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  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,4th Ld-Writethru

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium. The 29-year-old American, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships. "Being able to get back on the podium — it feels amazing," Phelps said. "It's a...

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,3rd Ld-Writethru

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Pacific championships. The 20-year-old McEvoy of Australia won in 47.82 seconds in rainy conditions...

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs,1st Ld-Writethru

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the...

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

    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 accident on June 6 in Arizona, leaving her with no feeling in her...

  • Blog: Swimmer Ledecky leads Team USA at Pan-Pacific

    Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) swept the 200- and 800-meter freestyle events in less than an hour Thursday on the opening night of the Pan Pacific Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Center. Ledecky set meet records in both events, swimming 1 minute, 55.74 seconds in the 200m free and following...

  • Blog: Youth triathlon event is this Saturday

    Children ages 7-15 are invited to participate in the 2014 USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Memorial Park Recreation Center in Colorado Springs, part of the nationwide 50-race USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series. Hosted by USA Triathlon staff, the youth event begins at 9 a.m. at the Memorial...

  • Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio...

  • BC-FBN--Giants-Wilson-Olympics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field. The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio...

  • Fort Carson soldier, Olympian cited after poaching deer at Colorado Springs car dealership

    An Olympic wrestler and Fort Carson soldier was cited Thursday night after he allegedly stalked and shot a deer with a bow and arrow at a car dealership in southwestern Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police and wildlife officials rushed to Motor City on Thursday night after a man identified as Dremiel Byers was seen shortly before 
7 p.m....

  • BC-SWM--Pan Pacs-Phelps and Co

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends. The most recognizable and successful swimmer in the world really is doing the meet-and-greet as he prepares for the next week's Pan Pacific Championships, having made a U.S. team...

  • Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends. The most recognizable and successful swimmer in the world really is doing the meet-and-greet as he prepares for the next week's Pan Pacific Championships, having made a U.S. team...

  • US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    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 Senegal national team. They planned to tour Senegal's Goree...

  • Commission: Olympic museum or bust for Colorado Springs' City for Champions

    Without the Olympic museum the City for Champions project won't be a success, members on the Colorado Economic Development Commission said Thursday, when they proposed making 16 percent of state funding for the project contingent on completion of the museum. "This was really sold to us as the Olympic museum," said Board member Frances...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. There are varying degrees of autism, but even autistic people with the greatest capabilities can find it...

  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

    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 officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Ira Podell, followed by Rick Freeman at 9 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 be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. Reruns are available from the Service...

  • Local triathlete needs your help to fix homeless folks' bikes

    Triathlete Luke Farkas could use your help aiding the area's homeless. The 2012 junior national champion spends a few hours a week repairing bicycles of the homeless and others down on their luck. Most come with flat tires and Farkas, an off-campus resident of the U.S. Olympic Training Center, has enough patches to fix those. The former...

  • Katie Ledecky breaks world record in 400 free

    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, 58.86 seconds, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to...

  • Rio organizers: 1st Olympic test event successful

    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 participated in the regatta, the biggest ever held in Brazil....

  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen joins patients for annual boating day

    ENGLEWOOD — Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen joined about 50 other patients at her rehabilitation hospital for a day of boating near Denver. They rode small sailboats Friday across Cherry Creek Reservoir as part of Craig Hospital's 35th annual Hobie Day. The outing was intended to show people what's possible after suffering catastrophic...

  • Jenn Suhr injured when pole breaks during vault

    RIGA, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr has injured her hand, torso and neck after her pole snapped during a practice session at her western New York training facility. The 32-year-old Suhr was working out Wednesday at her home in Riga, outside Rochester, when her pole shattered halfway into her ascent while attempting to clear...

  • BC-BKO--US-Durant Out,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners. The NBA's MVP took part in the Americans' training camp in Las Vegas last week, but then informed team officials that he wasn't going to continue....

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016,1st Ld-Writerhru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The success of the World Cup in Brazil doesn't mean that organizers of the 2016 Olympics can afford to relax, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Thursday. Paes said the football tournament eased some of the concerns of both the International Olympic Committee and the media about the preparations, but said the city...

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mayor of Rio de Janeiro says the success of the World Cup in Brazil doesn't mean that organizers of the 2016 Olympics in his city can afford to relax. Mayor Eduardo Paes says the football tournament eased some of the concerns of both the International Olympic Committee and the media about the preparations, but says...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020-Venue Change

    TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering moving the sailing venue as part of a widening review into plans for the games. In Tokyo's winning bid for the games, sailing was to take part at the Wakasu Olympic Marina. But because the marina is within the approach zone for a runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, those plans...

  • Sailing venue for Tokyo Games under review

    TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering moving the sailing venue as part of a widening review into plans for the games. In Tokyo's winning bid for the games, sailing was to take part at the Wakasu Olympic Marina. But because the marina is within the approach zone for a runway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, those plans...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national championships. Nathan Adrian led all the way to win in 48.31 seconds Wednesday night, claiming his sixth title in seven years. Ryan Lochte was second in 48.96, swimming in the far...

  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national championships. Nathan Adrian led all the way to win in 48.31 seconds Wednesday night, claiming his sixth title in seven years. Ryan Lochte was second in 48.96, swimming in the far...

  • Team USA forwards overwhelm Mexico in Americas opener

    Team USA did not play with its expected offensive balance, but it mattered little against overmatched Mexico. With surprisingly cold 3-point shooting (0 for 10) from a team of future college standouts, the Americans relied on the inside scoring of forwards Brianna Turner and Jessica Shepard, both with 16 points, and an additional 15 points...

  • APNewsBreak: Phelps signs with new suit company

    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 will have a different look. Phelps announced Tuesday that he...

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