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Lisa Leslie is considered the "gold standard" in women's basketball, while Florence Griffith Joyner is still considered the fastest woman of all time. Who tops Round 3? Vote now!

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Japan likely to scrap 2020 logo over concerns

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.

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U.S. finishes third with six golds at track worlds

Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships.

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Reports: L.A. officials, USOC agree on 2024 bid

The USOC and Los Angeles officials have come to an agreement in their negotiations over the city serving as the U.S. contender for the 2024 Olympic Games, according to multiple reports.

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German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta

Another athlete has said Rio's polluted waters have resulted in illness, this time a German sailor who is receiving hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in a test event.

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Bolt '50-50' on retirement after Rio

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, says he is looking to go even quicker in Brazil next year, but then that might be it for him in a sport he says 'isn't as fun as it used to be'.

Bolt beats Gatlin, takes 200 meters (2:11)
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Japan scales back 2020 Olympic stadium plans

Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design.

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Gymnastics coach makes court appearance

The head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy charged with four counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor has made an initial court appearance.

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Ex-track star pens book on career, call girl stint

Former Olympic track star Suzy Favor Hamilton says she plans to publish a memoir next month that will touch on mental health issues that she says drove her to become a call girl.

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Hurdles champ Merritt to have kidney transplant

No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home -- a kidney transplant.

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Who should lead YoungStars team at World Cup of Hockey?

Combining a group of young players from two countries is no easy feat. Scott Burnside and Craig Custance debate who should build the YoungStars team.

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Russia fined for snubbing Canadian anthem

The Russian Hockey Federation was fined Monday over the national team snubbing Canada's victory celebration after the world championship final.


Manslaughter charge recommended for Jenner

Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend that prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash in February.

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Ex-USOC head takes job with wheelchair hoops

Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

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Sailing chief: Rio events could move if water filthy

The head of sailing's governing body threatened to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and rubbish is removed for next year's Rio Games.

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Kovacs wins shot put final, gives U.S. first gold

Joe Kovacs won the shot put final at the world championships Sunday by defeating two-time defending champion David Storl of Germany, giving the United States its first gold medal of the meet.