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Phelps again signals that he's done with competitive swimming

In the latest sign that he’s done racing, Michael Phelps told reporters before Monday night’s Golden Goggle awards that he had removed himself from drug testing required by USA Swimming. Later, during a ceremony at which he won three awards including USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year, Phelps...

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  • Digest: Katie Ledecky shatters two NCAA swimming records

    Digest: Katie Ledecky shatters two NCAA swimming records

    Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda broke two NCAA records, as well as her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, at a meet at Ohio State. In her first month as a college swimmer, Ledecky has already set NCAA marks in the 500-, 1000- and 1,650-yard freestyles. Her record swim of...

  • Oregon receiver Devon Allen quits football team to concentrate on track

    Oregon receiver Devon Allen quits football team to concentrate on track

    Olympic hurdler and Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen said Wednesday he would forgo his remaining eligibility with the Ducks and pursue a professional track career. Allen, a two-time NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles who placed fifth in the event at the Rio Olympics this summer, said Wednesday...

  • Allyson Felix hopes to help Los Angeles stay in the running for 2024 Olympics

    Allyson Felix hopes to help Los Angeles stay in the running for 2024 Olympics

    It seems that Allyson Felix showed up a little late. Born in 1985, she just missed the Olympic Games in Los Angeles and, more specifically, the track and field competition at the Coliseum. Her family has pictures from that summer. People she knows — older people — have told her how much fun it...

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has...

  • Usain Bolt to train with German soccer team Borussia Dortmund

    Usain Bolt to train with German soccer team Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund's chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team. Hans-Joachim Watzke tells Kicker magazine on Sunday that "it was no joke" and "not a marketing move." Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that...

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  • L.A. 2024 committee to present bid to Olympic leaders in Qatar

    L.A. 2024 committee to present bid to Olympic leaders in Qatar

    The private committee hoping to bring the Olympic Games back to Los Angeles in 2024 will face a critical test in Doha, Qatar, next week. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Allyson Felix, the six-time gold medalist sprinter, lead an LA 2024 contingent that will present its bid to an array of Olympic leaders...

  • Olympic voters weigh Trump effect on Los Angeles 2024 bid

    Olympic voters weigh Trump effect on Los Angeles 2024 bid

    Donald Trump's election as U.S. president has the potential to influence Los Angeles' chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics. For better or worse. Some International Olympic Committee members — who will choose among Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, in a vote next September — cited possible...

  • LA 2024 is about to find out how a Donald Trump presidency will affect Los Angeles' Olympic bid

    LA 2024 is about to find out how a Donald Trump presidency will affect Los Angeles' Olympic bid

    Much has been written in recent months about the international community’s reaction to Donald Trump’s bid for the White House and how a Trump presidency might impact Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Now – with the Republican winning on Tuesday – LA 2024 will find out. "LA 2024...

  • L.A.'s chances of winning the 2024 Olympic bid could rest with Tuesday's election

    L.A.'s chances of winning the 2024 Olympic bid could rest with Tuesday's election

    The whispers have grown louder — day by day, week by week — leading to the U.S. presidential election. International Olympic Committee members, be they from major European nations or tiny countries in far-flung corners of the world, have quietly grumbled about Donald Trump. They don’t like his...

  • Olympic champion Centrowitz returns to Broadneck, inspires high school athletes

    Olympic champion Centrowitz returns to Broadneck, inspires high school athletes

    Broadneck High School student Julianna Fernandez lifted up her foot so Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz could bend down and sign his name on it. "These are my favorite shoes now," she said. Fernandez, a high school runner, said Centrowitz is an example that Olympians can come from anywhere....

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