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World Athletics names pole vaulter Duplantis, hurdler McLaughlin-Levrone athletes of year

World-record setters Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Mondo Duplantis were named athletes of the year by World Athletics on Monday, adding more accolades to a remarkable 2022 for both athletes.

Ukrainian Olympian Yuri Cheban auctioning medals to help war effort

One of Ukraine's most decorated Olympians is auctioning his medals — two golds and a bronze — in hopes of raising a six-figure donation to contribute to the war effort in his native land.

Kenya avoids track doping ban as Russia remains suspended due to war

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets until the war in Ukraine is over.

Former NWSL commissioner Jeff Plush resigns as USA Curling CEO in wake of soccer abuse investigation

The head of the organization that runs Olympic curling in the United States resigned Friday in the wake of an investigation that revealed he failed to act on allegations of sexual abuse and other harassment when he was commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League.

Kenya's Cherono, American Ross provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations

Back-to-back NCAA champion Randolph Ross was booted from the world track and field championships on the eve of his 400 metre preliminary race, about a month after officials could not locate him to take an anti-doping test.

Russian athletes officially barred from world athletics championships due to war in Ukraine

Track and field officials confirmed Friday that Russians will not be allowed to compete at this month's world athletics championships due to the war in Ukraine.

Salt Lake City Olympic bid led to believe 2034 more likely, possibly clearing path for B.C. 2030

Recent meetings with the IOC have led U.S. officials to believe all signs point toward Salt Lake City bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics, though they say Utah's capital will be ready if asked to host the 2030 Games, too.

Kansas storms back against North Carolina to claim 4th NCAA men's basketball title

Kansas brought its fourth NCAA title back home Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs at the Superdome in New Orleans.

8th-ranked UNC puts halt to No. 15 Saint Peter's Cinderella run in Elite 8

North Carolina crushed all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday in Philadelphia, getting 20 points and 22 rebounds from Armando Bacot in a wire-to-wire 69-49 runaway over 15th-seeded Saint Peter's.

Saint Peter's shocks Purdue to become 1st-ever 15 seed to advance to Elite 8

Daryl Banks III scored the tying and go-ahead baskets that pushed 15th-seeded Saint Peter's to the brink of the Final Four, the tiny Peacocks thriving off a home-court edge to beat third-seeded Purdue 67-64 on Friday night.