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FILE - United States' Nathaniel Coleman climbs during the men's boulder qualifications at the climbing World Cup on May 21, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoor and out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Sport climbing gets a boost with Olympic debut

Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoors and out.

Japan's Yamato Matsui reacts after the men's 500 meters World Cup speedskating race at the Utah Olympic Oval Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval.

FILE - WTA CEO Steve Simon appears during a retirement ceremony for Martina Hingis in Singapore. The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, Simon told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)

Column: Women's tennis leads lonely fight for human rights

If Thomas Bach or Adam Silver need some pointers on standing up for human rights instead of the bottom line, they should give a call to Steve Simon over at the women's tennis t

FILE - Lamine Diack adjusts his headphones during a joint IOC and IAAF news conference on the site of the World Athletic Championships in Beijing on Aug. 21, 2015. Lamine Diack, the controversial former president of the International Athletics Federation, has died, his family said Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. He was 88. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an