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Is Olympian and 'DWTS' cast member Hernandez the next 'big' thing?

Olympic medalist, "human emoji" and now competitive dancer -- Laurie Hernandez discusses finding her focus on DWTS and owning her celebrity.

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Japan's Uno wins Skate America men's title

Japan's Shoma Uno landed three quadruple jumps en route to the Skate America men's title Sunday. Jason Brown and Adam Rippon placed second and third in the first event of the Grand Prix.

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USA luger Kelly sidelined with herniated disk

Reigning USA Luge national champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic team member Aidan Kelly will skip this year's international sliding season while recovering from a herniated disk.

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ESPN to broadcast Special Olympics through '19

ESPN will remain the official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Games through 2019, with coverage expanding globally for the Winter Games in March.

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Wagner wins Skate America women's title

Ashley Wagner edged California training partner Mariah Bell to win the Progressive Skate America women's title Saturday, while Japan's Shoma Uno topped the men's short program.

USWNT's lessons after Olympic loss (3:00)
Bolt to make return to training (0:41)
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Russian weightlifter stripped of '12 Olympic silver

Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples.

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WADA: Expect more state-sponsored doping

New WADA director general Olivier Niggli says that after Russia's widespread violations, an expanding investigations staff will be on the lookout for state-sponsored cheating in other nations.

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Second doping test clears Mexican fencer's name

Mexican fencer Paola Pliego was cleared of alleged doping charges after a second test revealed no presence of a prohibited substance. The initial test kept her out of the Rio Olympics.

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Gymnast Smith: Sorry for video mocking Islam

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith apologized Monday for a video in which he and a fellow gymnast appear to mock Islam. Britain's gymnastics federation said it would investigate.

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Russian stripped of '12 Olympic gold for doping

Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of her gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive in reanalysis of her stored doping samples.

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Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon

Abel Kirui of Kenya pulled ahead of defending champion Dickson Chumba in the final mile to win the Chicago Marathon, while Florence Kiplagat of Kenya won her second straight women's title.

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Obama signs Olympic medal tax-exemption bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday to abolish the "victory tax" levied on some U.S. Olympians. The tax will still apply to high-profile athletes who earn at least $1 million a year.


French PM pledges 1B euros to Paris 2024 bid

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged one billion euros ($1.1 billion) of support from the government for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Colorado woman makes 82-mile, 56-hour swim

A Colorado woman who completed a nearly 82-mile swim across Lake Powell in 56 hours said Friday the vast distance wasn't her biggest fear.

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OTL: Tennis' clean image on PEDs is no accident

OTL has found that tennis' clean reputation when it comes to performance-enhancing drug use among its players is largely due to lax anti-doping efforts by the sport.


Kevin Maguire Golf 

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps jumps back into "competitive" play when he tees it up in this afternoon's celebrity matches at the 41st Ryder Cup. Needless to say, the 28-time Olympic medalist is in great demand for autographs at Hazeltine.

Usain Bolt's guilty pleasure

Usain Bolt says chicken wings are his favorite food, but that they weren't on his menu in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first thing he asked for when he left the Olympics.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with Debt.com. Will be featured in ads for company whose tagline is "When Life Happens."

Lochte 'a little hurt' after 'DWTS' incident

Ryan Lochte's time on the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was interrupted by an apparent altercation.


Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Swimming and USOC announce sanctions for gas station incident in Rio. Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months, making him ineligible for 2017 World Championships. Also loses 25k gold medal bonus, athlete funding and is required to complete 20 hours of community service. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen suspended four months without athlete funding. Bentz required to complete 10 hours of community service since he was underage and out past curfew in Rio. And none of the swimmers will be part of the US delegation that will visit the White House later this month. The sanctions have no bearing on the college eligibility of Bentz, who swims at Georgia, or Conger, a junior at Texas.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Who are your top U.S. Olympians from Rio? Simone Biles? Katie Ledecky? Michael Phelps? Matt Centrowitz? Claressa Shields? And which team? Women's hoops? The U.S. rowing eight? Water polo? Gymnastics? Cast your vote at TeamUSA.org/Awards

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

San Antonio has a deal with Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola and will give him a shot to win its 15th roster spot, league sources say.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In conjunction with Ujiri's new deal, Toronto promotes Masai's top aides Jeff Weltman (to general manager) and Bobby Webster (assistant GM).

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors just announced they've finalized the multi-year contract extension with team president Masai Ujiri that @espn reported Aug. 11.

How Hope Solo Can Fight her Suspension

U.S. Soccer suspended Hope Solo from competing with the U.S. women's national team for six months and terminated her contract. Where does Solo go from here? Solo's options

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Solo lashes out after contract termination

Hope Solo is livid after learning her contract has been terminated by U.S. Soccer.


Lochte: Rio incident blown out of proportion

Ryan Lochte thinks his incident during the Rio Olympics has been overblown and he just wants everyone to move on.


Hope Solo Banned 6 Months

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."


Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.


Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his endorsements today. Airweave, the mattress company who paid him, just terminated its deal

USOC CEO: Success defines USA, not Lochte

Scott Blackmun says Team USA won't be defined by the incident involving Ryan Lochte.

Simone Biles can't handle bees

She may be fearless on the floor, but Biles is afraid of bees -- especially when they find her on the podium.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ralph Lauren official says company will not be renewing Ryan Lochte's contract

Speedo drops Lochte, donates to charity

Speedo USA announced that it has dropped its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte and that it would donate $50,000 of his fee to Save The Children, for children in Brazil. Speedo the only company?

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