Shaun White pushes forward on Olympic skateboarding track

Shaun White is pressing forward with plans to shoot for the Summer Olympics in skateboarding. White said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that he'll compete at world championships in Se...

Year to go to Tokyo Games, with costs, ticket demand rising

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of da...

Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing has moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. IOC members have formally endorse...

Latest: Deputy shot in off-duty attack memorialized in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot while off-duty earlier this month (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Hundreds...

Funeral set for LA sheriff's deputy shot in off-duty attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A large turnout was expected Monday at the funeral of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in an off-duty attack at a fast-food restaurant by a man also suspected of killing a...

Free water fun at Taipei's Dajia Water Playground available from June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As summer heats up and temperatures rise, Taipei’s Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) has announced that the water playground at Dajia Riverside Park, admission to which ...

Top Russian skateboarder hit with doping ban

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian skateboarder has been handed a four-year doping ban, just as his sport prepares to make its Olympic debut. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says Maxim Krugl...

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Dew Tour contest in Lon...

Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for world's worst houseguest

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Did Western media and government hypocrisy bring about Julian Assange's arrest, or was it his bad manners? The dramatic end to Julian Assange's asylum has spark...

In 2020 race, Sanders and O'Rourke vie for same young voters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont,...

Breakdancing makes next move to Olympic status at Paris 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing and three other sports have made the next move toward becoming medal events at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The International Olympic Committee'...

Column: IOC must wield big stick to clean up weightlifting

PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick. When initial drug testing came back n...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try...

Budapest replaces Los Angeles as host of World Urban Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Los Angeles will no longer host the first World Urban Games in September after disagreements with organizers about the sports program. The global group o...

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