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  • SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012, 12:04 A.M.

    With can-do stance on marathon, mayor misreads NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to sell the New York City Marathon as a symbolic victory for the city after a devastating storm, invoking two of the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire Friday for pressing ahead with this weekend’s New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

    Federer routs Djokovic for fifth Cincy title

    Tennis: Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked player, won a record fifth Cincinnati title in Mason, Ohio, on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic in an unprecedented way at the start of …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

    Richards-Ross, other Olympic champs head to Stockholm

    Sanya Richards-Ross (pictured right) and 10 other newly crowned Olympic champions will switch their attention from gold to diamonds today at the DN Galan track meet at Stockholm. The Diamond …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012

    Dahlberg: Games belonged to joyful Bolt

    LONDON – There wasn’t any need to shush his doubters this time, because by now Usain Bolt doesn’t have any. No reason to celebrate early, either, when there was a …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012

    Farah thrills British crowd with second long-distance win

    LONDON – Mo Farah didn’t want to leave anybody in doubt. Roared on again by a boisterous, capacity crowd at the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012

    American women run away in 4x400 relay at London

    LONDON – By the time Allyson Felix was done with her part, her third gold medal of the Olympics was all but hanging around her neck. Staking the U.S. team …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2012

    Bahamas snaps U.S. winning streak in men’s 4x400

    LONDON – The day after Manteo Mitchell finished out his preliminary lap in the 4x400-meter relay on a broken leg, the banged-up U.S. team made sure he would get something …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2012

    American women shatter world record in 4X100 relay

    LONDON – Carmelita Jeter glanced at the clock as she sprinted toward the finish line at Olympic Stadium and then pointed her baton at it, as if to say, “Look …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2012

    Uceny doesn’t finish Olympic 1,500 after falling

    LONDON – One moment Morgan Uceny was in the middle of the pack, getting ready to make her move in the 1,500 meters. The next, she was down and pounding …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012

    Olympics, Usain Bolt, track and field

    LONDON – These are Usain Bolt’s Olympic Games. Everyone else here is simply running, jumping, swimming, cycling and rowing in his happy wake. Relaxed enough to drape a comforting arm …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

    U-Hi grad Walker qualifies for pole vault final

    LONDON – It seemed like it might be the Beijing Olympic nightmare all over again for Spokane’s Brad Walker. Competing in qualifying Wednesday of the men’s pole vault at the …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

    Felix leads big day in U.S. track and field

    LONDON – In the biggest competition of her life, long jumper Brittney Reese cost herself a precious attempt. “I messed myself all up,” Reese said. “I was too busy cheering …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012, 6:19 P.M.

    Spokane Olympian Walker makes pole vault final

    LONDON – It seemed like it might be the Beijing Olympic nightmare all over again for Spokane’s Brad Walker.


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

    Leicester: Liu’s hobble to finish will be remembered

    LONDON – Seven steps, five more than in Beijing. But the outcome was identical: Liu Xiang’s Olympics were over, yet again, before they really began. The magic ingredient that makes …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

    Algerian who bowed out of 800 wins 1,500

    LONDON – First they told him to leave. Then they invited him back. Next they’ll give him the gold. Kicked out of the London Olympics for presumably not trying hard …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012

    Purdy: There’s nothing artificial about Pistorius’ efforts

    LONDON – Science and humanity collided during the 400-meter run Saturday at the Olympics. Humanity won.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

    Olympian Nellum defied long odds

    LONDON – Bryshon Nellum’s doctors told him he might never run again. Not on an elite level. And surely not in the Olympics.


  • SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

    Shot at age 12, Kitchens now an Olympian

    BIRMINGHAM, England – George Kitchens was only 12 on the terrible day in November 1995 when he was shot along with his sister and a friend in his Augusta, Ga., …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

    Locally: Lodwick honored for academics

    Recent Washington State University men’s basketball graduate Abe Lodwick has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

    Australian threatens to boycott Olympics, alleging racism

    SYDNEY – Australian track athlete John Steffensen has threatened to boycott the London Olympics after alleging racism because he was not selected individually to run the 400 meters. Steffensen, who …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

    Bolt’s agent claims world sprint champ feels well

    Usain Bolt (pictured right) is back in full training and “feeling good,” his agent said Tuesday, after concerns over an injury following successive defeats at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Ricky …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Former WSU rower named to national team

    Former Washington State University rower Liz England has been named to the 2012 U.S. Under-23 National Team and will compete with the women’s four crew at the World Rowing Under-23 …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

    Johnson’s comments draw ire

    LOS ANGELES – Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes – and that such a controversial topic shouldn’t …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

    Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bolt must rest

    Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics. Now he has an injury to contend with and likely won’t run again until the …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012

    U.S. team adds Tarmoh to relay pool

    EUGENE, Ore. – Jeneba Tarmoh didn’t think it was right that she had to earn her spot again in the 100 meters for the Olympics. So a day after conceding …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    Felix captures women’s 200 meters at track trials

    EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix might be grabbing all the attention at the U.S. Olympic trials. She isn’t the only one peaking there, however. Moments before Felix won the 200-meter …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    NJCAA recognizes NIC student-athletes

    Four North Idaho College teams and six individual athletes were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Both the North Idaho men’s …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012

    Felix captures her heat in women’s 200 meters

    EUGENE, Ore. – Maybe the response just slipped. Or maybe the question completely caught her off guard. As Allyson Felix sauntered away from the crowd and toward the safety of …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

    Walker, Lagat win spots on U.S. Olympic track and field team

    EUGENE, Ore. – Brad Walker, the former University High School and University of Washington star, won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the …


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