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July 21, 2018 11:35 AM Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medalist Denis Ten

ALMATY (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday, two days after he was stabbed to death in the street in Almaty. The Olympic bronze medalist, who turned 25 in June, was knifed in broad daylight during a struggle with two men he had caught trying to steal the mirrors on his car, police 74

July 20, 2018 9:14 PM Athletics: Chepkoech shatters world record on fast night in Monaco

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech obliterated the world record in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase by more than eight seconds in a stunning Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Already the fastest in the world this year, Chepkoech, 27, won in a time of eight minutes 44.32 seconds to break the previous record mark of 8 minutes 59

July 20, 2018 8:51 AM Kazakhstan Has Detained a Suspect in the Stabbing of an Olympic Figure Skater

According to a statement from Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry, two suspects from the murder have been identified, Reuters reports. One was detained, and a photograph of the second was released as police continue to look for him. Ten was knifed during an altercation with two men after he confronted them for trying to steal his car mirrors in the city of Almaty 57

July 19, 2018 3:50 PM Chance The Rapper Drops FOUR New Tracks — Listen HERE!!!

Days after he teased a follow-up to his Grammy-winning album Coloring Book, the 25-year-old dropped a surprise batch of new tracks! In a radio interview earlier this week, the performer said he'd be releasing a full album before Saturday when he performs at the Special Olympics concert in Chicago. Sadly, he rescinded the release in a tweet the next day. But fans wouldn't 4355

July 19, 2018 3:33 PM Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

MOSCOW -- Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car. Doctors in the city of Almaty say he died in a hospital there. He was 25. Born in Kazakhstan to a family 52

July 18, 2018 10:00 AM Coughing Up Reform: Japan Tightens Smoking Laws a Little

The new rules leave plenty of loopholes for smokers, especially those outside Tokyo TOKYO—Japan tightened its smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, belatedly joining a global trend after long being one of the easiest places among developed economies to light up. Parliament passed a law Wednesday barring smoking in restaurants and bars with more than 100 square 82

July 12, 2018 9:05 PM USOC Hires Golf Executive as CEO

Sarah Hirshland will take over as the U.S. Olympic Committee is still dealing with the turmoil from a wide-reaching sex-abuse scandal The U.S. Olympic Committee hired as its CEO a female golf executive with ties to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics group to guide it out of one of the most tumultuous periods in its history. Sarah Hirshland is chief commercial 51

July 11, 2018 8:48 PM Olympic medalist Kikkan Randall announces cancer diagnosis

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall announced Wednesday that she's been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The 35-year-old cross-country skier known for pink highlighted hair said on social media that "the color pink has taken on a new chapter" in her life. She says the prognosis is good, but she expects life to change significantly 54

July 5, 2018 6:35 PM Moments that show Special Olympics athletes are unstoppable

SEATTLE -- Memorable competitive moments don't always involve the setting of records or the defeat of a rival. Dramatic and inspiring images of athletes spread across the city this week during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games on the campus of the University of Washington. There were the typical moments of concentration before a race, exertion in the moment 56

June 21, 2018 2:10 PM One of Georgia’s wins from last season is nominated for the ESPYS’ 'Game of the Year'

One of Georgia’s wins from last season is nominated for the ESPYS’ 'Game of the Year' On New Year's Day, the Georgia Bulldogs prevailed against Oklahoma in a Rose Bowl showdown that was an instant classic. Five months later, the Bulldogs’ win has a chance to earn a national award. The Bulldogs’ 54-48 double-overtime win over the Sooners has been nominated 75