• Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.

  • This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

    IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Justin Gatlin, from the U.S., wins the men's 100m at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event at Brussels' King Baudouin stadium. Before a race, the mild-mannered American sprinter says he transforms himself into the feisty guy named "J Gat," a nickname he's given to a version of himself that wants to take over the world from archrival Usain Bolt. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

    US athletes tuneup for Olympic Trials at Prefontaine meet

    With an eye toward this summer’s Olympic Trials, the 100-meter field at the Prefontaine Classic this year includes Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay.

  • Brazil' acting President Michel Temer speaks during the swearing-in ceremony of his new Culture Minister Marcelo Calero at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Temer recreated the ministry after closing it, following intense protest by Brazilian artists. Temer took over after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached earlier this month for allegedly using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse.

  • US women to play match against South Africa in July

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team will play South Africa on July 9 in Chicago in the first of two send-off matches before the Rio Olympics.

  • Judge hears arguments on US women’s team strike rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year’s Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer.

  • Maria Sharapova on Russia’s provisional Olympic team for Rio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has included Maria Sharapova on its preliminary team for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test.

  • Kenyan tries again with anti-doping law

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan lawmakers supported proposed changes to anti-doping legislation at a special sitting of parliament on Thursday in the hope that WADA will accept the law this time.

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President and IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020 Chairman John Coates speaks during a press Briefing of the IOC Executive meeting for the Olympic Games Tokyo, in Tokyo, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    IOC expresses concern over investigation into Tokyo 2020 bid

    TOKYO (AP) — IOC vice president John Coates expressed concern Thursday over payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics in a bribery investigation.

  • Spanish athlete tests positive in retest of 2008 samples

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.