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US Olympic boxer Mayer dominates her pro debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer dominated her pro debut Saturday night, stopping Widnelly Figueroa 75 seconds into the first round.

August 06, 2017 | | Olympics


LA still has business to settle on road to 2028

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone.

August 06, 2017 | | Olympics


LA, Paris arrive for Olympic meetings; 2024 deal must wait

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The United States is going to host its first Summer Olympics since 1996.

July 10, 2017 | | Olympics


Los Angeles Olympic dreams might be delayed to 2028

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles could lose and win its Olympics gamble, ending up with the 2028 Games it never sought and the costly prospect of retooling its multibillion-dollar plans for more than a decade into the future.

May 11, 2017 | | Olympics


Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case

GENEVA (AP) - Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.

January 26, 2017 | | Olympics


Will Trump help or hurt LA’s bid for Olympics?

NEW YORK (AP) - Four years ago, an unexpected guest crashed a celebration in Manhattan so he could hang out with U.S. Olympians who were on their way to the London Games.

November 21, 2016 | | Olympics


L.A. bid to address Trump election

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid cities prepare to make their first presentations to a key gathering of global Olympic officials.

November 15, 2016 | | Olympics


McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.

August 25, 2016 | | Olympics


Tokyo prepares for 2020, and new sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

August 23, 2016 | | Olympics


US romps to men’s Rio basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The trip wasn't always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Team USA dominates Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Lochte admits: ‘immature behavior’

NEW YORK (AP) - American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature behavior" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. men's basketball team expected this.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The top-ranked Americans had fought back to force a fifth set against Serbia before falling short - short of the gold-medal goal that had driven her and others back to the national team for one more Olympic cycle.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting her right in the mix for a gold medal in women's golf.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


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