Grueling Marathon des Sables completes another edition

MERZOUGA, Morocco (AP) Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year’s Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands.

Boston marking 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

BOSTON (AP) Boston is marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with solemn remembrances and charitable acts.

Leader collapses, Shelley wins Commonwealth Games marathon

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Michael Shelley of Australia won the Commonwealth Games men’s marathon in dramatic fashion Sunday when leader Callum Hawkins of Scotland collapsed to the road with cramping with about two kilometers to go.

Sherpa guide attempts record 22nd summit of Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide is about to attempt a record-breaking 22nd summit of Mount Everest.

Another big night for Australia in Commonwealth Games pool

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) There was yet more gold for Australia on the final night of swimming at the Commonwealth Games, along with personal milestones for South African Chad le Clos and Canadian teenager Taylor Ruck.

In the mix: Australia edges England for team triathlon gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Finishing one of the showcase events for gender equity at the Commonwealth Games, Jake Birtwhistle grabbed a boxing kangaroo flag and carried it across the line to clinch the triathlon mixed team relay for Australia.

5-time world darts champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

LONDON (AP) Eric Bristow, the five-time world darts champion acclaimed as the sport’s first superstar, has died at the age of 60.