Track and field

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. (AP Photo)
December 02, 2020 - 5:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was...
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Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
December 01, 2020 - 4:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, New York Road Runners CEO Michael Capiraso poses for photos during a news conference in New York. Capiraso is stepping down and new leadership will be sought out amid concerns over racism and other biases in the organization, the club announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The New York Road Runners is the non-profit that organizes the New York City Marathon. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 30, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive officer of the New York Road Runners, the group that organizes the New York City Marathon, is stepping down and new leadership will be sought out amid concerns over racism and other biases in the organization. Michael Capiraso, who has been at the helm for five...
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University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, right, looks on as Jill McCluskey, the mother of slain University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey speaks during a press conference announcing they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the university Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 22, 2020 - 4:22 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years ago reached a $13.5 million settlement Thursday with the university, which acknowledged that it didn't handle the woman's case properly. University of Utah President Ruth...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Rochester police search for clues and evidence as they look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party in Rochester, N.Y. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, police investigating the mass shooting at a crowded house party that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others, joined with grieving parents to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)
October 22, 2020 - 3:05 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, a Rochester police technician collects evidence near the home where a fatal house party took place in Rochester, N.Y. Nearly a month after gunshots rang out at a deadly house party at which two teenagers were killed and 14 others were wounded, there have been no arrests, no rewards offered and little word from authorities on where the investigation stands. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 7:37 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, on the last weekend of summer, killing two teenagers and wounding 14 other people? Nearly a month a fter gunshots rang out just...
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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei crosses the line to win the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Athletes are competing on a 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) closed-loop course consisting of 19.6 clockwise laps around St. James' Park. The traditional course along the River Thames was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic and only elite men and women are competing and no spectators are permitted. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)
October 04, 2020 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathon title around a sodden St James’s Park on Sunday after a race staged six months later than planned and without any spectators due to the pandemic. The 26-year-old world record holder comfortably won her duel with...
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A spectator wears a protective mask as he watches the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Fleche Wallonne, in Huy, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 02, 2020 - 6:50 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Athens Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The marathon had been scheduled for Nov. 8. It follows the legendary route purportedly run by the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides...
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In this image issued by London Marathon Events, Kenya's Edith Chelimo, right, trains in the grounds of the official hotel and biosecure bubble in London, Monday Sept. 28, 2020, ahead of the elite-only 2020 London Marathon on Sunday Oct. 4. The 40th Race will take place on a closed-loop circuit around St James's Park in central London. (Bob Martin/London Marathon Events via AP)
October 01, 2020 - 11:55 am
Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei isn't expecting to lower her world record in Sunday's London Marathon, not with her training limited by the coronavirus pandemic. Kosgei and challenger Ruth Chepngetich said Thursday that pandemic restrictions in Kenya prevented them from training in groups for long...
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September 17, 2020 - 3:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several...
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