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Review: Greece wins silver in the 400 meters at European Championships Special

Greek athlete Maria Belibasaki has a reason to be proud. She won the silver medal for Greece in the women's 400 meter final at the European Championships.

Op-Ed: Top 10 athlete interviews of 2017

In sports, Digital Journal ranks its Top 10 athlete interviews of 2017. These interviews are arranged in no particular order.

Sam Kendricks named USA Track & Field 'Male Athlete of the Year'

Oxford - 2017 World Champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He was named "Male Athlete of the Year" by USA Track & Field.

Sam Kendricks nominated for IAAF 2017 'Male Athlete of the Year'

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for IAAF 2017 "Male Athlete of the Year."

Sam Kendricks nominated for 2016 'Male Athlete of the Year'

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has been nominated for the coveted 2016 "Male Athlete of the Year" Jesse Owens award.

Michelle Carter nominated for 'Female Athlete of the Year'

American shot put thrower and Olympian Michelle Carter has been nominated for the 2016 award for "Female Athlete of the Year."

Interview: Kevin McShane discusses 'Tough Mudder' experience Special

Long Island's Kevin McShane chatted with me about his "Tough Mudder" experience. He also offered advice for aspiring athletes.

Golden goodbye as Michael Phelps signs off with 23 Gold medals

(AFP) — Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his glittering Olympic career when he helped the USA win 4x100m medley relay gold at the Rio Olympic Games, taking his personal tally to 23.

Chatting with Nicholas Coolridge from 'American Ninja Warrior' Special

Professional athlete Nicholas Coolridge from "American Ninja Warrior" took some time from his busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal.

Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry signs first Canadian endorsement Special

At a press conference for his first Canadian endorsement, with athletic apparel company Sport Chek, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry spoke about his youth, his long-term contract with the Toronto, and his first all-star appearance coming next week.

Nick Parker’s leadership key to turnaround for Bracken County Special

Brooksville - Bracken County running back and defensive back Nick Parker was named team captain for his football team this season. He hopes to lead his team to a turnaround from last year when they finished 2-9.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Watch Derrick Rose's game-winning shot, Bulls 82 Knicks 81

Welcome back, Derrick Rose. The all-star guard, playing his second game since a devastating injury sidelined him in April 2012, scored a thrilling last-minute game-winner to give his Chicago Bulls the win over the New York Knicks.

Jason Collins first U.S. pro sports athlete to come out as gay

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. Today he revealed in a Sports Illustrated interview why he decided to come out of the closet.

Liverpool's Suarez banned 10 games for biting, asks forgiveness

Liverpool hot-tempered striker Luis Suarez was given a 10-match ban by the Football Assoc. for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic's arm in a match last week. Suarez, with two prior bans, won't appeal and asked for forgiveness on his Twitter account.

Michael Jordan, earning $80,000,000 a year, turns 50

Houston - When Sunday rolls around and the NBA All- Stars take to the court, as fans celebrate his 50th birthday, the business mogul, Michael Jordan, will have an eye on Nike commercials,

Video: Teen born without arms sinks half-court basketball shot

Ramseur - Anybody who has ever tried to sink a half-court basketball shot knows it isn't easy. Now imagine trying to do it without using your arms.

Video: 18-yr-old senior Tony Farmer slumps after prison sentence

Tony Farmer, an 18-year-old senior, crumpled into the arms of a sheriff's deputy and slumped to the floor in painful anguish as the Judge announced his punishment, a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to kidnapping and felonious assault.

US Olympic athlete accused of urinating on child in airplane

An elite American Olympic athlete was detained by a flight crew during a cross-country flight after allegedly urinating on a young child.

Report: Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo to retire

A Brazilian newspaper reports World Cup star Ronaldo will announce his retirement Monday. "I can't keep going," he's quoted as saying. "I wanted to continue but I can't."

Tiger Woods still world's highest paid athlete

Golfer Tiger Woods has retained the top spot in the 2010 list of highest paid athletes. Woods brought home $90.5 million (USD) last year despite the controversy around his affair and being dropped by sponsors.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

'What we need is a president, not an athlete'

New Orleans - Those were the words of potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a Q&A after a speech he made at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

Op-Ed: A Life Cut Short

The passing of Chris Henry hopefully causes all of us to pause and reflect on what could have been, what had been and what was in the life of this young man.

S. African Government Says Athlete's Human Rights Violated

Top South African officials are weighing in on the side of athlete Caster Semenya accusing the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of violating her human rights and dignity.

Gender Test Could ‘Damage’ South African Gold Medal Winner

Demands for a gender test for South African World Athletics 800m champion Mokgadi Caster Semenya have met with calls for caution as well as anger back home. A top sports scientist has also warned of the damage it could do the athlete.

Medal Winner’s Family Rejects Claims Caster Semenya Is A Man

Gold medal winning South African athlete Caster Semenya is getting support from her family, who have rallied round the harassed athlete, an 18-year-old woman who, it is alleged, is actually a man.

Op-Ed: Accidental Shooting Raises Questions

The circumstances surrounding New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shooting himself at a night-club this past Friday night is disturbing on many levels. Unfortunately it raises many questions about celebrities, partying and justice.

Lone Afghan Olympic female missing after threats, may be seeking asylum

Mehboba Ahdyar, the only female athlete from Afghanistan to take part in the Beijing Olympics went missing from a training camp in Italy. She is believed to be seeking asylum in Norway.

Superhero Suit On The Horizon

d3o Lab invented a flexible foam material that hardens into a protective shell on impact. It may be the next big brand in sports

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