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  • Jamaica's McLeod sizzles in Drake Relays rain

    Jamaica's Omar McLeod defied difficult, rainy conditions to clock a world-leading 13.08sec on Saturday to win the 110m hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. With the Rio Olympics approaching in August, McLeod moved atop the 2016 rankings, improving on the 13.33 posted by Jason…

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  • Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

    Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. Kono died Sunday in Honolulu, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced. Kono was a frail, asthmatic 14-year-old when a neighbor first gave him…

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  • Rio Olympics fall short in test events

    Power cuts, faulty spotlights, overheated swimming pools and insufficient air conditioning were among the problems plaguing key test runs at the Rio Olympics facilities, highlighting persistent challenges three months before opening day. "A Chinese Olympic champion (Du Li) wasn't able to finish…

    AFP
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Saturday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin looks over Saturday's two-game slate and is willing to pay up for the red-hot John Tavares as the Islanders try to take a 2-0 series lead against the Lightning

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  • Rapids-Impact Preview

    Jermaine Jones has helped keep Colorado's win streak intact in his first two games with the Rapids, and the less-heralded Luis Solignac has also stepped up. The two will try to send the Rapids to their first four-game win streak in five years in Saturday's visit to the Eastern Conference-leading…

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  • Sutton British cycling review won't report until after Olympics

    An independent review into allegations of bullying and discrimination at British Cycling sparked by the conduct of former technical director Shane Sutton won't report until after this year's Rio Olympics, officials said Friday. In a joint statement, British Cycling and UK Sport, the national…

    AFP
  • LIghtning's Jon Cooper on what makes hockey players special

    Coach Jon Cooper talks about why hockey players special....

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  • Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

    The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world. The flame, which was lit in Greece last week and taken to Switzerland in a lantern, was brought…

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  • British cyclist Yates escapes ban after failed drugs test

    British cyclist Simon Yates has not been suspended for failing a drugs test at the Paris-Nice race in March, with his Australian team Orica-GreenEdge Friday blaming an "administrative error" during treatment for asthma. News of Yates's failed test came with British Cycling already in turmoil over…

    AFP
  • Rio mayor wants Olympic cauldron near revitalized port area

    Mayor Eduardo Paes says he wants the Olympic cauldron to burn in Rio de Janeiro's revitalized port area. The cauldron will be lit at Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, and will spend the night there before traveling to a permanent home. Mario Andrada, spokesman for the Rio…

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  • Show jumper Keach returns to Games 28 years later

    Australian show jumper Scott Keach will not be alone in competing in his second Olympics in Rio later this year but it is unlikely anyone else in the Athletes' Village will have waited so long for another taste of the Games. Keach was named in Australia's team for the Aug. 5-21 Olympics alongside…

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  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks

    Jason Chen is jumping is all in on Jamie Benn, who was dominant in the first round and should be in the middle of things for the Stars in Round 2 against the Blues.

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  • British cyclist suspected of anti-doping violation

    An unnamed British cyclist is suspected of violating an anti-doping rule, the governing body of the sport in the UK said in a statement on Thursday. It comes as British Cycling is already in turmoil over the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton amid allegations he used sexist language…

    AFP
  • 2-time Olympic high jumper paralyzed after backflip mishap

    Two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto is steadily regaining sensation after a backflip gone wrong during a training session left him paralyzed. The 39-year Nieto was coaching in Los Angeles last week when he attempted a backflip - his signature move while competing - and didn't complete the…

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  • BMW unveils wheelchair racing prototype for U.S. Paralympics team

    Team USA took over Times Square yesterday with the kickoff of its 100 Day Countdown campaign celebrating the “Road to Rio.” Athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams will compete in Rio de Janiero against the rest of the world in the 2016 Summer Olympics. While yesterday’s warm…

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  • British cycling team in turmoil as technical director Sutton quits

    Great Britain's Cycling team was thrown into turmoil after technical director Shane Sutton resigned on Wednesday, just 100 days from the start of the Rio Olympics. The 58-year-old Australian quit amid allegations he had used sexist language towards female riders and made derogatory comments to…

    AFP
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday-Friday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin likes Nashville's Pekka Rinne as a value play in a Thursday-Friday Yahoo slate that features the NHL's three top offenses.

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  • Canada looks to winter for Summer Olympics mojo

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian Olympic Committee is hoping to tap into some of the country's Winter Games mojo by building a Rio de Janeiro Olympic brand campaign it hopes will leave people cold. With the Rio Summer Games 100 days away, the COC launched an "Ice In Our Veins"…

    Reuters
  • Doubles specialists face unusual pressure, atmosphere in Olympic tennis

    Bob and Mike Bryan are the most decorated doubles team in professional tennis history, combining for 16 Grand Slam titles and over 100 overall in their career. "There was no win that meant that much to us," Bob Bryan said. "Of all the trophies that we've won, we'd give them all back to win that…

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