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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


‘Don’t poke my eye out’: Murray needs flag practice in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Andy Murray is quite adept at wielding a tennis racket. Holding a giant flag? He needs some work in that area.

August 04, 2016 | | Olympics


A first: USA has defending judo champion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For the first time, the U.S. will have a defending Olympic judo champion when the Rio de Janeiro Games begin - and she will be backed up by arguably the strongest team ever produced by the Americans in the Japanese martial art, with a serious chance of taking three medals.

August 04, 2016 | | Olympics


IOC approves entry of 271 Russian athletes for Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday, meaning 70 percent of the country's original team will compete after a doping scandal that has dominated the buildup to the games.

August 04, 2016 | | Olympics


LET THE GAMES BEGIN

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Even if only for two weeks, can "Faster-Higher-Stronger" overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games still offer the world momentary levity, distract from terror, shootings, poverty and other worries in globally grim times? If not, what use is the multibillion-dollar celebration of youthful endeavor and mostly niche sports?

August 04, 2016 | | Olympics


US boxer Claressa Shields punching toward 2nd Olympic gold

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Claressa Shields got the Olympic rings tattooed on her powerful right bicep five weeks ago. "Rio" and "London" are inscribed within the bottom two loops.

August 03, 2016 | | Olympics


US beats New Zealand Olympic tournament

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women's soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

August 03, 2016 | | Olympics


7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) - Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.

July 26, 2016 | | Olympics


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