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1 hr ago | 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, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, More Sports, New York Liberty, WNBA Women's Basketball

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

5 hrs ago | The Tribune

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, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Swimming, Kosuke Hagino, Ryan Lochte

Tue Aug 19, 2014


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, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Washington Times

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Kevin Durant says he needed a break this summer, though withdrawing from the U.S. national team was "definitely tough."


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

Hampshire Chronicle

Britain bag triple gold 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, Olympics, Summer 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, Summer Olympics, Max Salminen, 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, Summer Olympics, Olympic Equestrian, William Fox - Pitt

Croydon Guardian

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 Olympics

(UPDATED) Swimming: Lelliott claims 400m freestyle bronze at Euros

PORTLAND swimmer Jay Lelliott has won his first major international medal, claiming a bronze at the European Championships in Germany.


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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KATC-TV Lafayette

Today in History for August 18, 2014

Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.


Related Topix: Paul Hamm, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics

The New Zealand Herald

Youth Olympics: Hawkes Bay teen takes bronze

Bobbi Gichard of New Zealand poses for a photo after taking the bronze medal of the women's 100m backstroke final of the Youth Olympics.


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


Former Giants RB Wilson jumps into track

Former New York Giants running back David Wilson wants to get his athletics career back on track by pursuing the Olympics.


Related Topix: Sports, David Wilson, NFL Players, Virginia Polytechnic Institute NCAA, NCAA Sports, Virginia Tech Hokies NCAA Football, NCAA Football, NFL Football, New York Giants, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

BBC News

Lifeboat rescues kayaker from sea

A kayaker who fell into the sea off the coast at North Berwick in East Lothian has been rescued by a lifeboat crew.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Andy Murray, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Wimbledon, Tennis, Lynsey Sharp, Olympic Athletics, Eilidh Child

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Olympic wrestler accused of poaching tame deer with bow and arrow at car dealership

Police in Colorado Springs say a man is facing charges for allegedly hunting deer at a Lexus dealership.


Related Topix: Sports, Dremiel Byers, Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross make history in Manhattan Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate to win the countryþÄôs most prestigious and longest-running beach volleyball tournament the 55th playing of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open in Manhattan Beach, CA.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Olympic Beach Volleyball, Summer Olympics, April Ross, Beach Volleyball


Gold for relay quartets

Britain’s relay teams won a total of three gold medals on a record-breaking day for the country at the European Athletics Championships.


Related Topix: Sports, James Dasaolu, Margaret Adeoye, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Martyn Rooney, Jodie Williams, Mo Farah, Summer Olympics, Adam Gemili

Brandon Sun

Blind sailors playing key role on crews competing at disabled sailing championships

Jim Kerr says he hadn't imagined that sailing would be the way he renewed his career in international athletics after losing his eyesight.


Related Topix: Sailing News, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Modern Pentathlon

15-year-old Windle wins men's 10-meter title

Windle, who doesn't turn 16 until November, convincingly won the men's 10-meter title with 527.8 points Sunday to cap the final day of the U.S. national diving championships.


Related Topix: Ariel Rittenhouse


Mekhissi redeems himself with 1500m title

French athletics badboy Mahiedine Mekhissi won the European outdoor 1500 metres title on Sunday to make up for the disappointment of being disqualified after winning the 3000m steeplechase on Thursday.


Related Topix: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

Bolt cruised to victory on the four-lane track at Leme beach, easily beating Mark Lewis-Francis of Great Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States.


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


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