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Donald Trump drags Usain Bolt into anthem row

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Urban League plans $30 million indoor track and field facility in west Louisville

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Urban League plans $30 million indoor track and field facility in west Louisville


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UConn Will Honor A Hero With Grueling 'Bone Mill' Run On Saturday

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UConn Will Honor A Hero With Grueling 'Bone Mill' Run On Saturday


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Usain Bolt injured in final career race

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Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ

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Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ


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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships

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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships


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Colorado cornerback/decathlete has NFL and Olympics on radar
BOULDER | Colorado junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver can run with the best of them. Same goes with high jump, hurdle, pole vault , shot put, long jump and throw the javelin . A multidimensional threat on the football field , Oliver also happens to be a rising decathlete in track and field. His goals one day are straightforward: cover elite receivers in the NFL and contend at the Olympics in the 10-event competition   Read More ...
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Motor racing: Usain Bolt to put Hamilton under starter's orders
LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, the “world’s fastest man”, will be putting Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton under starter’s orders for what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix this weekend. The eight-times Olympic gold-medalist sprinter, who retired after the world championships in London last August, has been enlisted to send the field off for the pre-race formation lap at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt to start United States Grand Prix in a showbiz line-up that includes Michael Buffer and Justin Timberlake
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Athletics boss Sebastian Coe wants to meet Usain Bolt in bid to revamp sport
Seb Coe wants to meet Usain Bolt Believes Bolt can help revamp sport Says athletes must realize they're entertainers Could athletics have franchises, drafts and pop up tracks? The chief of the International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe sees the eight-time Olympic champion, who sprinted into retirement earlier this year, as a major asset who still has a big part to play in marketing the sport in the next few years   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt and pancakes: Lexi Thompson's Perfect Day
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Donald Trump drags Usain Bolt into anthem row
US President Donald Trump has dragged Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt into the ongoing row about athletes protesting during the US national anthem.   Read More ...
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Trump pulls Jamaica's Usain Bolt into national anthem debate
Not even the world's fastest man could outrun the national anthem debate that's raging in the U.S. President Donald Trump late Tuesday tweeted a 2012 video that shows Jamaica's Usain Bolt cutting off an interview so he can stand in silence for "The Star-Spangled Banner." “Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem,” Trump   Read More ...
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Trump uses Usain Bolt in anthem war
NEW YORK, USA – In a late-night update, the New York Post is reporting that President of the United States Donald Trump again put out a tweet calling for athletes to stand during the national anthem – and even dragged all-time great sprinter Usain Bolt into the fray Tuesday night. According to the New York Post, Trump posted a video of the Jamaican Olympic gold medalist being interviewed on TV during the 2016 Rio games   Read More ...
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President Trump tweets 2012 video of Usain Bolt stopping interview to ‘show respect’ for national anthem in light of NFL protests
The NFL protests are Jamaican President Trump crazy. he Tweeter-in-Chief shared an old video from 2012 London Olympics Games on Tuesday night of legendary sprinter Usain Bolt stopping a live interview with a TV station to show respect for U.S. national anthem. “Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem!” Trump tweeted, furthering his crusade against the NFL and its many players who knelt during the national anthem on Sunday   Read More ...
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Trump tweets video of Usain Bolt 'respecting' anthem
President Donald Trump the NFL should make a rule that forces all players to stand during the national anthem after hundreds of players around the league refused to stand on Sunday. The players were sitting or kneeling to peacefully protest and many explained why they chose to do so. The protests started with Colin Kaepernick, who wanted to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality, last season   Read More ...
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Urban League plans $30 million indoor track and field facility in west Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Urban League, in conjunction with Metro government, plans to build a $30 million indoor track and field facility at the Heritage West site in the Russell neighborhood. Louisville Mayor Fischer made the announcement on Tuesday morning. The property is located at the corner of South 30th Street and West Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The Urban League will develop the state-of-the-art facility   Read More ...
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UConn Will Honor A Hero With Grueling 'Bone Mill' Run On Saturday
UConn's track and field program will be spend Saturday honoring the memory of one of its own. The Kyle Milliken Memorial Run, a five-mile trek through one of the most challenging routes on campus, will begin at 1 p.m. The run will be a celebration of the life and career of Milliken, a 2002 UConn graduate, track and field alumnus and Navy Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), who was killed in action on May 5 in East Africa while serving his country   Read More ...
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South names coaches for track and field, wrestling
FARGO—Three new coaches have been hired at Fargo South High School for the sports of boys and girls track and field and wrestling.Larry Seljevold is the new.   Read More ...
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Prep boys track and field: Verona's Paul Natzke remembered for living life to the fullest
Paul Natzke was consistently upbeat. He did not let obstacles stop his quest to attempt new adventures or stymie his zest his life. “He was an all-around sports kid,” his mother, Kathie Natzke, said. “He was always smiling and always positive. He was excited to try anything new. He never met a stranger. He called everyone a friend. He became friends quickly with his track teammates   Read More ...
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JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox G - | WBTV Charlotte
JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Resigns Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2017) – After almost 10 seasons as head coach of the Johnson C. Smith University track and field and cross country programs, Lennox Graham has announced his resignation. “I wish the track and field programs, the athletic department and Johnson C. Smith University nothing but great success in the future,” said Graham   Read More ...
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Irish jockey punches a horse and gets a four-day ban
The whip wasn’t good enough for this jockey. Before a steeplechase race at the Tramore racecourse in Ireland last month, jockey Davy Russell punched the horse he was riding — Kings Dolly — in the back of the head. That earned Russell a four-day ban, according to Racing UK. Russell was initially given a caution for his actions, which the BBC said came when the horse pulled up at a pre-race “show” hurdle   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt predicts his world records could stand for 15-20 years
KYOTO, Japan — Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades. The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both set in Berlin in 2009   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt predicts his world records could stand for 15-20 years
KYOTO, Japan — Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades. The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both set in Berlin in 2009   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt injured in final career race
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt pulled up injured in the final race of his career, Saturday’s 4x100 meter relay at the World Championships in London.   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt injured in final career race
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt pulled up injured in the final race of his career, Saturday’s 4x100 meter relay at the World Championships in London.   Read More ...
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Winnisquam’s Mann enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime experience competing in Australia
By TIM O’SULLIVAN Monitor staff Kyle Mann didn’t just go away for summer vacation. He went about as far away as you can go. Last fall, Mann, then a sophomore at Winnisquam, was invited to a track and field event in Australia by Down Under Sports, a company that has been organizing international competitions for nearly 30 years in order to, “use the common language of sports to bridge the continents   Read More ...
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Utah football: Opposing receivers will have tough time outrunning Javelin Guidry
Speed has always been Javelin Guidry’s most outstanding physical gift, but his ability to learn quickly has proven his biggest attribute during Utah’s preseason football camp. Guidry, a 5-foot-9, 188-pound former high school football and track standout in both Texas and California, came into camp as a young cornerback with elite speed. In a relatively short period of time, the freshman has taken steps towards transforming himself into a potential defensive play-maker   Read More ...
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Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ
As a young girl growing up in the Boston Edison Historic District on Detroit’s west side, Kyra Jefferson loved playing and running around with her cousins. She had no idea that hanging out with them would turn into a long, successful career, and a national championship. Now, not only is she a University of Florida graduate, but on June 10th, Jefferson became the 200-meter Women's NCAA Track Champion with a collegiate-record time of 22   Read More ...
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Team USA’s Tianna Bartoletta medals at worlds despite being homeless for three months
Tears streamed down the face of Team USA’s Tianna Bartoletta as she collected her bronze medal in the long jump during the final days of the IAAF World Championships last weekend. Having previously won gold in the event at worlds twice before, and being the reigning Olympic gold medalist at the long jump, Bartoletta’s had better finishes, but she wasn’t crying sad tears   Read More ...
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Americans win 30 medals at world track and field championships
LONDON >> Allyson Felix earned a second gold medal on Sunday and highlighted the overwhelming performance of the United States at the 10-day world championships. In doing so, Felix made sure she became the most decorated athlete in the history of the event — and that includes Usain Bolt. Felix won gold in the 4x400-meter relay a day after winning the same color medal in the 4x100 relay   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt, Mayweather, And McGregor Net Worth
Usain Bolt, Floyd Mayweather, and Conor McGregor are three sportsmen who have for years made headlines for dominating their respective sports. As such, it would be interesting to learn their net worth. Usain Bolt Starting with Usain Bolt, the Jamaican has dominated the 100 and 200-meter sprints for years. Born on August 21, 1986, he was the first athlete in the world to simultaneously hold record titles for the two   Read More ...
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Bolt gets the cheers, and Americans get the medals at worlds
LONDON – Usain Bolt took a last leisurely stroll around the track, placed his hands over his heart and then pointed toward the stands, where barely a soul had left. The running had been over for nearly 30 minutes. As always, though, Bolt had a way of making everybody stay. The world championships came to a melancholy close Sunday with an on-track tribute to the man who made the sport fun again   Read More ...
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Agony for Usain Bolt as he pulls up injured in track farewell
(CNN) - Usain Bolt's farewell appearance at the world championships ended in disastrous fashion as he pulled up injured on the final leg of the men's 4x100 meter relay Saturday. Bolt took the baton for Jamaica in third place but within a few strides he had fallen to the ground, clutching his left leg, as host Britain secured a shock gold ahead of a United States team containing Justin Gatlin   Read More ...
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Athletics: Perkovic dominates discus to clinch second world title
LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic eased her way to a second world discus title after being the only athlete to throw over 70 meters at the World Championships on Sunday. The Croatian, who first won the world title in 2013, threw 70.31m on her second attempt which was enough to triumph in the same stadium in which she won Olympic gold in 2012   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt’s illustrious career ends in tears after cramp downs him in final race
It was a heartbreaking ending to an outstanding track and field career for Usain Bolt on Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in London. Running the final leg of the men’s 4×100 relay for Jamaica, Bolt failed to finish when a cramp in his left hamstring led him to pull up just after teammate Yohan Blake handed him the baton. Bolt collapsed on the track, as the British, American and Japanese teams soared ahead to secure their first-, second- and third-place podium spots, respectively   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race
Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too
The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt pulls up lame with cramp, can't finish his final relay race
Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World's Fastest Man skittered to a stop — hopping, skipping, jumping, then finally dropping to the ground and tumbling forward before coming to a rest. While the winning team from Britain crossed the finish line, Bolt was writhing on the track, where he eventually wound up chest down with his face pressed into Lane 5   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt injured in final race
LONDON -- ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt injures leg in final race of career
Usain Bolt finished his stellar career in excruciating pain, the Jamaican sprinter crumpling to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday at the world athletics championships in London. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition   Read More ...
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German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Johannes Vetter won the javelin at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as his great rival and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler missed out on the podium. Vetter's opening throw of 89.89 meters was enough to win the gold and the 24-year-old was overcome with emotion after clinching the title, mopping his tears on a German flag. Czech Republic pair Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych threw personal bests of 89   Read More ...
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Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in 4x100-meter relay, his final track event
LONDON - Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition   Read More ...
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