• A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad
    The Associated Press52 minutes ago

    A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad

    The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad. All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals. If Germany coach

  • Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky qualified for next month's world championships in style by winning the 800 meters freestyle in the year's best time on the opening night of the U.S. National Championships on Tuesday. Ledecky, twice Olympic and world champion in her signature event, was well clear of

  • IOC says Tokyo budget efforts key for future bidders
    Reuters

    IOC says Tokyo budget efforts key for future bidders

    By Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates praised efforts by Tokyo organizers to lower the budget for the 2020 Summer Games, saying cost control was important for attracting future bid cities. Figures released last month showed organizers

  • IOC's Coates stresses cost cuts during Tokyo visit
    The Associated Press

    IOC's Coates stresses cost cuts during Tokyo visit

    IOC Vice President John Coates kicked off a three-day evaluation of Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday by emphasizing the need for further cost cuts. The price tag of the 2020 Games has ballooned since Tokyo won the bid, even after a major cost-cutting effort. Tokyo Olympic