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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

In this photo taken March 29, 2014, amputee marathon runners Jeff Glasbrenner, left, Chris Madison, center, and Andre Slay go through an exercise where they remove their running legs and adjust fittings in Little Rock, Ark. the runners must stop periodically in a race and try to loose as little time as possible. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.


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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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last updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:38:30 GMT2014-04-15T19:38:30Z

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United | Premier League match report
In pictures: the best images from the Emirates

Arsenal refuse to bow. This one had disaster stamped all over it as they entered with ranks depleted and stamina sapped following Saturday's FA Cup semi-final squeak past Wigan Athletic after extra-time and penalties. And it was possible to fear the worst for them when Matt Jarvis put West Ham United in front. Arsenal had laboured in the first-half and they knew that only a victory would do. It was no exaggeration to say that their Champions League hopes depended on it.

Yet they found the answers in something approaching the style of old. There were two goals from Lukas Podolski, each an unerring left-footed blast and with the first nicely timed on the point of half-time. West Ham pointed to that as the turning point. But it was Olivier Giroud who stole the show with a quite magnificent finish in between times.

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last updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:15:12 GMT

Mets 9, Diamondbacks 0: Nieuwenhuis, in Season Debut, Powers Mets Over Diamondbacks
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, called up from the minors before the game, had three hits and drove in three runs in a 9-0 romp.






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last updated: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:06:26 EDT

Hamilton wins tense Bahrain battle
Lewis Hamilton holds off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to triumph in a tense battle at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Encouraging signs for Schumacher
Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness and awakening," his agent says Friday.

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Why is F1 such a money-spinner?
CNN's Ben Wyatt explores the business of Formula One and how it's used as a marketing platform.

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France's love-hate relationship
At the 2009 Australian Open, French men's tennis was the talk of the town.

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Djokovic denies Nadal in final
Serb claims a fourth Miami Masters title with emphatic win over old rival Rafael Nadal at Crandon Park.

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Serena's seventh Miami title
Serena Williams is almost unstoppable in Miami. She showed that again Saturday.

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Swede's Solheim Cup 'honor'
Solheim Cup veteran Carin Koch has been given the responsibility of extending Europe's dominance in the prestigious women's golf competition.

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Golf's new 'boy wonder?'
He's been mistaken for Tiger Woods' ball-boy, but that won't be the case when golf's latest amateur prodigy Matt Fitzpatrick tees off at the Masters this week.

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Thompson wins first major
American teenager beats Michelle Wie by three strokes at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in California.

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Speed skier eyes more records
For most people, breaking one world record would suffice. But for Simone Origone, rewriting history a second time isn't quite enough.

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World's fastest man on skis
Italian Simone Origone has broken his own speed skiing world record after reaching 252.4 kilometers per hour on the Chabrieres slopes in the French Alps.

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Ski champs come full circle
Austrian skiers Anna Fenninger and Marcel Hirscher reflect on their World Cup triumphs.

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Kenya's double London triumph
World record-holder Wilson Kipsang completed a Kenyan double at the London Marathon Sunday as home hope Mo Farah disappointed on his debut over the 42km distance.

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Legend Palmer on Masters magic
He won his first major at Augusta, played several rounds there with the President of the United States and racked up a record 50 consecutive Masters appearances -- but that's not what leaps to Arnold Palmer's mind when he reflects on the Georgia course.

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'The F1 boats of the water'
Sailing champions Adam South and John Winning on what it's like to compete on the revolutionary 18ft Skiff.

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How Augusta designer died poor
He is remembered for designing one of the world's most famous golf courses, but the man behind Augusta National's beautiful contours died in poverty, pleading to be paid for his work in creating the home of the Masters.

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The Masters: 6 stories to follow
Will Phil Mickelson win a fourth green jacket? Can Europe end its long Masters wait? Or will Adam Scott emulate the absent Tiger Woods? CNN World Sport looks at six potential storylines from the first major golf championship of 2014 -- the Masters.

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Bradley on death threats
Timothy Bradley says he needs to beat Manny Pacquiao for a second time in Las Vegas on Saturday to move on from the controversial conclusion of their first fight two years ago.

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Powell banned 18 months
Two days after fellow Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson received an 18-month doping suspension, former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell was hit with the same penalty after testing positive for the same banned stimulant. He called the ruling "unfair" and "patently unjust."

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Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54
On Wednesday the wrestling community and fans around the world mourned the passing of Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest and brightest stars of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

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Thorpe's swim career over?
Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is sick from post-surgery infections and probably won't ever swim competitively again, his manager James Erskine said Tuesday to Australian news media.

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Second chance for drug cheats?
Edwin Moses, Michael Johnson and Ruud Gullit talk to CNN's Amanda Davies about doping in sport.

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The power of sport in politics
Edwin Moses, Michael Johnson and Ruud Gullit talk to CNN's Amanda Davies about about political boycotts.

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Football: Podolski fires for Arsenal
Two goals from Lukas Podolski help Arsenal to a 3-1 win over West Ham that sees the Gunners reclaim fourth place in the EPL table.

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How big is your yacht?
How do you design a superyacht fit for the billionaire who has everything money can buy?

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Why is tennis star Nadal so happy?
Rafael Nadal may be most at home on a clay tennis court, but he has always found comfort on the sea.

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Football: Tragedy that united a city
It claimed 96 lives, but several generations have been affected by the 1989 Hillsborough stadium tragedy. It was a disaster that brought the red and the blue halves of Liverpool together.

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Motorsport: Red Bull lose appeal
Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification at last month's Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

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Swimming: Phelps to return
The most decorated Olympian of all time is set to return to competitive swimming less than two years after announcing his retirement.

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Motorsport: F1 team boss quits
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as team principal of the Ferrari F1 team following a poor start to the 2014 Formula One season.

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Golf: Watson waffles on
Stomach for the fight, matched by a stomach for waffles and hash browns. Bubba Watson showed he had the appetite for both as he secured his second Masters win.

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Golf: Brilliant Bubba wins again
Bubba Watson turns on the style to win his second U.S. Masters title in three years after a final round 69 gives him a three-shot victory in the opening major of the 2014 season.

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Football: Coutinho sinks Man City
Liverpool close on a first English title since 1990 with a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City as Philippe Coutinho scores the winner at Anfield.

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Motorsport: Marquez extends lead
Defending champion Marc Marquez took an early stranglehold on this year's MotoGP title race by leading a Honda one-two at the Circuit of Americas in Texas Sunday.

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Boxing: Pacman regains world title
Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao scores a comprehensive 12-round points victory over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title he controversially lost to the previously unbeaten American two years ago.

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Kevin Costner: 'Love of the game'
The Oscar winner talks about his new movie "Draft Day," and relives his favorite moments from his other sports classics.

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Napier: 'We gave everything'
CNN's Rachel Nichols talks with Shabazz Napier about winning the NCAA championship title.

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UConn's long road to the title
CNN's Rachel Nichols talks with University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie about his team's NCAA championship win.

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Photos: 2014 Winter Paralympics
Photos: 2014 Winter Paralympic games

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Here's Sochi's real winner
Russian President Vladimir Putin is no doubt leaving Sochi with a smile on his face: True, his beloved men's hockey team crashed out of Winter Olympics competition before medals were up for grabs, but the host nation claimed 33 medals overall, the most of any country at the Games.

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Sochi: The coolest gear on show
The Winter Olympics' motto was " Hot. Cool. Yours." From eye-popping helmet designs to Formula One-influenced bobsleigh, the Sochi 2014 Games offered a bewildering array of technological innovation as well as some seriously "pimped up" athlete equipment.

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The secret to Wall Street success?
If you're a college student aiming to land a top job at the world's most famous financial district then it might just help to take up a sport -- but perhaps not the one you're thinking of.

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F1 star Alonso's debt to family
He has traveled the world in private jets and is routinely listed as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, but Fernando Alonso's humble beginnings are never far away from his thoughts.

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'When I'm riding, it's like flying'
Being blind has not stopped Verity Smith pursuing her dreams. A singer/songwriter, she has starred in her own stage musical and written a book -- but she's most at home on a horse.

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Barca fall to 5th league defeat
Barcelona's week went from bad to worse. Having been eliminated in the Champions League by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Barca lost 1-0 at lowly Granada on Saturday in La Liga.

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Arsenal salvage trophy hopes
It wasn't easy but Arsenal fans might not mind. Arsenal beat second-tier Wigan on penalties to reach the FA Cup final. Another win in the competition this season and the nine-year trophy drought is over.

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Bayern to face Real Madrid
Two European heavyweights will collide in the UEFA Champions League semifinals after Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were drawn together in Switzerland on Friday.

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Rio mission helps beat demons
Not only is she getting hitched this month, but Winter Olympics star Elana Meyers is hoping to wed her bobsleigh skills to an entirely different ball game as she seeks to overcome her Sochi disappointment.

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U.S. bids for 2018 World Cup
In its bid to compete with major U.S. sports, American rugby could be set to receive a huge boost.

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Hong Kong's craziest costumes
Hong Kong's craziest costumes

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Sailing legend's epic career
Six-time Skiff World Champion Iain Murray on being part of Australia's 18 Footers League and grooming his protégé for success.

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Australia's rich sailing tradition
MainSail explores the country's ability to produce some of the world's best sailors.

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$1M yacht: Tasteless or chic?
Meet the Lamborghini supercar yacht. To her owner, she's a $1 million dream machine. To others, she's a monstrosity. You decide.

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Did 'gentleman rider' save royals?
Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen switches his multimillion-dollar dental practice for a day to ride against the professionals in Saturday's Grand National -- but he is perhaps best known as the man who helped resurrect the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Dubai's $1B racing jewel
The $10 million Dubai World Cup takes place on Saturday March 29 at the Meydan Racecourse, which is a suitable setting for the world's richest horse racing day. Completed in 2010, the course has the world's largest grandstand, stretching some 1.6 km long.

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New smash for Lloyd Webber?
He's created some of the world's highest-earning stage shows, so it's only fitting that Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in the limelight on the day of the planet's most expensive horse race.

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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, 16 Apr 2014 06:07:00 GMT

My Roos can break Macaffer tag: Scott
NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott has backed Brent Harvey or Daniel Wells to break Brent Macaffer’s tag.

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ESPN.com
last updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:32:16 PDT

Bubba wins second Masters in three years
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.

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White Sox top Red Sox on Bogaerts' error in ninth - Chicago Tribune


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The Tuesday Split
The Pirates got a quick victory on Tuesday afternoon, but let a chance to wrap up a series win slip away in the nightcap as the Reds bounced back with a win. The two teams will meet for the third time in less than 24 hours at 12:35 — a rematch of the Wild Card […]

The Pirates got a quick victory on Tuesday afternoon, but let a chance to wrap up a series win slip away in the nightcap as the Reds bounced back with a win. The two teams will meet for the third time in less than 24 hours at 12:35 — a rematch of the Wild Card Game, Francisco Liriano against Johnny Cueto.

The completion of Monday’s crazy game was pretty uneventful. Andrew McCutchen smashed a double in the seventh, Russell Martin singled him home, and the combo of Watson, Melancon, and Grilli shut it down for the win. Nothing nearly as exciting as the insanity of Monday night, but the Pirates will take the victory – which came in front of literally dozens of fans. Very cold fans.

The Pirates got off to a good start in Game 2 but Gerrit Cole uncharacteristically let things get away from him. He allowed two homers in a game (they actually came in the same inning, the 6th) for the first time in his career – and the backbreaker was the one he allowed to pitcher Mike Leake. Leake’s a good hitting pitcher, and made Gerrit pay for a fastball down the pipe with a no doubter to left. Cole also walked three and allowed nine total hits. He started out looking pretty solid but it ended up being a poor outing.

The Pirates had a slim lead before that, and they fought back, but they missed a few good chances at the plate throughout the game…and Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez combined to allow two additional runs that really hurt.

Some notes:

  • Neil Walker hit a right handed home run – his first since MAY OF 2011. Walker now has five bombs, tied for the team lead and tied for second in MLB. Who saw that coming?
  • Gaby Sanchez is crushing the ball now that he’s gotten a couple of starts – even though he’s facing righties. He had two hits that went to the wall in the nightcap, plus a loud out. He homered twice on Monday, remember. He should continue to play for now over Travis Ishikawa, whose early season magic seems to have worn off (his strikeout with a man on 3rd and 1 out was brutal).
  • Russell Martin threw out super-speedster Billy Hamilton, which was awesome. Meanwhile, Pedro Alvarez stole another base.


Source: FanGraphs

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