Kenyans Abel Kirui, Florence Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon

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CHICAGO (AP) Abel Kirui of Kenya pulled ahead of defending champion Dickson Chumba for good in the final mile to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Florence Kiplagat of Kenya won her second straight Chicago Marathon women’s title.

The men’s lead alternated between Kirui and Chumba for the last few miles. The 34-year-old Kirui finished the 26.2-mile course in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 23 seconds. Chumba finished in 2:11:26.

The top five finishers were all Kenyans.

The 29-year-old Kiplagat finished in an unofficial time of 2:21:32. She posted a winning time of 2:23:33 in Chicago last year.

Both the men’s and women’s winners won $100,000.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the men’s wheelchair title in 1:32:57 to edge defending champion Kurt Fearnley of Australia. Tatyana McFadden of Champaign, Illinois, won the women’s wheelchair crown in 1:42:28.

Princeton suspends men’s swim team over offensive materials

A person walks with an umbrella at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The Ivy League school has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis. The vaccinations were recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccine is being made available to all undergraduates, as well as graduate students who live in dorms and employees with certain medical conditions. Seven students and one prospective student who was visiting campus have been stricken by potentially life-threatening type B meningococcal disease since March. None of the cases has been fatal. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Princeton University has suspended the rest of the men’s swimming and diving team’s season after school administrators discovered that members had posted “vulgar and offensive” material on the team’s electronic mailing list.

The suspension comes after an anonymous complaint alerted university officials to several materials, including the school-sponsored team mailing list and other electronic correspondence.

A statement released by the university Thursday did not disclose specifics but said the “misogynistic and racist” comments involved the women’s swimming and diving team.

Princeton’s athletic director calls the team’s behavior “simply unacceptable.”

The university will decide whether to cancel the season completely in the coming days.

The suspension is the third for an Ivy League team since November. Harvard University and Columbia University suspended teams for similar behavior last month.

Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman dies

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AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman, whose men’s team won seven gold medals in the 1988 Games in Seoul, has died. He was 84.

University of Texas women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky says the family told the university that Huntsman died Wednesday in Austin.

Huntsman was the head coach at Texas when he was picked to helm the 1988 Olympic team that included sprinter Carl Lewis. He spent 39 years as a college track and field coach, including stops at Ohio and Tennessee.

He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004. He coached 41 NCAA champions and four NCAA championship relay teams.

Huntsman was also an assistant U.S. Olympic coach at the 1976 and 1980 games.