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It's Destinee again for the US women

LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker scored 19 points and the U.S. women's volleyball team clinched the top spot in its pool with a preliminary-round victory over Serbia in straight sets on Friday at the Olympics.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Is it time to retire the Dream Team?

LONDON (AP) - Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day off was unscheduled, but there was really no need for the U.S. basketball team to practice when that's about all they did the night before against Nigeria.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US Olympic women top New Zealand 2-0

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - These were supposed to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's football team. Or the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US men, defending champs, lose in beach volleyball

LONDON (AP) - Defending beach volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser saw the Italian points pile up on the scoreboard and knew his hopes for a repeat were over when Todd Rogers' final Olympic touch fell short of the net.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US lifter Farris just misses American records

LONDON (AP) - United States weightlifter Kendrick Farris gave his performance a seven on a scale of one to 10.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Jeter of US leads quick women's 100 heats

LONDON (AP) - Well, that sure was fast.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Federer edges Del Potro in semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer leaned on the net, exhausted but exhilarated after winning the final set 19-17 to earn his first Olympic singles medal.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


1 US boxer still fighting after overturned result

LONDON (AP) - A few hours after the U.S. men's boxing team thought its London Olympics were over, amateur boxing's governing body decided Errol Spence deserved to fight on.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Records in hand, US men's team ready for Lithuania in basketball

LONDON (AP) - When the final seconds ticked off, leaving zeros on the clock, the three digits on the left side of the scoreboard seemed absurd, impossible.

August 03, 2012 | | Olympics


US wins Beijing rematch against Brazil

LONDON (AP) - Captain Clay Stanley scored 19 points as the U.S. men's volleyball team beat Brazil 3-1 on Thursday at the London Olympics, in a repeat of the Beijing Games final the Americans also won.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


Sudan refugee runs without a country, with a cause

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - When Guor Marial was 8, he sprinted through the darkness with the hope of escaping child slavery at a labor camp in Sudan.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


Douglas wins all-around title, giving her 2nd gymnastics gold

LONDON (AP) - Just 14, Gabby Douglas pleaded with her mother to let her move cross country, certain a new coach could help her get to the Olympics.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


4 US, 4 Brazil teams atop beach pools

LONDON (AP) - The Americans wound up in opposite sides of the beach volleyball playoff brackets in a draw completed Thursday night - meaning the U.S. teams wouldn't meet until the gold-medal game.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


Soni, Clary shine on golden night at pool

LONDON (AP) - Rebecca Soni pumped her fist and beamed, a rare display of emotion from the breaststroke queen. Tyler Clary giddily splashed the water, having made up for all the close calls in his career.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

- Kayla Harrison became the first American judo champion in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in the under-78-kilogram division by beating Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0. Harrison was sexually abused as a child by a judo coach who later was sentenced to 10 years in prison and expelled for life from the sport.

August 02, 2012 | | Olympics


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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


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