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FILE - Connecticut Sun guard Yvonne Anderson, left, drives against New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard, right, in the second half during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

Canadian athletes, parents call for culture change in sports

Scales should be banned from children’s gyms. Parents should be permitted to watch. Rules of acceptable behavior should be posted on gym walls with a toll-free line...
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic walks off the court after the team's loss in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Warriors won the series. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

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Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs talks with his fiancee Nicole Daza and his son Antony as he receives a massage at a training center in Rome, Monday, May 23, 2022. This year could be more memorable for Jacobs than his breakout 2021 when he sprinted from virtual unknown to Olympic 100-meter champion then added another surprising gold at the Tokyo Games with Italy's 4x100-meter relay team. Jacobs tells The Associated Press that "winning these next two big events would mean winning everything there is to win in athletics."(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AP Interview: Olympic champ Jacobs wants to win 'everything'

ROME (AP) — Marcell Jacobs already won another gold medal at the world indoors. He'll likely get a huge reception at Rome’s upcoming Diamond League meet.

FILE - Yusra Mardini and Tachlowini Gabriyesos, of the Refugee Olympic Team, carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, July 23, 2021. The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Refugee Olympic team awarded prestigious Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes

11 candidates in weightlifting election amid Olympic crisis

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two American women are among a total of 11 candidates running for president of weightlifting’s troubled governing body, looking to lead it out of crisis

Antti Pihlakoski, evaluation panel chairman of the World Athletics (WA), center left, and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, surrounded by other WA members, pose for a photo before their talk in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Council member Nawal El Moutawakel, back, from left, Vice President Ximena Restrepo and Director of Competitions & Events Jakob Larsen join the photo session. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships