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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: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:26:00 GMT2017-09-20T22:26:00Z

Nobody won at the Golovkin-Álvarez fight – and boxing was the biggest loser

The sport took a step forward with Saturday’s gripping fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez – and two steps back with more dubious judging

George Foreman once said boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire, and for 47 electrifying minutes on Saturday night that maxim rang as true as the middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez, two of the finest pure fighters of their generation, met in a contest of extreme physical and psychological intensity, holding a sold-out arena and a worldwide audience of millions in their thrall. It was that rarest of unicorns: a main event that managed to exceed the years of hype that preceded it. The sport could have scarcely dreamt of a better advertisement. Until, that is, the decision.

Whenever boxing asks the broader public to lean forward and pay attention, it seems a self-defeating blow is never too far ahead, reminding everyone why they abandoned the sport in the first place.

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last updated: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:54:57 GMT

Yankees 11, Twins 3: Yankee Victory Becomes Footnote After Girl Is Struck by Line Drive
The incident is the latest to occur this season at Yankee Stadium, where protective netting has not yet been extended to the far end of both dugouts.

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CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport
last updated: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:55 GMT

NFL players learning how not to go broke
Last month, the Detroit Lions made their 29-year-old franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford the best-paid player in NFL history, inking a $135 million contract that included a $50 million signing bonus.

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Serena pens passionate letter about body image
Serena Williams gave birth to her baby girl Alexis Olympia this month and as she adjusts to becoming a parent for the first time the tennis great has written a heartfelt letter to her own mother, Oracene Price.

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Winter Olympics is chance for 'inter-Korean peace'
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes his "audacious plan" for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang can help unite North and South Korea.

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Africa's only female soccer president's re-election plan
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people."

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Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams 'owned me'
Maria Sharapova admits that Serena Williams has dominated her on court since the Russian won her first grand slam title in 2004.

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Ireland's multi-billion-dollar industry
Go to any horse racing venue in the world and it won't take long before you hear an Irish accent.

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Blair Tuke targets unprecedented sailing triple
Just two months on from lifting the oldest trophy in sport, Blair Tuke is already setting his sights on something no sailor has ever achieved.

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Fast asleep: How F1 drivers crash out
Formula One drivers are famed for their jet-set lifestyles, but all that traveling around can catch up with them if they're not careful.

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Why there is no 'Battle of the Sexes' in riding
With the "Battle of the Sexes" movie about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs hitting screens this month, all eyes will once again focus on gender equality in professional sports.

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Is this the world's ultimate golf course?
The Legend Golf Course provides golfers with one of the most spectacular settings in the world while they're playing.

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Meet the teen golfer making history for Nepal
Tucked between the third green and the fourth tee of the Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu, there is a maintenance shed.

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'Teddy' wins ninth world title
Imagine you've reigned supreme in a sport for approaching a decade, winning 128 successive matches on the way to securing a record eight world titles.

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Hingis: 'I taught Federer how to win'
Much has been made of the resurgence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this season.

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Tennis prodigy has to crowdfund her own operation
In 2013, Tornado Alicia Black seemed destined for the big time when she reached the finals of the junior US Open.

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How Nadal secured his 16th grand slam title
The King of Clay has once again assumed his throne -- this time on a hard court.

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Evian Championship: Nordqvist storms to playoff win
The Swede has claimed the final major of the women's golf season after winning a sudden-death playoff at the Evian Championship in France.

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Golf's $10 million prize up for grabs
PGA.com's Brian Katrek looks at some of the Tour Championship favorites including Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

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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: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:23:25 EST

Far from the field, Red Sox clinch postseason berth
Far from the field, Red Sox clinch postseason berth

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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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