Eric Scatamacchia

No record for tender Ashton Eaton at Olympic Trials this time

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — This wasn’t a world record for Ashton Eaton. Just a runaway win and another trip to the Olympics.Not bad for a decathlete dealing with an injury.On a tender hamstring and a quadriceps that’s given him problems in recent weeks, the defending Olympic champion scored 8,750 points to beat Jeremy Taiwo by [more]

Justin Gatlin, English Gardner lead Olympic 100m team

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Justin Gatlin and English Gardner qualified for the U.S. Olympic team with wins in the men’s and women’s 100m.Gatlin took the men’s competition in 9.80 seconds, the fastest time of the year. He will compete at his third Olympics in Rio and look to add to his four Olympic medals.“I wasn’t too worried about the time,” Gatlin said. [more]

Marquise Goodwin, Bills wide receiver, fails to make second Olympic team

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the men’s long jump.Goodwin finished seventh in the Olympic Trials final Sunday after straining his hamstring in qualifying Saturday.Jeffery Henderson won with a jump of 8.59 meters, the longest jump in the world this year. He will be joined by Jarrion [more]