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Esparza, Shields chase gold in boxing

LONDON (AP) - Marlen Esparza already knows she'll stand on a podium Thursday with a medal around her neck from the first Olympic women's boxing tournament.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


Australia, US women to meet in semis

LONDON (AP) - Lauren Jackson became the all-time leading scorer in women's Olympic basketball and helped Australia set up another showdown against perennial rival the United States.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


US women's volleyball heads to semis

LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker threw her arms around teammate Courtney Thompson in celebration after the U.S. women's volleyball team defeated the Dominican Republic to advance to the semifinals at the London Olympics.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


Spence's loss ensures first ever boxing metal shutout for US

LONDON (AP) - Even with a second chance, Errol Spence was unable to prevent the first medal shutout in the history of the U.S. men's Olympic boxing team.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

- American Aly Raisman won the gold medal in floor exercise - her second London gold - and a bronze in balance beam to become the most decorated member of the Fierce Five.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


2 US women's teams to play for Olympic beach volleyball gold

LONDON (AP) - In their first Olympics, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy will play for the gold medal in an all-American beach volleyball final.

August 07, 2012 | | Olympics


Richards-Ross returns to Olympic track, advances in 200 meters race

Richards-Ross returns to Olympic track, advances in 200 meters race

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


US men defeat Tunisia to claim top spot

LONDON (AP) - David McKienzie scored 17 points as the defending champion U.S. men's volleyball team clinched a top tournament seed at the London Olympics on Monday with a win over Tunisia.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Women's boxing surprise hit at games

LONDON (AP) - Marlen Esparza was already having a tough time with her headgear when the crowd started booing her for refusing to trade haymakers with her Venezuelan opponent.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympic champion race walker caught doping

LONDON (AP) - Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer was caught doping in Italy and will miss the London Games.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Latvia knocks US men out of beach v'ball

LONDON (AP) - Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal left Beijing with a fifth-place finish and a good feeling about how they performed in their first Olympic beach volleyball tournament.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Weightlifters find strength in the scream

LONDON (AP) - Chinese super heavyweight Zhou Lulu shouts "relax" to calm her nerves. Iran's Saeid Mohammadpour hisses like a snake.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Suhr brings home pole vault gold for US

LONDON (AP) - For the first time before a big meet, Jenn Suhr heard a positive message from her husband, Rick, who's also her coach.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


US women top Canada after rare call, Japan next for Olympic gold

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women's soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


OLYMPICS HIGHLIGHTS

- Aliya Mustafina overcame the pain of a knee injury six months ago to win the uneven bars competition in gymnastics - one of three gold medals for Russia for the day. Other victories for Russia came from Alan Khugaev in men's 84-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling and Yuliya Zaripova in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

August 06, 2012 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Olympics


The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here's a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US looks to return to podiums in figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist is 19 years old. The women's champion is 17.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada comes back to beat US

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a day of firsts.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


US-Canada rivalry resumes today

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Love birds Wild, Zavarzina soar to medal stand

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Vic loves Alena. Alena loves Vic.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Kim eyeing second straight gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Anxiety and energy. Conviction and courage.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Bode Miller out with sore knee

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Bode Miller's Sochi Olympics are over, one race earlier than he had hoped.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Rough day for Russians

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine.

February 19, 2014 | | Olympics


5 players score in U.S. rout

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Phil Kessel is the first American in more than a decade to score a hat trick in an Olympic hockey tournament.

February 19, 2014 | | Olympics


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