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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Bolt again says could run until 2017 worlds

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world's fastest man had planned to retire...
  • Dominant Daley retains diving title

    GLASGOW, (Reuters) - England's Tom Daley retained his 10-metre platform diving title with a dominant display at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Daley, who won bronze in the same event at the London 2012 Olympics, produced a stunning performance to...
  • Michael Phelps to swim four events at U.S. championships

    The U.S. national swimming championships in Irvine next week will get some added star power with Michael Phelps planning to race in four events. Phelps is scheduled to enter the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual...
  • Sports Line: Giants trade for Peavy

    The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night's series finale...
  • Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals

    Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
  • Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia's swim team head into next month's showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth...
  • 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....
  • Entertainer Mitcham feels that competition buzz again

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - From diving in a circus dressed as a bumblebee to battling his inner demons before and after winning Olympic gold, Australian Matthew Mitcham's journey to the Commonwealth Games has been, much like his beloved sport, full of highs...
  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man." In the...
  • Sebastian Coe Withdraws from Race for BBC Leadership Role

    LONDON -- Sebastian Coe, who has been the favorite to succeed as chairman of the BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust, has withdrawn from the race. Coe, who masterminded the London 2012 Olympics and is chairman of the British Olympic Assn., told the Daily...
  • 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 “...
  • Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships
    Swimmer Nathan Adrian describes sprinting as being catlike. You eat, take naps, and lounge all day. When it's time to flip the switch, you have to move fast. Apparently, the cats had a hard time waking up Wednesday night. In a slow race across the...