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Kuwait's Olympic suspension provisionally lifted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:28am

The International Olympic Committee says it has provisionally lifted Kuwait's suspension which had been in place for nearly three years.

US Olympian Pfalzer returns to NWHL Beauts for 3rd season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:15am

U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season.

Olympic gymnastics champion Shushunova dies at 49

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:20am

Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49.

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:03am

One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team.

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:01pm

Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics.

Ethiopian runner who protested at Olympics invited home

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:33pm

An Ethiopian marathon runner who went into exile after protesting against oppression in his country while winning a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been asked to return home.

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:07pm

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors.

US beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:42am

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women's world softball championship on Sunday.

US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 9:00am

Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women's world softball championship.

Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 7:48am

For Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet.

What's next? Euros give triathlete Brownlee no answer

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 2:06pm

At a crossroads in his career, two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee still wasn't sure which way to go at the European Championships on Friday.

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 9:14pm

With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics.

Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:22pm

A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia.

With Tokyo 2020 looming, Japan aims high at Asian Games

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:12pm

With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage.

IOC disappointed UN won't grant North Korea sports exemption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 6:54pm

IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.

4 golds from 4 events: Peaty displays breaststroke dominance

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 1:20pm

Olympic champion Adam Peaty displayed his untouchable dominance in breaststroke one more time at the European Championships to help Britain's swimmers win the men's 4x100-meter relay on Thursday.

Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 12:52pm

Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started.

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:53am

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

US beats Puerto Rico 8-1 at women's softball worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:39am

Sahvanna Jaquish hit a three-run homer in the third inning to help the United States beat Puerto Rico 8-1 and clinch first place in Group A at the women's softball world championship.