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Olympic judo champion Silva tests positive for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:05pm

Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil says she failed a doping test at the recent Pan American Games in Lima.

Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won't be lifted soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:56am

The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency predicted Friday that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.

Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months before Tokyo

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:59pm

US Sailing says Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing less than a year before the Tokyo Games.

US keeps top spot in FIBA men's world rankings; Spain No. 2

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:35am

which means the U.S. is still reaping point benefits from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals and the 2014 World Cup title.

Canadian ice dancing stars Virtue, Moir announce retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:55am

I can't put that into words," Moir said in the video. "I'm not going to be emotional, this is my first selfie video ever and I'm not going to cry in it."

Defending 1,500 champion Manangoi pulls out of Doha worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:17pm

Defending 1,500-meter champion Elijah Manangoi has pulled out of the upcoming athletics world championships because of an ankle injury he picked in training.

Correction: Missy Franklin Weds story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:55am

In a story Sept. 16 about Missy Franklin's wedding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport.

Serbia coach Djordjevic resigning after poor World Cup

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:02am

Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said Saturday he's resigning after his team — among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China — settled for fifth place.

Popovich defends team, US beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 3:49am

Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court.

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic organizations

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:52pm

Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday.

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles pleads not guilty to murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 10:52am

The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in Cleveland.

Spain beats Australia 95-88 in 2OT to reach World Cup final

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 4:53am

No one on Spain's basketball team is looking past Sunday's World Cup final.

Top bobsledder Kaillie Humphries seeking to race for US

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:31am

including at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic athletes

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:08pm

The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments — as telling a sign as any about the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape.

China hires Olympic record holder Bjoerndalen as coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:34am

China has hired the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history, biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, as a coach as it ramps up preparations to host the 2022 Games.

USA Basketball thinking ahead after disappointing World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:06am

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer.

Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 3:58am

Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries.

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 12:39am

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the Nazi swastika.

Vinokourov could face jail for allegedly fixing cycling race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 9:29am

Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race.