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Semenya taking case to European Court of Human Rights

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge “discriminatory” rules that prohibit her from competing in certain track events because of her...

Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — There was no fanfare. No iconic announcement. An Australian push to host the 2032 Olympics was elevated overnight to the status of preferred bid, and the p...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23. It was at th...

Russian supermodel Vodianova is new UN goodwill ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova became a United Nations goodwill ambassador on Wednesday, pledging to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women ...

NBC to air Paralympic coverage in prime time for first time

NBC will air coverage of the Paralympics during prime time for the first time this summer. NBCUniversal announced Wednesday that 1,200 hours of programming will air across NBC's line...

Annika is back on LPGA Tour, just not for very long

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Annika Sorenstam smiled and began shaking her head before she heard the rest of the question, already aware what others might think about one of the LPGA Tour's most dominant play...

Weightlifting risks being dropped from 2024 Paris Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC warned weightlifting’s troubled governing body again on Wednesday the sport faces being dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics if doping and leadership issues are no...

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to host 2032 Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favorite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on Wednesday. The decis...

Syracuse's heart: PG, cancer survivor Tiana Mangakahia

In spite of everything that's been thrown her way, the smile of Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia and her effervescent persona remain as infectious as ever in the waning weeks of her final season ...

Column: Back in time on LPGA for Sorenstam and Yani Tseng

Annika Sorenstam had won consecutive starts on the LPGA Tour in 2008 when she announced she would retire at the end of the season. The surprise decision was still fresh three weeks later when 19-year-...

Efrain Álvarez on US, Mexico rosters for Olympic qualifying

MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Efrain Álvarez is on the 48-man preliminary roster for both the United States and Mexico for the Olympic men’s soccer qualifying tournament in North and Cent...

Chellsie's Chase; Olympian Memmel's comeback turning serious

Chellsie Memmel wants to emphasize something. This is not about ego nor unfinished business nor fending off some sort of early-onset midlife crisis. The 32-year-old Memmel's return t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2021. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23...

Japan emperor shows concern to those suffering in pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito expressed concern about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on people's health and livelihoods, noting that he has used online meetings to connect with pe...

Humphries applies for citizenship, with Beijing 2022 in mind

Kaillie Humphries, the reigning world champion and presumed Olympic favorite in both women’s bobsled and monobob, has applied for an expedited process of obtaining U.S. citizenship so she can represen...