• US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival

    Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night. The brash Olympic gold medalist set up a potential world championship rematch with Yulia Efimova by winning the 200-meter breaststroke Wednesday night at the U.S. National Championships. King's winning time of 2 minutes, 21.83 seconds, was a personal

  • Bolt holds on to win 100 meters at final Golden Spike
    Reuters6 hours ago

    Bolt holds on to win 100 meters at final Golden Spike

    Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday as he gears up for a final world championships in London this summer. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point

  • Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race
    Reuters

    Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race

    South African Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300 metres world record at the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday, rubbing Michael Johnson out of the record books for the second time in less than a year. Van Niekerk, who broke Johnson's 400 metres world record at the Rio Olympics last year, pulled away

  • A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad
    The Associated Press

    A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad

    The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad. All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals. If Germany coach