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Simone Biles now face of 2020 Olympic Games on world medal haul, 2019 October 15

STUTTGART, Germany | Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.

With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world.

In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five ...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2019 October 14

TOKYO (AP) - Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again."

Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an ...

Simone Biles sets all-time medals record at world gymnastics championships with 25, 2019 October 14

STUTTGART, Germany | Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles.

Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships.

Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that ...

'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon, 2019 October 12

VIENNA (AP) - Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019?

Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible - until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that ...

Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping, 2019 October 10

VIENNA (AP) - Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping network in recent years.

The Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Committee said Thursday that Duerr was found guilty ...

Putin wants to leave doping issues in past amid data inquiry, 2019 October 10

MOSCOW (AP) - Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering.

The Russian president tells a televised sports conference that his country is complying with the World Anti-Doping Agency "to the fullest extent."

WADA has said data ...

Osaka set to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics, 2019 October 10

TOKYO (AP) - Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she intends to represent Japan at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

The Olympic Channel says Osaka, who plays under a Japanese flag in WTA events and in the Fed Cup, has told national broadcaster NHK that she has started proceedings to ...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnare NBC management, 2019 October 10

NEW YORK (AP) - Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars.

A new book by Ronan ...