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Former head of world athletics Lamine Diack is jailed for corruption

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The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse annou...

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir breaks own world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships

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Peres Jepchirchir broke her own world record in the women's half marathon, crossing the line in one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland....

Cabrera hits career homer No. 502, Tigers beat Athletics 8-6

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Akil Baddoo and Harold Castro homered and drove in two runs apiece for Detroit, which had lost 12 straight at home to Oakland. Cabrera’s homer came in the fourth and erased a 3-1 deficit. "Miggy can hit the ball...

Athletics race to large, early lead, defeat Rangers 13-6

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Laureano, Mark Canha and former Rangers All-Star Elvis Andrus had three hits apiece as the A’s banged out a season-high 15 hits and snapped a three-game losing streak to win for the 10th time in 14 games. "Nobody pan...

Márquez, bullpen propel Rockies to 3-1 win over Athletics

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Márquez (4-5) saw the leadoff hitter reach in four of his frames. He limited the damage to just a run courtesy of six strikeouts and nine groundball outs. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The shaky Rockies bul...

Indians homer twice off All-Star Bassitt, beat Athletics 4-2

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Daniel Johnson, who grew up about 30 minutes north of the Coliseum and had a group of family and friends in attendance, connected for his first career home run and made a sparkling defensive play to help the Indians ...

Athletics: Amputee Leeper’s application to compete with running blades rejected

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World Athletics have rejected an application from American double amputee Blake Leeper to run on particular running specific prostheses (RSPs), preventing him from competing in the Olympics or World Athletics events....

Astros remain hot in home opener with 6-2 win over Athletics

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But what a feeling it was to hear the cheers of the home crowd once again. "It was a beautiful night," José Altuve said. "Kind of like a dream come true." Carlos Correa, Yordan Álvarez and Altuve homered as the Astr...

Duke University’s new athletics director is first woman and person of color to hold that position

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Duke University has hired the first woman -- and first person of color -- to serve as the school's director of athletics. The university announced Wednesday that Nina E. King would be replacing Kevin M. White, who i...

Athletics’ Chris Bassitt hit in the head by comebacker

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Goodwin, who was facing a 1-1 count with no outs, hit Bassitt on the right side of his head, who immediately fell to the ground and was surrounded by teammates before being carte...

Wild pitch in the 9th lifts Athletics past Twins 7-6

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Laureano hit a one-out single off reliever Taylor Rogers (0-2) in the ninth. Matt Olson followed with a grounder back to the mound, but Rogers’ throw skipped off the glove of third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was cov...

Sankey joins call for change in college athletics oversight

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Sankey spoke about the need for change to open SEC Media Days, less than a week after NCAA President Mark Emmert said it's time to consider decentralizing and deregulating college sports in a shifting of the traditio...

Altuve, Tucker homer to lead Astros over Athletics 4-3

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But Houston wouldn't have been in position to take the lead if not for some stellar defense by Michael Brantley an inning earlier. Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Tucker’s solo shot lifted the Astros to a 4-3 w...

Bay Area Buzzsaws: Athletics, Giants off to fine starts

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The Oakland Athletics reeled off 13 straight wins and lead the AL West, even after their streak was snapped by Baltimore on Sunday. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants have quietly played pretty well themselves. Alth...

Athletics exploring relocation from Oakland, MLB releases statement

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On Tuesday, the Athletics announced that they will explore relocation options as the franchise continues its push to build a new ballpark in Oakland, according to ESPN. The team has played in Oakland since 1968, but ...

Russell Wilson voices his support for MLB’s Athletics to move to Portland

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This week, a four-person travel party led by owner John Fisher will travel to Las Vegas to discuss the franchise’s relocation plans, and they are expected to make an official visit to Portland, Oregon next month. Ore...

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