Sunday, August 10, 2008

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  • Father of former Olympian killed in Beijing

    BEIJING - The fatal stabbing of the father of a former Olympian at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China's jubilant opening of the Summer Games.

  • Park Tae-hwan 400 freestyle

    BEIJING - Park Tae-hwan of South Korea won the gold medal in the men's 400-meter freestyle Sunday, ending Australia's dominance of the event at the Olympics.

  • Rice holds off Coventry to win women's 400 IM

    BEIJING - Stephanie Rice of Australia won the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley Sunday, setting a world record of 4 minutes, 29.45 seconds.

  • Thanou barred from Beijing Olympics

    BEIJING - Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou was barred from the Beijing Olympics on Sunday for her role in a drug-testing scandal at the Athens Games four years ago.

  • USA volleyball beats Japan, but tragedy casts pall

    BEIJING - A U.S. women's volleyball team struck by tragedy just hours earlier beat Japan in an emotional Olympic opener marred by murder of an ex-player's father.

  • China tops men's gymnastics prelims; US in finals

    BEIJING - With chants and cheers initiated by their female teammates rocking the arena, the Chinese men's gymnastics team lived up to the hype Saturday at the Beijing Olympics.

  • Zagunis leads US sweep in fencing event

    BEIJING - Mariel Zagunis stood proudly atop the podium, the first American to do so at these Olympics.

  • President Bush watches US rout Czech in opener

    BEIJING - With President Bush and the first family looking on, the United States women's basketball team began its quest for a fourth-straight gold medal with a rout of the Czech Republic.


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