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2016 Summer Olympics

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Top 2016 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Schnecksville cyclist heads world championships in Korea

     Schnecksville cyclist heads world championships in Korea
    "Nice guys finish last," it was observed the other day by formerly rough-and-tumble cyclist Marty Nothstein. He ought to know, judging from his Olympic gold and silver medals, three world championships and myriad other triumphs. Nothstein, however,...
  • He's 64 and still packing a punch

    He's 64 and still packing a punch
    When he walked into the gym to try boxing for the first time, Richard Picone couldn't do 10 sit-ups or five push-ups. He couldn't twist his body to the side or bend his knees. Bend and weave, his trainers told him, but he couldn't do either. At 63 years...
  • U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross keeps her busy life in balance

     U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross keeps her busy life in balance
    Kyla Ross was the 15-year-old baby of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, the one who went to London with no major senior international experience, the one with such a defiant resistance to pressure, it made her a fitting contributor to the team gold...
  • World Cup fan Shakira says of final: No penalty kicks

    World Cup fan Shakira says of final: No penalty kicks
    Colombian pop star Shakira will be performing at her third World Cup when she takes part in Sunday's 18-minute closing ceremony at Rio de Janeiro's famed Maracana Stadium. Four years ago at the South African tournament she was introduced to Spanish...
  • Argentina coach says he hasn't decided to quit

    Argentina coach says he hasn't decided to quit
    Sunday's World Cup final probably will be Alejandro Sabella's last game as coach of the Argentine national team, his agent said last week. But Saturday, Sabella deflected questions about his future, saying he wanted to focus on the game against Germany....
  • With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings

    With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings
    When Brazil won the right to host soccer's World Cup, the idea was to show the world a new country, a welcoming and capable place that had made great strides in growing its economy and reducing inequality. Despite a few close calls, Brazil did manage to...
  • After successful World Cup, spotlight turns to Rio's Olympic woes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) — After a month of scintillating soccer and few of the logistical nightmares that many feared would mar the World Cup, Brazil is touting its success and promising the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be just...
  • Brazil's game face soars

    Brazil's game face soars
    Brazil seems to be the center of the sports universe at present, what with the current World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Beauty companies are taking note, launching products that capitalize on the attention as well as the country's...
  • As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

     As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water
    BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says "The Stolen Dragon of Quanx" is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned "Eyes Trilogy" sooner if so many other...
  • Record-equalling England make it a Proud night in pool

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record-equalling gold tally as the swimming event ended in thrilling style at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The 19-year-old...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...
  • Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities

    Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities
    Many sluggers would rather sit than swing in the annual all-star home run derby which goes on tonight at Minneapolis' Target Field (7 p.m., ESPN) The All-Star game is Tuesday night… Brandon Moss has become an all-star with the Oakland A's, but...