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4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

U.S. Open: Atherton's CiCi Bellis enjoying the attention

The 15-year-old Bellis was seemingly everywhere in the media world Wednesday, one day after she upset the world's 13th-ranked player in the first round.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Mikhail Youzhny, Olympics, Max Mirnyi, Summer Olympics, Mike Bryan, Olympic Tennis

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Cameroon's Eto'o retires from internationals

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London.

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Related Topix: FIFA Soccer World Cup, Cameroon World Cup, Samuel Eto'o, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics

12 hrs ago | KCTV5

Fmr boxing champion Taylor accused of shooting cousin

Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed.

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Related Topix: Peng Shuai (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Peng Shuai, Tennis, Agnieszka Radwanska, Sloane Stephens, Josh Gordon, NFL Players, Johanna Larsson

16 hrs ago | Richmond and Twickenham Times

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

The 6ft9 basketball star's Deng Camp at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre helped the elite top 50 British basketballers while his newly launched Deng Academy is attached to the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton to help youngsters with the sport and education.

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Related Topix: Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics)

20 hrs ago | Sutton Guardian

Missed out: Henry Choong finished 11th in the Youth Olympic Games pentathlon

A medal might have eluded Whitgift School pupil Henry Choong at the Youth Olympic Games, but the modern pentathlon starlet insists he will be better for his Nanjing adventure.

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

Yesterday | Richmond and Twickenham Times

Rooney feels the tiredness in his legs in Birmingham

Martyn Rooney admitted he had surprised himself after he battled fatigue to finish third in the 400m at the at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Martyn Rooney, Summer Olympics, Kirani James

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Manny Pacquiao, Olympics

Ananova

Wednesday at the US Open

Maria Sharapova will hope for a smooth passage through to the third round when she plays Alexandra Dulgheru at the US Open on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Maria Sharapova, Tennis, Alexandra Dulgheru, Maria Kirilenko, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng Shuai (2008 Beijing Olympics)

ABC News

Davis, US Beat Slovenia in Basketball Exhibition

Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt.

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Related Topix: Sports, Serge Ibaka, Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Marc Gasol, Anthony Davis, Olympic Basketball

NewsOK.com

Rio Olympics gets 1st qualified athletes

Almost two years before the 2016 Summer Olympics starts, the first competitors have qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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

Norwalk Citizen News

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, reacts after scoring against Elche during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lionel Messi, Sports, Soccer Players, Sergio Aguero, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Arjen Robben

WGBH

China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

Taishan Dong works with coach John Bray at the Glendale Fighting Club, north of Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Zhang Zhilei, Sports, Olympic Boxing, Olympics, Zhilei Zhang, Summer Olympics, Yao Ming (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Mashable

Matthew McConaughey Learns No One Is Safe From a Chris Bosh Photobomb

Chris Bosh is not the NBA's MVP on the court, but he is the league's unquestioned photobombing champion.

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Related Topix: Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Algieri believes his jab evens Pacquiao odds

Confident and unbeaten, WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri believes his strong jab can nullify the speed and power of boxing great Manny Pacquiao and propel the New Yorker to legendary status.

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Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Manny Pacquiao

TheCourier.com

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

In this March 2, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant yells at referee Dick Bavetta as he calls a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Players, Charles Barkley

The Montreal Gazette

Wozniak makes early exit from U.S. Open

Sharon Fichman of Toronto and Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., were eliminated just an hour into Monday's first-round action at the last Grand Slam of the year.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Sharon Fichman, Olympics, Aleksandra Wozniak, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Agnieszka Radwanska, Tennis Players

Streatham Guardian

Record breaker Farah targets double world title defence

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah marked his twin daughters' second birthday by breaking Steve Ovett's 36-year British record over two miles in Sunday's Sainsbury's Grand Prix, writes Sacha Clayton.

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

Highlands Today

Serena chasing major title No. 18 Williams looking to repeat at U.S. Open

Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Olympic Fencing, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Olympics, Na Li, Andy Murray, Summer Olympics, Rafael Nadal, Olympic Tennis

Graham Leader

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Katie Ledecky had just wiped almost six seconds off her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle to win her fifth gold medal of the Pan Pacific championships, rounding off a phenomenal season of competition.

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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

The most decorated swimmer in history had completed his first meet in international competition since coming out of retirement by helping the United States win the medley relay Sunday, the last event of the Pan Pacific championships.

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Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Bob Bowman, Kosuke Hagino, Nathan Adrian, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming

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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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