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Gray skies and green water at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sun-splashed Olympics in Rio de Janeiro gave way to gray clouds and murky green waters.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


US women’s team rolls on in another blowout

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and her U.S. teammates knew they'd be in for a test against Serbia.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Brazil tops Denmark to avoid elimination in men’s soccer

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Brazil finally found its scoring touch in the men's soccer tournament at the Olympics.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Serena Williams destroys racket in win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - One destroyed racket - and one poor set - later, Serena Williams made it safely into the third round of the Rio Olympics as she bids for a second consecutive singles gold medal.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Deja vu for Americans; 5th in team gymnastics again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It was 2012 all over again for the Americans on Monday in the Rio Games.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Muhammad first US athlete to wear hijab at an Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The third day of Olympic competition featured a couple of firsts: Rafaela Silva captured host Brazil's initial gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Games, and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history by becoming the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


US women use balanced attack in rout of Spain

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Everywhere Sue Bird looks on the court, there's someone in a U.S. jersey that can score. It's a point guard's dream.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s shakes slow start to blast Venezuela

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


After all the bad blood, King beats Efimova

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


USA gymnasts soar

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U.S. women's gymnastics team felt the pressure that comes not from outside expectations but those held within.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


Saric’s swats away Gasol’s shot to preserve Croatia victory

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers can't wait to see in Philadelphia.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


Long sets world record in winning weightlifting gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Long Qingquan of China set a world record in winning Olympic gold in the men's weightlifting 53-kilogram category Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


Resurgent del Potro tops No. 1 Djokovic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Juan Martin del Potro is back, and Novak Djokovic is gone.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


For 1st time, Williams sisters lose Olympic doubles match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams never had lost an Olympic doubles match until Sunday night, going 15-0 and earning three gold medals together.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


Ledecky cruises to world record

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Katie Ledecky was racing nothing but the clock.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Will Trump help or hurt LA’s bid for Olympics?

NEW YORK (AP) - Four years ago, an unexpected guest crashed a celebration in Manhattan so he could hang out with U.S. Olympians who were ...

November 21, 2016 | | Olympics


L.A. bid to address Trump election

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three ...

November 15, 2016 | | Olympics


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