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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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Gray skies and green water at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sun-splashed Olympics in Rio de Janeiro gave way to gray clouds and murky ...

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


US women’s team rolls on in another blowout

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and her U.S. teammates knew they'd be in for a test against Serbia.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Brazil tops Denmark to avoid elimination in men’s soccer

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Brazil finally found its scoring touch in the men's soccer tournament at the Olympics.

August 11, 2016 | | Olympics


Serena Williams destroys racket in win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - One destroyed racket - and one poor set - later, Serena Williams made it safely into the third round of the Rio Olympics ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Deja vu for Americans; 5th in team gymnastics again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It was 2012 all over again for the Americans on Monday in the Rio Games.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Muhammad first US athlete to wear hijab at an Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The third day of Olympic competition featured a couple of firsts: Rafaela Silva captured host Brazil's initial gold medal of ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


US women use balanced attack in rout of Spain

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Everywhere Sue Bird looks on the court, there's someone in a U.S. jersey that can score. It's a ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s shakes slow start to blast Venezuela

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


After all the bad blood, King beats Efimova

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


USA gymnasts soar

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U ...

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


Saric’s swats away Gasol’s shot to preserve Croatia victory

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With one big block, Dario Saric gave a glimpse of what the 76ers can't wait to see in Philadelphia.

August 07, 2016 | | Olympics


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 ...

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 ...

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


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