Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double at track trials

EUGENE, Ore. — LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races more of a lark than anything else.

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USA track official: Rio logistics will be problematic

EUGENE, Ore. — At about the same time newly minted members of the U.S. Olympic track team get their uniforms, they’ll be led to a TV... Read more

Time trials: Felix, Gatlin, Merritt book trips to Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. — For the quickly forming U.S. Olympic track team, Sunday was as much about the numbers as the names.

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USOC leaders grateful to Los Angeles for 2nd chance at 2024 Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee compared the choice of Boston as a bidder for the 2024 Olympics to Seattle’... Read more

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

BEIJING — Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and... Read more

If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgotten

Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024... Read more

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking... Read more

Elite 8: All QBs still in playoffs have strong pedigrees

The NFL playoffs don’t include any “game managers” or quarterbacks who are still in the hunt solely because they’re surrounded by a great... Read more

Domestic violence at forefront of NFL in 2014

The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy’s body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out... Read more

More blowouts, fewer nail biters don't hurt NFL ratings

Off-the-field problems haven’t dented the NFL’s popularity and, it turns out, fewer competitive games isn’t turning too many fans away, either... Read more

Hot finishes don't mean much to committee

The man in charge of the NCAA selection committee insists a win in November is worth the same as a win in March.

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A few spots left and a few games to decide them

A few spots left and a few games to decide them

It’s not uncommon for the selection committee to have its bracket drawn up before all... Read more

Winter Olympics: Shaun White to concentrate on halfpipe

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world’s best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the... Read more

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