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4 divers earn Olympic berths on US team for Tokyo

Jun. 13, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Krysta Palmer earned a second spot on the U.S. Olympic diving team, finishing first in women’s 3-meter springboard. Palmer and partner Alison Gibson earlier made the team in women’s 3-meter synchro. Hailey Hernandez took 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. ...

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...

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...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Jun. 11, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport. Groves didn’t detail her...

Olympic, professional boxing champ Shields wins MMA debut

Jun. 11, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields found herself pinned on her back, stuck against a cage and she absorbed so many strikes to the head that the undefeated boxer seemed on the brink of defeat in MMA. “I could have went home with an L like that,” Shields...

Brisbane set to be named 2032 Olympics host next month

Jun. 11, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Brisbane has long seemed to be in a one-horse race to host the 2032 Olympics. That race looks sure to be over and won next month when the International Olympic Committee meets before the Tokyo Games open. IOC president Thomas Bach said...