Rio Olympics

This sprint between a 99-year-old and 92-year-old is pure tension in slow motion

Orville Rogers and Dixon Hemphill are two incredible athletes, both of whom were born 20 years before the start of World War 2. At the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships they raced.<p>The pair were the only competitors in the 60-meter dash for athletes over the age of 90. The pair were …

Sports

WATCH: 2 Table Tennis Titleholders Have Epic, 766-Shot Rally

Today, two table tennis pros met at the Qatar Open and ended up locked in a staggering 10-minute, 766-shot rally.<p>The International Table Tennis Federation, which runs the event, said in an Instagram video that it "has got to be the longest rally ever in modern table tennis history!"<p>Li Jie of the …

2nd-seeded Thiem reaches semifinals of clay-court Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Second-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to reach the Rio Open semifinals, where he is the favorite following No. 1 Kei Nishikori's defeat in the first round.<p>Thiem has won seven ATP singles titles — five of those on clay. He was tested …

Sports

Hustling After Rio: How Team USA's Biggest Athletes Continue Cashing In After Their Olympic Wins

After stepping off the medal platform, some Olympic athletes find themselves stepping into the business world.<p>After the summer games wrapped up in …

Gymnastics

American-born players on the Kings appreciate U.S. gold medal hockey anniversary

Kings backup goaltender Jeff Zatkoff was born seven years after the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team pulled off its stunning upset of the Soviets and went on to beat Finland 37 years ago Friday to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Games. But Zatkoff, a Detroit native, learned at a young age about …

The Arts

Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wasn't about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin.<p>Vonn and Shiffrin, along with some of their American teammates on the World Cup tour, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. …

Lindsey Vonn

PV Sindhu an IAS? Badminton ace takes up senior post offered by Andhra Pradesh

Ace badminton player and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu appears to have decided to settle down in Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati after …

Andhra Pradesh

Swimming: Joseph Schooling smashes 8-year US meet record

SINGAPORE: Local swim star Joseph Schooling continues to make waves in the pool, this time smashing the 50m freestyle record at the 2017 Big 12 …

Big 12

APP World Tour | 2017 Sunset Beach Pro Finals Gallery and Results

Photos, recap and results from Finals Day of the 2017 APP World Tour season opener<p><b>We’re running out of sensational adjectives to describe the Sunset</b> …

Paddleboarding

IOC suggests more changes needed in Olympic host bidding

The International Olympic Committee wants to proceed with changes that could result in both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded in September.<p>An internal letter written by IOC President Thomas Bach's spokesman suggests further adjustments are needed in the way Olympic hosts are chosen. It …

Paralympics

JOSEPH SCHOOLING ने 18.76 के साथ 50 FREE का रिकॉर्ड अपने नाम किया

• बुधवार, फ़रवरी 22 – शनिवार, फ़रवरी 25<br>• Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center- Texas यूनिवर्सिटी<br>• Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (सेंट्रल टाइम के …

Swimming

ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar gets India off to positive start with bronze in women's 10m air rifle event

<b>New Dehli:</b> Ace rifle shooter Gagan Narang has always wished to give something back to the sport that gave him so much and the Olympic medallist's …

As she closes in on first overall World Cup title, Mikaela Shiffrin also readies for Olympic glory

Last Tuesday afternoon in the Swiss resort village of Zinal, 5,500 feet above sea level in the Alps and surrounded by peaks more than twice that …

Sports

Snow volleyball hopes to stake claim in Winter Olympics

Beach volleyball is moving to the mountains and swapping its sand for snow.<p>A spinoff of the sun-splashed sport familiar to Summer Olympic fans and seaside frolickers, snow volleyball is spreading from the Alps to the Andes and making a run at the Winter Games. If all goes well, volleyball officials …

Sports

Simone Biles and Mr. T Will Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

<i>Dancing with the Stars</i>‘ coveted Mirrorball Trophy is reflecting gold!<p>PEOPLE has confirmed that Olympic medalist Simone Biles and former <i>A-Team</i> star …

Dancing with the Stars

Korea's gold medal hopes for Pyeongchang still on ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea invested heavily across the winter sports spectrum to boost its medal chances at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics but if the ongoing Winter Asiad is anything to go by, the cut-throat world of short track remains its best hope for gold next year.<p>Since short track speed …

Winter Sports

Usain Bolt Sets T&T Carnival's 'International ' Coverage In Motion

All it took was a few social media snippets from the fastest man alive, and the Greatest Show on Earth- Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival became the …

Trinidad and Tobago

Hungary's Olympic dream "killed" by political upstarts, says PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary had to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to avoid a humiliating defeat in the race with Paris and Los Angeles after a local political movement "killed the Olympic dream", Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.<p>The Momentum movement, …

Europe

Wozniacki into Dubai final, waiting for Kerber or Svitolina

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki reached her second final in two weeks by beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-4 at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.<p>Wozniacki was a finalist at Doha last weekend, when she lost to Karolina Pliskova.<p>"Pretty good couple of weeks …

Sports

Van Meter seeks first basketball state berth since 1936

CLOSE<p>Van Meter boys' basketball coach Jed Alexander talks about his team's state tournament drought.<p>Jed Alexander had to crack open the history book …

Des Moines

Kent Farrington and Creedance Win $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 7

Olympic team silver medalist Kent Farrington (USA) and RCG Farm's Creedance were victorious in the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round …

Show Jumping

Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Asian Winter Games on Friday.<p>Skating to …

Sports

Cleared Russians to miss European championships

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Defending pole vault champion Anzhelika Sidorova and sprinter Kristina Sivkova will miss next week's European indoor athletics championships despite being cleared to compete by the IAAF, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday.<p>The International Association of Athletics …

Russia

Women Do Like to Compete — Against Themselves

About 10 years ago, when we were both Ph.D. students at Harvard, we were invited to participate in an unofficial and largely secret wrestling tournament organized by a fellow student. The idea was to showcase a handful of competitive wrestling matches between graduate students in different …

Psychology

Olympics - LA 2024 'disappointed' Budapest to withdraw Games bid

(Reuters) - LA 2024 officials were "disappointed" to learn this week that Budapest will pull out of the running for the 2024 summer Games and said on Friday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must select a host city that redefines sustainability.<p>Hungary's government said this week it would …

Europe

Teary-eyed Vogt claims 1st world ski jump title in 3 years

German climbs from 3rd spot with 96.5-metre leap in final round<p>Carina Vogt retained her world women's ski jump title Friday in dramatic style as her …

Katie Ledecky's 500 freestyle time is faster than Ryan Lochte's as a college freshman

Here's your periodic reminder that Katie Ledecky is a freak of nature.<p>On Thursday night, the five-time Olympic gold medalist and freshman at Stanford lowered her American record in the 500-yard freestyle in an unreal time of 4:25.15 at the Pac-12 Championships — more than 10 seconds faster than the …

Katie Ledecky

Watch Ed Moses, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, compete on Netflix's 'Ultimate Beastmaster'

Are you a beast?<p>Ed Moses, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer, wants to be.<p>The athlete was among the 108 competitors to tackle Netflix's first reality competition series <i>Ultimate Beastmaster.</i><p><i>Mashable</i> got an exclusive look (above). The show launched across the globe on Friday.<p>The show pits 108 competitors …

Entertainment

Katie Ledecky’s latest American record faster than Ryan Lochte at same age

<b>Katie Ledecky</b> not only lowered another one of her American records on Thursday, but the 19-year-old also went faster in the 500-yard freestyle than</b> …

Ryan Lochte

Draw Announced For 2017 FINA World Championship FINA Junior World Championship

<b>Feb. 24, 2017</b><p>Budapest, Hungary - February 24 - The Draw for the men and women's World Championship Water Polo tournaments took place today in the …

Water Polo