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Eat, drink and be merry: Food pairs well with Olympic spot

Jun. 22, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The typical celebration for many athletes who qualify for the Olympics revolves around one thing: food. Months, sometimes years, of strict diets are geared toward the goal of making the games. And when they get there, it’s time to celebrate. ...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned again, misses Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's most famous swimmer got a second chance to avoid a doping ban and compete at the Tokyo Olympics, and lost. This time, however, Sun Yang's ban is less likely to end the three-time Olympic champion's career. A new panel of judges...

England players Mount and Chilwell to isolate at Euro 2020

Jun. 22, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — England players Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will have to remain in self-isolation until Monday after their contact with a coronavirus-infected opponent at the European Championship. They will miss the last group game on Tuesday but will be available for...

Positive virus case disrupts Scotland, England at Euro 2020

Jun. 21, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A coronavirus infection created disruption for two teams at the European Championship on Monday after a positive test for Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour also led to two England players having to self-isolate. Midfielder Mason Mount and left...

The Latest: Scantling wins decathlon, off to Tokyo Games

Jun. 20, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field trials (all times PDT): 8:30 p.m. Garrett Scantling won the decathlon with a personal-best score of 8,647 points to earn a spot at the Tokyo Olympics. Scantling retired from...

World champs prize pool goes up $1 million for '22, '23

Jun. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — World Athletics will use $2 million in doping fines it has received from Russia to increase the prize pool at the next two world championships. Seb Coe, the president of the federation, said Sunday that prize money would increase by $1 million at...

Doping’s puzzling rules: McNeal's case poses another hurdle

Jun. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Were it not for Shelby Houlihan and her head-scratching case involving a pork burrito, the talk of doping — and, thus, track and field — on Saturday might very well have been Brianna McNeal. Like Houlihan, McNeal, the defending Olympic champion...

Denied by Swiss court, Houlihan not in lineup at trials

Jun. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shelby Houlihan's quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year's Olympic trials is over. Houlihan's request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland's highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn't have the...

MLB COVID vaccinations slow, no additional teams reach 85%

Jun. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pace of coronavirus vaccinations in Major League Baseball has slowed, with no additional teams in the past week joining the 22 that had already reached the the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel. Major League Baseball...

Chances fade for banned runner to race at Olympic trials

Jun. 17, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension. ...