- No sweat: Liukin creates upbeat approach at USA Gymnastics
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Italian beach outside their hotel beckoned to the group of American teenage girls, many on their first major international assignment as seniors for the U.S. women's national gymnastics team.
- Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is back in the gym. Just don't call it a comeback. At least, not yet.
- Ragan Smith vaults to lead at US gymnastics championships
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ragan Smith admits it's a little weird to look at the scoreboard during a gymnastics meet and not see Simone Biles' name at the top.
- Surprise 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin retires
Melanie Oudin is retiring from professional tennis, eight years after her captivating run to the U.S. Open quarterfinals as a teenager.
- After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency
MOSCOW (AP) — After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it's capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene.
- Moldauer out to early lead at US gymnastics championships
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yul Moldauer always believed the time would come when he would be part of the group at the forefront of the U.S. men's gymnastics program.
- Olympic rowing champion selected in New Zealand cycling team
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has been selected in the New Zealand team to compete at the World Road Cycling Championships in Bergen, Norway next month.
- Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who's next.
- Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona's harbor. It's filled with cafes, restaurants, stalls selling everything from souvenirs to flowers, the city's famed opera house and a baroque palace.
- US men's basketball enters a new world _ without its stars
The jerseys say USA, though that's about all that will be recognizable.
- Card me: 1st female ref set for German soccer top flight
BERLIN (AP) — After a decade in Germany's second division, Bibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country's top flight.
- Brazil police, troops carry out security operation near Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilian police and soldiers have carried out a security operation near Rio de Janeiro as part of a crackdown aimed at curbing rising violence.