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Bears host flag football tournament for 200 Special Olympics athletes

9 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - The Bears opened up Halas Hall for a flag football tournament for Special Olympics on Saturday. Around 200 Special Olympics athletes were able to participate and get...
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Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

11 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil.
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Persistence, positive attitude launched Olympian Herb Douglas Jr

Persistence, positive attitude launched Olympian Herb Douglas Jr

13 hours ago   |   Post Gazette

Pittsburgh native Herb Douglas Jr. won a bronze medal in the 1948 Olympics and started the Jesse Owens Foundation.
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Swimming-As Olympics near, swimmers look to make their mark at worlds

20 hours ago   |   National Post

SEOUL - The slogan for this month's world aquatics championships in South Korea is "Dive into Peace" but geopolitics will be the last thing on swimmers minds as they plunge...
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Photo finish decides 10k open water race at world titles

Photo finish decides 10k open water race at world titles

21 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

GWANGJU, South Korea - After 10 kilometers of open-water swimming in the sea, world championship organizers needed a photo finish to determine the winner of the Olympic...
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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

1 day ago   |   Saint Louis Today   |   5 articles

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in...
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Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being struck by car; former boxing champion was 55

1 day ago   |   Newsday   |   5 articles

Whitaker was an Olympic gold medalist and welterweight champion and was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters.
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Former boxing champion Pernell ‘Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed by driver in Virginia Beach

1 day ago   |   The Washington Post   |   7 articles

Considered one of the greatest defensive fighters in history, Whitaker won Olympic gold and titles in four weight classes.
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Extreme heat is changing sports, from the Olympics to local races

1 day ago   |   The Washington Post

As scorching days become more common, athletes grapple with how to handle the heat.
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Anthony Davis reportedly to pull out of USA Basketball, World Cup this summer

1 day ago   |   NBC Sports   |   3 articles

He still plans to play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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