Aquatics

Britain's bronze medalist Duncan Scott, right, refuses to stand with gold medalist China's Sun Yang, second left, as silver winner Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and joint bronze medal winner Russia's Martin Malyutin pose on the podium following the men's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23, 2019 - 5:11 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys of Lithuania finished first and got disqualified for an apparent false start. The...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. That's according to a statement from U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko on Tuesday. Mintenko says Ledecky hasn't been feeling well...
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Britain's Adam Peaty reacts after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 22, 2019 - 4:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. A Canadian teenager grabbed a share of the spotlight by upsetting Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom in the women's 100 breast. Peaty claimed the...
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China's Sun Yang, centre, holds up his gold medal as silver medalist Australia's Mack Horton, left, stands away from the podium and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 22, 2019 - 12:57 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer after his personal protest against China's Sun Yang at the world championships. Horton refused to step onto the podium...
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China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 21, 2019 - 4:24 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — China's Sun Yang won a record fourth consecutive 400-meter freestyle title in the first final of the world swimming championships, with rival Mack Horton of Australia rallying to finish second. Sun worked his way from fifth to first and then easily kept Horton at bay...
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July 21, 2019 - 2:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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China's Cao Yuan and Xie Siyi perform in the men's 3m synchro springboard final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jin-man Lee)
July 13, 2019 - 6:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard synchro on Saturday to complete a Chinese sweep of all three diving events on the opening day of the world championships. Xie and Cao finished with 439.74 points, well ahead of the second-place pair of Jack Laugher...
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July 09, 2019 - 4:31 am
MILAN (AP) — A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day. Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after his inflatable swan was carried away by the wind. According to a witness, the swimmer's friends alerted a life guard...
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July 05, 2019 - 3:15 am
Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has contacted both men about the...
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., at federal court Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 13, 2019 - 12:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the plea of actress Felicity Huffman in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A California businessman has pleaded guilty to paying $250,000 in bribes to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit...
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