Track and field

The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA's lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 13, 2020 - 10:38 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Toronto Raptors say all members of their travel party — players, coaches, staff — have tested negative for the coronavirus, with one result still pending. The Raptors were tested in Toronto...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 6:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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FILE - In this 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. Olympic champion Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she will be back in top-level track despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite event. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 13, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Caster Semenya won't go away. Banned from competing in her favorite race and defending her title, the Olympic 800-meter champion is aiming to show up at the Tokyo Games anyway — by switching to the 200 meters. Semenya announced her decision to officially change events to the 200 on her Instagram...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 13, 2020 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from...
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FILE - In this file photo taken March 15, 2012, the 1952 Helsinki Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Prague, Czech Republic. Dana Zatopkova, the Olympic javelin champion and the wife of late athletics great Emil Zatopek has died, aged 97, the Czech Olympic Committee said Friday March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
March 13, 2020 - 7:09 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Dana Zatopkova, an Olympic javelin champion and the wife of running great Emil Zatopek, has died. She was 97. The Czech Olympic Committee said Zatopkova died Friday at Prague’s military hospital. No details about the cause of death were immediately given. Zatopkova was born on the...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2000 file photo, University of Texas high jumper Erin Aldrich poses on campus in Austin, Texas. Aldrich is one of three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach and are suing the NCAA, its board of governors and the coach, alleging the governing body doesn't do enough to protect it's athletes. Aldrich, Londa Bevins and Jessica Johnson are seeking class action status for the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in California. The women say they were molested by John Rembao while he worked at the University of Texas and the University of Arizona. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck File)
March 12, 2020 - 7:40 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich claims one of her track coaches, John Rembao, began grooming her for a sexually abusive relationship when she was 16 before physically taking advantage of her two years later. “What we had between us, was not something special,"...
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Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a "pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 12, 2020 - 10:37 am
MONACO (AP) — Russia's track team was limited to 10 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and the country's federation was fined $10 million by the sport's governing body on Thursday. World Athletics passed the latest package of sanctions after the Russian track federation's new president accepted...
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March 12, 2020 - 9:09 am
MONACO (AP) — Russian track team will be limited to 10 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, United States' Allyson Felix speaks during a press conference of the U.S. team prior to the World Athletics Championships in London. Early in her career, Allyson Felix would shy away from speaking on controversial subjects. The nine-time Olympic medalist stayed in her lane. Not anymore. Not since the birth of her daughter, Camryn. Felix wants her legacy to be improving maternity rights for athletes over her times and gold medals. "I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be," Felix said. "I feel stronger than ever, just with everything I've been through.”(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:14 am
Allyson Felix sometimes "races" a "sprinter" at practice who's difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix's 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of her lane. These days, so does mom. For years, Felix kept her opinions closely guarded. No more...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:06 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich planned to die with a secret she kept quiet for two-plus decades: an affair with a college coach she began falling in love with as a teenager and with whom she had an sexual relationship as a young woman. When Aldrich watched “Leaving...
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