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Several top swimmers skipping world championships to focus on mental health

Some of the world's greatest swimmers are missing the world championships in Fukuoka, Japan, as they deal with burnout and the enormous toll the sport takes on their bodies and minds.

Soul Cap approved for top swimming meets with aim of increasing diversity

The Soul Cap has gotten the green light from swimming's top governing body, which figures to be a huge step toward bringing more diversity to a largely white sport. You'll have to look beyond the Olympics and world championships to spot its biggest impact.

More than a decade after her 1st Olympic gold, Katie Ledecky is still swimming fast

At 26, U.S. star Katie Ledecky already has sealed her legacy as one of the greatest freestyle swimmers the sport has ever witnessed, yet she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, she seems to be getting better.

Terry McDermott, American Olympic speed skating gold medallist in 1964, dies at 82

Terry McDermott, who won the only gold medal for the United States at the 1964 Winter Olympics, has died. He was 82.

Tatum, Brown combine for 62 points as Celtics defeat Hawks, advance to face 76ers

Al Horford hit a huge three-pointer against his former team and the visiting Boston Celtics broke open a tight game in the closing minutes to finish off the Atlanta Hawks 128-120 on Thursday night for a 4-2 victory in the opening-round playoff series.

Canadian Rob Thomson to remain manager of Phillies after leading team to playoffs

After guiding the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff berth in more than a decade, manager Rob Thomson had the interim removed from his title Monday.

Remembering Jackie Robinson in town where it started

As Major League Baseball honours the 75th anniversary of Robinson's historic breaking of the colour barrier, let's not forget where he came from.

He's back: Tiger gets off to good start at Masters in 1st competitive tournament since car crash

There was nothing to indicate that Tiger Woods nearly lost his right leg 14 months ago in a devastating car wreck. Woods' greatest comeback yet got off to an electrifying start Thursday when he shot a 1-under 71 in the opening round of the Masters.

Atlanta GM Anthopoulos doles out $168M US over 8 years to newcomer Matt Olson

One day after cutting ties with veteran major leaguer Freddie Freeman, Atlanta signed new first baseman Matt Olson to an eight-year, $168-million US contract on Tuesday.

Dutch speed skater's sportsmanship helps Canadian Dubreuil win Olympic medal

Kai Verbij, the reigning world champion in speed skating's 1,000 metres, backed off on the final crossover straight at Beijing 2022, knowing he didn't have quite enough speed to get in front of Canada's Laurent Dubreuil. Rather than risk a collision, Verbij backed off, allowing Dubreuil to keep racing to the silver medal.