Olympic games

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern...
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This June 20, 2015, photo provided by the USGA shows Sarah Hirshland during the third round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired Sarah Hirshland as its CEO, placing the executive at the U.S. Golf Association in charge of stabilizing an organization that has been hammered by sex-abuse scandals spanning several Olympic sports. (Darren Carroll/USGA via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — Sarah Hirshland's biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf's U.S. Open from NBC to Fox. Her next mission, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be more delicate — repairing a frayed relationship between...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2013, file photo, an ESPN logo is seen prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to broadcast the OWL’s playoffs and championship on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. The Grand Finals on July 27 and 28 will be shown live on ESPN, marking the first time the network will carry esports in prime time. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
July 11, 2018 - 11:19 am
Esports are coming to ESPN. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. Disney and Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Wednesday to broadcast the...
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July 10, 2018 - 10:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy will bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics despite having withdrawn two bids to host the Summer Games in Rome. The Italian Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that Cortina, Milan, and Turin have put themselves forward and the bid city will be decided on at its next meeting, on Aug. 1 or...
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CORRECTS EXACT LOCATION - FILE - In this June 17, 1956 file photo Hans-Guenther Winkler of Germany on "Halla" crosses an obstacle in first round of the Olympic Grand Prix jumping in Stockholm, Sweden, where the equestrian events of the 1956 Melbourne, Australia, Olympics were held. Five-time Olympic gold medal winner Winkler has died the German Equestrian Federation said Monday, July 9, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/file)
July 09, 2018 - 5:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hans Guenther Winkler, a German showjumping great who won five Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 91. The German Equestrian Federation confirmed Winkler died early Monday in the western town of Warendorf. After taking gold at the 1954 and 1955 World Championships, Winkler and his...
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BMX rider Hannah Roberts takes a break from practicing at The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, June 14, 2018. Roberts was the 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park world champion. Perhaps just as impressively, she is a National Honor Society student back home in Buchanan, Michigan. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)
July 06, 2018 - 5:20 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks. She has made a name for herself with her own high-flying tricks. The next potential star for USA Cycling in the Summer Games is getting ready for her senior year of high school...
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Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, centre, looks on during a training session at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Federal Sports Centre Novogorsk, near Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Russia are preparing for a World Cup quarterfinal against Croatia in Sochi on Saturday July 7. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
July 03, 2018 - 10:53 am
NOVOGORSK, Russia (AP) — A global event on Russian soil, and the home team can't stop winning. Sports fans have seen this story before, and it had a bitter ending. Russia hopes its surprise World Cup success is finally bringing it out of the shadow of the Sochi Olympics, which were tainted by...
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Caster Semenya of South Africa competes to win the Women's 800m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Charlety Stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool)
June 30, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Caster Semenya followed her decision to fight the IAAF's rules over testosterone levels in female athletes by winning the 800 meters in imperious form at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. Semenya looked to be threatened in the race by Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi but she pulled...
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File: In this July 29 1976 file photo, Poland's Irena Szewinska, center, sprints to gold in a World Record time in the Women's 400 Meter event at the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. The Polish sprinter who dominated women’s athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died aged 72 June 29 2017. (AP Photo, File)
June 30, 2018 - 9:58 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, and who later became a member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said his wife died...
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U.S. player Kevin Jones competes for the ball with Mexico's Gustavo Ayon during the first quarter of a regular season FIBA basketball World Cup qualifier in Mexico City, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
June 29, 2018 - 1:16 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy warned the Americans that they were in for a serious challenge. To his chagrin, he was right, and the U.S. was handed a rare loss. Francisco Cruz scored 24 points, Mexico opened with an 18-0 run and went on to beat the United States 78-70 on Thursday night in a...
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