Sunisa Lee competes in the floor exercise during the U.S. Classic on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Hartford, Conn.

Simone Biles shines in return while Gabby Douglas scratches after a shaky start at the U.S. Classic

Simone Biles certainly looks ready for Paris with more than two months to go before the Olympic games begin.
tennis

If this is Rafael Nadal's last French Open, it should be similar to Serena Williams' last US Open

May 23
the 37-year-old Spaniard included — surely will remember vividly.
Sports

From schools to the Olympics, how France's staunch secularism affects religion in public life

May 23
Walk around multicultural metropolises like Paris or Marseille, or any small village in the French countryside, and signs of faith are everywhere. Many Muslim women wear headscarves and historical Catholic churches anchor nearly every neighborhood.
St. Cloud's Alise Willoughby competes in her third Olympics in 2021. She qualified for her fourth Olympics on Saturday by winning her third world titl
Olympics

Alise Willoughby of US, Joris Daudet of France win BMX racing world titles ahead of Paris Olympics

May 18
Alise Willoughby won her third BMX racing world championship on Saturday, the American standout taking the lead out of the starting gate, pulling away down the stretch and then throwing up her fist in triumph as she crossed over the finish line.
Gable Steveson addresses the media in September 2021 when he delayed entering WWE for one extra college season.
Gophers

WWE releases Gable Steveson, closing a chapter for former Gophers sensation

May 4
Gable Steveson, who starred for Apple Valley and the Gophers before winning Olympic gold in 2021, was not a popular figure in the ring for WWE.
Mark Hall breaks down as he walks off the mat after losing an 86-kilogram match 9-4 to Trent Hidlay at the U.S. Olympic wrestling team trials in State
Olympics

Former Apple Valley standout Mark Hall retires from wrestling after Olympic trial defeat

April 20
Mark Hall won six Minnesota high school wrestling titles at Apple Valley before going on to a standout college career at Penn State, where he also wrestled competitively for the final time.
Greg Kerkvliet, who wrestled for Simley in high school, won the NCAA heavyweight championship for Penn State in March.
Sports

Olympic wrestling trials: How to watch, what to know, Minnesota ties

April 18
The meet to determine which wrestlers will represent the United States at the Paris Olympics will go on Friday and Saturday at Penn State.
Sports

Summer McIntosh lowers her own world record in 400 IM at Canadian Olympic trials

May 16
Summer McIntosh lowered her own world record in the 400-meter individual medley at the Canadian Olympic trials on Thursday.
Sports

US downhill skier Breezy Johnson banned for 14 months for breaking anti-doping rules

May 14
Downhill skier Breezy Johnson has been banned for 14 months for three violations of anti-doping rules and can't race until December.