ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sanya Richards-Ross frantically called her agent in New York to ask for a list of speechwriters.
After a major update in 2005, FINA is again contemplating changing the rules of breaststroke. Brian Cazeneuve explains the problems and consequences in this Olympic notebook.
LONDON (AP) -- Wrestling's governing body has "reacted well" and made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics, IOC President Jacques Rogge said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius and Caster Semenya were left off a list of athletes to be given funding ahead of the 2016 Rio Games because neither is currently training or competing, the South African Olympic Committee said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve would find herself walking through the aisles at her grocery store this offseason when she would be recognized by a fan.
CHICAGO -- In seven disappointing seasons, the Chicago Sky has never reached the WNBA playoffs or even posted a winning record.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- When the New York Liberty open the regular season May 25 in Connecticut, you might not recognize them.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tamika Catchings grew accustomed to hearing the annual question.
The phrase has been hollowed out by years of often cynical misapplication, but every once in a while a special collegian gives the term student-athlete unassailable substance. Meet SI's female College Athlete of the Year, North Carolina sophomore Loren Shealy, an ace field hockey forward, top business administration student, Robertson Scholar and, for one lunch hour in late April, just one of the
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Are the pieces finally falling in place for the Tulsa Shock?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Candace Parker is ready to resume her pursuit of the only major title to elude the basketball star in her career.
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Silver Stars had a quiet offseason, which seems appropriate for a non-descript franchise that has quietly made six straight playoff appearances.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Storm got used to star center Lauren Jackson being absent because of injuries and commitments with the Australian national team.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected to come within the next 48 hours.
LONDON (AP) -- Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico entered the IOC presidential race Wednesday, promising to use his business experience to guide the Olympics through the world's troubled financial times and proposing to deploy IOC staff permanently in host cities to help organize the games.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist David Boudia leads a team of 15 American divers who will compete at the world championships in Barcelona, Spain, in July.
IVREA, Italy (AP) -- Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, and favorite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Mike Thibault led Connecticut to two WNBA Finals in his decade as the team's head coach, but never won a championship.
LONDON (AP) - Olympic officials agree that more targeted, out-of-competition testing in high-profile sports is needed to catch the drug cheats who are escaping the net, IOC President Jacques Rogge said Wednesday.
Gabby Douglas had been looking forward to this appearance for a long time.
A devastating tornado ripped through the state of Oklahoma on Monday, leaving mass destruction in its wake. Parts of the Oklahoma City metro area and its surrounding suburbs were leveled by the storm. As of early Tuesday morning, 51 people were confirmed dead, with more expected according to the Associated Press. The sports world took to social media to express their condolences and, in some cases
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team.
COL DU GALIBIER, France (AP) -- A superb solo ride up the grueling Col du Galibier gave Giovanni Visconti the victory in a weather-affected 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while favorite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Tejay van Garderen stayed out of trouble to seal his first professional stage race title Sunday, winning the Tour of California in front of BMC Racing Team's home fans.
Most fans watch horse racing for a chance to witness history, but Oxbow's win spoiled Orb's shot at a Triple Crown. Mark Beech explains why the 138th Preakness was still historic.
Orb was an even-money favorite at the 138th Preakness Stakes after dominating the Kentucky Derby, but longshot Oxbow came out of the gates strong and pulled away to win.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter Games: Russia's business powerhouses.
Redshirt freshman Dylan Donahue scored with 13 seconds remaining to lift top-seeded Syracuse past Yale 7-6 in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals Saturday.