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First openly gay US male soccer player Robbie Rogers announces retirement
Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male professional athlete in US pro sports, announces his retirement from football for a second time.
Nov 8, 18:23
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Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in swimming pool
USA and Peru middle-distance runner David Torrence is found dead in a swimming pool in Arizona aged just 31.
Aug 29, 15:57
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Result: Usain Bolt beaten to gold by Justin Gatlin in final 100m
Usain Bolt is beaten to the gold medal by Justin Gatlin in the final 100m race of his career at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Aug 5, 21:48
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USA swimmer Ryan Lochte 'considered suicide' after Rio 2016 scandal
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte reveals that he was so low following his Rio 2016 controversy that he 'was about to hang up his entire life'.
Jun 6, 21:51
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Michael Phelps given lifetime achievement award at BBC SPOTY show
Record-breaking swimmer Michael Phelps is given the lifetime achievement award at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Dec 18, 21:38
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Simone Biles wins 2016 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award
American gymnast Simone Biles wins the 2016 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award for her achievements at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Dec 18, 20:58
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Daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay killed in shooting
Trinity Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, has been fatally shot in Kentucky, the athlete's agent and authorities said on Sunday.
Oct 16, 19:09
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Russian hackers leak confidential files of United States athletes
Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are among those to have had their personal data leaked by Russian hackers, in a possible revenge attack.
Sep 13, 23:14
Susannah Rodgers poses with her bronze medal after the women's 50m freestyle S7 event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on September 9, 2016
Result: Susie Rodgers continues GB swimming gold rush
Susie Rodgers picks up gold for ParalympicsGB in the women's 50m butterfly.
Sep 13, 00:17
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Three more sponsors dump USA Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte
USA Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte loses three more sponsorship deals after falsely claiming that he was robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games.
Aug 23, 13:52
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Result: USA take final Rio gold with men's basketball victory over Serbia
The United States win the men's Olympic basketball tournament for the sixth time in seven attempts by beating Serbia 96-66 in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 21, 22:13
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Result: Joe Joyce made to settle for super-heavyweight silver
Joe Joyce adds a final silver medal to Great Britain's tally following defeat to Tony Yoka in the men's super-heavyweight final.
Aug 21, 19:47
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Result: Callum Hawkins finishes ninth in men's Olympic marathon
Callum Hawkins takes ninth place in the men's marathon at Rio 2016, in a race that saw Eliud Kipchoge take control to claim gold for Kenya.
Aug 21, 16:00
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Ryan Lochte apologises to people of Brazil for Rio petrol station incident
United States swimmer Ryan Lochte issues an apology to his teammates, his family and the people of Brazil for a "stupid mistake" at a Rio petrol station during the 2016 Olympics.
Aug 21, 10:04
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Result: United States win sixth successive Olympic women's basketball gold after thrashing Spain
The United States win their sixth successive Olympic women's basketball title at Rio 2016 by beating Spain 101-72 at Carioca Arena.
Aug 20, 22:58
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Result: Team GB claim bronze in women's 4 x 100m relay
Great Britain claim bronze in the women's 4 x 100m relay final at the Olympic Games as USA power to the gold medal.
Aug 20, 09:31
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United States swimmer Ryan Lochte apologises for false account of Rio 'robbery'
American swimmer Ryan Lochte issues an apology on social media for giving a misleading account of a late-night incident at the Rio Olympics.
Aug 19, 16:22
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US swimmer James Feigen to pay donation following 'fake' robbery in Rio
James Feigen's lawyer reveals that the Olympic US swimmer will pay a donation of 35,000 Brazilian reals (£8,200) to a charity following an alleged fake robbery claim.
Aug 19, 11:50
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Result: Team GB's Eilidh Doyle eighth in women's 400m hurdles final
Great Britain's Eilidh Doyle can only finish in eighth place in the women's 400m hurdles final as USA's Dalilah Muhammad takes gold.
Aug 19, 02:34
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Result: USA qualify for women's relay final after re-run
USA reach the women's 4 x 100m relay final after being given the chance to re-run their semi-final after a successful appeal.
Aug 19, 00:08


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