Track and field

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Katerina Stefanidi, of Greece, competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Three of the leading women’s pole vaulters will take their turn to compete in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards since they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 16, 2020 - 12:52 pm
The strategy of reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi throughout a fast-paced, race-against-the-clock pole vault competition: keep cool. Not exactly easy on a sweltering day or with a shaky hand struggling to set the bar back on the holder late in the competition. The Greek standout stayed...
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A delivery worker uses the new cycle path being prepared in central Milan's Corso Venezia, Italy, in view of Monday's partial reopening of activities, with a reduced capacity of public transportation due to safety measures against coronavirus, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Italians are preparing for the so called "phase 2" Monday, that will see a partial reopening of many activities after two months of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
May 03, 2020 - 1:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A couple of weeks ago, former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque was running five or six days a week as he trained for a marathon. Now, the former NHL enforcer’s biggest challenge is trying to...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, France's Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain. The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other from their own backyards, Sunday, May 3, 2020, in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. Video links will connect world record holder Mondo Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie. World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 03, 2020 - 11:40 am
French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie hardly treated this like a garden-variety competition. It was for backyard bragging rights. So he raised his intensity. Lavillenie and Mondo Duplantis of Sweden shared the gold medal Sunday during a men’s pole vault competition held in their own yards...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 29, 2020 - 10:30 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Switzerland’s federal government says professional sports teams can resume training on May 11, with a view to playing games in empty stadiums four weeks later. The government is set to make a final decision on May...
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A TV cameraman films in the empty stadium as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the pre-season baseball game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. South Korea's professional baseball league has decided to begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans, following a postponement over the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 28, 2020 - 7:20 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The French government says the rest of the soccer and rugby seasons won’t be completed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says “the 2019-20 season of professional sport ... won’t...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 22, 2020 - 5:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The men’s softball World Cup has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022 because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on qualifying tournaments. The World Baseball Softball Confederation says it decided to delay...
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This photo made available by ultramarathon runner Dmitry Yakukhny shows him posing for a selfie at his home in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. A Russian man has competed a 10-hour run around his bed during a coronavirus lockdown. Experienced ultra-runner Dmitry Yakukhny was meant to be spending April at the 250-kilometer (155-mile) Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert, but was stuck at home after it was postponed to September. (yakuhnyi_dmitry via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 7:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian man in the far eastern city of Vladivostok ran circles around his bed for more than 10 hours in an effort to replicate completing a 100-kilometer ultramarathon. Experienced ultra-runner Dmitry Yakukhny had planned to run the 250-kilometer (155-mile) Marathon des Sables in...
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April 21, 2020 - 12:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10% to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation's sports organizations, The Associated Press has learned. The AP received a copy of a...
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In this April 14, 2020 photo, Bobby O'Donnell, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and currently a paramedic, poses at his ambulance's base of operations in Meredith, N.H. O'Donnell has been transporting COVID-19 patients to hospitals in the state's Lakes region. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2020 - 2:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seven years ago Wednesday, the unthinkable happened to Bobby O'Donnell: He was nearing the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, where his family was gathered to cheer for him, when terrorist bombs killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others. His family escaped...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Noah Lyles of the United States reacts after winning the men's 4x100 meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered for in-home drug testing as part of a pilot program being run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
April 15, 2020 - 3:05 am
DENVER (AP) — The typical day for Noah Lyles now looks something like this: Drive to park. Unload weights from truck. Sprint on grassy field. Lift. And, every now and then, head home and take a doping test. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered to conduct...
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