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15 August, 2016 8:16 AM Rio Olympics: 'Golden Boy' Joseph Schooling mobbed on return to Singapore

SINGAPORE: It was a photo taken with Michael Phelps that inspired Joseph Schooling to Olympic gold. So when he was mobbed by fans on his return to Singapore, he made sure he posed for a few. Hundreds packed Singapore's Changi Airport as the 21-year-old Schooling returned from Rio de Janeiro with an Olympic gold medal around his neck on Monday. He beat his idol in the 100-meter 205

14 August, 2016 3:49 AM Michael Phelps’ goodbye is golden

Michael Phelps put the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg of the 4x100 medley relay, his last race before retiring, and Nathan Adrian finished it off, giving Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, his 23rd career gold medal. Two-time gold medallist Ryan Murphy put the Americans out front with a world-record split on the backstroke 149

13 August, 2016 1:45 AM Rio Olympics: Joseph Schooling Stops Michael Phelps' Gold Rush, Creates History

Joseph Schooling pulled off a major upset at the Rio Games on Friday to beat US phenomenon Michael Phelps in the men's 100m butterfly and claim Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal. The 21-year-old foiled Phelps' quest for a 23rd career gold medal and fifth in Brazil. Phelps, South Africa's Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary all dead-heated 227

5 June, 2016 4:54 AM 'The Greatest' boxer, showman, ambassador

More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have his revenge. The policeman's advice was to learn to box first so Clay, who would 146

5 June, 2016 2:36 AM Muhammad Ali Remembered As Boxer Who Transcended Sports World

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona: The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful 119

4 June, 2016 7:10 AM Muhammad Ali: 'Greatest' Boxer, Showman, Ambassador

Muhammad Ali, former world heavy weight champion, was bold, outspoken and became a symbol for black liberation as he stood up to the U.S. government by refusing to go into the Army for religious reasons An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have his revenge. The policeman's 144

4 June, 2016 5:23 AM Muhammad Ali, Boxing Champion And Global Good-Will Ambassador, Dies At 74

Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world and Olympic gold medalist who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and ultimately a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, where he was living. He was 74. The Associated 170

17 April, 2015 12:18 PM Michael Phelps wins on return, could get world champs invite

Olympic legend Michael Phelps beat his longtime rival Ryan Lochte in his return from a six month ban and found out he could get a special invitation to the world championships. The 29-year-old Phelps, suspended by USA Swimming after a drunk-driving arrest in September, won the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Pro Series meeting in Phoenix on Thursday as he targets 6

17 April, 2015 4:49 AM Michael Phelps Wins 100m Fly in Racing Return, Says he is Glad to be Back

Michael Phelps, whose 18 Olympic gold medals include three in the 100m fly, said it was a step in the right direction as he homes in on a 2016 Rio Olympics berth. Phoenix: Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Pro Series meeting on Thursday, a first step on the road to redemption and, he hopes, Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Phelps clocked 52.38sec to finish 10

14 April, 2015 6:36 PM Michael Phelps enters five events in return from suspension

Arizona: Michael Phelps is entered in five events at this week`s Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona, which will be his first meet since serving a six-month ban following a drunk-driving conviction. Phelps, who was suspended last year by USA Swimming after his arrest on drunk driving charges, is entered in the 100-meter butterfly on Thursday, 100m backstroke 9