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Malone out to early lead at US Gymnastics Championships

Aug. 18, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Brody Malone sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Championships on Thursday, posting an all-around score of 88.942 in the last major tuneup before this fall's world championships. Malone posted the highest score on the high bar — an event he won...

US invites 29 players to women's hoops World Cup camp

Aug. 16, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international...

USA Basketball picks roster for August World Cup qualifiers

Aug. 11, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying, as the Americans look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year’s event. Jim Boylen will return as coach, assisted again by...

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

Aug. 08, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Swimming has added technology to its abuse-reporting systems that will allow better communication between those coordinating investigations and reporters who want to remain anonymous. The organization announced a deal with RealResponse on Monday, which is...

Today in History: Aug. 4, Anne Frank and family arrested

Aug. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2022. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On Aug. 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo...

USOPC chooses triathlon exec Rocky Harris as sports leader

Aug. 02, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hired USA Triathlon and onetime Arizona State athletics executive Rocky Harris on Tuesday to head its sports performance department. As chief of sport and athlete services, Harris will have a sprawling network to oversee —...

USA Luge doubles slider Jayson Terdiman retires, will coach

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He’s not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and...

US sprint great Allyson Felix joins IOC athletes' commission

Jul. 27, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — American sprint great Allyson Felix and a refugee cyclist originally from Afghanistan joined the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission on Thursday. Felix is the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history with seven...

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

Jul. 25, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The conversation about what track sensation Sydney McLaughlin will do next involves more than the clock. Yes, she brought the record in her 400-meter hurdles race down by nearly three-quarters of a second at the world championships, to a once-unthinkable mark...