SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- It wasn't an obvious future for a 14-year-old kid in Harlem to choose. But Akhnaten Spencer-El's friends were getting into trouble, and his mother was getting worried.
She was worried enough, in fact, to sign him up in a keep-them-out-of trouble program for inner city children.
Sept. 24: Full story
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- It was a tough way for the U.S. women's fencers to again be denied a medal.
The foil team, bidding to become the first women's squad to win a fencing medal, lost a thrilling bronze medal match 45-42 to Germany on Saturday. The final point was awarded when Ann Marsh was penalized for covering her target on the last touch by Germany's Rita Koenig.
Sept. 23: Full story and results
SYDNEY (AP) -- Bloodied but not beaten, France won the men's team foil competition Friday night at the Sydney Games.
Patrice Lhotellier, who sustained a cut on the head that caused blood to run down his neck, Jean-Noel Ferrari and Brice Guyart all went 2-1 in their individual matches against China to capture the gold 45-44.
Sept. 22: Full story and results