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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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' comeback tour continues in Irvine

    The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair. He has done...
  • Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race

    Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race
    IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia. It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships. “It’s a big...
  • 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....
  • Olympian visits Weston gymnastics center

    Jordyn Wieber is the latest Olympian to visit TAG USA Gymnastics in Weston. The 19-year-old, who won team gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, recently spent two days there, where she hosted a clinic and met with the 300 youngsters in summer camp....
  • Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the team ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant told Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was “...