United States Olympic Committee
Mar 19, 2013 15:25 EDT
Mike Plant, a 1980 US Olympic speedskater and executive for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, was named as interim president of US Speedskating on Tuesday by its board of directors.
Mar 07, 2013 15:28 EST
Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles plans to bid on hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city's effort has some major celebrity backers.
Mar 03, 2013 18:07 EST
Amy Deem and Andrew Valmon, the US Olympic track and field coaches at last year's London Olympics, were named Sunday as relay coaches for the Americans at this year's World Championships.
Mar 01, 2013 15:02 EST
Wrestling leaders from political foes Iran and the United States have united as part of a coalition of nations trying to keep the sport from being dumped from the Olympic lineup.
Feb 26, 2013 13:52 EST
Mike Krzyzewski reiterated Tuesday that he won't return as coach of the US Olympic men's basketball team, which he guided to gold in 2008 and 2012.
Feb 16, 2013 22:57 EST
Sudanese-born Lopez Lomong edged defending champion Matthew Centrowitz in a meet-record time, edging his 2012 US Olympic teammate to win the feature mile showdown at the 106th Millrose Games.
Feb 15, 2013 13:53 EST
Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalist nominees named on Friday for induction this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 12, 2013 14:37 EST
Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, looks set to be dropped for the 2020 edition, after the International Olympic Committee voted on Tuesday to remove it from the programme.
Feb 06, 2013 13:18 EST
Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who confessed last month to doping after being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, tops the new Forbes magazine list of most disliked US athletes.
Jan 22, 2013 13:41 EST
Australian Ryan Gregson and Sudanese-born Lopez Lomong will challenge American defending champion Matthew Centrowitz in the mile next month at the 106th Millrose Games, organizers announced Tuesday.
Jan 16, 2013 11:00 EST
Five-time Olympic medallist Bode Miller of the United States will sit out the current alpine skiing season, including next month's world championships, to allow his knee to recover properly for the 2014 Olympics.
Jan 11, 2013 19:29 EST
US international Abby Wambach, winner of FIFA's 2012 Women's Footballer of the Year award, will play for the Western New York Flash in the new National Women's Soccer League, organizers said Friday.
Dec 21, 2012 16:38 EST
Maggie Vessey, an American 800-meter runner hoping to qualify for her third trip to the World Athletics Championships, was given a doping warning Friday by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Nov 14, 2012 03:35 EST
Phil Jackson has accused the Los Angeles Lakers of "slimy" negotiations in their search to fill the head coaching position left vacant by the firing of Mike Brown.
Nov 12, 2012 14:16 EST
The Los Angeles Lakers have appointed Mike D'Antoni as their new coach on a multi-year contract, the NBA team's spokesman John Black announced.
Nov 02, 2012 22:58 EDT
James Harden, traded a week ago from NBA runner-up Oklahoma City, scored a career-high 45 points to power the Houston Rockets over host Atlanta 109-102.
Oct 31, 2012 02:41 EDT
LeBron James received his long-awaited NBA championship ring, then he and the Miami Heat launched their bid for another with a season-opening 120-107 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Oct 26, 2012 22:53 EDT
Defending champions Lindsey Vonn and Marcel Hirscher go into the World Cup season-opener this weekend with differing expectations at the start of a testing new campaign.
Oct 25, 2012 13:19 EDT
Two-time US Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones and Olympic relay champion Tianna Madison have qualified for the US World Cup bobsleigh team as sled pushers.
Oct 14, 2012 18:59 EDT
American Kyle Bennett, a three-time world BMX cycling champion and 2008 Olympian, was killed on Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, USA Cycling announced. He was 33.