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Friday, April 17, 2015

Olympics

Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins could be added as Team USA finalists

With injuries continuing to pile up throughout the NBA playoffs, Team USA’s final roster candidates are wearing thin. The team that heads to London will be comprised of 12 players, and five of the 20 original finalists have to pass either because of injuries or other reasons. As a result, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo…Read More

World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies after training

Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, who took gold in last year’s World Championships, died late Monday in Flagstaff, Ariz., according to Norway’s swimming federation. Dale Oen, 26, was found collapsed in his shower after a training session. Emergency responders attempted to resuscitate him but were unable to do so. He was pronounced dead around 9…Read More

Jerry Colangelo says Derrick Rose injury could affect U.S. Olympic team

Prior to Saturday, Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo still felt strongly about the finalists for the U.S. London Olympic basketball team. Despite an injury to Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum’s unwillingness to join the team, Colangelo said the Olympic roster would not be expanded. Now that Derrick Rose has suffered a torn ACL, his tune…Read More

UK installing rooftop missiles to protect London Games

Britain’s military notified residents of a housing complex in east London that they plan to install a missile system on top of a tower in the complex to protect the London Games. The move is a protective measure the army is taking, but it’s upset some of the building’s residents. “There was no consultation, no…Read More

Mark Cuban rips Olympics again, says he hopes Team USA is in shambles

At this rate, Mark Cuban fans had better hope he can make it through the London Olympics without having a heart attack. To say that Cuban despises the Olympics would be an understatement. The Mavericks owner simply cannot say enough bad things about the Olympic format and the fact that paid NBA players represent their…Read More

Rulon Gardner skips weigh-in, ends Olympics wrestling comeback attempt

Rulon Gardner’s attempt to make the Olympics wrestling team came to an end on Friday when he skipped the weigh-in because he knew he was over the weight limit. Gardner needed to weigh less than 264.5 pounds to make the heavyweight limit at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, but the 40-year-old…Read More

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