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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps to enter treatment program

    Michael Phelps to enter treatment program
    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is taking time away from swimming to enter a six-week, in-patient treatment program following his arrest last Tuesday on a drunken driving charge for the second time. In a statement posted Sunday to his social...
  • Phelps Suspended Six months, Will Miss 2015 Worlds

    USA Swimming announced Monday it has suspended Michael Phelps for six months as a result of his second arrest for drunk driving. The federation's action came a day after Phelps announced he was stepping away from swimming to enter what his...
  • What they say about parkrun

    LONDON (Reuters) - What people have said about parkrun, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 4. Hugh Brasher, race director of the London Marathon, which has direct links with parkrun: "We support parkrun because it is about the grass roots of...
  • Mavericks' Aminu knows Ebola's reach

    DALLAS Al-Farouq Aminu had a trip to Africa to participate in a basketball camp canceled in June because of fears from the Ebola outbreak. Given the concern over the spread of the potentially fatal virus, Aminu is glad the camp was canceled. The...
  • U.S. names 20-woman roster for World Cup qualifying

    U.S. names 20-woman roster for World Cup qualifying
    A number of familiar names are on the 20-player roster U.S. women's soccer Coach Jill Ellis has called up for this month's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Fourteen of the 20 women named participated in qualifying for the 2012 Olympics while 11...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • 76ers' Noel says he is ready to play again

    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Tuesday wasn't just another day for Nerlens Noel. After sitting out his rookie season while he rehabilitated a torn ACL, Noel was a full participant on the first day of training camp at Richard Stockton College. "It...
  • Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving a second time

    Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving a second time
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Baltimore, charged for the second time in 10 years with drunken driving. The charge comes five months after the record-setting Olympian's return to competition. Phelps, 29, was stopped for speeding just...
  • Lawsuit brought by sprinter Gay's ex-coach may go to arbitration

    (Reuters) - A defamation lawsuit brought by sprinter Tyson Gay's ex-coach that claims the coach was falsely accused of supplying the athlete with performance-enhancing drugs has been put on hold until an arbitrator decides if the case should go to...
  • Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius's conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday. Double amputee...
  • Swimmer Michael Phelps apologizes after arrest on DUI charges

    Swimmer Michael Phelps apologizes after arrest on DUI charges
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Baltimore, charged for the second time in 10 years with drunken driving. The charge comes five months after the record-setting Olympian's return to competition. Phelps, 29, was stopped for speeding just...