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Benoit Samuelson: A marathon storyteller

Olympic gold medalist and Chicago Marathon record breaker Joan Benoit Samuelson was back in the Windy City this weekend, remembering a life of running and the story each marathon tells.

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Opener in doubt for Mayer after training crash

Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria could miss the season-opening World Cup event next week after bruising both legs in a training crash on Monday.

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Parker, U.S. women rout Euro champ USK Prague

Sparks star Candace Parker had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team rout EuroLeague champion USK Prague on Saturday night in the last game of the Americans' European tour.

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Biles leads U.S. women's gymnastics into worlds

Simone Biles will lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland, this month along with Gabrielle Douglas and Aly Raisman.


Rio Olympics face major financial cutbacks

Organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.

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Pistorius family upset about delay in release

Oscar Pistorius' family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest.

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Skater Kostner settles dispute, cleared for '16

Former figure skating champion Carolina Kostner has been cleared to compete next year after settling a dispute with the Italian Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Former Jeptoo coach has contract terminated

The former coach of banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had his contract terminated by his employers after another Kenyan under his control failed a doping test.

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High court rejects appeal for Thorpe reburial

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from American Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.

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China wins FIBA Asia, secures Olympic berth

Yi Jianlian led China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia final Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

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VeloNews: Froome eyeing unprecedented triple

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has set his sights on a historic season in 2016, aiming to successfully defend his Tour title and then take both road-race and time-trial gold in Rio.

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Ledecky earns 5 Golden Goggles nominations

Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky earned a leading five nominations for the Golden Goggle Awards which honor the year's top swimming performances.


Jenner cleared of charges from fatal car crash

Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that led to the death of another driver, saying there was not enough evidence for a conviction.

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Tokyo pitches baseball, softball among '20 adds

Japanese organizers on Monday proposed adding five sports to the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: baseball-softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

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Froome's samples to be kept for 10 years

Chris Froome's blood and urine samples from the 2015 Tour de France will be kept for 10 years in case retrospective analysis is required, cycling's world governing body has announced.

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Ford: Bouchard-Hall frank about challenges for USA Cycling

Derek Bouchard-Hall left the business world to lead USA Cycling, and he sat down at the world championships to talk about doping, the challenges cycling faces in America, and his life as a rider.

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U.S. track adds $9 million to athlete funding

U.S. track leaders have designed a formula to distribute an extra $9 million to athletes and are clarifying language on a much-debated form that Nick Symmonds refused to sign before worlds.


Kipchoge overcomes shoe woes, wins in Berlin

Despite problems with his shoes from the first kilometer, Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in a personal best of 2 hours, 4 minutes.