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Topic - Usain Bolt
Bolt says he wants to win gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
In the very last race of the championships Sunday, Bolt grabbed the gold-colored baton for his anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay and churned toward the finish line, huffing and puffing to generate more speed. Not that he needed it.
Usain Bolt restored order to the world of sprinting. Reclaiming the 100-meter world championship gold he lost through a false start in South Korea two years ago, the Olympic champion again holds every major sprint title there is.
Offense is out of control.
Word came Sunday that all three had failed drug tests. "A sad day," one former track official called it — and certainly a day that punctured the myth that the oft-troubled sport has cleaned up its act.
Gay completed the 100-200 sprint double Sunday at U.S. track championships, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds Sunday and holding off Isiah Young. It's the fastest time in the world this season.
Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform tell us, over and over, that the immigration system is "broken," and they're in a hurry to fix it.
Even on the unemployment line, Tim Tebow remains a popular presence.
Most people consume their music while on the go these days _ in cars, while jogging, in between smartphone calls or while working at a desk. Thousands of our favorite songs are just a playlist away.
Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.
Michael Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year.
Yohan Blake ran the second-fastest time ever in the 100 meters, clocking 9.69 seconds to win at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting on Thursday.
Now that the Olympics are over, there's one very fast young man looking at one very long layoff before resurfacing in Rio in four years.
The London Olympics well may be remembered as the event that drove home the power of social media — partly to the chagrin but mostly to the benefit of NBC, which controlled images of the games in the United States.
British rock stars are seizing the stage to close the Olympics with an extravaganza that promises to keep a worldwide audience entertained well into the night — and dancing all the way to Rio.
BRUSSELS — Usain Bolt says he plans to retire from sprinting after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
"For me, my aim is to continue hard (toward) the greatness thing," said Bolt, whose team finished in a world-leading time of 37.36 seconds. "Continue dominating."