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FILE - In this March 1928, file photo, the world's greatest sprinters are off from their marks at the start of one of the heats in the 100-meter race at the Opening of the Olympic games in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Percy Williams, an unknown schoolboy from Canada, captured the finals. (AP Photo/File)

1928 Amsterdam: Women's track, gymnastics debut at Olympics

Jul. 29, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, the first time women were allowed to compete in gymnastics and athletics at an...

Carl Pettersson putts on the 18th green during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pettersson out of semi-retirement and into money at Memorial

Jul. 21, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Muirfield Village was the toughest test Carl Pettersson has seen in nearly two years, so he was more than satisfied by closing with a 2-under 70. Keep in mind, it was the only PGA Tour test he’s faced in nearly two years. “Pretty good for a retired guy,” Pettersson...

A horse sculpture stands outside the gate on the first day of horse racing at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Thursday, July 16, 2020. A Saratoga season like no other is underway, with fans barred from attending the start of the 152nd meet in track history and most likely the entire 40 days of racing. (AP Photo/John Kekis)

Saratoga thoroughbred meet like no other opens with no fans

Jul. 16, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A thoroughbred racing season like no other in Saratoga Race Course's long history began Thursday under a gray sky, with jockeys wearing masks, a smattering of fans trying to peer through fencing to at least get a glimpse of the horses, and management hopeful of something good...

FILE - In this July 4, 1985, file photo, Chris Evert, left, and Martina Navratilova joke with Police Constable Les Bowie on Number Two Court at Wimbledon, England. Navratilova successfully defended her title against Evert on July 6, 1985. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)

Evert recalls ups and downs of long rivalry with Navratilova

Jul. 3, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

Chris Evert’s view of Martina Navratilova went from up-and-coming danger to doubles partner to foil in a record 14 Grand Slam finals to, these days, close pal. “My sister passed away in February, and Martina was there the whole day. She was at the funeral. She was there for the burial. She was at...

Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in order to comply with federal Title IX law by recently eliminating several women's athletic teams. Attorneys for Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode...