Slater, Marks, Gilmore advance at World Surf League event, 2019 April 25

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has advanced from the round of 32 at the Bells Beach World Surf League event, and fellow American Caroline Marks and seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore are into the quarterfinals.

It was a much improved performance from Slater, who is ...

ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London, 2019 April 24

ROME (AP) - The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021.

The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London.

The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin ...

Former Olympic champion Kiprop banned for 4 years for doping, 2019 April 20

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years Saturday for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might have been tampered with by disreputable doping control officers was rejected.

The 2008 Olympic 1,500-meter champion failed an out-of-competition ...

'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado, 2019 April 18

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known as ...

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June, 2019 April 18

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. ...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics, 2019 April 18

TOKYO (AP) - It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.

"Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday."

The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ...

Olympic silver medalist also has testosterone condition, 2019 April 17

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels.

Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya in the 800 meters at ...

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad time, 2019 April 17

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028.

The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for ...