• Column: Just say no when it comes to hosting Olympics
    The Associated Press

    Column: Just say no when it comes to hosting Olympics

    Just hosting the Olympics took everything out of the city. Nine months after hosting the world's best athletes in a flawed - and mostly joyless - Olympics, Rio has little to show for the $12 billion effort. It wasn't supposed to be like this when Rio won the first Olympics in South America

  • Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged
    The Associated Press

    Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

    Kyle Snyder made history at the Rio Olympics by becoming the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal. The medal will soon be history as well, to be replaced by the IOC and Rio organizers because of damage. More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at Rio to U.S. Olympic Committee

  • Olympic 100-meter swim champion to have heart surgery
    The Associated Press

    Olympic 100-meter swim champion to have heart surgery

    Rio Olympics 100-meter freestyle gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has withdrawn from July's world swimming championships to undergo surgery for a worsening heart condition. Chalmers has supraventricular tachycardia, or recurrent rapid heartbeat, that is normally not life-threatening but can impact on

  • NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48
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    NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

    Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. Police in Orlando, Florida, said the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio