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2dBonnie Ford

Game Changer: The unusual road Perry Baker took to become an Olympic hopeful

This wide receiver convert never thought rugby would trump football, but now Perry Baker has all but sealed a trip to the Rio Olympics with the USA Men's Eagles Sevens.

An older brother's push turns into Olympic dream (0:52)
Stacy Lewis voices concern over Zika virus (0:56)
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Brazil health chief: Zika not a worry for Games

Brazil's health minister insists the Aug. 5-21 Olympics will be safe and there's minimal risk of contracting Zika for the 350,000-500,000 expected foreign visitors.

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First active duty gold winner buried at Arlington

Mal Whitfield, a track and field star who was the first U.S. military service member to win an Olympic gold medal while on active duty, was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.


Game Changer: Perry Baker

After missing out on his NFL dream due to injury, former Eagles' wide receiver Perry Baker explains how he wound up going from the NFL, to catching rats, to an Olympic hopeful with the USA Rugby Sevens squad.

Bunce: 'Klitschko in Rio? That's hogwash' (2:44)
Cleveland's Big Three to represent U.S. at Rio Olympics? (0:34)
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Ali-inspired Farah gives Britain rare Rio hope

Mo Farah hailed his hero Muhammad Ali last Sunday and Great Britain will be hoping for greatness from the Olympic champion in Rio this summer.

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Gold medal stolen from Olympic champion's car

Joe Jacobi, who won a gold medal for the U.S. in the two-man canoe slalom event in Barcelona in 1992, says his medal was stolen from his car in Atlanta.

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Retests for two Russian '08 medalists positive

The "B" samples of two Russian women's weightlifting medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics have come back positive for steroids, Russian news agency Tass reported.

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WADA suspends accreditation of Madrid lab

WADA suspended the accreditation of Madrid's official testing laboratory, saying it was a direct result of a decision March 19 to declare the Spanish anti-doping agency, AEPSAD, noncompliant.

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Weightlifting fed: 20 positives in '08, '12 retests

The International Weightlifting Federation said Monday that 20 positive tests, including medal winners, were found in retesting of samples taken from weightlifters at the 2008 and 2012 Games.

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Six Russian weightlifters banned for doping

The Russian anti-doping agency says six weightlifters, including former world and European junior champions, have been banned for doping offenses.

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Davison, Gould highlight U.S. mountain bike team

Top American contender Lea Davison and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Georgia Gould were two of seven elite women selected by USA Cycling to the Mountain Bike World Championships.

Evans: Passing torch to Ali 'one of most meaningful parts of my career' (1:52)
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Pearson optimistic despite 'disgusting' return

Sally Pearson finished seventh in her first competitive 100m hurdles race since a serious wrist injury, far behind an American who looks primed to take the Australian's Olympic title.

6dTristan Barclay

Farah pays tribute to Ali with British record

Veteran sprinter Kim Collins held his nerve at the third time of asking to claim victory in an incident-packed men's 100 metres at the Birmingham Diamond League.

The return of golf makes an impact on Lexi Thompson (1:49)
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9dBonnie Ford

Cyclist Taylor Phinney puts the pieces together

Taylor Phinney looks ready for the Rio Games after recovering from a brutal 2014 crash. However, neither he nor the friend who came to his aid will ever be quite the same.

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7dBob Harig

World No. 1 Day leery of Zika, unsure of Games

Australian Jason Day, the world No. 1-ranked golfer, is concerned about the Zika virus and has expressed doubts about participating in the Rio Games.

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Van Garderen won't go to Olympics due to Zika

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen understands the chances that he might contract the Zika virus in Rio are minimal, but with a pregnant wife at home, not even the smallest risk was worth it.

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Kyrgios to skip Rio Olympics

Nick Kyrgios will not compete at the Rio Olympics after standing down from his ongoing battle with team boss Kitty Chiller.


Kuerten's advice to nervous athletes: Go to Rio

Three-time French Open champion and former No. 1-ranked tennis player Gustavo Kuerten has some simple advice for athletes considering skipping the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in his home country.