September 13, 2013 in Sports

Seahawks fans go for record

 

NFL: Some of the loudest NFL fans in the country are attempting to become the loudest in the world.

This Sunday, Seattle Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for loudest roar at a stadium, which was set in 2011 in Turkey at a soccer match.

The record is 131.76 decibels.

Fan organizer and former player Joe Tafoya says Seahawks fans are already loud, so they’ll be recording throughout the game. The attempt is being organized by Tafoya’s Volume 12, a Seahawks fan group.

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U.S. up to 13th in FIFA rankings

Soccer: The United States climbed to 13th in the FIFA rankings, its highest position since July 2010.

The Americans rose six places in the September rankings announced Thursday, which include Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Mexico that clinched the seventh straight World Cup berth for the U.S. The Americans had dropped to as low as 36th in July and August in 2012.

World and European champion Spain remained first for the 25th consecutive month, and Argentina rose two places to second after qualifying for its 11th consecutive World Cup.

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Armstrong returns medal

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

The International Olympic Committee stripped Armstrong of the time-trial medal in January after he publicly confessed to using performance- enhancing drugs during his career. Armstrong says he gave it back to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Armstrong tweeted Thursday: “The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of (at)usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap.”

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