• 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.

  • Wlodarczyk throws 82.98 meters, breaks own hammer record

    WARSAW (AP) — World and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland broke her own hammer world record with a throw of 82.98 meters on Sunday.

  • 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

  • Dathan Ritzenhein, who finished first in the 40th annual Crim Festival of Races, reacts to being announced as the second-fastest American male in Crim history, in downtown Flint, Mich., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Jacob Hamilton/The Saginaw News via AP)

    US Olympian from Michigan wins Crim men’s 10-mile race

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. Olympian from Michigan has won the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races’ 10-mile event.

  • 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.

  • Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.

  • Judge Thokozile Masipa, reads her verdict during the state appeal hearing at the high court in Johannesburg, South Africa,Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The State lost it's appeal after challenging a ruling by Judge Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius who received six years for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/POOL)

    SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

  • Elaine Thompson, left, from Jamaica, and Jenna Prandini from the USA, right, compete in the women's 100m race event at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday.

  • 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.