Olympics

Alix Klineman dives for a ball during the 2017 AVP Hermosa Beach Open on July 22, 2017. (Robert Beck / AVP)

San Francisco AVP tour stop will include former Stanford star Alix Klineman

Alix Klineman is blessed with a 6-foot-5 frame and world class athleticism.…

 

Comedian Leslie Jones has been providing fun commentary on the Rio Olympics on Twitter.  (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Leslie Jones’ tweets earn her NBC Olympics gig

Rolling Stone decreed comedian Leslie Jones to be America’s best Olympics commentator,…

 

In this April 27, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Oakland, Calif. A court conference is scheduled for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery case before he leaves next month for the Olympics. The former Michigan State basketball player is accused of striking former Spartans football player Jermaine Edmondson in the jaw during a weekend confrontation near the East Lansing campus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green…

 

Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)

Amateurism in elite sports is dead — let’s gamble

The Olympics aren’t what they used to be: Most notably, the defining…

Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)
After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)

The Senator commits to play for Team USA

Add another Golden State Warrior to the Team USA roster for the…

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Curry decides NBA legacy trumps quest for gold medal

The Greatest Basketball Player on Earth will not be representing the United…

Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)
Health workers get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. (Leo Correa/AP)

Health experts voice concern about Rio Olympics

LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to…

Health workers get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. (Leo Correa/AP)
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, of Germany, left, speaks with Member of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Anita DeFrantz, of the US, right, at the opening of the second and last day of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Less than half the tickets sold so far for Rio Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With five months to go before the Olympics in…

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, of Germany, left, speaks with Member of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Anita DeFrantz, of the US, right, at the opening of the second and last day of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Taron Egerton, left, and Hugh Jackman star in “Eddie the Eagle.” (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox)

‘Eddie the Eagle’ could be a cooler ski-jumper story

Jesse Owens he wasn’t. British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards won no…

Taron Egerton, left, and Hugh Jackman star in “Eddie the Eagle.” (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox)
Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP

Klay Thompson, Draymond Green no lock for Olympics

In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze…

Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP
Stephan James plays Jesse Owens in “Race,” a purely by-the-numbers film about the history-making athlete. (Courtesy Thibault Grabherr/Focus Features)

Jesse Owens deserves better than ‘Race’

“Race” dramatizes the triumphs of African-American track and field athlete Jesse Owens,…

Stephan James plays Jesse Owens in “Race,” a purely by-the-numbers film about the history-making athlete. (Courtesy Thibault Grabherr/Focus Features)
Canadian Richard Pound, Chairman of WADA's (World Anti-Doping Agency) Independent Commission (IC), presents the findings of his Commission's Report surrounding allegations of doping in sport, during a press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Russia slammed in doping report, faces possible Olympic ban

GENEVA — Russia's status as a sports superpower and its participation in…

Canadian Richard Pound, Chairman of WADA's (World Anti-Doping Agency) Independent Commission (IC), presents the findings of his Commission's Report surrounding allegations of doping in sport, during a press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning the women’s 800m freestyle final on Saturday at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (Michael Sohn/AP)

Decision for phenom Ledecky: Stanford or megabucks?

Katie Ledecky chose to defer her entry to Stanford until after the…

Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning the women’s 800m freestyle final on Saturday at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (Michael Sohn/AP)
Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Ng Han Guan/AP)

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history,…

Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Ng Han Guan/AP)
This artist's rendering released by Japan Sport Council in July 2015 shows the image of the Olympic stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Japan Sport Council via AP)

Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

TOKYO — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the…

This artist's rendering released by Japan Sport Council in July 2015 shows the image of the Olympic stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Japan Sport Council via AP)
Ben Margot/AP File PhotoOlympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin has won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top woman in college swimming.

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.…

Ben Margot/AP File PhotoOlympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin has won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top woman in college swimming.
Alessandro Trovati/AP file photoSquaw Valley's Travis Ganong

American skier Ganong faces new challenge: college

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Two months after winning his first World Cup…

Alessandro Trovati/AP file photoSquaw Valley's Travis Ganong
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US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago

LAKE PLACID — It's been more than three decades since his landmark…

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Ben Margot/AP PhotoOlympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin gestures during a media conference Tuesday

Olympian Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell with Cal

BERKELEY — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoOlympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin gestures during a media conference Tuesday
Michael Dwyer/AP File PhotoThe leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee have chosen to put Boston in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Boston will be American bidder for 2024 Olympics

DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the…

Michael Dwyer/AP File PhotoThe leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee have chosen to put Boston in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games.