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Former USC swimmer Vladimir Morozov plans to appeal Olympics ban

Former USC and Torrance High swimming standout Vladimir Morozov plans to ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn his ban on competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

“I think we will use this right,” Russian Swimming Federation head Vladimir Salnikov said during a news conference Wednesday, according to the Russian news agency Tass.

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Top-ranked surfer Courtney Conlogue rides wave of hometown support at U.S. Open

As the three-surfer heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing came to a close Wednesday, about a  dozen children inched toward the edge of the water and stared out at the ocean. 

When Courtney Conlogue started to paddle in, the small pack of youngsters became a big crowd of people. They abandoned their umbrellas and towels to stand in ankle-high water, holding sharpies in one hand and iPhones in the other.

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Sigi Schmid considers his next move after leaving Sounders as MLS' winningest coach

Less than a week after saying he wasn’t ready to walk away from the Seattle Sounders, the only coach the franchise has ever had did just that. Sigi Schmid resigned Tuesday as part of a mutual agreement with the club.

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The lows are getting lower in golf. And that's a good thing

When Henrik Stenson’s putt gently toppled into the cup on the final hole of the British Open two weeks ago, there was more significance to it than the closing 63 that earned the Swede his first major triumph.

Stenson finished the tournament at Royal Troon at a remarkable 20-under par, with Phil Mickelson being the only player to get within 14 shots of him.

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Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos gives another magical performance on 'America's Got Talent'
Meet Landon Donovan, who could be U.S. soccer's Jason Bourne

Landon Donovan. Sounds like the name of an Irish spy, doesn’t it? Picture an Irish spy who travels the world, ostensibly to play soccer at its highest levels, but all the while, gathering state secrets.

Hey, someone get me Robert Ludlum on the phone. He’s dead? Wait a minute. Was it suspicious? Was an Irish spy involved?

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