Fentanyl overdose kills Washington state Olympic athlete

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose. KOM...

Paralympic champion Caironi tests positive for steroid

ROME (AP) — Two-time Paralympic gold medalist Martina Caironi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a steroid. Italy's anti-doping agency says Caironi failed an...

High jumper suspended for doping 1 month after worlds

MONACO (AP) — The Athletics Integrity Unit says Belarusian high jumper Dzmitry Nabokau has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a diuretic that helps hide the use of other drugs. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2019. There are 66 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 2...

4x Olympian, NYC Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan retires

Four-time Olympian and New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan says she is retiring from competitive running to become a coach. Flanagan made the announcement on social medi...

Nathan Chen wins Skate America in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two-time world champion Nathan Chen of the United States won Skate America for the third straight time, scoring 196.38 in the free skate Saturday night for a total of 299.09 in the fi...

Taiwan gymnast wins pommel horse silver at world championships

Taiwanese gymnast Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) bagged a silver medal Saturday in the pommel horse event at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, becoming the first Taiwanese athlete to win a medal t...

Former Nigerian national team player Promise Isaac dies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Promise Isaac, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartme...

Chepkoech the runaway winner in steeplechase at worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech was so new to the steeplechase two years ago that she missed a water jump and had to make a U-turn, costing her a medal at the world championships. ...

Midnight Run: Chepngetich sweats it out for marathon gold

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya overcame sweltering heat and humidity to win the first gold medal of the 2019 world championships in a runaway marathon victory under the lights. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2019. There are 97 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2...

Olympians Chock and Bates win dance at US International

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed the ice dance title at the U.S. International Classic, with a stunning Egyptian-themed free dance. The 2015 winne...

Taiwan weightlifter breaks world records, wins 2 golds

Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) on Saturday broke two world records, winning two gold medals and one silver at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in ...

Japan goes 1-2 in men's final in Salt Lake figure skating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Japan's Keiji Tanaka and Sota Yamamoto finished 1-2 in the men's final at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Vincent Zhou won the bronze medal Frida...

A first: 18 Olympic rugby players competing at World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his co...