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  • Commonwealth Games organizers plan a massive explosion

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games will start with a bang -- a big bang -- as organizers have announced they will explode five nearby apartment buildings to kick off their opening ceremony. The violent demise of the crumbling, 30-story Red Road towers in...
  • Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson win temporary reprieves from suspensions

    Now that Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have won temporary reprieves in their doping cases, the Jamaican sprinters can look toward their national championships next week and, perhaps, the Commonwealth Games later this summer. Powell and Simpson were...
  • Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games

    Olympic committee ends India's suspension amid Winter Games
    MUMBAI, India -- Ending an embarrassing chapter in the annals of sport in this country, the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted a ban on India after corruption-tainted athletic officials were removed from their posts. It was the first time...
  • India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games

    MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice...
  • A year late, Crabbers' Tyquon Wilkins is showing his offensive skills

    A year late, Crabbers' Tyquon Wilkins is showing his offensive skills
    HAMPTON — Maybe it was a simple miscommunication. Looking back, Hampton coach Mike Smith prefers the word "mistake." It was last fall, at some point of another Crabbers' playoff season, when longtime assistant Danny Mitchell had a suggestion: Give...
  • Review: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a stirring bio of Milkha Singh

    Review: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is a stirring bio of Milkha Singh
    Longer than three hours, it's more marathon than sprint, but director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's epic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" (Run, Milkha, Run) — about India's legendary track-and-field star Milkha Singh, nicknamed "The Flying Sikh" — is often an...
  • Grafton and Jamestown share Bay Rivers All-Sports Trophy by edging Tabb and Lafayette

    Bay Rivers District athletic parity has received considerable ink over the years, but the 2011-12 school year was off-the-hook competitive. Consider: If only one of Tabb's or Lafayette's sports teams had finished a single place higher in the standings...
  • Community news: Glueck places first in Jamestown Sprint Triathlon

    Connie Glueck's first triathlon win couldn't have come at a better place — just down the road from her house in Williamsburg. "It was an awesome feeling crossing the finish line knowing that I was actually the first female," the 48-year-old...
  • Cameroon athletes disappear from Olympic Village

     
    Seven Cameroonian athletes have disappeared from the Olympic Village in London, a Cameroonian official said....