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Dave Caulkin, Associated Press photographer, dies at 77

Sep. 25, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dave Caulkin, a retired Associated Press photographer who captured the iconic moment when ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the 1984 Olympic gold medal, has died. He was 77 and had cancer. Known for being in the right place at the right time with the...

IOC president Bach discusses 'challenges' for 2026 Games

Sep. 16, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Costly construction delays, a leadership vacancy linked to a volatile political climate and a lack of sponsors amid a spreading financial crisis has prompted International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to acknowledge the “challenges” facing organizers of the 2026 Winter...

American skater Malinin lands first quad axel in competition

Sep. 15, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Ilia Malinin made history late Wednesday when the 17-year-old wunderkind, and the heir apparent to Olympic champion Nathan Chen among American figure skaters, successfully landed the first quad axel in competition. Malinin pulled off the four-and-a-half revolution jump while winning...

Webber, Battier, Billups inducted into Michigan Sports Hall

Sep. 10, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Webber, Shane Battier and Chauncey Billups have been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. The trio of former basketball players were enshrined Saturday night. Webber and Battier attended Detroit Country Day before going onto Michigan,...

Annapolis honors singer Eva Cassidy with mural

Aug. 28, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Eva Cassidy may be the most famous musical artist to ever live in Annapolis, but it took 26 years and a mural dedication for the city to mount a tribute concert in her honor. Cassidy died in 1996 of metastatic melanoma. She was 33, beloved locally, with one...

World champs Kneirim and Frazier to compete at Skate America

Jul. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — World pairs champions Alex Knierim and Brandon Frazier will begin their figure skating season at Skate America in late October, where 15-year-old world junior champ Isabeau Levito also will be making her highly anticipated Grand Prix debut. U.S....

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu stepping away from competitive skating

Jul. 19, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan is stepping away from competitive figure skating, he said Tuesday. Hanyu seemed to leave the door open to a possible return of some sort. However, most of his focus seemed to be on skating professionally in exhibitions. ...

NCAA champ Ross booted from worlds for missed doping test

Jul. 16, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Back-to-back NCAA champion Randolph Ross was booted from the world track and field championships on the eve of his 400 meter preliminary race, about a month after officials could not locate him to take an antidoping test. The Athletics Integrity Unit announced...

AP Exclusive: New skate blade for off-ice training unveiled

Jul. 11, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

In almost two decades of training NHL players, Kelly Riou tried just about everything to help them replicate the unnatural motion of skating when they're off the ice. He believes he has now found it, with the help of a retired quarterback and a drone engineer, and hopes it...