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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

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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


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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


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.


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