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3 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Thousands flood in ahead of Asian Games opening

Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon on Wednesday as the clock ticked down to Asia's biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales. Long queues formed at South Korea's Incheon airport two days ahead of the start of the Asian Games, an Olympic-size event with 36 sports, 45 countries and about 10,000 athletes.

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Related Topix: Park Tae-Hwan, Sports, Olympics, Swimming, Lin Dan, Olympic Badminton, Summer Olympics, Peimeng Zhang, Olympic Athletics

7 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Tom Daley models the Adidas range

The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist posed in the autumn/winter collection for the Adidas NEO label, for which he is UK ambassador. The 20-year-old sportsman, who is dating screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, had been on two series of ITV's celebrity diving show Splash!, mentoring celebrities to brave the board, but he is now focusing his attention on training to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

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Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tom Daley

10 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

No surrender for battler Jamie Wong

HK iron woman from the Guangzhou event says the fighting spirit that helped her overcome broken ribs and win silver in 2010 is still strong Iron woman Jamie Wong Wan-yiu has issued her battle cry - "no surrender" - as Hong Kong's cycling team hope to again deliver medals in Incheon. Four years ago, Wong won enormous respect at the Guangzhou Games when she broke ribs in a fall in the points race but soldiered on to claim the silver.

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

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Age

Rio 2016 organisers unveil 'affordable' tickets

Half price: fans will be able to see Usain Bolt attempt to win a third Olympic 100m crown at Rio 2016 for fifty per cent less than the equivalent tickets cost in London two years ago. Photo: AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio 2016 Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with entry to the 100m final costing just half of what it did at London 2012.

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

Suria

India tennis veteran Paes says wants to...

Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal. India's Leander Paes during a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2014 - by Greg Wood The 41-year-old doubles specialist said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of greats such as US basketballer Michael Jordan and Brazilian footballer Pele by calling time while still at the top of his game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Leander Paes, Olympic Tennis, More Sports, Radek Stepanek, US Open, Tennis, Australian Open

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Hoy, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Luke Patience, Olympic Sailing, Stuart Bithell

The Bennington Banner

USA continues to dominate in hoops

The U.S. was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for the 2004 Olympics, nobody should have been surprised if they lost.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Tony Parker, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Hindustan Times

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Boxing, Olympics, Mc Mary Kom, Summer Olympics, Vijender, Olympic Winter Games

Brandon Sun

Olympians and star athletes urging fans to reserve Pan Am tickets early

Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games. "These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympics, Wendel Clark, NHL Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.

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Related Topix: Sports, Diana Taurasi, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Sylvia Fowles

Marin Independent Journal

Oakland Soldiers set tone for college basketball recruiting in Bay Area

The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.

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

Times of Oman

English Premier League: Fluidity not formation likely to be Van Gaal's approach

London: When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United there was an intense focus on his promised new formation but the Premier League club's rapid recruitment of big names means a dogmatic approach from the Dutchman is unlikely. Van Gaal exceeded expectations at the World Cup, leading the Netherlands to the semifinals with a system that featured three central defenders.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Sky Sports

Rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr to clash in November

Young middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr will meet on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora bout on November 29. The undefeated rivals have swapped insults over the last couple of years and will now get the chance to sort out their differences in the ring. Saunders, who won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, will be defending his European title for the first time against Eubank Jnr, after taking it from Italian fighter Emanuele Blandamura in July, and he will be looking to improve his record to 21-0.

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ABC News

Gymnast Rumored Linked to Putin Leaves Parliament

Alina Kabayeva, the Olympic gold gymnast whose relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is the subject of wide speculation, is resigning from her seat in the national parliament. Kabayeva, who won Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics in 2004, has been a member of the State Duma since 2007, representing United Russia, the party that is Putin's power base.

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Related Topix: Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Washington Post

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and the rest of the NBA's best arrived in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. They sparked an interest in basketball that continues to impact the NBA -on and off the court.

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Related Topix: Dirk Nowitzki (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Twenty years later, Oscar Pistorius verdict mirrors OJ Simpson decision, victim's sister says

It was a case that captured the world - with millions tuning in to watch the dramatic courtroom events unfold on their television screens. A sports star at the height of his celebrity was accused of killing his partner in a violent frenzy.

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

CottageCountryNow.ca

Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal-Image1

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Roger Federer, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Fabio Fognini, Andre Agassi

WLNS-TV Lansing

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

14, 2014. MADRID - Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, James Harden, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

WLNS-TV Lansing

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Queens Park Rangers, Ander Herrera

Evesham Journal

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Tour of Britain 2014 race winner Dylan Van Baarle of Garmin-Sharp poses with second placed Micha Kwiatkowskii of Omega Pharma-Quickstep and third places Sir Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky after stage 8b of the 2014 Tour of Britain in The Peloton makes it's way down past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the final stage of the 2014 Tour of Britain in London. Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the race, the stage 8a 8.8-kilometre time-trial, before Marcel Kittel once again triumphed on British soil with a sprint victory over Mark Cavendish on Whitehall.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Cycling, Quickstep, Mark Cavendish, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin

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Olympic Medal Count

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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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