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AVP signs deal with players, Walsh Jennings still out

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:07pm

The AVP said it has reached an agreement with "practically all the players" on a contract that will carry it through the 2020 Summer Games, even as a holdout by five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh threatens to deprive the domestic beach volleyball tour of its biggest name.

Merritt cruises to 400-meter win at Drake Relays

Luke Meredith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:17pm

LaShawn Merritt held off Rio relay teammate Tony McQuay and 2012 silver medalist Kirani James of Grenada to win the men's 400 Friday at the Drake Relays.

US Nordic ski coach Dave Jarrett retires

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:00pm

U.S. Nordic ski coach Dave Jarrett is retiring.

Paris to host 2020 European track and field championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:50am

Paris has been confirmed as the host for the 2020 European track and field championships.

Lawmaker in Russia fights Olympic doping case at CAS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:59am

A lawmaker representing Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in parliament has appealed to sport's highest court against losing his 2008 Olympic title for doping with steroids.

Stockholm drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

The city of Stockholm won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Olympics, Rugby World Cup organizers to collaborate in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:59am

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics signed a collaborative agreement with the organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Wednesday, aiming to maximize the benefits and impact of the global events.

IOC creates advisory panel for cyber security after hack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:49am

Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has announced the creation of a new panel on cyber security.

Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07am

Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal for doping with an anabolic steroid.

Russian marathon runner Mayorova banned for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12am

Russia's track and field federation says veteran marathon runner Albina Mayorova has been banned for four years for doping.

Wielgus, head of USA Swimming for 2 decades, dies at 67

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:31am

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm, has died. He was 67.

Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somali to run again

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:50am

Glancing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time in five years, Zamzam Farah's troubles momentarily wash away and she fondly reminisces about competing in the London Games.

Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:45pm

A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S.

Fiji issues $7 note to commemorate Olympic sevens win

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:48pm

The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation's Olympic gold medal victory in rugby sevens last year in Rio de Janeiro.

Shakur Stevenson poised for pro boxing debut

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:01pm

Although Shakur Stevenson doesn't usually watch film of his opponents, he never tires of studying the greats of boxing.

Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:26pm

a ban she says was caused by a mix-up in a computer program.

Olympic athlete Germaine Mason killed in crash in Jamaica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:27pm

Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash in outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said.

5 Russians banned for doping at Olympics, track worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:07am

Five Russian athletes have been given two-year doping bans for offenses at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 track and field world championships, the All-Russian Athletics Federation said Wednesday.

Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:43pm

Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.