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Usain Bolt on doping scandals, post-track life and his biggest guilty pleasure

The Jamaican track star and nine-time Olympic gold medalist weighs in on his post-retirement plans, how recent doping scandals have affected sports and who will be the next Usain Bolt.

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Ledecky named USA Swimming athlete of year

Katie Ledecky won USA Swimming's athlete of the year for a record fourth consecutive time and was honored for her world-record victory in the 800-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

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More allegations against ex-USA Gymnastics doc

A former USA Gymnastics team physician accused of sexually abusing at least two gymnasts faces 16 more abuse complaints at the university where he was a faculty member, according to a newspaper r

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'68 Olympians Smith, Carlos to visit White House

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the U.S. sprinters who famously raised their fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Games, will join the U.S. Olympic team to meet President Obama at the White House.

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U.S. Olympic sports lag on minority, women hires

The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to an internal study.

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Australia to study possible 2028 bid in Brisbane

The Australian Olympic Committee says it supports a decision by mayors in southeast Queensland state to fund a feasibility study into bidding for the 2028 Olympic Games.


USOC, LA 2024 reach key marketing deal

The Joint Marketing Program Agreement would shift a majority of the USOC's marketing revenue over to the host city for a period surrounding the Olympics.

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Rome mayor rejects city's bid for 2024 Games

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics and could leave only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, in the running.

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Michigan State fires doc amid more abuse claims

A doctor accused of sexually abusing two gymnasts was fired Tuesday by Michigan State University, which said its police have received additional allegations of abuse since last week.

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Cuban volleyball players convicted in rape case

A Finnish court has convicted five members of Cuba's national volleyball team of aggravated rape and sentenced four of them to five years in prison. A fifth man was sentenced to three-plus years.

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Rio CEO says $30M in public funding needed

Rio Olympics CEO Sidney Levy said Sunday that his privately funded operating budget needs just less than $30 million in public funding to meet its obligations.

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The Third Man

The image is iconic and unforgettable. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, standing on the podium at the 1968 Olympics, staging their powerful protest. But what about the third man, Peter Norman? Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman tells the stories behind all three Olympians.

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Hackers target GB heroes Adams and Trott

Nicola Adams and Laura Trott are among an additional four British athletes whose medical records with the World Anti-Doping Agency have been leaked by computer hackers.

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Final report into Russian doping months away

Doping investigator Richard McLaren's final report on state-backed cheating in Russia is several months from completion, casting fresh doubt on the nation's hosting of winter sports this season.

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Zanardi retains first Paralympic gold in Rio

Former CART champion and F1 driver Alex Zanardi won Paralympic gold in the hand-cycling time trial in Rio, the first of two medals he is defending this year.

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Ethiopian marathoner still in U.S. after protest

Ethiopian silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa remains in the U.S. on a visa as he remains fearful of returning to his homeland after he made an anti-government gesture at Rio.

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Lochte gets 10-month ban, others 4 months

Ryan Lochte, the 12-time Olympic medalist who became a focal point of the Rio Games for his involvement in a late-night incident at a gas station, has received a 10-month suspension.


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.


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The NWSL won't punish Megan Rapinoe for kneeling or the owner for trying to prevent her from kneeling in protest: es.pn/2dlmBDG

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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.

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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).

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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