Track and field

File-This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Last year, Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. The Swiss pair of Manuela...
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Sweden's Armand Duplantis makes an attempt in the men's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2018 - 5:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6...
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Norway's gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, left, and silver medal winner Henrik Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the men's 5000-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 11, 2018 - 6:45 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Japan's Ryota Yamagata, Shota Iizuka, Yoshihide Kiryu and Aska Cambridge celebrate winning the silver medal in the men's 4 x 100-meter relay during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 pm
TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. The Japanese Olympic Committee has set an ambitious target of 30 gold medals for the 2020 Olympics, almost...
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Turkey's Ramil Guliyev celebrates winning the men's 200 meter final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 09, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BERLIN (AP) — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Kenya's Nicholas Bett celebrates after winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. The ex-hurdles world champion Bett, 28, has been killed in a road accident. Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani says Bett was killed in the car crash early Wednesday morning near Kenya's high-altitude training region of Eldoret. Bett's coach Vincent Mumo says the athlete's SUV hit bumps in a road and rolled. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 08, 2018 - 8:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash Wednesday in the country's famed high-altitude training region, police and his coach said. He was 28. Bett had only just returned home...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 15, 2018, Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican world record sprinter, performs as a DJ at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Bolt has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League as he pursues his bid to become a professional soccer player, according to a statement released Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, FILE)
August 07, 2018 - 8:32 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and the 100- and 200-meter world record holder has been chasing...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Russia's Danil Lysenko reacts after an attempt in the men's high jump qualification during the World Athletics Championships in London. The IAAF revoked the neutral status of Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, preventing the world indoor champion from competing in the European Championships in Berlin next week. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 5:30 am
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF revoked the neutral status of Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko on Friday, preventing the world indoor champion from competing in the European Championships in Berlin next week. The IAAF doping review board made the decision after its Athletics Integrity Unit provisionally...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did...
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Karsten Warholm of Norway reacts after winning the men's 400 meters hurdles race at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at London Stadium in London, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm,...
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