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NC A&T's Cambrea Sturgis sweeps NCAA women's 100 and 200

Jun. 12, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina A&T swept the women's 100 and 200 meters Saturday in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Southern California won its third outdoor women's national title, with Texas A&M finishing second. ...

Sara Hall wins New York Mini 10K in Central Park

Jun. 12, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Hall won her second consecutive title at the Mastercard New York Mini 10K on Saturday, finishing the Central Park race in 31 minutes, 33 seconds. It was the fastest time by an American in the 49-year history of women-only event. Hall broke away from...

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,...

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...

The Latest: South Carolina ends academic year with deficit

Jun. 11, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The South Carolina athletic department said it will end its academic year with a $27 million deficit due to fewer people at football games last season and the...

5 women win field-event titles at NCAA outdoor championship

Jun. 10, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ohio State’s Adelaide Aquilla won the NCAA outdoor women's shot put title Thursday night, edging Wisconsin’s Josie Schaefer with a mark of 62 feet, 3 1/4 inches on her final attempt at newly renovated Hayward Field. Aquilla also won the indoor...

Arizona promotes Olympian Lagat to head cross country coach

Jun. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has promoted two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat to head cross country coach. Lagat had served as co-interim coach with Doug Keen and Dave Murray after longtime coach James Li retired in November. Murray was the interim coach through the...

Eddy Alvarez tries to add baseball medal to speedskating

Jun. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

Eddy Alvarez can display his medal, along with his mettle. Alvarez told his unusual story when he met his new U.S. baseball teammates last month in the old Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse in Vero Beach, Florida. "This feels like a little bit of a...

Gidey breaks 2-day-old women's world record in 10,000 meters

Jun. 08, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

HENGELO, Netherlands (AP) — Letesenbet Gidey lowered the women’s 10,000-meter world record on Tuesday, just two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the same track. Gidey clocked 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds at the Ethiopian Olympic trials, which are being held in the...

John McDonnell, mighty Arkansas track coach, dies at 82

Jun. 08, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — John McDonnell, the track and field coach who set a gold standard for excellence at Arkansas during his 36 years at the school, has died. He was 82. He died Monday night, according to a family statement released by the university. A cause was...