Friday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICS DENVER (AP) — The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. ...

2 Olympic champions among 4 Russians with new doping charges

MONACO (AP) — Two Olympic gold medalists were among four Russian track and field athletes charged with doping offenses. Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic high jump champion, and Nataly...

The old guards: Gatlin, Powell hanging on for games in 2021

Highlights of their very best moments are still available on compact discs, maybe even actual video tape. When teammates shout out, “Hey, old man" — well, they know that's directed at them. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 22, the 82nd day of 2020. There are 284 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 22, ...

US Olympic leaders: no need for decision yet on Tokyo Games

DENVER (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee are sticking closely to the IOC's position that it remains too early for drastic decisions, even as calls grow for postponing the Tok...

Germany, Netherlands cap dominate track cycling worlds

BERLIN (AP) — Emma Hinze of Germany and Harrie Lavreysen of the Netherlands put a fitting bow Sunday on the final day of the track cycling world championships, the last major event for their sport ahe...

Repilov wins World Cup luge, US ends season with team silver

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Russian world champion Roman Repilov held off Italy’s Dominik Fischnaller to win the World Cup men’s overall luge title Sunday, while the U.S. won a silver medal in the seaso...

Galen Rupp wins 2nd straight US Olympic marathon trials

ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp, Aliphine Tuliamuk and America's other top distance runners have claimed their spots on the U.S. Olympic marathon team. That's only half the battle. Now the...

US rider Dygert breaks world record at track cycling worlds

BERLIN (AP) — Chloe Dygert shattered her individual pursuit world record in qualifying on Saturday. Then she lowered it again. Taking the track at the Berlin Velodr...

Kiwi rider goes from back brace to track cycling world champ

BERLIN (AP) — Corbin Strong was laid up in a back brace two years ago, stitches holding together a gaping wound in his leg. He had been training on a back road when a car crash knocked him out of cycl...

Playful push uncovers childhood disease, propels marathoner

A push. That's what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend. From himself, to rebel against the traditional model of what a distance runner...

US women's pursuit takes gold at track cycling championships

BERLIN (AP) — Once again, the Americans will head to the Olympics as the gold-medal favorite in the women's team pursuit. The question now is whether they can finish the job. ...

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are...

Laviolette to coach Team USA at world hockey championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Peter Laviolette is returning to the bench after being selected as the coach of the United States men's national team competing at the world hockey championships in May....

Sharapova's time in tennis: teen titles, career Slam, ban

Maria Sharapova, who retired Wednesday at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement d...