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Orji sets meet record in the triple jump at USATF Outdoors

Jun. 21, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Keturah Orji set a meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 10 1/2 inches, highlighting the opening session Thursday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Mike Rodgers, at 33 years old, set a world mark for 2018 in the 100 meters at 9.89 seconds in an...

Stray bullets kill 2 14-year-olds as Rio violence rises

Jun. 21, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two 14-year-olds were killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city. Nearly two years after it hosted the Summer Olympics, Rio is experiencing a wave of violence as drug traffickers fight for control of territory....

The Latest: Watchdog highlights dangers of pools, other toys

Jun. 21, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a consumer watchdog group's warning about 10 types of potentially unsafe summer toys (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller's toddler daughter underscores how unsafe swimming pools can be. World...

USATF outdoor meet to highlight American track season

Jun. 20, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For American track and field fans, this weekend's USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines will be the pinnacle of the 2018 season with no Olympics and no world championships. The best of the best from Team USA is slated to compete, with sprinter Ronnie Baker, hurdler Keni Harrison...

Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup. The Portugal forward headed in a fourth-minute cross from the right to give Portugal a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was his 85th goal for his country, the most...

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...

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...