Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.
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Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.


 Olympic hopeful Tika Hemingway shadow boxes at the Pittsburgh Boxing Club in Overbrook.

Brackenridge boxer Tika Hemingway close to realizing Olympic dreams

Tika Hemingway has two more major events to go before solidifying her spot on Team USA.



 Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.



 U.S. Paralympian Lex Gillette speaks to a panel about his training as a blind athlete at Dick’s Sporting Goods’ headquarters in Findlay. At his right is Kerri Walsh Jennings, three-time Olympic gold medal winner in volleyball.

Dick's offering jobs to Olympic athletes in sponsorship deal

The Findlay sporting goods company will get Olympic-level expertise in selling its equipment, while athletes get flexibility in scheduling



 Christa Harmotto Dietzen - Captain of 2014 U.S. world champions

Sportswoman of the Year: Christa Harmotto-Dietzen a winner above all else

For as stellar an athlete as she is on a volleyball court, the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year is an even better leader and winner.


Hockey Watch


Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ??? Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in


AP Sportlight

1877 ??? Spencer Gore beats William Marshall in 48 minutes (6-1, 6-2, 6-4) in the first men's singles tennis championship at the


South Koreans face daunting task building for Olympic hockey

FRISCO, Texas (AP) ??? South Korean goalie Kye Hoon Park took up ice hockey on the advice of an elementary school teacher.



 

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