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  1. Sky Blue FC players face different paths to Rio OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Once A Metro

    Sky Blue and United States player Kelley O'Hara goes for the ball against a Haiti defender during the match at Legion Field. - Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Sky Blue FC is lucky to list among it's roster players who also pull double duty and play for the United States, Costa Rican and Australian national teams.

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  2. Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil, and public health officials' concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant.

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  3. U.S. womena s soccer avoids distractions during Olympic qualifying in North TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... and isn't much of a distraction as the national team begins competing for chance to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Gold medals the U.S. has won in women's soccer: 2012 in London, 2008 in Beijing, 2004 in Athens and 1996 in ...

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  4. NoteworthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Albany Times Union

    FEBRUARY 23: Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals poses for a portrait at Space Coast Stadium during photo day on February 23, 2014 in Viera, Florida. ORG XMIT: 461756183 less VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals poses for a portrait at Space Coast Stadium during photo day on February 23, 2014 in Viera, Florida.

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  5. Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Brandon Sun

    ... by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their fists to the sky after winning gold and bronze at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Several people applauded her embracing the history of black activism and of her own identity. Her new song "Formation," ...

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  6. American star Evie Stevens to attempt world hour recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Star Tribune

    Evelyn Stevens, shown winning the 2010 Stillwater Criterium. She will attempt to break the world hour record later this month at the recently renovated velodrome at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs.

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  7. Ahmad Shah Massoud's spy chief leads a different battle - in GuwahatiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Indian Express

    When Lieutenant General Mohammad Zahir Aghbar was part of a resistance force involved in anti-Russian operations in Afghanistan, he was perhaps the only commander who could pursue a sport. That was a perk extended to the former intelligence chief who was part of the inner circle of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the military commander who led the fight against the Russians and later the Taliban.

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  8. 5 boxers to watch for during 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    Vasyl Lomachenko celebrates ninth round technical knockout over Gamalier Rodriguez in their WBO featherweight championship boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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  9. BOA remain committed to sending two football teams to 2020 Olympics in TokyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Daily Mail

    The British Olympic Association has vowed to continue its efforts to send two Great Britain football teams to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo BOA chief executive Bill Sweeney believes it's their 'duty' to seek to resolve the disagreements in time to form and qualify teams to go to Japan Hopes of forming men's and women's sides for Rio were dashed following opposition from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland The British Olympic Association has vowed to continue its efforts to send two Great Britain football teams to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Hopes of reaching an agreement to form men's and women's sides for Rio this summer were dashed following opposition from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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  10. Kelly: Cancelling the Rio Olympics over Zika seems unlikely - for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Globe and Mail

    A sign of the Rio 2016 Olympics in front of dancers during the opening ceremony on the first day of parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 7. A sign of the Rio 2016 Olympics in front of dancers during the opening ceremony on the first day of parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 7. In late January, the United States Olympic Committee told its member bodies that any American athlete sufficiently worried about contracting Zika virus in Brazil should not go to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. No one should attend "if they don't feel comfortable going.

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  11. Welsford shows he's ready for higher cycling honoursRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Yahoo!

    Rising WA cyclist Sam Welsford still has a lot of work to do before earning a spot in the Olympic squad. But WAIS coach Clay Worthington believes the 20-year-old's performance at last week's track national championships sent a message that he's ready if the national selectors pick him.

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  12. Khloe Kardashian and James Harden: Is It Over?!?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Hollywood Gossip

    Like the NBA world championship hopes of the Houston Rockets this season, the relationship between Khloe Kardashian and James Harden appears to be over. "She dumped him weeks ago," a source actually tells the tabloid of Khloe, who went public with Harden in July.

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  13. Olympic Qualifier: Canadian women's soccer, young and driven read commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | CBC News

    From left, Team Canada's Nichelle Prince, Jessie Fleming, Rebecca Quinn and Kadeisha Buchanan are on the team vying for an Olympic berth in Houston, Texas at CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. It is a big week for the Canadian women's soccer team as they make their way to Houston, Texas, for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament .

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  14. Canadian allocation to NWSL revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    After two seasons in England with Notts County Ladies FC, Canadian international Desiree Scott is headed to the U.S. Midwest and FC Kansas City. The Winnipeg midfielder known as The Destroyer is one of six newly allocated Canadians - among the 11 in total - in the National Women's Soccer League in 2016.

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  15. Resilient Dunn shoots for a trip to RioRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, United States' Crystal Dunn passes the ball during the US Women's World Cup victory tour against Haiti in Birmingham, Ala.

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  16. Portugal wrinkles its nose at UK's EU dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Newsday

    Joanna Pedro twists her hair in her hands, visibly upset at the idea that the British Prime Minister wants to cut benefits to people from her country who work in Britain. She is a Portuguese nurse and worked in the UK for four years.

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  17. Is golf a preserve of only the corporates?Read the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Daily Monitor

    Many people are of the view that golf is a game for rich people. Darren Allan Kyeyune explores why corporates engage in the game and how golf makes business sense.

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  18. Derrick Goold: Cuba" s Gourriel brothers will attempt leap to majorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Erie Times News

    ST. LOUIS "" The "oeif" that hovers around the best Cuban baseball players has now become a "oewhen," so when Cuban infielder Lourdes Gourriel Jr. scores his dramatic offer let it be remembered that one of the first Major League Baseball representatives to scout him in Cuba was a pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. Lourdes and his brother Yulieski Gourriel left the Cuban national team after this past weekend" s Caribbean Series and have defected, according to reports.

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  19. SEASPAR Participant Receives State AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Patch.com

    Downers Grove, IL - At the Illinois Association of Park Districts Annual Meeting in Chicago on Jan. 30, Chairman Diane Main presented the association's 2016 Chairman's Award to SEASPAR participant Michele Forzley to recognize her personal achievements and community service. Forzley, a Westmont resident, began participating in SEASPAR programming in the year 2000 at the age of 14. A dedicated athlete, Forzley has been involved in a variety of SEASPAR's Special Olympics sports over the years, including basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, softball, and volleyball.

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  20. Nick Willis admits London flagbearer fanfare proved a distractionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Dominion Post

    Veteran track star Nick Willis says he has learned to ignore what's being said about him after his experience as New Zealand's flagbearer at the London Olympics. The 32-year-old was honoured to be selected as New Zealand team captain at the London Games in 2012.

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