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Lagat beats Rupp in 3000m at USA Indoors

February 28th, 2011

Veteran distance runner Bernard Legat showed Saturday that he's not
ready to hand off the baton to the next generation just yet, using a
dominant kick on the final lap to win the 3,000 meters at the USA Indoor
Track and Field Championships.

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Bolt to run Diamond League Paris meet

February 28th, 2011

World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run the 200 metres at
the Paris Diamond League meeting on July 8, organisers said in a
statement on Saturday.

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Sochi Olympics chooses three mascots

February 28th, 2011

Sochi's mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics are a squeaky-voiced figure skating bunny, a roly-poly polar bear and a cool-guy snowboard leopard. The unusual decision to have three mascots was announced at the end of a nationally televised show.

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Suhr sets pole vault mark at USA Indoors

February 28th, 2011

Granted a rare fourth attempt in her American-record bid in the pole
vault, 2008 Olympic silver medalist Jenn Suhr cleared 15-feet,
11ΒΌ-inches Sunday in the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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Holcomb’s trying season ends with World bronze

February 28th, 2011

Steven Holcomb's post-Olympic season lacked the same magic as his journey to bobsledding gold at the Vancouver Games.

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Australia’s Sutton wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

February 28th, 2011

Australia's Chris Sutton won the semi-classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in a
mass sprint to the finish line, beating Yauheni Hutarovich of Belarus
and Andy Greipel of Germany.

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Ireland edges past Scotland in Six Nations

February 28th, 2011

Ireland withstood a late rally by plucky Scotland to seal a 21-18 win at Murrayfield on Sunday and stay in contention for the Six Nations title. Unbeaten England, which beat France 17-9 on Saturday, is still on course for the Grand Slam.

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Austrians claim team ski jump gold at Worlds

February 28th, 2011

Austria's ski jumpers again showed their superiority Sunday, easily
winning the team event at the Nordic skiing world championships.

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Course records fall at Maratonina Roma-Ostia

February 28th, 2011

The new course configuration benefited all of the top runners, but especially Ethiopia's Tujuba Beyu, a late entrant who made a decisive move at the 20-kilometer mark to win the 37th Maratonina Roma-Ostia, Italy's largest half-marathon, in 59:58.

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Germany’s Machata wins 4-man title at Worlds

February 28th, 2011

Manuel Machata added a world championship gold medal to his overall World Cup title by winning the four-man bobsled race Sunday. Karl Angerer's Germany 2 was second, while Olympic champion Steven Holcomb finished third in USA 1.

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