• Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians
    The Associated Press18 minutes ago

    Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has welcomed to the White House relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago.

  • 1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

    Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well. On Thursday, relatives of those 1936 African-American Olympians will be welcomed to

  • Ariya Jutanugarn leads Reignwood LPGA Classic in China
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Ariya Jutanugarn leads Reignwood LPGA Classic in China

    Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for an 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. In position to take player of the year lead from idle Lydia Ko with a ninth-place finish or better, Jutanugarn had 10 birdies and two bogeys at Reignwood

  • Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick
    The Associated Press6 hours ago

    Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick

    Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they're proud that Colin Kaepernick and other athletes are staging national anthem protests to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality. The American sprinters who