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Tyler Clary swims the butterlfy during the men's 400 meter individual medley at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Irvine, Calif. Clary won the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Michael Phelps loses 100 fly at U.S. Nationals

- Associated Press

Two events, two losses for Michael Phelps. Tom Shields upset the three-time Olympic champion by a hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships Friday night.

Oscar Pistorius, second from right, accompanied by a relative arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. On Thursday and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius lied on stand

- Associated Press

The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals hockey teams owner Ted Leonsis gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

LOVERRO: Who are the men behind D.C. 2024 curtain?

- The Washington Times

The local Olympics bid is likely going to be some form of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia effort. Local organizers are trying to do all they can to hide their bid and keep the public in the dark as long as possible, until, perhaps, through some sort of cursed miracle, all of a sudden you wake up one morning and find out the Olympics are coming to the Washington region in 2024.

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Athletes from a local gymnastics team break from training, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just over a week, North Korea will send its top athletes to win gold for their leader in what could well be the biggest sporting event of their lives and a major propaganda campaign for their nation, the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

- Associated Press

It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim - or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here - that there are no barriers behind the targets, posted on simple squares of straw.

Berlin, Hamburg tussle for German Olympic bid

- Associated Press

Berlin and Hamburg presented low-cost models with contrasting approaches on Monday in bids to become Germany's candidate city for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics.

Sarah Ennis of Ireland, riding Horseware Stellor Reboun during the cross-country test of the Eventing competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games, at the French National Stud, in Le Pin-au-Haras, western France, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain on Chilli Morning won the cross-country test ahead of Germans Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo and Michael Jung Fischerrocana. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Auffarth wins eventing at World Equestrian Games

Associated Press

Sandra Auffarth of Germany won the individual gold medal in eventing at the World Equestrian Games by riding a clear round on Opgun Louvo in the show jumping portion on Sunday.

Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in his men's 100m butterfly heat at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record

- Associated Press

The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.

Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

- Associated Press

There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done.

Volleyball trophies stolen in Rio de Janeiro

- Associated Press

The trophies for the men's and women's volleyball world championships have been stolen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said Friday.

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps trains ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

- Associated Press

Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.

Sweden's Artemis confirms America's Cup challenge

Associated Press

Artemis Racing confirmed it is challenging for the America's Cup again and announced that Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.