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Lewis Hamilton shows Usain Bolt what real speed feels like

The fastest man in the world got in some laps with one of the fastest drivers in the world. And the result was the sprinter’s legs feeling a bit like …


Usain Bolt misses out on IAAF athlete of the year shortlist

Usain Bolt, who won the IAAF world athlete of the year award six times, has not been included in the 10-men shortlist for this year’s prize.


Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the …


Justin Gatlin takes gold, pays respect to Usain Bolt at worlds

Justin Gatlin may have ruined Usain Bolt’s going-away party with his surprise win in the 100 meters at the world championships. Gatlin still did his best to soften the blow …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

Usain Bolt’s farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman took gold and silver …


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Fireworks, honors in Usain Bolt’s farewell in Jamaica

World record holder Usain Bolt has bid farewell to the tracks of his native Jamaica, winning a 100-meter race amid fireworks and honors.


UPDATED: Thu., 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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


Steve Spurrier throws Usain Bolt’s ‘To The World’ pose after honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After having Florida Field named after him and then leading 90,000 rain-soaked fans in a pregame cheer, Steve Spurrier did something no one could have seen coming. …


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 …


In a breeze, Bolt starts pursuit of 200-meter title

Usain Bolt glanced to his right once, twice, three times. No surprise: Nobody was there.


Did Usain Bolt Olympic dash trigger JFK airport scare?

Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world’s fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport?


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.


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.


Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird’s Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He …


Despite injury, Usain Bolt listed on Jamaican Olympic team

Usain Bolt’s quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.


Cardale Jones emerges as Ohio State QB, guides win over Virginia Tech

College football: Braxton Miller looks very comfortable at wide receiver, and Cardale Jones picked up right where he left off. Miller scored two touchdowns, including an electrifying 53-yard run, and …


Bolt shows he’s ready for Rio Olympics

BEIJING – Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started. Was he healthy enough? Was he fit enough? Was he …


Ashton Eaton breaks world record, wins decathlon gold

BEIJING – This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little …


In brief: While chasing Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin shakes off criticism at worlds

TRACK AND FIELD: Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race, the 200 meters. Justin Gatlin also …


Still out in front

BEIJING – A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger. Sure, for Usain Bolt, the winning result, the bow-and-arrow victory celebration, and even the …


Justin Gatlin, Usain Bolt on course for showdown in 100 meters at worlds

Who would bet against Usain Bolt in the 100-meter final at the world championships? Looks like lots of folks. Believe it or not, Justin Gatlin became the favorite in the …


In brief: Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in Diamond League

MISCELLANY: Usain Bolt returned to form by winning the 100 meters in the Diamond League at London’s Olympic Stadium in 9.87 seconds on Friday. After a poor start, Bolt struggled …


Rule change means Justin Gatlin ineligible for athlete of year

LONDON – Even if Justin Gatlin manages to beat Usain Bolt at next month’s world championships, he won’t be eligible for the sport’s athlete of the year award. A rule …


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Banned Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson was suspended indefinitely from the team Thursday for a violation of athletic department policy. Other media outlets are reporting an altercation involving Johnson …


In brief: U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin blazes at Golden Gala

TRACK AND FIELD: Justin Gatlin came within 0.01 seconds of his world-leading time in the 100 meters, clocking 9.75 at the Golden Gala on Thursday in Rome. Then the American …


In brief: Usain Bolt center of controversy, denies quotes

ATHLETICS: Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world’s fastest man …


Bolt sees greatness in 3rd Olympic triple gold

Sprinter Usain Bolt said he can achieve greatness with a third Olympic triple-gold medal haul at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Bolt said ahead of the Weltklasse Diamond League …