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FILE - U.S. player James Brewer is checked after a hard fall during the team's men's basketball final against the Soviet Union at the Olympics in Munich, Sept. 10, 1972. Russia won 51-50. Members of the 1972 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team have talked about finally retrieving those silver medals they vowed to never accept and left behind in Germany. No, they still don't want them for themselves. They believe the medals belong in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the latest attempt to get them from the International Olympic Committee has been thwarted. (AP Photo, File)

Efforts to put '72 Olympic medals in hoop Hall thwarted

Team USA's Taylor Cummings (21), left, chases Canada's Dana Dobbie (27) during the opening game of the 2022 World Lacrosse Women's World Championship at Towson University in Towson, Md., June 29, 2022. Lacrosse is one of nine sports trying to gain inclusion into the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Lacrosse's new, fast-paced version may be path into LA Games

Sydney Mclaughlin, of the United States, wins the women's 4x400-meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

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Head of Paris 2024 Olympics Tony Estanguet, center left, President of Greater Paris Metropolis Patrick Ollier, center right, head of the Paris Ile-de-France region, Valerie Pecresse, right, and head of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), Brigitte Henriques, left, attend a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Olympics and Paralympics Council, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Benoit Tessier/ Pool Photo via AP)

French NOC boss starts lawsuit over 'psychological violence'

PARIS (AP) — Turmoil at the French Olympic Committee is casting yet another shadow on French sports in the buildup to the Paris Olympics.

United States' coach Cheryl Reeve instructs from the sideline during their gold medal game against China at the women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

US women's basketball dominates on international stage

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart are keenly aware of the legacy of success they are part of with the U.S. women's basketball team.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, left, greets Pope Francis during an audience the Pontiff granted to the participants of the "Sports for all" meeting at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

IOC's Bach eyes return to sports for anti-war Russians

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could be accepted back into international sports, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview publ

Far-Right party Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media at her party's electoral headquarters in Rome, early Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Italians voted in a national election that might yield the nation's first government led by the far right since the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

IOC president Bach meets with Meloni over 2026 concerns

ROME (AP) — Making his second visit to Rome in two weeks, IOC presi