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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

No. 19: Phelps adds another Olympic gold with dazzling relay

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics

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McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.

August 25, 2016 | | Olympics


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