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Rubelin Amit beats Kelly Fisher, bags Women's World 10-ball title

Filipino cue master Rubelin Amit bagged the 2013 Yalin Women’s World 10-ball Championship crown after beating British pool star Kelly Fisher in a suspenseful error-filled final round at the Resort World Manila Hotel & Casino Monday night.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Solly the hippo dies after getting stuck in a swimming pool

Solly, the young hippopotamus that stumbled into the swimming pool of a game lodge in South Africa four days ago, has died before he could be rescued.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Ryan Lochte admits peeing in Olympic pool

America's latest golden boy in the pool candidly admitted to urinating in the Olympic pool while warming up for his impressive swimming feats.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 6 comments

Police arrest teen who abused Team GB diver Tom Daley on Twitter

Dorset Police say they have arrested a teenager after the Twitter user @Rileyy_69 accused Team GB diver Tom Daley of letting down his father, who had recently passed away. The teen also threatened to drown Daley in a swimming pool.
In the Media by Milo Noblet - 5 comments

Couple faces $2,000-a-day fine for building pool in backyard

A couple in West Linn, Oregon are currently facing a $2,000-a-day-fine for a pool they built in their backyard in 2009. The city charges the couple built the pool without a permit and that it was constructed in a protected wetland area.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Op-Ed: 24th-storey swimming pool is 'one hell of a deep end'

Shanghai - A hotel in Shanghai, China has a remarkable element to it; a pool that sits 24 stories above the ground. While not for the timid, it appears to have a good sense of adventure for those bold enough to swim in its deep end.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 1 comment

Casey Anthony attorney: Caylee drowned in family pool

Orlando - The trial of Casey Anthony, accused of killing her daughter Caylee, has finally begun. Opening arguments by her defense attorney reveal a surprising twist: He claims Caylee drowned in a pool.
In the Media by Paul Bright

Council suggests using crematorium to heat pool

Redditch - A council has proposed that heat generated by a crematorium be used to heat a swimming pool and leisure centre, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and save money.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

Mischief the horse rescued from swimming pool

Godshill - A horse in the UK, appropriately named Mischief, had to be rescued after he fell into a swimming pool. The four-year-old gelding ended up in the water after he stepped onto the plastic cover of the pool, in Godshill, and fell through.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Couple finds buffalo in back yard swimming pool

A man and woman in Georgia were surprised to find a buffalo standing in their back yard swimming pool on Saturday morning.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Explosive super rockets recalled, July 4th fireworks safety tips

Charleston - Super lightning rocket fireworks have been recalled. Thousands of injuries are expected from sparklers, firecrackers, and aerials this year. Consumers are urged to put safety over stupidity when using, lighting and launching fireworks at home.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 7 comments

Pool master Orcollo defeats Souquet in World Pool opener

Filipino cue master Dennis Orcollo registered his first victory over German pool champion Ralf Souquet in the opening of the World Pool-Billiard Association in Qatar Wednesday.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Filipino Lee Van Corteza captures US 10-ball pool championship

Las Vegas - Filipino cue artist Lee Van Corteza won the US 10-ball championship Saturday at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Filipino cue artist bagged the $20,000 top prize.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Filipino cue master Dennis Orcollo wins world pool title

Filipino cue master Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines won the 2010 Party Poker World Pool Masters title Sunday at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Teen takes Mercedes for dunk in apartment complex pool

The initial fire department call reported that three Los Angelans were trapped and a car was submerged in an apartment complex swimming pool. It turned out to be only a quarter true.
In the Media by Sandy Sand

Manila is Next Venue for World Pool Association General Assembly

A gathering of world pool leaders and players will take place in the Philippines with the holding of the 2nd World 10-Ball championship to coincide with the general assembly meeting on November 27, 2009
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Efren 'Bata' Reyes Leads Philippine Contingent to US 9-Ball Open

Two-time World 9-Ball Champion Efren 'Bata' Reyes will lead a contingent of 9-Ball Pool players from the Philippines to the 34th US 9-Ball Championship on October 18-24 at Chesapeake Conference Center in Virginia
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: A Deep Look Into Your Fourth Overall Pick In Fantasy Hockey

What I love about a hockey pool isn’t drawing the first or second pick and inking either Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, or Evgeni Malkin to my roster (although I’ll happily take any of those three).
In the Media by Dustin Pollack

Review: Underwater Camera Mask Perfect for Shutterbug Swimmers Special

The Digital Underwater Camera Mask by Liquid Image isn't as clunky as its name. For swimmers and snorkelers who want to take photos of their watery adventures, this device is a snap once you get used to aiming the lens.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Philly club accused of racism after kids' swim passes revoked

The Valley Swim Club is in the news after a day care was refunded their money when 65 children of colour appeared on June 29. The club stated that they underestimated their size among other reasons, including the 'complexion' of the club.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

2-Year-Old Pool Prodigy Winning Attention

A toddler from New York has a growing reputation as a pool shark. Keith O'Dell Jr. started playing pool on a child-size table, but has since moved up to a regulation table. The tyke has already gained international attention.
In the Media by Tricia Van der Grient - 1 comment

Alex Pagulayan Shoots for Second World Pool Title

A major pool championship event is taking place on May 8-10 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada featuring defending world pool champion Alex Pagulayan of the Philippines
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

The Mystery Of The Stolen Pool

Someone stole 1000 gallons of water from Daisy Valdivia's backyard. The strangest part? Apparently, they didn't spill a drop. She woke Wednesday morning to find that the inflatable pool, hip high and 10 feet in diameter and filled with water, had vanished
In the Media by RobotGod - 13 comments

Vacation Ruined For Foster Family Because Of HIV

Somewhere in the world there are still out dated notions that you can contact HIV from going swimming. Wales West RV Park in Silver Hill, Ala. is one of those rare places. They barred a two year old from the pool and the shower room last week.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Pool Drain Pulls Small Intestine Out Of Young Girl

A 6-year-old Edina, Minn. girl has been hospitalized after a horrific accident at a swimming pool. Abigail Taylor was severely injured Friday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
In the Media by RobotGod - 7 comments

A Day At The Pool - 2 Drunks, 1 Camera, Oral Sex and the Cops

It was just another day at the pool in this gated Florida community. Or at least it seemed that way to the pregnant woman enjoying the sunshine with her 8 year old son. Wow, how things changed when she escorted her little boy to the public restroom.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 4 comments

Fire Crew Use Hydrant to fill Private Pool

A trio of Kansas firefighters are under investigation for using a hydrant to fill the pool at a private residence. The group was caught on Father's Day by officers looking for drug activity.
In the Media by wiccania - 1 comment

iRobot Dips Toe into Pool-Cleaning Market

Pool boys, you're on notice. iRobot has, in conjunction with AquaJet LLC and Aquatron, Inc., introduced not one, but two pool-cleaning robotics.
In the Media by RobotGod - 2 comments

Tired Of Eyes Burning While Swimming? Introducing The Chlorine Free Pool

Mich Hilleary, an industrial designer who recently expanded into residential pools is prepared to challenge what Americans consider to be proper swimming pools with 'Natural Pools'.
In the Media by malan - 1 comment

Croc shock for swimming squad

In keeping with tonight's reptile theme, ... crocodiles!
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 2 comments
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Snooker champion Ronnie O Sullivan
Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
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The hotel s indoor pool
The hotel's indoor pool
Night life: Nigerians playing pool close to a bar in Lagos
Night life: Nigerians playing pool close to a bar in Lagos
Pool and Grotto Bar at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort.  Fort Walton Beach  Florida
Pool and Grotto Bar at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
File photo of a swimming pool.
File photo of a swimming pool.
A buffalo ended up in a Georgia swimming pool.
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A buffalo ended up in a Georgia swimming pool.
Rubelin Amit 2013 Women 10-ball World Champion
Rubelin Amit 2013 Women 10-ball World Champion
Swimming pool at the Holiday Inn Resort.  Pensacola Beach  Florida
Swimming pool at the Holiday Inn Resort. Pensacola Beach, Florida

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