Summer Olympic games

June 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
DERBY, England (AP) — A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire. The white, blue and red spikes were used by the Jamaican great in a 100 meters heat at the 2012 Games, Derbyshire Police said. "The spikes...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2006, file photo, Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, right, talks to Shaunzinski Gortman during the fourth quarter of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky in Chicago. The Storm won 74-61. Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 13, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how...
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Florida State starting pitcher/relief pitcher Meghan King (48) pitches in the first game of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 4, 2018. King is an American with Puerto Rican ties who will help the unincorporated U.S. territory try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — USA Softball executive director Craig Cress hopes the Women's College World Series offered a glimpse of the sport's future. In Game 1 of the championship series last week, Florida State pitcher Meghan King faced Washington's Gabbie Plain. In Game 2, King's opponent was...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018 file photo Argentina's Manuel Lanzini, left, Giovanni Lo Celso, second right, and Angel Di Maria, right, congratulate teammate Lionel Messi, second left, after his hat trick during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the height effect because Argentina is among the shortest teams at the tournament at 1.79 meters (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 13, 2018 - 2:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp:...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. Authorities reported Monday, June 11, 2018, that Miller's 19-month-old daughter Emeline Miller died Sunday after paramedics pulled her from a swimming pool in Coto de Caza, Calif., Saturday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
June 12, 2018 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 call reveals people pleading for help as they try desperately to save Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter from drowning in a backyard swimming pool. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, a day after being pulled from the pool in suburban...
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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, Senegal's Moussa Sow, center, and teammate Sadio Mane, right, in action with Zimbabwe's Elisha Muroiwa, left, during the African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match between Senegal and Zimbabwe at Stade de Franceville Stadium in Franceville, Gabon. Mane, who left a rural village in southern Senegal as a teenager to find international stardom in Europe, hopes to defy the odds again at the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
June 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One fan thumped his chest with his fist. Another raised a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others shouted, jumped and darted about in wild celebration. Sadio Mane had scored. It didn't matter that Mane's goal was for Liverpool, not Senegal. Nor that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid on the 2026 World Cup host, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership reacted furiously when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into the vote on Wednesday June 7, 2018, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer in the country as wild and unwarranted. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, United States' Missy Franklin prepares for a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Five-time Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is planning to return from double shoulder surgery at upcoming meets in France and Spain. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, files)
June 06, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Five-time Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is planning to return from double shoulder surgery at upcoming meets in France and Spain. It will mark the first time that the American competes since the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Franklin is entered in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstroke and...
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May 31, 2018 - 10:30 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Usain Bolt won't be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal. A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered...
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FILE - In this July 30, 1976, file photo, Finland's Lasse Viren, right, sprints over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Olympic men's 5,000 meters final ahead of New Zealand's Dick Quax, left, and West Germany's Klaus Hildenbrand at the Montreal Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Quax died on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance. (AP Photo, File)
May 27, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance. Born in The...
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