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Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

6 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest...
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Bears host flag football tournament for 200 Special Olympics athletes

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days ago   |   The Washington Post

As scorching days become more common, athletes grapple with how to handle the heat.
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British Open 2019 leaderboard: Live golf scores, results from Thursday's Round 1

British Open 2019 leaderboard: Live golf scores, results from Thursday's Round 1

Follow SN's live British Open leaderboard for the round-by-round scores of Tiger Woods and the rest of the field at Royal Portrush in golf's final major of 2019. Read more ...

Man's golf shot kills daughter, 6, when ball hits her head

Man's golf shot kills daughter, 6, when ball hits her head

A six-year-old girl died Monday after she was hit in the head by a golf ball that her father hit, authorities said. Read more ...

Padres' Paddack loses no-hitter in 8th inning on Castro's HR

Padres' Paddack loses no-hitter in 8th inning on Castro's HR

MIAMI - Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack of the San Diego Padres lost his no-hit bid when the Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a home run. Read more ...

Bheem Goyal, 8-year-old cancer patient, starts in goal for Seattle Sounders

Bheem Goyal, 8-year-old cancer patient, starts in goal for Seattle Sounders

Bheem Goyal put together a flawless performance in his first game for the MLS side. Read more ...

Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

BOSTON - Rafael Devers hit a solo homer and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodríguez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox sent Toronto's Aaron... Read more ...

Deion Jones signs 4-year, $57M extension with Falcons

Deion Jones signs 4-year, $57M extension with Falcons

Jones was locked up just two days after the Falcons extended Grady Jarrett. Read more ...

Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 games

Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 games

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Phillies closer Héctor Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the... Read more ...

Phillies place Bruce on 10-day IL with strained oblique

Phillies place Bruce on 10-day IL with strained oblique

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies placed veteran outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Nick... Read more ...

Ewan posts first Tour stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellow

Ewan posts first Tour stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellow

TOULOUSE, France - Tour de France debutant Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory on Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday, while Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the race... Read more ...

Avalanche sign J.T. Compher to 4-year deal; Mikko Rantanen still waiting

Avalanche sign J.T. Compher to 4-year deal; Mikko Rantanen still waiting

J.T. Compher, 24, scored 16 goals and added 16 assists in his second full year with the Avalanche last season. Read more ...