Women's aquatics

June 01, 2017 - 10:05 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — World record-holder Katie Ledecky swam the fifth-fastest time in history to win the 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday night at the Pro Swim Series meet. Competing in the event for the first time since 2015, Ledecky led all the way and touched in 15 minutes, 35.65 seconds —...
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This June 2015 photo provided by the USA Swimming Foundation shows Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones giving a swimming lesson to a child in Nederland, Texas, as part of the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash program. A study released Thursday, May 25, 2017, found that found nearly 64 percent of African-American kids, 45 percent of Hispanic kids and 79 percent of children in families with less than $50,000 in annual income have little or no swimming ability. Jones and other Olympians will be helping teach kids as part of the foundation’s goal to provide reduced-cost lessons to more low-income and minority children. (USA Swimming Foundation via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 9:16 am
Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and a handful of other Olympic champions are climbing into the pool this summer to help American kids learn how to swim. They've got plenty of work to do. The USA Swimming Foundation's most recent survey, released Thursday, found nearly 64 percent of...
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May 19, 2017 - 3:35 am
ALL-NBA TEAMS Harden, James headline All-NBA first team NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time, and Houston's James Harden is the lone player to be a unanimous first-team selection this season. Joining Harden and James on the...
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May 18, 2017 - 9:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Marsh and Charlotte-based SwimMAC Carolina have agreed to part ways, ending the U.S. Olympic coach's 10-year run with the program. Marsh had served as CEO and director of coaching for SwimMAC Carolina. "We would like to thank Coach Marsh for the years he has dedicated...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky shows off her gold medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle medals ceremony during the swimming competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ledecky has thrived in her first year as a college freshman. She's taken some interesting classes, made new friends and reveled in the chance to live on the other side of the country. At the pool, Ledecky shows no signs of slowing down with the world championships looming this summer. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
May 13, 2017 - 12:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Katie Ledecky's life has changed so much over the past year. She's living on her own for the first time, on the opposite side of the country from her tight-knit family. She's got a new coach and new teammates. She's a full-fledged college student now — stimulated by her studies,...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, center, and former Pittsburgh Steelers' Jerome Bettis, left, and Franco Harris pay tribute to Dan Rooney during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 28, 2017 - 3:58 pm
The sappy montage, the dramatic voiceover, the announcer breathlessly declaring that "anticipation of football fans everywhere is at an all-time high." No one does hype like the NFL, and its annual draft is perhaps the worst offender of all. For some reason, an estimated 70,000 people turned out...
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