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Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 08:16 AM EDT

Allyson Felix Gave English Gardner Her Shoes Before Win

Allyson Felix Gave English Gardner Her Shoes Before Win

Veteran U.S. track star Allyson Felix helped her team achieve gold by sharing a pair of her fluorescent yellow Nike shoes with teammate English Gardner.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 07:23 AM EDT

Japan PM as Super Mario Ignites Social Media

Japan PM as Super Mario Ignites Social Media

How do you connect the current host of the Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, and the next, Tokyo? Send in Super Mario, of course — with a little political help. To the delight of a crowd gathered at the...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:50 PM EDT

Discus Thrower Hurls Olympic Village Cheeseburger

Discus Thrower Hurls Olympic Village Cheeseburger

Things are starting to get a bit weird in the Olympic Village. Now that a lot of the athletes’ events are over and they have some time on their hands, well, strange things can happen.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:24 AM EDT

Driver Crashes Mercedes During Test Drive

Driver Crashes Mercedes During Test Drive

A person test-driving a Mercedes-Benz struck four other cars in the parking lot of a Virginia dealership Friday morning, sending the luxury vehicle on its side.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 02:03 PM EDT

30 Strangers Show Up to NY Woman's Funeral

30 Strangers Show Up to NY Woman's Funeral

About 30 people have paid their respects to a woman they never met after responding to a call for attendees for a Hudson Valley, New York, funeral at which no one was expected to show up. The Journal News...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 04:38 PM EDT

Race Walker Finishes 50K Despite Stomach Problems

Race Walker Finishes 50K Despite Stomach Problems

France's Yohann Diniz was praised for his courage after suffering a series of unfortunate incidents during the mens 50 km walk race at the Rio Olympics. Diniz, who is the world-record holder for the 50 km, felt...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:17 PM EDT

Lolo Jones' Mom Dreaming of a Bolt Baby

Lolo Jones' Mom Dreaming of a Bolt Baby

The spectators cheer on Usain Bolt. The fellow athletes flock to take selfies with him whenever possible. And the moms, well, they want him to get married.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:09 PM EDT

Weightlifter Tests Positive for Rat Poison, Loses Medal

Weightlifter Tests Positive for Rat Poison, Loses Medal

A male weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after a positive drug test.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:36 AM EDT

"Get Us Outta Here!": Robbers Locked in Store Plead as Passersby Laugh

"Get Us Outta Here!": Robbers Locked in Store Plead as Passersby Laugh

When a pair of armed robbers barreled into a cellphone store in New Jersey demanding money and phones, they clearly didn't realize how quickly the manager would turn the tables on them, as evidenced by...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:47 AM EDT

Neighbor Stabbed in Fla. Face-Biting Attack Released From Hospital

Neighbor Stabbed in Fla. Face-Biting Attack Released From Hospital

The neighbor who tried to help a Tequesta couple who were killed in Monday's face-biting attack has been released from the hospital. Jeff Fisher was released from the hospital Thursday and is home with family...

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