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1 hr ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

REVEALED! Why Usain Bolt chose athletics over cricket

Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cricket, India, West Indies, Usain Bolt, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Olympic Track And Field

5 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Manchester United show they mean business

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football's most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Falcao, Angel Di Maria, Abel Hernandez, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, Mohamed Diame

9 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

Athletes from a local gymnastics team break from training, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics

13 hrs ago | UTV

George Best treasures found in vault

The family of late footballing icon George Best say they want priceless memorabilia recently recovered from a bank vault in London to be displayed in a sporting museum in Northern Ireland.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. While expected to make a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Lauren Jackson, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, More Sports, Seattle Storm, WNBA Women's Basketball

The New Zealand Herald

Athletics: Victory for Walsh

New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has had the most significant result of his blossoming international career in the Croatian city of Zagreb this morning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tomasz Majewski, Reese Hoffa, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Christian Cantwell

South Wales Argus

QPR boss Harry Redknapp, left, has been reunited with Sandro

The 25-year-old worked with R's manager Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane and has now been reunited with his former boss in a deal Press Association Sport understands is worth A 10million.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Summer Olympic, Sandro, Olympics, Olympic Football, Niko Kranjcar, Steven Caulker

Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Liverpool have accepted an offer from QPR for striker Fabio Borini, pictured

The 25-year-old worked with R's manager Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane and has now been reunited with his former boss in a deal Press Association Sport understands is worth A 10million.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Jack Robinson, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, Summer Olympic, Sandro, Olympics, Olympic Football, Niko Kranjcar, Steven Caulker

Hampshire Chronicle

Zara back in saddle for world games

The Olympic medal-winner, who is the Queen's granddaughter, gave Britain a flying start at the World Equestrian Games in France as they looked to pin down a team medal, going clear with High Kingdom for 11th place individually.

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

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Neymar, Messi set up winner for Barcelona debutant

Substitute Sandro Ramirez, a Barca academy graduate, had been on the field only 12 minutes when he scored in a 1-0 victory at Villarreal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Olympic Football, Fernando Torres, Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard

The New Zealand Herald

Wlodarczyk's world record provides ISTAF highlight

Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Robert Harting, Richard Thompson, Kerron Stewart, Betty Heidler, Mekonnen Gebremedhin, Anita Wlodarczyk

This is Wiltshire

Meningitis survivor beats odds to cycle in Sainsbury's School Games

TEENAGE paracyclist Lauren Booth has been selected to compete at Sainsbury's 2014 School Games - a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympic Cycling, Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Sir Chris Hoy

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Home

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.

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Star-Telegram.com

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Anthony Davis

Suria

Spain's Marin stuns Li to win women's...

Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women's singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Carolina Marin, Olympic Badminton, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Xuerui Li, Yu Yang, Yang Yu, Sung Hyun Ko, Olympic Sailing, Xiaoli Wang

The Tribune

Wlodarczyk sets world record in women's hammer

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set a world record of 79.58 meters in women's hammer throw at the ISTAF athletics meet on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Anita Wlodarczyk, Betty Heidler

InsideHalton.com

Findlay returns to international competition

The Edmonton native finished 15th at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final on Saturday but was overwhelmed by the crowd's response to her return.

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Related Topix: Gwen Jorgensen, Sports, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Nicky Samuels, Andrea Hewitt, Triathlon, Outdoor Recreation

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova knocked out of U.S. Open

NEW YORK >> Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the U.S. Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Wimbledon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Petra Kvitova, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Mirjana Lucic, Simona Halep

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, John Isner, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Tommy Robredo (2008 Beijing Olympics)

The New Zealand Herald

US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.

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

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
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
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