News archive from 6 August 2012

Kemboi wins Kenya's 1st track gold at London Games

Kemboi wins Kenya's 1st track gold at London Games

LONDON -- Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya's first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday night, eight years after winning at the Athens Olympics. The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in...

 
Madison police shoot dog one day after shooting death of woman

Madison police shoot dog one day after shooting death of woman

View full size MADISON, Alabama - A police officer shot a dog that attacked him early Sunday morning, a day after another officer shot and killed a woman who pointed a pistol at police. Officers had responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 100...

 

Sanya Richards-Ross takes first US gold at track

LONDON - Sanya Richards-Ross accelerated through the stretch to win the Olympic 400-meter race Sunday for the first U.S. gold in track and field at the London Games. Capping a four-year wait for a second chance with the finish she wanted,...

 

Kemboi wins Kenya's 1st track gold at London Games

LONDON - Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya's first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday night, eight years after winning at the Athens Olympics. The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in...

 

Jager finishes sixth in steeplechase

LONDON - Evan Jager's surprising debut season as a steeplechaser took on a more realistic but still remarkable aspect Sunday with a sixth place in the 2012 Olympics. Jager led for parts of a race run at a very slow pace but got himself in trouble...

 

U.S. women rout China

LONDON - The U.S. women's basketball team absolutely destroyed China 114-66 Sunday afternoon at Basketball Arena, closing pool play unbeaten in five games and setting team records while doing so. "This is my 100th (soda)," deadpanned coach...

 

Bolt blazes to victory in 100

LONDON -- Usain Bolt defended his Olympic crown Sunday in the 100 meters, dashing to the gold medal ahead of a star-studded field with a winning time of 9.63. Jamaican Yohan Blake took silver and American Justin Gatlin the bronze. Earlier, Bolt had...

 

Maroney can't vault herself to gold in individual event

LONDON - McKayla Maroney can seem severe. She has a competition face that comes complete with a glare and a stare. But after she had an unlikely fall on a relatively easy vault Sunday, Maroney - who had coined the nickname "Fierce Five," for...

 

Obama 'deeply saddened' by shooting at Sikh temple

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama are "deeply saddened" by the killing of at least six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.In a statement issued by the White House, Obama tells the people...

Chron, 17:10 in World News
 
Argentina, then quarters for US men's basketball

Argentina, then quarters for US men's basketball

LONDON (AP) — No looking ahead to the medal round yet. Not when Argentina is the next opponent for the U.S. men's basketball team.Not even if the game is largely meaningless for the Americans.The U.S. technically hasn't clinched the top seed in its...

Chron, 17:11 in Sport
 

Roseanne Roast: Funny, crass and a "crash" by ex Tom Arnold

When Comedy Central announced that Roseanne would be the target of honor for this year's celebrity roast, her ex-husband Tom Arnold said that he wanted no part of it, and would not participate even if asked. The couple were a tabloid favorite during...

 

TCU's Pachall will not face team discipline

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson says starting quarterback Casey Pachall will not face team discipline after the junior admitted to police in February that he used marijuana and failed a drug test in February.Pachall gave a statement...

Chron, 17:11 in Sport
 

NBC Sports retains rights to French Open tennis tournament

After losing Wimbledon, NBC Sports Group hung on to win the television rights to the French Open tennis tournament. NBCUniversal on Sunday announced a multi-year contract with the French Tennis Federation, which will keep the clay court classic on NBC...

 

New state rules seek to turn down heat on preseason practice

Football coaches have long kept a clock on practice, mostly to assure they are hitting key areas of preparation and saving segments for special teams. Now, they'll be counting down a time limit. In June, the Florida High School Athletic Association...

 

Andy Murray drubs Roger Federer for gold at Olympics

WIMBLEDON, England - Andy Murray stood with the Union Jack draped over his shoulders, an Olympic gold medal around his neck, flanked by the man he had just beaten, Roger Federer, and basking in the roar of the Centre Court crowd. + Return to full...

 

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