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  • Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

    Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:14:55 GMT
    Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships...
    Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.
  • As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

    As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:35 GMT
    Kevin Durant says he needed a break this summer, though withdrawing from the U.S. national team was "definitely tough."
    While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward.
  • Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:24:55 GMT
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
  • Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

    Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-08-16 05:20:40 GMT
    Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends.
    Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends.
  • Dafne Schippers gets sprint double at Euros

    Dafne Schippers gets sprint double at Euros

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:50:35 GMT
    Yohann Diniz of France set a world record in the 50-kilometer walk at the European Championships on Friday.
    Suddenly, Europe again has a star sprinter who can compete with the best of the Americans and Jamaicans.
  • Cousins hurts knee in US practice, not serious

    Cousins hurts knee in US practice, not serious

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:29:34 GMT
    DeMarcus Cousins has injured his right knee while practicing with the U.S. national team.
    DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.
  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

    Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:08:40 GMT
    In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory,...
    In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero,...
  • Durant withdraws from US national team

    Durant withdraws from US national team

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:26:01 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on...
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  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:33:34 GMT
    Iranian lawmakers dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
    In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President...
  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:26:32 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
    After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:24:41 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.
    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....
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