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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: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:07 GMT2017-04-24T09:00:07Z

Lionel Messi ‘slays dragon’ with a fitting finale to wild and wonderful clásico | Sid Lowe
There were countless sub-plots, players and stories to highlight after Barcelona’s 3-2 win at Real Madrid. But above all – way, way above all – there was Messi

Lionel Messi had a black eye, a bloody mouth and his Barcelona shirt in his hands. The board had gone up signalling two minutes left in the clásico: not enough for anyone – this was the game that should have gone on for ever – but just enough for another twist, even later and more dramatic than the first. It was 2-2, James Rodríguez putting Real Madrid within touching distance of the title five minutes from time, and Barcelona had a throw-in down in the south-east corner of the Bernabéu. The clock had read 91.27: 33 seconds and 100 metres to go; 26 seconds later, Messi stood in the north-west corner celebrating the goal that changed everything. Behind him, Dani Carvajal beat the ground with his fists, wondering how the hell it had happened. Here’s how.

A wild, wonderful game had gone from 1-0 to 1-1 and from there to 1-2 but Rodríguez, on as a sub, had equalised in the 86th minute – enough to re-establish Madrid’s lead at the top but not enough for their players, who saw an opportunity, even with 10 men. Barcelona, apparently crushed by the inevitability of it all, were there to be finished off. “We dropped terribly after the 2-2,” Luis Enrique admitted. Zinedine Zidane said: “We could have done things differently but we were optimistic and thought we could score the third.” So James had another go, and Marcelo and Marco Asensio. And when a long ball drifted out Madrid were drawn in, applying pressure and seeking one last chance. Which was when Barcelona slipped from them, playing their way into the title race via the longest route. A counter, most called it, but it wasn’t.

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last updated: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:31:57 GMT

Welcome to the World’s Coolest Kindergarten
“My God, my kid needs to go here”: In Hamburg, Germany, a professional soccer stadium is also home to an early-education program.

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On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Issues a Timely Reminder of His Greatness
Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron.

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At 17, ‘the Tiger Woods of Pole Vaulting’ Soars Ahead of His Time
Mondo Duplantis is the only high school vaulter to have cleared 19 feet, and he has done it twice this year.

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On Baseball: Homer-Hitting Mets Can Blast, but Fail to Bloop
The major leagues’ second-best team at hitting home runs hasn’t been able to put enough runners on base for its sluggers.

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El Clásico: Lionel Messi’s Late Goal Lifts Barcelona Over Real Madrid
Messi scored from inside the penalty area two minutes into stoppage time at Madrid, leaving the Spanish league’s title race up for grabs.

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Pirates 2, Yankees 1: An Ex-Yankee, Ivan Nova, Spins a Win for the Pirates
Nova has flourished since he was traded to Pittsburgh last summer.

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He Said ‘I Do’ at a Golf Tournament a Year Ago. His Game Has Never Been Better.
Scott McCarron had three wins in his entire PGA Tour career. Since a spur-of-the-moment, golf-centric wedding, he has three wins on the senior circuit.

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Warriors Coach Steve Kerr to Miss Game 4
Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship.

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Sports Briefing: Orlando City Stops N.Y.C.F.C.’s Home Unbeaten Streak
Cyle Larin scores two goals as Orlando City moves into first place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference standings.

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Daniel Murphy’s First-Inning Grand Slam Powers Nationals Past Slumping Mets
Murphy continued to torture his former team, as his homer off Zack Wheeler gave Washington all the runs it needed to complete a three-game sweep at Citi Field.

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Before Crouching Behind Yankees’ Plate, Austin Romine Brushes Away Adversity
Romine, a second-round draft pick in 2007, surprised himself by making the big-league roster last season. Now he’s awed others with his play in Gary Sanchez’s absence.

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Aaron Hernandez’s Family Will Get His Suicide Notes
His fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, had asked for three notes found in Mr. Hernandez’s cell, where he hanged himself last week.

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last updated: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:29:45 GMT

'Messi the greatest ever,' says Barca goalkeeper
Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has hailed teammate Lionel Messi as the "greatest ever" footballer after the Argentine scored the 500th goal of his career -- a last-minute winner over rivals Real Madrid on Sunday.

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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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last updated: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:42:53 EST

Draft predictions for all 32 teams
Draft predictions for all 32 teams

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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

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