Russia launches investigation into doping

...what's needed."The governing body of swimming said Wednesday it is moving its doping test samples taken at the world championships in Russia to the WADA-accredited lab in Barcelona.FINA said in a statement that it "expresses its deep concern...

Stopchargingmaria wins the Breeders' Cup Distaff after video review

...giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano their second victories Friday on the opening day of the world championships at Keeneland.The last of the day's four Cup races was the most suspenseful, with the stewards needing several...

US men solid in world gymnastics qualifying

GLASGOW, Scotland - The U.S. men's gymnastics team advanced to the world championship finals with a gritty performance in qualifying on Monday.

Kenya's Stanley Biwott, Mary Keitany win at NYC Marathon

...won the silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the world championships in August.In 2011, Keitany led by nearly 2...Desisa and Kipsang both ran the marathon at the world championships 10 weeks ago, though Kipsang didn't finish...

Distaff appears to be wide open

...Lucky and Stopchargingmaria ? all Grade 1 winners ? in the $2 million race that highlights the opening day of the world championships today in its first visit to Keeneland.The Distaff suffered a blow when Untapable was withdrawn because of a...

Simone Biles keeps her gymnastics win streak going

GLASGOW, Scotland - Simone Biles is human. The proof came halfway through her beam routine at the world championships Thursday night, when a front flip ended with Biles reaching forward and squeezing the piece of wood as hard as she could with...

Former US assistant Olympic swimming coaches to take over for Rio Games

...certainly help to have Phelps, the winningest athlete in Olympic history.He wasn't allowed to compete at the world championships as part of his punishment for a second drunken-driving arrest, instead racing at the U.S. national championships...


...he can fully concentrate on next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.After winning three more gold medals at the world championships in Beijing, Bolt was supposed to focus on the season's top time in the 200 meters at the Diamond League meet...

All eyes are on Tony Martin in time trial world championship

...by 5 seconds in the opening stage of the Tour, though that time trial course amounted to a 9-mile sprint. The world championships course covers 33 miles from the Kings Dominion amusement park to downtown Richmond."I'm not getting too far...


...meters at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League meet, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships in August.Merritt won in 44.18 seconds, 0.10 ahead of Grenada's Kirani James ? who claimed bronze in Beijing...