Stories tagged: olympics
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 …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 10:15 p.m.
Digest: Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber
The Nashville Predators acquired P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber on Wednesday in a blockbuster swap of All-Star defensemen two days before free agency opens.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at U.S. trials
One by one, some of America’s biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Jerry Colangelo: 2016 Olympics vote ‘wired’ for Rio against Chicago
USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo can still feel the sting of disappointment and anger he had nearly seven years ago when Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Top-ranked Jason Day, Shane Lowry, skipping Rio Olympics
Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 7:12 p.m.
Amid crisis, Rio governor warns Olympics could be ‘big failure’
Rio de Janeiro’s acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a “big failure,” because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Colin Zeng misses citizenship deadline to compete at Olympic diving trials
The clock has run out on Colin Zeng’s 2016 Olympic dreams.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
In brief: Upstart Coastal Carolina to face Arizona for CWS championship
Tyler Chadwick homered and doubled, Alex Cunningham pitched 6
Sat., June 25, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Phelps seeks fitting Olympic do-over, starting at U.S. trials
For anyone else, six medals would’ve been a marvelous way to exit the Olympic stage. Not so for Michael Phelps.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
AP source: Irving, Barnes finish US Olympic basketball team
The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans’ 12-player Olympic squad, a person with …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
In Brief: Texas Tech ousted by Coastal Carolina
Light-hitting David Parrett had three RBIs in his first College World Series start and Coastal Carolina converted three Texas Tech errors into six unearned runs in a 7-5 victory that …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Anthony, Thompson among 10 set for U.S. Olympic basketball
With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men’s basketball history.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
Digest: Arizona shuts out UCSB 3-0, advances to CWS bracket final
Jared Oliva homered for the first time in over two months and JC Cloney pitched seven strong innings, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
In a ‘one-and-done’ world, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas try again
The double standard didn’t hit Aly Raisman fully until she found herself talking to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. You know, as one does.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Spokane native Greg Billington realizes boyhood dream
Greg Billington hasn’t stopped moving since he left Spokane at the age of 3.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
1996 Olympians confident in future of pro women’s basketball
Members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team are proud of how their gold-medal performance helped launch professional women’s basketball in their home country.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 10:08 p.m.
Digest: Emily Carosone’s grand slam in 8th keeps Auburn alive in WCWS
Emily Carosone’s grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Auburn to a stunning 11-7 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night in Pklahoma City to force a deciding …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Klay Thompson wants to play in Rio
Not even Zika worries will deter Klay Thompson from playing in the Olympics if asked.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Pregnant ‘Today’ anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns
“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Newsmakers: Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont
Tiger Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week, along with his Quicken Loans National the following …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
David Whitley: IOC should postpone Rio Olympics, but it won’t
If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics go on as planned, it apparently will not be over Pau Gasol’s dead body.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
In Brief: Dustin Johnson off to fast start at Memorial with 8-under 64
Dustin Johnson, one of the biggest hitters in golf, took some attention away from the Big Three on Thursday at the Memorial, in Dublin, Ohio.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Sprinter Gatlin not concerned by Zika
Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he’s not concerned about the Zika virus.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
In Brief: Murray into French Open SF against ‘15 champ
Andy Murray alternated between brilliant and bad for the better part of two sets Wednesday before righting things to reach his fourth French Open semifinal in Paris, beating No. 9 …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Krzyzewski isn’t thinking about retirement
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Newsmakers: Illinois dismisses Nunn
Dismissed Illinois on Tuesday dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. Withdrawn Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
In Brief: Cavs blow out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1
LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
Aussie athletes to receive condoms touted at combating Zika
Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer “near complete” antiviral protect against the Zika virus.