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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • High-school swimmers to see Olympians up close

    High-school swimmers to see Olympians up close
    Montverde Academy freshman Katie Schorr will go to school at the pool this week. She will be joined by several of the area's top high-school swimmers who will get the rare opportunity to compete in the same meet as Olympians at the Arena Pro Swim Series...
  • Hope Solo act may be wearing thin with U.S. Soccer

    Hope Solo act may be wearing thin with U.S. Soccer
    The U.S. women's soccer team is in Europe this week for a pair of friendlies, readying for the start of the World Cup in four months. Who will be the American goalkeeper in that tournament is an open question. Hope Solo, at 33, is still considered one...
  • Q&A with 2-time Olympian Jenny (Barringer) Simpson

    Q&A with 2-time Olympian Jenny (Barringer) Simpson
    With a sunny disposition that would have put a children's television show host to shame, Jenny Simpson smiles frequently — and not because she is a two-time Olympian, former world champion in the 1,500 meters and a world-class athlete. She was...
  • DePaul's Doug Bruno going back to Olympics

    Doug Bruno will once again be on the bench at the Olympics. USA Basketball announced Monday that the DePaul coach will return as an assistant to Connecticut's Geno Auriemma for the 2016 Rio Summer Games. The U.S. women already have qualified for Rio...
  • UConn's Byron Jones Sets NFL Combine Record In Broad Jump

    UConn's Byron Jones Sets NFL Combine Record In Broad Jump
    Let the record show that Byron Jones was no more or no less humble than he has always been. The former UConn cornerback and captain from New Britain set the record in the broad jump at the NFL combine with what is believed to be a world-record leap of 12...
  • Cavs Rout Knicks As Smith, Shumpert Return To Garden

    Cavs Rout Knicks As Smith, Shumpert Return To Garden
    NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. "That was beautiful, that was special,"...
  • UConn Women's Insider: Abrosimova Brought Magic To Storrs

    UConn Women's Insider: Abrosimova Brought Magic To Storrs
    Now back in Moscow, busier than ever, Svetlana Abrosimova remains a social media maven. She checks in with the world as often as time allows. So it did not surprise her to learn that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the precocious three-point shooter from...
  • 3 Russian Olympic champion race walkers banned for doping

    3 Russian Olympic champion race walkers banned for doping
    MOSCOW -- Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday. Bans of three years and two months were handed to Olympic champion Sergei Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina, as well as...
  • Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday

    Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday
    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...