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2012 Summer Olympics

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  • Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12

    Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12
    Viewing Tips This is it. The London 2012 games end today. Especially if you were planning a lazy Sunday anyway, here are some times definitely worth tuning in: NBC Sports Network will show four portions of the women's modern pentathlon, whose entrants...
  • Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics

    Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics
    Rhythmic gymnastics is to Russia'sfemale Olympians what beach volleyball is to the United States': The sport that seems to mint one gold medal after another. Given that, Bethesda's Julie Zetlin had no illusion of finishing on the medal podium in her...
  • Legg Mason Tennis Classic now the Citi Open

    The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing...
  • Derrick Rose says rest days no cause for alarm

    Derrick Rose says rest days no cause for alarm
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After the USA Basketball practice Tuesday afternoon, Bulls guard Derrick Rose and coach Tom Thibodeau spent several minutes chatting on the court before Rose shot free throws, took jump shots and performed other offensive...
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia
    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • Lori Riley: At 2.7 Miles, It Has Stayed The Course

    Newington High's Bill Rodgers held the course record for two years. That is, until his teammate James Hall, a New England cross country champion, broke it in 1967. It took Conard's Ahmed Haji, a two-time New England champ, 36 years to top that. Finally,...
  • Ultra competitive Phelps taking it slow but still hates to lose

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Almost two years of retirement has meant Michael Phelps needs to listen to his body and take it slower than in the past but it has not dulled his competitive fire as he sent an ominous warning to his fellow swimmers at next week's Pan...
  • Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA

     Derrick Rose assumes leadership role on Team USA
    In most ways, Derrick Rose's job with Team USA hasn't changed since Kevin Durant opted out of participating in the World Cup last week. "Derrick's role is easy to play," USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "Just get the ball and be Derrick. Be Derrick for...
  • Mexico striker Jimenez set for Atletico Madrid move

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico World Cup striker Raul Jimenez has joined Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, Mexican league leaders America announced on Wednesday. "Raul Jimenez is a new Atleti player. Open your wings and fly very high," America said on...
  • Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon

    Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon
    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday. It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game

     Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game
    IRVINE, Calif. — Even after Michael Phelps swam this season's world-leading time in the Friday morning heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. championships, his coach still was concerned about Phelps' ability to swim two strong races in a day....