Summer Olympic Games
Saba Khubezhyty, second from right, of Russia shakes hands with Jordan Burroughs of Lincoln, Neb., right, after their 74 kilogram class weigh-in during a news conference Tuesday at U.N. headquarters, announcing the "Rumble on the Rails" wrestling exhibition between the teams from Iran, Russi…
UNITED NATIONS | In Iran, Olympic wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs felt like Justin Bieber, LeBron James and Tom Brady all rolled into one.
HAVANA | Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution.
Youths train at the Rafael Trejos boxing gym in Old Havana, Cuba, early Thursday. Cuba banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Now the island is on the verge of partially reversing five decades of strictly amateur boxing. While officials caution that no decision has bee…
U.S. National freestyle wrestling coach Zeke Jones, right, and his team members arrive at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday morning to attend World Cup tournament. USA Wrestling has formalized plans for a committee charged with restoring Olympic wrestling.
TEHRAN, Iran | The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.
Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, looks to pass around Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday. The Fever won 76-59.
INDIANAPOLIS | Tamika Catchings hasn't forgotten how close she came to clearing the biggest hurdle of her basketball career.
Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon singles championship trophy after defeating Andy Murray at Wimbledon. Federer heads to next week's U.S. Open as the favorite.
NEW YORK | Though no player would admit to looking so far ahead, Novak Djokovic may have been the biggest winner when the U.S. Open bracket was set Thursday.
Workmen take down an Olympic flag in the Mall near Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, following the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The London summer games ended late Sunday, with the next summer games scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
British fans wearing leotards in the colors of the flag pose for other spectators to take pictures of them in front of the Orbit Tower in Olympic Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Patriotism and the games have always gone together, but gone are the days when one just waved a flag.…
There was no mystery as to which team Varun Pemmaraju was supporting: His American flag was tied around his neck, the Stars and Stripes floating like a cape behind him.
LONDON | Team USA clinched the top spot in the medals table for the fifth consecutive Summer Games, helped by David Boudia's victory in the men's 10-meter platform for the country's first gold in diving since 2000.
LONDON | The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women's basketball team Olympic champion.
LONDON | Be it a gold medal or a souvenir from a record relay run, Usain Bolt always gets what he wants at the Olympics.
LONDON | Wrestler Jordan Burroughs had his eyes on a gold medal for months, and he let everyone know about his plans.
LONDON | LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday."
The United States' 4 x100-meter relay members, from left, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix, celebrate their gold medal win Friday in the Olympic Stadium at the Summer Olympics in London. The United States relay team set a world record with a time of 40.82 seconds.
LONDON | Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.
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