Olympic games

August 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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. The Morning Call newspaper reports a sexual-misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — 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. The Asian Games open on Saturday in Jakarta. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross poses at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they are among the sexual abuse victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Ross, who won gold as part of the “Fierce Five” at the 2012 Olympics, told The Associated Press the abuse began when she was 13 and continued throughout her career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 am
BOSTON (AP) — 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. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49. The Russian Gymnastics Federation said Shushunova "died suddenly" on Thursday. Russian media reported she had complications from pneumonia. Shushunova scored...
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Combined Koreas players, right, wave to their supporters after defeating Indonesia in their women's basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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In this July 25, 2018, photo, members of joint Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. 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. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 13, 2018 - 10:06 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — 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...
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U.S. team members cerebrate their victory over Japan in the 10th innings during Women's Softball World Championship final game Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 11:41 am
MAKUHARI, Japan (AP) — 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. Stewart's single down the third base line scored the runner from third as the defending champions...
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U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel competes on his way to winning the men's 100m butterfly final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 11, 2018 - 9:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — 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. The Pan Pacs are the biggest meet of the year for countries bordering the Pacific, and a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' Maria Vadeeva passes the ball during the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. While she's a rookie to the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 11, 2018 - 2:55 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles...
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