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1 hr ago | Daily Journal

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

Pauley Pavilion, UCLA's storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood.


Related Topix: Tyler Trapani, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball

4 hrs ago | Daily Journal

German federation drops amputee jumper from team

Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.


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

8 hrs ago | News Observer

Ex-Virginia swim coach now Gamecocks assistant

Bernardino's Cavaliers dominated the ACC, winning 27 titles from 1978-2013. But Bernardino and Virginia parted ways last year, a split that still stings the longtime coach.


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

12 hrs ago |

Early Team USA take on Derrick Rose: 'Phenomenal'

"He was phenomenal and he was too," USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "He hasn't held anything back."


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Congleton Guardian

England earn gymnastics double gold

England's men and women secured gold as Scotland's men claimed their first Commonwealth Games team gymnastics medal by taking silver in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Sports, Sam Oldham, Hannah Whelan, Summer Olympic, Becky Downie, Olympics, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock, Olympic Gymnastics, Louis Smith

Congleton Guardian

Weightman joy after surprise silver

Laura Weightman was on cloud nine after she gatecrashed an expected Kenyan one-two in the 1500 metres to land her maiden major championship medal on a night of five England silvers at a raucous Hampden Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Laura Weightman, Andrew Riley, Hansle Parchment

Hampshire Chronicle

Turner devastated by Glasgow exit

A "devastated" Andy Turner, the defending 110 metres hurdles champion, admitted he was ready to call time on his career after crashing out in the heats at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Andy Turner, Greg Rutherford


Ryan Lochte shows off 10,000-calorie meal

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.


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

The Modesto Bee

Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Catharine Pendrel, Olympics, Emily Batty

Hampshire Chronicle

Weightlifting rocked by failed test

The future of weightlifting as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games programme has again been thrown into doubt after Nigerian 53kg gold medallist Chika Amalaha tested positive for drugs.


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


CU Buffs track and field: Jenny Simpson embraces Emma Coburn's success

From left, Jenny Simpson, former star runner at the University of Colorado, and Emma Coburn, who came up behind Simpson at CU and recently broke Simpson's American record, practice in Boulder on Friday.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic, Sports, Kara Goucher, Olympic Athletics, Olympics

Merced Sun-Star

Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

He was 25. Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said Lawrence was traveling along Interstate 75 about 1:40 a.m. when a tire blew out.


Related Topix: Sports, David Oliver, Summer Olympic, Allyson Felix, Olympic Athletics, Olympics

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Bailey-Cole fills Bolt void, as Aussies...

Kemar Bailey-Cole maintained Jamaica's 100m men's supremacy in the absence of illustrious teammate Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games on Monday, but Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare spoiled their hopes of a sprint double.


Related Topix: Sports, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Usain Bolt, Blessing Okagbare, Sultana Frizell, Adam Gemili

Red Bluff Daily News

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

Edwards bemoans Commonwealth Games exit at the hands of Scotland's "golden boy"

Charlie Edwards' Commonwealth Games boxing adventure lasted just three rounds after a second round defeat to Scotland's Reece McFadden - much to his dissatisfaction.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Boxing, Andrew Selby, Summer Olympic

The State

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Some liken it to a sewer. The water is filthy after years of untreated waste being poured into the enclosed bay, a mess officials say will take at least a decade to fix.


Related Topix: Sports, Nico Delle Karth, Nikolaus Resch, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Sailing, Sailing News, Swimming

Kentucky basketball legend Wah Wah Jones, 88, dies

Anderson Laws and Jones funeral home in Harlan, Kentucky, confirmed that it will handle services for Jones, who died Sunday at 88. He was the last survivor of the Wildcats' "Fabulous Five" that won the 1948 national championship.


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

Hampshire Chronicle

Brownlee shelves track ambitions

The 26-year-old added double Commonwealth Games gold to his Olympic gold, two world titles and three European crowns and is arguably the best triathlete of all time.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympic, Vicky Holland, Javier Gomez

Sun Jul 27, 2014

York Press

Royal support for Games competitors

Commonwealth competitors will get a royal reception today as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to watch the action at Glasgow 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Hannah Miley, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Swimming, Olympic Athletics, Adam Gemili, Adam Cox, Nicola Adams, Olympic Boxing

Bulls' Rose ready for USA Basketball

Rose on Monday will be one of 18 players at USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Sports, Russell Westbrook, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Doug McDermott, NBA Players, Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard


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