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Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during men's free skating program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chen, Bell capture Skate America crowns in Las Vegas

Oct. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen found himself in a familiar place Saturday on the top step of the podium. The podium at Skate America, to be precise. The American superstar landed five quadruple jumps over two programs in his first competition in nine months, easily out-distancing Vincent Zhou and the rest of...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

Oct. 23, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of coronavirus and travel concerns, the certifying process for the track at the Yanqing Sliding Center northwest of Beijing...

FILE  - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Oct. 19, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-winning coach...

Brazil volleyball star Castro to play in new US pro league

Oct. 14, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Brazilian Olympian Sheilla Castro is coming out of retirement to play in a new U.S. professional volleyball league early next year. She also hopes to make another Olympic team after already capturing two gold medals during a decorated career. At 37, Castro will be the...

FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Meghan Duggan, of the gold medal-winning U.S. women's Olympic hockey team, listens to a question from the media before an outdoor NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Annapolis, Md. U.S. women's hockey captain Duggan announced her retirement Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, after a career in which she won the 2018 Olympic gold medal and seven world championship golds. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Meghan Duggan, a champion across women's hockey, retires

Oct. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

In the midst of the U.S. women's hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with every player to explain what it was all about. With the world championships on home ice weeks away and the stakes high, Duggan felt it was her duty as captain. “When...

Charlie Moore, 1952 Olympic 400 hurdles champion, dies at 91

Oct. 12, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Charlie Moore, the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, has died. He was 91. Moore died Thursday from pancreatic cancer, according to World Athletics. Cornell University also confirmed the passing of the school's former athletic director and star athlete. Moore won the 400 hurdles in the rain...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers in Beverly Hills, Calif. Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. In a first-of-its-kind virtual address, leaders of the committee paid heed to how much more difficult things have become since the virus started shutting down sports, over the last seven months. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

'Jurassic Park' to 'Apocalypse Now': USOPC faces steep climb

Oct. 8, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. In an online address Thursday, made necessary because the annual assembly cannot go on in person, leaders of the committee paid...

Stanford's Macario on USWNT's training camp roster

Oct. 8, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

Brazilian-born Stanford midfielder Catarina Macario is among the players who will take part in the U.S. women's national team training camp this month. The two-time winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation’s best college player, Macario had a Stanford single-season record of 32 goals and 23 assists...

US women's soccer team plans camp in Colorado this month

Oct. 7, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will hold a training camp beginning Oct. 18 in Commerce City, Colorado. The roster has not been announced for the 10-day training camp, which will be the first time the team will come together since the SheBelieves Cup tournament in March. The start will come...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2008, file photo, Chicago Bulls assistant coach Del Harris looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Harris was revealed Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Harris coached in the NBA for 32 seasons, 14 of them as a head coach with Houston, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Del Harris receives 2020's Chuck Daly achievement award

Oct. 2, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Del Harris was a small-college player and once those days were over his life’s goal was to be a successful small-college coach. He did quite a bit more than that. Harris was revealed Friday as this year’s winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, as...