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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


Sydney the kid’s whirlwind summer culminates at Rio Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sydney McLaughlin is running with a fast crowd these days. The 16-year-old sprinter and hurdler heads to the Rio Olympics as the youngest member of the U.S. track and field team. First, though, she wants to get home, hug her dog and eat some junk food before taking on the world.

July 14, 2016 | | Olympics


THE GRIND

SAN JOSE (AP) - The girls will come in, often wide-eyed and eager, to get a feel for what the typical day of an elite gymnast looks like. After watching three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman make her way through another energy-sapping, mettle-testing, soul-draining workout, those same girls who dream of following in Raisman's footsteps often leave in tears.

July 10, 2016 | | Olympics


The 5th Olympics may mean the most yet for Phelps

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics


Tolman places 29th in 1st U.S. Olympic Trials appearance

OMAHA, Neb. - Sierra High graduate Scott Tolman competed in the 200-meter breaststroke in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wednesday at CenturyLink Center, finishing third in his heat and 49th overall out of 98 entrants.

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics


Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio

MONTREAL (AP) - Together, Russia and Kenya won 27 medals at the last Olympics in track and field. Their total at the next one could be zero.

May 13, 2016 | | Olympics


IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes

LONDON (AP) - Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.

January 24, 2016 | | Olympics


‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

December 16, 2014 | | 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


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US routs Argentina, moves into men’s semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


‘Awesome:’ US captures 6 medals in 60 minutes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tianna Bartoletta reflected on her first Olympic title and a rush of American medals and gave it a catchy name: "awesome ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Golden Girl: Biles ends historic Olympics with 4th gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles starts each year by pulling out a notebook to write down her goals for the next 12 months. When ...

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an ...

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt advances, Russian qualifies and an engagement at track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The repeat one-two American finish in the triple jump, the Jamaican gold medal in hurdles and Jenny Simpson's unprecedented bronze ...

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


German women upset top-seeded Brazil team on Olympic beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The sun went down, and so did the mood at the Copacabana Olympic beach volleyball venue.

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


US routs Japan 110-64, advances to women’s basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball brushed aside yet another opponent at the Rio Games after being challenged ...

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


US-Argentina again in men’s basketball, only now in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) In the last three Olympics it was a semifinal matchup, the penultimate step on the winner's climb to the gold-medal ...

August 16, 2016 | | Olympics


Ko and the women get their shot at Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Lydia Ko could hear the cheers as she played the Olympic Golf Course, only they weren't for her.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


IAAF plans to review rules allowing athletes to change nations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The IAAF is exploring tightening the rules that allow athletes to switch the country they represent in track and field.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Dalhausser, Lucena fall to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser teamed up with Nick Lucena less than one year ago for a longshot run at ...

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s team topples Mexico

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Taylor Sander leapt high for timely blocks. He went low for a save at floor level to keep a winning point ...

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


US women’s team roll into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. women's water polo team pushed around Brazil for most of Monday afternoon. Led by Ashleigh Johnson's ...

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Miller edges Felix with head-first dive

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. Maybe they should give her a cape, too.

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


Brazilian women’s team step away from gold medal match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Brazilians are a step away from a shot at Olympic gold, and nothing could make the host nation's fans ...

August 15, 2016 | | Olympics


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