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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Fans made to wait a little bit longer for World Cup tickets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rugby supporters hoping to purchase tickets for next year's World Cup had to wait that little bit longer on Friday when the website selling the much-heralded tickets left many of them with a frozen screen. Tickets for the tournament in...
  • Scottish independence would redefine landscape

    LONDON (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don't live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK." Ah, but what happens if that family...
  • Toronto Showcases Wide Range of Asian Films

    More than any festival outside the Asian region, Toronto serves up the widest range of contemporary Asian cinema each year. The festival can perhaps thank the city's multi-cultural makeup: Toronto has significant Indian and East Asian populations. And...
  • South Korea shooter Jin wins world title, breaks record

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean...
  • Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires from MLL

    Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires from MLL
    Major League Lacrosse Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires Denver Outlaws defenseman Lee Zink, an 11-year Major League Lacrosse veteran and the MLL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, informed the club that he intends to retire. Zink...
  • USA Adds Taurasi, Dupree, Says Delle Donne Will Not Play

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ ||    USA Basketball has added both Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree of the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury to its roster as it prepares for the 2014 FIBA World Championship later...
  • World 100m champion Magnussen splits with coach

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - World 100 meters freestyle champion swimmer James Magnussen is gambling on a new coach taking him to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after parting ways with his long-time mentor Brant Best. The 23-year-old Australian...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away

    Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away
    The Internet and social media has long facilitated challenges.  From the chug a gallon of milk challenge to the cinnamon challenge, social media trends daring us to do some questionable and down right idiotic things have come and gone, as with any...
  • Dawn Branch Works presents 'Variations'

     Dawn Branch Works presents 'Variations'
    Dawn Branch Works presents "Variations," a performance of contemporary-dance works featuring special guests and a sneak peek of new work developed by the company's artistic director, Dawn Branch. "Variations" includes a silent auction and wine...
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Women front and center of Japan's Asian Games team

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team's top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women's sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of...