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Why US women are likely to outperform the men again at the Olympics

The Americans are favorites in most team sports, and the gymnasts are as strong as ever. But staying ahead of the rest of the world remains a challenge The Year of the Woman, the headlines proclaimed throughout the 2012 Olympics. Globally, participation was up to 44.3% of the total athletes …

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Banning Russia from Rio is imperative to save Olympics credibility | Andy Bull

The findings of Richard McLarens report on state-sponsored doping in Russia mean viewers of the Olympic Games in Rio next month will struggle to believe in the purity of sport On 4 July 2007, Vladimir Putin arrived by private jet in Guatemala City ready for the 119th session of the …

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Hyped prospect Dario Saric signs contract with Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers sign touted international prospect two years after acquiring his rights on a draft-night trade The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect DarioSarictwo years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal. Saricwas originally drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft …

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LeBron James leads call to end gun violence: ‘We have to do better’

James and other NBA stars address recent shootings of black men and urge fellow athletes to renounce violence LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence …

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Police walk off job after Minnesota Lynx players wear Black Lives Matter shirts

Four off-duty officers walked off the job after Minnesota Lynx players wore pregame warm-up jerseys supporting the Black Lives Matter movement A police union official says four off-duty Minneapolis officers working a WNBA game on a freelance basis walked off the job at the citys Target Center arena Saturday after …

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Kevin Durant officially joins Warriors: It was feelings I couldnt ignore

Former OKC star is officially introduced as a Golden State player, and becomes highest paid player on the roster A beaming Kevin Durant was officially introduced as a Warriors player on Tuesday, and the latest addition to Golden States star-packed roster admitted he felt as comfortable as Ive ever felt …

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Kevin Durant ‘blown away’ by LA Clippers’ vision, reports say

Decision on Durants future expected sooner rather than later after he sits down with the five teams that were invited to take part in discussions Kevin Durant met the Warriors and the Clippers on Friday about a possible switch from Oklahoma and one of Durants team told ESPN Durant was …

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The great Pat Summitt took a fringe game and made it big | Les Carpenter

Summitts legacy is not just the eight NCAA title trophies, but the popularity of womens basketball and the dreams of thousands who can aspire to a pro career Pat Summitt was 22 years old, a kid just out of college, when the University of Tennessee made her their womens basketball …

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Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony lead US Olympic basketball team

The US Olympic team have selected the 12-player roster that will try to win gold at Rio The US Olympic team have selected the 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Durant and Anthony are …

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