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No relay: Banned sprinter Richardson left off Olympic team

Banned sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released Tuesday by USA Track and Field, a decision that means the American champion's positive test for marijuana will cost her a ch...

At 34, 'Mommy Rocket' Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

Every time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce steps on the track, some sort of record is in jeopardy. At the top of that list, of course, is Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old mark in the 1...

Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test

American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trial...

Favorites Brazier, Simpson melt on sizzling day at trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The rooms in Tokyo practically had their names on them. Instead, others will be taking the spots that seemed all but reserved for two American track champions, Je...

Chances fade for banned runner to race at Olympic trials

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping r...

AP Exclusive: Kim takes snowboard season off for studies

Do not despair, snowboarding fans: Chloe Kim is not retiring. She is taking a season off from competition and training though _ she has already started school at Princeton _ in a mov...

Felix, other top stars, fight track's pregnancy penalty

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, A...

History lesson: Coleman learns from past, tries to move on

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway. Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track ...

School spirit: US colleges pave the road to track success

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. ...

I-Pod injury a stark reminder of dangers of halfpipe

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — It certainly wasn't the first time Iouri Podladtchikov had elicited gasps from a halfpipe crowd. This time, though, there was nothing to celebrate. A mere two wee...

WORLD SPORTS AT 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The son and grandson of golf professionals, Justin Thomas couldn't think of a better first major to w...

US medal dominance could reflect doping cleanup in track

LONDON (AP) — For years, athletes from the United States have quietly wondered how they might have fared if they had been competing on a level playing field. This year, they may have found out. ...

Athletes upgraded at worlds after doping cases

LONDON (AP) — Four years later, Natasha Hastings and her teammates got the gold medal. What they'll never get back is the night they came in second. Before the start of world champio...