Track and field

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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The desk of Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel, R-Wellsville, honors University of Kansas sports teams with a sign depicting the Jayhawk mascot, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on his House chamber desk of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 10, 2020 - 1:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are taking steps to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals because they fear that if they don't, out-of-state rivals will attract the best recruits and leave Kansas' athletic programs in the dust. A bill that would bar state...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Bahrain's Ruth Jebet shows off her gold medal during the ceremony for the women's 3000-meter steeplechase final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic champion Jebet, the Kenya-born athlete who competes for Bahrain, has been banned four years for doping. She tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in Dec. 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
March 04, 2020 - 1:22 pm
MONACO (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet was banned four years for doping on Wednesday. The Kenya-born Jebet, who competes for Bahrain, tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in December 2017. She won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and was the world...
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March 02, 2020 - 4:48 pm
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Canadian musher crossed the finish line 35 seconds ahead of his closest competitor Monday to win the Can-Am Crown, a 250-mile dog sled race across the wilderness of northern Maine. Denis Tremblay, of Saint Michel des Saints, Quebec, was the Can-Am Crown runner-up four...
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Yevgeny Yurchenko speaks during a news conference after being elected as the new President of the Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The Russian track federation elected a state aircraft executive as president on Friday with the goal of getting the country's national team reinstated in time for the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 02, 2020 - 1:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's track and field federation says it has admitted wrongdoing after being accused of supplying fake documents to give a top athlete an alibi for missing drug testing. Ahead of the Olympics, the admission could help end a standoff between Russian track officials and their...
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Galen Rupp crosses the finish line to win the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 29, 2020 - 5:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp, Aliphine Tuliamuk and America's other top distance runners have claimed their spots on the U.S. Olympic marathon team. That's only half the battle. Now they have to wait to see if the Tokyo Games will be held. Rupp reclaimed his status as the nation's top distance runner...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Jared Ward, center, of Mapleton, Utah, leads the pack in front as they run the course during the 123rd Boston Marathon in Natick, Mass. Footwear will be a the forefront at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend in Atlanta. No matter what time the marathoners turn in or how well they run, the they know their shoes will be the real headliner.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 28, 2020 - 7:47 pm
In his biggest race, distance runner Jacob Riley might slip on a pair of shoes he's never even broken in. The reason is simple: They're supposed to be fast. Or so the research suggests on Nike's new Alphafly Next% sneaker. Riley, who has no shoe sponsor, wants to be able to go stride for stride...
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FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, Muhammad Ali, is watched by U.S. swimmer Janet Evans as he lights the Olympic flame during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Atlanta. The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta is scheduled to be publicly lit again for the first time in over two decades on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
February 28, 2020 - 5:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was scheduled to be publicly lit for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday. Georgia State University announced the cauldron will be lit just before noon on Feb. 29, news outlets reported. The flame will remain lit...
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Intihs March 29, 2019, photo provided by Hoka One One, Tyler Andrews running along the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., the Boston skyline in the background. Distance runner Tyler Andrews isn't among the favorites at the Olympic Marathon trials this weekend in Atlanta. Don't be surprised, though, should he make a run at a spot on the U.S. team for the Tokyo Games. (Hoka One One via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 2:31 am
A push. That's what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend. From himself, to rebel against the traditional model of what a distance runner should resemble coming out of high school. From his coach, who saw something special in him if he just dug deep. From...
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