Track and field

Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome's 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also...
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Athletes start the men's 100 meters on a wet track surface during the Shanghai Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his...
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May 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys' lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Interim Haddonfield School District Superintendent David T...
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May 06, 2018 - 7:17 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp who pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go,...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya runs to win the woman's 1500 meter during the Qatar Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 04, 2018 - 3:33 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya's quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, Kenya's Asbel Kiprop celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 1500m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. The agent for Kenya middle-distance running star Asbel Kiprop, Federico Rosa said Thursday May 3, 2018, he is shocked by a newspaper report that the former 1,500 metre Olympic champion failed a drug test. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)
May 04, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A drug-testing officer has admitted he gave Kenyan runner Asbel Kiprop advance warning of a supposedly unannounced out-of-competition doping test, a clear violation of protocol that renews doubts about the reliability of anti-doping in the East African powerhouse of distance running. Track and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, fans and players celebrate Washington State's 30-27 win over Southern California in an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash. An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, ƒile)
May 03, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. "The environment within...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya leads in the women's 800-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. From Nov. 1, 2018 the IAAF will limit entry for all international events from 400 meters through the mile to women with testosterone levels below a specified level. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)
May 03, 2018 - 9:06 am
MONACO (AP) — Track and field authorities in South Africa say they are prepared to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge new rules that could sideline women with high natural testosterone levels from middle-distance races. Athletics South Africa calls the rules "skewed" and says...
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April 30, 2018 - 5:30 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former University of Arizona assistant track and field coach convicted of assaulting a female student-athlete in 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony counts of stalking and violating a restraining order. Pima County prosecutors say Craig Carter entered a plea deal Monday. He'll...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, left, stands on the podium as Americans Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists in a human rights protest. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) awarded on Saturday, April 28, 2018, a posthumous Order of Merit to Norman. AOC President John Coates said that Norman's achievements as an athlete - his silver-medal winning time of 20.06 seconds at Mexico City remains an Australian record 50 years after he set the mark - were dwarfed by his support for the gold and bronze medalists who raised their gloved fists and bowed their heads during the American national anthem. (AP Photo, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos and backed their Black Power salutes at the 1968 Mexico City Games, was posthumously given his country's highest Olympic award Saturday for his "brave stand" 50 years ago. The...
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