Athletes arriving in Rio fret over lack of 'Pokemon Go'

Jul 30, 2016

Athletes arriving in Rio fret over lack of 'Pokemon Go'

So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes’ village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no “Pokemon Go”? That’s an outrage! If there were ever a more “First World problem” for the Zika-plagued, water-polluted Rio Olympics, it is Brazil’s lack of access ...

Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who ...

Jul 12, 2016

MLB scraps London plans for 2017

London is not calling for Major League Baseball next year. The players’ association said MLB has given up plans to play regular-season games in the British capital in 2017. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in January that his staff was working hard at playing ...

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Jul 6, 2016

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a “fallen hero.” South Africa’s minimum sentence for murder is 15 years but the judge said ...

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Jul 5, 2016

Protesting Rio cops greet airport arrivals with 'Welcome to Hell' banners

Brazilian police protesting unpaid salaries and officers’ deaths shocked travelers arriving at Rio de Janeiro’s main airport Monday with banners reading “Welcome to Hell” a month before the Olympics. The protest by more than 100 emergency services workers, including firefighters, took place in the ...

U.S. swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races

Jun 30, 2016

U.S. swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races

Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she’s more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. That’s where Holly comes in. The adorable, 4-year-old Havanese is available for petting and furry hugs. “It just ...

Jun 21, 2016

Getting tough on Russian cheating

The decision to ban the Russian track and field team from the Olympics was correct. Now it's up to Russia to prove beyond all doubt that it understands the stakes and will adjust its behavior accordingly.