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Bolt's London Olympic spikes stolen

Jun. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

DERBY, England (AP) — A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire. The white, blue and red spikes were used by the Jamaican great in a 100 meters heat at the 2012 Games, Derbyshire Police said. "The spikes are part...

Bill to create Jamaican Bobsled Team license plate approved

Jun. 14, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Legislature has approved a measure that would allow the state to issue special Jamaican Bobsled Team license plates. The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed the measure Thursday, a day after the Republican-led Senate approved the bill. The legislation would allow the...

Women's basketball mourns death of Anne Donovan

Jun. 14, 2018 2:22 AM EDT

To many in the world of women's basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer died Wednesday of heart failure, her...

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

Jun. 13, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it...

World Series shows softball growth for non-US programs

Jun. 13, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — USA Softball executive director Craig Cress hopes the Women's College World Series offered a glimpse of the sport's future. In Game 1 of the championship series last week, Florida State pitcher Meghan King faced Washington's Gabbie Plain. In Game 2, King's opponent was Washington's...

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Call reveals frantic effort to save Bode Miller's daughter

Jun. 12, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. "Yes, hurry. HURRY," the woman shouts...

Bill introduced to make doping in worldwide events a crime

Jun. 12, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events. The bill in the House is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian lab director who blew the whistle on Russian...

Trump being Trump: Greatest hits from his press conference

Jun. 12, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump's first official solo press conference in 16 months strayed from convention. He talked up North Korea's beachfront property as ideal for condo developments and declared the estimated 100,000 political prisoners in North Korea's gulag as the real...

Olympic skier Bode Miller's toddler daughter drowns in pool

Jun. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident. "We are...