Dan Wetzel:
  • Shelby Erdahl's heroic hurdle finish may restore your faith in college athletics

    The Idaho State senior ruptured her Achilles tendon just two hurdles into the Big Sky championships 400-meter hurdle final. Somehow, she found a way to persevere and finish the race.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Champion shooter Diamond needs help, says team mate

    Australia's most decorated Olympic shooter Michael Diamond needed help with personal problems long before he was arrested for drink driving and firearms offences at the weekend, said former team mate Russell Mark. Diamond, who won back-to-back trap gold medals at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics,…

    Reuters
  • Aussie shooting champ Diamond needs help: teammate

    Australia's most decorated Olympic shooter Michael Diamond has serious personal problems and needs help from the sport, fellow gold medallist Russell Mark said Tuesday. Mark, who won trap shooting gold with Diamond in 1996 at Atlanta, said his heavy drinking was well-known within the team. …

    AFP
  • Rio artists highlight city's violent underbelly

    As Rio de Janeiro prepares to play Olympic host, one art exhibit is flying a less than celebratory five-ring flag portraying five youngsters shot dead by police in this often deadly city. Part of an exhibit by a dozen artists, the installation denounces police violence against the poor in Brazil's…

    AFP
  • A Blues Player Used A Baseball Swing To Score An Awesome Goal

    Related Links:Everyone’s Favorite Hockey Fan Finally Got To Go To His First Blues GameThe Blackhawks Were Eliminated After A Potential Game-Tying Goal Bounced Off Both Posts 

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  • Senate-USOC exchange concerns, plans about Zika virus in Rio

    A group of Democratic senators is concerned about how the Zika virus might affect American athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., was one of 11 senators to sign a letter sent Monday to the U.S. Olympic Committee asking what steps it is taking to…

    The Associated Press
  • Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio

    Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast. ''We were a bit naive, a bit too daring and we are lucky to have survived,''…

    The Associated Press
  • US water polo captain Azevedo preps for record 5th Olympics

    Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. The captain of the U.S. water polo team is going to his native Rio de Janeiro in search of one of the few lines missing from his resume: an Olympic gold medal. ''I'm pretty sure this is my last one,'' Azevedo said.

    The Associated Press
  • McIlroy could snub Rio over Zika fears

    Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy revealed on Monday he could reject the chance to play at this year's Olympics because of the Zika virus in Brazil. Fiji's Vijay Singh and Australia's Marc Leishman have already decided not to participate in the Rio Games because of the virus, while Adam Scott,…

    AFP
  • Uncertainty reigns in Russian athletics ahead of Rio decision

    Next month, Isinbayeva will find out whether she and her teammates will represent their country in Rio when the world athletics governing body IAAF rules whether to lift Russia's provisional suspension over evidence of state-sponsoring doping in Russian athletics. "We cannot prepare properly…

    AFP
  • USA Luge aiming to develop natural track luge

    USA Luge and the International Luge Federation are collaborating in an effort to help grow the sport in the United States. A new strategic plan will focus on building a natural track program. Natural track luge competitions are contested on surfaces similar to a frozen road, or hillside, with no…

    The Associated Press
  • An American Hockey Fan May Have Peed On Pavel Datsyuk's Skate At The World Championships

    What do not know, however, is who the heck this Mike guy is, how he got inside the Russian locker room, when the video was taken or if it’s even real. The biggest red flag here (other than the one hung on the stall in the background) is the commentary/audio editing that comes with the video. Then…

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  • Isinbayeva vows lawsuit if Russia barred from Olympic track

    Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to file suit if Russia's ban from global track and field competition remains in place and she is barred from competing at the games in Rio de Janeiro. Russia's athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF in November after a World…

    The Associated Press
  • Draft law supports Hungarian bid for 2024 Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian lawmakers have submitted draft legislation to support Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

    The Associated Press
  • Feherty to offer prime-time commentary for NBC at Olympics

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- NBC Sports golf analyst David Feherty will offer commentary during the network's prime-time coverage at this summer's Rio Olympics and take part in the broadcast of the opening ceremony.

    The Associated Press
  • Training for Olympic glory in a Kenyan town

    By Siegfried Modola ITEN, Kenya (Reuters) - In Kenya's western town of Iten, known as the "Home of Champions" for drawing runners to train from around the world, athletes rise to pound the track and dirt roads at dawn. Kenyan athletics stars such as marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and…

    Reuters
  • Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

    The Associated Press
  • July 15 set as deadline for completion of Sochi doping probe

    WADA's independent investigation into allegations of state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be completed by July 15. The World Anti-Doping Agency specified the date in the ''terms of reference'' for the probe, which is being carried out by Canadian arbitrator Richard McLaren. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Syria's Allejji receives Olympic table tennis spot for Rio

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Heba Allejji will represent Syria at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being awarded a special place in the table tennis competition.

    The Associated Press
  • Poised for stardom in Rio, Ledecky shies away from spotlight

    When someone brings up the idea of becoming a big star away from the pool - anyone up for show called ''Kickin' It With the Ledeckys?'' - Katie and her father erupt in laughter. ''You've got to get to know us a little better,'' David Ledecky interjected. ''They can come watch us play a game of…

    The Associated Press