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  • Kyle Bennett dies at 33; Olympic BMX cyclist

    Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett, the first bicycle motocross rider to qualify for the three-person United States men's team when the sport made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, died Sunday in a car accident in eastern Texas. He was 33....
  • It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second

    It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second
    One hundredth of a second. It is an interval the naked eye can’t see, one the mind can’t really wrap itself around, yet one that can make the difference between an Olympic medal and the worst place of all: fourth. That happened to two...
  • Aquatic club coach out after allegation of misconduct revealed

    A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national...
  • U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances. American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and...
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  • Forced evictions on rise in China, Amnesty says in new report

     
    BEIJING -- Forced evictions are accelerating in China, leading to violent disturbances and deaths, a new report by Amnesty International asserted Thursday. The human-rights group said it had collected reports on more than 40 cases in which people...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    Tyson Gay, the reigning U.S. sprint champion at 100 and 200 meters, has tested positive for a banned substance, he said Sunday in Amsterdam. Gay, the American record-holder in the 100, will not compete in the world championships next month in Moscow...
  • Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships

    Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships
    MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game. The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
  • In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role

    In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role
    SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on. Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
  • Saturday's local roundup: Tides win on Robinson's walk-off home run

    Baseball: International League: Trayvon Robinson’s solo home run with one out in the ninth inning gave Norfolk a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Bisons (29-25) before 7,117 at Harbor Park. The Tides (34-22) had lost their two previous games to fall...
  • Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners

    Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners
    An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...