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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

BOSTON (AP) – The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. 640 more words

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Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense’s forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room for their ”unruly” behavior. 390 more words

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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

BOSTON (AP) – The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. 640 more words

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Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense’s forensic experts. 109 more words

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Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Jamaica’s anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown’s positive test last year were ”inconsistent” with international standards. 426 more words

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Nike, USATF extend partnership through 2040

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships.

The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. 93 more words

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Bubba Golf 2.0

Bubba Watson tweeted out a picture Sunday night after his 2nd Masters win, sitting in a Waffle House for his Champions Dinner. Perfect setting for the “people’s champion” after winning his second Masters in three years, to celebrate his well-earned victory. 441 more words

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