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2 hrs ago |

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, Olympics, Summer Olympics

7 hrs ago | LongmontFYI

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, Sports, Kara Goucher, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Derrick Rose's 'confidence level is through the roof'

In this artificial city where hope can disappear as easily as coins in a slot machine, a man of substance is working to regain his magic.


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

Sporting Life

Gemili secures silver

Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the absence of his training partner Usain Bolt to blaze to the Commonwealth 100 metres title in Glasgow as England's Adam Gemili took silver.


Related Topix: Sports, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt, Adam Gemili, Yohan Blake, Blessing Okagbare, James Dasaolu

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, Allyson Felix, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Lexington Herald-Leader

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, Olympics, Summer 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: Olympic Baseball, Sports, Olympics, Summer 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, Summer Olympics, Andrew Selby

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, Summer Olympics, Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic Triathlon, Vicky Holland, Javier Gomez

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Congleton Guardian

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, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Swimming, Olympic Athletics, Adam Gemili, Adam Cox, Nicola Adams, Olympic Boxing

The State

Lawrence Okoye preparing for the NFL

That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish. The rugby player turned track and field athlete turned football player has been accepted to the prestigious English educational institution, where he intends to study law, and has a spot reserved until 2017.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Lawrence Okoye, NFL Players, Olympic Track And Field, Chris Cook, Aaron Lynch, Marcus Martin

The Island Packet

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Chants of "Vin-cen-zo!" rang across the famed avenue for the Sicilian, who dominated the race nearly from the start three weeks ago and on Sunday became the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race since Marco Pantani in 1998.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Tour de France, Cycling, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Alberto Contador, Bradley Wiggins, Tejay Van Garderen

This is Wiltshire

Commonwealth Games: Record-breaker Carlin storms into 800m final

JAZZ Carlin will go into tomorrow evening's women's 800m freestyle final off the back of setting a new Commonwealth Games record today.


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

This is Wiltshire

Commonwealth Games: Talbot's got a Common goal

The Trowbridge Tornado goes into the Commonwealth Games in the form of his life, just weeks after becoming the British 200m champion, and the 23-year-old has his sights set on conjuring up some medal magic in Glasgow.


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

Rock Hill Herald

Siblings: Great Falls teen who drowned at state park a stepped upa after dad killed in hit-and-run

He became more "mature" than the rest of the Great Falls teenagers Jasmine Cohen, Coleman's 18-year-old sister, said she's met.


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

Hindustan Times

CWG 2014 Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold Anisa Sayyed silver

Rahi Sarnobat won gold and Anisa Sayyed silver to take India's medal haul from shooting on Saturday to five after clinching the top two spots in the women's 25-metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Shooting, Summer Olympics, Rahi Sarnobat, Lalita Yauhleuskaya

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

US team claims 3 golds on Day 5 at world juniors

Little, who fell while competiting at the world juniors in 2012 in Barcelona, got her redemption with a winning run of 55.66 seconds.


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


Smith takes gold for England

Zoe Smith got the better of Welsh veteran Michaela Breeze to claim gold in the women's 58kg weightlifting in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Zoe Smith, Sports, Olympic Weightlifting, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Michaela Breeze

WLBT-TV Jackson

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France with another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Tour de France, Cycling, Tony Martin, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Tejay Van Garderen

Rock Hill Herald

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers


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