Women's aquatics

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox' Andrew Benintendi makes a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series in Houston. The Red Sox defeated the Astros 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 3:36 pm
This was a year of moments. Justify won the Triple Crown. The U.S. beat Canada in a shootout for gold in women's hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and John Shuster pulled off a curling shot of all-time to win another gold for the red, white and blue. Stefon Diggs engineered a miracle in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The five-time Olympic champion is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 and a half years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on ESPN.com . Franklin's spokeswoman says the swimmer is with her family in Colorado for the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 file photo, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an anti-trust suit in California challenging governing body FINA’s control of organizing competitions, it was announced Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The legal action by Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu and Americans Tom Shields and Michael Andrew follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University is reinstating its women's tennis team after a lawsuit filed by two former athletes. The university announced in March that it was dropping softball, men's swimming and diving, women's tennis and wrestling at the end of the spring season, but two...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, Ryan Murphy celebrates on the podium after winning the men's 100m backstroke final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. At right, in an Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts on the podium after winning the women's 800m freestyle timed final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night, Nov. 19, 2018, for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific Championships. (AP Photo/File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night In New York for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific...
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The olympic rings are craned into position at the Obelisk, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, two days ahead of the III Youth Olympic Games. Promoted by the International Olympic Committee, the summer games will gather close to 4,000 athletes from over 200 countries in Buenos Aires. ( Joel Marklund/OIS/IOC via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 4:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A coalition of athletes, their global trade union, and human rights activists want the IOC to postpone an athlete charter due to be adopted next week. The Olympic body's Athletes' Rights and Responsibilities Declaration is set for approval at a meeting in Argentina to help safeguard...
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October 03, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's diving coach has been accused of soliciting female athletes at an Indiana diving camp for nude photos and sending them photos of himself. Chris Heaton is among the instructors described in a class-action suit filed Sunday in Indianapolis federal court...
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September 07, 2018 - 10:39 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Kirsty Coventry, a former Olympic champion swimmer and a current member of the IOC's executive board, was appointed minister of sport in Zimbabwe on Friday. The 34-year-old Coventry was vice president of the Zimbabwe Olympic committee. She also chairs the IOC's athletes'...
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Jonatan Christie of Indonesia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan during their men's singles badminton match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
August 28, 2018 - 11:19 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Every host has a signature event that defines the success of the games, at least in the context of sports. Jonatan Christie won that event for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men's singles gold...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 12:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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