- Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try Updated: Aug-27-15 1:23 pm
BEIJING - Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.
- The Latest: Defending champion Sum reaches 800 final Updated: Aug-27-15 8:52 am
BEIJING - The Latest from the world championships (all times local):
- 2024 Olympic plan gets mixed greeting from LA Council Updated: Aug-26-15 7:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - Facing an early test of support at home, Los Angeles' 2024 Olympics plan stalled Wednesday amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion.
- After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt Updated: Aug-26-15 2:03 am
BEIJING - 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.
- Former USOC leader takes job with wheelchair basketball Updated: Aug-25-15 12:52 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
- China wins 1st long jump medal in breakout moment at worlds Updated: Aug-25-15 12:51 pm
BEIJING - Star hurdler Liu Xiang proved to the world that his country could compete in track events when he upended the field at the 2004 Athens Olympics to win China's first-ever gold medal in athletics.
- IOC wants Japan's main stadium ready by January 2020 Updated: Aug-25-15 7:44 am
TOKYO - A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible.
- Justin Gatlin stumbles late as Bolt wins 100 at worlds Updated: Aug-23-15 2:36 pm
BEIJING - Four straight times after his spirit-sapping defeat, Justin Gatlin heard some version of this question: Was it good for track that you lost to Usain Bolt?
- Ennis-Hill dedicates world title to her boy, working moms Updated: Aug-23-15 12:12 pm
BEIJING - As she lay on her back, hands covering her face trying to absorb the reality of again being a world champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill's thoughts turned to who might be watching.
- Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay Updated: Aug-22-15 5:40 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's Rio Games.
- Front-running Kenyans, a late stumble? Nothing stops Mo Updated: Aug-22-15 12:06 pm
BEIJING - Rarely has Mo Farah been challenged like he was Saturday.
- Allyson Felix 'disappointed' she can't run 200-400 double Updated: Aug-21-15 6:42 am
BEIJING - Training-wise, Allyson Felix thinks she's fit enough to run the 200 and 400 meters at the world championships.
- Last time Rudisha had an 800 race this big, it was 'magic' Updated: Aug-20-15 6:38 am
BEIJING - The last time David Rudisha was competing at an event this big, it turned into a "magic moment" for athletics.
- Beijing pollution awaits runners at worlds, just like '08 Updated: Aug-20-15 2:11 am
BEIJING - The drifting smoke from forest fires sometimes makes it difficult for marathoner Heather Lieberg to take a deep breath during her afternoon training runs in the hills of Montana.
- Coe beats Bubka for top job in international track and field Updated: Aug-19-15 2:47 pm
BEIJING - After a final promise to the international track and field community that he'd always be in its corner, Sebastian Coe won the election to replace Lamine Diack as IAAF president and took up the immediate challenge of restoring the image of a sport grappling with a doping controversy.
- Russia pushes to add men to rhythmic gymnastics Updated: Aug-19-15 11:39 am
MOSCOW - The dominant nation in rhythmic gymnastics, Russia, called Wednesday for men to be allowed to compete in one of the last single-gender Olympic sports.
- Boston Olympics organizers: Report didn't analyze details Updated: Aug-18-15 8:27 pm
BOSTON - Boston's failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday.
- World Series of Beach Volleyball returns to California Updated: Aug-18-15 6:06 pm
For Kerri Walsh Jennings, the pursuit of a fourth consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal resumes on her home sand.
- The big challenge to come after election for Coe or Bubka Updated: Aug-18-15 9:32 am
BEIJING - After months campaigning, Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka face an election Wednesday knowing that the new IAAF president will need to go straight to work to convince the public that track and field's governing body can properly tackle the scourge of doping.
- Olympic champion Alptekin loses 1,500-meter title for doping Updated: Aug-17-15 9:59 am
GENEVA - Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin has agreed to give up her 1,500-meter title and serve an 8-year ban for blood doping, dealing another blow to track and field.
- Canada women beat Cuba, clinch Olympic basketball berth Updated: Aug-16-15 10:41 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - Kia Nurse scored 20 points and Canada beat Cuba 82-66 on Sunday night in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas women's basketball championship to clinch a berth in the 2016 Olympics.
- Report to be issued on Boston's now-failed Olympic effort Updated: Aug-16-15 10:49 am
BOSTON - Boston is no longer in the running for the 2024 Olympics, but a consultant that had been hired by state officials to analyze the bid has been moving ahead with its work.
- Palomino leads USA past Japan 8-1 for junior world title Updated: Aug-16-15 12:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Even as the United States' players were being awarded gold medals, their minds were elsewhere.
- World champs could preview names to watch in Rio Updated: Aug-14-15 12:02 pm
Hard as this is to believe, there was a time when no one knew of Usain Bolt.
- Turkish medalist among 28 positive for banned substance Updated: Aug-14-15 6:33 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish 10,000-meter runner Elvan Abeylegesse could be stripped of silver medals from the world championships and Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples.