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29 medals equals US success on track

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. track team came up just short.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


US men wins gold, beat Spain 107-100

LONDON (AP) - This was no Dream Team. This was reality.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympics come to rocking end

LONDON (AP) - With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic Highlights

► Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon, along with the first medal for Uganda at the London Games. He won in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. Kirui ended up with the silver while Kipsang held on for bronze just ahead of American Meb Keflezighi.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Felix, Jeter help US break record

LONDON (AP) - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Modern version features biathlon-style event

LONDON (AP) - The modern pentathlon kicks off this final Olympic weekend with fencing, swimming, horseback riding and, for the first time, a combined biathlon-style running and shooting event aimed at making the competition shorter and more dynamic.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Red welt over eye, Olympic gold in hand

LONDON (AP) - You wouldn't know by watching Jordan Burroughs that Americans can't fight anymore.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Women's boxing looks to grow after Olympic debut

LONDON (AP) - Women's boxing was a big hit in its first Olympics.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Brazil, Russia earn spots in volleyball final

LONDON (AP) - Brazil defeated Italy in straight sets in men's Olympic volleyball Friday, earning its third consecutive trip to the gold-medal match, this time against Russia.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Mexico looking for perfect game in final

LONDON (AP) - Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena thinks his team will need an "almost perfect" game to pull off an upset against Brazil in the men's Olympic football final on Saturday.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


US heading for win over China

LONDON (AP) - With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at the London Olympics - maybe with the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

- With Justin Gatlin running the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay, the U.S. broke a 20-year-old national record in its preliminary round, finishing in 37.38 seconds - a hundredth of a second faster than Jamaica competing without Usain Bolt. The record, set in 1992 with Carl Lewis running the anchor leg, was 37.40. In Saturday's final, Bolt will run the anchor leg, while Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and 100 and 200 runner-up Yohan Blake will run in the first three spots, as they did in the preliminaries.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


US men beat Argentina 109-83 hoops

LONDON (AP) - LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday."

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


US women win 1st gold in water polo

LONDON (AP) - The United States won its first gold medal in women's water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics


US women's soccer gold gets grand stage

WEMBLEY, England (AP) - The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.

August 09, 2012 | | 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


Tokyo prepares for 2020, and new sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

August 23, 2016 | | Olympics


US romps to men’s Rio basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The trip wasn't always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Team USA dominates Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Lochte admits: ‘immature behavior’

NEW YORK (AP) - American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature ...

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. men's basketball team expected this.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US wards off physical Hungary in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It got physical, very physical, and that's just fine with the U.S. women's water polo team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


2 Lochte teammates in robbery probe pulled off plane by authorities

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Two Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s team sweeps into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Walsh Jennings, Ross take bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Women’s golf returns to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Inbee Park could tell right away Wednesday that this was not an ordinary golf tournament.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt challenged in wild night on track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


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