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Rainout sets up NASCAR Sunday tripleheader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 11:42am

NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing tomorrow at Pocono Raceway from three national series, after rain washed out a Truck Series race today. That race was moved to tomorrow morning, ahead of the scheduled 225 miles of Xfinity racing and a 350-mile Cup Series race. NASCAR says it’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. So far, the Cup Series race scheduled for this afternoon is still on.

Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 10:51am

John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics.

Osterman, teammates criticize softball team for anthem tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:08pm

A fast-pitch softball team was sharply criticized by U.S. star Cat Osterman and several of her teammates after it tweeted to President Donald Trump that its players were standing for the national anthem and respecting the flag.

Trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of track golden era

John Leicester and Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:21am

As Usain Bolt set the world ablaze, making athletics the hottest ticket at the Olympic Games, the sport was also being eaten from within.

Women sue USA Swimming over sexual abuse by coaches

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 4:14pm

two in Alameda County Superior Court in Northern California and one in Orange County Superior Court in Southern California. Among individuals named in the suits are former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Mitch Ivey, former U.S. national team director Everett Uchiyama and former coach Andrew King.

IOC to open talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 1:55pm

Amid a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC said Wednesday it would open talks that could let athletes make stronger protests at the Olympic Games.

USOPC forming group to look into Olympic protests

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 9th - 6:09pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is creating an athlete group that will look into loosening restrictions on protests at the games.

Kurt Thomas, first US man to win world gym title, dies at 64

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:41pm

where the “Thomas Flair” was entered into the Code of Points — and the floor exercise, where his “Thomas Salto” dismount was considered so dangerous it was eventually banned from competition.

Pete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:57am

Pete Rademacher, who won a boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout, has died. He was 91.

Investigation finds doping cover-ups in weightlifting

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:56pm

An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.

Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 6:12pm

Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84.

Cortina request postponing ski worlds from 2021 to 2022

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:09am

or maybe the only thing — to do,” Malago said.

Update on the latest in sports:

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:40am

The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts.

70% of US Olympic sports organizations applied for PPP funds

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted May 8th - 3:02pm

At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system.

Plans on ice: USA Luge's Mazdzer wondering what comes next

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 4th - 11:48am

assuming the coronavirus pandemic has been sufficiently slowed by then.

Back to the pool: USA Swimming unveils tentative schedule

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 27th - 3:48pm

all leading up to next summer’s Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska and the Tokyo Games.

USOPC to cut up to 20%, says no games would be 'devastating'

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:41pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of up to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic and warning that a cancellation of the Tokyo Games would be "devastating” to athletes and the organization.

USOPC to cut 10% to 20% due to coronavirus

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:03pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10% to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation's sports organizations, The Associated Press has learned.

USA Track and Field switches Olympic trials to June 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:18am

USA Track and Field has rescheduled its Olympic trials for June 18-27, 2021, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.