1923 — Helen Mills, 17, ends Molla Bjurstedt Mallory’s domination of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships and starts her own with a 6-2, 6-1 victory.
1958 — Floyd Patterson knocks out Roy Harris in the 13th round at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles to retain his world heavyweight title.
1920 — Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in the head with a pitch by New York’s Carl Mays. Chapman suffers a fractured skull and dies the next day. It’s the only field fatality in major league history.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — That mile-wide smile would come a split-second later. When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce saw her name come up first Sunday night in the 100-meter final, she pumped her right fist in the air twice and let out a loud scream toward the stands.
TOKYO (AP) — Holding back tears, her freshly won seventh Olympic gold medal hanging around her neck, Svetlana Romashina announced the end of the greatest Olympic career in artistic swimming history.
TOKYO (AP) — The Texas-born sprinter who was the surprise winner of the biggest race of the Olympics will carry Italy’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games.
Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò announced the honor for Marcell Jacobs on Thursday, shortly after Jacobs helped his country qualify for the final in the 4x100-meter relay.
TOKYO (AP) — Perhaps the world's next sprint star wasn't so hard to find after all.
He's Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint as a teen in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters.
TOKYO (AP) — It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win.
So long as that person's name was Elaine.
Elaine Thompson-Herah blew away a much-decorated field in the 200 meters Tuesday night.
TOKYO (AP) — The 26-year-old Texas-born Italian sprinter who surprised everyone by winning the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics might just be getting started.
Antonio La Torre, the head coach of Italy’s track and field team, believes Marcell Jacobs can run as fast as few men besides Usain Bolt ever have.
TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May.
Then came the European Championship soccer title run in June and July.
TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt.
On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card.
TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before Italian runner Marcell Jacobs was the surprising winner of the race to determine the fastest man in the world.
TOKYO (AP) — There will be a new fastest man of the Olympics crowned Sunday when the 100-meter dash is run without Usain Bolt in the finals for the first time since 2008.
The favorite to claim the gold is American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 26-year-old from St.
TOKYO (AP) — Streaking down the track, with only six steps to go until she reached the finish line, Elaine Thompson-Herah stuck out her left arm and started pointing at the clock.
TOKYO (AP) — The look on sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou's face said everything. “Wow! Wow!” she screamed, her eyes wide open and her mouth agape as she crossed the finish line first and looked over at the clock.
TOKYO (AP) — There will be no preening, no posturing, no “To Di World” poses or post-race celebrations that are better than the sprints themselves.
TOKYO (AP) — With no Usain Bolt on the track and no fans in the stadium, Sebastian Coe still believes his sport is in good shape heading into the track and field program at the Tokyo Olympics.
A potential superstar in the pole vault along with world record threats in both 400-meter hurdles races were cited Tuesday as likely highlights by the upbeat president of World Athletics.
Usain Bolt: 800-meter sprinter.
That’s right, the now-retired world’s fastest man is not only changing diapers these days but also distances as he makes a brief comeback for a promotional race.
Every time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce steps on the track, some sort of record is in jeopardy.
At the top of that list, of course, is Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old mark in the 100 meters.
Simone Biles is aware of the pressure. She welcomes it. Practically invites it. Look no further than the sequined goat she's nicknamed “Goldie” that occasionally finds its way onto her competition leotard.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Usain Bolt. The 34-year-old Bolt, retired since 2017, will watch the Tokyo Games from the comfort of his home in Jamaica as someone other than him captures the Olympic title in the 100 and 200 for the first time since 2004.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sprinter Allyson Felix earned her spot in a fifth straight Olympics. Long jumper Brittney Reese made her fourth games. That sort of experience — any sort of experience — appears more of the exception than the rule on the track team the United States is sending to Tokyo next month.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce added the 200-meter title to her 100 crown Sunday at Jamaica's Olympic qualifier, finishing the longer race in 21.79 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce won her only Olympic medal at 200 meters in 2012, when she finished behind American Allyson Felix.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — This was shaping up to be a classic what-could-have-been sort of career for sprinter Trayvon Bromell.
Once step-for-step with the best in the world, including Usain Bolt, Bromell began experiencing issues with his left heel in the lead-up to the 2016 Rio Games.
The newest sprinter in the game is tall just like world-record holder Usain Bolt and has quite an explosive burst — off the line of scrimmage, anyway.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Only moments after Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce zoomed past the finish line Sunday night, she scooped up something more precious than gold...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Everyone knew exactly where to find Christian Coleman this time.
The sprinter who faced a suspension because he couldn't be located for drug testing burst out of the blocks Saturday night and powered to the early lead in track's marquee event...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Usain Bolt is in the rearview mirror, replaced by — what else? — an unfolding doping saga in track and field...
It began as The Year of the Comeback.
In college football, where Clemson got the last laugh in a wild fourth quarter in which the lead changed hands three times...
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) — High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the IAAF's world athletes of the year, while retiring great Usain Bolt was given the president's award...
LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault...
LONDON (AP) — An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable.
Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring...
GENEVA (AP) — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter...
BEIJING (AP) — Racing in a lane next to one of the big-name Jamaicans sure was a laugh.
They certainly brought a few smiles to the sprints Wednesday night at world championships. Usain Bolt was already chuckling with the runner next to him before he crossed the finish line in the 200 meters.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — It wasn't much of a race, but then it really couldn't have been as the world's fastest man and Britain's Prince Harry met up on a track Tuesday in the Jamaican capital.
Wearing a track suit emblazoned with Jamaica's colors of green, black and gold, the prince got off to a false start and was about 50 meters down the track as Usain Bolt bent over with laughter.