Stories tagged: olympics
Wed., July 27, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
11 more doping cases from 2012 weightlifting
The International Weightlifting Federation says 11 more weightlifters, including six silver and bronze medalists, have tested positive in retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Durant leads U.S. to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China
Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the U.S. basketball team rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday night.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
In brief: US romps over Argentina in first exhibition
Full of new star power, the U.S. men’s basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina in Las …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte face more down time at Rio Games
Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte will be busy in the pool at the Rio Olympics. Just not as busy as they wanted to be.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio
In another blow to the image of the sports superpower, the highest court in sports on Thursday dismissed an appeal by 68 Russian track athletes of the ban imposed by …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot
Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 9:47 p.m.
In brief: WADA reinstates drug testing lab
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it has reinstated the laboratory that will carry out drug testing for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which start in just over two weeks.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
IOC seeks legal advice on banning Russia from Rio Olympics
International Olympic officials will “explore the legal options” for a potential total ban on Russia from the games in Rio de Janeiro, and are taking measures to punish athletes and …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Unfamiliar waters for Michael Phelps: captain of U.S. men’s swim team
Michael Phelps is in unfamiliar waters as he heads to his fifth Olympics. He’s been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men’s swimming team for the first time.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Digest: ACC, ESPN nearing new TV deal
Mon., July 18, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Russia assailed in report for doping program
Russian government officials engineered the drug-fueled corruption of nearly 30 Olympic sports, an investigator found, prompting the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for a ban of the country’s entire team …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Anti-doping leader: Russian probe has not been compromised
Suggestions that the release of draft letters urging Russia’s total ban from the Olympics have compromised the investigation into Russian doping are nonsense, an international anti-doping leader said Sunday.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
Digest: Hyo Joo Kim takes three-stroke lead in Marathon Classic
Hyo Joo Kim had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday at Highland Meadows to open a three-stroke lead in the Marathon Classic in …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Draft letter from sports leaders: Ban Russia from Olympics
A letter drafted by U.S. and Canadian anti-doping leaders urging Russia’s removal from the upcoming Olympics is circulating days before the public release of a report expected to detail a …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
In Brief: Brady drops Deflategate appeal
Tom Brady is giving up the legal fight on Deflategate, meaning the New England Patriots quarterback will miss the first four games of the season.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Rafael Nadal on final entry list for Rio Olympics
Rafael Nadal is on the final entry list for the Rio Olympics.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
Digest: LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards
LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles when frivolity …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
White House in last-minute Zika plea backs off dollar figure
Obama administration officials are making an eleventh-hour plea to Republican congressional leaders to avoid leaving for a seven-week summer break without passing an emergency spending bill to combat the Zika …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Simone Biles heads to Rio in search of golden moment on world stage
The greatest gymnast Mary Lou Retton has seen is a wonder.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to $21 million, 3-year deal
The Detroit Pistons bolstered their collection of big men Tuesday, signing center
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
U.S. women’s volleyball roster for Rio Games includes former Husky Courtney Thompson
Outside hitter Jordan Larson and setter Courtney Thompson (University of Washington) have been named to the U.S. women’s volleyball roster for the upcoming Rio Olympics by coach Karch Kiraly.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:47 p.m.
Digest: Dwyane Wade leaving Heat for Bulls
Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and going home to Chicago after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Bulls on Wednesday night, a person …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Newsmakers: Mavs sending Jeremy Evans to Pacers in salary cap dump
The Mavericks are sending 2012 NBA slam dunk champion Jeremy Evans and cash to Indiana.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
Digest: Mavs have deal with Dirk Nowitzki, will add Seth Curry
The Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with Dirk Nowitzki and a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
NIH funds study of Zika infections in U.S. Olympic athletes
Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
Felix, Gatlin, Merritt book trips to Olympics
America’s Olympic mainstays, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Justin Gatlin, are all on their way to Rio de Janeiro. With the best times in the world this year to boot.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
A few pro boxers enter final Olympic qualifying tourney
A former IBF flyweight champion from Thailand and a French-Cameroonian middleweight contender are the most prominent professional boxers attempting to win berths in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics during the …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
In brief: Micahel Phelps goes out on top in final U.S. race, winning 100 fly
Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Blanchette: High jumpers Martin, Pierson hope to get hot at U.S. Olympic Trials
There’s nothing quite so egalitarian as the all-comers track meet – the grinning 8-year-old charging around the curve in a relay race, oblivious to the Olympic long shot or world …