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  1. Oscar Pistorius not distracted by critics

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Despite his trailblazing success at the world championships, Oscar Pistorius knows he still hasn't convinced everyone he belongs on the track next to able-bodied runners. However, the double-amputee sprinter said he will not be distract...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  2. American Jeter is golden in women's 100

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Carmelita Jeter of the United States beat Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica to win the women's 100 meters at the world championships on Monday. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago took bronze. Defending champion Sh...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  3. Allyson Felix falls short of gold in 400

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- American Allyson Felix was edged at the finish line by Amantle Montsho of Botswana in the women's 400-meters Monday at the world championships. Felix, a three-time world champion in the 200, was even with Montsho as they ente...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  4. Americans finish 1-2 in decathlon at worlds

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Trey Hardee captured his second straight decathlon title at the world championships and took a back seat to a false start by Usain Bolt. In fact, a record-setting performance by the Americans in the event Sunday was overshad...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  5. Americans take early lead in decathlon

    Associated Press

    Updated 5 p.m. ET DAEGU, South Korea -- Running the fastest times in the 100 and 400 meters, American Ashton Eaton took the lead in the decathlon Saturday after the opening five events at the world championships. Eaton, who won the U.S. champi...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  6. Usain Bolt's title defense starts with ease

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Usain Bolt won his heat Saturday in 10.10 seconds and qualified for the semifinals in the 100 meters at the world championships. The world-record holder from Jamaica is looking to defend his 100 and 200 titles in Daegu, Sout...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  7. Olympic champion disqualified in 400m

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu of Britain has been disqualified from the women's 400 meters at the world championships after a false start. Ohuruogu, the 400 winner in the 2007 worlds and 2008 Beijing Olympics, jumped t...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  8. Reigning world champion Hooker out early

    Associated Press

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Steve Hooker's less-than-stellar warmup before the pole vault competition at the world championships turned into a lackluster performance and an early exit Saturday in the qualifying round. Just like that, the reigning world...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  9. London to bid for 2017 track worlds

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- London will bid to host the 2017 track and field world championships in the Olympic Stadium built for next year's games. UK Athletics confirmed Thursday it will launch a bid led by Sebastian Coe, the organizing committee chairman for th...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  10. Ailing Asafa Powell withdraws from meet

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell pulled out of Friday's Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace, saying he doesn't want to risk aggravating a groin injury before the world championships. In a statement released by organizers, Powell said...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  11. Usain Bolt pushing himself back into form

    Associated Press

    MONACO -- Usain Bolt claims he'll be happy to successfully defend both sprint titles and stay injury-free at the world championships, ruling out the prospect of lowering his 100-meter world record. The Jamaican will take on European champion Chri...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  12. Storm damages World Cup stadium roof in Belo Horizonte

    Associated Press

    World Cup news

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2014
  13. Pedro will join TBS's playoff coverage

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez has endured and savored a little of everything in the pressure of the postseason. Tussling with Don Zimmer. Blowing a big lead on the cusp of the World Series. Winning a city's first championship in 86 years. Now that...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  14. Mario Balotelli due back in Italy lineup vs. Denmark

    Associated Press

    Fever permitting, Mario Balotelli will return to Italy's attack for the first time since his standout European Championship performance when the Azzurri host Denmark on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  15. Euro 2012 -- Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque signs 2-year extensio...

    Associated Press

    Contract extension

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  16. England, Poland, Netherlands all win Euro 2012 tuneups

    Associated Press

    European friendlies

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2012