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12 min ago | Richmond and Twickenham Times

Adolphe steps into the professional ring with promises of excitement for all boxing fans

New pro Louis Adolphe says fight fans can expect excitement from him when he makes his long-awaited pro-debut next week.


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

Sun Jul 13, 2014

ABC News

Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay in Interview

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.


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

The Daily Record

Sprint cyclist Ellie Richardson opens heart on close call with death in horror road accident

ELLIE is delighted to be back on her bike again after the accident as she prepares to compete at the Commonwealth Games.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Victoria Pendleton, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew clash after wins in Liverpool

CEFN Fforest ace Nathan Cleverly won his second fight at cruiserweight before a verbal sparring session with bitter rival Tony Bellew at ringside.


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

Argentina fans dream about World Cup trophy

Argentina last played in a World Cup final in 1990, when it lost to West Germany.


Related Topix: Lionel Messi, Diego

The News-Press

Carmelo Anthony to stay with Knicks on 5-year contract

Carmelo Anthony to stay with Knicks on 5-year contract Carmelo Anthony, one of the best scorers in the NBA, made his decision in free agency.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton, Amar'e Stoudemire, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final

As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Lionel Messi, Diego, Neymar, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Sat Jul 12, 2014

World Cup final features best team versus best player

After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup.


Related Topix: Lionel Messi, Sports, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Key 103

Joshua triumphs on Liverpool bill

Joshua, who won super-heavyweight gold at the London 2012 Olympics, turned pro last year and has now put together six straight victories, all inside two rounds.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, David Price, Summer Olympics

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

World Cup: Netherlands defeats Brazil

This was certainly the case for Brazil Saturday as the World Cup hosts suffered further embarrassment after the Netherlands triumphed 3-0 in the third place playoff match in Brasilia.


Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Brazil World Cup, Sports, Neymar, Olympics, Oscar, Thiago Silva, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, David Luiz

Lexington Herald-Leader

Reports: Ian Thorpe to reveal he is gay

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.


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

Bellingham Herald

5 high- and lowlights of most memorable World Cup

In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a U.S. soccer fan pretends that Uruguay's soccer striker Luis Suarez is biting him as he takes a selfie next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez near Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Related Topix: Sports, Neymar, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Luis Suarez, Marcelo, Otman Bakkal

Northern Michigan News

Brownlees 1st, 3rd in Hamburg triathlon

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee won his first world series triathlon of the year with a late sprint to head off Vincent Luis of France by two seconds on Saturday.


Related Topix: Vincent Luis, Sports, Olympic Triathlon, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez, Swimming

National Public Radio

Tennis Hall Opens Doors For Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport remembers picking up a tennis racket as a child and the feeling that came with the ease of a powerful return.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Lindsay Davenport (2008 Beijing Olympics), US Open, Tennis, Lindsay Davenport, Golf, U.S. Women's Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open

Northern Michigan News

5 things to watch as Cavs bring in LeBron James

LeBron James' decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar, cold-weather American city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami.


Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs

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

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


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