• Manuel backs up historic Olympic win with world championship
    The Associated Press8 minutes ago

    Manuel backs up historic Olympic win with world championship

    Simone Manuel felt the pressure of being an Olympic champion. The 20-year-old Texan backed up her historic victory in Rio de Janeiro by rallying to beat Sweden's world-record holder Sarah Sjostrom in the 100-meter freestyle Friday. ''It's kind of been ingrained in me,'' said

  • Cycling: "Great progress" made in restoring UCI's reputation - Cookson
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Cycling: "Great progress" made in restoring UCI's reputation - Cookson

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Brian Cookson, facing an election challenge for his presidency of cycling's governing body the UCI, launched a strong defence of his stewardship on Friday and said he expects to win another four-year period in office. The 66-year-old Briton beat Irishman Pat McQuaid

  • Athletics: Bolt could reverse retirement decision, says Gatlin
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Athletics: Bolt could reverse retirement decision, says Gatlin

    Usain Bolt could be tempted to reverse his decision to retire from athletics after next month's world championships, his American sprint rival Justin Gatlin said on Friday. The great Jamaican, who has won eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals, is planning to quit the track after competing

  • Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly
    The Associated Press

    Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Look no further if you're searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ''It's the only medal that really mattered,'' Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the deserted Olympic Park. Other memories have faded at home since the Olympics opened a year ago