DOHA, Qatar - A new era of track and field begins Friday (Saturday, Manila time) at the world championships.For the first time since 2003, the sport's biggest event outside the Olympics will take place without Usain Bolt.The effervescent Jamaican, ...
Sep 27, 2019
LINDSEY Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning.She was often in the spotlight, appearing ...
Feb 2, 2019
MOSCOW - Russia's athletics federation has dropped a legal challenge against its ban from international competition.The country has been suspended since 2015 because of doping, though dozens of top athletes have been allowed to compete via a neutral status by ...
Jan 26, 2019
CALOY Yulo's coach is confident his ward is capable of winning the gold medal in the 2020 Olympics following his bronze-medal finish in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Doha last November.Yulo, 18, won a bronze in floor exercise, ...
Dec 28, 2018
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has been selected in the New Zealand team to compete at the World Road Cycling Championships in Bergen, Norway next month.Bond teamed with Eric Murray to win gold medals in the ...
Aug 18, 2017
LONDON - Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault.Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World's Fastest Man skittered to a ...
Aug 13, 2017
LONDON - Usain Bolt set the stage for his grand farewell, powering down the finishing straight on Saturday to qualify Jamaica for the 4x100-meter relay final at the world championships.Fittingly, he will face Justin Gatlin and the United States in the ...
Aug 12, 2017
LONDON - The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica.That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at ...
Aug 8, 2017
LONDON - Several athletes competing at the world championships have come down with a stomach bug, the event's organizing committee said on Monday.All of them have been staying at the same official hotel."There have been a number of cases ...
Aug 8, 2017
LONDON - Usain Bolt will surrender another world title. This one, without even taking the track.The Jamaican great is skipping the 200 meters at the world championships, bringing an end to his string of four straight titles in his favorite event.This ...
Aug 7, 2017
LONDON - An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable.A loss in his going-away party? Impossible.Track's fastest man and greatest entertainer made both those points clear Tuesday leading to his final world championships this week. It was an engaging hour ...
Aug 2, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya - Olympic 800-meter champion and world-record holder David Rudisha withdrew from the world championships on Monday after straining a thigh muscle in a training session in Kenya.The double world and Olympic champion said an MRI scan on the ...
Aug 1, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - OK, it wasn't like Katie Ledecky was a flop at the world championships.Far from it.She won five gold medals. She took silver in her other event."If that was my bad year for the next four ...
Jul 31, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Michael Phelps, you've got company.Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships on Sunday, putting the US team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.Twenty-four hours ...
Jul 31, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming.After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming's world championships, it's time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.The 20-year-old Dressel established himself as ...
Jul 30, 2017
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's world championships in London.Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21- ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - After years of silver medals, Mireia Belmonte has developed a taste for gold.At the world championships on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), Belmonte added the 200-meter butterfly title to her Olympic crown."What mattered the most was winning, because ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to a more familiar spot - the top rung of the medal podium - the U.S. men's team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships.Step aside, ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Katie Ledecky reached for the wall.Someone else was already there.For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it's like to lose.Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six ...
Jul 27, 2017
MOSCOW - Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping.The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia's ...
Jul 25, 2017
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