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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 behavior" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

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 top-ranked Americans had fought back to force a fifth set against Serbia before falling short - short of the gold-medal goal that had driven her and others back to the national team for one more Olympic cycle.

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 her right in the mix for a gold medal in women's golf.

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 minutes, had stepped back for track and field's ultimate superstar to take center stage again.

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 investigation into a reported robbery targeting Ryan Lochte and his teammates.

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 to make a save while crashing into the barrier some 20 feet behind the end line.

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 Olympic gold medal.

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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