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Ichiro excited by playoff possibility with Yankees

SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki last played in meaningful games in the final weeks of the regular season more than 10 years ago.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Wanna bet? Gambling on Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - What are the odds of a UFO sighting during the London Olympics opening ceremony? Or of the final torch bearer tripping as they ascend to light the flame? Or would you prefer a more traditional wager on the battle for gold between Russia and Spain in synchronized swimming duos?

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Organizers have plan to speed up entry march

LONDON (AP) - Olympic organizers have a plan for speeding up the march of athletes during Friday's opening ceremony. Just don't ask what it is.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Viewing guide for Olympics coverage that includes 5,535 hours from NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women's soccer. With so many different options, viewers need a road map to make sense of it all.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Sore foot forces world vault champ to take it easy

LONDON (AP) - World vault champion McKayla Maroney's sore right foot is getting a rest. Sam Mikulak's injured left ankle is getting a workout.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

WADA: 107 athletes banned from Summer Games for doping

LONDON (AP) - More than 100 athletes have been kept out of the London Olympics because of doping suspensions.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Beckham says he has role in opening ceremonies on Friday

LONDON (AP) - David Beckham will have a role in the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics

Summer Olympic opener will be spectacular

LONDON (AP) - The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle - but will it be a surprise?

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics

Tarmoh moves on from 100 debacle at trials

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The scrapes on the right arm of Jeneba Tarmoh are still raw from a recent fall in a race.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics

Garcia, Johnson excited for next Olympics

LONDON (AP) - With a floating target in the River Thames and a set of giant Olympic rings overhead, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson took turns whacking balls at a makeshift green.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics

NBC’s Costas says he plans to honor Israelis

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas says he plans his own on-air commemoration this week of Israelis killed in Munich 40 years ago despite the refusal of Olympic authorities to do so during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Game.

July 23, 2012 | | Olympics

Long sleeves over bikinis possible for beach volleyball

LONDON (AP) - Two piece or not two piece: that is the question.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics

Laid-back Lochte unfazed in & out of pool going into Games

LONDON (AP) - Ryan Lochte has been building toward the London Games since he walked away from Beijing dissatisfied four years ago.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics

Hurdler surprised by stir his tweet caused

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Tired from a long flight and frustrated over a bus ride taking forever, Kerron Clement let his feelings be known on social media.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics

American discus thrower once worked seven jobs to back his Olympic dream

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Before heading over for the Olympics, discus thrower Lance Brooks refinished a driveway in the searing sun to earn extra cash.

July 22, 2012 | | Olympics

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