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12hJim Caple

Disney on Ice, Cirque du Soleil offer a new stage

Shows such as Disney on Ice and Cirque du Soleil offer challenging -- and fun -- career opportunities for high-level figure skaters and gymnasts who are done competing but not done performing.


U.S. ski team pulls out of race after crashes

The U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the Alpine combined race Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course.

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'World's Worst Skier' causes diplomatic spat

The near-comedic performance of a Venezuelan skier who had never practiced on snow prompted his country's government to criticize France for deporting the athlete en route to Sweden to train.

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Ledecky breaks U.S., NCAA records in 500 free

Katie Ledecky chopped more than a second off her American and NCAA records in the 500-yard freestyle Thursday at the Pac-12 championships, finishing in 4:25.15.

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Union head: MLBers in '20 Olympics difficult

The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be hard for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics since the Games coincide with the middle of the season.

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Penn State fires women's gymnastics coach

Jeff Thompson has been fired as Penn State women's gymnastics coach. The school did not give a reason for the firing, calling it a personnel matter.

3dAlyssa Roenigk

Could the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics be the best yet?

After the freeski and snowboard halfpipe test events over the weekend, some of the athletes are hopeful that Pyeongchang just might have all of the right elements for a successful Olympics.

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IAAF clears 3 more Russians for world indoors

The International Association of Athletics Federations has cleared three more Russian athletes to compete at next month's world indoor track championships.

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2dBonnie D. Ford

Congress to hear testimony on anti-doping

A Congressional subcommittee "will examine the current state of the international anti-doping system" during a hearing next week, it was announced.

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3dAssociated Press

Olympian Flanagan drops out of Boston Marathon

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan says the Boston Marathon is her favorite race and she's "extremely sad" she has to drop out with a back injury.

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Old Russian anthem played at medal ceremony

Russian biathletes sang their national anthem without instrumental accompaniment after an outdated version was played in an embarrassing medal ceremony at the biathlon world championships.

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Olympic execs expect winter sports boom in Asia

Asia has traditionally lagged behind North America and Europe in terms of winter sports, but staging the next two Winter Olympics in Asia will significantly shift the balance, organizers say.

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Dahlmeier sets record with 5th biathlon gold

Laura Dahlmeier won the world title in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start on Sunday, becoming the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single biathlon world championship.

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Meyers Taylor wins gold at bobsled worlds

American Elana Meyers Taylor and brakewoman Kehri Jones won by just 0.03 seconds to capture the gold medal at the world bobsled championships.

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Hirscher wins GS world title after plane incident

Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom title Friday at the World Ski Championships after an incident involving a military airplane delayed the race more than 30 minutes.

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Sprinter Carter appeals ruling that cost Bolt gold

Jamaican runner Nesta Carter filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday regarding a doping positive from the 2008 Olympics, which cost Usain Bolt one of his nine golds.

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8dBonnie D. Ford

Bailey wins 1st U.S. gold at biathlon worlds

Veteran Lowell Bailey edged Ondrej Moravec to become the first American to win a gold medal at the biathlon world championships.

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MSU gymnastics coach quits after suspension

Michigan State women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages announced her retirement Tuesday, a day after she was suspended for defending a doctor accused of sexually abusing female athletes for years.

200m fly in Rio was my Olympic highlight - Phelps (1:04)
Franklin: Phelps' Rio achievement amazing (0:58)
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16dDoug Williams

'I've realized what a plague doping is in our sport'

In a way, Shannon Rowbury feels cheated of the Olympic podium. Once in London and again in Rio. As she preps for the Millrose Games (Feb. 11), she reflects on the epidemic of doping in running.

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Olympic downhill designer: Faster course awaits

The 2018 Olympic downhill course in South Korea has been criticized as being too slow with too many twists and turns, but according to the course designer, "It was on purpose to do it like this."

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Frank Busch to retire from USA Swimming

Frank Busch said on Tuesday he will retire as the national team director for USA Swimming on Sept. 1, following executive director Chuck Wielgus out the door.


Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Wrestling said in a statement Friday morning it has not yet received official word that the team will not be allowed to compete at the Freestyle World Cup in Iran later this month. On Friday morning an Iranian news outlet quoted the country's foreign ministry spokesman in saying that the 16th visit of American wrestlers to Iran had been opposed in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians. The US was scheduled to depart Feb. 8. "If these reports are true, USA Wrestling is extremely disappointed about this, which we believe would be an unacceptable situation," the US statement said. "Wrestling is about competition and goodwill though sport and is no place for politics."

Pierre LeBrun ESPN Senior Writer 

There is no formal meeting planned between Rene Fasel and the NHL regarding the Olympics this weekend but since the IIHF president is scheduled to be here for all-star, there's a chance for an impromptu chat possibly with Gary Bettman and Bill Daly...

Pierre LeBrun ESPN Senior Writer 

The Olympics are not an item on the official agenda for Saturday's two-hour NHL Board of Governors meeting, a source says, but one can expect some form of short update for owners in some fashion.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Corey Bellemore just won Beer Mile World Championship in Austin, Texas. Ran a mile & chugged four beers in 4 minutes & 48 seconds

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Congrats to Shani Davis--after winning a silver over the weekend, the four-time U.S. Olympic speed skater is now the all-time leader in World Cup points.

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."