Torn between 2 places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine's flag. After Russia's annexation of Crimea, like many athletes, he switched his allegiance from Ukraine to Russia.

  • Written by JAMES ELLINGWORTH, AP Sports Writer

The 5 players who suffered US Open heartache

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Tom Lehman placed both hands over his cap in disbelief when his shot into the 17th green at Congressional bounded off the side of the green and into the water in 1997, ending his hopes at a U.S. Open he never won.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Spain court orders Operation Puerto blood bags released

MADRID (AP) — In a decision that could lead to the public identification of dozens of athletes suspected of doping, a Spanish court ruled Tuesday that more than 200 blood bags in the decade-old Operation Puerto case should be handed over to sports authorities for investigation.

  • Written by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press ALEX OLLER, Associated Press