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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

Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within minutes, had stepped back for track and field's ultimate superstar to take center stage again.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics

US wards off physical Hungary in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It got physical, very physical, and that's just fine with the U.S. women's water polo team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics

2 Lochte teammates in robbery probe pulled off plane by authorities

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Two Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery targeting Ryan Lochte and his teammates.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics

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

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Bjoergen dominates in last race, wins 5th medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Marit Bjoergen has left a legacy that will be hard to top.

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — If the Korean women’s curling team thought winning an Olympic silver m

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - If the Korean women's curling team thought winning an Olympic silver medal was fun, wait until they get their mobile ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

Pyeongchang Games: Oodles of oohs, ughs

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

American men win Olympic curling gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak.

February 23, 2018 | | Olympics

Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else.

February 22, 2018 | | Olympics

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

Russian doping scandal stuns Olympic curling competitors

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

It’s US vs Canada for gold Thursday in women’s hockey

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The Americans played their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters: a showdown with Canada for the ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

American Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Finally, it was an ideal day for skiing.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics

White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics

American Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years.

February 13, 2018 | | Olympics

2nd Alpine postponement means Shiffrin starts with slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin's pursuit of gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics will start on a different day - and in a different event ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

Nagasu, Rippon help lead Americans to figure skating bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

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