's approach

London: When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United there was an intense focus on his promised new formation but the Premier League club's rapid recruitment of big names means a dogmatic approach from the Dutchman is unlikely. Van Gaal exceeded expectations at the World Cup, leading the Netherlands to the semifinals with a system that featured three central defenders.


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Regina Leader Post

Twenty years later, Oscar Pistorius verdict mirrors OJ Simpson decision, victim's sister says

It was a case that captured the world - with millions tuning in to watch the dramatic courtroom events unfold on their television screens. A sports star at the height of his celebrity was accused of killing his partner in a violent frenzy.


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CBS Atlanta

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

14, 2014. With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.


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WQXI-AM Atlanta

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and the rest of the NBA's best arrived in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. They sparked an interest in basketball that continues to impact the NBA - on and off the court.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.


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Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal-Image1

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.


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WLBT-TV Jackson

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.

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Joshua continues perfect start

Anthony Joshua continued his perfect start to the professional ranks by stopping Konstantin Airich in three rounds at the Manchester Arena. The Olympic super heavyweight champion sent the experienced Kazah crashing to the canvas twice in the third round to claim his eighth straight knockout in as many fights.


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Enfield Independent

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Holland's Dylan van Baarle clung to his overall lead ahead of the concluding criterium race in Westminster. Van Baarle had a 19-second advantage ahead of the first of two stages on the eighth and final day after soaring into the yellow jersey on Saturday's seventh stage to Brighton.


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Bondarenko jumps to Continental Cup...

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko added the Continental Cup high jump title to his European and world crowns Saturday with a clearance of 2.37m, some distance off the 21-year-old world record of 2.45m held by Cuban legend Javier Sotomayor. Despite warm conditions but with an atmosphere deadened by a poorly-attended event, Bondarenko tried three times to clear 2.43m but failed on all attempts.


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Richmond and Twickenham Times

Chessington's Montague tastes the difference at Sainsbury's Schools Games

Peak performance: Amelia Montague cleaned up at the 2014 Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester last week to the tune of two gold medals Picture: Press Association Chessington gymnast Amelia Montague admitted she exceeded her expectations and then some after winning two gold medals on debut at the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games earlier this month, writes Jonathan Green. The 13-year-old, who attends Epsom & Ewell High School, lit up the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester as she helped England to claim team gold before winning an individual title on the beam.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Echo

Boat show welcomes thousands aboard for 2014

THE ribbons were cut, the gates opened and thousands poured into Mayflower Park to get their first glimpse of this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show. Crowds gathered to watch as Matt Baker left the sofa of The One Show to help Olympic sailor Iain Percy OBE sail tall ship Phoenix into the marina, launching the 46th incarnation of the annual show.


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Washington Times

US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible.


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The Wichita Eagle

Today in History: Highlights from Sept. 13

On Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812, British naval forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore but were driven back by American defenders in a battle that lasted until the following morning.


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USA Today

Switzerland leads Italy 2-0 in Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 , 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than 18,000 at Palexpo indoor arena.


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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