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US women's basketball team looking for respect

ISTANBUL (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team feel a little overlooked.

July 21, 2012 | | Olympics


US men's basketball team to play Argentina, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Forever in the Dream Team's shadow, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is now walking in its footsteps.

July 21, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic buzz takes off: London welcomes the flame

LONDON (AP) - With the flame comes the games.

July 21, 2012 | | Olympics


Britain shows it could create waves at Olympics

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Britain coach Tom Maher is delighted with his women's basketball team.

July 18, 2012 | | Olympics


Sprinter Ryan Bailey takes unusual path to upcoming London Games

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Just a few years ago, sprinter Ryan Bailey was living out of a car with his mom, hanging out with gang members and failing in school.

July 17, 2012 | | Olympics


Whalen leads US women to 99-67 rout of Brazil

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lindsay Whalen showed that the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team has depth at point guard.

July 16, 2012 | | Olympics


James helps US basketball team win after bad start

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tough start for the Americans. The Olympic basketball team couldn't get a stop, the president couldn't get a kiss.

July 16, 2012 | | Olympics


Too small? US team says size issue is no big deal for Summer Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't call them Shorty.

July 15, 2012 | | Olympics


Serena wins at Stanford in final Olympic tuneup

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams has spent most of her career matching - and often breaking - older sister Venus' records. After tying Venus for the most WTA Tour titles among active players, there's little left for her to equal.

July 15, 2012 | | Olympics


Jordan: 1992 Dream Team better than 2012 USA squad

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan said there's no way Kobe Bryant and this year's USA Olympic basketball team could've beaten the 1992 Dream Team.

July 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Durant scores 24, US Olympic team wins exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New role, same old result for Kevin Durant.

July 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Finals pain remains for Durant with James around

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Durant can't hide from the hurt this summer.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Bannister carries Olympic torch on fabled track

OXFORD, England (AP) - Roger Bannister returned to the track where he broke the 4-minute barrier for the mile 58 years ago, walking slowly but smiling broadly as he carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday just 17 days before the start of the London Games.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


For some judo Olympians, MMA could be 2nd career

LONDON (AP) - While most judo fighters at the upcoming London Games will be focused on trying to win a medal, others may use the Olympics as a way to establish themselves before switching to a more lucrative career in mixed martial arts.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympian ditches finance career for pro cycling

Evelyn Stevens was living the dream of just about every 20-something trying to scrape by in New York City, at least prior to the crippling collapse of the financial markets.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Olympics


The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here's a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US looks to return to podiums in figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist is 19 years old. The women's champion is 17.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada comes back to beat US

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a day of firsts.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


US-Canada rivalry resumes today

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


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