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US men’s team sweeps into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell to make a save while crashing into the barrier some 20 feet behind the end line.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Walsh Jennings, Ross take bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Women’s golf returns to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Inbee Park could tell right away Wednesday that this was not an ordinary golf tournament.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt challenged in wild night on track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


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


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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


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