Summer Olympic Games
MESA, Ariz. | Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 medals over three Olympics.
SOCHI, Russia | The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone – should anyone – try to top that?
When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.
You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.
LONDON | What if they held an Olympics and nobody came?
Everywhere you look these days, there are videos shown of people around the world doing the dumbest things you could imagine.
Tina Thompson has a simple reason for deciding to retire from the WNBA after this season: she's just looking to slow things down.
Seattle Storm forward Tina Thompson has a simple reason for deciding to retire from the WNBA after this season: she's just looking to slow things down.
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.…
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