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Former Alabama track star, Olympian killed in shootout

Nov. 29, 2021 13:43 PM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A former University of Alabama track star and Olympian was killed in a shootout with another man, authorities say. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified Emmit King and Willie Albert Wells as the two men who died after...

World Athletics: 'Disturbing' level of abuse on social media

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored in a study at the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, and women were targeted in more than 85% of those posts, according to results released Thursday by the sport's global regulator. ...

Pfizer says FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults; final hurdle expected Friday

Nov. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer says FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults; final hurdle expected Friday.

Moderna says U.S. regulators have expanded its COVID-19 booster shot to all adults; final hurdle to come Friday

Nov. 19, 2021 08:15 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna says U.S. regulators have expanded its COVID-19 booster shot to all adults; final hurdle to come Friday.

Russian track doping suspension extended into 7th year

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russia's doping suspension from track and field was extended into a seventh year on Wednesday, with cautious praise for reformers and a warning that not everyone supports their changes. World Athletics voted to maintain the suspension, which was first...

Bottas ahead of Verstappen in Brazil, Hamilton to start 10th

Nov. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race Saturday to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as a dramatic day at Interlagos accelerated championship leader Max Verstappen's quest for his first Formula One title. Verstappen finished...

Korir, Cockram prevail in Los Angeles Marathon

Nov. 07, 2021 16:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Korir of Kenya made a break with 7 miles remaining to win the 36th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. Natasha Cockram of Wales won the women's race with a similar strategy. The 24-year-old Korir, who was second here two years...

Comeback story: Korir wins NYC Marathon 2 years after 2nd

Nov. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York sought a comeback story for its 50th marathon, and Albert Korir delivered. And for a city whose sports fans don't accept second best, Peres Jepchirchir came through with a memorable first. Korir and Jepchirchir made it a...

Albert Korir of Kenya wins New York City Marathon two years after finishing second

Nov. 07, 2021 11:28 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir of Kenya wins New York City Marathon two years after finishing second.

Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold

Nov. 07, 2021 11:09 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Peres Jepchirchir wins New York City Marathon, becoming first woman to win marathon major in fall after Olympic gold.