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Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


Wrestling reprieved

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – With the IOC fixing what it admits was a big mistake, wrestling returned to the Olympic fold Sunday after seven months in limbo and promised to …


Japan earns second straight LLWS title

Baseball: Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 in …


USBSF expects no sanctions from Jones bar incident

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said Tuesday night it has found no reason to sanction Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones for her role in a nightclub altercation that involved the …


Fox signs Street for Olympics coverage

Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street has joined Fox Sports as an analyst for the 2014 Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. Fox made the announcement Monday. Street will work as …


Dr Pepper aside, Mayer has thirst for boxing

The sweet science of boxing is on a sugar high. Dr Pepper’s latest “One of a Kind” commercial features the fast hands and fit physique of Mikaela Mayer, the new …


Seattle will explore Olympics possibility

The Seattle Sports Commission confirmed Wednesday that it will enter into “informal” discussions with the U.S. Olympic Committee about the possibility of the city entering the process of becoming a …


Chad grapples with loss of wrestling

How do you drop wrestling from the Summer Games? Heck, if the International Olympic Committee ran NASA, it might eliminate astronauts from the space program. Wrestling is about as pure …


Norman Chad grapples with wrestling’s loss

How do you drop wrestling from the Summer Games? Heck, if the International Olympic Committee ran NASA, it might eliminate astronauts from the space program. Wrestling is about as pure …


Women main event for UFC 157

Ronda Rousey has an Olympic judo medal, an undeniable personal magnetism and a merciless string of victories in her short mixed martial arts career. Now she’s finally got a showcase …


Michael Phelps has eye on golf, not gold

SARASOTA, Fla. – Michael Phelps still hops into the pool occasionally, but only so the most decorated Olympian of all-time can get a little peace and quiet. “Whenever I’m in …


Family of Pistorius denies athlete murdered girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius is “numb with shock as well as grief” after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa, the runner’s …


USA-led group tries to save Olympic wrestling

USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender knows it will take an international push to save Olympic wrestling. To that end, the Americans have formed a star-studded group designed to help …


News of Pistorius case leaves many in disbelief

NEW YORK – Classy, gracious, humble. That was Oscar Pistorius. Before Thursday, Ato Boldon said, Pistorius’ name would have been the last to come to mind if someone told him …


IOC to shuffle sports

The IOC executive board will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, and announce Tuesday which of the current 26 sports on the Olympic program will be dropped for the 2020 Games. The …


Pargo signs, scores 16 in Atlanta win

NBA: Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on …


Douglas wins honor

When gymnast Gabby Douglas allowed herself to dream of being an Olympic champion, she imagined having a nice little dinner with family and friends to celebrate. Maybe she’d make an …


USOC keeps hosting idea alive

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hold meetings with cities interested in bidding for a future Olympics and is promising to streamline the domestic selection process if the federation does, in …


Suzy Favor Hamilton says she turned to life as prostitute

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton says she coped with depression and a troubled marriage by turning to a life of prostitution. In a series of posts to her Twitter account, …


Cancer claims Olympic wrestling champ Blatnick

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics and went on to a career as a sports …


Bremerton names street for Olympian Nathan Adrian

BREMERTON, Wash. — Monday was Nathan Adrian day in Bremerton and the city honored the London Olympics medal-winning swimmer by naming a street Nathan Adrian Drive.


Apology comes late for Norman

CANBERRA, Australia – An American athlete who took part in a controversial black-power salute at the 1968 Olympics says an Australian parliamentary apology to silver medalist Peter Norman might have …


Douglas, Wieber enjoy their time in spotlight

NEW YORK – They’ve been on a whirlwind tour since the Olympics – from “The Late Show with David Letterman” to the Empire State Building and the New York Stock …


Winner stripped of medal

LONDON — Just hours after the close of the Olympics, a female shot putter from Belarus was stripped of her gold Monday in the first case of an athlete losing …


London’s games earn gold

LONDON — For skeptics, the Olympics were deliciously doomed: London’s transport network would surely fail, Britain’s athletes would flop, rain would prevail and terrorists would strike. But then the sun …


USA reigns supreme

LONDON – Most medals, most gold medals. The U.S. got what it wanted from these Olympics. So did Britain, riding the wave of home-field advantage for its best Olympic showing …


Olympics go out in a blaze of glory

LONDON – With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, Technicolor pageant …


Olympic report

Marathon Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon, …


Kobe, Krzyzewski share golden Olympic moment in likely farewell

LONDON – They collected their rewards half a world away, in front of a crowd packed with enough big shots to rival the shine of the gold hanging from their …


Coach K’s Olympic task nearly completed

LONDON – Mike Krzyzewski’s job is nearly finished. Seven years after taking over a U.S. team that had been stripped of its power and grip on Olympic basketball, Krzyzewski is …