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CINCINNATI (AP) — From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision to allow a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader's defamation lawsuit against a gossip website to go to trial.
An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold at auction for $1,466,574, the highest price ever paid for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. SCP Auctions based in Laguna Niguel, California, said the price for the medal in the auction that concluded on Sunday surpassed that of a silver cup won by the winner of the first modern-day Olympic marathon in 1896 that sold for $865,000 in April 2012 and the highest price paid for a US Olympic item -- the "Miracle on Ice" hockey jersey worn by team captain Mike Eruzione - that sold for $657,250 in February of 2013. The auction, including more than 1,000 sports memorabilia items, brought in a total of nearly $4.5 million. With Germany's Adolph Hitler using the Olympics as a backdrop for notions of an aryan master race, US legend Owens famously showed the power of a black athlete by capturing gold in the 100 and 200 meters, the long jump and the 4x100m relay.