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3 hrs ago | Courier News

LETTER: Flood, Rutgers deliver for Special OlympicsLETTER: Flood,...

LETTER: Flood, Rutgers deliver for Special Olympics Group grateful for support from school, football program Check out this story on Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood , whose sister is mentally handicapped, will serve as honorary coach at the Special Olympics New Jersey's Summer Games Friday in ... (more)


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7 hrs ago | Gazette Series

James Dasaolu clocked 10.06 seconds to come third in the 100 metres event

European champion James Dasaolu claimed several notable scalps as he pitted his wits against the world's best over 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday night.


Related Topix: Sports, James Dasaolu, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Richard Thompson, Tyson Gay, Veronica Campbell-Brown

11 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

Soccer Watch

The Texas Longhorns got their first goal of the 2014 season from none other than junior goalkeeper Abby Smith , who curled home a 45-yard free kick 25 minutes into the season opener against Arizona State on Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Megan Rapinoe, Summer Olympic, Hope Solo, Olympics, Olympic Football

15 hrs ago | Mashable

Surf Legend Laird Hamilton 'Shoots the Pier' on Huge Hurricane Wave

Laird Hamilton is a surfing legend and legends never die - even, apparently when they tempt fate on massive waves before a beach full of gobsmacked onlookers.


Related Topix: Surfing, Outdoor Recreation, Sports, Usain Bolt, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Mixed Martial Arts, Gabriel Gonzaga, Halima Hachlaf, Michael Tinsley, Jehue Gordon

19 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer -- plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam Kyoto Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Usain Bolt, Summer Olympic

23 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games the Americans winning both and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.


Related Topix: Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Olympic Basketball, Nicolas Batum, Tiago Splitter, Serge Ibaka, Pau Gasol

Yesterday | This is Wiltshire

Swimming gold medallist dives in for open day

SWINDON swimming star Jazz Carlin will be showing off her medals at the Link Centre's annual open day on Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Ice Skating, Winter Sports

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

U.S. Open: Atherton's CiCi Bellis enjoying the attention

The 15-year-old Bellis was seemingly everywhere in the media world Wednesday, one day after she upset the world's 13th-ranked player in the first round.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Mikhail Youzhny, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Max Mirnyi, Mike Bryan, Olympic Tennis

The Washington Post

Cameroon's Eto'o retires from internationals

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London.


Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Cameroon World Cup, Summer Olympic, Samuel Eto'o, Sports, Olympics

Croydon Guardian

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

The 6ft9 basketball star's Deng Camp at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre helped the elite top 50 British basketballers while his newly launched Deng Academy is attached to the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton to help youngsters with the sport and education.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics)



A group of players from the U.S. women's national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer's big event in Canada.


Related Topix: Sports, Abby Wambach, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, Carli Lloyd, Sydney Leroux, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

Sutton Guardian

Missed out: Henry Choong finished 11th in the Youth Olympic Games pentathlon

A medal might have eluded Whitgift School pupil Henry Choong at the Youth Olympic Games, but the modern pentathlon starlet insists he will be better for his Nanjing adventure.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Modern Pentathlon, Summer Olympic, Swimming, Olympic Swimming

Sutton Guardian

Rooney feels the tiredness in his legs in Birmingham

Martyn Rooney admitted he had surprised himself after he battled fatigue to finish third in the 400m at the at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

LeBron James, Kevin Love forged friendship at London Olympics

When he introduced Kevin Love to Cleveland on Tuesday, Cavs General Manager David Griffin called it a culmination of 18 months of trade negotiations.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Miami Heat

The Globe and Mail

Manchester United humiliated by MK Dons in League Cup

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, centre, and assistant manager Ryan Giggs, left, watch from the bench during their League Cup soccer match against Milton Keynes Dons at stadiummk in Milton Keynes, north of London August 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Ryan Giggs, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, World Soccer, More Sports, Milton Keynes Dons


U.S. socks Slovenia in final tune-up for FIBA

Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Anthony Davis, Olympic Basketball, Serge Ibaka, Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol

YOG 2014: Injury a dampener for flag-bearer Jonathan

A week before heading out to Nanjing for the Youth Olympic Games, the 17-year-old felt a strain to his right tricep, which he further strained during training.


Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic, Swimming

The New Zealand Herald

Athletics: Unstoppable Adams makes it 55 wins on the trot

New Zealand's shot put aces continue to provide a significant presence on the world stage, after another strong weekend's work in Europe.


Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Whiting, Summer Olympic, David Storl, Valerie Adams, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Cleopatra Borel, Mo Farah


China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

Taishan Dong works with coach John Bray at the Glendale Fighting Club, north of Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Zhang Zhilei, Sports, Olympic Boxing, Olympics, Zhilei Zhang, Yao Ming (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

Former Trumpington Lance Corporal on target for gold at inaugural Invictus Games

Prince Harry prepares to stop a speech from blowing away during the announcement of the130-strong British team for the Invictus Games in Potters Field Park, London.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Swimming


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