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UK Sport says welfare not risked with athlete substance test, 2020 July 12

LONDON (AP) - The UK Sport government agency said athletes’ welfare was not put at risk with the use of an experimental substance ahead of the 2012 London Olympics that was disclosed for the first time Sunday by a newspaper.

The Mail on Sunday reported public money was used to ...

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team, 2020 July 11

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program.

The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a little more than a week after Joanne P. McCallie announced she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as ...

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes, 2020 July 11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan - the site of the next Olympics - is handling the coronavirus.

“They seem to be doing a pretty ...

AP Sportlight, 2020 July 9

July 15

1912 - Jim Thorpe wins the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics. At the closing ceremony, Sweden’s King Gustav proclaims Thorpe the world’s greatest athlete.

1922 - Gene Sarazen closes with a 68 to beat out Bobby Jones and John Black for the U.S. Open golf championship.

1923 - ...

China cancels all international sports events for the year, 2020 July 9

BEIJING (AP) - China says it will not stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and the neighboring city of Zhangjiakou.

The order from the General Administration of Sports affects at least six WTA tennis ...

Snowboard world champion Pullin drowns in diving mishap, 2020 July 8

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Two-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast.

A police spokesperson said a 32-year-old man, later identified as Pullin, was unresponsive when taken from the water and died despite receiving CPR from lifeguards and emergency treatment ...

Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness, 2020 July 8

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) - Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado.

Moran served as the Buffaloes’ sports information director for 11 years before his stint as chief communications officer and principal spokesman for the ...

IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22, 2020 July 7

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world's best players returning to the Olympics.

Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that ...