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Tough trip to China ahead, Anderson sees gift of world stage

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — There is part of Jamie Anderson that wishes these upcoming Olympics weren't in China. The two-time snowboard gold medalist knows she's not the only Olym...

Who me? Japan's Sena Tomita wins a Winter X Games gold

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Japan's Sena Tomita thought it was a mistake when they placed the gold medal around her neck. The 22-year-old halfpipe rider won her first Winter X Games title S...

3 flips for Hirano but a 4th win for James at Winter X

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ayumu Hirano landed the triple cork. Scotty James rode away with the win. The calculus on the halfpipe remained hazy as ever Friday night when James notched his f...

McMorris in search of one more win: Olympic snowboard gold

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mark McMorris points to the top of his leg. “I have a femur rod here,” he says. Then, to the top of his arm. “A big plate in my humerus.” And a...

100%: Chief medical officer says all US Olympians vaccinated

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team's top doctor says all of the 200-plus athletes heading to Beijing for the Winter Games next month are fully vaccinated, and not a single one asked for a medic...

With Olympics waiting, White climbs the podium in Laax

Shaun White finished third at the Laax Open in Switzerland, marking his first podium finish since he won his third Olympic gold medal in 2018 and all but cementing his spot at next month's games in Be...

Texts, pictures lead to 1st doping case under new US law

DENVER (AP) — Nigeria's top Olympic medal hopeful was thrilled. The drugs her doctor sent were working. “Eric my body feel so good,” Blessing Okagbare said in a text not long after r...

White heads back to halfpipe for a contest in Switzerland

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White has made a last-minute decision to compete in a World Cup event in Switzerland later this week. The 35-year-old White pulled out of the f...

AP source: White pulled out due to lingering COVID symptoms

Shaun White's withdrawal from a key Olympic qualifying event came after he experienced lingering COVID-19 symptoms, including fatigue and shortness of breath, The Associated Press has learned. ...

US check to WADA comes with memo: 'Sorry state of affairs'

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. government paid its remaining $1.3 million in dues to the World Anti-Doping Agency but delivered a brusque message along with the check, calling its absence from the regulator's...

What are we watching? COVID puts fairness, quality in limbo

There's a term for the sort of NFL contest that went down Monday night between Miami and New Orleans — a battle featuring a third-string quarterback for the Saints making his debut on a roster with ab...

Olympics nearing, Ayumu takes snowboarding's next big leap

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — The next big leap in snowboarding went down Sunday on a sun-splashed halfpipe in Colorado with a trick that set the stakes for the gold-medal race to Beijing. ...

Sports returned in 2021, but not the way we remembered them

The fans came back, and even if their money was no good at arenas and stadiums, their credit cards and payment apps certainly were. Though the sports we watch brought with them a faç...

USOPC stays neutral on China, pushes Salt Lake City

Instead of staking out a hard-line position on the conflicts inherent in sending Olympic athletes to China, the leader of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee turned questions about the issues in...

Fights, drugs, racial tension: '70s spelled trouble for NBA

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even the biggest games were on tape-delay. Anyone who sat through what the NBA had to offer in the 1970s could see this was a league that struggled with the spotlight. ...