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U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan says the women’s national team needs to make sure players aren’t losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men’s and women’s teams.
There are 4,403 Paralympic athletes competing in Tokyo and each one has unique differences that have to be classified.
Kaillie Humphries is the reigning women’s bobsled world champion and would be the gold-medal favorite in two events at the Beijing Olympics this winter.
They suffered, and battled, and spoke their truth in ways that hadn't been heard before. Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track and field delivered a memorable show, both inside the lines and out.
They'll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic experience — and left some hungry for more.
Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn't return her spike on match point. The frustration of being so close but not quite good enough was replaced by a feeling of relief after the U.S. women's volleyball team finally claimed Olympic gold with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-14 victory over Brazil on Sunday, Aug. 8.
American gymnast Jade Carey soared to gold in the women’s floor exercise Monday night, Aug. 2, her powerful and precise routine capping a roller-coaster 24 hours in which she narrowly avoided serious injury during the vault finals when her right foot caught just as she was preparing her entry.
Four of seven U.S. relievers combined to give up five runs as the United States blew a three-run lead in a 7-6 loss to Japan on Monday night, Aug. 2, that pushed the Americans within a loss of Olympic elimination.
Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked Serb who had seemed invincible in all of the biggest tournaments this year, lost to Zverev 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Friday, July 30, in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
Angelina Melnikova, a celebrated gymnast from Russia, was gliding around the parallel bars when breaking news started rocketing around the world: her competitor, American superstar Simone Biles, was scratched from the competition.
Japan won its second straight Olympic softball gold medal, beating the United States 2-0 Tuesday, July 27, in an emotional repeat of its 2008 victory in Beijing that again left the Americans in tears.
Eight-time Paralympic medalist David Wagner will represent Team USA in wheelchair tennis during the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics, to be held Aug. 24-Sept. 5.
Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city's governor said Thursday, July 8, after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games.
Katie Ledecky earned a trip to her third Olympics with a never-in-doubt victory in the women's 400-meter freestyle Monday night, June 14.
GENEVA — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions.
STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday.
NEW YORK — The U.S. women’s national basketball team’s college tour is set to tip off next month.
DOHA, Qatar — Russia’s doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year’s Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field.
UNDATED — Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month’s world championships and next year’s Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality.
TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star had sexually harassed several women.
NEW YORK — Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct.
UNDATED — Players for the World Cup champion women’s national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over.
SYDNEY — London Olympics hurdles gold medalist Sally Pearson has announced her retirement from elite track and field after failing to recover from a series of recent leg injuries.
LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Sunday that he is not worried about the Americans’ chances as they begin preparations for the FIBA World Cup, even after a wildly unpredictable process was needed just to fill a training-camp roster for the tournament that sta…
UNDATED — Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17.
STANFORD, Calif. — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourth-fastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a time trial at the Phillips 66 National Championships at Stanford University.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.
SAN DIEGO — Lowell North, a pioneering sailmaker who won an Olympic gold medal and four world championships in the venerable Star Class, has died. He was 89.
UNDATED — Track and field’s governing body said it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports’ highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya.
TOKYO — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday.
VAIL, Colo. — Olympic champion Chloe Kim says she’ll need surgery after breaking her ankle at the Burton U.S. Open this weekend.
An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities invol…
TOKYO — Japan’s three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida has announced her retirement, saying it’s time for the next generation of wrestlers to take the stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23. She cites chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years.
HANGZHOU, China — The United States has set a world record in the 200-meter mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships.
HANGZHOU, China — The men’s 4-x-100-meter freestyle relay team from the United States set a world record Tuesday in winning gold at the world short-course swimming championships.
DENVER — Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez won arbitration Monday in a sexual-misconduct case and had his name removed from the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned list.
DENVER — The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival.
LOS ANGELES — Dave Durden of California and Greg Meehan of Stanford will oversee the U.S. Olympic swimming team in 2020, with both serving as head coaches for the first time.
CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a nonbinding referendum.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.