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Malone out to early lead at US Gymnastics Championships

Aug. 18, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Brody Malone sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Championships on Thursday, posting an all-around score of 88.942 in the last major tuneup before this fall's world championships. Malone posted the highest score on the high bar — an event he won...

LeBron James inks 2-year, $97.1 million deal with Lakers

Aug. 18, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday. Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the league-maximum deal makes James the highest-paid player in NBA...

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 17, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday. Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, a former executive at advertising company Dentsu, is...

Indian court appoints committee to run national Olympic body

Aug. 17, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in India has appointed a committee to take over the running of the national Olympic committee and hold fresh elections within four months in a move that could have further implications for the country in international sport. The Delhi High Court asked...

Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh

Aug. 17, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi has arrived in Australia to start afresh just over a year after carrying the Afghan flag into the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, competing in the 100-meters, and then having to watch from afar as the Taliban regained control of her country. ...

Palestinian President Abbas skirts apology for Munich attack

Aug. 16, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics a half century ago, countering that Israel had committed “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years. ...

US invites 29 players to women's hoops World Cup camp

Aug. 16, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international...

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...

Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 free

Aug. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool. Popovici touched in 46.86 seconds at the European...

Germany regrets boycott by Munich attack victims’ families

Aug. 12, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it regrets plans by families of Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich to boycott a 50-year anniversary ceremony next month and said it was prepared to continue talks on further compensation. Eleven Israelis and...