Longtime USA Volleyball CEO announces upcoming retirement from Colorado Springs-based organization

By: News services

USA Volleyball chief executive officer Doug Beal announced on Tuesday that he will retire on Jan. 2, 2017 after. It will end a 46-year connection to the sport.

The former national team player, coach and...

Ramsey: Roberts, Olympic wrestling hopeful, flourishes despite injury

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Wrestler Brittany Roberts recovered from her second major knee surgery while surrounded by athletes at the Olympic Training Center. She ate with these athletes. She talked constantly with them.

Most were...

'Die-hard' sports fan Renzi is boosting Rome's Olympic bid

By: The Associated Press

When Italian Premier Matteo Renzi flew to New York to witness the all-Italian U.S. Open final between Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci in September, it was a source of controversy at home.

Critics decried...

U.S. Olympic team trial berths on the line at Schultz wrestling meet this weekend

By: JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com

American wrestling hopefuls will have an opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team trials if they medal at the 18th annual Dave Schultz Memorial International championships on Thursday through Saturday at...

US athletes urge expansion of Russian probe

By: The Associated Press

U.S. Olympic athletes have sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports beyond track and...

Amputee Iraq veteran hands triathlon challenge to Fort Carson troops

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

Iraq amputee Melissa Stockwell told a group of wounded, injured and ill Fort Carson soldiers that triathlon training saved her life after a bomb took her leg.

"It healed me from the inside out," Stockwell...

Bill Johnson, brash Olympic downhill champion, dies at 55

Bill Johnson craved speed — the faster, the better. He stole cars as a kid, got in trouble for it and was ordered by a judge to make a choice: Ski school or jail.

Johnson picked the slopes and wound up taking...

Former Olympic downhill champ Bill Johnson dies after long illness

By: The Associated Press

KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55.

Megan Harrod, a...