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Staley preps for USA national team camp, FIBA tournament, 2019 September 13

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet.

Staley, the U.S. national women's coach and head coach at South Carolina, will leave Monday for Miami for a quick mini-cap before the Americans head to Puerto Rico for the FIBA AmeriCup. It's a ...

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic organizations, 2019 September 13

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday.

The probes, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , ...

Rudisha to miss world champs as Kenya names preliminary team, 2019 September 13

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - David Rudisha didn't take part in the Kenyan trials that ended Friday and will miss this month's world championships as he struggles to get over thigh and back injuries that have kept him out of top-level competition for more than two years.

The 800-meter world-record holder ...

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles pleads not guilty to murder, 2019 September 13

CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in Cleveland.

Attorney Joseph Patituce (PAT'-eh-toos) entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a ...

Thursday Sports in Brief, 2019 September 13

INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL

DONGGUAN, China (AP) - The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night.

The previous worst finish for a U.S. men's team ...

USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic athletes, 2019 September 12

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments - as telling a sign as any about the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape.

At their annual ...

U.S. beaten by France, 89-79, in basketball World Cup quarterfinals, 2019 September 11

DONGGUAN, China — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.

The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup.

For the first time since 2006, the U.S. sent NBA players to a major international tournament and won't win gold. Evan ...

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics, 2019 September 11

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the Nazi swastika.

South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism ...