Summer Olympic games

BMX rider Hannah Roberts takes a break from practicing at The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, June 14, 2018. Roberts was the 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park world champion. Perhaps just as impressively, she is a National Honor Society student back home in Buchanan, Michigan. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)
July 06, 2018 - 5:20 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks. She has made a name for herself with her own high-flying tricks. The next potential star for USA Cycling in the Summer Games is getting ready for her senior year of high school...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2006, file photo, Seattle Storm coach Anne Donovan, right, talks to Shaunzinski Gortman during the fourth quarter of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky in Chicago. The Storm won 74-61. Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 13, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how...
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Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman stops a shot during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 13, 2018 - 11:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 6:47 p.m. The issue of legalizing abortion in Argentina has reached the national team at the World Cup in Russia. Goalkeepers Wilfredo Caballero and Nahuel Guzman were asked...
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June 07, 2018 - 7:31 am
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:10 am
C.M. Newton's life in basketball started as a player, but he impacted the game even more as a coach and administrator thanks to a belief in diversity and a grand vision that changed the rules and influenced the selection of the original U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" in 1992. Officials at Alabama and...
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FILE - In this July 30, 1976, file photo, Finland's Lasse Viren, right, sprints over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Olympic men's 5,000 meters final ahead of New Zealand's Dick Quax, left, and West Germany's Klaus Hildenbrand at the Montreal Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Quax died on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance. (AP Photo, File)
May 27, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance. Born in The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps checks his time after competing in a men's 200-meter individual medley semifinal during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After revealing the depths of his depression _ and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest _ Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist announced a partnership with Talkspace, which provides online therapy, and said he considers it a higher calling than anything he ever did as a swimmer.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 22, 2018 - 8:54 pm
Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for...
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 21, 2018 - 6:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo, Britain's Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell laughs during a meeting with Rio de Janeiro City's Mayor Eduardo Paes, and Rio de Janeiro State's Governor Sergio Cabral in Rio de Janeiro. Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, has died her family has said on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Jowell, was 70, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. Among those offering condolences were former Prime Minister Tony Blair who praised Jowell's "passion, determination and simple human decency."(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, file)
May 13, 2018 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer diagnosis to campaign for better treatment, has died. She was 70. Jowell died peacefully at the family home in Warwickshire on Saturday evening, her...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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