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Athletes ready for final Pre at historic Hayward Field

May. 26, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya is preparing to defend her 800-meter title at the Prefontaine Classic amid controversy over international track and field's impending rule that could limit her from competing at the distance in the future. Semenya won the 1,500 in a South African-record...

Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

May. 24, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86. The school said the Hungarian-born Tabori died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...

Historically black colleges make gains in NCAA APR report

May. 23, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Athletes at historically black and colleges and universities are closing the gap in the classroom, according to the latest academic report from the NCAA. On Thursday, the NCAA's newest Academic Progress Rate showed that single-year scores at HBCUs had climbed to 962 — a 34-point...

5 teens involved in fatal crash were high school students

May. 20, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — The teenagers killed in a Massachusetts car crash were identified as high school track team members with a promising future. The five teens, all males, were traveling in one car in East Bridgewater when it crashed into a tree Saturday afternoon. Stoughton superintendent...

Florida Atlantic gave false information on female athletes

May. 18, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic University says it reported false information to the Department of Education, exaggerating its percentage of female athletes. The Palm Beach Post reported that Florida Atlantic told the department in 2017 that 51 percent of its athletes were women. One year earlier,...

2019 Boston Marathon registration to open on Sept. 10

May. 15, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mark your calendars — and pray for a dry day. The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's Boston Marathon will open on Sept. 10. The BAA said Tuesday it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib. Athletes who've run...

Ex-Arizona assistant coach gets prison term in stalking case

May. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete has been sentenced to five years in prison. Craig Carter was sentenced Monday after being convicted in March of aggravated assault and assault with a dangerous instrument. He...

McLeod edges 110 hurdles in Shanghai Diamond League

May. 12, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his third...

Lacrosse season canceled after player accused of racial slur

May. 11, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys' lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Interim Haddonfield School District Superintendent David T....

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

May. 6, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go and finished...