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Column: A few puffs and a bad rule do Richardson in

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She could have — make that should have — been a breakout star in an Olympics desperate for any kind of positive jolt. Sha'Carri...

Going the extra half-mile: Retired Bolt trains for 800 event

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Usain Bolt: 800-meter sprinter. That’s right, the now-retired world’s fastest man...

AP Sportlight

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July 6 1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the...

At 34, ‘Mommy Rocket’ Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

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Every time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce steps on the track, some sort of record is in jeopardy. ...

Russian jumper Lysenko banned over doping deception

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MONACO — Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko was handed a six-year ban Monday over an elaborate attempt to deceive anti-doping authorities, in a case...

American teen aims for gold in new Olympic canoe sprint race

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Sometime before she races across Tokyo Bay, American teenager Nevin Harrison will likely paddle her canoe to a quiet spot and have a good...

Semenya misses Tokyo, may be forced out of Olympics for good

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — This could be it for Caster Semenya and the Olympics. ...

Namibia teenagers out of Olympic 400 over testosterone level

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Two 18-year-old female runners from Namibia won't be allowed to run in the 400 meters at the Tokyo Olympics...

Richardson tests for marijuana, will miss Olympic 100

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American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. ...

Olympic champion McNeal loses appeal against 5-year ban

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympic champion Brianna McNeal lost her appeal on Friday against a five-year ban for breaking anti-doping rules that prevents the American...