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50 min ago | Washington Times

Sprinter Gatlin still tripped up by checkered past

Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry - he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate - in quite some time.


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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Detroit News

Body found in Belleville Lake in search for missing swimmer

Authorities have recovered a body late Thursday morning from Belleville Lake as part of their search for a young man who disappeared while swimming Wednesday night, according to authorities.


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


Carter wins 100 in Stockholm; Felix wins 200

Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday.


Related Topix: Sports, Nesta Carter, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Keston Bledman, Queen Harrison, Reese Hoffa, Allyson Felix

Essexcounty Standard

Jennings savours his Wimbledon experience

Colchester Officers' Tennis Club coach Leon Jennings says he enjoyed making his Wimbledon debut - despite bowing out at the first hurdle.


Related Topix: Sports, Wimbledon, Tennis, More Sports, Olympic Tennis, Olympics, Summer Olympic

FA probes Mackay's 'sexist and racist' texts as Cardiff submit dossier

Cardiff have submitted a dossier regarding the conduct of former manager Malky Mackay and former head of recruitment Iain Moody to the Football Association, the governing body has confirmed.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football

Athletics: Silver for Blake in Swansea

PAUL Blake admits he's inspired by his rivalry with Russian Evgenii Shvetcov - even if he can't speak to him about it.


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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Brandon Sun

Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong to receive Olympic bronze from 2008 Games

Dylan Armstrong of Canada throws in the finals of Shot Put competition at the Olympic Games in London on Friday August 3, 2012.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic, Dylan Armstrong, Olympic Athletics, Andrei Mikhnevich


Today in History: August 20

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

The Indianapolis Star

Top gymnast breaks ankle, out of worlds, nationals

Broken ankle takes Rachel Gowey out of worlds, nationals Des Moines' Rachel Gowey breaks ankle in training, will miss nationals, world championships Check out this story on Rachel Gowey, one of the top young American gymnasts, will miss the U.S. nationals and worlds after breaking her ankle Wednesday.


Related Topix: Shawn Johnson, Sports, Kyla Ross, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Martha Karolyi

KATC-TV Lafayette

Today in History for August 20, 2014

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

The Age

Australia's Opals enjoy clean sweep of Belarus

MINSK Australia's women have completed a clean sweep of their two-game basketball series with Belarus with 76-60 victory in Minsk.


Related Topix: Sports, Liz Cambage, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, More Sports, New York Liberty, WNBA Women's Basketball

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Michael Phelps, Swimming


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.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

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


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