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Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

Oct. 23, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said Saturday. Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the 200 meter final at the London Games, finishing seventh in a...

Nathan Chen falters, Vincent Zhou leads at Skate America

Oct. 23, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen is out of podium position for the first time in almost four years. The three-time reigning world figure skating champion — and this season’s Olympic gold medal favorite — was fourth Friday night after the men’s short program at Skate...

Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women's hockey game

Oct. 22, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Coach Troy Ryan could overlook how Canada’s women’s hockey team sagged in the second period in resuming its cross-border rivalry against the United States on Friday night. What mattered, is how his team responded with Emily Clark scoring twice...

Beijing offering COVID-19 boosters, 4 months before Olympics

Oct. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics. Anyone 18 or older who have received two-dose Chinese vaccines and belong to at-risk groups,...

US Rowing accepts resignation of longtime men's coach Teti

Oct. 22, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidation, has resigned but immediately accepted a position funded by a large donor leading a new high-performance training...

US women tie South Korea 0-0, snap 22-match home win streak

Oct. 21, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team had its 22-match winning streak on home soil snapped Thursday night in a scoreless draw against a surprisingly resilient South Korean team. The Americans were one win away from matching the longest home streak in...

Chen and winning streak in spotlight as Skate America begins

Oct. 21, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

Let this sink in: Nathan Chen has not lost a competition since February 2018. Talk about unbeaten streaks. Since his disappointing sixth-place finish at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 22-year-old Chen has won three world titles, the last three of his...

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The...

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls

Oct. 20, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flame at a closely-guarded...

John McLaren, a caddie of 'extraordinary ability,' to retire

Oct. 19, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Casey finished with a 68 in Las Vegas, thus closing a remarkable chapter for a British man of “extraordinary ability.” The description refers specifically to his caddie, John McLaren, who has worked his final tournament in America. ...