Andrei Markov wanted badly to play a 17th season with the Canadiens and finish his career in Montreal. When it was clear that wouldn't happen, the veteran defenseman decided to go home to Russia and play next season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Markov hopes to represent Russia in the Olympics
On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to a more familiar spot - the top rung of the medal podium - the U.S. men's team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships. You've got a worthy successor in Chase Kalisz. It's Caeleb Dressel's time to shine.
After years of silver medals, Mireia Belmonte has developed a taste for gold. At the world championships on Thursday, Belmonte added the 200-meter butterfly title to her Olympic crown. It's been a perfect day for me,'' Belmonte said.
An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's world championships in London. Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21-year-old steeplechase runner Chala Beyo, who competed at the Rio de