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In this March 31, 2017 photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Casinos are slowly embracing esports as a way to help their bottom line, but so far, the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Video games may be added to 2024 Olympics

- The Washington Times

In an interview with The Associated Press, co-president of the Paris Olympics bid committee Tony Estanguet said that there is a possibility that video games could become a part of Olympic competition in 2024.

In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.  South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool Photo via AP, File)

Oscar Pistorius taken to hospital; reports say chest pains

- Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius was taken from prison to a hospital Thursday for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight amid South African media reports that the former track star and convicted murderer was suffering from chest pains.

Katie Ledecky loses for first time at world championships

- Associated Press

Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single worlds, Ledecky settled for silver in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday evening when Italy’s Federica Pellegrini surged to a stunning victory on the final lap.

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Britain's Mo Farah competes in the Men's 3000m during the Grand Prix at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham, England, Sunday Aug. 20, 2017. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

Associated Press

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday.

Olympians Celski, Kooreman star in World Cup qualifier

- Associated Press

Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski held back when discussing this stage of his career with the Pyeongchang Games rapidly approaching in February. This will be his third Olympics, barring a catastrophe, and possibly his last considering he's 27 years old.

Former Olympic gymnast Rachael Denhollander, left, speaks as 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher listens during a news conference in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Dantzscher and Denhollander have filed civil lawsuits against USA Gymnastics and a former team doctor claiming they were sexually abused during their careers and want the organization to remove members of the organization's board of directors. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

- Associated Press

On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who's next.

Lamoureux sisters driving 27 hours to start Olympic training

- Associated Press

Defenseman Monique Lamoureux-Morando and forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson hit the road early Friday morning with a cooler packed with fruit, granola, juice and seltzer water and music spilling everything from country to '90s hip-hop and some '80s rock from the car speakers.