By Scott Malone

Maine governor says will not resign amid racism flap

By Scott Malone (Reuters) - (Editor's note: This story contains language in the second paragraph that may offend readers adds quotes from state Senate president, paragraph 8-9) Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he will not resign and is...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:46 PM

Maine governor's outburst tests limits of anger politics

(Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend readers in the fourth paragraph) By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before Donald Trump dominated the news cycle with his style of angry politics, Maine Governor Paul LePage...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 3:50 PM

Maine governor mulls political future amid racism flap

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - (Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in the sixth and final paragraphs adds no comment from Gattine spokesman) Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:34 AM

Maine governor mulls political future amid racism flap

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - (Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in the sixth and final paragraphs adds no comment from Gattine spokesman) Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:21 AM

Maine governor mulls political future amid racism flap

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - (Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in the sixth and final paragraphs adds no comment from Gattine spokesman) Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:04 PM

Maine governor mulls political future amid racism flap

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - (Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in the sixth and final paragraphs adds no comment from Gattine spokesman) Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:04 PM

Kenya's Kipchoge triumphs in men's marathon

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's Olympic marathon with a dominating performance, running alone into the Sambadrome and finishing in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds on Sunday....

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 8:19 PM

U.S. win sixth straight gold in women's 4x400 relay

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The United States maintained their iron grip on the Olympic women's 4x400 meters relay on Saturday when they held off Jamaica for their sixth straight victory in the event to give anchor Allyson Felix...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 7:03 AM

Politics to Puma, Bolt considers his options

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As he blazed through the Rio Games, winning an historic third batch of three sprint gold medals, Jamaica's Usain Bolt was clear this is his last time on the Olympic track, where he feels he has nothing left to prove...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 7:54 AM

Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi won the Olympic pole vault on Friday and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games, then defended its integrity after barred Russian Yelena...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 7:38 AM

American Eaton retains decathlon title

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Ashton Eaton won his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal on Thursday, extending his reign in a sport whose champion earns the title of the world's greatest...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:55 AM

Athletics: Eaton holds decathlon lead, Mayer moves up after pole vault

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Ashton Eaton held on to his lead in the Olympic decathlon on Thursday and France's Kevin Mayer leap-frogged Canadian Damian Warner to take second place following a strong pole vault...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 9:31 PM

Athletics: American Eaton sprints to decathlon lead

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American defending champion Ashton Eaton relied on his blazing speed on the track to take a solid lead in the Olympic decathlon on Wednesday, trailed by German Kai Kazmirek and Canada's Damian Warner...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:57 AM

Athletics: American Eaton and Canada's Warner in decathlon battle

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American defending champion Ashton Eaton and Canadian world record holder Damian Warner kicked off the battle for decathlon gold on Wednesday, with Eaton making up for a second place 100 meters finish with a...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:15 PM

Athletics: Jamaica, Kenya and U.S. strike gold

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jamaica, Kenya and the United States added to their athletics medal tallies in the 110metres hurdles, women's 1,500m and men's triple jump on Tuesday, while Russia's sole track and field...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:47 AM

Athletics: Imperious Schippers dominates 200m semi-finals

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - World champion Dafne Schippers laid down a marker to indicate that the Dutch woman remains favorite to add the Olympic 200 meters crown to her list of honors after setting the fastest time in the semi-finals...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:52 AM

Scowling Gatlin booed by Rio crowd

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Justin Gatlin felt the full force of the crowd's ire on Sunday and scowled back in response before finishing second to Usain Bolt in the Olympic 100 meters final and miss out on becoming the oldest man...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 8:02 AM

Marathon: U.S.'s Linden can wear Rio T-shirt with pride

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. marathon runner Desiree Linden has been there, done that and can now wear the T-shirt with pride. After dropping out of the Olympic marathon in London four years ago, Linden, 33, hung on on...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 10:08 PM

Athletics: Kenya's Sumgong evades protester to win Olympic marathon

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong evaded a protester who leapt onto the Rio marathon course on Sunday to become the first woman from her country to win Olympic marathon gold in two hours...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 8:38 PM

Athletics: Jamaican duo set pace in women's 100m semis

By Scott Malone RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson set the pace in the women's Olympic 100 meters semi-finals on Saturday with times of 10.88 seconds. Fraser-Pryce, the 29-year-old defending Olympic...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 6:16 AM