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US, Fiji, NZ qualify for Tokyo Olympics at London Sevens

LONDON (AP) - The United States, Fiji, and New Zealand qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in rugby sevens after making the London Sevens quarterfinals on Saturday. The top four from the ongoing sevens world series automatically qualify, and the leading three gu

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

GENEVA (AP) - The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi - who leads Qatar-owne

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't thin

Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

TOKYO (AP) - The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashin

Olympic marathon silver medalist Kirwa positive for doping

MONACO (AP) - Olympic women's marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for doping. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit says Kirwa has been sent a «notice of allegation» pending a discipli

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

TOKYO (AP) - An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working conditions at some Olympic sites. Top International Olympic Comm

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

MONTREAL (AP) - The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into on

'Harsh,' 'disrespectful,' but no bullying in WADA case

MONTREAL (AP) - Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude «victimistic» and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist. In the end, investigators lookin

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the s

Letter: WADA athletes call for apology in bullying case

MONTREAL (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency's athletes committee sent a letter to the agency's executives supporting its leader's decision to withdraw from an investigation into whether she was bullied during a recent meeting. The WADA executive committee re

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

TOKYO (AP) - Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics. People overseas will have to wait until June 15 when tickets are put on sale by special distributors in each country - known as A

Malago to lead organizing committee if Milan-Cortina wins

ROME (AP) - Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid wins next month's vote to host the 2026 Winter Games. Malago's announcement came hours after a massive police operation in th

All-natural Caster Semenya asked to pay, despite doing nothing wrong

Substances and athletic competition go back a long way. For all we know, the ancient Greeks cultivated a mix of “special” olives to help Olympic runners ...

Caster Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

GENEVA — Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. The Court of Arbitration for Sport's panel of three judges gave a complex verdict and «dismis

Money games: Revised LA Olympics budget nearly $7 billion

The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those games. Most key numbers the organizing committe

Doping fight: WADA gathers 2,200 samples from Russian lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has gathered more than 2,200 samples from a Russian laboratory that can be used to potentially corroborate doping positives uncovered by an investigation into a massive government-directed program designed to win Olympic m

USA Gymnastics' director of sports medicine lasts just 1 day

Edward Nyman's appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science at USA Gymnastics lasted just one day. The embattled organization announced it had removed Nyman on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnas

With court verdict looming, Semenya wins double at nationals

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Caster Semenya has completed a 1,500 and 5,000-meter double at the South African national championships just days before a sports court decision that could shape the rest of her career is expected. Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800-meter c

WADA's Scott won't partake in bullying investigation

Athletes' representative Beckie Scott will not participate in the inquiry over her bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency, insisting WADA's rebooted effort to look into the matter lacks transparency and is «akin to a kang

Slater advances, Gilmore out of World Surf League event

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) - Kelly Slater has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bells Beach World Surf League event while defending champion Stephanie Gilmore lost her final-eight contest on Friday. Eleven-time world champion Slater will face Australian R

Hawaii volleyball coach accused of sexual misconduct

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A nonprofit organization that investigates sexual misconduct for the U.S. Olympic Committee is looking into allegations against University of Hawaii men's volleyball coach Charlie Wade. Wade has been accused of sexual misconduct with a

Israel says it will join 2020 World Expo in Dubai

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Foreign Ministry says Israel will participate in next year's World Expo hosted by the United Arab Emirates, in another sign of warming relations with Gulf Arab states. The ministry said Thursday it «looks forward to sharing ou

Georgian shooter qualifies for record 9th Olympics

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze is expected to become the first woman to compete at nine Olympics after qualifying for next year's competition. The 50-year-old Salukvadze has been at every Summer Olympics since 1988, winning gold, sil

Former Olympic champion Kiprop banned for 4 years for doping

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years Saturday for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might have been tampered with by disreputable doping control officer

ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London

ROME (AP) - The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to h

Slater, Marks, Gilmore advance at World Surf League event

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has advanced from the round of 32 at the Bells Beach World Surf League event, and fellow American Caroline Marks and seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore are into the quarterfinals.

'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of th

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) - The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes. The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the move on Tuesday, saying it will

Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials. Yoshitaka Sakurada said Wednesday he submitted his resignation to

Han Xu looks to be first Chinese player drafted since 1997

NEW YORK (AP) - Han Xu impressed WNBA coaches and general managers with her play at the FIBA World Championship last fall. Now the young 6-foot-9 star is looking to become the first Chinese player drafted in the WNBA since 1997. "I want to play in the best le

Georgia Tech hires Nell Fortner to replace MaChelle Joseph

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner on Tuesday to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach. Fortner, 60, also the former WNBA Indiana Fever coach, coached the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. Fortner, who also has work

Teenager Caroline Marks wins her 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League by maintaining the form that helped her defeat world champion Stephanie Gilmore on her home break in Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moore. The

Teenager Caroline Marks wins 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League Monday, sustaining the form from an earlier defeat of world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore on her home break to win Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moo

Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

MILAN (AP) - The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been boosted by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was delivered to Octavian Morariu, the chair of th

Firefighters extinguish large parts of South Korean blaze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Authorities say firefighters have extinguished large parts of a forest fire burning in the mountainous South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. It has destroyed 120 homes and forced thousands to flee. One person was

Harrison tops new season of Professional Fighters League

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison and former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion Sarah Kaufman headline the upcoming season of the Professional Fighters League. The new season of the MMA promotion is organized around a regular

Wipeout for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of broken right foot, placed last in his three-man opening heat and was
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