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At swimming trials, Ledekcy keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 12, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Dressel, Ledecky lead chase for Olympic berths at US trials

Jun. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel wants to command the Olympics the way he’s done at worlds. Katie Ledecky is seeking to extend her dominance. Ryan Lochte is going after his fifth — and last — Olympic berth. A couple of teenage girls have designs on shaking up the veterans. Simone...

Judge asked to order arrest of witnesses in triple-slaying

Jun. 12, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio asked a judge to issue arrest warrants for three witnesses sought in the retrial of the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles in a deadly 2018 New Year’s Eve party shootout that left three men dead. Tevin Biles-Thomas...

4 more divers earn berths on US team for Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 12, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Hixon and Andrew Copobianco earned berths for the Tokyo Olympics in men’s 3-meter synchronized diving at the U.S. trials on Friday night. Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell won the women’s 10-meter synchro to claim spots on the team. ...

LSU wins men's NCAA track and field championships team title

Jun. 11, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon freshman Cole Hocker won the 1,500 on Friday at the NCAA track and field championships, and LSU took the men's team title. Hocker bested collegiate record holder and defending champion Yared Nuguse of Notre Dame with a finish in 3 minutes,...

Lochte, chastened by misdeeds, takes aim at 5th Olympics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He’s eager to make them forget the worst. The swimmer who embarrassed himself and the U.S. five years ago in Rio de Janeiro is seeking to make a record-tying fifth Olympic team. But...

Column: Phelps is gone, but others ready to fill the void

Jun. 11, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Not long after rolling into town, Michael Phelps would dutifully pop into the interview room to muse on his outlandish accomplishments in the pool. There was always an extra bit of excitement in the arena when he arrived, even if he rarely revealed...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

Jun. 11, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world sports. The opening match of soccer's European Championship was...

NBC's Olympics coverage shifts into higher gear with trials

Jun. 11, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is six weeks away but NBC's coverage of the upcoming Games shifts into high gear beginning this weekend. NBC will present 13 nights of primetime coverage of U.S. trials in four sports over the next two weeks, beginning Saturday...

Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans -- or no fans at all

Jun. 11, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The question of allowing any fans into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month. This would be just a few weeks before the Olympics are to open on July 23. Fans from abroad have...