Water Safety Activist, Joseph Vassallo, CBP Films PSA for Military Aquatics Center at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska

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Water Safety Activist Joe Vassallo, CBP, president of Paragon Pools in Las Vegas was intrigued when he received an email from Jessica Ash, Aquatics Director for the Buckner Physical Fitness Aquatics Center at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.   Ash had been researching on-line, ideas … [Read more...]

Belmont Stakes Benefits From Thrilling Finish

NEW YORK (AP) — Even with its star sidelined and no Triple Crown to contest, the Belmont Stakes proved this much: The show does go on. And it went on pretty well, thanks to a thrilling race and a photo finish. Fans were rewarded with a sizzling finale to the season's Triple Crown series when Union Rags … [Read more...]

Wieber At Her Steady Best In Winning 2nd US Title

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordyn Wieber's winning streak is still going after she claimed her second straight title at the U.S. gymnastics championships Sunday. The reigning world champion was at her steady best, holding off Gabby Douglas and letting everyone know she's still the one to beat — in the United States … [Read more...]

AP Source: AAU To Announce Mandatory Screening

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce mandatory background screening for all adult coaches, volunteers and staff. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the AAU has not publicly announced the … [Read more...]

Publicist: Bolt Uninjured In Jamaica Car Crash

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — World-record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been in a car crash in Jamaica, but his publicist says he was not injured. Publicist Carole Beckford says Bolt was returning from a party with friends near dawn Sunday when he was involved in a "fender bender" in Jamaica's … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Pacquiao’s Controversial Loss

Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges' scorecards. In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable seven-year … [Read more...]

US Cyclist George Hincapie To Retire After 2012

Five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie will retire from cycling after the 2012 season, bringing to a close one of the most successful careers by an American rider. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, announced his decision in a statement Monday. The affable, understated Hincapie was a … [Read more...]

Timothy Bradley Wins Against Manny Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter. Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. The decision was … [Read more...]

Union Rags Nips Paynter To Win Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another who was retired with an injury. The finish was another thriller in the final leg of the Triple Crown, and hard luck trainer Bob Baffert … [Read more...]

Newly Retired I’ll Have Another In Winner’s Circle

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Doug O'Neill gave his horse three friendly slaps on the flank, removed his saddle, and I'll Have Another was led out of the Belmont Park winner's circle into retirement. I'll Have Another never got a chance to try for a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday after an injured … [Read more...]