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Sport climbing gets a boost with Olympic debut

Dec. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EST

Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoors and out. The sport, like nearly everything else, lost its footing a bit during the pandemic but most indicators show it's well on its way to returning to peak...

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

Dec. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval. Skating in front of family and friends, the 29-year-old American finished in 36.809 seconds, breaking the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...

Column: Women's tennis leads lonely fight for human rights

Dec. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EST

If Thomas Bach or Adam Silver need some pointers on standing up for human rights instead of the bottom line, they should give a call to Steve Simon over at the women's tennis tour. Finally, someone picked right over the almighty yuan. Treading...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Figure skating Grand Prix Final canceled over travel rules

Dec. 02, 2021 19:56 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The figure skating Grand Prix Final next week has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic for the second season in a row. The Dec. 9-12 event in Osaka, Japan, was the only global event matching the best skaters across all four...

Beijing bound: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries now an American

Dec. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is now, officially, an American. And just like that, the U.S. medal hopes in bobsledding at the Beijing Olympics just got much stronger. The reigning world champion in both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a citizen...

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:58 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference to the tennis player's sexual assault allegation against a former Chinese government official. ...