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College comeback now only the 2nd-biggest moment for Olympics-bound sprinter Kendall Ellis

Jun. 23, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Type some combination of the words “greatest” “track” and “comebacks” into the browser and, even to this day, a video from the 2018 NCAA championships will come up somewhere high on the first screen. But that video of Kendall Ellis making up 30...

Lyles speeds through semis, will race for spot at Olympics in 100 meters

Jun. 23, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles sped his way into the 100-meter final at U.S. track trials Sunday, winning his semifinal in a wind-aided 9.80 seconds to move one race from qualifying for the Paris Olympics. After notching his victory by an .02-second margin over Kenny Bednarek,...

Olympic champ Tom Pidcock romps to mountain bike World Cup win ahead of Tour de France

Jun. 23, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Tom Pidcock rode away from Mathias Fluckiger to win the mountain bike World Cup race at Crans-Montana on Sunday in a strong performance ahead of his turn with Ineos Grenadiers in the Tour de France. World silver medalist Loana...

Sha'Carri Richardson sprints onto US Olympic team after winning 100 in 10.71 seconds

Jun. 23, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two steps before she reached the finish line, Sha’Carri Richardson started pounding her chest. She knew she had it won. Anyone who doesn’t see her as the sprinter to beat later this summer at the Paris Olympics should probably think again. ...

Sha'Carri Richardson earns a spot in the Paris Olympics after winning the 100-meter final at the U.S. track trials

Jun. 22, 2024 23:01 PM EDT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson earns a spot in the Paris Olympics after winning the 100-meter final at the U.S. track trials.

Olympic track hopeful Eric Holt quits job, moves in with parents to focus on making Paris Games

Jun. 22, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Middle-distance runner Eric Holt quit his job and moved back in with his parents. They pay his cellphone bill and let him use the car for a long commute to practice. He works out in any pair of running shoes he happens to get for free and babysits at his sister's place for...

Reigning Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser overcomes sore elbow, advances to finals at trials

Jun. 22, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two-time defending Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser took one attempt and packed up for the night. No sense pushing his sore elbow. Or a healing torn pectoral muscle. Crouser took a business-like approach to qualifying on Friday at the U.S....

Sha'Carri Richardson overcomes wobbly start for win in first heat at Olympic trials

Jun. 21, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Her burst out of the starting block was more like a wobble. Sha'Carri Richardson also raced with one of her shoelaces untied. None of it mattered much on the opening night of U.S. Olympic track trials. Even in a race that was far from a masterpiece, Richardson...

Steeplechaser Mason Ferlic shoots for the stars on the track and in his field as aerospace engineer

Jun. 21, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mason Ferlic may someday boldly go where no steeplechaser has gone before — space. The 30-year-old with a master's in aerospace engineering from Michigan has aspirations to become an astronaut. For now, that plan remains a galaxy away. ...

Athletics to move to 1st week of 2028 Olympics, swimming to 2nd week, plus some venues changed

Jun. 21, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics on Friday announced changes to its venue plan that it says will create an estimated $156 million in combined savings and revenue increases. Swimming will be held in a temporary pool at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, with its 38,000...