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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


Van Niekerk shatters world record in 400

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn't see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


Phelps stops Olympic clock

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Got a bad case of lingering PMPD - Post-Michael Phelps Depression? If you think his retirement from Olympic swimming is a bitter pill, then batten down the hatches for the imminent global epidemic of Life's Hardly Worth Living Without Usain Bolt when he schmoozes out in a samba of sad emotion this week.

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


What to watch at the Rio Games for today

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Day 10 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, boxing, cycling, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):

August 14, 2016 | | Olympics


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