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Smith, Carlos set fear aside as they raised their fists

Tommie Smith and John Carlos insist fear was not a factor in their thinking when they reached the medals stand at the Mexico City Olympics. The sprinters, discussing their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games, said the threats they had received in the lead-

IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

MONACO (AP) - The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes a case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF says the Nov. 1 star

Jury: 4 guilty in shooting that killed Olympian's daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Four men have been found guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay. News outlets report a jury returned the verdicts Monday after deliberating for nearly five hours. Juror

Tommie Smith, John Carlos protests over social issues still resonate a half-century later

Fifty years ago on Oct. 16, Tommie Smith and John Carlos walked to the podium to accept their respective gold and bronze medals after the 200-meter sprint at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Wearing beads and a scarf, as their first sign of protest, they too

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 bi

Kenyan track great Kip Keino facing corruption charges

Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic c

Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics.

Kenyan running great Keino among 7 facing corruption charges

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's director of public prosecutions says distance-running great Kip Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the c

Mary Bono, new USA Gymnastics CEO, apologizes for anti-Nike tweet amid Simone Biles criticism

Newly named USA Gymnastics head Mary Bono apologized Saturday for a month-old tweet showing her blacking out a Nike logo after the post was slammed by Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. «I deeply regret posting the Tweet because I respect everyone's vi

EXCHANGE: Though retired, champion still chasing a dream

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The little girl from East St. Louis first made a name for herself when, as a 14-year-old high school freshman, she broke the state record in the 100-meter hurdles. For champions, that's not where dreams end. It's where they begin. "Th

Column: What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games - just days after it was ...

Olympic speedskating medalist Jeanne Ashworth dies at 80

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Jeanne Ashworth, the first American woman to win an Olympic speedskating medal, has died. She was 80. The website of the Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, New York, says she died at home Oct. 4 of pancreatic cancer. Ashworth compete

IOC approves 3 candidate bids for 2026 Winter Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The International Olympic Committee has approved three candidate bids for the 2026 Winter Games and will pick a winner next June. IOC members have formally backed three bids recommended last week by their executive board: Calgar

Trial begins for 4 accused in death of Olympian's daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A prosecutor says a stolen gun led to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports prosecutor Lou Anna Red Corn said in her opening statement Tuesday in the trial

Walsh Jennings pairs with Brooke Sweat for 2020 Tokyo try

Three-time beach Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings has a new partner as she tries to qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Walsh Jennings tells The Associated Press she will pair with Rio Olympian Brooke Sweat, a defensive specialist

Afghan women's basketball player among 9 elected IOC members

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The International Olympic Committee has elected nine new members including 24-year-old Samira Asghari, an Afghanistan women's national basketball team player. Two more women among the newcomers are Daina Gudzineviciute of Lithua

Olympic swim coach banned from sport in sex misconduct case

SEATTLE (AP) - The former U.S. Olympic swim team coach alleged to have sexually abused a swimmer in a years-long relationship that began when the athlete was a minor has been banned from the sport for life. The Orange County Register reports the findings citi

Kentucky murder trial set for Olympian's daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A trial for the four suspects charged in the 2016 shooting death of Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, will begin Monday. The 15-year-old Trinity died after being shot in the neck during a gunfire exchange between two vehic

WADA has 400 doping cases from whistleblowers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency has registered 400 cases after a flood of information from new whistleblowers, and added on Friday it supports a U.S. assessment that a 2016 hack of the agency was perpetrated by the Russian state. T

Players' union, rights activists urge IOC to shelve charter

GENEVA (AP) - A coalition of athletes, their global trade union, and human rights activists are calling on the IOC not to adopt a proposed athlete charter. The World Players Association says the IOC declaration of athlete rights and responsibilities being app

IOC drops Turkish city Erzurum from 2026 Olympic bid race

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The IOC has dropped the Turkish city of Erzurum from a 2026 Winter Olympic bidding contest which had previously seen several other possible bids fail. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says three bids will b

Alleged operations by Russia's GRU in recent years

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - In a series of coordinated announcements, authorities in United States, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia on Thursday accused the shadowy Russian military intelligence agency known as GRU of a huge array of cyberattacks arou

The Latest: Sports court reacts to news of Rio hack attempt

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The highest court in world sports says it is «good to know» that Russian hackers who allegedly attacked its website during the 2016 Rio de

European judges dismiss challenges by Mutu, Pechstein

STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a challenge by soccer player Adrian Mutu and speedskater Claudia Pechstein claiming they were denied a fair trial by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, the panel of seven Eur

Olympic gold medalist returns for youth soccer clinic

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) - Kristine Lilly gathered the group of about 60 youth clinic attendees together on the soccer field located in the outfield of Barnstable High School's baseball field. She yelled out «Barnstable!», and the group of kids aged 6-

Golden girls: US wins third straight World Cup title

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) - The United States continued its run of dominance on the biggest stages for women's basketball. Brittney Griner scored 15 points to help the U.S. beat Australia 73-56 and win the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Sun

CAF, Olympic committee sanction Egyptian club chairman

CAIRO (AP) - Murtada Mansour is not untouchable after all. The chairman of one of Egypt's top soccer clubs was suspended for a year from soccer by the Confederation of African Football on Saturday, then suspended by Egypt's Olympic committee from any sports h

USA's Breanna Stewart shines at World Cup in Spain

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) - For nearly a decade, Breanna Stewart has been making an impact with USA Basketball. Now a mainstay on the national team, the WNBA MVP is a big reason why the U.S. has been winning at the FIBA Women's Basketball World C

Hockey player Meghan Duggan marries former Canadian rival

Love is in the air, and on the ice. American forward Meghan Duggan and former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps married last weekend in Pownal, Maine. Duggan called this on Instagram the «most incredible day of my entire life.» Th

Ex-Salt Lake mayor says he's dropping '02 Olympics suit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former Salt Lake City mayor is dropping a lawsuit claiming the National Security Agency conducted «blanket» surveillance in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. Rocky Anderson said in court documents Thur

At full strength: Canada-US women's hockey rivals tie knot

Love is in the air, and on the ice. Former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps and American forward Meghan Duggan married last weekend in Pownal, Maine. Duggan called this on Instagram the «most incredible day of my entire life.» Th

Busquets signs new contract with Barcelona through 2023

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona says Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Spanish champion through the 2022-23 season. Barcelona adds his buyout clause has increased from 200 million euros ($234 million) to 500 million euros (

Despite losing in World Cup, Japan basketball on the rise

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) - Japan coach Tom Hovasse had a goal of making the medal stand at the Women's Basketball World Cup this year. The team fell short when it was eliminated by China in the quarterfinal qualifier on Wednesday. Despite the disapp

Dissenter in Russia decision says athletes must be heard

A key dissenter in the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation says athletes must be better heard to restore the World Anti-Doping Agency's credibility. Linda Helleland, vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, cast one of two

Heat camp arrives, and Dragic says he's more than ready

MIAMI (AP) - This time last year, Miami's Goran Dragic was already tired and the season was just getting started. It's very different now. When the Heat hold their first practice of the season Tuesday, Dragic expects to be as rested and ready as he's been fo

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency «subjec

The Latest: Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 2:40 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lak

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas. Rare trees onc

The Latest: Stone marker has wrong dates for Moon's visit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 10:00 a.m. A stone marker commemorating South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang has the wr
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