• Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Usain Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

    Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. Whether viewed over the six days he runs in Rio, or over the eight years he's graced the world with his once-in-a-lifetime mix of speed

  • Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Sometimes there is something better than gold in Rio

    At the lowest point, when chemotherapy had turned Thomas Van der Plaetsen bald and weak at 23, even his brother, coach and biggest fan, Michael, thought chances for a comeback were minuscule. Now, barely a year and a half later, he is heading to the Rio Olympics as the European decathlon champion -