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Farah dominant in final Rio tuneup

Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint in a Diamond League meet on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on the London track where he became ...

Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Jul 20, 2016

Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Kenenisa Bekele won’t compete at next month’s Olympics, perhaps the distance running great’s last chance at the games, after he was left off Ethiopia’s final team for failing to meet the country’s qualifying criteria in both the marathon and the 10,000 meters. Bekele, the ...

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Jul 17, 2016

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Japan’s Asuka Cambridge equaled his personal best of 20.62 seconds to claim the men’s 200 meters at the Night of Athletics on Saturday. The 23-year-old, born to a Jamaican father and Japanese mother, logged the same time as Sorrillo Rondell of Trinidad Tobago with ...

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Jul 16, 2016

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Dafne Schippers sent out a further broadside to Olympic challengers by storming to victory in the 100 meters at Monaco’s Diamond League meet which went ahead Friday despite the deadly truck attack in neighboring Nice. At the Stade Louis II, all festivities outside the ...

Jul 14, 2016

Sports agent Rosa charged with doping offenses in Kenya court

Italian sports agent Federico Rosa, who managed disgraced former marathon star Rita Jeptoo, was on Thursday charged in a Kenya court with doping offenses. Rosa, 30, a director of Italy-based sports management company Rosa and Associati, denied six counts of doping athletes, including Jeptoo ...

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Jul 12, 2016

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Consider this a second chance for Tyson Gay. Maybe his last one, too. The 33-year-old sprinter was handed a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team as a relay runner Monday, more than two years after his doping positive cost the Americans their silver ...

Felix sees quest for double in Rio come to early end

Jul 11, 2016

Felix sees quest for double in Rio come to early end

Allyson Felix had the star power to change the Olympic schedule. Now, it’s her schedule that needs adjusting. Felix’s run at the 200-400 Olympic double, made possible after Olympics officials honored her request for a chance to run both races, came to an earlier-than-expected ...

Jul 10, 2016

IAAF rejects 67 Russian applications to compete internationally

The IAAF’s Doping Review Board has turned down applications from 67 Russian athletes to compete internationally as individuals following a blanket ban on the country’s track and field athletes for systematic doping. The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) said in a statement on Saturday it ...

Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

Jul 10, 2016

Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

A few more kids are on their way to Brazil after Saturday’s racing at the U.S. Olympic Trials. In this case, they are 41-year-old Bernard Lagat’s son and daughter, Miika and Gianna. The American record-holder flipped the script on a youth-filled trials Saturday, running ...

Coe calls for more whistleblowers

Jul 8, 2016

Coe calls for more whistleblowers

Yuliya Stepanova’s participation at the European Championships was proof of the IAAF’s consistency on anti-doping whistleblowers, world track and field supremo Sebastian Coe said Thursday. In an interview with a small group of journalists in Amsterdam, Coe launched a fresh plea for athletes to ...