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Near-perfect conditions expected for Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Because of its place on the calendar, the Drake Relays has always been at the mercy of the weather. After a miserable spring in Iowa, the organizers of this weekend's meet couldn't have asked for better conditions. Competitors are expe

Member of Japan pop group Tokio apologizes for kissing girl

TOKYO (AP) - A member of the popular Japanese all-male pop group Tokio on Thursday apologized for kissing a teenage girl at his home. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, 46, said he would suspend work with his band and other entertainment projects. Yamaguchi acknowledged at

Member of Japan all-male pop group investigated in sex case

TOKYO (AP) - A member of the popular Japanese all-male pop group Tokio has acknowledged he is facing a criminal investigation related to an allegedly indecent act with a teenage girl. The 46-year-old Tatsuya Yamaguchi apologized Thursday and said he would sus

World Cup claimed to boost Russia's economy by nearly $31B

MOSCOW (AP) - This summer's World Cup could have a total impact on the Russian economy of nearly $31 billion, organizers predicted Wednesday. A new report on the economic impact of the tournament said the boost for the country's GDP could amount to between 1.

IOC to Tokyo organizers: Be 'forthright' about preparations

TOKYO (AP) - The head of an IOC inspection team has urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations. The advice from John Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tok

Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions

TOKYO (AP) - The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints. IOC member John Coates says there is going to be tough questioning afte

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Ka

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon

LONDON (AP) - The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilo

Kipchoge wins 3rd London Marathon; Cheruiyot gets 1st title

LONDON (AP) - Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third London Marathon victory and Vivian Cheruiyot won the event for the first time as Kenyans triumphed in sweltering conditions on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours

The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - The Latest on Mitt Romney's bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party's state convention. (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Mitt Romney says he is looking forward to a primary campaign after failing to

Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

NEW YORK (AP) - Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national tea

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said Thursday. Flames were shooting 30 feet (9 meters) from the roof of the resort's W

Olympic great Walsh Jennings announces beach volleyball tour

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months v

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask to leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee is simple and searing: «How can you sleep at night?» Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was

Ex-head of Hungarian swimming denies ordering rival slain

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The former head of Hungary's swimming federation on Wednesday firmly denied allegations that he ordered the 1998 slaying of a business rival, his lawyer said. Tamas Gyarfas has been in police custody since late Tuesday on suspicion o

Ukraine backs down on sports boycott of Russia

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine has backed down on a sports boycott of neighboring Russia, a month after banning its athletes from competing there. The Ukrainian government announced the boycott last month, citing Russian involvement in the conflict in eastern U

Oregon plans new stadium to replace Hayward Field

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The University of Oregon will replace historic Hayward Field with a new track and field stadium to open in 2020. Oregon unveiled plans Tuesday for the privately-financed venue, which will host the 2021 world championships. It will seat 12,

Olympic medalist Wieber sues USA Gymnastics, Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse. Wieber was on the «Fierce Five&r

Samsung denies Pyeongchang Olympic lobbying allegation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Mass

Mary Kom wins gold medal in boxing at Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Mary Kom is back on the international stage in boxing. The mother of three and now politician in India made a successful return to the ring at a major multi-sports event on Saturday. She beat Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland i

Gatlin still going strong with new coach at age of 36

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Gatlin recently turned 36, elderly by sprinting standards. Yet the reigning world 100-meter champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist shows no signs of slowing down. Gatlin even finds himself starting over with a new coach who act

Russia, Iran to lose Olympic weightlifting spots for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Russia and Iran are among several nations who will lose places in the next Olympic weightlifting competition because of years of doping. The International Weightlifting Federation has published new rules which limit countries to one m

Athletes banned; protesters arrested at Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - The banning of two Indian competitors for breaching the 'no-needles' policy at the athletes village and the arrest of some protesters overshadowed the competition early Friday at the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Games Federati

Patience finally pays off for big-game goalie Grubauer

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Philipp Grubauer was 18 and had only been in North America for a year and a half when he walked into the Windsor Spitfires locker room as the latest member of a stacked junior team. «He was really German at that point,» Winds

Shark bait? Surfing great Fanning gives le Clos some lessons

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous. Fanning had to punch away a shark during a competition in South Africa in 2015, and the Aussie surfer's later interview describing the narrow escape became the st

X Games to remain in Minneapolis through 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The X Games will remain in Minneapolis through 2020. ESPN and Minneapolis officials announced a two-year extension agreement Tuesday to keep the extreme-sport event at U.S. Bank Stadium. The summer X Games took place at the Minnesota Viking

Former Olympic hammer throw champion Pars gets doping ban

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungarian hammer thrower Krisztian Pars, the 2012 Olympic champion, has been banned until July 2019 because of a doping violation. According to the Hungarian Athletics Federation, a non-performance-enhancing substance was detected in

2020 torch relay to highlight Japan's recovery from disaster

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympic organizers say the torch relay for the 2020 Games will help showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Upon its arrival in Japan, the Olympic flame will be put on display at various locations in the Tohoku regio

Semenya bids for Commonwealth Games gold in 1,500 meters

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Caster Semenya bids to win gold in the 1,500 meters on the Commonwealth Games track on Tuesday in the first half of a potential middle-distance double. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion set the fastest time in qualifying fo

Aussies win time trial golds, bungle costs English hope

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Australians Cameron Meyer and Katrin Garfoot won their time trial gold medals in Commonwealth Games road cycling on Tuesday. Melissa Lowther never had a chance in the women's race. Somebody didn't check the right boxes, so Englan

Medieval fighters battle in armored combat league

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) - Sean Krachun is a knight in shining armor. And he has the armor and sword - as well as a few battle scars - to prove it. The 25-year-old Marlton resident is a medieval fighter, who got into armored combat a few years ago by chance. ...

Yohan Blake coasts in 100; hammer time for England's Miller

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Yohan Blake wants to add a Commonwealth Games title to his collection from the Olympics and the world championships. Considering Usain Bolt is the only person who has ever run faster times in the 100 meters, Blake is a good chance

Olympic great Marit Bjoergen says she is retiring

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Marit Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, says she is retiring from cross-country skiing. The 38-year-old Norwegian told public broadcaster NRK «I don't have the motivation needed to give 100 percent for another

Aussies trim England's Day 1 lead with 2 late world records

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - World records on the cycling track and in the pool gave host Australia a late boost on the opening day of competition at the Commonwealth Games after the setback of losing hometown hero Sally Pearson. The Australian swimmers have

Pearson, Gold Coast's face of the games, out with injury

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Sally Pearson was the natural choice as the face of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The world and former Olympic champion hurdler took the chance to play a key role in the opening ceremony while knowing she wouldn't be able to compet

Dogs rescued from Korean meat farm arrive in Rhode Island

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) - Four dogs that were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived in Rhode Island and will soon be available for adoption. The Potter League for Animals says the dogs arrived in Middletown on Wednesday. State law requires th

7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Seven countries are interested in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. Cities in Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey have submitted formal expressions of interest to the International Olympic Committee. The

Q&A: Things to know about US-South Korea war drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Another spring on the Korean Peninsula, another round of war games by the U.S. and South Korean militaries. This week's drills, however, will feature a new and unusually low-key approach, with the allies resisting bringing in their b

IOC president says Kim committed to Tokyo, Beijing Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing W
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