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American Shalane Flanagan to defend NYC Marathon title

Aug. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. The Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and...

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

Aug. 13, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. investigators are working to find out how an airline employee stole an empty commercial airplane from the main airport serving Seattle and crashed into a small island after being chased by military jets. The man was killed, but no one else was hurt. Here's some more details on the...

Duplantis sets U20 record at Euros; 3rd gold for Asher-Smith

Aug. 12, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6.05...

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot

Aug. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft....

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle

Aug. 11, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and later crashed it called him a faithful husband, loving son and good...

Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros

Aug. 11, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a...

Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games

Aug. 9, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Zhu Ting is something of an anomaly in China's sporting world, which still largely relies on its highly disciplined and deeply nationalistic sports academies...

With Tokyo 2020 looming, Japan aims high at Asian Games

Aug. 9, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage. The Japanese Olympic Committee has set an ambitious target of 30 gold medals for the 2020 Olympics, almost double...

Gold for Guliyev at Euros, hurdler Herman ends German hopes

Aug. 9, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's Nethaneel...

Former world hurdles champion Bett killed in car crash at 28

Aug. 8, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash Wednesday in the country's famed high-altitude training region, police and his coach said. He was 28. Bett had only just returned home this week...