• New Olympic app lets fans track favorites

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee is releasing a phone app that will let fans track athletes in their favorite sport on their road to the Rio Games.

  • Vote on 2024 Olympics delayed amid questions over cost

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing an early test of support at home, Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics plan stalled Wednesday amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion.

  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt races in a men's 200m semifinal at the  at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Bolt, Gatlin ready for showdown in 200 meters at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — A day before another showdown with his latest rival, Usain Bolt didn’t show even the slightest trace of anxiety.

  • Los Angeles projects $161 million surplus for Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

  • United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men’s 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

    BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there’s an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.

  • Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men’s national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.

  • South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk celebrates after winning the men’s 400m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The Latest: Bare foot Yemeni sets PB in 5,000 at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local):

  • LA projects $161 million surplus if it gets 2024 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected Tuesday that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

  • South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk and United States' Lashawn Merritt, right, look at the clock as they cross the finish line in their men's 400m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Merritt, James renew their rivalry in 400 meters at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Bolt vs. Gatlin isn’t the only rivalry going on in track these days.

  • Former USOC leader takes job with wheelchair basketball

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.