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2 hrs ago | Suria

Spain out to upset under-manned US in...

Hosts Spain and the rest of the field must believe they finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off on Saturday.


Related Topix: Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Kobe Bryant, Serge Ibaka, Rudy Fernandez

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

'Mary Kom' is my guru dakshina on Teachers' Day: Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra hopes that her portrayal of M C Mary Kom in a biopic would prove to be a milestone in her film career.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Boxing, Olympics, Mc Mary Kom, Summer Olympics

Clapp said Pan Ams changed Canadian baseball

When Stubby Clapp hit his bases-loaded single in the 11th inning against the United States at the 1999 Pan American Games, it launched Canada into the medal round and put the country's baseball program on the map.


Related Topix: Jimmy Van Ostrand, Sports, Olympics

Wiltshire Times

Wiltshire Big Wheel offers chance to ride part of Tour of Britain route

Cyclists get the chance to ride part of the route of the Tour of Britain in Wiltshire, just days before Sir Bradley Wiggins and other stars of world cycling race through the county.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Cycling, Credit Agricole

Sweetland peaking for triathlon's Grand Final

There was a time when Kirsten Sweetland didn't believe the saying 'You get out of something what you put into it.'


Related Topix: Gwen Jorgensen, Sports, Paula Findlay, Olympic Triathlon, Olympics, Kyle Jones, Summer Olympics, Javier Gomez, Triathlon, Outdoor Recreation

Raonic, Bouchard advance at U.S. Open

Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard reached the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday, earning tough night-time victories in swirling wind against dangerous opponents.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Milos Raonic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Wimbledon, Sorana Cirstea


Pacquiao eyeing World Peace for his hoop team

Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture - professional basketball.


Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Manny Pacquiao, Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, NBA Players

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

Gazette Series

James Dasaolu clocked 10.06 seconds to come third in the 100 metres event

European champion James Dasaolu claimed several notable scalps as he pitted his wits against the world's best over 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday night.


Related Topix: Sports, James Dasaolu, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Richard Thompson, Tyson Gay, Veronica Campbell-Brown

The Austin Chronicle

Soccer Watch

The Texas Longhorns got their first goal of the 2014 season from none other than junior goalkeeper Abby Smith , who curled home a 45-yard free kick 25 minutes into the season opener against Arizona State on Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Football

Daily Monitor

Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer -- plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam Kyoto Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Usain Bolt, Summer Olympics

Swindon Advertiser

Swimming gold medallist dives in for open day

SWINDON swimming star Jazz Carlin will be showing off her medals at the Link Centre's annual open day on Saturday.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Ice Skating, Winter Sports

The New Zealand Herald

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games the Americans winning both and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.


Related Topix: Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Nicolas Batum, Tiago Splitter, Serge Ibaka, Pau Gasol

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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.


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

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.


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


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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.


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


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