Track and field

September 09, 2019 - 1:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas said Monday an internal review of athletics admissions after the school was snared in a national bribery scandal found no additional cases of students fraudulently awarded entry. Texas said it reviewed more than 800 athletes enrolled from summer 2012 to...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman celebrates as he wins the men's 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. Star sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month’s world championships and next year’s Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 03, 2019 - 8:38 am
Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. Coleman is the reigning U.S. champion and a favorite in the 100 meters, a distance at which he...
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August 29, 2019 - 11:51 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — There's more evidence of Michigan's woeful roads: A champion runner says he fractured a leg bone when he stepped into a pothole during a 10-mile (16-kilometer) race in Flint. Chris Derrick, a three-time U.S. Cross Country champion, posted a photo of his right leg on Instagram...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe, attends a press conference ahead of the Doha IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. IAAF President Sebastian Coe discusses the impact of Usain Bolt's absence from the upcoming world championships in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, and expresses his hope that emerging young athletes will make their own mark at the Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2019 event. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
August 25, 2019 - 3:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month. Bolt retired after the 2017 worlds, taking a haul of gold medals and jaw-dropping world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, United States' Christian Coleman wins the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Stanford, Calif. Olympic gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman could be subject to an anti-doping sanction for missing drug tests, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Coleman’s case told AP the sprinter faces a case involving three “whereabouts failures” over a 12-month period, which can be treated as a positive test. The people did not want their names used because cases are considered confidential. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 24, 2019 - 6:10 pm
Sprinter Christian Coleman faces a Sept. 4 hearing at which he'll try to avoid a doping suspension after allegations he failed to provide authorities with his whereabouts so he can be tested for performance enhancers. Both Coleman and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released statements Saturday...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, United States' Christian Coleman wins the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Stanford, Calif. Olympic gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman could be subject to an anti-doping sanction for missing drug tests, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Coleman’s case told AP the sprinter faces a case involving three “whereabouts failures” over a 12-month period, which can be treated as a positive test. The people did not want their names used because cases are considered confidential. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:06 am
Gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects might be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The "whereabouts failures" are said to have happened over 12 months, which can be treated as a positive test and doping...
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In this May 30, 2019, photo, a group of American tourists walk toward their pods after checking in at 9H capsule hotel at Chiyoda district of Tokyo. Tokyo is shaping up as a very pricey Olympics. Ticket demand is unprecedented, so scalping is sure to flourish. Hotel rates are soaring to five-six times normal. And getting here will be costly, particularly for fans from the Americas and Europe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 22, 2019 - 1:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 million yen — about $60,000. This is good for the opening...
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FILE - In this April 21, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz waves to the crowd after after being announced as winner of the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/File)
August 09, 2019 - 12:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was 66. Ruiz, who was also known as Rosie Vivas, died in Florida of cancer on July 8, according to an obituary...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Caster Semenya won’t defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to run without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs to compete in international events. Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 30, 2019 - 5:57 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs. Semenya is locked in a court...
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Noah Lyles crosses the finish line as he wins the men's 200-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 29, 2019 - 2:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Lyles showed off his superior speed in the 200 meters at nationals. Then, his dance moves . Both are in world-class form. The 22-year-old Lyles, Christian Coleman, Rai Benjamin and Shakima Wimbley are part of the next wave of athletes ready to make their mark. For now,...
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