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Michael Phelps will go for a fourth straight 200m medley gold in Rio after out-dueling old foe Ryan Lochte in a thriller at the US Olympic swimming trials on Friday. Phelps, whose 2004, 2008 and 2012 victories in the 200m IM are among his astonishing cache of 18 Olympic golds, led at every turn. World record-holder Lochte, nursing a groin injury suffered in the heats of the 400m medley on Sunday, finished second in 1:56.22, securing his first individual berth for Rio and another shot at Phelps on the sport's biggest stage.
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Bangladesh official says main building cleared; at least 6 militants killed, 13 hostages safeDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) ? Bangladesh official says main building cleared; at least 6 militants killed, 13 hostages safe.
Bolt's torn left hamstring raises Rio doubt
World's fastest man Usain Bolt withdrew from the Jamaican National Olympic Trials with what he described as a mildly torn left hamstring, an injury that could keep him from defending triple gold at next month's Rio Games. The reigning world and Olympic champion -- seeking his third consecutive Olympic titles in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay -- likely must prove his fitness at a Diamond League meet July 22 in London to have a hope of running in Rio. "I have submitted a medical exemption to be excused from the 100m final and the remainder of the National Championships," Bolt said in a statement posted on his Twitter site.
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Bangladesh police storm restaurant, rescue some hostages
By Serajul Quadir and Sanjeev Miglani DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bangladeshi police stormed a restaurant in the capital Dhaka and rescued up to 10 hostages on Saturday, one official said, after an attack claimed by Islamic state. Gunmen attacked the upscale cafe in the diplomatic area of Dhaka late on Friday and had been holding about 20 hostages, including foreigners, before police poured into the building to try to free those stuck inside. A police officer at the scene said that when security forces tried to enter the premises at the beginning of the siege they met a hail of bullets and grenades.