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Jin Young Ko shoots 5-under 67 to take Portland Classic lead

Sep. 17, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The second-ranked South Korean star needed only 23 putts in her morning round, making six birdies and a bogey to reach 8-under 136 at hilly,...

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for more vaccines

Sep. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams were urged Friday to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International Olympic...

CONCACAF under-20s instead of 23s to determine Olympic spots

Sep. 16, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF took an unusual decision to eliminate its men's Olympic qualifying tournament and will instead have under-20 teams determine its representatives at the Paris Games in 2024. The governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

LA28 committee chooses marketing chief Carter as new CEO

Sep. 14, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

The organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics elevated its top marketing officer, Kathy Carter, to CEO on Tuesday as it ramps up preparations for the Games that are now less than seven years away. Carter started work for the committee in 2018 as its chief...

US Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Zverev again in a semifinal

Sep. 10, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY Novak Djokovic’s bid for an Olympic gold medal was stopped in the semifinals in Tokyo by Alexander Zverev. Now it’s Zverev again who can end the top-seeded Djokovic’s quest for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s...

Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota

Sep. 09, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University...

Raducanu, 18, 1st qualifier in US Open semis; Sakkari next

Sep. 09, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Emma Raducanu got to Flushing Meadows to try to win her way through qualifying and earn what would be a berth in her second Grand Slam tournament, she was not planning on a particularly long stay. Look at her now, two weeks into this adventure: The...

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

Sep. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...