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1 hr ago | St. Cloud Times

Phelps falls to Lochte in final at first comeback meet

Michael Phelps returned to competitive swimming Thursday, XXX at a Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Ariz.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming, Swimming, Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones, Nathan Adrian, Takuro Fujii

5 hrs ago |

Sindhu, Gurusaidutt progress to Asian Championships quarters

Gimcheon , April 24 : P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt Thursday led India's charge into the singles quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships being held at the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium here.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Badminton, Jen Hao Hsu, Summer Olympic, Yeon-Ju Bae, Olympics, Eriko Hirose, Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta

9 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

According to police, a man was test driving a Porsche SUV at Coast to Coast Motors in Fishers when he suddenly took off, causing minor injuries to the sales person.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Bobsled, Lolo Jones, Winter Sports, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics

14 hrs ago |

DIVING: Rebecca back in London

CHELMSFORD'S Rebecca Gallantree simply cannot wait to return to the scene of her London 2012 exploits - but she admits it won't be the same without partner Alicia Blagg.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Diving, Summer Olympic, Rebecca Gallantree, Hannah Starling, Alicia Blagg

18 hrs ago |

Chelsea Jarvis has eyes on World Juniors and Rio 2016

ST HELENS middle distance runner Chelsea Jarvis insists last year's brush with international stardom has left her hungrier for more as she turns her attentions to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


Related Topix: Chris Hoy, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics

22 hrs ago |

Wayne Scanlan: Fire still burns for Patrick Chan

Canada's Patrick Chan reacts in the kiss and cry zone the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Patrick Chan, Olympic Figure Skating, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, More Sports, Figure Skating, Ice Skating, Competitive Skating

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Summer Olympic, Yannick Agnel, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming

The Washington Post

Rio official pledges transparent probe in slaying

Friends and neighbors of the late Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira pray before playing soccer in a plaza near the spot where Silva Pereira's body was found in the Pavao Pavaozinho slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Rafael, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Spice Girls to reunite; Van Halen working on new project

Reports are that Britain's Spice Girls, a worldwide pop sensation in the 1990's, will reunite for a lengthy residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, according to Britain's Daily Mail.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

SAILING: Four lead for Britain in Hyeres

BRITISH sailors made the most of a second day of perfect World Cup racing conditions in Hyeres, with four British boats at the top of the class standings at the end of the two-day qualifying series.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Luke Patience, Nick Dempsey, Olympic Sailing, Summer Olympic

This is Local London

Emotional Murray accepts honour

Tennis star Andy Murray is to receive the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.


Related Topix: Olympic Tennis, Olympics, Summer Olympic, Tennis, Andy Murray, More Sports, Tennis Players, Wimbledon


Rogers to race after cleared of doping

Australian Michael Rogers can race again after cycling's governing body accepted that the meat the former world time trial champion ate in China likely caused his positive doping test.


Related Topix: Sports, Michael Rogers, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Cycling, Quickstep

The Northern Echo

Road To Rio: Driscoll adds to her medal haul with double European success

FLYING HIGH: North-East trampolinist Kat Driscoll won a team gold and individual silver at the European Trampoline Championships in Portugal KAT DRISCOLL has cemented her status as Britain's greatest ever trampolinist by winning a team gold and individual silver at the European Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Portugal.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Maryna Kyiko, Olympic Gymnastics

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Clayton to fight for Canada in Belgrade

Boxer Custio Clayton speaks to a group of children about the importance of physical activity at Smokey Drive Elementary School in Lower Sackville on April 14. Olympian Custio Clayton of Dartmouth will be part of the Canadian elite men's boxing team at an international tournament beginning Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia.


Related Topix: Sports, Custio Clayton, Olympic Boxing, Summer Olympic, Olympics

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life. Time and time again he has proved the doubters wrong, setting the standard for Olympic achievement with his 18 gold medals.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming, Dara Torres, Swimming, Bob Bowman, Jason Lezak

Oxford Mail

Honouring the people giving back to society

THE tireless and selfless efforts of ten people in volunteer and community work will tonight be honoured by Oxford's Lord Mayor in a public ceremony.


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

ABC News

Splashy Plan for Pool in NYC's East River Unveiled

Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun.


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

South Wales Argus

Olympic champion Laura Trott to race in Monmouthshire

DOUBLE London Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott will be riding the roads of Monmouthshire this summer as she became the first major women's star to enter the 2014 British Cycling National Road and Time Trial Championships.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Olympic Athletics

Evening Times

Andy Murray "very grateful" to be honoured by university

Tennis star Andy Murray has said he feels "very grateful" to be receiving an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Andy Murray, Tennis, Wimbledon

WWWV-FM Charlottesville


THUNDERSTRUCK: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant reacts after a dunk late in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 21. Memphis won 111-105 in overtime.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Russell Westbrook, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon


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