Aquatics

January 27, 2019 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Nathan Adrian celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account, saying he recently went to the doctor because “something didn’t seem quite right.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:23 am
Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account on Thursday, saying he recently went to the doctor because "something didn't seem quite...
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Etienne Noel, the lawyer for accused pedophile Vincent Leroyer, consults his phone during a break on the second day of the former swimming champion's trial in Bordeaux, southern France, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Leroyer, the ex-manager of one of France's most successful ice hockey clubs, is on trial for child rape and sexual abuse and faces up to 20 years imprisonment (AP Photo/John Leicester)
January 22, 2019 - 12:37 pm
BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A court in southwest France heard on Tuesday how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust of admiring families to sexually abuse their children. Vincent Leroyer, 61, spoke of his "...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:07 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a standoff about the right of swimmers to compete for improved prize money, governing body FINA on Tuesday lifted its threat to ban those taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized in recent weeks by top swimmers who want more say in how their sport is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable return to tennis. That followed four surgeries she needed after developing blood clots following the birth of her daughter...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 file photo, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an anti-trust suit in California challenging governing body FINA’s control of organizing competitions, it was announced Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The legal action by Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu and Americans Tom Shields and Michael Andrew follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was...
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, left, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrate their 8-6 win against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 18, 2018 - 3:56 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet. Make the catch, Boston wins. If not ... no telling. On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn't grab went their way. Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston held off...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:17 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron picked a political ally and a former swimming world champion to plug two holes in his government left by the unexpected resignations of the environment and sports ministers. The presidential Elysee Palace announced the mini-reshuffle in a brief...
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Lewis Pugh arrives at Shakespeare Beach to complete his "Long Swim" from Land's End to Dover, England, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018. The Channel Swimming Association says endurance athlete Lewis Pugh completed on Wednesday his 330-mile (530-kilometer) swim along the length of the English Channel from Land's End to Dover _ the first swimmer to do so. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A British swimming association says endurance athlete Lewis Pugh has completed his 330-mile (530-kilometer) swim along the length of the English Channel from Land's End to Dover — the first swimmer to do so. The Channel Swimming Association, which authenticates cross-Channel swims,...
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China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. The 21-year-old Liu, who prefers swimming the freestyle, became the first woman to break 27 seconds in the event, lowering the record...
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