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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the fan-zone for European Games supporters seen in downtown Minsk, Belarus. Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday in Belarus which is one of the continent’s most isolated countries. There was a lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago with the opening ceremony alone costing $95 million and starring Lady Gaga. But it wasn’t enough to attract many big-name athletes to Minsk for this year’s event. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries. Memories of the lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago — the opening ceremony alone cost $...
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May 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
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 City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for...
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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 - 10:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the plea of actress Felicity Huffman in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 3:30 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scheme. The 56-year-old actress entered the plea...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
In a column May 1 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Fordham as Fordham United instead of Fordham University. A corrected version of the story is below: Column: Welcome to the world of performance-reducing drugs Column: Ignoring the genetic gifts...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Cromwell High School transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, right, braids the hair of teammate Taylor Santos, left, during a break at a track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
May 02, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist attends a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in Japan on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams. The league said Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that the season will begin Oct. 4-5, with meets held nearly every weekend through Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud? The University of Southern California announced late Monday it had placed holds on an...
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Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center walks with Defense lawyer Dan Cogdell away from the United States Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Center is among a few people in the state charged in a scheme that involved wealthy parents bribing college coaches and others to gain admissions for their children at top schools, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. (Ricardo B. Brazziell
March 14, 2019 - 8:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst's Georgetown University tennis teams didn't win any Big East championships. At Wake Forest, Bill Ferguson's volleyball teams struggled near the bottom of their conference. At Stanford, John Vandemoer's sailing teams were nationally ranked but competed in a...
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