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3 hrs ago |

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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago | 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.


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

11 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago |

World's top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week's canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.


Related Topix: Olympic Canoe/Kayak, Sports, Olympics

16 hrs ago | Suria

Mayweather wins bad-tempered rematch...

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather ran his unbeaten streak to 47 straight fights by beating Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana by a unanimous decision in their bad-tempered rematch. Floyd Mayweather throws a right to the face of Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada - by Ethan Miller Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather ran his unbeaten streak to 47 straight fights by beating Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana by a unanimous decision in their bad-tempered rematch Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Welterweight Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Olympics, Middleweight Boxing

20 hrs ago | Richmond and Twickenham Times

Chessington's Montague tastes the difference at Sainsbury's Schools Games

Peak performance: Amelia Montague cleaned up at the 2014 Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester last week to the tune of two gold medals Picture: Press Association Chessington gymnast Amelia Montague admitted she exceeded her expectations and then some after winning two gold medals on debut at the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games earlier this month, writes Jonathan Green. The 13-year-old, who attends Epsom & Ewell High School, lit up the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester as she helped England to claim team gold before winning an individual title on the beam.


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

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Boxing - Brook's machete attack: 'So much blood spurting. I could see death'

British boxing world champion Kell Brook has spoken in detail about the horrific attack in which he was stabbed in the leg. Brook's life was saved by an operation following the brutal attack in Tenerife, which put him in hospital and left his career hanging in the balance.


Related Topix: Manny Pacquiao, Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Floyd Mayweather Jr


Bondarenko jumps to Continental Cup...

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko added the Continental Cup high jump title to his European and world crowns Saturday with a clearance of 2.37m, some distance off the 21-year-old world record of 2.45m held by Cuban legend Javier Sotomayor. Despite warm conditions but with an atmosphere deadened by a poorly-attended event, Bondarenko tried three times to clear 2.43m but failed on all attempts.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Bohdan Bondarenko, Ivan Ukhov, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Kariem Hussein, Renaud Lavillenie, Cornel Fredericks

Washington Times

US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible.


Related Topix: Sports, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Kevin Love, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

South End Standard

Echo's Athlete of the Month Sebastian Dickens breaks UK's all-time U13 shot put record

Sebastian Dickens with his prize for winning the Echo's Athlete of the Month competition, a pair of Skechers trainers from Runner's Edge A PRODIGIOUS young talent whose potential has been spotted by athletics legend Geoff Capes has won the Echo's Athlete of the Month competition for August. Sebastian Dickens, 13, from Southend, won the award after throwing a massive 13.74m shot putt at the Southend Open on Bank Holiday Monday.


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

Scotland and Quebec: Which is more like a country?

What makes a country? Government buildings? Cultural icons? Here's a quick comparison of Scotland and Quebec, as the former looks to a referendum on independence next week. Past autonomy: Scotland was a sovereign state during the Middle Ages.


Related Topix: Olympic Soccer

Sutton Guardian

Looking to the future: the new Epsom Athletics Academy

Epsom athletics and Team GB star Shona Richards was on hand at the home of Epsom & Ewell Harriers on Monday to launch the new Epsom Athletics Academy. Fresh from her two silver medals at the World Junior Championships, and a new national record in the 400m hurdles, Richards was invited by academy head coach Paul Andrews, whom she has known since her early athletic days as an U11 at Epsom & Ewell Harriers.


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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

In this Monday, Mar. 30, 2009 file photo, Sir Sean Connery attends the 7th Annual 'Dressed To Kilt' charity fashion show to kick off Tartan Week on Monday, Mar. 30, 2009 in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini, AP FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, Andy Murray of Britain gestures between points as he plays Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.


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

Los Angeles Times

Serbia beats France, will play U.S. for World Cup basketball title

Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France, 90-85, on Friday night. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by as much as 18, but Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers nearly brought the French all the way back, finishing with 35 points.


Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players


What would Scottish independence mean for Andy Murray and Scottish Olympic athletes?

Britain erupted in a frenzy of national fervour when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013. An agonizing 77-year wait for a home-grown men's champion had finally ended.


Related Topix: Chris Hoy, Sports, Olympic Canoe/Kayak, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Summer Olympics, Tennis Players, More Sports, Andy Murray, Tennis

Daily Echo

Southampton hero Dave Henson wins gold at the Invictus Games

SOUTHAMPTON'S David Henson admitted he could not wipe the smile off his face after playing a captain's role by storming to athletics gold at the inaugural Invictus Games in London. The 29-year-old has been a prominent figure in the lead up to the Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, and championed by Prince Harry, having been chosen as skipper of the British Armed Forces team.


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

Andover Advertiser

Murray to play in China Open

Britain's number one - currently in the unfamiliar position of being ranked outside the world's top 10 - will join the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and newly-crowned US Open winner Marin Cilic in Beijing from September 27 onwards. Murray has not played in the event since 2010 and will be keen to accrue the points he needs to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Tennis, China Open, Novak Djokovic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Rafael Nadal, US Open, Tennis Players

The Daily Beast

Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Runner Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, stood impassively in the dock, his hands folded in front of him, as Judge Thokozila Masipa delivered her verdict.


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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Wiltshire Times

Tour of Britain: Schools will be out in force to cheer cycling heroes

The Mead Primary School pupil Emily with her Go Britain Go flag and school mates Isabelle and Katie with Union flags made to welcome the Tour of Britain. Picture by Trevor Porter Hundreds of schoolchildren across Wiltshire will line the streets to welcome the Tour of Britain cyclists through the county tomorrow, with pupils going bike crazy ahead of the arrival of the race.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Mark Cavendish, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Cycling, Credit Agricole


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