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    1. Drouin wins 1st world title in a jump-off after 3-way tie

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsAug 30 09:15 AM

      With the world high jump title hinging on a jump-off in front of a raucous crowd at the Bird's Nest chanting for his Chinese rival, Derek Drouin needed to dig deep to find an advantage somewhere. In the deep recesses of his memory, he said he recalled a jump-off against a teammate at the very beginning of his high jump career. Drouin cleared it on the first go.

    2. Canada's Drouin wins high jump gold in sudden death

      Reuters via Yahoo! SportsAug 30 07:41 AM

      Canada's Derek Drouin won the men's high jump gold medal with a 2.34-metre clearance in a sudden-death finale at the world championships on Sunday. Drouin went into a jump-off with defending champion Bogdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and China's Zhang Guowei after all three had identical cards -- no failures up to 2.33 meters but none able to clear 2.36. The 25-year-old Drouin, a bronze medalist at ...

    3. See Spot jump! A Mexican man has an award-winning pit bull that holds the title for highest vertical wall climb, getting as high as 13 feet off the ground. The...

    4. (Adds detail, quotes) BEIJING, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Canada's Derek Drouin won the men's high jump gold medal with a 2.34-metre clearance in a sudden-death finale at the world championships on Sunday. Drouin went into a jump-off with defending champion Bogdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and China's Zhang Guowei after all three had identical cards -- no failures up to 2.33 metres but none able to clear 2...

    5. Base Jumper Sentenced Over Trade Center Stunt

      Sky News via Yahoo Canada NewsSep 01 04:40 AM

      Three men who staged a base jump from the top of One World Trade Center have now been sentenced to community service over the stunt. Marko Markovich was ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service and fined $2,000. Last month, Andrew Rossig was sentenced to 200 hours and James Brady 250 hours for their part in the base jump.

    6. American Christian Taylor produced the second-longest triple jump in history as he soared 18.21 meters to take gold in a high-quality world championship competition on Thursday. In a week of outstanding head-to-heads in the Bird's Nest Stadium, the men's triple jump final always promised to be among the best and it did not disappoint. Taylor and Cuba's Pedro Pichardo came to Beijing having ...

    7. Cube Jump:Space

      ZDNetAug 31 03:43 PM

      Mr Cube is a droid left alone by NASA on one of its mission. Now Mr Cube is stuck there and with limited resources can only jump across...

    8. Athletics-American Bartoletta rolls back years in long jump

      Reuters via Yahoo! SportsAug 28 07:09 AM

      (Adds quotes) BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - American champion Tianna Bartoletta became world long jump champion once again on Friday, snatching the gold medal with a leap of 7.14 metres in the final round. Britain's Shara Proctor had led the competition after breaking her own national record with a 7.07m jump in the third round. The bronze medal was won by Ivana Spanovic of Serbia who took an ...

    9. (writes though, adds quotes) BEIJING, Aug 27 (Reuters) - American Christian Taylor produced the second-longest triple jump in history as he soared 18.21 metres to take gold in a high-quality world championship competition on Thursday. In a week of outstanding head-to-heads in the Bird's Nest Stadium, the men's triple jump final always promised to be among the best and it did not disappoint ...

    10. The body of a man was pulled out of the Des Plaines River on Monday morning after motorists saw him jump off an overpass at La Grange Road in an unincorporated area near Hodgkins and Willow Springs, according to Illinois State Police officials.

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