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1 hr ago | Daily Echo

HAMPSHIRE enjoyed some impressive results in the UK Sportshall Finals in Manchester.

They won the under-13 girls team prize, while Southampton AC's Ellie Hodgson was the under-15 winner competing as an individual.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Fremont sprinter, 80, still moving -- and winning -- at her own pace

Sprinter Irene Obera has racked up so many victories for so long, it appears she might be outracing life's toughest competitor: aging.

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Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field

Bournemouth Echo

Swimming: Lelliott boosts Commonwealth Games hopes

SWIM Bournemouth's Jay Lelliott staked his claim for Commonwealth Games selection with a stunning British Championships performance that saw him leapfrog all but one of his domestic rivals.

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

Sunday Herald

Badminton: can Scots upset English, Malaysian dominance?

Put into context, that is the equivalent of a Ferrari Enzo supercar coming towards you at top speed a through the air.

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Related Topix: Sports, Lin Dan, Olympic Badminton, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Hereford Times

Madley pupils' gymnastics success

GYMNASTS from Madley Primary School have celebrated individual and team success competing at the Forest of Dean Gymnastic Schools competition on March 22. Their hard work paid off with an assortment of medals, top scorer trophies in ability groups and the overall highest score, bringing home the winners' shield.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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KAZR-FM Des Moines

Phelpsa s return to swimming shrugged off by fellow Olympians

The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.

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Related Topix: Dara Torres, Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte

Evening Times

Tom Daley told to curb sweet tooth ahead of Games

Tom Daley has been told to lay off his favourite foods as he attempts to get back to the very top of world diving.

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Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tom Daley, David Boudia, Bo Qiu

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion

Michael King, president of King Sports, watches the weigh-in for Wednesday's inaugural "Boxing at Baker" at the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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

The Advocate

Hondo should be Ohio's 5th starter

In a recent column I asked readers to send me a fifth. No bourbon, vodka or scotch were involved.

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Related Topix: Sports, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Michael Redd (2008 Beijing Olympics), NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, High School Basketball, Ohio High School Basketball News, Jared Sullinger, NBA Players

Northern Michigan News

CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

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Contra Costa Times

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike became the top overall pick in the WNBA draft Monday, two years after sister Nneka was taken first by the Los Angeles Sparks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of North Carolina NCAA, Kayla Pedersen, Natasha Howard

Iol.co.za

Another Jamaican banned for doping

Jamaican high jumper Damar Robinson has been handed a one-year ban for doping in the latest blow to the country's athletics programme.

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Related Topix: Asafa Powell, Sports, Sherone Simpson, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Allison Randall

CBS Atlanta

Olympic great Michael Phelps to swim again

Authorities say a storm packing powerful straight-line winds has overturned up to 30 campers in the coastal Mississippi community of Gautier.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Dara Torres, Summer Olympics, Swimming, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon

Mon Apr 14, 2014

This is Wiltshire

SWIMMING: Record-breaker Carlin shines in Glasgow

JAZZ Carlin set the fastest 800m freestyle time in the world this year as she stormed to gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships this evening.

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Cleveland.com

Three dead at Kansas City Jewish facilities; woman admits killing six newborns; 71 dead in Nigerian bombing: U.S. and World News Links

A 73-year-old southwest Missouri man with a long history of anti-Semitism is suspected of killing two people outside Overland Park's Jewish Community Center and then a third at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility.

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KKTX Corpus Christi

Trending Now: No more team workouts for Clowney

The MMQB.com: Jadeveon Clowney won't take part in anymore private workouts for teams for fear of injuring himself prior to next month's NFL Draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Joe Dumars, NBA Players

CBS Local

Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Prosecutor: Pistorius 'tailoring' his account of shooting

Oscar Pistorius is "tailoring" his account of the events surrounding the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday at the murder trial for the South African sprinter.

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Iol.co.za

Wiggins vows to earn Tour place

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Tour de France, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Cycling, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Niki Terpstra, Flanders, Fabian Cancellara

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
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
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