Olympic gold medalist

Joshua back ‘home’ to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table. Instead, Joshua has to take a detour. The 28-year-old Briton … Continue reading Joshua back ‘home’ to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

ALAMEDA, Calif. | Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase gold in Tokyo, retire

ALAMEDA, Calif.  — Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. She has big plans before her days on the sand are done, and for improving the long-term health and growth of the sport well into the future by creating new playing opportunities in the … Continue reading ALAMEDA, Calif. | Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase gold in Tokyo, retire

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement. “While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to … Continue reading Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he’s not planning another comeback. He’s got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing … Continue reading AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist. One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom and skiing’s Alpine super-G. She outraced … Continue reading Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

For the aged: Svindal wins downhill; oldest Alpine winner

JEONGSEON, South Korea /February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Aksel Lund Svindal won the men’s downhill Thursday, making the 35-year-old Norwegian the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing. Svindal was 0.12 seconds faster than Norway teammate Kjetil Jansrud down the 1 4/5-mile (2.9-kilometer) course at Jeongseon. Beat Feuz of Switzerland took bronze, 0.18 behind Svindal’s … Continue reading For the aged: Svindal wins downhill; oldest Alpine winner

Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

STORRS, Conn. /February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday. The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time. Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime assistants Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss … Continue reading Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

The Latest: Sweden’s Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games and Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen took silver in the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon to become the most decorated female Winter Olympian ever. Bjoergen captured … Continue reading The Latest: Sweden’s Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Olympics