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  • US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Americans were scheduled to interrupt their World Cup of Basketball preparations to travel to the African continent for the first time, conducting a joint clinic on Aug. 27 with the...

  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic...

  • Katie Ledecky breaks world record in 400 free

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships Saturday night, impressing a downtrodden Michael Phelps who lost for the third time this week. Ledecky, a 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, won in 3 minutes,...

  • Rio organizers: 1st Olympic test event successful

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio organizers say the sailing competition that marked the first test event for the 2016 Games was "a great success." Organizers said all objectives were "successfully reached" in the seven-day event that ended Saturday. Nearly 330 athletes from 35 countries...

  • APNewsBreak: Phelps signs with new suit company

    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history...

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric...

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