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Next up, Tokyo: Track leaves Qatar still looking for a star

Oct. 7, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of-a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by Usain Bolt's absence, then consider it still a work in progress. The 10-day run in the desert had its moments...

Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada

Oct. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground. He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage. Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country's second-ever gold...

Mommy's medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title

Oct. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...

Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men's 4x100 gold medal

Oct. 6, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...

The Latest: Ethiopia's Desisa wins marathon

Oct. 5, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Sunday (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Lelisa Desisa has won the men's marathon, narrowly beating fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew at the finish. Desisa, the 2013 silver medalist, won in 2 hours 10 minutes 40 seconds in the heat of...

Love it: Husband-wife win silvers in stunning night at track

Oct. 3, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...

Simple star: Browns’ Chubb dodges defenses, shuns spotlight

Oct. 3, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb prefers the shadows to the spotlight. On a Cleveland team with no shortage of giant egos and gargantuan personalities, Chubb’s humility and modesty set him apart. In some ways, he’s the anti-Baker Mayfield, the opposite of Odell Beckham Jr. “That’s...

Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

Oct. 3, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track things come to mind. The home screen on the American sprinter’s phone already tells him...

Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal

Oct. 2, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it. The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot temperatures and non-existent crowds at these world championships probably isn't making any other sort of headlines....

Living up to the hype: Lyles takes gold at worlds in 200

Oct. 1, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gold medal secured, Noah Lyles took a lap around the sparsely filled stadium with a big decision weighing on him — vanilla or Oreo milkshake? He just couldn't decide between the two flavors as a reward after winning the 200-meter title Tuesday night at the world championships....