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  • The Associated Press Aug 1, 2019

    Ryan Lochte Returns From Suspension to Swim Fast 200 IM

    Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourth-fastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a time trial in the U.S. national championships at Stanford University. “I’m back, woo!” Lochte proclaimed in his opening remarks on the pool deck at Avery Aquatic Center after qualifying for next year’s U.S. Olympic trials...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    US Women's Team Boldly Embraces Off-The-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    US Women's Team Boldly Embraces Off-The-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • Instagram Jun 12, 2019

    Gabriele ‘Gabe' Grunewald, Runner With Cancer Who Inspired Many, Dies at 32

    Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country’s top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32. Her husband, Justin Grunewald, said she died Tuesday night. “It was one of the most peaceful passings I’ve seen. Everything she did was timed in her own time and perfect,”...

  • coach Jun 9, 2019

    Australian Wins 1st Major at French Open

    Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to the tour. Good choice. Now she’s a Grand Slam...

  • director Jun 6, 2019

    Equity Will Be the Theme of This Women's World Cup

    The world’s best player won’t be at the Women’s World Cup but the world’s best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. While the Americans make their way around France for the...

  • lawyer Jun 3, 2019

    Woman Accuses Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar of Rape, But Player Says He Was Set Up

    A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later.

  • lawyer Jun 3, 2019

    Woman Accuses Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar of Rape, But Player Says He Was Set Up

    A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later.

  • King May 19, 2019

    At Preakness, They're Playing ‘Musical Chairs' With Jockeys

    The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a “musical chairs” feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday’s race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with familiar trainer Bob Baffert, bumping Irad Ortiz to Bourbon War.

  • The Associated Press May 14, 2019

    Maximum Security's Preakness Status Unclear After Derby Disqualification

    The next stop in the chase for the Triple Crown is the Preakness, though both Maximum Security and Country House remain noncommittal for the May 18 race following Maximum Security’s disqualification from the Kentucky Derby. Owner Gary West said Sunday he is unsure whether to enter Maximum Security in the Preakness as he ponders appealing the historic decision. West also...

  • The Associated Press May 5, 2019

    Kentucky Derby Shocker: Country House Wins Via DQ

    Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner’s circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby’s 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal that made 65-1 shot Country House the winner Saturday. Country House finished second in the...

  • The Associated Press May 5, 2019

    Kentucky Derby Surprise: Country House Wins After Maximum Security Disqualified

    Maximum Security had appeared to win the 145th Derby but officials ruled he interfered.

  • head May 1, 2019

    Olympic Runner Semenya Loses Appeal on Testosterone Rules

    The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark decision with far-reaching ramifications for other women’s sports. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of...

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