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From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

NFL makes strong push for flag football with eye on Olympics

Jul. 06, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL may be the sport’s biggest cheerleader. “When we talk about the future of the game of football, it is, no...

Ryan Lochte's 6 Olympic swimming medals up for auction

Jul. 03, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

All of Ryan Lochte's Olympic silver and bronze medals are up for auction, with the proceeds going to a charity benefitting children. The 37-year-old swimmer earned 12 medals over four Olympics, including six gold that he plans to keep for now. “I’m not one to be...

Rapinoe's role changing as US preps for World Cup qualifying

Jul. 03, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Known for her iconic victory pose at the 2019 World Cup in France, Megan Rapinoe's on-field role on the U.S. national team is changing as the team looks to qualify for the 2023 event. The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is...

US men's soccer reach 1st Olympics since 2008 with U-20 win

Jul. 01, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

The United States qualified for its first Olympic men's soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Paxten Aaronson of the...

Stolen Olympic gold medal found in Southern California

Jun. 29, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A stolen Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team has been found in Southern California, authorities said Wednesday. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian discovered her car broken into...

Okagbare doping case DQs Nigerian relay team from worlds

Jun. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare's doping violations will keep her Nigerian teammates from participating in the 4x100 meter relay at next month's world championships. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping cases in track, announced Monday it was extending Okagbare's 10-year...

Sydney McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record

Jun. 25, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday. McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line...

Its Olympic future in doubt, weightlifting names new leader

Jun. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Iraqi official Mohammed Jalood was elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation in chaotic scenes on Saturday. In an election more than a year overdue, more controversy and confusion was stirred up when nine of the 11 candidates for...

Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships

Jun. 25, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell....