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Reaction to Serena Williams' loss in her likely final match

Sep. 03, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Reaction to Serena Williams' loss Friday night to Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open in what was expected to be the final match of her career: “(at)serenawilliams you’re literally the greatest on and off the court. Thank you for inspiring all of us to pursue our dreams. I love you...

Swim cap for Black hair gets race approval after Olympic ban

Sep. 02, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races. Swimming governing body FINA said on Friday the Soul Cap was on its list of approved equipment. ...

Olympic swimmer Joseph Schooling admits cannabis use

Aug. 31, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Olympic gold-medal swimmer Joseph Schooling has apologized for using cannabis in Vietnam while competing there on leave from military service in his native Singapore. Schooling achieved superstar status in Singapore when he won his country's first and only Olympic...

Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 free

Aug. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool. Popovici touched in 46.86 seconds at the European...

USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

Aug. 08, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Swimming has added technology to its abuse-reporting systems that will allow better communication between those coordinating investigations and reporters who want to remain anonymous. The organization announced a deal with RealResponse on Monday, which is...

Grieving father erupts at Parkland school shooter's trial

Aug. 02, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her "infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok...

Unprecedented profit for major oil drillers as prices soared

Jul. 29, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil companies swam in record profits over the last few months at a time when Americans struggled to pay for gasoline, food and other basic necessities. On Friday, Exxon Mobil booked an unprecedented $17.85 billion profit for the second quarter and Chevron made a...

Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Jul. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS on Wednesday night. Griner was arrested in Russia in February after customs officials said...

Caster Semenya is back, so is her sport's thorniest problem

Jul. 19, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Champion runner Caster Semenya heads into this year's world championships with virtually no chance to win. On Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, the 31-year-old, three-time world champion at 800 meters will run instead in the 5,000-meter race. She is not...

Utah asks to throw out case against transgender sports ban

Jul. 15, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah this week asked a state court to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports, as the culture war flashpoint moves from statehouses to courtrooms throughout the country. In the Utah case, three...