Posts Tagged Western Europe

Rosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.

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German federation drops amputee jumper from team

FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete’s carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.

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Usain Bolt annoyed by claim he criticized Glasgow

Double Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica, centre, watches the women's pool A netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, July, 30, 2014.  Bolt is the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games after mingling with British royalty on Tuesday and being quoted in a British National newspaper saying that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow although Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny he made a derogatory comment about the “Friendly Games.”  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt is causing a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

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Fight Schedule

At Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Wash. (ESPN2), Thomas Williams Jr. vs. Gabriel Campillo, 12, light heavyweights; Andre Dirrell vs. Renan St Juste, 10, super middleweights.

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Italy bobsledder Frullani could face 1-year ban

MILAN (AP) — Italian sport’s anti-doping office has asked for bobsledder William Frullani to be banned for a year after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

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