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Second-place Amber Glenn, left, and first-place Bradie Tennell smile after receiving their medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Four-time champ Chen wins short program with ease

Jan. 17, 2021 12:38 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen doesn't miss. As he has done since his last loss at the Pyeongchang Olympics — yes, nearly three years ago — the dynamic Chen was nearly perfect and rather playful in winning the short program Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Seeking...

Bradie Tennell performs during the women's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tennell's rollicking short program leads at US nationals

Jan. 15, 2021 12:20 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Staunchly determined to get back her national title, Bradie Tennell took some huge steps Thursday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships by winning the short program with an event record. With a rollicking routine high in difficulty, entertainment value and sheer energy, the 2018...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC

Jan. 14, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. until after next week's inauguration. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief...

CONCACAF resets men's Olympic qualifying for March 18-30

Jan. 14, 2021 2:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Men’s Olympic soccer qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean was rescheduled Thursday for March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the tournament originally was set to be played last spring. The U.S., which failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is in Group...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Gold medal winner Brianna Rollins from the United States shows off her medal during the medal ceremony for the women's 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a suspected doping rules violation it was reported on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Rollins-McNeal won Olympic gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.  (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Olympic champion Rollins-McNeal suspended in doping case

Jan. 14, 2021 11:13 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Thursday. Rollins-McNeal won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 29-year-old American was also world champion in...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:06 PM EST

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court, citing screenshots from the video, requested a...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Stanford's Catarina Macario celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against North Carolina during a soccer match in San Jose, Calif. Macario, a promising prospect for the U.S. women's national team, has announced that she will forgo her senior season for a professional career. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)

Stanford's Catarina Macario turns pro with Lyon

Jan. 12, 2021 6:46 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — Catarina Macario, a promising prospect for the U.S. women’s national team, has signed her first professional contract with French powerhouse Lyon. The seven-time European champion said Tuesday that Macario, who joined from Stanford University, signed a 2 1/2-year deal until June...

Freese, Pines added to US U23 roster; replace Ochoa, Araujo

Jan. 9, 2021 12:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia goalkeeper Matt Freese and D.C. United defender Donovan Pines have been added to the U.S. under-23 roster for this month's training camp in Bradenton, Florida, in place of Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa and LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo. Ochoa injured his right quadriceps...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Spencer Lee wins by technical fall against Iowa State's Alex Mackall at 125 pounds during the Cy-Hawk dual wrestling match at Hilton Coliseum, in Ames, Iowa. Lee and Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, April 29, 2020, as the country’s top amateur athlete. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Iowa's Lee is ready to go to mat for title he wanted in '20

Jan. 5, 2021 5:28 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Lee’s resume was almost complete last season. He went 18-0 as a junior, winning his first Big Ten individual title while leading the Hawkeyes to the conference team championship. He was Big Ten wrestler of the year, the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler, winner of...

FILE - in this July 28, 2009, file photo, Norm Bellingham, an Olympic gold medalist in kayaking and chief operating officer of the USOC, speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Gold medalist and former Olympic executive Bellingham and Olympian Eli Bremer have been named to a congressional committee to study possible reforms in America’s Olympic system. (AP Photo/File)

Olympian Bellingham recommended for congressional panel

Dec. 19, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Gold medalist and former Olympic executive Norm Bellingham and Olympian Eli Bremer have been recommended for a congressional committee to study possible reforms in America's Olympic system. Also chosen for the panel by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, were athlete agent Peter Carlisle and former Defense Department...