• Man Kaur, 100, of India, competes in the 100-meter track and field event at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. More than 10,000 athletes aged 30 and older are participating in the games which continue until Sept. 4. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    100-year-old runner from India inspires at Masters Games

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Man Kaur from India needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, women's pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, left, jokes with a military musicians as she visits the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Russian athletes including the women's pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters.(Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)

    Russian athletes visit air base in Syria used to strike IS

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes including the women’s pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters.

  • Ruth Jebet of Bahrain poses next to the board showing her result after she set a new world record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Jebet breaks world record to win women’s 3,000 steeplechase

    PARIS (AP) — Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday

  • 3 New Jersey towns to salute their returning Olympians

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sports fans who want to see a real, live Olympian up close will have three chances this weekend in New Jersey.

  • Russian doping coach Chegin loses appeal against life ban

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency says a coach linked to more than 20 doping cases has lost his appeal against a life ban from athletics.

  • United States' Brittney Griner, left, and Elena Delle Donne, right, celebrate with their gold medals after their win in a women's basketball game against Spain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics behind it, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break.