US boxer Shakur Stevenson chases childhood dream to Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Shakur Stevenson started throwing punches shortly after he could walk. His grandfather began teaching him how to box at age 5, and he has barely lost since he won his first fight at 8.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Russian doping scandal debated at IOC meeting in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach spoke out Tuesday against the "nuclear option" of imposing a complete ban on Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, prompting a debate that laid much of the blame for the scandal on global anti-doping authorities.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer