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AP Interview: IAAF head Coe discusses Bolt, Coleman, Semenya, 2019 August 25

PARIS (AP) - Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month.

Bolt retired after the 2017 worlds, taking a haul of gold medals and jaw-dropping world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and ...

Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed, 2019 August 24

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins and an oil painting of Hank Aaron.

Every memento comes with ...

Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, PK Subban engaged, 2019 August 24

Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban can add a diamond (ring) to their gold (medals): The star athletes say they're engaged.

Vonn, an Olympic downhill champion in Alpine skiing, and Subban, a defenseman for the NHL's New Jersey Devils who won a Winter Games hockey title with Canada, posted the good ...

Serena vs. Sharapova set for prime time on Day 1 of US Open, 2019 August 23

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open.

The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting - and first at Flushing Meadows - will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the ...

Olympic champion: Coleman's missed tests are an eye-opener, 2019 August 23

PARIS (AP) - Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson says American star Christian Coleman's case of missed doping tests can teach athletes to be more responsible.

Thompson, the women's 2016 Olympic gold medalist over 100 and 200 meters, says reports this week of Coleman missing three drug tests within 12 months ...

Ukraine sports officials accused of corrupt medicine scheme, 2019 August 23

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian security services have accused leading sports officials of buying sham medicine for athletes and misappropriating public funds.

The SBU, Ukraine's domestic security agency, says a top Sports Ministry doctor and others spent 8 million hryvnyas ($310,000) on allegedly deficient medical products or supplements.

The agency ...

WADA suspends India's anti-doping lab, 2019 August 23

NEW DELHI (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended India's drug-testing laboratory for six months, saying its analysis isn't up to scratch.

WADA says it found "non-conformities" during a visit to the New Delhi lab, including with isotope ratio mass spectrometry, a method used to detect banned steroids. The ...

CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying in FIFA window, 2019 August 21

MIAMI (AP) - Men's Olympic soccer qualifying for North and Central America and the Caribbean will take place during a FIFA international match window from March 20 to April 1, a decision that means the United States may be able to use top young players with European clubs such as ...