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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon

    Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon
    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday. It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
  • Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA

     Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA
    In most ways, Derrick Rose's job with Team USA hasn't changed since Kevin Durant opted out of participating in the World Cup last week. "Derrick's role is easy to play," USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "Just get the ball and be Derrick. Be Derrick for...
  • Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships
    Swimmer Nathan Adrian describes sprinting as being catlike. You eat, take naps, and lounge all day. When it's time to flip the switch, you have to move fast. Apparently, the cats had a hard time waking up Wednesday night. In a slow race across the...
  • Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the team ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant told Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was “...
  • After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead

    After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead
    IRVINE, Calif. — If this year's Phillips 66 National Championships hold any enduring place in Michael Phelps' mind, he might remember them as a needed, albeit painful, slug of reality. Until the past week, Phelps had treated his four-month...
  • Phelps decides Aqua Sphere is a better fit than Speedo

    Aqua Sphere CEO Don Rockwell says he had no idea that Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, would come out of retirement when the swimming equipment manufacturer sought earlier this year to partner with him. Talk about added...
  • Michael Phelps' comeback tour continues in Irvine

    The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair. He has done...
  • 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...
  • In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy

    In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy
    When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near. Exactly how near was the question. Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup

    Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, citing rest as his top priority, has declared himself unavailable for the United States basketball team at this year's World Cup in Spain. Westbrook, 25, who won gold medals on the U.S. team at the 2010 World...
  • Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
    If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPNĀ ...