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Wiggins leads England into final

Sir Bradley Wiggins will race for gold on his track cycling return this evening, with England facing off against favourites Australia in the team pursuit final at the Commonwealth Games.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Jack Bobridge, Shane Perkins, Glenn O'Shea, Alex Edmondson, Sir Chris Hoy

4 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

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Stage winner Poland's Rafal Majka, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 124.5 kilometers with start in Saint-Gaudens and finish in Saint-Lary, France, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali

8 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

Holmes: Games can be launchpad

Dame Kelly Holmes believes the Commonwealth Games is an important platform for athletes who are targeting Olympic success at Rio and has backed up-and-coming British talents to break through in Glasgow.


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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBS Local

Cities To Meet With USOC About 2024

Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

Hampshire Chronicle

Bale sees the strength of Spain

Bale spent six years at Tottenham before he moved to Real Madrid for a world-record fee of A 85.3million.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Toni Kroos, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Luis Suarez, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football

Salisbury Journal

Varnish: Much more depth now

Jessica Varnish has warned there will be no 'face' of British cycling emerging from the Commonwealth Games, with the overall standard too high for one or two superstars to dominate.


Related Topix: Jason Kenny, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Victoria Pendleton, Summer Olympic, Anna Meares, Olympics, Ethan Mitchell, Steven Burke, Sir Chris Hoy

Northern Michigan News

Brazil looking for medal 'bounce' in Rio Olympics

Brazil hopes to nearly double its medal total for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, following the pattern of recent Olympic host nations Britain and China.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

Salisbury Journal

I'm racing to win again - Jonny

Freed from the pressure of maintaining a remarkable podium streak, Jonny Brownlee has vowed to take the race to brother Alistair in Thursday's Commonwealth Games triathlon.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Jonny Brownlee, Richard Murray, Swimming

Washington Times

LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.


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

Enfield Independent

Adeoye looking to build speed ahead of Commonwealth Games

Enfield and Haringey's Margaret Adeoye says she has been looking to build her speed ahead of the Commonwealth Games Margaret Adeoye insists it is now all systems go for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games after recording a morale-boosting victory at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.


Related Topix: Sports, Margaret Adeoye, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Bianca Knight

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Brandon Sun

Canada's flag bearer Nattrass will soak up every moment of opening ceremonies

When Susan Nattrass walks into a competition venue these days, she pauses to take a good look around, and composes a mental picture.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Soccer, Olympic Field Hockey, Sports, Olympics, Olympic Shooting

Salisbury Journal

A 11bn deals target achieved early

A four-year target of raising A 11 billion for the UK economy from deals signed during the London Olympics has been surpassed two years early, the Prime Minister has announced.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

Bellingham Herald

Bond, James Bond: Moore makes pre-Games appearance

Former 007 Roger Moore, a UNICEF ambassador, was on hand Tuesday to add a touch of James Bond to the occasion.


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WQXI-AM Atlanta

As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Sports, Michael Rogers, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Cycling, Quickstep, Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay Van Garderen, Alberto Contador

Real confirm Rodriguez signing

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.


Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Luis Suarez, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich

ATHLETICS: Blake earns GB selection for Euros

The Dorchester athlete will compete in both the T36 100m and 400m as he looks for his first ever gold medal at European level.


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

Eugene hosts IAAF World Junior championships

In this June 13, 2014, photo, Baylor's Trayvon Bromell points skyward before the start of the men's 100 meters at the NCAA track and field championships, in Eugene, Ore.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Allyson Felix, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Walter Dix

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

LeBron James begins tour of China

The Cleveland Cavaliers' star was greeted by pianist Lang Lang at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing in front of hundreds of basketball fans.


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

This is Wiltshire

Modern Pentathlon champion spurs on Chippenham students

The 28-year-old Team GB Olympian, who trains in Bath, gave an inspirational talk on how perseverance was the key quality that helped her overcome setbacks and, in Rome in 2012, win the world title in the event that comprises pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horseriding and running.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Modern Pentathlon, Summer Olympic, Olympic Track And Field

Sporting Life

Mark Cavendish suffered a nasty crash in the Tour de France

The 29-year-old crashed on the opening stage of the 3,664-kilometre race two weeks ago, forcing him to pull out of the event and he will also miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Mark Cavendish, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Cycling, Quickstep


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