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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


Durant heads to new home with Team USA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night.

July 25, 2016 | | Olympics


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

July 24, 2016 | | Olympics


US Basketball team opens camp in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London.

July 19, 2016 | | Olympics


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US Olympic boxer Mayer dominates her pro debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer dominated her pro debut Saturday night, stopping Widnelly Figueroa 75 seconds into the first round.

August 06, 2017 | | Olympics


LA still has business to settle on road to 2028

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone.

August 06, 2017 | | Olympics


LA, Paris arrive for Olympic meetings; 2024 deal must wait

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The United States is going to host its first Summer Olympics since 1996.

July 10, 2017 | | Olympics


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