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  1. Al Buehlers influence changed sports

    Luke Cyphers

    Al Buehler hasn't been to an Olympic Games in 25 years. But now that the legendary former Duke track coach plans to be in London, chances are something extraordinary will happen. Buehler's life reads like a travelogue through some of the most hist...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  2. 2012 London Olympics -- Where Are They Now: Dave Wottle

    Luke Cyphers

    Forty years after his Munich milestone, U.S. runner Dave Wottle celebrates his gold medal, his wedding anniversary and all the happy memories that go with it. Even his lucky golf cap.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- US women bring strongest 1500, long jump ...

    Luke Cyphers

    Watch out, world. U.S. women's team will bring unprecedented depth to London in the 1,500 meters and long jump.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Chaunte Lowe, Amy Acuff make high jump te...

    Luke Cyphers

    The U.S. is sending not one, but two mothers to the London Olympics in the high jump, an event not normally associated with maternity.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  5. Putting Ashton Eaton's feat into perspective

    Luke Cyphers

    EUGENE, Ore. -- If you care about Olympic sports at all -- heck, if you care about sports, period -- then Ashton Eaton's world record in the decathlon here at the Olympic trials is not a one-day story. It all came together Saturday evening at his ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  6. Justin Gatlin 'ready to challenge the world'

    Luke Cyphers

    EUGENE, Ore. -- The sprint world is understandably looking ahead to the Jamaican Olympic trials next week, as the three fastest 100-meter times in the world this year have been run by Jamaicans, led by superstars Usain Bolt (9.76 seconds) and Yohan B...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  7. 'Double' decisions strategic for Felix, Richards-Ross

    Luke Cyphers

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Sometimes, the choices athletes make in life come down to the calendar. That was the case for a pair of American sprinters, Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross, who are going after different sprint doubles at the U.S. Olympic tri...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  8. 2012 London Olympics -- As Games approach, don't bet against Carm...

    Luke Cyphers

    Carmelita Jeter's recent performances haven't been indicative of the "world's fastest woman" title she earned years ago. But as the U.S. trials and London Games approach, it wouldn't be smart to bet against "Jet."

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  9. Another runner emerging as 'double' threat

    Luke Cyphers

    NEW YORK -- Double talk was in the air all week ahead of the Adidas Grand Prix meet here at Randall's Island on Saturday. Kenya's David Rudisha, the world-record holder in the 800 meters, mused during a press appearance about running the quarter m...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  10. U.S. women's soccer team still in high demand ahead of London Gam...

    Luke Cyphers

    DALLAS -- Win an Olympic gold medal and lose once in 59 games, and no one pays attention. Lose a World Cup in the middle of a slow sports summer, and marketers and media knock down the doors. That's been the upended world of the U.S. women's socce...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. Geno and Title IX: He's come a long way

    Luke Cyphers

    DALLAS -- Submitted for your approval: a couple of pieces of evidence that the world has changed, just a little, in the past 40 years, on a stage in a hotel ballroom in Dallas. In the middle of the afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama championed t...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  12. Demus, Richards-Ross follow moms' lead

    Luke Cyphers

    DALLAS -- Mother's Day carried added meaning on the first morning of the U.S. Olympic Media Summit, thanks to U.S. track stars Lashinda Demus and Sanya Richards-Ross. Demus just missed qualifying for Beijing in 2008 in her specialty, the 400-meter hu...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  13. 2012 London Olympics -- Checking in with Dara Torres and her ques...

    Luke Cyphers

    Can Dara Torres qualify for her sixth Olympic Games? She knows her age will be a factor, but she's not letting that deter her.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  14. At least for this day, Team USA rules world

    Luke Cyphers

    PHILADELPHIA -- Track is the ultimate soloist's sport, where early-season results, especially early-season relay results, really don't matter. But that did nothing to dim the smiles on the faces of American athletes at Saturday's Penn Relays, wher...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  15. Gatlin's journey continues at Penn Relays

    Luke Cyphers

    PHILADELPHIA -- Slowly, steadily, Justin Gatlin continues his efforts to shed unwanted baggage. The American heads into the Penn Relays on Saturday ready to take on the world, literally, in the USA vs. the World 4x100 relay at Franklin Field. And ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. 2012 London Olympics -- Tyson Gay looking to put past injuries be...

    Luke Cyphers

    American sprinter Tyson Gay is looking to put past injuries and frustrations behind him in his attempt to return to the track and win Olympic gold.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012