• Wielgus, head of USA Swimming for 2 decades, dies at 67
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    Wielgus, head of USA Swimming for 2 decades, dies at 67

    USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm, died Sunday. USA Swimming said Wielgus died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, of complications from colon cancer. The cancer was first diagnosed in 2006 and Wielgus

  • Valdez digs deep to defend title in decision over Marriaga
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    Valdez digs deep to defend title in decision over Marriaga

    Although Oscar Valdez won a world championship belt last year, he still wondered whether he could go 12 full rounds with an elite fighter. Not only did the WBO featherweight champion have the physical stamina, he also had the mental strength to thrive. Valdez defended his WBO featherweight title with

  • US Olympic boxing star Shakur Stevenson wins pro debut
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    US Olympic boxing star Shakur Stevenson wins pro debut

    U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson has won his professional debut, beating Edgar Brito by technical unanimous decision in the sixth round. Stevenson largely controlled his debut bout Saturday night at the famed outdoor ring south of downtown Los Angeles. The fight was stopped moments after

  • Taking the plunge: US diving moves forward without Boudia
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    Taking the plunge: US diving moves forward without Boudia

    These days, the pool deck seems a little empty for the U.S. diving team. ''It's going to be weird ... not having David there,'' said Steele Johnson, a good friend of Boudia's and former synchronized partner. After winning two more Olympic medals in Rio, Boudia decided to take