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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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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, 23 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT2017-05-23T10:00:00Z

Gregg Popovich's finest coaching season with the Spurs ended in a 0-4 sweep

The San Antonio coach has led the team to five NBA championships but taking a team depleted by injuries and a retirement to the Conference finals was something else

The San Antonio Spurs’ season is over eight wins short of the franchise’s sixth championship, swept by the Golden State Warriors and outscored by 84 points over the final three and one half games of the Western Conference Finals. So concludes the finest coaching performance in Gregg Popovich’s 21 seasons leading the Spurs.

San Antonio’s line-up for their Game 4 defeat showed how little Popovich had to work with at the end. Patty Mills, Danny Green, Jonathon Simmons, what’s left of LaMarcus Aldridge and then Manu Ginobili getting an honorary start for what may have been his final game in a remarkable NBA career. On the sidelines was MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, out with an ankle injury since late in the first half of Game 1 when Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia accidentally undercut him (or committed basketball “manslaughter”, depending on your point of view).

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last updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 14:39:08 GMT

With the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, Will the North Be Participant or Provocateur?
Sporting relations on the Korean Peninsula have rarely been better, but concerns about disruptions by North Korea persist.

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On Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Gets Quite a Send-Off, but Will He Retire?
After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.

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We All Remember the World Series Celebration. How About the Guy Who Made the Last Out?
The Indians’ Michael Martinez dreamed of the moment when he would be the hero. But when he grounded out to end the World Series, he joined elite company.

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Skipping French Open Is a Strategy That Fits Roger Federer
Roger Federer, 35, is following a route his peers say they wouldn’t follow, but it is a move others have used to better their chances at Wimbledon.

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Celtics’ Upset of Cavaliers Stretches Out a Foregone Conclusion
Boston trails the Cavaliers by only two games to one, but before you make plans for a Game 7, consider the unusual events that led to Sunday’s surprising win.

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From Hockey 101 to a Ph.D. in Nashville
The Predators’ transformation to playoff perennials has been rewarding for employees and fans.

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Victoria Azarenka Will Return to Tennis During Grass-Court Season
Azarenka, who went on a break last July to have her first child, plans to compete a grass event before Wimbledon.

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Hours After Winning Indy 500 Pole, Scott Dixon Is Robbed at Gunpoint
Dixon and the former Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti were in a Taco Bell drive-through lane near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Nicky Hayden, Ex-Motorcycle Champion, Dies After Collision
The 35-year-old, who was training on his bicycle last week in Italy when he was hit by a car, died on Monday.

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On Sports: Where Did the Great Hollywood Baseball Movie Go?
In an era of analysts and HD broadcasts, audiences don’t see the players as larger-than-life characters anymore.

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Scott Dixon, Indy Pole Winner, Robbed on Fast-Food Run
Dixon and Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indy 500 winner, were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, and two teenage boys were arrested.

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Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years
Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series.

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Predators 6, Ducks 3: Nashville Predators Advance to Their First Stanley Cup Finals
Colton Sissons scored three times as Nashville eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6. Up next is the winner of the series between the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators.

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Yankees 4, Royals 2: A Yankees Win Follows a Duel, and a Review
The game hinged on two sequences: a battle at the plate between Yankees starter Michael Pineda and the Kansas City slugger Salvador Perez, and a reversal that erased a Royals run.

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N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania
Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.

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Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach
Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.

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last updated: Fri, 19 May 2017 11:19:04 GMT

UEFA plays down security fears ahead of final
The city is reeling from shock and sadness, but Manchester United will still contest Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm after UEFA played down the security threat following Monday's bomb attack in Manchester.

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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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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: Tue, 23 May 2017 09:59:12 EST

How LeBron and Kyrie orchestrate the NBA's scariest play
How LeBron and Kyrie orchestrate the NBA's scariest play

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The Spurs Way May Be Endangered Unless Kawhi and Co. Find Their Voices - Bleacher Report


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The Spurs Way May Be Endangered Unless Kawhi and Co. Find Their Voices
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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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