China finally gets gold when Liu Hong wins worlds 20K walk

BEIJING (AP) China finally earned its first gold medal of the world championships on Friday with Liu Hong leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Lu Xiuzhi in the 20-kilometer walk. Despite the early-morning start, tens of thousands of home fans packed the stands in the Bird's Nest to welcome home the walkers and cheer their first victory as the championships headed into the final...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Upstart American sprinter Tori Bowie takes bronze at worlds

BEIJING (AP) Things didn't align quite perfectly for Tori Bowie in the 100-meter final on Monday: She sliced her finger on the starting blocks before the race and, once in those blocks, struggled to get off to a fast start. But things have certainly aligned right to get her to Beijing and win a bronze medal at the world championships. Taken in by her grandmother as an infant after...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by 3 p.m. All times EDT: - IndyCar faces a new crisis over safety after popular driver Justin Wilson is knocked into a coma after being struck by debris during a race at Pocono Raceway. - BEIJING - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce makes it another Jamaican night at the Bird's Nest, sprinting...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Schippers: From heptathlon bronze to 100 silver in 2 years

BEIJING (AP) Two years ago, Dafne Schippers was a talented heptathlete earning a bronze medal at the world championships. Now, she is an extremely talented sprinter with a silver medal from the 100 meters, and with her favored 200 still to come. With progress reminiscent of her big stride in the late stages of her races, many have taken notice of the Dutchwoman since she switched...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100 meters in Beijing

BEIJING -- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first three-time world champion in the women's 100 meters, riding a lightning start to hold off Dafne Schippers on Monday. Tori Bowie of the United States took bronze. Already a two-time Olympic champion over the distance, Fraser-Pryce added another world gold in 10.76 seconds, her right arm and her index finger aloft as she crossed the...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Women's 100 the highlight on Day 3 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) The Latest from the world championships (all times local): --- 10 a.m. The final of the women's 100 meters is the highlight on Day 3 of the world championships on Monday, when five finals are on the program. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be bidding to defend her title and give Jamaica a double in the marquee sprints following Usain Bolt's win in the men's 100. Fraser...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

After Bolt's win in 100, Fraser-Pryce tries to follow suit

BEIJING (AP) Usain Bolt did his customary thing, even if it was a little too close for comfort. Now the other Jamaican sprinter who's just as dominant gets her chance. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will try to defend her title in the 100 meters on Monday at the world championships. Like Bolt's slim win over Justin Gatlin, this one also doesn't figure to be a cakewalk. Especially given...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fraser-Pryce blazes to season's best in 100m in Paris

PARIS (AP) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has run a blazing 10.74 seconds for the fastest 100 meters in the world this year at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. The world and Olympic champion got a good start in lane five and led to the line on a hot Saturday evening. She was comfortably quicker than the previous season's best of 10.79, which both Fraser-Pryce and English...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamaica sets campaign to develop sports tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world's dominant sprinting hothouse. The initiative dubbed Jamaica Sport is part of an effort to diversify the tropical nation's tourism offerings. Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill notes Jamaica's sprinting dominance at the Olympics and other global meets and says that ...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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