ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's largest city began considering Tuesday whether to mount another bid for the Winter Olympics after narrowly losing efforts to host the 1992 and 1994 games.
MADRID Spain's judiciary is investigating a support network that allegedly helped Lance Armstrong with doping while he trained in the country from 1999 to 2005.
Tyson Gay (Lexington, Ky.) topped his 2013 world best time and recorded the 10th fastest time in history with his winning time of 9.75 seconds to win the men's 100-meter at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held June 23 in Des Moines, Iowa. Meanwhile, Brianna Rollins (Miami, Fla.) set an American record with her time of 12.26 in the women's 100 and Michelle Carter (Dallas, Texas) broke the American shot put record with her throw of 20.24 meters.
LONDON Less than three months before the IOC vote, Tokyo received the most praise in a technical assessment of the three cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL Istanbul's mayor warned Monday that prolonged protests in Turkey could turn the city's hopes of hosting the 2020 Olympics into a distant "dream."
SOCHI, Russia The Olympic torch has gone underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, flown on the Concorde and traveled on the back of a camel.
The U.S. Women's National Team captured its second consecutive gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Cup, held June 10-16 in Lima, Peru. Team USA lived up to its world No. 1 ranking after defeating Dominican Republic, 25-12, 25-20, 25-18, in the final match to cap its impressive showing with a 5-0 record. Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) accumulated 15 points in the gold-medal match to earn the tournament's most valuable player award.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) claimed her second French Open singles title and 16th Grand Slam title at the 2013 French Open, held May 26-June 6 in Paris. No. 1-ranked Williams overcame defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia, 6-4, 6-4, to win her second French Open since 2002. Olympic gold medalists and top-seeded brothers Mike and Bob Bryan (Camarillo, Calif.) secured their 14th Grand Slam trophy by defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the men's doubles final. The duo last won a French Open title in 2006.
USA Basketball has added NBA coaches Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams to Mike Krzyzewski's staff for the men's national team, while Jim Boeheim will return for a third time as an assistant.
International Olympic Committee vice presidents Thomas Bach of Germany and Ser Miang Ng of Singapore are among the six candidates to succeed outgoing president Jacques Rogge.