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Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced the hiring Wednesday. Wieber, who just finished her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at...

Israel says it will join 2020 World Expo in Dubai

Apr. 25, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says Israel will participate in next year's World Expo hosted by the United Arab Emirates, in another sign of warming relations with Gulf Arab states. The ministry said Thursday it "looks forward to sharing our innovative spirit and advances" in such fields as...

Georgian shooter qualifies for record 9th Olympics

Apr. 25, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze is expected to become the first woman to compete at nine Olympics after qualifying for next year's competition. The 50-year-old Salukvadze has been at every Summer Olympics since 1988, winning gold, silver and bronze medals along the way. In 2016,...

ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London

Apr. 24, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin Olympics....

2020 Olympic gymnastics trials heading to St. Louis

Apr. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

The 2020 U.S. Olympic men's and women's gymnastics team trials are heading to St. Louis. USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday the trials will be June 25-28, 2020, at the Enterprise Center, home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Making the announcement 14 months in advance is a signal that USA Gymnastics is optimistic it...

Lloyd Pierce replacing Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pierce is replacing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts....

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

Apr. 18, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. The tour will...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Apr. 18, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Apr. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance. From Sacre Coeur in Paris to the cities of Strasbourg in the east and Rouen in the west, the...