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Olympic Board Backs Golf, Rugby for 2016

IOC execs reject baseball, softball; decision faces Oct. vote

(Newser) - Olympic leaders selected golf and rugby today for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball, and three other sports. The IOC executive board narrowed the field to two from a list of seven, which also included squash, karate, and roller sports. The board will submit... More »

Living on the Edge in Connecticut

Will hedge-fund legend Victor Niederhoffer go broke again?

(Newser) - Victor Niederhoffer is many things: a champion squash player, a family man (six children from two wives and a mistress), a blogger, and a math prodigy.  But mostly he is a trader. He amassed huge wealth working with George Soros in the 1980s, losing it all in 1997. He... More »

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