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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Purdy: There’s nothing artificial about Pistorius’ efforts

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


  • 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.


  • 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., …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Walker wins Olympic Trials pole vault

    EUGENE, Ore. — Brad Walker won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the Olympic track trials Thursday night for a spot on the …


  • USATF must still resolve women’s 100 tie

    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Gatlin would pick a runoff, reluctantly. So would Maurice Greene, who would do a coin toss as a last resort. Everybody has an opinion – even …


  • U.S. team taking shape

    Nick Symmonds won his fifth straight U.S. title in the 800 meters by winning at the Olympic trials in 1 minute, 43.92 seconds on Monday night in Eugene, Ore. Symmonds …


  • Gay on way to London

    EUGENE, Ore. – Tyson Gay took a giant swig of water and then another before crouching into the starting blocks. The American record holder breathed deeply and cleared his mind …


  • Eaton sets world record in decathlon at U.S. trials

    EUGENE, Ore. – Meter by meter, Ashton Eaton kept swallowing up real estate on a track that has always felt like home. Second by second, the clock to the side …


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