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Noah Lyles sends message by raising gloved fist at trials

Jun. 21, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Before the 100-meter final at the Olympic track trials, Noah Lyles raised a gloved fist. He would not make it to the medals stand, the way Tommie Smith and John Carlos did in 1968. But the starting line Sunday might have been the first of several...

At 35, Felix makes a comeback and lands her 5th Olympics

Jun. 21, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Flat on her back, gasping for breath, Allyson Felix kept her eyes on the scoreboard. When her name came up in the second spot in the 400 meters, she kicked up her heels and covered her face with her hands. No doubt, this fifth...

The Latest: Scantling wins decathlon, off to Tokyo Games

Jun. 20, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field trials (all times PDT): 8:30 p.m. Garrett Scantling won the decathlon with a personal-best score of 8,647 points to earn a spot at the Tokyo Olympics. Scantling retired from...

World champs prize pool goes up $1 million for '22, '23

Jun. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — World Athletics will use $2 million in doping fines it has received from Russia to increase the prize pool at the next two world championships. Seb Coe, the president of the federation, said Sunday that prize money would increase by $1 million at...

Strong Will: Claye out for gold in return from Achilles tear

Jun. 20, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — All it took was one hop, step and long leap into the sand to remind everyone of what they already knew — Will Claye is the clear favorite in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympics. The 30-year-old Claye, who also happens to be a hip-hop recording...

Sha'Carri Richardson notches colorful win at Olympic trials

Jun. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night. It belongs to Sha’Carri Richardson. And after the eye-opening...

The Latest: Richardson breezes to win in 100 meters

Jun. 19, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The latest on U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials (all times PDT): ___ 8:10 p.m. Sha’Carri Richardson breezed to a win in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials to secure her spot at the...

Doping’s puzzling rules: McNeal's case poses another hurdle

Jun. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Were it not for Shelby Houlihan and her head-scratching case involving a pork burrito, the talk of doping — and, thus, track and field — on Saturday might very well have been Brianna McNeal. Like Houlihan, McNeal, the defending Olympic champion...

Ryan Crouser goes big, breaks 31-year-old shot put record

Jun. 19, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The record was older than he is. When Ryan Crouser broke it, “it felt like it was a huge weight lifted.” The 28-year-old who built a training ring at his home in Arkansas to stay on point during the coronavirus pandemic...

The Latest: Kincaid wins 10,000 at U.S. Olympic trials

Jun. 18, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The latest on U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials (All times PDT): ___ 9:06 p.m. Woody Kincaid sprinted the final stretch to hold off teammate Grant Fisher and win the 10,000 meters at U.S. Olympic trials to...