Track and field

Iraqi security forces and firemen gather as smoke rises from a fire that broke out at Baghdad's largest ballot box storage site, where ballots from Iraq's May parliamentary elections are stored, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 10, 2018. The ballots are part of a manual recount of votes, mandated in a law passed by the Iraqi parliament last Wednesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
June 13, 2018 - 5:05 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government. The move, announced by al-Sadr and Hadi al-...
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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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Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome's 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also...
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May 06, 2018 - 7:17 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp who pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go,...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya runs to win the woman's 1500 meter during the Qatar Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 04, 2018 - 3:33 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, fans and players celebrate Washington State's 30-27 win over Southern California in an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash. An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, ƒile)
May 03, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. "The environment within...
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 30, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest...
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FILE- In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile and Sprint are trying again to combine in a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, the companies announced Sunday, April 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 30, 2018 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Sprint-T-Mobile deal (all times local): 11 a.m. Consumer advocacy groups are worried that T-Mobile's bid for Sprint will likely lead to higher cellphone plans because there's less competition. The watchdog group Common Cause says low-income consumers seeking more...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, left, stands on the podium as Americans Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists in a human rights protest. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) awarded on Saturday, April 28, 2018, a posthumous Order of Merit to Norman. AOC President John Coates said that Norman's achievements as an athlete - his silver-medal winning time of 20.06 seconds at Mexico City remains an Australian record 50 years after he set the mark - were dwarfed by his support for the gold and bronze medalists who raised their gloved fists and bowed their heads during the American national anthem. (AP Photo, File)
April 28, 2018 - 3:22 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who stood on the podium alongside Tommie Smith and John Carlos when the two Americans gave their Black Power salutes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, has been awarded Australia's highest Olympic award, 50 years after the event. The Australian...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya leads in the women's 800-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. From Nov. 1, 2018 the IAAF will limit entry for all international events from 400 meters through the mile to women with testosterone levels below a specified level. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MONACO (AP) — New rules for female athletes with high natural testosterone levels could force two-time Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya to stop running middle-distance races, and were denounced as racist by South Africa's ruling political party. The IAAF said on Thursday that from Nov. 1...
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