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4x Olympian, NYC Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan retires

- Associated Press

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who ended a 40-year American drought when she won the New York City Marathon in 2017, is retiring from competitive running to become a coach with the Nike Bowerman Track Club.

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

- Associated Press

It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of workers building what looks like a new city in the desert of Dubai.

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles won five of the six gold medals at last week's world championships and broke the all-time record of 25 medals by any gymnast, male or female. (Associated Press)

Biles now face of 2020 Olympic Games on world medal haul

- Associated Press

With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last week's world championships and broke the all-time record of 25 medals by any gymnast, male or female.

Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping

Associated Press

Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping network in recent years.