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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic GamesJust days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


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Wash Post Sports
last updated: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 01:45:03 EST

NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Sport | The Guardian
last updated: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:59:53 GMT2017-08-22T12:59:53Z

Cavaliers send Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas in blockbuster trade

  • Cavaliers give in to Irving’s trade demand, send All-Star guard to Boston
  • Cleveland acquire Isaiah Thomas, two others and 2018 first-round pick
  • Celtics and Cavaliers faced off in last season’s Eastern Conference finals

Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James.

Now he has to figure out how to beat him.

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NYT > Sports
last updated: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:51:13 GMT

Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas
Irving had requested a trade away from the Cavaliers earlier in the summer despite coming off an appearance in the N.B.A. Finals.

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Yankees 13, Tigers 4: Tanaka’s Efficiency and Sanchez’s Power Lead Yankees Past the Tigers
Tanaka turned in a solid start after a 10-day stint on the disabled list, and Sanchez replaced Aaron Judge as the No. 3 hitter and responded with two homers.

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Mets’ David Wright Begins Rehab Assignment at the Plate
Wright, a third baseman who hasn’t played this season because of injuries, took the field as a designated hitter for Class A St. Lucie in Florida.

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Jon Jones’s U.F.C. Title in Jeopardy After Failed Drug Test
The U.F.C. said that Jones had a potential drug violation stemming from a sample collected the day before his title fight against Daniel Cormier last month.

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Several Browns Pray in Protest During National Anthem
The protest was the largest in a social-consciousness movement started last season by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who currently is out of the N.F.L.

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The Best College Football Team You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
For a few years during World War II, college football was transformed when military training camps fielded their own squads. Iowa Pre-Flight was one of those teams.

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On Soccer: For a Price, a Chance to Go Beyond a Premier League Curtain
Manchester City’s Tunnel Club echoes how fans engage with sports on social media and speaks to their desire to be an active participant at an event.

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Women’s Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries
Serena Williams’s absence has created a wide-open season, perhaps one that will nurture the kind of rivalries that were once common in the sport.

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Glen Oaks, Site of a FedEx Cup Tournament, Was Reborn After Hurricane Sandy
The course superintendent, Craig Currier, envisioned an Augusta twin following the devastating storm, and golfers at the Northern Trust Open are the beneficiaries.

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Loopy, Huggy-Wuggy, Demented: An Anthology of Weird Las Vegas Boxing Matches
As the McGregor-Mayweather fight approaches, a question arises: Could it reach deep enough into the bizarre to top previous milestones in Vegas?

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ESPN, Citing Safety, Says Robert Lee Won’t Broadcast Virginia Football Game
The network said Mr. Lee, who shares a name with a Confederate general, would cover another football game on Sept. 2 instead of the University of Virginia game.

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Briefing: Jets’ Matt Forte Says He’ll Be Ready for Opener
Forte has been sidelined since July 31 with a hamstring injury that limited him to only individual drills the last several days.

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Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall Avoid Major Injuries
Beckham and Marshall, both receivers, were hurt during a preseason loss to the Browns in Cleveland. Beckham sprained an ankle, while Marshall hurt a shoulder.

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Square Feet: A Bold, Expansive Vision for Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame
The ambitious expansion project is in a new category of sports-focused, mixed-use developments that are appearing around the country.

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Colin Meads, Revered New Zealand Rugby Star, Dies at 81
For many New Zealanders, Meads epitomized his nation’s rugged image of itself. As he put it, “Heads down, bottoms up and drive, drive for 80 minutes.”

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Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold Lead A.P. All-America Team
The Southern California quarterback and Penn State running back put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017.

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Hollywood Image-Makers Work Their Magic on U.F.C. Brawlers
The entertainment-industry powerhouse WME/IMG is trying to make a violent sport more presentable.

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last updated: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:02:05 GMT

Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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FOXSPORTS.com.au | Breaking News
last updated: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:58:00 GMT

The returning Saint who’s all grown up
AFTER a year away from St Kilda, Jake Carlisle is a changed man, according to a teammate, and is primed to reassert his influence on the AFL in 2017.

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www.espn.com - TOP
last updated: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:26:22 EST

Are the Celtics a better team after Irving trade?
Are the Celtics a better team after Irving trade?

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The new status quo
The World Baseball Classic rosters were announced on Thursday, drugs price and as we expected there are a couple of Pirates planning to participate. Team Canada will be of the most interest to Pirate fans. Russell Martin will be the starting catcher, and the Bucs

The World Baseball Classic rosters were announced on Thursday, drugs price and as we expected there are a couple of Pirates planning to participate.

Team Canada will be of the most interest to Pirate fans. Russell Martin will be the starting catcher, and the Bucs

Original article: The new status quo

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