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4dJeff Carlisle

Carlisle: Olympic qualification is a must

After failing to reach the 2012 London Olympics, the U.S. men's soccer team is intent on ensuring there is no such humiliation on the road to Rio.

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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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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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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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Russian athletes sent home for inflight incident

Nine Russian athletes, trainers and journalists were sent back home from South Korea on Friday after allegedly being drunk and rowdy on a plane, South Korean police said.

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9dBonnie D. Ford

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.

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9dCaley Fretz

VeloNews: Taylor Phinney's new outlook on pain, pressure

Taylor Phinney's cycling career nearly ended after a horrific crash, but his recovery and recent ride for the U.S in the world championships have changed his outlook on life and his sport.

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USOC extends CEO's contract through 2021

The U.S. Olympic Committee extended CEO Scott Blackmun's contract by five years, through the middle of 2021, with an option to keep him through the 2024 Games.

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Ex-Olympian Evans named L.A. 2024 vice chair

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles has named Olympic swimming medalist Janet Evans its vice chair and director of athlete relations.

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Japan's education head quits over stadium failures

Japan's education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation due to troubles with planning for Tokyo's National Stadium, a main venue for the 2020 Olympic games.

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Supreme Court of Appeal to hear Pistorius case

Oscar Pistorius' case will be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Nov. 3, when prosecutors will ask a panel of five judges to reject his trial verdict and convict the double-ampute

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Kiryienka wins cycling trial; U.S.' Phinney 12th

Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus topped a surprising podium in the men's time trial at the world championships on Wednesday. Taylor Phinney was the top American finisher in 12th.

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Accused gymnastics coach found dead in cell

Authorities say the head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy who was jailed on charges of child pornography and molestation, has been found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell.

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16dDoug Williams

The odd appeal, deep roots of the modern pentathlon

Modern pentathlon is obscure to most fans, but as Rio 2016 nears, U.S. athletes are pushing limits in the grueling Olympic sport involving fencing, swimming, horse jumping, running and shooting.

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Gibbs, Meyers Taylor, Holcomb win push titles

Lauren Gibbs won the women's U.S. National Bobsled Push Championship on Friday, while Elana Meyers Taylor and Steven Holcomb won the pilot push titles.

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FINA bashes Rio organizers, claims 'disrespect'

Swimming's governing body has strongly criticized the organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard facilities and "disrespect" for aquatic events.

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Olympic skeleton champ to take season off

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzie Yarnold of Britain says she is taking a season-long break from competition and will miss the upcoming World Cup.