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American Shalane Flanagan to defend NYC Marathon title

Aug. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. The Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and...

John Isner opens with win in bid for 5th Atlanta Open title

Jul. 25, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner won in his first match since a marathon loss at Wimbledon, beating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the Atlanta Open. The 33-year-old Isner, the defending champion at Atlantic Station seeking his fifth title in the event, was coming off a...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

Jul. 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy...

Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

Jul. 15, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Thidapa Suwannapura's main focus going into the Marathon Classic was trying to put together four solid rounds that would help her keep her LPGA Tour card. She doesn't have to worry about that any longer. Suwannapura picked up her first win on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and...

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

Jul. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that...

Boston Marathon raises record $36.6 million for charity

Jul. 10, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners raised an all-time high of $36.6 million for charities in the 2018 race. The total for more than 260 non-profits was $2.4 million more than last year. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon, sets aside...

Boston winner Desiree Linden to run New York City Marathon

Jun. 27, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desiree Linden, the first American women to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, is running the New York City Marathon in November. Organizers announced Wednesday that the two-time Olympian will run the Nov. 4 race through New York's five boroughs. It will be her second appearance. She...