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US routs Argentina, moves into men’s semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics

‘Awesome:’ US captures 6 medals in 60 minutes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tianna Bartoletta reflected on her first Olympic title and a rush of American medals and gave it a catchy name: "awesome hour."

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics

Golden Girl: Biles ends historic Olympics with 4th gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles starts each year by pulling out a notebook to write down her goals for the next 12 months. When 2016 dawned, for once she didn't get too specific.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her ear: "Get up. We have to finish this."

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

Bolt advances, Russian qualifies and an engagement at track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The repeat one-two American finish in the triple jump, the Jamaican gold medal in hurdles and Jenny Simpson's unprecedented bronze in the 1,500 meters were only part of the story in Olympic track and field Tuesday - and maybe not the best part.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

German women upset top-seeded Brazil team on Olympic beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The sun went down, and so did the mood at the Copacabana Olympic beach volleyball venue.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

US routs Japan 110-64, advances to women’s basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball brushed aside yet another opponent at the Rio Games after being challenged for the first time in the Olympics, albeit for just one half.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

US-Argentina again in men’s basketball, only now in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) In the last three Olympics it was a semifinal matchup, the penultimate step on the winner's climb to the gold-medal podium.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics

Ko and the women get their shot at Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Lydia Ko could hear the cheers as she played the Olympic Golf Course, only they weren't for her.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

IAAF plans to review rules allowing athletes to change nations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The IAAF is exploring tightening the rules that allow athletes to switch the country they represent in track and field.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

Dalhausser, Lucena fall to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser teamed up with Nick Lucena less than one year ago for a longshot run at the Olympics, it was more out of friendship - and a lack of alternatives - than anything else.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

US men’s team topples Mexico

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Taylor Sander leapt high for timely blocks. He went low for a save at floor level to keep a winning point going. Then, he squatted way down to send another tough ball back over the net.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

US women’s team roll into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. women's water polo team pushed around Brazil for most of Monday afternoon. Led by Ashleigh Johnson's six saves, the Americans carried a shutout into the fourth quarter.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

Miller edges Felix with head-first dive

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. Maybe they should give her a cape, too.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

Brazilian women’s team step away from gold medal match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Brazilians are a step away from a shot at Olympic gold, and nothing could make the host nation's fans happier.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

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