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Runner says tainted burrito led to test for banned substance

Jun. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Shelby Houlihan, the American record holder in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, was banned for four years after failing to prove that tainted pork caused her positive test for an anabolic steroid, sport's highest court said Tuesday. Houlihan blamed a pork burrito bought at a...

Judge dismisses murder charges against Simone Biles’ brother

Jun. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, ruling Tuesday that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction in a 2018 New Year’s Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men...

Vaccine laggard Japan steps up shots with company efforts

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese companies have joined the effort to speed up the country’s lagging coronavirus vaccine rollout before the Tokyo Olympics begin next month. Medical professionals were being inoculated with the Moderna vaccine Tuesday at a downtown Tokyo office of...

Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Jun. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first...

Fast rising teens join Michael Andrew on US Olympic team

Jun. 15, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Andrew woke up feeling nauseous the morning of his first race at the U.S. Olympic trials. Torri Huske watched last week's meet featuring slower swimmers on TV, thinking it looked “so scary.” Claire Curzan was “terrified” going into her first final. ...

AVP beach volleyball tour to open in Atlanta after Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

The AVP beach volleyball tour is counting on an Olympic bump this summer. The U.S. pro tour announced a schedule Monday that will open Aug. 13, the week after the gold medal is awarded in Tokyo. The first tournament will be in Atlanta, where the sport made its Olympic...

Analysis: Give Djokovic his due as he paves his ‘own path’

Jun. 14, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

The question put to Novak Djokovic after he won the French Open for his 19th Grand Slam title, moving within one of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men's record, was whether he ever was resigned to not being able to catch them. The context: Entering the 2011...

Lochte fails to advance in 200 free prelims at US trials

Jun. 14, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle on Monday, his first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 36-year-old Lochte, attempting to make his fifth Olympic team, posted a time of 1...

French Open champ Krejcikova 15th in singles, 1st in doubles

Jun. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova's twin titles at Roland Garros earned jumps in the WTA rankings to No. 15 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. The women's and men's rankings released Monday determine which players are eligible to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, which...

The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...