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Russia faces possible track expulsion over faked documents

Nov. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The governing body for track and field will consider expelling Russia from membership following new charges that senior officials faked medical records. Russia has been suspended by World Athletics, formerly known as the IAAF, over widespread doping since 2015. There will be a review of...

Bach says opponents of Olympic marathon move wanted an edge

Nov. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Athletes who opposed moving the Olympic marathons and race walks from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo wanted a competitive edge, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The International Olympic Committee decided last month to move the races to Sapporo because Tokyo would be too hot in...

Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year. The decisions by Joe Biden and...

Harrison Dillard, Olympic champion sprinter/hurdler, dies

Nov. 16, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Harrison Dillard, the former Buffalo Soldier and only Olympic runner to win gold medals in both the sprints and high hurdles, has died. He was 96. Longtime friend Ted Theodore said Dillard died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic after a fight with stomach cancer. The 1955 Sullivan Award winner...

California school shooting suspect described as quiet, smart

Nov. 15, 2019 12:13 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect to turn violent. One fellow junior at Saugus High School said the suspect is a Boy...

Fentanyl overdose kills Washington state Olympic athlete

Nov. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose. KOMO-TV reports that Snohomish County medical examiners ruled that the death of 42-year-old Jarred Rome was an accident after...

Las Vegas tourism officials OK spring marathon on the Strip

Nov. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials have approved a second Las Vegas marathon to be run beneath the glittering marquees of the Strip. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday authorized spending $150,000 to promote the race on the first Saturday in...

Marine who lost legs to IED competing in half-marathon races

Nov. 13, 2019 5:33 PM EST

RONAN, Mont. (AP) — In a town of a little over 2,000 people, there’s no such thing as rush hour. At 4 in the afternoon, the only real traffic in Ronan remains on U.S. Highway 93, rolling to and from Polson, Missoula and Kalispell. The residential streets don’t see much maintenance. In...

Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned to Greece

Nov. 13, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Athens from a German university. Greece’s Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the 6th century B.C. pottery vessel was considered lost for decades until...

IHSA drops appeal of order allowing CPS runners to compete

Nov. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association has ended its appeal of a Cook County judge's decision to allow Chicago Public Schools athletes to run in the state cross-country meet. The IHSA filed the appeal Nov. 4, but the appellate court decided not to rule immediately, clearing the way...