Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – American veteran Venus Williams became only the second tennis player in history to win five Olympic medals after reaching the mixed doubles final. The 36-year-old on Saturday teamed up with Rajeev Ram to beat India’s Sania Mirzaand Rohan Bopanna 2-6, 6-2, 10-3 in the semi-final. Britain’s Kathleen McKane also won five medals between 1920-24. On Sunday, Venus

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Michelle Carter saved her best for last, claiming the gold medal and breaking the American record on her final throw. New Zealand’s Valerie Adams seemed poised to become the first woman to win three consecutive Olympic shot put gold medals before Carter’s final attempt. Adams’ best throw, 20.42m (67 feet), had her in first place by


The USA women’s water polo team is favored to win gold: the Americans are the reigning Olympic, World Cup, World League and Pan-American champions. In goal is Ashleigh Johnson, the 21-year-old Princeton student who’s ability to read — and reach — opponent’s shots is setting a new standard. “She’s plays the position of goalie unlike


Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia obliterated a 23-year-old world record in the women’s 10,000 meters on Friday, punctuating the opening to the track and field competition at these Olympics with one of the most dominant wins ever in the event. Ayana, 24, won her first Olympic gold with an untouchable performance of 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds,

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Miss Ruby Wilson, the Queen of Beale Street, has passed away. According to the singer’s Facebook page, she passed away at 1:10 p.m. Funeral announcements will be made available at a later date. Wilson’s health had taken a turn in the last few years. She had a stroke in 2009, but recovered

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Codeblack Films has acquired the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” with plans to develop and produce an authorized Angela Davis biopic film, Variety has learned exclusively The untitled film will be produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer on the 2012 documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,”

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'Selma' film premiere, New York, America - 14 Dec 2014
Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of 'Selma'

Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation that Ava Duvernay is on board to direct. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order