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Which athlete made the play of 2016?

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved. But if there’s one parallel between all...

Simone Manuel’s gold medal is not just for her

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When she was 11, Simone Manuel came home and asked her mother a question: Why...

Simone Manuel Becomes First African-American To Win Gold in Individual Swimming

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Simone Manuel made history Thursday when she secured the gold medal for women's 100m freestyle, becoming the first African-American woman...