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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Rudisha equals world leading time in Diamond League

    LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion David Rudisha equalled the best time in the world this year as he won the 800 metres at the Glasgow Diamond League meeting on Saturday. Rudisha, who is still recovering from a knee injury that cut short his 2013...
  • Mentor among new roles for LeBron with Cavs

    Last year Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett felt all the pressure. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. When he failed to meet the expectations, much of the burden fell upon him. He felt he would have to shoulder more of the load...
  • Factbox: LeBron James returning to Cleveland

    (Reuters) - Brief profile of LeBron James, who on Friday announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers:Born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio (age 29) Height: six feet eight inches, 250 lbs (113 kilograms) Drafted first overall by...
  • 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...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup

    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...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup team

    (Reuters) - Dynamic 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...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says

    Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says
    Double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can't flee dangerous situations and has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness told his murder trial on Thursday. Pistorius, who had his lower-legs amputated...
  • Lake County opens 21-court beach-volleyball complex

    Lake County opens 21-court beach-volleyball complex
    TAVARES — The dress code was bikinis and board shorts with shoes optional Saturday morning at Lake County's new Hickory Point Beach on Lake Harris. Sand-volleyball athletes came from across the country to play at the 21-court beach-volleyball...
  • 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,...
  • Regional Digest: Fisher Cats Top Rock Cats

    Jon Berti had a two-run single in the third inning and Matt Newman a three-run double in the seventh as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Rock Cats 6-2 Saturday in an Eastern League game in Manchester, N.H. Mike Kvasnicka and Reynaldo...
  • Cal's Missy Franklin gets out of line in 'shocking' mishap

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Missy Franklin was smiling and giggling because, well, that is who she is. But the four-time Olympic gold medalist wasn't thrilled Saturday night after a mistake at the end of the 200-meter backstroke at the Arena Grand Prix Santa...