August 27, 2014

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Federer: 2016 Games Possible, If Body Holds Up

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer says the London Olympics may not be his last. Federer said Thursday that he wants to be in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The seven-time Wimbledon champion, who will be 35 when the Summer Games go to South America, said playing in a sixth Olympics will depend on how his Read More…

Irish Boxer Ward Loses Case To Get Olympics Entry

LONDON (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed Irish boxer Joseph Ward’s appeal to be invited to the London Olympics ahead of a rival from Montenegro. The court said its panel had no jurisdiction to handle Ward’s case — and that “the application would have to be dismissed on the merits too.” Read More…

Usain Bolt Says Bad Back Has Caused Problems

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt fessed up. It was his back. The Olympic champion said Thursday a bad back has been causing him hamstring problems, leading to a pair of losses to training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials. “It was a slight problem. I got that fixed and I’m ready to go,” Bolt Read More…

Eric LeGrand Announces ‘retirement’ From Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Paralyzed former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand retired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, a little less than three months after his symbolic signing with the NFL team. The contract LeGrand received from the team now led by his former college coach, Greg Schiano, had no monetary value. His No. Read More…

PSU Coach O’Brien: Team Will Stay Together

CHICAGO (AP) — Penn State coach Bill O’Brien says he doesn’t know who is recruiting his Nittany Lions and he doesn’t care. O’Brien said Thursday at Big Ten media day that he expects to keep his team intact, despite sanctions handed down this week by the NCAA that will keep Penn State out of bowl Read More…

Gabon Draws 1-1 With Swiss In Olympics Debut

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Gabon rallied for a 1-1 Group B draw against Switzerland in its Olympics debut on Thursday. Admir Mehmedi put Switzerland ahead by converting an early penalty kick he was forced to retake after Innocent Emeghara was brought down inside the area. Gabon tied it in the 45th minute. Pierre Aubameyang collected Read More…

Sandusky Shower Abuse Victim To Sue Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker-room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward publicly to claim he was that boy, and is threatening to sue Read More…

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Top Crews To Meet In Men’s 8 Heat

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Olympic rowing regatta is set to start with a bang on Saturday after Germany, Britain and Canada were drawn together in a heavyweight heat in the men’s eight. With only one crew qualifying directly to the final, two of the event’s top boats will find themselves in the repechage and Read More…

Uruguay Beat Emirates 2-1

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Substitute Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the second half to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates Thursday in an Olympic qualifying match. Playing in front of a near capacity Old Trafford Stadium, the Emirates took the lead on the 23rd minute and looked the better side for much Read More…