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No marathons as Swiatek and Gauff sprint into the French Open quarterfinals. Sinner and Alcaraz win

Jun. 02, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After the French Open marathon came the sprints. Defending champion Iga Swiatek swept into the quarterfinals at Roland Garros in just 40 minutes after a crushing 6-0, 6-0 win against Anastasia Potapova. U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff took only 60 minutes...

Runner dies after receiving emergency treatment at Nashville race, organizers say

Apr. 28, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A runner in the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series in Nashville on Saturday has died after receiving emergency treatment at the race, organizers said Sunday. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series said the runner received urgent medical attention by an...

Paris mayor is confident that water quality will allow Olympic swimming in the River Seine

Apr. 23, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said she was confident water quality in the River Seine will be up to Olympic standards this summer — and that she’ll be able to prove it by swimming there, possibly alongside President Emmanuel Macron. The Seine is the venue for marathon...

AP Sports Week in Pictures: Pitcher Randy Vazquez, Olympic flame and Nelly Korda's pond splash

Apr. 23, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

Associated Press photographers were there for San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Vazquez working in the shadows and the lighting of a cauldron with the Olympic flame at the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens. Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya raised her arms in triumph while crossing the finish...

Olympic champion Jepchirchir wins women's race at London Marathon in record time

Apr. 21, 2024 08:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peres Jepchirchir was more focused on securing a chance to defend her Olympic gold than on setting a world record for a women-only marathon. She ended up doing both after pulling away late to win the London Marathon women’s race on Sunday. ...

Mutiso Munyao gives Kenya another London Marathon win after tribute to Kiptum

Apr. 21, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alexander Mutiso Munyao delivered another win for Kenya on a day the London Marathon remembered last year's champion Kelvin Kiptum. A race that started with a period of applause for Kiptum, who was killed in a car crash in Kenya in February, ended with his countryman...

Boston Marathon winners hope victories will earn them spot in Paris Olympics

Apr. 16, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

AP Sports Writer (AP) — There are two main things to look for when picking an Olympic marathon team: speed and success. Sisay Lemma has both. The 2024 Boston Marathon champion says he expects to be on the roster for the Paris Games when Ethiopian officials make their...

Will Brennan homers, Guardians beat Red Sox 6-0 to spoil Boston's Patriots’ Day game

Apr. 15, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Will Brennan hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Red Sox 6-0 on Monday in Boston’s traditional Patriots’ Day game. José Ramirez and Gabriel Arias each added an RBI double for Cleveland, which has started 8-2...

Hellen Obiri claims back-to-back Boston Marathon titles, leading Kenyan women's podium sweep

Apr. 15, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hellen Obiri's legs were carrying her closer to Boston, but her mind was thinking about Paris. “I'm not giving up. I'm not going to let this one go," the two-Olympic medalist recalled thinking still miles away from arriving at the Boston Marathon finish line. ...

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

Apr. 15, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile. Then the weather heated up, and the 34-year-old Ethiopian slowed down. After running alone for most of the...