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  • Doubling Up: Boudia keeps chase of 2nd gold in perspective

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- David Boudia could spend this summer doubling up on the diving world.

    The Associated Press
  • Wizards' Beal is latest to decline Rio Olympics invite

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.

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  • Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

    When U.S. women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi met with Simone Biles to map out the three-time world gymnastics champion's schedule, one designed to keep Biles fresh heading into the Olympics, it was the equivalent of pulling up to an intersection in a Ferrari and letting it idle when…

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  • Allyson Felix eyeing a shot at 2 Olympic golds

    Now the IAAF and IOC have done the same for Allyson Felix as she seeks the chance to go for the same elusive track-and-field double. If all goes according to plan at the Rio Olympics, Felix will run a 400-meter semifinal in the evening on Aug. 14. International track and field officials agreed…

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  • World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

    Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday it has suspended the lab's accreditation due to ''non-conformity with the International Standard for…

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  • Russian doping shadow hangs over U.S. trials

    By Steve Keating OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Swimmers at the U.S. Olympic Trials insist they are squeaky clean when it comes to doping but do not share the same confidence over the competition they could face in just over five weeks at the Rio Games. With the Russian track and field team…

    Reuters
  • Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

    (Reuters) - South African Branden Grace joined a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus. The world number 11, who is South Africa's top ranked golfer, joins compatriots Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in pulling out…

    Reuters
  • Chris Brooks closing in on elusive Olympic berth

    There have been plenty of times when it would have been easy for Chris Brooks to bail. The guy who longtime friend and two-time Olympian Jon Horton calls ''a victim of the sport'' is on the cusp of trip to Rio de Janeiro. One more clean circuit through Chaifetz Arena on Saturday in the final…

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  • Ledecky on rise, Phelps finale looms at US swimming trials

    The 19-year-old's ascent is duly noted with a massive portrait over one entrance to the CenturyLink Center -- opposite a similar depiction of Olympic great Michael Phelps. "I took a selfie with it!" Ledecky said of her larger-than-life likeness, although her Olympic year is almost certain to…

    AFP
  • US swimmers 'not confident' of clean Rio Olympics

    The doping scandal engulfing Russian athletics and suggestions it could also taint the country's swimmers were on the minds of US swimmers as they prepared Friday for the start of their Olympic trials. Two-time Olympic medallist Elizabeth Beisel said she was "definitely not" confident of a level…

    AFP
  • Wizards guard Beal says no to US Olympic offer

    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said Friday he has declined the chance to play on the US Olympic team of NBA stars that will seek a third consecutive gold medal in August at Rio. Beal announced on Twitter that he would join a growing group of players saying no to Rio, including LeBron James,…

    AFP
  • USA Diving gets 2nd spot in women's 3-meter for Rio Games

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- USA Diving has been awarded a second spot in the women's 3-meter competition for the Rio Olympics after initially qualifying only one diver.

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  • Doping on everyone's mind heading into US swimming trials

    Elizabeth Beisel tilted her head, grimaced a bit and pondered the question: Does she think the Olympic swimming competition will be clean in Rio? ''It's the biggest threat to who should win the medals,'' said David Marsh, who will coach the U.S. women's team in Rio. While much of the scorn has…

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  • Phelps searching for happy ending to career

    By Steve Keating OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - After what appeared to be a tormented final chapter to a brilliant swimming career, Michael Phelps returns to the pool at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials next week looking to pen a new happy ending. Already with a staggering 22 Olympic medals, including…

    Reuters
  • Flying low: Lochte finds trouble en route to US swim trials

    Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. Lochte's plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, because of an oxygen issue, leaving him and his Swim MAC teammates short of their final destination of Omaha.

    The Associated Press
  • U.S. swimmers 'not' confident Rio will be clean of doping

    There is pronounced concern at the U.S. Olympic Trials that the competition in Rio will not be fair.

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  • Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games. The lab at the Federal University…

    Reuters
  • Plenty of condoms but no TVs in Rio Olympics athletes village

    A 24-hour restaurant big enough to house jumbo jets, 450,000 condoms, a multi-faith worship centre and beds that extend to accommodate the lankiest of basketball players. "Today everything is white but there will be plenty of colours when the 207 national flags are flying along the Carioca,"…

    AFP
  • Rio doping lab expects to return to normal in July before Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A laboratory in Rio de Janeiro suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday that it expects to return to normal operations next month following a visit from a WADA technical committee, in time for the start of the Olympics. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca;…

    Reuters
  • False positives likely triggered suspension of Rio doping lab :source

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) likely suspended the credentials for a testing lab in Rio de Janeiro due to technical errors generating false positives, a source familiar with the decision said on Friday. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Brad Haynes; Editing by…

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