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Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...

Thompson-Herah wins 100, Richardson last in return

Aug. 21, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal winning time in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, and Sha'Carri Richardson finished last in her return to the track after controversy. Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday...

Sha’Carri Richardson returns to competition at Prefontaine

Aug. 20, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson would prefer to let her running do the talking. The sprinter who couldn't run in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive marijuana test is set to make her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. ...

Today in History

Aug. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2021. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading...

Today in History

Aug. 19, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2021. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in...

Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

Aug. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — They set records everyone saw coming and others that surprised the experts. They suffered, and battled, and spoke their truth in ways that hadn't been heard before. Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track...

The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their end

Aug. 08, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The cauldron will be snuffed Sunday on the exhausting, enlightening, sometimes enraging 2020 Tokyo Olympics — held, actually, in 2021. These are the Games that were to be tolerated, not celebrated. They will be both. Imperfect but not...

'I feel at peace': Felix exits stage with record 11th medal

Aug. 07, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Allyson Felix knows the way to the Olympic medals stand better than any runner alive. She made her record-setting 11th trip there Saturday, after starring as the headliner on a 4x400 relay win that featured a who's who of American running. ...

Olympic medal count still counts even amid pandemic Games

Aug. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games were the Olympics staged a year later than planned because of a pandemic, where the athletes and organizers said it was a privilege just to play and uplift the world through sport. If ever there was a Games where sportsmanship would rise...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...