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Australia won't move into Rio Olympic Village after toilets fail stress test

Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro. "Electricity and water is not...

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  • Alabama teen wrestler has perfect record, a state title and no legs

    As a kid, Hasaan Hawthorne would watch World Wrestling Entertainment and imagine himself among the stars. With his babysitter standing in for The Undertaker or another one of WWE's colorful characters, Hawthorne would climb to the top of his couch -- in his mind, the top rope of the wrestling ring...

      • Jose Abreu's former agent indicted on federal charges of human trafficking

        Jose Abreu's former agent indicted on federal charges of human trafficking

        A federal grand jury has indicted Bart Hernandez, a former agent for White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, on charges related to human trafficking, according to court records. According to the sealed indictment filed in district court in Miami, Hernandez conspired beginning in 2008 with two convicted...

        • Former Athletics, White Sox infielder and outfielder Tony Phillips dies

          Former Athletics, White Sox infielder and outfielder Tony Phillips dies

          Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics' sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56. The A's didn't provide a cause of death Friday in announcing Phillips' passing, which the club said...

            • Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

              Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

              The Browns say troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report the team lied to cover up that he came to work intoxicated. The Browns say Manziel was in the NFL's concussion protocol from Dec....

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                • Founder hopes Jamestown High Fishing Club start of something bigger

                  Founder hopes Jamestown High Fishing Club start of something bigger

                  Exactly where it will lead, founders and organizers aren't yet sure, but the groundwork has been laid for Jamestown High Fishing Club. The club was officially approved by the school in May. Rising Jamestown senior Ashby Walls led the charge, starting simply by telling a friend, "Let's start a fishing...

                    • William and Mary picked to finished second in CAA football behind Richmond

                      William and Mary picked to finished second in CAA football behind Richmond

                      William and Mary was picked to finished second in the league and the Tribe put five on the preseason all-conference football team at Colonial Athletic Association Media Day Tuesday in Baltimore. William and Mary got one first-place vote and Richmond was picked to win the CAA with 19 first-place...

                        • Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

                          Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

                          The 2016 Virginia Gazette boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes of the year share at least one crucial characteristic that Lafayette competitors often do: versatility. The outdoor seasons for this year's winners, Lafayette's Michael Tyler and Alexis Brender A Brandis, were characterized...

                            • Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

                              Bell's steady showing in '15 bodes well for rising Jamestown senior golfer next season

                              Some prospective college athletes can be coy about their next-level intentions. Not rising Jamestown senior William Bell, the 2016 Virginia Gazette golfer of the Year. He wants to play for what he called the "greatest golf school of all-time," Oklahoma State, and is not shy about it. "… A long shot...

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