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2 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Child savours special silver

Eilidh Child hailed one of the greatest days of her life as the poster girl of the Commonwealth Games landed silver in the 400 metres hurdles.


Related Topix: Sports, Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

7 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

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FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, watches a return to Shahar Peer of Israel during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.


Related Topix: Sports, Caroline Wozniacki, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Tennis, Shahar Peer, Wimbledon

11 hrs ago | The Tribune

'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.


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

15 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Sierra Leone cyclist in Ebola scare

Health authorities have played down an Ebola scare at the Commonwealth Games after it emerged a Sierra Leone athlete was tested for the killer virus.


Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tom Daley

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Warriors star Stephen Curry enjoys the brotherhood of playing for Team USA

Brotherhood, chemistry and camaraderie. Those three words have been used repeatedly during the U.S. basketball team's first four days of practice.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wrote Handwritten Love Notes While Apart

Not long ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were working on projects on two different continents: Pitt was shooting Fury in London while Jolie was directing Unbroken in Australia.


Related Topix: Brad Pitt, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Ledbury Reporter

Vicky Holland bags England gold in triathlon relay

The ex-Newent Community School pupil, 28, joined Alistair Brownlee, Jonny Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson in a dominant win ahead of South Africa.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Triathlon, Olympics, Vicky Holland, Summer Olympics, Jonny Brownlee, Alistair Brownlee

Nothin' but Net: Predicting the USA World Cup roster

The biggest news stemming from USA Basketball's summer practice is more about who left, or never came, than it is who is in the red, white and blue practice jerseys.


Related Topix: Michael Redd (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Andre Iguodala, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players

French wrestler Steeve Guenot risks 2-year ban

The French wrestling federation says Guenot failed to give required details of his whereabouts, which resulted in a warning, and was twice absent from his house for out-of-competition tests, when he had previously indicated he would be there.


Related Topix: Sports, Steeve Guenot, Olympic Wrestling, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Sunday Herald

Australia athletics coach sent home after outspoken attack on Olympic sprint hurdles champion Pearson

Athletics Australia's British head coach Eric Hollingsworth has been sent home from the Commonwealth Games after his outspoken attack on Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson.


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

Hampshire Chronicle

Bolt criticism would be shame - Hoy

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy has said it would be "a shame" if sprint superstar Usain Bolt had criticised the Commonwealth Games.


Related Topix: Chris Hoy, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Sir Chris Hoy, Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics, Michael Rimmer, Olympic Diving, Jack Laugher

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Kyrie Irving Focused On USA Basketball

Kyrie Irving is excited about playing with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant

News Observer

WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve

In this July 4, 2013 file photo, Sabine Lisicki of Germany serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their Women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.


Related Topix: Sports, Sabine Lisicki, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Tennis, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic

Washington Times

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, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

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, Christian Reif, Oscar Pistorius, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics


Kirani James stars as track and field...

Grenada's Olympic champion Kirani James will start as the hot favourite in a star-studded men's 400 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Sports, Renny Quow, Chris Brown, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Martyn Rooney, Jarrin Solomon, Summer Olympics, Swimming

Evesham trio gain national honours

EVESHAM'S Liam Tustin has been selected to row in the Great Britain eight at the Junior World Championships in Hamburg.


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

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, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Laura Weightman, Andrew Riley, Hansle Parchment

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, Becky Downie, Olympics, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics, Louis Smith


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