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After a bomb took his sight, Snyder took gold in Paralympic swimming

"I'm dead." The thought settled on Brad Snyder in the middle of a cloud of dust and smoke raised by the blast of a homemade land mine. He lay in the fetal position on a patch of grass next to a ravine in southern Afghanistan. The Navy lieutenant couldn't make out any blood through the haze. His arms and legs were still attached. He didn't know anyone who'd survived one of these explosions with all of their limbs intact.

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Ball bounces as fully anticipated as US routs China

The result was a foregone conclusion before the U.S. men's national team and its counterpart from China took to the court before an enthused sellout crowd at Staples Center for a pre-Olympic exhibition Sunday. The challenge for both was that they knew there would be no challenge on the court, not with a star-studded lineup of NBA standouts facing a young, largely inexperienced team from China that has two players who were second-round picks in this year's draft but no one currently in the NBA.

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Analysis: Russia stays, and clean athletes scratch heads

If this turns out to be Thomas Bach's defining moment, here's what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: keeping Russia as part of the club, but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they'd get the answers they've been looking for.

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The ins and outs of the Rio Summer Games

Thinking of traveling to Rio for the Olympics and need last-minute accommodations? Perhaps Olympic organizers will consider renting out rooms in the athletes' village, as there will be more cancellations and vacancies than usual.

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Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva sets sights on more Olympic medals

Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva feels confident looking ahead to the Olympic Games in Rio. Leyva, who recently recovered from severe bite wounds after breaking up a fight between his dogs, earned a bronze medal in the All-Around competition at the 2012 Olympic games in London.
Jose A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva sets sights on more Olympic medals 2:29

Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva sets sights on more Olympic medals

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16-year-old gets his 'Wish' — a photography lesson from a pro

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly speaks after 3-0 loss to Mets

Jose Fernandez talks about his start and Marlins 7-2 win over the Mets 2:39

Jose Fernandez talks about his start and Marlins 7-2 win over the Mets