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Olympics: Russia facing Rio Olympic, Paralympic ban
Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.
 
Johnson, List share Canadian Open lead
Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.
 
Yego, Kenya's self-taught javelin world champion
Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn't run very fast.
 
A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide range of players from as many countries as possible competing for medals.
 
Championship leader Nico Rosberg on Friday signed a new two year deal with Mercedes, the contract extending his fractious relationship with teammate Lewis Hamilton until 2018.
 
Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of an "amateur" would-be terrorist group that expressed loyalty to the Islamic State organization and was preparing attacks ahead of the Olympics, officials said Thursday.
 
The International Olympic Committee reported 45 new doping failures on Friday from the 2008 Games in Beijing and London 2012, bringing the total number of positive drug test to 98 since a retesting program was launched.
 
Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop
Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.
 
Tsai boosts morale as record local athletes head to Rio Olympics
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday presented a national flag to Taiwan's Olympic delegation to boost team morale, as a record number of Taiwanese athletes will soon head to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympic Games.
 
Russia loses appeal on Olympic track & field ban
Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
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