Stories tagged: track and field
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Russia says no more athletes approved for European indoors
Russian track and field officials say they don’t expect any more of their athletes to be allowed to compete at the European indoor championships next week. The IAAF allowed three …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 7:03 P.M.
Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews
Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics championship because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban. The …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:49 P.M.
In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again
In an hour-long documentary, sprinter Justin Gatlin reflects on his ascent to the top, a fall from grace and a return to the spotlight. After a 2006 doping ban, Gatlin …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:39 P.M.
CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 8:25 P.M.
Russian Olympic champion Maria Savinova stripped of gold, banned
Russian runner Maria Savinova has been stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping, putting Caster Semenya in line to take to the title. Savinova, who won the 800-meter …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:05 P.M.
Usain Bolt leads his all-stars to relay win in Nitro meet
Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell helped the Bolt All-Stars win the 4x100-meter mixed relay Thursday on the second of three nights of the Nitro Athletics meet. A botched baton change …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:52 P.M.
Russia picks fight over doping after IAAF ban extended
Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted on Tuesday some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes. The …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:47 P.M.
Usain Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges
Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he’s lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn’t holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:44 P.M.
IAAF: Ex-Sebastian Coe aide lied over payment, can still work in sport
IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s former right-hand man has admitted lying about a receiving a payment, but the former aide has been cleared by the governing body’s ethics panel to continue …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:50 P.M.
AP Analysis: Usain Bolt can’t outrun Jamaica’s doping problem
It was bound to happen. Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica’s anti-doping program and recognize things weren’t right. Eventually, that was bound …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 6:13 P.M.
Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case
Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC says Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 4 A.M.
Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton dies
Former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton, who guided the home of the Kentucky Derby through its largest renovation project, has died in Texas after a brief illness.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016
Wayde van Niekerk, Monica Puig honored for Rio performances
South African 400-meter gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk and women’s tennis champion Monica Puig received global awards on Tuesday for their performances at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 7:16 P.M.
Selected The World Golf Hall of Fame has selected its 2016 induction class, which includes Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa. Also selected Tuesday for induction …
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 5:45 P.M.
Agent: Daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay fatally shot
The 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot in the neck, authorities and the athlete’s agent said Sunday, and police have arrested a man in connection with …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 10:28 A.M.
Russian loses 2008 Olympic high jump bronze in doping case
Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova was stripped of her bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Thursday, the latest athlete sanctioned after the retesting of stored doping samples.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 7:45 P.M.
Newsmakers: California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case
California Gov. Jerry Brown
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:33 P.M.
In Brief: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance to U.S. Open men’s final
Djokovic on Friday at encountered a semi-competitive semifinal against Gael Monfils, but emerged with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 8:29 P.M.
Digest: Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game
Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final in …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 9:02 P.M.
Digest: South Korea advances to international title game of LLWS
Seum Kwon had two home runs and three RBIs, Sangheon Park struck out nine and South Korea beat Mexico 7-0 on Thursday in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to advance to the …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Newsmakers: LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian
The Los Angeles Lakers signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 9:21 P.M.
Felix, Merritt help bring U.S. medal total to 31 in track
Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are two savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 10:36 P.M.
In Usain Bolt’s shadow, U.S. women’s track and field team keeps raking in medals
In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women’s track and field Friday by winning her fifth Olympic gold medal.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 7:22 P.M.
Before football careers, many NFL stars excelled at track
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has a unique perspective on Usain Bolt, who further burnished his credentials at the Rio Olympics as the greatest sprinter in history.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 11:15 P.M.
Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again
Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within minutes, had stepped back for track and field’s ultimate …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 8:14 P.M.
Olympic Roundup: U.S. beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final
Team USA captain Sue Bird missed Thursday’s semifinal because of a right knee injury, but that did not much matter for the U.S., which advanced to Saturday’s gold-medal game with …
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016, 11:06 P.M.
Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100
If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds – 9.81, to be exact – for Usain Bolt to erase them.
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016, 11:06 P.M.
Van Niekerk shatters Johnson’s 17-year-old world record in 400
Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn’t see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:38 P.M.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson seizes gold in women’s 100
A changing of the guard in women’s sprints doesn’t mean a redrawing of the map.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 6:52 P.M.
Newsmakers: Utah receiver charged with damaging police car, building
Suspended Utah receiver