• 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.

  • 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.

  • China's Wang Jianan competes in the final of the men's long jump at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China wins 1st long jump medal in breakout moment at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Star hurdler Liu Xiang proved to the world that his country could compete in track events when he upended the field at the 2004 Athens Olympics to win China’s first-ever gold medal in athletics.

  • International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates, second left,  answers reporter's questions during a press conference after meeting with Japan's Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The top International Olympic Committee official has urged Japan to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    IOC wants Japan’s main stadium ready by January 2020

    TOKYO (AP) — A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible.