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After earthquake, Olympics, Singh has Asian Games in context

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:59pm

Gaurika Singh was thrust into the international spotlight as the youngest athlete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she captivated people with her story of earthquake survival.

Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:24pm

The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors.

Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:43am

Sun Yang thought he'd seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday's opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games.

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th US gymnastics title

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:03pm

Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different.

Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:29pm

Simone Biles didn't come back after a two-year break from gymnastics to just win. That's not really what it's about for the Olympic champion. She's won enough — more than enough really — during her career. And she's got the medals to prove it.

Cyclist and US House candidate: Misconduct claims are false

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:54pm

Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome.

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:15pm

Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar.

Ban Lifted: Kuwaitis compete under own flag at Asian Games

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

Athletes from Kuwait will be able to compete under their own flag in the Asian Games after the International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted the country'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.