Track and field

August 22, 2019 - 7:44 am
Two people familiar with the case tell The Associated Press that gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects could be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests. The case is said to involve three "whereabouts failures" over 12 months, meaning it can be treated as a positive...
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Light spires and one of the stone pillars stand along Boylston Street after installation was finished, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Boston to memorialize the Boston Marathon bombing victims at the sites where they were killed. Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lingzi Lu were killed when bombs were detonated at two locations near the finish line on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
August 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — The memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is complete. Three stone pillars representing the three people who died at the race's Boylston Street finish line were installed early Monday, marking the final step of the $2 million project, which took four years to plan and develop...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, a pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. Ever since “Boston Strong” became a rallying cry after the Boston Marathon bombing, the idea of “strong” has become an inescapable part of how this country heals after tragedy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 07, 2019 - 10:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In Ohio, a heart-shaped mural with the phrase "Dayton Strong" hangs in front of the bar where a gunman killed nine people. In Texas, "El Paso Strong," written in red, white and blue, adorns homemade banners after a shooter killed 22 at a Walmart. In California, where a gunman killed...
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July 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allyson Felix finished sixth in the 400-meter final at the U.S. championships and missed out on qualifying in an individual event for worlds for the first time as a professional. Felix fell behind early and couldn't make up ground Saturday as she returned to competition...
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Isiah Young celebrates with Justin Gatlin, left, after winning his preliminary heat in the men's 100-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A little bit of rust was expected by Allyson Felix. After all, this was her first race in 13 months and as a mom . Maybe not quite as expected was a little bit of anxiousness waiting to see if she would advance. The six-time Olympic gold medalist breathed a sigh of relief as...
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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. With a year to go until the Olympics open in Tokyo, Russia believes it can emerge from the shadow of doping scandals and surge up the medal table. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year's Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country's sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in...
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This undated photo provided by the Bernie Sanders campaign in July 2019 shows him as a child, center, with his mother, Dorothy; father, Eli; and brother, Larry. For most of his career, Bernie Sanders has avoided sharing details of his own story, rarely linking policy proposals to his personal experience. But relatives and former classmates who grew up alongside Sanders _ and occasionally now Sanders himself _ say there are clear connections between the candidate’s Brooklyn boyhood and his decades of speeches and legislative proposals aimed at leveling the economic playing field. (Bernie Sanders campaign via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 9:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as...
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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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South Africa's Caster Semenya, left, runs next to the United States' Chrishuna Williams during the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 30, 2019. Semenya won the race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 30, 2019 - 3:36 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caster Semenya easily won the women's 800 at the Prefontaine Classic in Stanford on Sunday, as an international court continues to debate her future in the event. The former Olympic champion and embattled three-time world champion won in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds, nearly three...
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This undated photo provided by Nicole Anama shows Jordan Tehero, one of 11 people who died in the crash of a skydiving plane on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, Friday, June 21, 2019. Tehero took up skydiving a few years earlier as a distraction from the breakup of a relationship, his father, Garret, told The Associated Press. (Nicole Anama via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 7:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple...
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