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Olympians Celski, Kooreman star in World Cup qualifier

August 18th, 2017

KEARNS, Utah (AP) – Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski held back when discussing this stage of his career with the Pyeongchang Games rapidly approaching in February. This will be his third Olympics, barring a catastrophe, and possibly his last considering he’s 27 years old.

Celski won the first men’s 1,500-meter …

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After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency

August 18th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it’s capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene.

The agency, known as RUSADA, boasts of anti-corruption training and a newfound respect for whistleblowers – a group vilified by top Russian officials, including President …

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Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

August 17th, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who’s next.

There is no sign …

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The Latest: Trinidad and Tobago wins men’s 4×400-meter relay

August 13th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – The Latest from the world championships (all times local):

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9:30 p.m.

Trinidad and Tobago swept past the United States in the 4×400-meter relay to earn the last big upset of the world championships in the final event.

Lalonde Gordon stayed in the slipstream of Fred Kerley …

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Pearson, Harper-Nelson lead way in 100 hurdles at worlds

August 12th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – Besieged by injuries, Sally Pearson missed nearly two years. Beleaguered by some bad results, Dawn Harper-Nelson hasn’t been quite the same, either.

Yet there they were down the stretch, two Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalists vying for the title at the world championships on Saturday. Just like …

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Mo Farah loses in final race on track at worlds

August 12th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – It was the familiar “Mobot” celebration on an unfamiliar face.

Muktar Edris put an end to Mo Farah’s dominance in the distance races at the world championships on Saturday, and he crossed the line doing the move that Farah made famous at the Olympics five years ago.

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Hastings, teammates hope to close out worlds with 4×400 gold

August 12th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – To start the world championships, Natasha Hastings stood on the podium and received a gold medal.

That was without even racing, when she and her American 4×400-meter teammates from 2013 were upgraded in the wake of the Russian team being stripped of first place because of doping.

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Rednecks get their own summer festival in Maine

August 12th, 2017

HEBRON, Maine (AP) – The forecast calls for a lot of beer, barbecue and loud music this weekend at the event in Maine formerly known as the Redneck Olympics.

The event gets underway in earnest this weekend in Hebron, Maine, where events include mud runs for trucks, toilet seat horseshoes …

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The Latest: Jamaican team doctor says Bolt had a cramp

August 12th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – The Latest from the world championships (all times local):

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Jamaican team doctor Kevin Jones said Usain Bolt had a cramp in his left hamstring.

Bolt grimaced in pain as he was running down the finishing straight before stumbling and falling to the track.

“A …

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Believe it: Americans finish historic 1-2 in steeplechase

August 11th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – Rolling on the ground, still gasping for breath, Courtney Frerichs hugged Emma Coburn and shouted into her ear: “Am I dreaming? Am I dreaming?”

Nope. That really happened.

The two Americans outran two Kenyans to the finish line Friday and ended up 1-2 in the steeplechase at …

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