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Boston playground named in honor of marathon bombing hero

Oct. 17, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A new playground in Boston has been dedicated in memory of a city police officer who died in 2014 from injuries suffered during the gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers. The playground and basketball courts at Harambee Park in the city's Dorchester neighborhood were named for Sgt. Dennis...

Jury: 4 guilty in shooting that killed Olympian's daughter

Oct. 16, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four men have been found guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympic track star Tyson Gay. News outlets report a jury returned verdicts Monday after deliberating nearly five hours. Jurors pronounced Chazerae Taylor guilty of wanton...

IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

Oct. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov. 1 start...

Keino given more time to report to police in corruption case

Oct. 15, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven were ordered...

Kenyan track great Kip Keino facing corruption charges

Oct. 14, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the International...

800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later

Oct. 14, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John Carlos and Tommie...

Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

Oct. 9, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line. Christina Sanchez tells the Asbury Park Press that she was on Mile 10 of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Sandy Hook on Sunday when a large buck took her out. Sanchez says...

2 runners die after completing Cardiff half marathon

Oct. 7, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Two competitors died after suffering cardiac arrests at the finish line of the Cardiff half marathon, organizers said Sunday. Both runners were immediately attended to by the medical emergency team on the finish line and then taken to the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, where...

Britain's Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago

Oct. 7, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Britain's Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts. Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who's won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track....

Bitterly divided Senate pushes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle, final weekend vote likely

Oct. 5, 2018 10:53 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly divided Senate pushes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle, final weekend vote likely.