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July was Earth's hottest month on record

...1767. Parts of France had temperatures that were on average 7 degrees above normal and temperatures broke 100 in the Netherlands, which is a rarity. And an Iranian city had a heat index (the "feels like" temperature) of 165 degrees, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/weather/2015-08-20/july-was-earths-hottest-mon
US teen Katie Ledecky wins 5th gold with world-record swim

...the mixed 4x100 free relay. Ryan Lochte, Adrian, Simone Manuel and Franklin won in 3:23.05, a world record. The Netherlands was second and Canada third.Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the 50 butterfly, a non-Olympic event, in 24.96.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-08/us-teen-katie-ledecky-wins-5
Michael Phelps easily takes 200 IM for third title at nationals

...freestyle to go with her title in the 100 free. She touched in 24.12.Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands was 0.10 behind in giving up the title she won in Barcelona. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden took third in 24.31.Campbell's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-09/michael-phelps-easil
Katie Ledecky sets record in 800 freestyle to earn fifth gold at world championships

...the mixed 4x100 free relay. Ryan Lochte, Adrian, Simone Manuel and Franklin won in 3:23.05, a world record. The Netherlands was second and Canada third.Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the 50 butterfly, a non-Olympic event, in 24.96.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-08/katie-ledecky-sets-r
Women's World Cup: Canada moves on despite draw

...Substitute Kirsten Van De Ven scored in the 87th minute and the Netherlands earned a 1-1 draw with host Can ada at the Women's...be determined. China was second in the group and the Netherlands, with a win a loss and a draw, was third.Ashley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-15/womens-world-cup-canada-moves-des
US men's soccer team rallies to shock Netherlands

...in the 90th, capping a rally from a two-goal second-half deficit and giving the United States a 4-3 win over the Netherlands on Friday night for the Americans' first win against the Dutch.Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice on headers in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-05/us-mens-soccer-team-
Katie Ledecky kicks off run at worlds with a win

...the rest of the week."Sharon van Rouwendaal, of the Netherlands, took silver in 4:03.02. She earned silver in...Meer, Marrit Steenbergen and Femke Heemskerk, of the Netherlands, finished second in 3:33.67. The U.S. team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-02/katie-ledecky-kicks-run-worlds-wi
Katie Ledecky shows skills in shorter race at world championships

...was really special for me," Ledecky said. "It was an honor to be in a heat like that."Femke Heemskerk, of the Netherlands, took it out strongly, dipping under world-record pace on the opening lap. She was still in front through the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-05/katie-ledecky-shows-
Ronda Rousey crushes Bethe Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

...Antonio Silva, of Brazil, beat Soa Palelei, of Australia, with a second-round knockout; Stefan Struve, of the Netherlands, beat Brazil's Minotauro Nogueira with a unanimous decision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-02/ronda-rousey-crushes-bethe-correi
US men reeling after their biggest upset loss in history

...of promising signs during the Klinsmann era, most recently a pair of wins five days apart in friendly matches at the Netherlands and Germany in early June.The Gold Cup was a step backward. During group play, the Americans hardly impressed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-23/us-men-reeling-after-thei-biggest