Track and field

May 08, 2019 - 1:22 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia track athlete was expected to make a full recovery after being impaled by a javelin during practice. Freshman sprinter Elija Godwin was injured Tuesday when he and his fellow sprinters were doing backward sprints at the university's track. According to school statement...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Cromwell High School transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, right, braids the hair of teammate Taylor Santos, left, during a break at a track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
May 02, 2019 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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In this photo taken Saturday April 27, 2019, South Africa's athlete Caster Semenya competes in an event at a meeting in Johannesburg. Semenya lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal Wednesday May 1, 2019, against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.(AP Photo/Roger Sedres)
May 01, 2019 - 10:26 am
GENEVA (AP) — The sports world's highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events. In a landmark 2-1...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18,2019 file photo, South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will give its verdict on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Caster Semenya’s appeal against IAAF rules which aim to curb women runners’ high natural levels of testosterone. CAS says it will announce the ruling at midday (1000 GMT) in Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 5:44 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya will find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal against IAAF rules to curb female runners' high natural levels of testosterone. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce the ruling at noon (1000 GMT) in Switzerland. The ruling by a panel...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the first place in the men's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 28, 2019 - 5:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women's race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba reacts after winning a Women's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. Olympic and world championships medalist in the 800 meters, Niyonsaba, acknowledged in an interview with the Olympic Channel Wednesday April 17, 2019, that she has the hyperandrogenism condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)
April 17, 2019 - 6:50 am
Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 3:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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Kenneth Kipkemoi, left, of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa, center, of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Cherono, right, of Kenya, compete in the final mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 15, 2019 - 9:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Cherono crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday...
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Final preparations are made in the rain at the finish line for the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2019 - 6:29 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, though the rain was...
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A hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, passes through the crowd Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle was shot to death March 31 while standing outside The Marathon, his South Los Angeles clothing store, not far from where the rapper grew up. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 11, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the memorial for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, which is being held at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will be followed by a 25-mile procession through the streets of South Los Angeles (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The "Victory Lap" of Nipsey Hussle's funeral procession...
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