Latest Track and field News

The Latest: 9 others arrested after deadly Kenya attack

Jan. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Kenyan police say nine more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the extremist attack in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects in detention to 11. A...

Boston Marathon amputee struck by car, sent to hospital

Jan. 7, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is in the hospital after being struck by a car. Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet posted on social media that she was struck while in a crosswalk in the city's Back Bay neighborhood Saturday night. Haslet posted a picture of...

Alex Zanardi takes center stage as he wheels around Daytona

Jan. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi popped out of his wheelchair and onto the concrete garage floor to await his turn to climb into the race car. He pushed his way toward the car, then lifted himself into the cockpit to practice a driver change as seamless as any done by his competitors. The swap took...

Ken Foreman, Seattle Pacific coaching great, dead at 96

Dec. 23, 2018 7:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Foreman, the longtime Seattle Pacific track coach who was the head women's coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow Games, died Sunday. He was 96. During his five decades at Seattle Pacific, Foreman also coached cross country and basketball, was athletic director and...

Sprint to pay NY state $330M in suit over unpaid sales taxes

Dec. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials say Sprint will pay $330 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the telecommunication company of dodging more than $100 million in state and local taxes. Attorney General Barbara Underwood and Acting Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion said Friday the agreement...

4 men sentenced in shooting that killed Olympian's daughter

Dec. 20, 2018 12:07 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four men convicted in the 2016 slaying of Olympic track star Tyson Gay's teenage daughter have been sentenced by a Kentucky judge. News outlets report 40-year-old Chazarae Taylor; his son, 21-year-old D'Markeo Taylor; 23-year-old D'Vonta Middlebrooks; and 22-year-old Lamonte Williams...

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Dec. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it...

Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

Dec. 14, 2018 3:06 PM EST

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital. His friend Earl Granville said Friday that Douglass had been having some medical complications with his leg and...

Ethiopia's top Paralympian now living as refugee in Brazil

Dec. 7, 2018 11:07 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless. He now sleeps on a mattress on the floor of a...

NCAA penalizes Oregon for hoops, track and field violations

Dec. 5, 2018 4:55 PM EST

The NCAA has imposed two years of probation on Oregon after finding the school violated rules related to the men's and women's basketball teams and the track and field program. The decision issued Wednesday said women's basketball coach Kelly Graves failed to "monitor and promote an atmosphere of compliance in...