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Zimbabwe commission asks FIFA to fire soccer bosses

Aug. 17, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the Zimbabwe...

Nathan Adrian: life before medal gold as he fights cancer

Aug. 5, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ago. But not now, not since his latest race against the clock to beat cancer. "It has completely changed my outlook. At the...

Lochte wins 200 IM at US nationals after 14-month ban

Aug. 5, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Lochte won the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships, fresh off a 14-month ban. The 12-time Olympic medalist touched in 1 minute, 57.76 seconds on Sunday — 1.07 ahead of runner-up Shaine Casas — to earn his first national title since 2014....

Lochte scratches 100 back at US nationals on birthday

Aug. 3, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Lochte scratched the B final of the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships. The 12-time Olympic medalist qualified 15th in the preliminaries with a time of 55.08 seconds Saturday. But he dropped out of the evening final on the same day he turned 35. Lochte is...

Ryan Lochte 4th at US nationals; Dana Vollmer retires

Aug. 3, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Lochte finished fourth in the C final of the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships on Friday night. The 12-time Olympic medalist touched in 53.36 seconds — 1.21 seconds behind the winner. Maxime Rooney won the A final in 51.09 and Jack Conger was second...

Lochte fails to qualify for 200 free final at US nationals

Aug. 2, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the 200-meter freestyle final at the U.S. national championships. The 12-time Olympic medalist finished 37th in the preliminary heats Thursday with a time of 1 minute, 50.25 seconds. Lochte is competing this week for the first time since the recent...

Ryan Lochte returns from suspension to swim fast 200 IM

Jul. 31, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourth-fastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a time trial in the U.S. national championships at Stanford University. "I'm back, woo!" Lochte proclaimed in his...

Hungarian swim federation ex-chief indicted in 1998 murder

Jul. 30, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A murder indictment was filed against the former head of Hungary's swimming federation for allegedly ordering the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul, prosecutors said Tuesday. Tamas Gyarfas decided to have Janos Fenyo killed over business disputes and personal conflicts, Budapest...

Australian swimming embarrassed after positive drug test

Jul. 30, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under. The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but controversial beginning on the opening day of the swimming program — an upset win by 18-year-old Ariarne Titmus over three-time 400-meter freestyle champion...

High-water mark: Dressel sets own standard with 8 medals

Jul. 29, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away. Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the world swimming championships, the biggest meet outside the Olympics. Two years ago in Hungary, he tied Phelps' record...