- Clean methods only for Russia in Rio, top medic tells Putin Updated: May-05-16 10:35 am
MOSCOW - The head of Russia's state medical agency has told President Vladimir Putin that Russian athletes will use "clean technologies only" in preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat Updated: May-04-16 7:04 pm
PHOENIX - In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. Slain Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV took that to heart in his youth as a track star, turning around to cheer on his teammates after he crossed the finish line.
- The Latest: Mom: Son killed in Iraq proud to be Navy SEAL Updated: May-04-16 1:36 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Iraq (all times local):
- Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed Updated: May-03-16 7:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney can proceed, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Arkansas' Scott-Efurd is SEC Runner of the Week Updated: May-03-16 6:38 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Arkansas' Dominique Scott-Efurd has been named the Southeastern Conference Runner of the Week for the third time this season.
- Convicted fraudster of Boston bombing charity denied release Updated: May-02-16 11:16 am
BOSTON - A Boston man convicted along with his brother of scamming the Boston Marathon victims' compensation fund out of more than $2 million using the name of a dead aunt has lost his bid to remain free while he challenges the conviction.
- Aberdeen man sings in attempt to break world record Updated: May-01-16 10:10 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - An Aberdeen man sang some 1,700 songs in succession in an attempt to break a world record.
- McLeod blows past field to win 110 hurdles at Drake Relays Updated: Apr-30-16 8:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Omar McLeod started his outdoor season as dominant as he was in indoor competition, cruising past a talented field for yet another easy victory.
- Sanya Richards-Ross takes "victory lap" at Penn Relays Updated: Apr-30-16 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her "victory lap." Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special.
- Teacher Scott Wietecha wins 4th straight Nashville marathon Updated: Apr-30-16 4:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Scott Wietecha won his fourth straight St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 42 seconds.
- African champs to go ahead despite South Africa hosting ban Updated: Apr-29-16 11:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - The African track and field championships will go ahead in South Africa in June because they were awarded before a government ban on hosting major events came into force, the national athletics federation said on Friday.
- Cincinnati's 18th "Flying Pig" marathon set Sunday Updated: Apr-29-16 12:19 am
CINCINNATI - Organizers expect another record field for the annual Flying Pig Marathon and related races this weekend in Cincinnati.
- 2-time Olympic high jumper paralyzed after backflip mishap Updated: Apr-28-16 7:25 pm
Two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto is steadily regaining sensation after a backflip gone wrong during a training session left him paralyzed.
- Doctors to patrol Pittsburgh Marathon course for quick aid Updated: Apr-28-16 10:08 am
PITTSBURGH - About 100 yards from the finish line of last year's Pittsburgh Marathon, where a body pushed to its physical limit prepares for its endorphin-filled reward, a runner collapsed, the victim of a cardiac event.
- Allyson Felix out of Doha meet with minor ankle injury Updated: Apr-28-16 5:05 am
DOHA, Qatar - Organizers say Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week because of a "minor" ankle injury she picked up in training.
- Mercer's double in 12th lifts Pirates over Rockies 9-8 Updated: Apr-28-16 2:45 am
DENVER - Jordy Mercer's defense helped get the game to extra innings and his offense put Pittsburgh over the top.
- Russia tops doping in 2014, athletics has most cases Updated: Apr-27-16 5:51 pm
MONTREAL - Russia was responsible for more doping violations than any other country in 2014, while track and field was the sport with the worst doping record over the year, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
- Passing security test at Euro 2016 will help 2024 Paris bid Updated: Apr-27-16 3:42 pm
PARIS - Hosting a successful European Championship for soccer fans in June and July would provide further proof that France could stage a safe Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia said Wednesday.
- Russian track team could return at European Championships Updated: Apr-27-16 12:22 pm
GENEVA - If reinstated in June, Russia could still compete at the European track championships in July, the head of European Athletics said Wednesday after meeting senior officials in Moscow.
- Kazakh hurdler Soprunova banned 4 years for doping Updated: Apr-27-16 7:54 am
MOSCOW - Kazakh hurdler Anastasia Soprunova has been given a four-year doping ban and will lose her gold medal from the Asian indoor championships.
- State backs athletes who could miss Rio due to power failure Updated: Apr-27-16 3:10 am
NEW DELHI - The Olympic ambitions of two Indian sprinters are in jeopardy after a power failure at a weekend qualifying event prevented electronic timing, and their hand-timed performances - good enough to make the team for Rio de Janeiro - do not count.
- Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez announces retirement Updated: Apr-26-16 8:16 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist Felix Sanchez has announced his retirement at the age 38 and will not compete in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.
- 12-year-old girl runs NY half-marathon by mistake Updated: Apr-26-16 7:41 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - A 12-year-old western New York girl has wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.
- Arkansas pole vaulter Lexi Weeks named SEC Freshman of Week Updated: Apr-26-16 4:48 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - University of Arkansas pole vaulter Lexi Weeks has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week.
- Usain Bolt to run 100m again at Golden Spike in May Updated: Apr-26-16 9:05 am
PRAGUE - Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava on May 20.