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Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

Katie Ledecky of the U.S.  looks back at the score board as she finishes her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.

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Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second practice session ahead of Sunday's Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Valtteri Bottas of Finland posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.

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Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle.

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Space still available for outdoors-woman retreat

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Space is still available for a retreat that teaches women skills they can use in the outdoors.

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Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt talks with reporters at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after learning he will be the starting Illini quarterback. Lunt transferred from Oklahoma State after starting as a freshman but sat out last season under NCAA transfer rules. Illinois starts its season Aug. 30 against Youngstown State. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma State.

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