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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Olympic champion Muffat retires

An Olympic champion in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games, Camille Muffat of France is retiring from competition at the age of 24. Muffat was also a runner-up in the 200-meter freestyle and won a bronze medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay two years ago.


Related Topix: Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Camille Muffat

5 hrs ago | The State

Doping probe launched into Russian walkers

The suspension of several athletes in Russia's dominant race-walking team has drawn an investigation by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Jared Tallent, Olympic Athletics, Summer Olympics, Elena Lashmanova, Vladimir Kanaykin

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Fresh Blake injury fears after pulling up in race

Yohan Blake experienced a setback on his return to full fitness Friday, pulling up during the 100 meters at the Glasgow Grand Prix, stumbling to the track and leaving in a wheelchair.


Related Topix: Sports, Yohan Blake, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Reese Hoffa, Olympic Track And Field

Inside Bay Area

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala will not participate in USA Basketball national team training for the FIBA World Cup while recovering from a procedure on his right knee, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Andre Iguodala, NBA Players, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, David Lee, Klay Thompson

Courier News

LeBron returns to Cleveland: What you need to know

NBA superstar LeBron James announced Friday he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade

Sanchez keen to link-up with Ozil

"With Ozil in the squad Arsenal was to winning the league title . I hope I can make a contribution so we can win as many titles as possible," Sanchez said on the club's official website,


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Cesc Fabregas, Olympics, Ahmed Fathi, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Daily Times

Nine previous finals featuring Argentina, Germany : July 11, 2014,

Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other.


Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Germany World Cup, Diego

The Washington Post

Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill to retire

Snowsill won the 2008 Beijing Olympic triathlon, won gold at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and is a three-time world champion.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Emma Snowsill, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympics

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

A defeat for Argentina would be historic: Never has a European team been crowned champion on this side of the Atlantic.


Related Topix: Argentina World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Lionel Messi, Sports, Soccer Players, Neymar, Diego, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics


Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet on June 20. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Ryan Lochte

Thursday Magnet

Georgia's hat trick of sparkling silver

Eden's super-fish swimmer Georgia Caldwell has been at it again. Georgia qualified to race in seven events at the NSW Country Swimming Championships held over the weekend.


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

Merced Sun-Star

5 things about the Tour de France 6th stage

This Champagne-Ardenne region is all too familiar with determined, healthy young men who understand sacrifice: This was a major battleground of the First World War, and the race is paying tribute in many ways to those who died in it.


Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Andre Greipel, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Lance Armstrong, Discovery Channel

Lexington Herald-Leader

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic gets married

In this Sunday July 6, 2014 file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tennis, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Roger Federer


Luis Suarez's appeal for biting rejected

He may be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, but it looks like Luis Suarez won't be returning to football action anytime soon after FIFA upheld his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil.


Related Topix: Sports, Luis Suarez, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, Branislav Ivanovic, Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo

Messi on the road to greatness

Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game's greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final.


Related Topix: Sports, Lionel Messi, Soccer Players, Diego, Angel di Maria

Wandsworth Guardian

The women of Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club go marching on.

Winner: Hercules Wimbledon's Alison Murray led the women's charge at the fourth Rosenheim League Eastern Division match of the season They emerged winners of the fourth Rosenheim League Eastern Division match of the season at Battersea Park, where they held off a strong challenge from rivals Belgrave Harriers.


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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

I'll give Bellew a proper beating next time, blasts Nathan Cleverly

CEFN Fforest boxing star Nathan Cleverly knows that beating Alejandro Valori on Saturday night will lead to a massive British grudge rematch with Tony Bellew - and he's certain he'll beat his bitter Liverpool foe again.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Boxing, Summer Olympics, Luke Campbell

News Observer

Bryant says he'd welcome Scott and Anthony

At least that's how the All-Star guard presented things at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, where Bryant is hosting his annual youth basketball camp.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Carmelo Anthony

De La Hoya reflects on his career

In this May 17, 2004 file photo, Oscar De La Hoya speaks to the media at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, Calif., before leaving for Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Manny Pacquiao, Sports, Olympics, Boxing, More Sports

The Gaston Gazette

Today in History: The Distinguished Service Cross was established by an Act of Congress

In 1540, England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Fred, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming


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