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6 min ago | 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

Click Orlando

Ryan Lochte shows off 10,000-calorie meal

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.


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


Royals joined by Bolt on tour of athletes' village

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as they toured the athletes' village in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Sports, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Georgia Davies, Olympic Swimming, Swimming

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


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.


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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.


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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.


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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