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  • BC-ATH--Mt SAC Relays,2nd Ld-Writethru, ATH

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — Ashton Eaton learned the hard way that experience often trumps talent and athleticism. The reigning Olympic Gold medalist and current world record holder in the decathlon competed in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time in his life at the Mount SAC Relays...

  • BC-SWM--Phelps Comeback, SWM

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz.,...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed at 5 p.m. by Jay Cohen and at 1 a.m. by Pat Horne. 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...

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016-Strike,1st Ld-Writethru, OLY

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster...

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016-Strike, OLY

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A spokeswoman for Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main...

  • BC-ATH--Joyner-Kersee-West Bank,1st Ld-Writethru, ATH

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great — three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The American, considered one of the greatest...

  • Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    EL BIREH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great — three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The American, considered one of the greatest...

  • BC-OLY--Krakow-2022 Bid,1st Ld-Writethru, OLY

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief. Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned...

  • BC-OLY--Krakow-2022 Bid, OLY

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krakow's deputy mayor is the new leader of the Polish city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Magdalena Sroka was appointed Thursday to head the bid committee following last week's resignation of Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak. The former Olympic snowboarder...

  • Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement. Rio Mais, the consortium building the venues at Olympic Park, said in a statement that about 300 workers showed up for work on Wednesday, but were...

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