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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

Biles settles for bronze on balance beam

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics

Andy Murray 1st to win 2 Olympic tennis singles golds

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Andy Murray is making a habit of accomplishing things that hadn't been done in a while.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics

Rose captures golf’s 1st gold medal in 112 years

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - From the top step of the podium, Justin Rose bowed his head as the Olympic gold medal was placed around his neck, and he stared at it for the longest time.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics

Aussie-American BMX power couple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - He's reserved, she's outgoing. He's from Australia, she's from Minnesota.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics

US swimmers are ‘safe and unharmed’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings.

August 14, 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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