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3 years 9 months ago

American swimmer dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - U.S. national swimming team member Fran Crippen has died during a race in the United Arab Emirates. The 26-year-old swimmer from suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai, on Saturday, but failed to finish and was found...

3 years 10 months ago

USOC won't create central list of banned coaches

The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse. CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller...

3 years 11 months ago

Alligator spotted in Chicago River

The Chicago River is beginning to resemble the Everglades. For the second time in a month an alligator has been spotted sunning himself along the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River. The most recent gator is a little less shy, coming into view of neighbors and...

4 years 1 month ago

Phelps in the pool this weekend

PARIS (AP) - Michael Phelps will swim in four events at the Paris Open this weekend as he prepares for the U.S. championships in August. The 14-time Olympic champion will swim the 100-meter freestyle and 200 butterfly Saturday, and the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley Sunday. Phelps...

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