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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Phelps runs his gold medal count to 21

RIO DE JANEIRO - This is the one Michael Phelps really wanted, and it showed. With challengers all around, he simply wouldn't be denied.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Ledecky smashes record in 400 at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO -Katie Ledecky was racing nothing but the clock. It was no contest. The unassuming teenager crushed her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Hungarian swimmer smashes world record

RIO DE JANEIRO - After repeated frustration on the sport's biggest stage, Katinka Hosszu, of Hungary, crushed the world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley Saturday night to make the ...
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Phelps is hedging on final Olympics

Michael Phelps is back for a sequel to his Olympic farewell. This time, he insists, it really is goodbye. Or is it?
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Phelps to carry U.S. flag in opening ceremony

Adding another honor to his remarkable career, Michael Phelps was chosen to carry the U.S. flag in Friday night's opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, July 29, 2016

What has happened to the venues used in 1996 Olympics?

ATLANTA - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Johnston has become fan favorite at Royal Troon

Andrew Johnston, a burly, bearded Englishman who answers to "Beef," has become the fan favorite at Royal Troon with his brilliant shots and jovial demeanor over the first three rounds.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, July 15, 2016

Players with earlier tee times caught break at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day went through four pairs of gloves, trying desperately to stay dry in the pounding rain. At one hole, he accounted for the howling wind by aiming his shot toward the ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Campers can't beat price or location near British Open venue

TROON, Scotland - For the first time, the R&A is giving a small group of fans the chance to camp out during the British Open, making things much more affordable for families and young adults.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

McIlroy states his case as among the world's best

TROON, Scotland - Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four.
By Paul Newberry

Newberry: Olympic golf has turned into a fiasco

Now that Jordan Spieth has followed the lead of Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, Rio will be putting on a men's tournament roughly equivalent to the John Deere Classic, missing the top ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, July 1, 2016

Phelps edges Lochte in epic race

In the latest epic of their longtime rivalry - and billed as the last showdown in their home country - Michael Phelps edged Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Phelps qualifies for his record fifth Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Some US swimming stars struggling at trials

OMAHA, Neb. - One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ledecky heading to Rio after winning 400 freestyle

OMAHA, Neb. - Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it's a bit of a disappointment when she doesn't set a world record. The 19-year-old has no complaints. She's heading back to the Olympics.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, May 30, 2016

Atlanta takes Super Bowl scam

Atlanta was the latest mark in this hugely profitable shell game run by the NFL and its billionaire owners.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, May 20, 2016

USA Swimming moves camp out of Puerto Rico because of Zika virus

ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp in July out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebrities are helping kids learn to swim

The USA Swimming Foundation is hoping Ludacris and other celebrities can bring a little star power to its efforts to teach kids how to swim through the "Make A Splash" program.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, May 13, 2016

US swimmer is rounding into Olympic form

ATLANTA - Katie Ledecky began her final tuneup for the U.S. Olympic trials with another impressive showing in the 200-meter freestyle.
By Paul Newberry

Newberry: High schools are now joining the stadium arms race

In this wackiest of election seasons, here's a result that should really leave us all aghast. A city in Texas has approved the building of a nearly $63 million stadium - for high school football, ...
By Paul Newberry
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