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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: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:09 GMT2017-03-23T17:00:09Z

Russell Westbrook records NBA's first 'perfect' triple-double

  • OKC star makes 35th triple-double of the season without missing a shot
  • Westbrook successful with all six FG attempts and all six free throws

Add another first for Russell Westbrook – a triple-double without missing a shot.

Related: Was Steph Curry's transformation into an NBA supervillain inevitable?

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last updated: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:28 GMT

United States 8, Puerto Rico 0: United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title
Marcus Stroman did not allow a hit until the 7th inning, leading the Americans to an easy victory in their first W.B.C. final.

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Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers
Paul, the Clippers’ ball-hawking guard, has paid a price — multiple injuries to his fingers — for collecting more steals than any other active N.B.A. player.

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Sports of The Times: For Kansas Coach Bill Self, a Busy Year Keeping Players in Line
This season’s team, a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament, has demanded more than just Xs and Os and motivational speeches from Self. And he has given more.

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U.S. to Face Honduras With Absences Up and Down the Roster
For his first national team game since 2006, Coach Bruce Arena will field a lineup that is hardly his first choice.

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Gonzaga Transfers Help Keep Program on Top
The Bulldogs, 34-1 and seeded first in the West Region of the N.C.A.A. Tournament, have received big contributions from Johnathan Williams, Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews.

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Dallas Green, Who Led the Phillies to Their First Title, Dies at 82
Green was a hot-tempered baseball lifer who, in his later years, struggled to recover from the shooting death of his 9-year-old granddaughter.

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Keeping Score: Resting Stars May Dim N.B.A.’s Marquee, but It Helps the Players
A mass benching helped the Warriors shake off a losing streak, and many credit Gregg Popovich’s strategy of holding out Tim Duncan with extending his career.

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Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees Have Reason to Smile
Tanaka has yet to give up a run in spring training, and Greg Bird has been displaying power and good defense in his return from injury.

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Minutes Pile Up, and Michigan Faces a Longer Road Than Most
Because the Wolverines won the Big Ten tournament as a low seed, they have played one more game than any team they will face in the N.C.A.A. tournament.

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Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Mix Watches and Formula One Racing
The tires on the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix winner were used to create watch straps for a limited edition.

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U.S.A. Hockey Postpones Women’s Team’s Training Camp
The organization, involved in a wage dispute with players, said the camp scheduled in Traverse City, Mich., for the world championships, won’t take place.

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When Vegas Golden Knights Sought Trainer, They Turned to Circus
Jay Mellette, head trainer for the N.H.L.’s newest team, said he learned a lot about working with international athletes at Cirque du Soleil.

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Jason Day Withdraws From World Golf Championships Event, Citing Mother’s Illness
The defending champion at the match-play competition in Austin, Tex., Day pulled out after six holes, saying he was unable to concentrate because of the lung cancer his mother was fighting.

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Puerto Rico Goes Blond to Support Its Baseball Team
After the team’s players dyed their hair as a team-bonding ritual, the trend spread across Puerto Rico, as salons and stores struggled to keep up with demand.

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Islanders 3, Rangers 2: Anders Lee Hopes to Help Islanders Power Into the Postseason
Lee, sidelined by a broken leg just days before the team entered the 2016 playoffs, has been a key contributor in a late push to return this year.

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On Baseball: W.B.C. Championship Will Be a Study in Contrasts
The staid United States team — in the final for the first time — will face a passionate Puerto Rican squad determined to bring victory home to a place coping with economic strife.

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Henrik Lundqvist to Return to Goal on Rangers’ Coming Trip
The goaltender, who has missed six games so far, is expected to return either against the Kings on Saturday or the Ducks on Sunday.

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last updated: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:55:39 GMT

Tearful Day pulls out of WGC to be with stricken mother
A tearful Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships Match Play to be with his stricken mother Dening who has lung cancer.

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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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Isaiah Thomas on Celtics: 'Things are clicking for us'
Isaiah Thomas on Celtics: 'Things are clicking for us'

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Goodell: 'Positive reaction' to running clock after XPs - NFL.com


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Goodell: 'Positive reaction' to running clock after XPs
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When the NFL Commissioner sat down with NFL Network's Judy Battista on Thursday, the pace of the game -- and, specifically, how to increase it -- loomed large. "It has been an effort for a long period of time. We've talked about the length of the game ...
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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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