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Shalane Flanagan receives silver medal from 2008 Olympics

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:54:59 -0400

Shalane Flanagan was upgraded to silver when Elvan Abeylegesse was stripped of her medal.


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Ragan Smith wins first career women's gymnastics title at P&G Championships

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:15:56 -0400

Ragan Smith came into the meet as the heavy favorite and delivered, claiming her first career national championship.


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Sam Mikulak delivers on expectations by not caring about them

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:23:17 -0400

Sam Mikulak only competed in two events at the P&G Championships as he returns from an Achilles injury, but he posted some of meet's highest scores.


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USA Taekwondo athlete allowed in Rio Olympics training gym after ban for sexual misconduct

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:18:37 -0400

American taekwondo governing body suspended athlete for sexual misconduct, did not tell USOC or world governing group, so athlete continued in sport


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US Cycling hires longtime Aussie coach for endurance program

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:18:26 -0400

USA Cycling hires longtime Team Australia coach Gary Sutton to oversee its endurance program



Froome takes Spanish Vuelta lead as Nibali wins 3rd stage

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:42:32 -0400

Tour de France winner Chris Froome takes Spanish Vuelta lead as Vincenzo Nibali wins 3rd stage



'Game of Thrones' sparks Olympic javelin throw humor

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:04:40 -0400

It can be difficult to find humor in the face of death, but Team USA did on social media.


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U.S. men's gymnastics eyes this year and 2020 with world championships team

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:42:23 -0400

The committee that picked the U.S. men’s gymnastics team for the world championships had one eye on this year and the other on Tokyo in 2020.


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Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:17:25 -0400

Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train.






BMC Racing wins team time trial to open Spanish Vuelta

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:50:28 -0400

Team BMC Racing has won the time trial that opened the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday



New Zealand brewery cans Armstrong ad campaign

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:03:37 -0400

New Zealand brewery cans advertising campaign featuring Lance Armstrong



Ragan Smith takes center stage for U.S. gymnastics with Simone Biles watching

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:27:27 -0400

Ragan Smith, an alternate at the Rio Olympics, is in a class of her own and leads after the first night of competition at the P&G Championships.


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After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:36:29 -0400

After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency is ready to show it's capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene



Olympic rowing champion selected in New Zealand cycling team

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:33:46 -0400

Olympic rowing champ Hamish Bond turns to cycling, selected in New Zealand world championships team


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Ex-Aussie Olympian says he's cleared to compete for Russia

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:29:41 -0400

Former Australian Olympian Shane Perkins says he has completed his sporting defection to Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed off on granting him citizenship



Two former gymnasts call for USA Gymnastics board members to step down

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:03:50 -0400

Two women who said they were sexually abused by the longtime team physician are calling for board's overhaul.


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Ex-Olympic cycling champ Sanchez fails doping test

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:05 -0400

Former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been provisionally suspended after failing an out-of-competition doping test



Usain Bolt deletes tweet that showed scan of hamstring injury

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:54:01 -0400

Track star Usain Bolt tweeted a photo showing a scan of his hamstring injury, then later deleted the tweet.


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Froome favored to end run of 2nd places at Spanish Vuelta

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:08:55 -0400

After winning the Tour de France for a fourth time, Chris Froome will try to break his run of second-place finishes at the Spanish Vuelta









Usain Bolt pulls up hurt in 4x100-meter relay, his final track event

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:10:38 -0400

Midway through his leg, Bolt stopped running and wasn’t able to make it to the finish.


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Column: As Bolt exits, where does he rank among GOATs?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:15:19 -0400

Column: As Usain Bolt prepares to compete for the final time, where does he rank among the greatest Olympians of all time?


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U.S. clinched unlikely 1-2 finish in steeplechase

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:57:45 -0400

American Emma Coburn and teammate Courtney Frerichs finished first and second, respectively, in the steeplechase.


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