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Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...

Today in History

Aug. 12, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2021. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 12, 1985, the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan...

Today in History

Aug. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2021. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S....

Today in History

Aug. 09, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2021. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29...

Today in History

Aug. 07, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2021. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people,...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic attention to mental health: Can NBC coverage pivot?

Jul. 31, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If NBC's Michele Tafoya expected exultation or tears of joy from American swimmer Caeleb Dressel when she asked how it felt to reach his dream of an Olympic gold medal, that's not what she got. He was happy, but hurting. “It's a really tough year,”...

Ledecky, Dressel star for US; Thompson-Herah wins 100 meters

Jul. 31, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel. Elaine Thompson-Herah made her history on the track. Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, finishing her grueling Olympic program with a third straight...

Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis...

Pool finale: Dressel, McKeon highlight last day of swimming

Jul. 31, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American star Caeleb Dressel still has a shot at five gold medals. Australia's Emma McKeon can make some Olympic history, too. The final day of swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre is teeming with storylines, led by the world's two...