Women's track and field

August 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did...
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Karsten Warholm of Norway reacts after winning the men's 400 meters hurdles race at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at London Stadium in London, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm,...
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Spectators applaud as the scoreboard displays the final score in the men's singles semifinals match in which John Isner of the United States was defeated by South Africa's Kevin Anderson, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Friday July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 13, 2018 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a...
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Caster Semenya of South Africa competes to win the Women's 800m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Charlety Stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool)
June 30, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Caster Semenya followed her decision to fight the IAAF's rules over testosterone levels in female athletes by winning the 800 meters in imperious form at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. Semenya looked to be threatened in the race by Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi but she pulled...
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File: In this July 29 1976 file photo, Poland's Irena Szewinska, center, sprints to gold in a World Record time in the Women's 400 Meter event at the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. The Polish sprinter who dominated women’s athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died aged 72 June 29 2017. (AP Photo, File)
June 30, 2018 - 9:58 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, and who later became a member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said his wife died...
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Shelby Houlihan celebrates as she wins the women's 1500-meter run at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America's next great hope at 1,500 meters. The 25-year-old Houlihan stormed past Simpson, 31, to win the 1,500 on Saturday at...
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May 26, 2018 - 6:27 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also...
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