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US women win 5th straight gold, rout France 86-50 

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United States' Diana Taurasi, right, and Candace Parker bite their gold medals after beating France in the women's gold medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London.
LONDON (AP) -- The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women's basketball team Olympic champion - again...Read Remaining News...
Raisman finishes Olympics in style with floor gold 

Raisman finishes Olympics in style with floor gold
Bronze medallist for the balance beam Alexandra Raisman from the U.S. celebrates during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in London.
LONDON (AP) — Aly Raisman is going home with two gold medals, just like teammate Gabby Douglas...Read Remaining News...

Who needs to fly to Sydney? Pictures that prove you can watch a stunning volleyball game in Britain as the women's teams electrify Horse Guards Parade 

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Beach volleyball has proven to be one of the most popular events at the Game

These stunning aerial pictures show how the London 2012 beach volleyball stadium has been remarkably squeezed into the heart of the city...Read Remaining News...

Tunisian men’s basketball coach slaps player in the face during huddle before playing Team USA 

Tunisian basketball coach Adel Tlatli
This stern-looking fellow is Adel Tlatli, the coach of the Tunisian men's national basketball team. He's at the helm of perhaps the most successful run in the history of Tunisian men's basketball — his squad won gold at the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship for the first time in the nation's history, earning Tunisia the right to play in the men's basketball tournament at 2012 Summer Olympics in London, another national first...Read Remaining News...

US, Russian women set for gymnastics showdown 

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Coach Jenny Zhang consoles U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber as she cries after failing to qualify for the women's all-around finals during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics,
LONDON (AP) -- The Americans need Jordyn Wieber to regain her swagger in a hurry if they're going to hold off Russia for Olympic gold...Read Remainng News...

Mystery woman appears in Olympics ceremony 2012 

mystery woman appears in olympics ceremony 2012

The Indian delegation marched into the Opening Ceremony just like the other 203 countries at the Summer Olympics. A flag bearer led the procession and was accompanied by a female sign holder and a young child ambassador...Read Remaining News

London Olympics Games Opening Ceremony mysteries solved
 London Olympics Games 2012 Opening Ceremony
General View as fireworks illuminate the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England
The Opening Ceremonies of London's 2012 Olympic Games have come and gone, leaving many mysteries in their wake. Here, we answer some of the top head-scratchers from Danny Boyle's incredibly British event...Read Remaining News...

EYES ON LONDON: Olympics Games 2012 begin 

Olympics Games 2012 begin
The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)
LONDON (AP) -- Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you...Read Remaining News...

Royal surprise at British Open 

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Ernie Els comes from six shots back to win British Open in dramatic fashion...Read Remaining News...

Rufus the hawk stolen from Wimbledon 

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Rufus the hawk overlooks the tennis courts at Wimbledon. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images
Police appeal for help finding bird of prey who keeps pigeons away from All England Club during tennis tournament...Read Remaining News...

Boxing champ Johnny Tapia found dead

Boxing champ Johnny Tapia found dead
Johnny Tapia celebrates after defeating Eduardo Alvarez during an international featherweight contest.

Nobody who knew Johnny Tapia can be remotely surprised that he was found dead inside his Albuquerque, N.M., home on Sunday...Read Remaining News...

NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals

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New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) scores during the overtime of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, as New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist (30), Brad Richards (19), and Carl Hagelin (62) defend, Friday, May 25, 2012, in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The memory of missing the playoffs for first time since 1996 and the ghost of an 18-year-old wound were wiped out with a sweep of rookie Adam Henrique's stick...Read Remaining News...

Thunder rally to edge Lakers 77-75 in Game 2

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, left, tumbles over Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum during the first quarter of Game 2 in an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Down in desperation time, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks called on Kevin Durant to show that he's more than just a three-time scoring champion. And that meant guarding one of the NBA's all-time best...Read Remaining News...

Thunder clobber Lakers 119-90 in Game 1

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden (13) jockey for position as they wait for the ball to be inbounded during the first quarter of Game 1
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- For the second time in less than a week, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers must figure out how to fight back after a humbling loss...Read Remaining News...

Memorable: Manchester City's win among top comebacks

Manchester City's win
Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham, left, and David Beckham celebrate with the trophy after defeating Bayern Munich 2-1 to win the UEFA Champions League soccer final in Barcelona
Try to capture it any way you like (AP) -- exciting, thrilling, stunning, heart-stopping...Read Remaining News...

David Beckham tops UK and Irish sport rich list

David Beckham tops UK and Irish sport rich list
David Beckham with girl friend (L)
David Beckham has topped a list of the richest people in sport in the UK and Ireland...Read Remaining News...

Junior Seau found dead at California home, U.S.

Junior Seau found dead at California
Luisa Seau, mother of Junior Seau (inset), grieves in the driveway of the home
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43...Read Remaining News...

Italian footballer 'Piermario Morosini' dies after collapsing on the pitch 

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Piermario Morosini
Four weeks after Bolton's Fabrice Muamba improbably survived a cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup match, a similar scenario has played out in Italy -- but this time without the happy ending...Read Remaining News...

Isner powers to victory as U.S. draw level with France in Davis Cup

John Isner (right) beat Gilles Simon in straight sets to tie the Davis Cup
(CNN) -- The United States are tied 1-1 with France after the first day of the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune, France...Read Remaining News...

Lin-surgery! Knicks guard done for regular season

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Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs - if they make it that far...Read Remaining News...

Women beach volleyball players don’t have to wear bikinis at Olympics

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Women beach volleyball
Women beach volleyball players won't have to wear bikinis at the 2012 London Olympics. A new rule announced Tuesday says that participants in this summer's beach volleyball competition can wear shorts and sleeved tops...Read Remaining News...

Novak Djokovic: From war to Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic
He's the number-one tennis player in the world, a hero in his homeland, and a tough competitor who also likes having some fun on the court. Bob Simon profiles Novak Djokovic...Read Remaining News...

Pakistan won the Asia Cup Cricket of 2012 today, Thursday, the 22 March

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Last hope for Bangladesh Mashrafi Bin Mortuza
Finally Pakistan won the final of Asia Cup Cricket 2012 by beating Bangladeh by 2 Runs. This for the Second time that Pakistan has won the Asia Cup Cricket...Read Remaining News...

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets today, the 20th March, 2012

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Bangladesh on Tuesday beat Sri Lanka to virtually book their place in the final of the Asia Cup one-day tournament here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium...Read Remaining News...

John Isner upsets Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells

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John Isner
John Isner upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a semifinal match at the BNP Parbias Open...Read Remaining News...

'I am free', tweets Yuvraj Singh after being discharged from the hospital

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Yuvraj Singh
New Delhi:  Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was today discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy to recover from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston, USA...Read Remaining News...

A historic win: Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets today

Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets today, Friday, 2012
Bangladesh wins despite Tendulkar's Century
Bangladesh on Friday beat India in their one day international (ODI) cricket match of Asia Cup by 5 wickets in Mirpur...Read Remaining News...

Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century for India

Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century
Sachin Tendulkar thanks to God for his 100th century
India's Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to score 100 international centuries by compiling a ton in a one-day game against Bangladesh in Dhaka...Read Remaining News...

Messi reaches 50 goals in Barca win

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has now scored seven goals this week
(CNN) -- Two more goals from Lionel Messi, taking him to 50 goals in all competitions in a remarkable season, saw Barcelona win 2-0 at Racing Santander on Sunday to close the gap on Spanish leaders Real Madrid back to 10 points...Read Remaining News...

Mario Balotelli meets Noel Gallagher

 Mario Balotelli meets Noel Gallagher
Mario Balotelli and Noel Gallagher
Mario Balotelli: Full interview

Balotelli on the funny stories:

    * Did you give a tramp £1,000 after winning in the casino?: "Never"...Read Remaining News...

IFAB testing goal-line tech

Two systems set for final tests and could be in place by 2014
Football's lawmakers have revealed they will go ahead with final tests on two goal-line technology systems set to revolutionise the game...Read Remaining News...

Girls basketball: Gordon's career-high leads South Charleston

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Girl's Basketball

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Never behind and never in doubt, South Charleston rode the shooting stroke of senior Brittany Gordon to the Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 championship game...Read Remaining News...

Hijab ban driving women away from soccer

Hijab ban driving women away from soccer
Women Soccer
(Reuters) - Muslim women are being driven away from soccer by FIFA's ban of the hijab, with more likely to follow if rulemakers fail to reverse the decision at a meeting next month, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan told Reuters...Read Remaining News...

Egypt soccer violence kills 74, fans turn on army

Egypt soccer violence kills 74
Egypt soccer violence kills 74
(Reuters) - Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted...Read Remaining News...

Unsettled Bent becomes target for Liverpool as Dalglish eyes more firepower

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Liverpool are interested in a deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent...Read Remaining News...

Retired linebacker’s wife dies one month after their wedding

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Chris Draft
One month after getting married, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft lost his wife today after a long bout with lung cancer. She was so weakened by the disease that she was in a wheelchair for the private wedding, just one month before she died...Read Remaining News...

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AZ Alkmaar's goolkeeper fights with supporter
A FOOTBALL match was abandoned after a goalkeeper fought with a pitch invader - and was then sent off for protecting himself...Read Remaining News...