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CAPTION CORRECTS SPELLING OF SURNAME Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. One of the biggest sports corruption cases to reach court is being heard in Paris from Monday, with explosive allegations of a massive doping cover-up at the top of track and field. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Former IAAF president's corruption trial opens in Paris

Jan. 13, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The corruption trial involving the former president of track and field's governing body was suspended Monday shortly after it began. Lamine Diack, the former head of the IAAF, has been charged with far-reaching corruption and doping cover-ups. At the opening of the hearing, the prosecution...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2010 file photo, former New York Giants player Tiki Barber looks on during the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Barber kept his streak alive Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, finishing the Walt Disney World Marathon in 5 hours, 12 minutes. It was his 13th marathon.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Retired NY Giants running back finishes his 13th marathon

Jan. 13, 2020 8:19 AM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber kept his streak alive Sunday, finishing the Walt Disney World Marathon in 5 hours, 12 minutes. It was his 13th marathon. The heat caused officials to issue a heat advisory and remind runners to stay hydrated. “I knew after...

Sebastian Kurz, left, head of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and Werner Kogler, right, head of the Austrian Greens speak to journalists during a press conference about the government program in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Austria's Greens clear final hurdle for government with Kurz

Jan. 4, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Members of Austria's Green party voted Saturday to join a new government led by conservative former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for a previously untested left-right alliance at the national level. A clear 93% majority of Green delegates backed the coalition pact that...

Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80

Dec. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80. Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double at the 1964 Tokyo...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics in Tokyo. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, the International Paralympic Committee confirmed the Paralympic marathons are staying in Tokyo, unlike the marathons for the Olympics, which have been moved north to the cooler city of Sapporo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Paralympic marathon to stay in Tokyo; street party planned

Dec. 12, 2019 3:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Paralympic marathons are staying in Tokyo, unlike the marathons for the Olympics, which have been moved north to the cooler city of Sapporo. International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons confirmed the move on Thursday as Tokyo Olympic organizers wrapped up planning meetings...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics in Tokyo. Ticket demand for the Tokyo Paralympics is at record levels. The unprecedented demand follows a similar surge in interest for the Tokyo Olympics. The president of the International Paralympic Committee said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, there were 3.1 million tickets requests in the first lottery phase earlier this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

Dec. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted," International Paralympic President Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press in an interview...

FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices

Dec. 9, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile's argument that its deal will benefit Americans. The text messages, presented by attorneys for a coalition of...

FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

Dec. 6, 2019 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are wrong. A trial starts...

In this June 7, 2019, photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach arrives to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. An international trade union wants Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks

Dec. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials. The IOC and the Tokyo organizing...

Boston Marathon will serve as qualifier for 2020 Paralympics

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon will serve as qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics. The top two American men and women who meet the qualifying standards in the arm or vision impairment classifications will be nominated to the U.S. team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Boston was the first major marathon to...