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AP Exclusive: USOPC hears athletes, won't punish protesters

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee heeded calls from American athletes by announcing Thursday that it won’t sanction them for raising their fists or kneeling on the medals stand at next year’s ...

Bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law

A bill that will criminalize international doping conspiracies became law Friday with President Donald Trump's signature, closing out a two-year legislative process during which the only true oppositi...

Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better

Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States — a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games dur...

More than wins, losses at stake as basketball season arrives

As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn't so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much a...

Bill to criminalize doping schemes passes Senate

A bill that will strengthen American law enforcement's ability to deal with widespread international doping conspiracies passed the Senate unopposed Monday and awaits the president's signature. ...

US: WADA efforts a direct personal attack on US government

Any thought that the U.S. and World Anti-Doping Agency are smoothing out their differences was undermined Thursday when a U.S. representative characterized a WADA proposal to penalize nations for not ...

Players: Oregon St coach used abuse to free up scholarships

Midway through her freshman season at Oregon State, Kyla Waiters locked herself in the bathroom, and a concerned teacher's assistant called 911. “I just thought I didn’t want to live anymore,” Waiters...

'Jurassic Park' to 'Apocalypse Now': USOPC faces steep climb

DENVER (AP) — Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. In...

Wolff hurt by bad breaks, mistakes and DeChambeau at US Open

Matthew Wolff stood over the closest thing he'd find to an easy shot at Winged Foot: 103 yards away from the pin on a flat lie in the fairway. The 21-year-old basher, who gouged his...

Grind turns into back-nine nightmare for Reed at US Open

Patrick Reed loves the grind. His back nine Saturday — too much of a good thing. All the patience, scrambling and short game that put Reed in the lead at the U.S....

English gives up on perfect, gets in mix at US Open

Part of what hurt Harris English was his penchant for looking around the range and seeing players who hit the driver better than him — or looking around the putting green and seeing all those strokes ...

Patience, pitching and big drives put DeChambeau in position

Bryson DeChambeau held off on shakes and steaks to work on pitches and patience. All that work from the night before made him look like a genius come Friday. With ...

'I'm so sick of this' Mickelson in second-to-last at US Open

Phil Mickelson chose driver again on the 18th at Winged Foot. He blocked it to the left again. Made bogey instead of double bogey this time. But instead of walkin...

Golfers, give thanks! How Winged Foot gifted us the mulligan

Massacre. Mickelson. Mulligan. To recite the history of Winged Foot is to parade through a veritable vocabulary list of mishaps and misreads — a mashup of bad things that happen to g...

Open season? Virus closes off U.S. Open for qualifiers

If anyone can truly appreciate the meaning of the word “open” at the U.S. Open, it's a 36-year-old father of two who might very well have racked up more frequent flier miles than dollars over his golf...