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May 6, 2012
An Ohio State recruit from Berks County has told the Buckeyes he will not attend the university, according to several published reports, amid concern that a convicted sex offender had interactions with players and recruits associated with the program. Alex Anzalone, one of the nation's top linebacker recruits, committed to Ohio State last month in what was turning out to be a stellar class for new coach Urban Meyer. But Anzalone, from the Reading suburb of Wyomissing, will reopen his recruiting process, after being contacted by Charles Eric Waugh, 31, of Ashland, Ky. In 2008, Waugh pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of underage sexual content.
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July 16, 2012 | By Stephen Wilson, Associated Press
LONDON - With the opening ceremony less than two weeks away, there's a mad dash to the finish line at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with sprinters. Hundreds of construction workers are toiling away inside the Olympic Park, laying cables, installing seats, and adding the last layers of sparkle and polish to the venues. There's plenty to do. "It's looking a bit industrial, isn't it?" said Chris Allen, a Londoner who came to the edge of the park to have a look.
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July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain - With a nod to Marilyn Monroe, Svetlana Romashina won her third gold medal of the swimming world championships with a victory in the synchronized solo yesterday. Romashina easily took the top spot with 97.340 points, increasing her career haul to 13 world championship golds dating to 2005. China's Huang Xuechen won silver with 95.720, while Spain's Ona Carbonell took bronze before the home crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi arena with 94.290. Romashina, 23, said she got the idea to perform a Monroe-inspired routine, accompanied by music from the 1959 comedy "Some Like It Hot," from the daughter of her coach, Tatiana Dachenko.
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July 14, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
It was not the kind of tune-up Carl Lewis was looking for in his final meet before defending his Olympic long-jump title. Lewis, the three-time gold medalist seeking a record-tying fourth title this month, won the event last night at the Gold Rush meet in Durham, N.C. But it came on one of the poorest performances of his 17-year career. Lewis' best jump was 26 feet, 3 inches - nearly three feet short of his career best of 29-2 1/2. The 35-year-old did not seem to have the aggressiveness he usually exhibits on the runway.
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July 29, 2012 | Associated Press
Ryan Harrison left Wimbledon and the Olympics with a mangled racket as a souvenir. Donald Young departed with his losing streak intact. Christina McHale bid farewell after receiving a sympathetic hug from Michelle Obama. It was a difficult day for first-time Olympians in U.S. tennis. Among the rookies, only John Isner managed a victory Saturday, beating Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Harrison lost his cool and the match against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-5, 6-3. Young remained winless since February when he was eliminated by Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4. McHale was beaten by former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, 6-4, 7-5, then afterward met the first lady.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
HE NEWS coming out of the  New York Post 's Page Six yesterday not only seems par for the course, but also begs the question: When is  R. Kelly  not headed to court? Our gossip colleagues report that the R&B singer has fallen behind on child-support payments, failing to pay $20,833 a month that he owes his former wife, Andrea Kelly , and could potentially face the Big House. This, after he fell behind by $100,000 in payments last year to his ex, star of VH1's "Hollywood Exes.
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August 9, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LESS THAN a year before London hosts the 2012 Games, scenes of rioting and looting a few miles from the main Olympic site have raised concerns about security and policing for the event. Images of buildings and vehicles in flames broadcast around the world come as the capital prepares to stage the games for a third time. The unrest started Saturday night in the Tottenham area of north London following the fatal shooting of a young man by police on Thursday. It spread closer to the Olympic complex yesterday when scattered violence broke out in the Hackney area of east London.
SPORTS
September 18, 2000 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a sun-baked afternoon, when the temperature reached high into the 80s and the sky was a cloudless blue, the lines at these Olympic Games' most popular venue coiled back and forth across a wide plaza. A public-address announcer entertained the perspiring thousands. Security guards in gaily colored outfits shepherded them around one turn after another. And in this Disney World-like scene, before entering, their bags and backpacks were inspected. Appropriately, perhaps, for a worldwide event that now brazenly wears its commercial affiliations like tattoos, this throng hadn't gathered for a basketball game, a soccer match or even swimming.
NEWS
August 1, 2000 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
One day Billy Payne was a good-ol'-boy lawyer, knocking on doors trying to raise $2.5 million for a sanctuary at his church. The next day he decided to aim higher. Payne's goal was to infuse the entire city of Atlanta with the pride and accomplishment his church congregation enjoyed during its fund-raiser. After a day of kicking around ideas, Payne landed on the perfect plan: Bring the Olympic Games to Atlanta. There was just one problem. "Everyone thought I was nuts," he said.
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August 13, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - It's hard to make history in the city of Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill. It is hard to leave a mark on a place that has endured through the centuries, from the War of the Roses to the German rocket attacks of World War II. The 2012 Olympics managed to do all of that, with London serving as a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable performances and countless triumphs and disappointments. There were days here when, within a few hundred yards of each other, Usain Bolt was running, Michael Phelps was swimming, LeBron James was dunking.
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February 20, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
HE NEWS coming out of the  New York Post 's Page Six yesterday not only seems par for the course, but also begs the question: When is  R. Kelly  not headed to court? Our gossip colleagues report that the R&B singer has fallen behind on child-support payments, failing to pay $20,833 a month that he owes his former wife, Andrea Kelly , and could potentially face the Big House. This, after he fell behind by $100,000 in payments last year to his ex, star of VH1's "Hollywood Exes.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain - With a nod to Marilyn Monroe, Svetlana Romashina won her third gold medal of the swimming world championships with a victory in the synchronized solo yesterday. Romashina easily took the top spot with 97.340 points, increasing her career haul to 13 world championship golds dating to 2005. China's Huang Xuechen won silver with 95.720, while Spain's Ona Carbonell took bronze before the home crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi arena with 94.290. Romashina, 23, said she got the idea to perform a Monroe-inspired routine, accompanied by music from the 1959 comedy "Some Like It Hot," from the daughter of her coach, Tatiana Dachenko.
SPORTS
April 17, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Sports is where we're supposed to be able to go to get away from all this. After September 2001 came October 2001. Baseball playoff games in New York City were transformed into cathartic events - places to gather and share the pain while defiantly showing that our way of life was not going to be changed. Not by terrorists, not by bombs, not ever. Even Monday's Boston Marathon was supposed to help heal a still-open wound. Organizers scheduled 26 seconds of silence before the start in honor of the 26 victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
SPORTS
August 13, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - It's hard to make history in the city of Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill. It is hard to leave a mark on a place that has endured through the centuries, from the War of the Roses to the German rocket attacks of World War II. The 2012 Olympics managed to do all of that, with London serving as a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable performances and countless triumphs and disappointments. There were days here when, within a few hundred yards of each other, Usain Bolt was running, Michael Phelps was swimming, LeBron James was dunking.
SPORTS
August 8, 2012
EDITH BOSCH of the Netherlands won a bronze medal in the 70-kg division of women's judo last Wednesday, but she's gaining her place in 2012 Olympic lore for what she did Monday night as a spectator. Bosch just happened to be standing near Ashley Gill-Webb, who was arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track moments before the start of the men's 100-meter final. Enraged by what she saw, the 32-year-old Bosch called stadium security but not before she delivered a little Olympic justice of her own. "Een dronken gast voor mij gooit flesje op de baan!
SPORTS
July 29, 2012 | Associated Press
Ryan Harrison left Wimbledon and the Olympics with a mangled racket as a souvenir. Donald Young departed with his losing streak intact. Christina McHale bid farewell after receiving a sympathetic hug from Michelle Obama. It was a difficult day for first-time Olympians in U.S. tennis. Among the rookies, only John Isner managed a victory Saturday, beating Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Harrison lost his cool and the match against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-5, 6-3. Young remained winless since February when he was eliminated by Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4. McHale was beaten by former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, 6-4, 7-5, then afterward met the first lady.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | By Stephen Wilson, Associated Press
LONDON - With the opening ceremony less than two weeks away, there's a mad dash to the finish line at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with sprinters. Hundreds of construction workers are toiling away inside the Olympic Park, laying cables, installing seats, and adding the last layers of sparkle and polish to the venues. There's plenty to do. "It's looking a bit industrial, isn't it?" said Chris Allen, a Londoner who came to the edge of the park to have a look.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | By Raphael Satter, Associated Press
LONDON - British police used smoke grenades and a stun gun in an early-morning swoop Thursday on a home close to London's Olympic Park, as six terror suspects were rounded up in a series of raids across the city. Officers said the five men and one woman were detained following an operation to monitor their activities and insisted their alleged plans to stage attacks had no link to London's Summer Games, which begin on July 27. Police didn't identify the suspects, who range in age from 18 to 30. However, Mizanur Rahman, who is involved with a Muslim activist group, said all those arrested were British Muslims.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012
An Ohio State recruit from Berks County has told the Buckeyes he will not attend the university, according to several published reports, amid concern that a convicted sex offender had interactions with players and recruits associated with the program. Alex Anzalone, one of the nation's top linebacker recruits, committed to Ohio State last month in what was turning out to be a stellar class for new coach Urban Meyer. But Anzalone, from the Reading suburb of Wyomissing, will reopen his recruiting process, after being contacted by Charles Eric Waugh, 31, of Ashland, Ky. In 2008, Waugh pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of underage sexual content.
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