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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: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:12:18 GMT2017-08-23T01:12:18Z

Conor McGregor's biggest weapon? His lack of boxing experience

The allure of Saturday’s much-hyped fight in Las Vegas is that no one knows what will happen in the ring - not least overwhelming favorite Floyd Mayweather

Few question Conor McGregor’s ability as a fighter. But can he box? After all, though McGregor has trained as a boxer, mixed martial arts fighting is extremely different from the relatively controlled rules of boxing. It’s easy to imagine a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none scenario that leaves McGregor unprepared to fight Floyd Mayweather, one of the best boxers of all time.

But Andre Ward, the light heavyweight world champion and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, believes that McGregor’s most obvious weakness – his lack of boxing experience – is also what makes him more dangerous. “Obviously McGregor is at a glaring disadvantage because they are competing at Mayweather’s craft, his discipline,” says Ward, “but McGregor’s advantage is that he is different, he’s an unknown, Floyd doesn’t know what to expect.”

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last updated: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:23:59 GMT

N.F.L. Protests Go On as Other Groups Fight for Kaepernick
The issue is the most prominent of many facing the league.

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last updated: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:35:46 GMT

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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: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:26:22 EST

Celtics trade for Kyrie, then ask to reserve judgment for later
Celtics trade for Kyrie, then ask to reserve judgment for later

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Cavaliers make their mark on offseason by moving Irving - ESPN


Cavaliers make their mark on offseason by moving Irving
If Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals turns out to be Kyrie Irving's last game in the city of Cleveland playing for the Cavaliers -- after LeBron James' return, you can't really rule anything out, after all -- it will be a tantalizing reminder of just what ...
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