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IOC head quizzed about water shortages in Rio, golf course

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach was pressed Wednesday about the severe water shortages in Brazil by a group of 100 university students during a town hall meeting. Bach was asked repeatedly to justify building a golf course and a canoeing venue for the Rio de Janeiro ...

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Reds say Homer Bailey won't be ready for start of season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey won’t be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from surgery on Sept. 5 to repair a torn right flexor tendon. The $105 million right-hander said Wednesday he hasn’t had any setbacks since arriving for spring training. Bailey has ...

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Young debutants Wiekslag fall directly on

ALBLASSERDAM • During the fourth game of the pentathlon were young debutants on Saturday at the swimming club Alblasserdam Wiekslag. Evi Globe immediately won two silver medals. She did at the 25 back and 25 free. Esther ten Wolde won the bronze in the 25 free and was fourth in ...

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chocolate will never touch your tongue

You’ve sworn chocolate will never touch your tongue, but what about your toes? Give them their just desserts with this tantalizing recipe created by Tara Oolie, co-owner of New York City’s Just Calm Down, A Jewel of a Spa. “The lactic acid in the milk softens dry skin,” Oolie says, ...

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Sex Ed: Contraception au Sex naturel

When 30-year-old Kristin Murphy started taking birth control pills, she experienced Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings. One minute, she’d be snuggling with her husband; the next, she couldn’t stand to be in the same room with him. Her healthy sex drive also suffered. Nonetheless, she stuck with the Pill because she thought ...

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The Cooking Wisdom of Yin & Yang

When I moved away from home, my mother would phone to ask what I’d had for dinner. If, in the dead of winter, I said I had eaten a salad, her response would be pained silence. In Mama’s mind, I was committing food suicide, sustaining myself with chilled, raw “yin” ...

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The Real-Life Body-Type Plan

Real-Life Type: Trim & Frail You look fit because you log hours walking, running, or performing other cardio activities. But you’re not very strong, and some body parts jiggle more than you’d like. Fitness Rx: Stick to 30-minute cardio workouts three to five days per week. Include at least one ...

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Stanford faces tough challenge in Delon Wright and Utah

His points and minutes per game have dipped from last year, and Delon Wright couldn’t be happier. “My numbers are down because we have better players,” Utah’s leading scorer and versatile leader said on the phone this week. Not much doubt about the better players. The Utes tied for eighth ...

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Evgeni Nabokov returns to San Jose to announce NHL retirement

How competitive was Evgeni Nabokov? Owen Nolan recalled warm-ups before a game, and driving in for a shot when the goalie did something unexpected. “He poke-checked me and I slid into the corner, that’s just how competitive he was,” Nolan said. “I definitely know he pushed me to be a ...

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Thompson and Curry are great shooters and even better teammates

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are misfits. Or at least throwbacks. They didn’t get the NBA memo widely circulated for the last decade, a directive that moments of individual triumph are to be celebrated with mean-face glowers and snarls into the nearest TV camera. After a great shot or play, ...

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