Heptathlon, marathon dominate early going at worlds

LONDON (AP) The heptathlon enters its final day with Olympic champion Nafi Thiam and Carolin Schaefer in the chase for gold at the world championships.

Usain Bolt finishes 3rd; Justin Gatlin wins 100 meters in Bolt’s final individual race at a major championship

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt finishes 3rd; Justin Gatlin wins 100 meters in Bolt’s final individual race at a major championship .

Van Niekerk starts at worlds in qualifying for 400 meters

LONDON (AP) Wayde Van Niekerk, the man seeking to succeed Usain Bolt as the sport’s best athlete, sets off for double gold at the world championships in the 400 meters.

Look out for the new Usain! Will it be pronounced Wayde?

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt doesn’t really want to anoint the next ”Usain” in track and field, but when pressed during the leadup to his last world championships he does have a name in mind – Wayde van Niekerk.

2 Israelis injured in Polish soccer hooligan attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Officials say that masked soccer hooligans attacked staff traveling with an Israeli soccer team following a friendly match in Poland, slightly injuring two men.

Independent integrity unit in charge of monitoring track

LONDON (AP) Among the many issues that made the Russian doping scandal so difficult to detect, then fix, was that track and field’s own leaders were mixed up in the corruption.