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Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way
by Eddie Pells - August 13, 2018 - 3:45pm
Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren't for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt.
Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal
by Eddie Pells - July 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports, to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your...
Villanova downs Michigan for US NCAA crown
by Eddie Pells - April 3, 2018 - 11:47am
Donte DiVincenzo scored 31 points to lift Villanova to another blowout tournament victory — this time 79-62 over Michigan — for its second title in three seasons.
Business as usual? Not really in this year's US NCAA tiff
by Eddie Pells - March 12, 2018 - 3:14pm
The coaches, players and TV announcers waited breathlessly for the reveal, then broke down the snubs, seedings and matchups with the same glee as kids unwrapping gifts under the Christmas tree.
After Olympic win, Chloe Kim puts fame, fun in perspective
by Eddie Pells - March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
In between the dozens of media appearances that have suddenly become her new day job, Chloe Kim slipped away from the lunch table, disappeared into the restroom, pulled the gold medal out of her bag ... and just...
Win-win: Paris awarded '24 Olympics, LA gets '28
by Eddie Pells - September 14, 2017 - 2:32am
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming its unruly, tension-filled and sometimes corrupt bidding process into a history-making, two-city victory that secures...
After a weary week of track, Bolt returns for finale
by Eddie Pells - August 12, 2017 - 8:00am
Is it too soon to ask? Usain Bolt, please come back.
Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Bolt takes third at worlds
by Eddie Pells - August 6, 2017 - 3:00am
One final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him.
Slow start can’t stop Bolt in debut at last worlds
by Eddie Pells - August 5, 2017 - 4:58am
Bolt says no chance of loss or comeback in farewell worlds
by Eddie Pells - August 2, 2017 - 1:44am
An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable.
Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call
by Eddie Pells - July 30, 2017 - 10:30am
Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and...
USOC paid its way back into bidding game; LA could benefit
by Eddie Pells - May 17, 2017 - 2:31am
"We hope this has removed a road block from a successful bid for the United States," USOC chairman Larry Probst said, after agreeing to the deal five years ago.
AP Analysis: Bolt can't outrun Jamaica's doping problem
by Eddie Pells - January 26, 2017 - 12:09pm
On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica's 2008 Olympic 4x100 relay team of its gold medal. The 37.1-second trip around the track, a world record at the time, goes off the books, too.
Bigger stakes produced better games in 2016
by Eddie Pells - December 29, 2016 - 12:22pm
The year 2016 produced plenty of games like that — contests in which the action was the best when everything was on the line.
USOC chair warns of 'Cold War mentality' in antidoping fight
by Eddie Pells - September 23, 2016 - 9:47am
Bolt bags gold No. 9 with another runaway win
by Eddie Pells - August 20, 2016 - 11:04am
Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games — and likely the Olympics altogether — Saturday morning with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4x100 relay...
Bolt looks to teach a lesson in 200 final
by Eddie Pells - August 18, 2016 - 5:23pm
Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his finger at the brash up-and-comer who dared challenge him.
Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100
by Eddie Pells - August 15, 2016 - 9:30am
Usain Bolt became the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold.
Antidoping leader: Russian probe has not been compromised
by Eddie Pells - July 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
Suggestions that the release of draft letters urging Russia's total ban from the Olympics have compromised the investigation into Russian doping are nonsense, an international antidoping leader said Sunday (Monday...
Who's the face of the Rio Games? It may not be who you think
by Eddie Pells - June 21, 2016 - 12:02pm
This year more than ever, the so-called "face" of the Olympics could be a wrestler, or a fencer, or an athlete who most of the world has never heard of before.
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