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NBC's Tirico coming back from Beijing earlier than planned

NBC prime-time Olympic host Mike Tirico will have a shorter stay in Beijing than originally planned. Tirico's final show from Beijing will be Monday night. He will fly from China to ...

USA Swimming cancels meet, reviews plans with worlds delayed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming canceled a meet in Iowa and is reviewing its calendar for the rest of 2022 after the world championships were pushed back another year because of the COVID-...

Stewart returns to Seattle while Dolson heads to New York

Breanna Stewart is remaining in Seattle for at least one more season while Stefanie Dolson is coming home to New York. Stewart, a former MVP, helped the Storm win the WNBA championsh...

The Latest: Downhill training could be affected by wind

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Olympics: ___ Strong winds could delay the start of the second downhill training session on Friday at the Beijing Olympics....

Las Vegas Aces re-sign 2020 WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces have re-signed A'ja Wilson, locking up the 2020 WNBA MVP at the start of free agency. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. ...

For Taiwan's Olympics team, everything is in a name

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Taiwan, every appearance on the global stage is fraught with politics — and even more so when that stage is China. The four Taiwanese athletes competing in ...

Taiwan team relents, will attend Olympic ceremonies in China

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic officials in Taiwan have reversed a decision to skip Friday's opening ceremony of the Beijing Games, saying they were pressured to do so by the IOC. Taiwanese ...

Shiffrin saw what Biles, other Summer Olympians went through

Alpine skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin was paying attention when gymnastics superstar Simone Biles opened up about being burdened by “the weight of the world” and sat out a string of finals at the T...

Swim worlds in Japan postponed for 2nd time to July 2023

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The next swimming world championships were formally postponed for a second time Tuesday because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place in 2023 in Japan. ...

EXPLAINER: The Winter Games, a different kind of Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — The first so-called modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens. But the inaugural Winter Olympics were not held until 1924 in Chamonix, France. Calvin Coolidge was ...

Barcelona completing Aubameyang deal, no move for Dembélé

MADRID (AP) — It was a mix of good news and bad news for Barcelona at the end of the winter transfer window on Monday. The Catalan club was close to making official the signing of P...

Atlanta United loans Ezequiel Barco to Argentine club

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has loaned midfielder Ezequiel Barco to Club Atlético River Plate in Argentina's top flight for the 2022 season. By loaning Barco, Atlanta opens up a de...

Japan starts mass COVID boosters as omicron cases soar

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has launched a mass inoculation drive for COVID-19 booster shots at a temporary center operated by the military as Japan tries to speed up delayed third jabs to counter surgin...

With tensions high, Russia aims for Olympic gold in Beijing

Russia is heading to the Beijing Olympics against a backdrop of international tension, and not for the first time. A build-up of Russian forces near neighboring Ukraine is causing co...

Christine Sinclair re-signs with Portland Thorns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Christine Sinclair has signed a one-year contract extension with the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League. Sinclair is e...