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1 hr ago | Edmonton Journal

MacKinnon: Triathlon helps Edmonton hit its stride as a sports host city

From women's soccer and basketball to elite track and field to a pro cycling road race, Edmonton has hit an impressive stride as a summer sports host city, and the 2014 World Triathlon Series Grand Final swam, rode and ran at a pace equal to or greater than any of those events.


Related Topix: Gwen Jorgensen, Sports, Paula Findlay, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Alistair Brownlee, Triathlon, Outdoor Recreation

18 hrs ago | KWTX

Good Morning

Good morning, it's Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Texas High School Sports, High School Sports, Summer Olympic, Swimming

22 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Today in History: Aug. 31, 2014

On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in some 70 deaths.


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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Washington Post

RB Demps, S Wright among Buccaneers final cuts

Coach Lovie Smith trimmed the roster to the 53-player limit Saturday, releasing Wright and defensive lineman Ronald Talley and waiving Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka and four other players.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Kafka, NFL Players, New England Patriots, Summer Olympic

Connecticut Post

Huddle leads strong women's field for New Haven 20K

The city of New Haven will be packed with runners Monday morning as thousands of race enthusiasts converge near the Green for the 37th annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race.


Related Topix: Blake Russell, Summer Olympic, Deena Kastor

The New Zealand Herald

Football: New Zealand's date with oasis

The All Whites will this week train at Qatar's billion-dollar Aspire Academy favoured by many of the world's top clubs A Parnell housing development, a World Cup-winning captain and Middle Eastern ambition has led to the All Whites training in "space-age" facilities this week.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Langley Times

'An opportunity to make a direct impact'

Special Olympics in Langley have been providing persons with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievements by enabling positive sports experiences for many years now.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sports, Swimming

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Photo shows Ray Ewry with his Olympic Gold medal.

A ceremony was held Friday at Jefferson High School in Lafayette to celebrate the renaming of a stretch of the highway in West Lafayette.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Burbank Leader

Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

Since it inducted its first class in 2008, the Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame has had a long and illustrious group of former athletes, coaches, teams and administrators to choose from.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Georgetown Times

A jump of faith

Eileen Keithly/South Strand News Toronto King stands holding his national standing long jump plaque with his coach at left, Darlene Priest, and at right, Desmond Phillips, track and field coordinator for the Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Department.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic

DNA India

About 15 disciplines face axe from Asiad if Sports Authority of India has its way

First came the news that the Indian Olympic Association sent a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games.


Redmond Reporter

Speedy Debu sets age-group world records for 10K run; Cretu competes...

Following a 46-minute, 49-second Railroad Days 10K fun run performance on Aug. 16 in Snoqualmie, the Redmond 8-year-old notched her second world record.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic


Wife Of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy Harris. She said that Sylvia Harris died Thursday after being taken to a hospital.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic

The Washington Post

No. 13 LSU expects big jump from DE Hunter

In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley is hit by LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga.


Related Topix: Evan Washington, Sports, LSU Tigers NCAA Football, Louisiana State University NCAA, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Football, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics

The Washington Post

Allen's speed gives him an edge at WR for Oregon

In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen, front left, and Texas A&M's Wayne Davis II reach for the finish line during the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships on, in Eugene, Ore.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, University of Oregon NCAA, NCAA Sports, Oregon Ducks NCAA Football, NCAA Football

The Orlando Sentinel

FSU and Oklahoma State both feature 'Olympic speed'

FSU fields four athletes starting DBs Jalen Ramsey and Ronald Darby and WR John Franklin and Kermit Whitfield who were on the school's track and field roster, although Darby and Whitfield did not participate in any events this spring.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic

The Citizen

Aitken Places Sixth in Youth Olympics - Aug. 28

Londesborough-area track and field athlete Lexia SAitken placed sixth in the women's 400-metre hurdles A Final on Monday at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic


Chinese sport is about more than national pride

Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon in 2012. The annual race is regarded as one of the most challenging in the world.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RMU sets '14 Hall class

Robert Morris announced its 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class, a group headlined by basketball player Tony Lee and hockey player Brianne McLaughlin.


Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Brianne McLaughlin (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Sports, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Summer Olympic

Pepin Tabs Cappos as New Throws Coach

Lincoln On Wednesday morning Nebraska track and field Head Coach Gary Pepin announced that Scott Cappos has joined the Husker staff as the team's throws coach.



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