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  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, also can...

  • OLYMPIC NOTES: First athletes qualify for Rio; Berlin, Hamburg want to host 2024 or 2028 Summer Games

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Davis, U.S. beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition At Las Palmas, Canary Islands: Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game...

  • Blog: Olympic-distance and sprint triathlon world titles on line

    Joe Paisley
    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    More than 600 amateur triathletes from 48 states and Washington, D.C., will compete for world titles at the 2014 ITU Age Group World Championships in suburban Edmonton, Alberta, with the sprint race set for Friday and the Olympic-distance event scheduled for Monday. The United States...

  • BC-OLY--German Bid

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin and Hamburg have announced their intention to bid for the Olympics in 2024 or 2028. The lawmakers in both cities approved plans on Tuesday to present a bid to the German Olympic Committee. The committee will decide on Dec. 6 whether to bid for the Olympics. The...

  • Berlin and Hamburg want to run for Summer Olympics

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin and Hamburg have announced their intention to bid for the Olympics in 2024 or 2028. The lawmakers in both cities approved plans on Tuesday to present a bid to the German Olympic Committee. The committee will decide on Dec. 6 whether to bid for the Olympics. The...

  • BC-GYM--US Championships,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. So there was no pep talk necessary after the easygoing Mikulak stumbled through the opening round of the U.S. men's gymnastics championships on Friday. He blew it. He knew it. And he knew he had a chance at...

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps overhauled U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte late in their preliminary heat Sunday, qualifying for the 200 medley final at the Pan Pacific championships at the expense of his friend and long-time rival. With only two swimmers per country eligible...

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record. The old and the new faces of world swimming delivered on expectations...

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record. The old and the new faces of world swimming delivered on expectations...

  • Video: Amy Van Dyken-Rouen walks for first time since ATV crash

    News services
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen walked Thursday for the first time since severing her spine in June. Van Dyken-Rouen posted the video to Instagram of herself taking steps with the aid of a walker. Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an all-terrain vehicle...

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