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Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80, 2019 December 13

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80.

Snell, who is regarded as one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all-time, won the 800 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics aged 21, and the 800-1,500 double ...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all, 2019 December 13

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors.

They'll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of Fukushima, ...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims, 2019 December 13

NEW YORK (AP) - Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie.

In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs bold, smart and ...

AP Interview: WADA lawyer defends no blanket ban on Russians, 2019 December 12

LONDON (AP) - Expelling all Russians from the Olympics would have been disproportionate and risked being overturned in court, according to the lawyer facing mounting criticism for overseeing a World Anti-Doping Agency decision not to impose a total ban on Russia for a fresh cover-up.

Jonathan Taylor, who chaired a ...

Paris 2024 Olympics chooses Tahiti to host surfing events, 2019 December 12

PARIS (AP) - Organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games hope to hold surfing events more than 15,000 kilometers away in the Pacific island of Tahiti.

Paris organizers said on their Twitter account on Thursday that they have chosen the village of Teahupo'o, on the southwest coast of the French Polynesian ...

Wednesday Sports in Brief, 2019 December 12

MLB

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings.

With baseball still buzzing over Cole's $324 million, nine-year agreement with the ...

MLS veteran Sacha Kljestan signs with hometown LA Galaxy, 2019 December 11

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Veteran midfielder Sacha Kljestan has signed with the LA Galaxy as a free agent.

The 34-year-old U.S. national team contributor officially returned to his native Southern California on Wednesday.

Kljestan has scored 49 goals over 10 MLS seasons in a career that began as the fifth ...

Editorial Roundup: US, 2019 December 11

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

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Dec. 10

The Chicago Tribune on the World Anti-Doping Agency banning Russia from international competition for four years:

International anti-doping regulators say they’ve had it with Russian cheating and have banned the country from international competition for four years. ...