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Several Athletes Have Defective Medals From Rio Olympics

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Several Athletes Have Defective Medals From Rio Olympics

- Photo More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to United States Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to Games organizers, who will replace them because of flaking, black spots and other damage, the U.S.O.C. said Tuesday. The Americans, including the gold medal wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Helen Maroulis, are among at least 100 Olympians from across the globe with defective medals

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METRO ATHLETE: DV's Schulz running strong heading to last state meet

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METRO ATHLETE: DV's Schulz running strong heading to last state meet

- NORTH SIOUX CITY – A fully healthy Marisa Schulz is ready for her final prep track and field meet. Schulz raced to a near personal best in the mile during the South Dakota Class A region 4 meet last Thursday at Lillibridge Track Complex on the University of South Dakota campus. The Dakota Valley senior crossed in 5:13.79 to set the new region meet record in the 1,600, one of three events Schulz will compete in at this weekend’s South Dakota State Track and Field Meet

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Decatur woman arrested for running illegal gambling operation

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Decatur woman arrested for running illegal gambling operation

- A Decatur woman is facing up to a year in jail for running an illegal gambling operation at her home, police said. Sharon Reedus, 45, is accused of taking cash bets in a scheme similar to a lottery, police said. Players bet on "a little bit of everything, from sports to what's going to be on the news today," said Lt

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Briggs Bourgeois, Janie O'Connor win The Advocate's Athlete of the Year awards

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Briggs Bourgeois, Janie O'Connor win The Advocate's Athlete of the Year awards

- Briggs Bourgeois. and Janie O’Connor. had a good idea what to expect. Winning The Advocate’s Athlete of the Year awards simply took things to another level, one the two seniors relished. “It was exciting to win,” Bourgeois said. “I feel honored. There are some great names on that list of winners. Last year was my first year to know what this award was about, and now I do and this means a lot

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Horizon Honors runner wins three state championships

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Horizon Honors runner wins three state championships

- Winning three state titles can be difficult for any athlete. Winning three over the span of two days is even more difficult, especially when they are the three longest races at the meet. Three state championships was what Horizon Honors senior Trevor Tam had set his mind on heading into the AIA Division IV State Championship meet held recently at Mesa Community College

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Dar runners keen on medals in US

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Dar runners keen on medals in US

- Dar es Salaam. Three Tanzanian middle distance runners, including the 2017 San Francisco 5,000m race winner Gabriel Gerald, will compete in the Border to border race in the United States next week. Gerald, who is among local runners who have qualified for this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in London, United Kingdom in August, is now in the US for the 10km race slated for Monday

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SIOUXLAND ATHLETE: L-B's Wagner closes prep career with title

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SIOUXLAND ATHLETE: L-B's Wagner closes prep career with title

- LAWTON, Iowa – Jadin Wagner closed out her prep sports career in style, by performing her best on the biggest stage. The Lawton-Bronson senior used her very first throw in the Class 1A shot put competition at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships to come away as the state champion. Wagner became the school's first girls field event state champion with her 40-11

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Olympics: Australia closer to sports lottery for funding athletes

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Olympics: Australia closer to sports lottery for funding athletes

- MELBOURNE Australia's federal sports minister Greg Hunt has thrown his weight behind a push for a national lottery to boost funding for athletes and arrest the country's slide down the Olympic medals table. Australia had its worst medal haul in 24 years at the 2016 Rio Games, finishing 10th in the standings to continue a decline that has set in since consecutive top-five finishes at the home 2000 Sydney Games and in Athens four years later

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Athletics: Salazar broke anti-doping rules: Report

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Athletics: Salazar broke anti-doping rules: Report

- NEW YORK • A confidential United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) report says track coach Alberto Salazar has violated drug protocols with Britain's Mo Farah and other elite runners, the New York Times has reported. The newspaper outlined on Saturday how the 269-page report on the Oregon Project, a Nike-financed initiative featuring some of the world's top runners, created tensions between Salazar and athletes over medical issues and methods of boosting performance

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STATE TRACK: Sheldon's Siebrecht wins four golds

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STATE TRACK: Sheldon's Siebrecht wins four golds

- DES MOINES – Keri Siebrecht loves the opportunity she enjoys while competing at the Iowa State Track and Field Championship. Siebrecht speeds down the straightaway and around the Blue Oval inside Drake Stadium in her wheelchair, savoring the chance to compete for state championships. The Sheldon sophomore came away with four state titles Saturday, winning all four events contested in the wheelchair division

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Athletes told to return Olympic medals due to rust

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Athletes told to return Olympic medals due to rust

- Dozens of Olympic winning athletes from the Rio Games are being asked to return their medals because they have rusted or developed black spots on them.

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Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Lions doing all they can to stick with young running backs for 2017

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Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Lions doing all they can to stick with young running backs for 2017

- Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah discusses his return from 2016 foot surgery on May 18, 2017. By Dave Birkett, DFP. Are the Detroit Lions making the right move by passing on veterans and sticking with a young RB group with major injury concerns? A "gamer" has a history of playing well in big games. If someone is "tough," they have sustained an obvious pounding or obvious injury and returned to the game

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Red Sox Lose Third Straight To The Athletics

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Red Sox Lose Third Straight To The Athletics

- By The Sports Xchange. OAKLAND, Calif. — Mark Canha, Khris Davis, Chad Pinder and Jed Lowrie each hit a home run, powering the Oakland Athletics to an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. The A’s defeated the Red Sox for the third straight time in the four-game series and will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon

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STATE TRACK: KP/WC shares state team title

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STATE TRACK: KP/WC shares state team title

- DES MOINES – Alec Still went out a winner at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships. The Woodbury Central senior closed a strong prep career at Drake Stadium Saturday with a state title in the Class 2A 800-meter run, running 1:56.53. The University of Iowa recruit wrapped up a four-year career that saw him earn 12 state medals, but it’s his last race in a Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central uniform that he will remember the most

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Photos: Nebraska state track and field finals

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Photos: Nebraska state track and field finals

- Four state track championships in one day — the most the rules will allow — has been done before, though perhaps not in such a combination. Rylee Rice, a freshman from Ainsworth, won two longer races — the girls Class C 800 and 1,600 — and two short ones — the 100 and 300 hurdles — Saturday at Burke Stadium.

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Day 2 of the state track and field championships

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Day 2 of the state track and field championships

- WEBVTT OMAHA WESTSIDE'S MILO GREDERSETS A NEW STATE RECORD ON ASOGGY TRACK AT OMAHA BURKESTADIUM TODAY, FINISHING THE1600 IN 4.09.6.MADI MUMA OF LINCOLN EAST BREAKSTHE MEET RECORD IN THE 800, ANDHUSKER FOOTBALL COMMIT CAMJURGENS OF BEATRICE WINSALL-CLASS GOLD IN THE DISCUS.JURGENS IS NOW A 3-TIME STATECHAMPION AS A JUNIOR.CLASS B GIRLS 100-METER HURDLESCOMING DOWN TO THE WIRE,RALSTON'S LAUREN TAMAYO IN THEBABY BLUE EDGING OUT EMILY MICEKIN A TIME OF JUST UNDER 15

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Preps 2016-17: A list of metro-area state champions

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Preps 2016-17: A list of metro-area state champions

- .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Team FOOTBALL: Rio Rancho (6A), St. Pius (5A) BOYS SOCCER: La Cueva (6A), Albuquerque Academy (5A) GIRLS SOCCER: Cibola (6A), Albuquerque Academy (5A), Sandia Prep (4A) VOLLEYBALL: St. Pius (5A), Sandia Prep (4A) BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Albuquerque Academy (5A) GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Rio Rancho (6A), Albuquerque Academy (5A) WRESTLING: Cleveland (6A), Belen (5A) BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: Albuquerque Academy (5A-6A) GIRLS SWIMMING/DIVING: Albuquerque Academy (5A-6A), Hope Christian (1A-4A) BOYS BASKETBALL: Volcano Vista (6A), Hope Christian (4A) GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sandia (6A) SPIRIT: Valley (6A dance), Valencia (5A cheer), Hope Christian (4A dance) BASEBALL: La Cueva (6A) SOFTBALL: La Cueva (6A) BOYS GOLF: Cleveland (6A), Hope Christian (1A-4A) GIRLS GOLF: La Cueva (6A) BOYS TENNIS: La Cueva (6A), Albuquerque Academy (5A) GIRLS TENNIS: Eldorado (6A) BOYS TRACK & FIELD: Cleveland (6A), Albuquerque Academy (5A) GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: Cleveland (6A), Hope Christian (4A) Total (35): Albuquerque Academy (8), La Cueva (5), Hope Christian (5), Cleveland (4), Rio Rancho (2), St

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3-A athletes punch ticket to state track and field finals

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3-A athletes punch ticket to state track and field finals

- A girls state track and field finals are set, with some local athletes punching a ticket to Saturday's action. Belvidere North's 4x800M relay team qualified for the finals, as did Blue Thunder pole vaulter Taylor Ferguson. Harlem has Olivia Lewis in the triple jump and Catie Daily in the discus in Saturday's finals. DeKalb has a couple of relay teams in the finals, with the Lady Barbs sending their 4x100M and 4x200M teams to the final round

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Stateline Boasts Multiple Girls Track & Field State Champions
Stateline Boasts Multiple Girls Track & Field State Champions The Rockford region had a big day on Eastern Illinois' big blue track for the 2017 IHSA girls track and field state championships, boasting multiple champions and medalists across various events. Lutheran senior Courtney Sockwell successfully defended her crown as 1-A's fastest woman, winning the 100m and 200m dashes for the second straight year. She clocked a 11.95 in the 100, and a 25   Read More ...
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Male Athlete of the Year: Austin Lufkin, Brewer
Male Athlete of the Year: Austin Lufkin, Brewer He owns a state shot put record and a pair of New England championships, but Brewer High senior Austin Lufkin still calls himself a football player first, and a thrower second. “I am a football player who does track,” Lufkin said. “That’s what I ended up choosing for college and that’s what I’m pursuing.” Austin Lufkin broke the shot put record set in 1977   Read More ...
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Muslim female athletes embrace sports hijabs at Deering High
Muslim female athletes embrace sports hijabs at Deering High Deering High sophomore Tabarek Kadhim wasn’t entirely comfortable about playing sports – but that’s changed now that the school is offering sports hijabs for female Muslim athletes. “I did not do any tennis until now because I was so nervous and shy about wearing my stylish hijab during an athletic event,” said Kadhim, clad in a slick purple cap that matched her uniform and covered her hair, ears and neck   Read More ...
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Oakland rolls past Red Sox, 8-3
Oakland rolls past Red Sox, 8-3 OAKLAND, Calif. — Chad Pinder had never hit a ball that hard or that far – and only slugger Mark McGwire had done so previously for the Oakland Athletics. Pinder hit a monster home run tracked at 460 feet and Khris Davis and Mark Canha also connected in the fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics cleared the fences four times in all to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Saturday for their third straight win   Read More ...
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Sugarloaf Marathon: Samuelson, Westphal running beyond 60, together
Sugarloaf Marathon: Samuelson, Westphal running beyond 60, together The last time Joan Benoit Samuelson and Michael Westphal ran together was for part of Mile 10 of the 1979 Boston Marathon. They were both college students from Maine, and talked about Westphal’s sister (also named Joan), a former running rival of Samuelson and the only girl who ever beat her in a high school race. Joan Benoit Samuelson hopes to run the first sub-3-hour marathon for a woman over 60 this fall, but Sunday is "all about Michael" Westphal   Read More ...
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A's hit 4 home runs to beat Red Sox for 3rd straight win
A's hit 4 home runs to beat Red Sox for 3rd straight win Saturday, May 20, 2017 05:26PM OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chad Pinder had never hit a ball that hard or that far -- and only slugger Mark McGwire had done so previously for the Oakland Athletics. Pinder hit a monster home run tracked at 460 feet and Khris Davis and Mark Canha also connected in the fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics cleared the fences four times in all to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Saturday for their third straight win   Read More ...
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Agoura's Tara Davis has no equal at the Southern Section track and field finals
Agoura's Tara Davis has no equal at the Southern Section track and field finals Standing at the end of the runway, Agoura’s Tara Davis put her hands together as she always does. It’s quite an accomplishment when those who did not come to see a specific athlete have learned his or her name over time. Davis is a star with no equal in the state right now. She came close to winning the state meet by herself, pulling in a ridiculous 28 points across her three events last summer   Read More ...
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'Bolting' to an 'A' - US student wows history fair with presentation on his hero Usain Bolt
'Bolting' to an 'A' - US student wows history fair with presentation on his hero Usain Bolt When 12-year-old Jonathan Middleton of Texas in the United States was asked to prepare a presentation for his school's history fair and 'wax museum', there was no question that his project would feature his favourite runner, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt. Middleton, the son of two university professors - his father a lecturer in religion and literature at Texas Christian University - loves everything Jamaican, and when his social studies teacher announced the assignment last month, he whipped out his Jamaican flag, spray paint and best Jamaican accent to woo his classmates   Read More ...
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Track & Field: Fantastic first day has Grandview girls in 5A lead
Track & Field: Fantastic first day has Grandview girls in 5A lead LAKEWOOD | Halfway through the abbreviated Class 5A state track meet, things got good quickly for the Grandview girls track team. Bolstered by a slew of state championship-winning performances Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium, the Wolves piled up 70 points going into Sunday’s final day as they take aim at the program’s first state title. Cherokee Trail sits in second after one day with 31 points, Mountain Vista is third with 29 and defending state champion Fort Collins holds 26 points   Read More ...
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Records, national marks highlight eye-popping 4A district track and field championships
Records, national marks highlight eye-popping 4A district track and field championships Some call this the district championships. Bellarmine Prep coach Matt Ellis calls it the first round of the state championships. It’s not lost on him and coach Keith Wren that their boys track and field team won its first district title in school history on a sunny Saturday at French Field in Kent. But they’d like some bigger hardware. “It’s a nice accomplishment,” Ellis said   Read More ...
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Red Sox Lose Third Straight To The Athletics
Red Sox Lose Third Straight To The Athletics By The Sports Xchange. OAKLAND, Calif. — Mark Canha, Khris Davis, Chad Pinder and Jed Lowrie each hit a home run, powering the Oakland Athletics to an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. The A’s defeated the Red Sox for the third straight time in the four-game series and will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon   Read More ...
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STATE TRACK: KP/WC shares state team title
STATE TRACK: KP/WC shares state team title DES MOINES – Alec Still went out a winner at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships. The Woodbury Central senior closed a strong prep career at Drake Stadium Saturday with a state title in the Class 2A 800-meter run, running 1:56.53. The University of Iowa recruit wrapped up a four-year career that saw him earn 12 state medals, but it’s his last race in a Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central uniform that he will remember the most   Read More ...
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Photos: Nebraska state track and field finals
Photos: Nebraska state track and field finals Four state track championships in one day — the most the rules will allow — has been done before, though perhaps not in such a combination. Rylee Rice, a freshman from Ainsworth, won two longer races — the girls Class C 800 and 1,600 — and two short ones — the 100 and 300 hurdles — Saturday at Burke Stadium.   Read More ...
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