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April 9, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will run in the Penn Relays. Bolt will participate in the 4 x 100-meter relay as part of the USA vs. the World event on Saturday, April 24, USA Track and Field announced yesterday. Bolt won gold medals and set world records in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay for Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. "We are thrilled that Usain Bolt will be running at the Penn Relays," director Dave Johnson said in a statement. "He ran here 4 years in a row as a teenager, and this will be his first time back since he became the sport's biggest star.
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April 25, 2010 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain St. Leo Bolt has shattered many records. He broke two more Saturday at the 116th annual Penn Relays - attracting a record attendance of 54,310 at Franklin Field for a single day, which then helped set a record for the three-day annual event at 117,346 spectators. Many in the venerable, 52,600-seat stadium stood, screamed, clapped, and filmed the human with godlike speed. Some, like Marvin Stephenson of Philadelphia, a native of Jamaica, could barely contain their emotion.
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August 28, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
It might be time to extend those sand pits because Usain Bolt is considering the long jump. "I definitely want to try the long jump, I think I can be a good long jumper," Bolt said on the eve of the Weltklasse Golden League meet in Zurich. "I've messed around with it. I think I'd be good. I think I'd have a good distance, just looking at it. " Although Bolt said he has never measured his leaps, the 23-year-old Jamaican who shattered world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships this month did not put a timetable on his long-jumping career.
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August 6, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - Usain Bolt. Really, is there anything else to say? The name, by itself, conjures the spectacular speed, the infectious joy, the unprecedented dominance of the greatest sprinter who ever lived. The shooting star from Beijing turned out to be a comet that comes around every four years. Despite talk that he'd lost his edge, that he was hurt, that countryman Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay rendered him vulnerable - despite all that, Bolt's orbit blazed down the 100-meter track here in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds.
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April 9, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will run in the Penn Relays. Bolt will participate in the 4 x 100-meter relay as part of the USA vs. the World event on Saturday, April 24, USA Track and Field announced yesterday. Bolt won gold medals and set world records in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay for Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. "We are thrilled that Usain Bolt will be running at the Penn Relays," director Dave Johnson said in a statement. "He ran here 4 years in a row as a teenager, and this will be his first time back since he became the sport's biggest star.
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April 27, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna MacKenzie says Usain Bolt would know her if he saw her. "Probably," she said.   MacKenzie, 53, a native of Jamaica who lives in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a track and field fanatic. She hasn't missed the national Jamaican track and field championships in 30 years and attends all of the biggest track events the United States has to offer on the East Coast.   MacKenzie moved to the country in 1996 and has attended the Penn Relays every year since 2000. On Thursday, the first full day of events of this year's competition, MacKenzie was seated near the finish line.
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August 25, 2008
If you were at the Penn Relays in April 2004, you might have noticed the tall, lanky kid running a 4 x 100 relay leg for William Knipp High of Jamaica. That was three-time Olympic champion and world record setter Usain Bolt, who also ran at Franklin Field a year later with a Jamaican team in the USA vs. the World series. Quick research by Penn Relays Meet Director Dave Johnson shows a total of 48 2008 Olympic medal winners have run at Franklin Field since the 2004 Olympics, whether at the high school, college or professional level.
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April 9, 2010 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Usain Bolt, the holder of world records in the 100 and 200 meters and the most recognizable name in track and field, will compete at the Penn Relays as part of the USA vs. the World event April 24, USA Track and Field announced Thursday. Bolt, of Jamaica, is scheduled to compete in the men's 4x100 relay. He established world records in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and the 200 (19.19) at last summer's World Outdoor Championships in Berlin. Bolt won three gold medals in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, setting world records of 9.69 in the 100 and 19.30 in the 200 and being part of a world-record time of 37.10 in the 4x100.
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June 24, 2013 | Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa - Mentally, Tyson Gay is now in a good place. Physically, too. That's the healing power of running fast at nationals. Once and for all, Gay put to rest any questions about his surgically repaired hip as he completed the 100-200 sprint double yesterday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds. It is the fastest time in the world this season. Gay also beat Justin Gatlin in the 100 on Friday in a season-leading time of 9.75.
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April 9, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Usain Bolt, the holder of world records in the 100 and 200 meters and the most recognizable name in track and field, will compete at the Penn Relays as part of the USA vs. the World event April 24, USA Track and Field announced Thursday. Bolt, of Jamaica, is scheduled to compete in the men's 4x100 relay. He established world records in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and the 200 (19.19) at last summer's World Outdoor Championships in Berlin. Bolt won three gold medals in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, setting world records of 9.69 in the 100 and 19.30 in the 200 and being part of a world-record time of 37.10 in the 4x100.
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August 26, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MOVE OVER Tim Tebow, you've got company. Yesterday, Rob Gronkowski, the wild and crazy tight end for the Patriots, appeared on Boston's WEEI sports-talk radio, ostensibly to talk about quarterback Tom Brady and Deflategate. But Gronk being Gronk, it didn't take long for the conversation to take a curious turn. "Wilt Chamberlain wrote that he had sex with 20,000 women," said the host. "Now the reason you're a hero here in New England is not only because you catch touchdowns, but everytime we turn around you're with some hot-looking babe . . . So how many women has Rob Gronkowski slept with?
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April 27, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's OK to call Justin Gatlin the old man of U.S. track and field. Just don't expect the 32-year-old to act his age. "Don't put me out to pasture yet," said Gatlin, who will run in the 4x100-meter relay in the 15th edition of the USA vs. the World series Saturday at the Penn Relays. "I'm 32, but I feel like I'm 26. I've still got a lot of spring in my step. " A five-time Olympic medalist, Gatlin set a personal-best time of 9.79 seconds in the 100 in finishing third behind Jamaica's Usain Bolt (9.63)
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July 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
ITALIAN POLICE confiscated unidentified substances yesterday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying, after each tested positive for banned stimulants. Rooms of the athletes and physical trainer Christopher Xuereb, of Canada, were searched and drugs and supplements were seized, Udine police captain Antonio Pisapia told the Associated Press. Pisapia said it was unclear if the substances were illegal, and that they were being analyzed.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
AMERICAN 100-METER recordholder Tyson Gay, who had promoted himself as a clean athlete, tested positive for a banned substance and said he will pull out of the world championships next month in Moscow. Gay wouldn't reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam yesterday, but he said he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency late last week that a sample came back positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test. He said he will have his "B" sample tested soon, possibly as early as this week.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
The list reads like a Who's Who among the world's best sprinters: Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters. American champion Tyson Gay, who went out of his way to promote himself as an anti-drug athlete. Jamaican Sherone Simpson, who has a gold and two silver Olympic medals to her credit. Word came Sunday that all three had failed drug tests. "A sad day," one former track official called it - and certainly a day that punctured the myth that the oft-troubled sport has cleaned up its act. "I am not now - nor have I ever been - a cheat," Powell said in a message released through his Twitter account.
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June 24, 2013 | Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa - Mentally, Tyson Gay is now in a good place. Physically, too. That's the healing power of running fast at nationals. Once and for all, Gay put to rest any questions about his surgically repaired hip as he completed the 100-200 sprint double yesterday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds. It is the fastest time in the world this season. Gay also beat Justin Gatlin in the 100 on Friday in a season-leading time of 9.75.
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June 14, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
PRIZED INCOMING freshman Christian Hackenberg is officially in the Penn State quarterback derby before ever taking a snap. The post-spring depth chart released yesterday listed Hackenberg and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson, a sophomore, as the top two candidates to take over the starting job left vacated following the graduation of Matt McGloin. Coach Bill O'Brien had given every indication in spring practice that Hackenberg would get a chance to compete for the job when preseason camp opens in August.
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June 7, 2013
Jamaica's Usain Bolt lost by a hundredth of a second to American Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters Thursday night during the Golden Gala meet in Rome. Gatlin finished in 9.94 seconds. It was Bolt's first significant loss since his false-start disqualification at the 2011 world championships in South Korea. BOXING: Meldrick Taylor's Champions of Tomorrow boxing series will debut June 20 at the Deck at Harbor Pointe in Essington. The card will include welterweight Tim Witherspoon Jr., son of the former heavyweight champion.
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June 7, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JUSTIN GATLIN beat Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second yesterday to win the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome - the Jamaican's first significant loss since his false-start disqualification at the 2011 world championships in South Korea. Gatlin was timed in 9.94 seconds and was restrained in his celebration. The American has won all five of his 100-meter races this year and is shaping up as a serious threat to Bolt at the world championships in Moscow in August. Bolt briefly covered his face with his hands after the race, then saluted the crowd.
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May 7, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
KANSAS ATHLETIC officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent. AAU coach Darius Cobb told USA Today he received $10,000 in two payments from Rodney Blackstock , the founder and CEO of Hooplife Academy in Greensboro, N.C. Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger issued a statement Saturday saying that the university had received an inquiry about the relationship between the McLemore family and Blackstock.
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