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August 17, 2008
Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the victorious U.S. 400-meter medley relay team, breaking a tie with Mark Spitz for most golds in a single games. Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Jason Lezak won in a world-record of 3 minutes, 29.34 seconds. Australia took the silver medal and Japan earned the bronze. For more Olympic coverage, see Sunday's edition of The Herald-Mail or go to www.herald-mail.com.
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NEWS
August 21, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- LaShawn Merritt has upset defending champion Jeremy Wariner to lead a U.S. sweep of the medals in the 400 meters at the Olympics. Merritt pulled away down the stretch Thursday night to win in 43.75 seconds -- nearly a full second ahead of silver medalist Wariner, who finished in 44.74. The third American in the final, David Neville, did a head-first dive across the finish line and wound up with the bronze in 44.80.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Olympic basketball team has completed an undefeated march through pool play with a 106-57 victory against Germany. Dwight Howard scored 22 points and LeBron James had 16 Monday night for the United States (5-0), which will play Australia on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. The Americans beat the Australians by 11 points two weeks ago in an exhibition game, their only close contest yet. Dallas Mavericks All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points for Germany, which finished 1-4.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee should punish Russia by moving the 2014 Winter Olympics out of Sochi, Russia, the co-chairs of the congressional House Georgia Caucus said. Reps. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., and Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said in a joint statement they plan to file a resolution declaring that Russia's movement of troops into Georgia on the eve of the Beijing Olympics makes it an unacceptable country to host the games. "It is practically and financially untenable to hold the 2014 Winter Olympic Games less than 20 miles from a zone of conflict, particularly when the prospective host country has played a significant role in the escalation of that conflict," according to a draft of the resolution.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | August 8, 2008
For the first time in modern history, China is raising the Iron Curtain and opening itself to the world. Beijing, the capital of China, is hosting the Summer Olympic Games, and, during the next 17 days, athletes from around the world will compete for national pride and Olympic medals. Although dragging the kids to the other side of the world might be out of the question, why not show them what the Olympic spirit is really about? Gather the kids, their friends and their parents for your own Olympic events.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- China's He Kexin won a tiebreaker over all-around champion Nastia Liukin of the United States for the uneven bars gold medal Monday at the Beijing Olympics. Both scored 16.725, but He got the nod because her execution marks were closer to a perfect 10 than Liukin's. Liukin would not criticize the scoring system that does not award dual gold medals. "It's nothing I can control, and honestly, I can say it has been very fair to me, and I got the biggest gold medal of them all," said Liukin, winner of the women's all-around gymnastics gold.
NEWS
November 17, 2009
BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament and other global troubles yet emerged from their first full-blown summit Tuesday with scant progress beyond good will. After two hours of talks and a separate meeting over dinner the night before, the presidents spoke of moving beyond the divisiveness over human rights, trade and military tensions that have bedeviled relations in past decades.
NEWS
August 8, 2008
LONDON (AP) -- A protester set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in the Turkish capital and thousands of Tibetan exiles took to the streets in Nepal, as anti-China demonstrations occurred worldwide to coincide with the start of the Beijing Olympics. By the end of the day Friday, protests that had begun in Asia also were taking place in London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. In Ankara, a demonstrator suffered second-degree burns after setting himself on fire during a rally by several hundred ethnic Uighurs, officials said.
NEWS
October 22, 2007
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Rams' Wallace honored for huge day Shepherd senior running back Dervon Wallace was named the WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, one day after rewriting school and conference record books in the Rams' 36-28 victory at West Virginia Wesleyan. Wallace set a school single-game rushing record with 304 yards on 42 carries. He also added 61 receiving yards on three catches for a school-record 390 all-purpose yards. His three touchdowns and two-point conversion made him the all-time leading scorer in WVIAC history with 386 career points.
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH | July 21, 2008
When 43-year-old Unlimited Fighting Championship Hall-of-Famer Randy "The Natural" Couture whupped a much younger, much bigger UFC champion Tim Silvia in 2007, the world's collective jaw dropped. Coming out of retirement, questions were raised about his ability to compete with the monstrous 6-foot-8-inch, 260-pound UFC heavyweight champion. Not only did Couture compete, he dominated for five straight rounds with a brilliant display of tactical boxing and wrestling excellence. Later that year, Couture successfully defended his title in dominant fashion against 28-year-old powerhouse Gabriel Gonzaga.
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