london olympics

British Basketball gets its funding back

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Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng must carry some weight in the British sporting world, because his plea to have basketball once again funded by the state worked: The BOA offered a reprieve to the sport Friday, and will indeed fund it for the Rio Olympics. “Today’s news is absolutely fantastic for the sport, I am [more]

Alicia Sacramone retires from gymnastics

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Olympic silver medalist, four-time world champ and nine-time national champ Alicia Sacramone said goodbye to competitive gymnastics Tuesday, announcing her retirement after a nearly a decade as one of the sport’s most accomplished athletes. “Alicia was special, and determined to accomplish the goals she set for herself,” said U.S. national team coordinator Martha Karolyi of [more]