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Team USA turns focus to Rio after romping to World Cup of Basketball title

...Americans had embarrassed themselves at home in the 2002 world championship, and when they haphazardly put together their team...a loss to Greece in the semifinals of the 2006 world championship, their first tournament. They have won 63 straight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-15/team-usa-turns-focus-rio-afte
United States rebounds from slow start, surges past Turkey at Basketball World Cup

...rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn't take control against...haven't lost since the semifinals of the 2006 world championship and outside of their victories over Spain in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-31/united-states-rebounds-slow-s
Michael Phelps wins individual gold in Pan Pacific championships ; Katie Ledecky breaks 400-meter freestyle world record

...able to do it in an individual event," Phelps said. "What it does is really just guarantee me a spot on the world championships team next summer - that's the biggest thing and most important thing."In the next final, 17-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-23/michael-phelps-wins-
Katie Ledecky sets world record in 400-meter freestyle at U.S. national championships

...minutes, 58.86 seconds. She bettered the old mark of 3:59.15 set by Italy's Federica Pellegrini at the 2009 world championships in Rome, when a raft of records were broken during the apex of the high-tech suit era.Those suits were banned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-09/katie-ledecky-sets-w
Swimmer Missy Franklin hasn't lost any passion for her sport

...California, where berths on the American team for the Pan Pacific Championships later this month and next year's world championships are at stake.Franklin will swim the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, an event that includes fellow Olympians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-05/swimmer-missy-frankl
Michael Phelps returns to top of podium with relay win

...for the 17-year-old Ledecky. And it was the first for Missy Franklin, who won six titles at last year's world championships but has been hampered by a back injury at the Pan Pacs.Franklin said the Americans "take a lot of ownership...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-22/michael-phelps-retur
Overtime

...Paul, Minn., the three area players in the Professional Disc Golf Association's Amateur and Junior Disc Golf World Championship earned top-10 finishes on Saturday.Augusta's Pete May won the advanced legends division, North Augusta's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-26/overtime
Phelps, Lochte to swim in Athens meet

...later by the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.Those meets will determine the U.S. team for next year's world championships in Russia.Phelps is scheduled to compete in the 100-meter butterfly Friday, the 100 backstroke Saturday and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-07/phelps-lochte-swim-athens-meet
Boxers adjusting slowly to fighting without headgear after rule is changed

...association also changed the scoring system ? a pro-style 10-point format ? for bouts such as those held at world championships, the Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, trying to align it with the pro ranks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-25/boxers-adjusting-slo
Lisa Leslie, former Georgia star Janet Harris to be inducted to women's basketball Hall of Fame

...the SEC crown in 1983 and 1984 and reach the Final Four twice.Arcain guided Brazil to a gold medal at the 1994 world championship as well as a silver and bronze at the Olympics. She helped lead the Comets to WNBA titles in the league's first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-19/lisa-leslie-former-georgi