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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • World champion Sprenger a Pan Pacs doubt for Australia

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - World 100 metres breaststroke champion Christian Sprenger is a doubt for this month's Pan Pacific Championships because of the shoulder injury that wrecked his Commonwealth Games. Sprenger was listed as "subject to fitness" when the...
  • Bolt again says could run until 2017 worlds

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world's fastest man had planned to retire...
  • Dominant Daley retains diving title

    GLASGOW, (Reuters) - England's Tom Daley retained his 10-metre platform diving title with a dominant display at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Daley, who won bronze in the same event at the London 2012 Olympics, produced a stunning performance to...
  • Michael Phelps to swim four events at U.S. championships

    The U.S. national swimming championships in Irvine next week will get some added star power with Michael Phelps planning to race in four events. Phelps is scheduled to enter the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual...
  • McCorory, off national title in 400 meters, will race in Edmonton International this weekend

    McCorory, off national title in 400 meters, will race in Edmonton International this weekend
    SACRAMENTO — While many of the top performers coming off last weekend's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships head to the European circuit, Francena McCorory is going north. The 25-year-old London 2012 Olympic 4x400 relay gold medalist,...
  • Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas

    Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas
    As he circled Buckingham Fountain on foot late last Sunday afternoon for the second of what should have been four times, when the sun was low enough to be right in his eyes, Lukas Verzbicas lifted his sunglasses and rested them atop his head. It...
  • 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...
  • World Cup: Germany-Brazil Match Scores Twitter, Facebook Records for Sports Chatter

    Germany's 7-1 trouncing of host country Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals Tuesday registered as the most-discussed sporting game ever on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets posted worldwide during the match, and generated record activity on...
  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man." In the...
  • Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia's swim team head into next month's showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth...
  • Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford

    Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford
    EAST HARTFORD — From Sao Paulo to Fenway Park, empirical analytics is everything in sports these days. So we don't need an opinion from Alex Morgan, we need a metric. Alex, on the scale of one to 10 — one being football is played only on...