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  • Phyllis Francis 

    Francis wins gold in the women's 400m at the 2017 IAAF World Championships

    Phyllis Francis of Queens, N.Y. is now the queen of international track and field when it comes to the women's 400m. On Wednesday, Francis won the gold medal in the women's 400m at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championship in London, England.  Francis posted a...
  • Simone Manuel 

    Manuel wins first career individual gold medal at World Aquatics Championships

    The women's 100m Olympic freestyle swimming champion is now a world champion. On Friday, Simone Manuel of Houston, Texas won her first career individual gold medal at the world championships when she placed first in the women's 100m freestyle at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest...
  • King sets world record in women's 100m breaststroke

    King sets world record in women's 100m breaststroke

    American Olympic gold medalist Lilly King of Evansville, Indiana set a world record in the women's 100m breaststroke on Tuesday. King posted a time of 1:04.13 in winning the gold medal at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  American swimmers won the gold and silver on...
  • Dressel sets American record in men's 100m freestyle swimming

    Dressel sets American record in men's 100m freestyle swimming

    American Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel of Green Cove Springs, Florida set the American swimming record in the men's 100m freestyle on Sunday. Dressel posted a record time of 47.26 seconds in the first leg of the 4x100m freestyle relay that was won by the United States at the 2017 World...
  • Katie Ledecky 

    Ledecky makes swimming history in Budapest

    American Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky of Washington, D.C. made international swimming history on Sunday. Ledecky became the first swimmer ever to win three world championship titles in the women's 400m freestyle.  Ledecky posted a winning time of three minutes, 58.34 seconds in the women's...
  •  Comerford sets the American record in women's 100m freestyle swimming

    Comerford sets the American record in women's 100m freestyle swimming

    Mallory Comerford of Kalamazoo, Michigan set an American record in women's 100m freestyle swimming at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. Comerford swam a time of 52.59 seconds in the opening leg of the women's 4x100m freestyle swimming finals.  The United States...
  • USA dominant in women's water polo at 2017 World Aquatics Championship

    USA dominant in women's water polo at 2017 World Aquatics Championship

    The United States were dominant on Sunday at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in women's water polo. In their first game of the tournament, the reigning Olympic gold medalists from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro  hammered South Africa 24-2.  It was an outstanding...
  • Simone Biles 

    Biles wins ESPY for best female athlete

    Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles of Columbus, Ohio won the 2017 ESPY Award for best female athlete on Wednesday. Biles won the award for winning four gold medals for the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  At last year's Summer Olympics, Biles won the gold medal in the...
  • Michael Phelps 

    Phelps wins ESPY for record-breaking performance

    American Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps of Baltimore, Maryland won the 2017 ESPY Award for best record breaking performance on Wednesday. Phelps won five gold medals and one silver medal for six medals overall at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  On most occasions award winners are...
  • Christian Taylor 

    Taylor and Kendricks win Diamond League track and field events in Paris

    American Olympic medalists Sam Kendricks of Oxford, Mississippi and Christian Taylor of Uniondale, New York each won Diamond League track and field competitions in Paris on Saturday. Kendricks won the gold medal in the men's pole vault and Taylor won the gold medal in the men's triple jump...
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands 

    Mattek-Sands wins seventh grand slam doubles title

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands of Rochester, Minnesota won her seventh grand slam doubles title of her tennis career on Sunday. Mattek-Sands was teamed up with Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic and they beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-2, 6-1 in the women's doubles final of the 201...
  • Jasmin Stowers 

    USA wins eight gold medals in diamond league events in Eugene

    The United States won eight gold medals in events with Diamond League status on Saturday. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. is the most prestigious track and field event in the United States in 2017.  The eight American gold medalists in Eugene in events with Diamond League status on Saturday...
  • USA wins gold medal in women's team pursuit at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

    USA wins gold medal in women's team pursuit at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

    The United States won the gold medal in women's team pursuit track cycling at the 2017 UCI (International Cycling Union) Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong on Thursday. The American team comprised of Kelly Catlin of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Chloe Dygert of Brownsburg, Indiana, Kimberly...
  • Elena Vesnina 

    Vesnina having success on American soil in 2017

    Russian Olympic gold medalist Elena Vesnina has had significant success on the WTA Tour on American soil in 2017. Vesnina, who is currently ranked 13th in the world, won the women's singles competition earlier this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and remains a threat to win the women's...
  • Chris Paul 

    Chris Paul out long term with thumb surgery

    American Olympic gold medalist Chris Paul is expected to miss six to eight weeks after thumb surgery on Wednesday. The all-star point guard who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, injured his thumb on Monday night in the Clippers' 120-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Paul is...
  • Olympic gold medalist David Plummer retires

    Olympic gold medalist David Plummer retires

    American Olympic gold medalist David Plummer of Norman, Oklahoma has retired from swimming at the age of 31. Plummer won a gold medal in the men's 4x100 metre medley at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also added a bronze medal in the men's 100 metre backstroke.  In the men's 4x100 metre...
  • American women's rugby player Jillion Potter diagnosed with cancer

    American women's rugby player Jillion Potter diagnosed with cancer

    American women's rugby player Jillion Potter of Austin, Texas was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday. It is the second time in Potter's life she has had to battle cancer as she was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma less than three years ago. In her first battle with cancer, Potter had to deal with...
  • Ashton Eaton 

    American decathlete legend Ashton Eaton retires

    American decathlete Ashton Eaton of Portland, Oregon announced his retirement from track and field on Friday. Eaton won a gold medal in men's decathlon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Eaton is one of three decathletes in the history of the Olympic...
  • Mike Krzyzewski

    Basketball coaching legend Mike Krzyzewski to miss a month with back surgery

    Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach of Duke University men's basketball team, will be out of action for the foreseeable future because he is set to have back surgery on Friday. Krzyzewski has not only been a basketball coaching legend at Duke University, but the international basketball scene as well...
  • Simone Biles 

    Simone Biles named Associated Press female athlete of the year

    Simone Biles of Columbus, Ohio has been named the Associated Press female athlete of the year for 2016. Biles won four gold medals for the United States in women's gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Biles won the gold medals in the women's individual all-around, the women's...
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