Track and field

Pharmacist Ric Griffith stands in his family's business Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Kenova, W.Va. Griffith & Feil is among 250 mom-and-pop pharmacies in West Virginia helping to vaccinate residents in the quest to banish the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)
January 16, 2021 - 11:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — Several governors expressed exasperation at the Trump administration after being assured that the federal government had enough vaccine stockpiled to speed up or expand state...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, runners gather at the athletes village prior to the 115th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Organizers of the marathon, postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, have launched a virtual Athletes' Village in 2020 to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
January 16, 2021 - 6:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. The Boston Athletic Association says it's an attempt to keep runners connected as...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Gwen Berry of the United States waves as she is introduced at the start of the women's hammer throw final during athletics competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. In the summer of 2019, U.S Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland reprimanded Berry and fencer Race Imboden for violating Rule 50, which prohibits inside-the-lines protests at the games, after Berry raised her fist and Imboden kneeled on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games in Peru. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
December 10, 2020 - 7:47 am
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee heeded calls from American athletes by announcing Thursday that it won’t sanction them for raising their fists or kneeling on the medals stand at next year’s Tokyo Games and beyond. It’s a response to a set of recommendations from a USOPC athlete group that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. (AP Photo)
December 02, 2020 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was...
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Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
December 01, 2020 - 1:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...
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November 30, 2020 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive officer of the New York Road Runners, the group that organizes the New York City Marathon, is stepping down and new leadership will be sought out amid concerns over racism and other biases in the organization. Michael Capiraso, who has been at the helm for five...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Rochester police search for clues and evidence as they look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party in Rochester, N.Y. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, police investigating the mass shooting at a crowded house party that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others, joined with grieving parents to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)
October 22, 2020 - 12:05 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, a Rochester police technician collects evidence near the home where a fatal house party took place in Rochester, N.Y. Nearly a month after gunshots rang out at a deadly house party at which two teenagers were killed and 14 others were wounded, there have been no arrests, no rewards offered and little word from authorities on where the investigation stands. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 4:37 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, on the last weekend of summer, killing two teenagers and wounding 14 other people? Nearly a month a fter gunshots rang out just...
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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei crosses the line to win the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Athletes are competing on a 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) closed-loop course consisting of 19.6 clockwise laps around St. James' Park. The traditional course along the River Thames was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic and only elite men and women are competing and no spectators are permitted. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)
October 04, 2020 - 4:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathon title around a sodden St James’s Park on Sunday after a race staged six months later than planned and without any spectators due to the pandemic. The 26-year-old world record holder comfortably won her duel with...
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A spectator wears a protective mask as he watches the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Fleche Wallonne, in Huy, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 02, 2020 - 3:50 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Athens Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The marathon had been scheduled for Nov. 8. It follows the legendary route purportedly run by the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides...
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