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Andorra Ends 11 Years of Losses, With a Tie

Rarely has a scoreless stalemate tasted so sweet. But 11 years of nothing but losing will do that to a team.<p>Andorra’s 0-0 tie with the visiting Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier ended its run of 58 competitive defeats.<p>It was the first point in qualifying for Andorra, a Pyrenees mountain …

Real Salt Lake

Rogue iguana interrupts Miami Open match

With a lineup featuring some of the top players in the world, the Miami Open has attracted fans of all ages, genders, and apparently, species.<p>During …

Rachel Homan to face Russia in final of curling worlds

Anna Siddorova beats Sweden 9-3 in Saturday's semifinal<p>Anna Sidorova's Russian rink overwhelmed their Swedish opponents in Saturday's semifinal at …

Rio Olympics

U.S. women's hockey team members share bold messages on social media

USA TODAY Sports' A.J. Perez explains why the USA women's hockey team is boycotting the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. USA TODAY Sports<p>Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson held up a piece of paper displaying the word, “Brave.” Brianna Decker's read, “Together.” …

Social Media

Olympic Foil Fencer Lee Kiefer Becomes First U.S. Woman to Earn No. 1 World Ranking

Two-time Olympic foil fencer Lee Kiefer, 22, ascended to a number one world ranking following a first place finish at the Absolute Fencing Gear FIE Grand Prix in Long Beach, California, last weekend. She is the first U.S. female foil fencer to achieve a top world ranking, according to USA …

Rio Olympics

Simone Manuel, Stanford swim team win first championship title in 19 years

The 20-year-old continues to make waves and break records<p>Since making a splash at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games seven months ago by becoming the …

Rio Olympics

Canada holds off stubborn U.S. to remain perfect

BEIJING — It was a grind, but it was also a win, and that was all that counted for Canada’s Rachel Homan and her Ottawa team on a smoggy Monday …

Rio Olympics

Sure, you can carp about Olympic fishing

Many outdoors types (defined as people who are habitually outside of doors) mistakenly assume other people who do not fish and hunt must hold a …

Fishing

Fourcade Wins Despite Ammo Flub; 'Squirrel Drama' in Women's Mass Start in Oslo

France’s Martin Fourcade (c) in first, Latvia’s Andrejs Rastorgujevs (l) in second and Austria’s Simon Eder (r) in third on the podium following the …

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Katie Ledecky laps all but one swimmer to win NCAA title

ATHLETE NEWS MICHAEL PHELPS | USAIN BOLT | LINDSEY VONN<p><b>Katie Ledecky</b> lapped all but one swimmer through 1,000 yards of her 1650-yard NCAA …

Rio Olympics

Fifteen-year-old Tess Ledeux of France won the women's ski slopestyle title as action came to a close today at the International Ski Federation (FIS)...

Fifteen-year-old Tess Ledeux of France won the women's ski slopestyle title as action came to a close today at the International Ski Federation (FIS) …

Kraft sets world record in ski jumping

VIKERSUND, Norway (AP) — Stefan Kraft set a ski jump world record during a World Cup on Saturday.<p>Kraft jumped 253.5 meters while representing Austria in the first round of the team competition. That beat the mark of 252 by Robert Johansson of Norway earlier in the event.<p>Before Saturday, the record …

Rio Olympics

This basketball player hit a buzzer-beater from behind half-court and it went in twice

MOLLY KREYCIK FOR A ... six?<p>If you like March Madness buzzer beaters, don’t look to the NCAA men’s tournament this year. Check out the NAIA women’s tournament instead.<p>In the first quarter of its first-round game against Loyola, Montana State-Northern’s Molly Kreycik hits this unbelievable …

College Basketball

Emerald flytrap shuts on England once again in Six Nations

Ireland can toast wins against Eddie Jones’s side and the All Blacks – the top two sides in the world – inside four months after a super-charged show of defiance<p>Say what you like about Ireland’s rugby men but they keep everyone guessing. This season they have been up and down more often than an …

Eddie Jones

Kwiatkowski clips Sagan in thrilling Milan-Sanremo photo finish

Reigning world champion and heavy pre-race favorite Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was denied victory at the 108th edition of Milan-Sanremo by Poland’s …

Cycling

USA Hockey goes on offensive in negotiations with women

USA TODAY Sports' A.J. Perez explains why the USA women's hockey team is boycotting the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. USA TODAY Sports<p>USA Hockey went public Friday with the negotiations it is having with women’s national hockey team, releasing financial …

Rio Olympics

Laukkanen Gets Her First Win in Oslo; Dunklee 7th; U.S. Men Secure 5th Quota Spot

Finland’s Mari Laukkanen celebrates her first IBU World Cup victory on Friday in the last women’s 7.5 k sprint of the season at Holmenkollen in Oslo, …

Rio Olympics

Refugees Embrace the 'Very Canadian' Sport of Curling: Photos

Though he's not yet a Canadian citizen, Arun Daniel is already playing like one. The 11-year-old refugee from Sri Lanka arrived in Canada just two …

Refugees

Sweeping into China's mainstream

Wang Rui (left) and Liu Jinli sweep during Team China's 11-4 victory over South Korea in the final of last month's Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, …

Winter Sports

Gabriela Koukalova edges overall champion to claim biathlon sprint title

Czech places 4th, finishes with 5-point lead in standings<p>Gabriela Koukalova won the women's biathlon sprint title Friday in Oslo, Norway, finishing …

Rio Olympics

Ahead of Schedule? Not Mikaela Shiffrin, Skier Always Striving

ASPEN, Colo. — “Is my career ahead of schedule?” Mikaela Shiffrin, the precocious Olympic and world ski racing champion said here on Monday, her 22nd birthday. “No, I don’t think I’ll ever believe I’m ahead of schedule.”<p>That is truly bad news for the other women’s ski racers of the world.<p>Shiffrin, …

Rio Olympics

Gamesmanship: The business model for the Olympic Games is running out of puff

GamesmanshipThe business model for the Olympic Games is running out of puff<p>Budapest is the latest city to withdraw its bid to host them<p>print-edition …

Paralympics

Why Outdoor Climbers May Not Like the Olympics

The picture of how competitive climbing will work in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is beginning to come into focus. The International Olympic Committee announced last fall that the sport would be included in the next Games—in speed climbing, sport, and bouldering—and this weekend an official assembly in …

Rock Climbing

Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball and softball

<b>Olympic baseball matches will be held in Japan's Fukushima prefecture, an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.</b><p>The Azuma Baseball Stadium in Fukushima city will host at least one baseball and one softball match, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said on Friday.<p>The …

IOC launch review studying gender equality in Olympic movement

A major review project investigating gender equality in the Olympic Movement has been approved wi

Simone Biles steps into ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as favorite

<b>Simone Biles</b> is a clear favorite of 12 celebrities on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” starting Monday, to lift the Mirrorball Trophy later …

Olympics

USA Track & Field

Committee<p>Name<p>Role<p>Alumni Association<p>Thomas Johnson<p>President<p>Associations<p>Dave Shrock<p>Chair<p>Athletes Advisory<p>Jeff Porter<p>Chair<p>Club Council<p>Lauren …

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