Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo...
Olympic group postpones election awaiting leader’s trial
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The global group of Olympic bodies has postponed a presidential election indefinitely until a court case involving its leader is resolved.
ICC charges UAE cricket captain under anti-corruption code
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three United Arab Emirates cricket players, including captain Mohammad Naveed, have been charged under the ICC anti-corruption code and provisionally suspended...
Palestinians, Saudis play to draw in historic match
AL-RAM, West Bank (AP) — A historic soccer match between the Palestinian and Saudi national teams has ended in a 0-0 draw.
Tuesday's World Cup qualifier marked the first time the Saudi side...
Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered...
ICC scraps boundary countback rule for future tied games
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three months after New Zealand lost the Cricket World Cup to England on a boundary countback, the sport's governing body has scrapped the contentious...
Qatar’s World Cup challenge magnified by track worlds issues
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — By day, Juma Marzouq approves Qatar's masterplans for the vast stadium infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. By night, Marzouq goes into fan mode, tackling the challenge of...
Next up, Tokyo: Track leaves Qatar still looking for a star
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of-a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by...
Mommy’s medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule.
Crowd packs Qatar track worlds stadium, see home gold
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Even when it all seemed to finally go right for the Qataris and their hometown hero, there was still a hitch.
High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim — "The Qatari Falcon" — had...
Saudi soccer team visits West Bank for 1st time
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saudi Arabia's national soccer team has arrived in the West Bank for its first match in the Palestinian territories.
Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground.
Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men’s 4x100 gold medal
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. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the...
The Latest: Ethiopia’s Desisa wins marathon
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Sunday (all times local):
Lelisa Desisa has won the men's marathon, narrowly beating fellow...
Kovacs wins shot put gold at worlds with wife as coach
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In one ear, American shot putter Joe Kovacs heard a technical tip from his coach. In the other, his wife weighing in to take a deep breath.
After world gold, Venezuela’s Rojas eyes world record
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After winning a gold medal for Venezuela at the track and field world championships, Yulimar Rojas has two goals.
She wants the world record. And she wants to inspire...
Away from glitzy stadiums, Qatar migrants live for cricket
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most played sport in Qatar is nowhere near the country's glitzy, air-conditioned stadiums.
Cricket is king among the migrant workers who make up most of the...
Track and field: A world record, and a win for the home team
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The message American hurdler Dalilah Muhammad kept telling herself when her career was running into roadblocks: Why not me?
The Latest: Japan takes 2nd men’s walk gold
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Saturday (all times local):
Toshikazu Yamanishi of Japan has won the men's 20-kilometer walk,...
Competitors swallow transmitters to study heat effects
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The stopwatch is only one way to measure the gains athletes are making at the world championships this year.
About 200 runners volunteered to swallow red-and-white...
Love it: Husband-wife win silvers in stunning night at track
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it.
Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships.
All in the family: Williams siblings share stage at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This was not your typical family get-together.
The Williams crew has been busy over the past two days in Doha. Kendell Williams was competing in heptathlon. Devon Williams...
The Latest: German Kaul wins decathlon world championship
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local):
Niklas Kaul of Germany has won gold in the decathlon after a strong...
Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other...
Sprinter wins for Britain and college star takes hurdles
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until they neared...
The Latest: Appeal denied for Spanish hurdler
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local):
Appeal denied. Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega will not get a re-race after being...
US heptathlete gay pride shoe flaps in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American heptathlete Erica Bougard says she wasn’t trying to make an international political statement against Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies. She was just wearing her favorite...
Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it.
The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot...
Athletes united, but rival fans show Ethiopia’s divides
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Ethiopian supporters are the loudest in the stadium at the track world championships — because they're trying to drown each other out.
Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Salazar’s downfall
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong.
Organizer skips Copa Libertadores semis to work in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The chief organizer of the Copa Libertadores is working at the world track and field championships in Qatar, missing Tuesday's rematch of last year's troubled final between...
Living up to the hype: Lyles takes gold at worlds in 200
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gold medal secured, Noah Lyles took a lap around the sparsely filled stadium with a big decision weighing on him — vanilla or Oreo milkshake?
Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory...
The Latest: Lyles wins 200 to deny de Grasse gold again
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local):
Noah Lyles of the United States won the world championship in the 200 meters with...
Salazar booted from worlds after receiving 4-year doping ban
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Renowned track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, along with a gold medalist and other top contenders at this week's world championships,...
Al Hilal beats Al Sadd 4-1 in 1st leg of Asian CL semifinal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia beat Qatar's Al Sadd 4-1 Tuesday in the first leg of the Asian Champions League semifinals in Doha.
Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400 at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore.
They sure know him.
The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two...
Qatar worlds highlight track’s many nationality switches
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just as migrant workers built Qatar's stadiums, a foreign-born medalist is building its reputation in track.
Abderrahman Samba's bronze in the 400-meter hurdles Monday was...
Better late: Montano gets medals, but the fight goes on
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alysia Montano walked off the track with a pair of bronze medals that were placed around her neck several years too late.
Were those tears of joy still drying on her face?...
No record? Who cares? Warholm happy with 2nd straight title
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There was no way Karsten Warholm of Norway would dare be disappointed. He cleared all 10 hurdles, beat all seven guys, won his second straight gold medal at world championships...
Chepkoech the runaway winner in steeplechase at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech was so new to the steeplechase two years ago that she missed a water jump and had to make a U-turn, costing her a medal at the world...
The Latest: Warholm wins 400 hurdles, host Qatar gets medal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships Monday (all times local):
Norway's Karsten Warholm has defended his title in the 400-meter hurdles...
Empty seats cast new shadow on Doha hosting of world champs
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed her victory lap after once again being crowned as the fastest woman on the planet, she held her 2-year-old son and waved to the...
Taylor made: Triple jumper wins 3rd straight world title
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This has almost become nothing but a formality: Crowning Christian Taylor as the world triple-jump champion.
Taylor captured his third straight title Sunday night at the...
Mother’s Day: Fraser-Pryce, Felix get golds at worlds
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.
No flag, no anthem, but world track gold for Russia
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Three medalists on the victory lap. Only two with flags.
That's the reality for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova after winning gold at the world championships on...
Nigerian sprinter advances after appealing disqualification
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Talk about your sleepless nights.
When Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru finally did fall asleep in the wee hours of Sunday morning, he still had no idea whether he'd be...
The Latest: Fraser-Pryce wins fourth world 100 gold
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest from the track and field world championships in Qatar on Sunday (all times local):
Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her fourth world...
Feeling sore, Coleman drops out of 200 meters at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — What Christian Coleman really needed were a couple of days off.
A day after winning his world championship at 100 meters, the American sprinter pulled out of the 200-meter...