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39 min ago | KMIZ
Special Olympic athletes in Missouri could soon have a training center to rival those of their U.S. Olympic team counterparts. The proposed Training for Life Campus would offer year-round training at a 44,000-square-foot athletics complex in Columbia.
4 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
If Oscar Pistorius manages to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and returns to the track, he can expect a cool reception from Paralympic organizers. The double-amputee runner from South Africa, who is awaiting next month's sentencing after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, faces anything from a suspended sentence and a fine to as much as 15 years in prison.
9 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon on Wednesday as the clock ticked down to Asia's biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales. Long queues formed at South Korea's Incheon airport two days ahead of the start of the Asian Games, an Olympic-size event with 36 sports, 45 countries and about 10,000 athletes.
13 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times
The Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist posed in the autumn/winter collection for the Adidas NEO label, for which he is UK ambassador. The 20-year-old sportsman, who is dating screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, had been on two series of ITV's celebrity diving show Splash!, mentoring celebrities to brave the board, but he is now focusing his attention on training to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
Half price: fans will be able to see Usain Bolt attempt to win a third Olympic 100m crown at Rio 2016 for fifty per cent less than the equivalent tickets cost in London two years ago. Photo: AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio 2016 Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with entry to the 100m final costing just half of what it did at London 2012.
Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal. India's Leander Paes during a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2014 - by Greg Wood The 41-year-old doubles specialist said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of greats such as US basketballer Michael Jordan and Brazilian footballer Pele by calling time while still at the top of his game.
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The U.S. was the three-time defending Olympic champion, but had become a mess of a basketball program. The Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team for the 2004 Olympics, nobody should have been surprised if they lost.
Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.
Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.
The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.
London: When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United there was an intense focus on his promised new formation but the Premier League club's rapid recruitment of big names means a dogmatic approach from the Dutchman is unlikely. Van Gaal exceeded expectations at the World Cup, leading the Netherlands to the semifinals with a system that featured three central defenders.
Young middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr will meet on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora bout on November 29. The undefeated rivals have swapped insults over the last couple of years and will now get the chance to sort out their differences in the ring. Saunders, who won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, will be defending his European title for the first time against Eubank Jnr, after taking it from Italian fighter Emanuele Blandamura in July, and he will be looking to improve his record to 21-0.
Alina Kabayeva, the Olympic gold gymnast whose relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is the subject of wide speculation, is resigning from her seat in the national parliament. Kabayeva, who won Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics in 2004, has been a member of the State Duma since 2007, representing United Russia, the party that is Putin's power base.
It was a case that captured the world - with millions tuning in to watch the dramatic courtroom events unfold on their television screens. A sports star at the height of his celebrity was accused of killing his partner in a violent frenzy.
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:04 pm
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