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Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps poses in the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in Long Beach, Calif. Phelps is entered in nine events over three days starting Saturday at the Southern California Grand Prix swim meet.
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SwimmerMichael Phelps has entered a guilty plea in his DUI case, appearing in a Baltimore, Md., courtroom on Friday. The winningest Olympian in history got his second...
noodls: (Source: AOC - Australian Olympic Committee Inc) Belcher and Ryan win Rio regatta 22 December 2014 Listen © Aquece Rio / AlexFerro SAILING: Australia's superstar 470 crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have signed off a triumphant sailing year with another...
China Daily: RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian football has "stopped in time" and must heed lessons from Europe to recover its past glory, according to former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka. In a television interview with...
noodls: (Source: Comitê Organizador dos Jogos Olímpicos e Paraolímpicos Rio 2016) The Norway women's handball team have taken a step closer to winning a third consecutive Olympic title by claiming the European crown and qualifying for the Rio 2016 Games. The Norwegian...
Business Insider: See Also Though thriving in parts of Asia, golf is struggling in America and much of Europe, and is trying to reinvent itself for a generation brought up on the quick hits of video games ON A recent Saturday Matt Owens, the owner of TrentonStreetGolf Course...
noodls: (Source: FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association) The praise heaped on Real Madrid by the team's FIFA Club World Cup rivals before the tournament turned out to be justified. The hot favourites more than lived up to expectations in Morocco by...
The Observer: Relatives of missing Mexican students demonstrate to demand that the government finds out what happened to them. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters Your story (Mexico authorities knew about attack on students as it happened, 16 December) does not reflect the...
The Observer: Madam Patricia with sold the Gordo, the Big Price, to the village of Sodeto from her lottery ticket shop in Aragon. Photograph: Alamy Costis Mitsotakis was dubbed the world’s unluckiest man when he became the only resident of the tiny Spanish village of Sodeto...
The Observer: Alison Owen (left) with her son Charlie and Barrowford primary school headteacher Rachel Tomlinson. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian When Alison Owen posted a photo on Facebook of a letter her son Charlie had brought home from his Lancashire...
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The Siasat Daily: Mumbai, December 21: When it comes to most affordable and convenient ways to reach your destination in the country, New Delhi offers the most affordable taxis for travellers from the airport to the city centre, covering 17.70 kilometre in Rs 500, according to...
Taipei Times: The first venues for the 2016 Rio de JaneiroOlympics will be completed by August or September next year, the city’s mayor promised on Friday during a site visit. “In our heads, the Olympics start next year. We will start to deliver the venues in...
The Columbus Dispatch: Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps avoided jail time yesterday when a Baltimore judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a...
The Charlotte Observer: BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410,...