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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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last updated: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:32:21 GMT2017-12-16T14:32:21Z

'Rugby saved my life': Memphis inner-city project tackles social change

Helped by Teach for America alumni, African-American high-school students in one of the most impoverished US cities are discovering a whole new ball game

“Rugby’s a game for gentlemen played by hoodlums,” says Calvin Gentry. “I play like a hoodlum.”

Related: Meet Phaidra Knight: free radical flanker in World Rugby Hall of Fame

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last updated: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:32:46 GMT

Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines
An Italian nonprofit organizes soccer matches inside the country’s prisons in an effort to foster healthy relationships between inmates and their children.

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last updated: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:38:36 GMT

Lindsey Vonn strikes back with Val d'Isere win
She endured a week marred by an injury scare and controversy, but Lindsey Vonn hit back in emphatic fashion to clinch her 78th World Cup win in Val d'Isere.

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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: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:18 EST

Ready, set, bowl! Picking 41 winners, including the national champion
From the Celebration Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship, Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.

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