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 ...

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It’s a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt’s summertime itinerary. The consensus: He’ll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter’s hamstring was Topic ...

Jul 10, 2015

Gatlin breezes past Powell, Gay

Justin Gatlin easily beat two big-name rivals by clocking 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meet on Thursday. The in-form Gatlin left runner-up Asafa Powell of Jamaica trailing in 9.92, the same time as his fellow American Tyson Gay ...

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Jul 9, 2015

Powell, Gay looking to scalp Gatlin

Justin Gatlin might have strung together an undefeated run of 25 races since August 2013, but his main rivals in the absence of the injured Usain Bolt believe the American sprinter can be beaten. Gatlin re-emerged on the track an athlete possessed after his ...

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Jun 27, 2015

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision. That kind of closing speed was necessary to catch the kid in the lane next to ...

Bolt sure he'll be in top form by worlds

Jun 13, 2015

Bolt sure he'll be in top form by worlds

Usain Bolt remembers the rain, remembers the false start, and remembers his excitement at racing a big-name opponent in the 100 meters for the first time. Just over seven years ago, the Jamaican sprinter arrived at Randall’s Island, east of upper Manhattan, as a ...

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

May 14, 2015

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told AP. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bolt rips reduced doping ban for Gay

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...