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Gold for WSRC

A crew from the West Side Rowing Club won a gold medal in the Women's C Eight "D" masters division Sunday at the 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Karen Wiles, Diane Quart, Sharon Courtin, Debra Noonan, Victoria Sturman, Lenora Olmsted-Sullivan, Meg Lauerman, Carol Flaherty, Carol Bow and coxswain Kate Courtin finished the 1,000 meters in 3:48.23 to win by 2.09 seconds.

The regular divisions will compete today through Sunday at the course in St. Catharines, Ont.

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New coach wants to build

Juergen Klinsmann sometimes sounds more like a youth development director for U.S. Soccer than the new men's national team coach.

The former Germany player and coach was introduced Monday, and he spent much of the time talking about how to mold future American stars, not managing current ones.

"It all starts down to develop the next Landon Donovan," Klinsmann said of the United States one day contending for World Cup titles. And "one day" is the key phrase; he believes "we still are quite a long way away from that."

"You need maybe 10 Landon Donovans at different positions with different characteristics in order to one day be there," Klinsmann said in an interview.

Perhaps it's partly a way to temper expectations as he takes over from Bob Bradley, whose firing was announced Thursday.

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Ali sad about Norway deaths

Muhammad Ali expressed his sadness about the bombing and massacre in Norway, saying he is heartbroken by the senseless deaths and the reasoning of the man behind them.

In a letter to the people of Norway written under his name, the boxing great says his "heart goes out to each of you as you deal with the unimaginable grief of your loss."

"I see the same wishes for our children to have happy, healthy lives; I see the same concerns for others less fortunate than ourselves; I see the same desire for peace and dignity," Ali said.

Compiled from News staff and wire reports.