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Olympics: Syrian refugee Mardini hails 'amazing' Olympic experience - 08/07/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Yusra Mardini, the teenager who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy fleeing war-torn Syria, won her 100m butterfly heat in Rio Saturday to launch an "amazing"...

Olympics: Gisele, samba as Rio gets Games party started - 08/06/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Rob Woollard- The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Friday as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic...

Palestinians plan satellite TV sports channel: founder - 02/14/2016

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES- A new Palestinian satellite sports channel is to carry out a pilot transmission on Wednesday, with plans to start regular broadcasts in the summer, one of its...

Olympics: Beijing clinches historic 2022 Winter Games vote - 07/31/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, Tim Witcher- Beijing on Friday narrowly won a historic International Olympic Committee vote for the 2022 Winter Games that secured its place in sporting history. The Chinese...

Olympics: Old Cold War foes make it dark day for USA boxers - 08/02/2012

LONDON, Pirate Irwin- The lights went out on the United States' bright start to the boxing at the Olympics on Wednesday as all three fighters lost to opponents from old Cold War foes Russia and Cuba....

Football: Mallorca go sixth with Malaga win - 11/28/2010

MADRID, Phil Seery- Real Mallorca kept up their push for European football moving into the top six with a 2-0 home win over strugglers Malaga on Sunday. Mallorca followed up last weekend's...

Football: Lille let lead slip as rain wreaks havoc in France - 11/01/2010

PARIS, Tom Williams- A pair of goalkeeping clangers saw Lille held to a 1-1 draw at Valenciennes on Sunday, as torrential rain brought serious disruption to the French first division fixtures....

Delhi opening ceremony on track despite chaos - 09/25/2010

NEW DELHI- The organiser of the opening ceremony for the Delhi Commonwealth Games said Friday preparations for the show were on track -- unlike chaos elsewhere with the start just nine days away....

Cricket: Afridi blasts Hameed in Pakistan corruption row - 09/05/2010

CARDIFF, Julian Guyer- Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi blasted Yasir Hameed as being mentally a teenager as the batsman insisted he was duped by a newspaper over betting scam claims which eclipsed the...

Fiesta time in Spain after World Cup glory Origin: Spain - 07/12/2010

MADRID, Daniel Silva - Spain revelled in World Cup glory Monday as its conquering football team headed home with the trophy having inspired a red and gold fiesta with their victory in the final over...
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