2dAndrea Canales

Golden girl Monica Puig is loving what she does, wants more

The gold medal in the Rio Olympics showed Puig's potential, and she is primed to make good on it and be more consistent in 2017.

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2hBonnie D. Ford

U.S. triathlon deaths halved after 3-year spike

Fatalities in U.S. triathlon events have dropped by half in the past three years, following a troubling three-season spike, according to a continuing examination by ESPN.

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Japan irked by isle name on 2018 Olympic website

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says it is "unacceptable" that the official website for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics refers to disputed isles in the Sea of Japan under the South Korean na

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Chen outskates Wagner, Gold to lead at nationals

Karen Chen, a 17-year-old high school senior out of California, wowed judges and scored 72.82 to grab a surprising lead in the short program at the U.S. figure skating championships on Thursday.

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Budweiser to end sponsorship with U.S. Olympics

A-B InBev, the makers of Budweiser, is the latest company that has decided not to renew its sponsorship with Team USA. The partnership had been in place since 1984.

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Russian skier still competing despite suspension

Russian skier Maxim Vylegzhanin, who is suspended for being implicated in a doping inquiry, has continued to compete and could earn a longer ban if he is found guilty of a doping offense.

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L.A. proposes venues for 3 more Olympic sports

The committee seeking to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would stage archery at a new football stadium, mountain biking in a regional park and modern pentathlon at a stadium.


Tokyo organizers to review golf club's policies

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say they will examine membership practices at the golf course selected for the Games following criticism that it does not allow women as full members.

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Vonn finishes 13th in first event in 11 months

Christine Scheyer of Austria upset the prerace favorites to win a women's World Cup downhill Sunday, while Lindsey Vonn placed 13th in her first race in nearly 11 months.

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Despite scandal, Russia might bid for '28 Games

Mired in a doping scandal and with a track team banned from international competition, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his country may put forth a bid for the 2028 Games.

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9dNick McCarvel

Will the U.S. dominate figure skating again?

Scott Hamilton says it'll take patience and smarts to build up U.S. talent, but with the U.S. Figure Skating Championships next week, ice skaters such as Nathan Chen are delivering some promise.

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Biles, Raisman pose for SI swimsuit issue

Olympic champion gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will appear in the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, posing at several spots in the Houston area not far from Biles' hometown.

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Shiffrin wins despite skiing over broken gate

Not even a broken gate rolling down the course could stop Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin from returning to the top of the podium in her favorite discipline.

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Suspensions lifted for 4 Russians in skeleton

Four Russians have been allowed to resume competing in skeleton even though they are under investigation for alleged doping rule breaches at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Rippon, Edmunds out of skating championships

Adam Rippon was warming up for practice late last week, preparing to defend his U.S. figure skating title, when a seemingly innocuous movement was met with a loud crunch.

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Report: Russian hack shaped by WADA inquiry

A U.S. intelligence report says Vladimir Putin included the Olympic doping scandal as an example of "US-directed efforts to defame Russia" and influenced his decision to order cyberattacks.

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Worley wins GS as Shiffrin loses first-run lead

Tessa Worley of France won her third women's World Cup giant slalom of the season Saturday after Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States failed to hold on to a first-run lead.

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Mantia, Bergsma sweep at SS Championships

Joey Mantia won the 1,000 meters and the mass start race Sunday on the final day of the US Speed Skating Championships, and Heather Bergsma swept the women's events.

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Humphries gets second bobsled World Cup win

Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada beat American Elana Meyers Taylor on Friday for her second bobsled World Cup victory in three races this season.

Sports played a huge role healing Boston after marathon bombing (1:51)
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Why Ibtihaj Muhammad is a sports trailblazer

The American fencer became the first Muslim woman to represent the United States at an Olympics in Rio. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir explains why Muhammad's barrier-breaking role is an inspiration.

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23dPA Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins will end a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the country's first Tour de France title.

Golf part of the next step for Michael Phelps (1:51)


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Corey Bellemore just won Beer Mile World Championship in Austin, Texas. Ran a mile & chugged four beers in 4 minutes & 48 seconds

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Congrats to Shani Davis--after winning a silver over the weekend, the four-time U.S. Olympic speed skater is now the all-time leader in World Cup points.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps jumps back into "competitive" play when he tees it up in this afternoon's celebrity matches at the 41st Ryder Cup. Needless to say, the 28-time Olympic medalist is in great demand for autographs at Hazeltine.

Usain Bolt's guilty pleasure

Usain Bolt says chicken wings are his favorite food, but that they weren't on his menu in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first thing he asked for when he left the Olympics.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with Debt.com. Will be featured in ads for company whose tagline is "When Life Happens."

Lochte 'a little hurt' after 'DWTS' incident

Ryan Lochte's time on the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was interrupted by an apparent altercation.


Wayne Drehs ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Swimming and USOC announce sanctions for gas station incident in Rio. Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months, making him ineligible for 2017 World Championships. Also loses 25k gold medal bonus, athlete funding and is required to complete 20 hours of community service. Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen suspended four months without athlete funding. Bentz required to complete 10 hours of community service since he was underage and out past curfew in Rio. And none of the swimmers will be part of the US delegation that will visit the White House later this month. The sanctions have no bearing on the college eligibility of Bentz, who swims at Georgia, or Conger, a junior at Texas.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Who are your top U.S. Olympians from Rio? Simone Biles? Katie Ledecky? Michael Phelps? Matt Centrowitz? Claressa Shields? And which team? Women's hoops? The U.S. rowing eight? Water polo? Gymnastics? Cast your vote at TeamUSA.org/Awards

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

San Antonio has a deal with Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola and will give him a shot to win its 15th roster spot, league sources say.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In conjunction with Ujiri's new deal, Toronto promotes Masai's top aides Jeff Weltman (to general manager) and Bobby Webster (assistant GM).

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raptors just announced they've finalized the multi-year contract extension with team president Masai Ujiri that @espn reported Aug. 11.

How Hope Solo Can Fight her Suspension

U.S. Soccer suspended Hope Solo from competing with the U.S. women's national team for six months and terminated her contract. Where does Solo go from here? Solo's options

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Solo lashes out after contract termination

Hope Solo is livid after learning her contract has been terminated by U.S. Soccer.


Lochte: Rio incident blown out of proportion

Ryan Lochte thinks his incident during the Rio Olympics has been overblown and he just wants everyone to move on.


Hope Solo Banned 6 Months

Max Kellerman explains why Hope Solo's suspension is an attempt by U.S. soccer to -- at least temporarily -- get rid of a "high-profile troublemaker."


Polish Olympian makes amazing gesture for boy with cancer

SportsCenter reacts to Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioning off his silver medal to pay for the treatment of a 3-year-old boy with eye cancer.


Is Lochte a perfect fit for 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Mike & Mike react to reports that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte will appear on the next season of the DWTS competition show.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

Feigen apologizes for drawing attention away from Olympics

Mike & Mike react to the apology U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen issued through his lawyers' website for his involvement in the international fiasco Feigen and his fellow teammates caused in Rio.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

Two days after the close of the 2016 Rio Olympics and one day after announcing via a statement that, "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract," this is the window display of the 5th Avenue Ralph Lauren store in NYC. And yes, the video is drawing a crowd.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING: Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his endorsements today. Airweave, the mattress company who paid him, just terminated its deal

USOC CEO: Success defines USA, not Lochte

Scott Blackmun says Team USA won't be defined by the incident involving Ryan Lochte.