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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.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | Tokyo prepares for 2020, and new sports Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2016 9:51 p.m. | | US romps to men’s Rio basketball gold Comments 0 Comments

Team USA dominates Rio

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

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Posted: aug. 21, 2016 9:45 p.m. | | Team USA dominates Rio Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2016 8:14 p.m. | | Lochte admits: ‘immature behavior’ Comments 0 Comments

US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

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

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:20 a.m. | | US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | US wards off physical Hungary in semifinal Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | 2 Lochte teammates in robbery probe pulled off plane by authorities Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | US men’s team sweeps into semis Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Walsh Jennings, Ross take bronze Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Women’s golf returns to Olympics Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Bolt challenged in wild night on track Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:07 a.m. | | US routs Argentina, moves into men’s semis Comments 0 Comments

‘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 ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:07 a.m. | | ‘Awesome:’ US captures 6 medals in 60 minutes Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | Golden Girl: Biles ends historic Olympics with 4th gold  Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Bolt advances, Russian qualifies and an engagement at track Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | German women upset top-seeded Brazil team on Olympic beach Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | US routs Japan 110-64, advances to women’s basketball semis Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | US-Argentina again in men’s basketball, only now in quarters Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Ko and the women get their shot at Olympic golf Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | IAAF plans to review rules allowing athletes to change nations Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Dalhausser, Lucena fall to Brazil Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | US men’s team topples Mexico Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | US women’s team roll into semis Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Miller edges Felix with head-first dive Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Brazilian women’s team step away from gold medal match Comments 0 Comments

Biles settles for bronze on balance beam

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Biles settles for bronze on balance beam Comments 0 Comments

Andy Murray 1st to win 2 Olympic tennis singles golds

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is making a habit of accomplishing things that hadn’t been done in a while.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Andy Murray 1st to win 2 Olympic tennis singles golds Comments 0 Comments

Rose captures golf’s 1st gold medal in 112 years

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From the top step of the podium, Justin Rose bowed his head as the Olympic gold medal was placed around his ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Rose captures  golf’s 1st gold  medal in 112 years Comments 0 Comments

Aussie-American BMX power couple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — He’s reserved, she’s outgoing. He’s from Australia, she’s from Minnesota.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Aussie-American  BMX power couple Comments 0 Comments

US swimmers are ‘safe and unharmed’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | US swimmers are ‘safe and unharmed’ Comments 0 Comments

Van Niekerk shatters world record in 400

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Exploding out of the blocks in lane eight, Wayde van Niekerk didn’t see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | Van Niekerk  shatters world record in 400 Comments 0 Comments

Phelps stops Olympic clock

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Got a bad case of lingering PMPD — Post-Michael Phelps Depression? If you think his retirement from Olympic swimming is a bitter ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | Phelps stops Olympic clock Comments 0 Comments

What to watch at the Rio Games for today

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 10 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, boxing, cycling, wrestling and more. Here are some ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | What to watch at the  Rio Games for today  Comments 0 Comments

Phelps looks forward to being full-time dad

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps has nothing left to do at the pool.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Phelps looks forward to being full-time dad  Comments 0 Comments

Bolt golden again in 100 at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds — 9.81, to be exact — for Usain Bolt to erase ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Bolt golden again in 100 at Olympics Comments 0 Comments

Phelps dusts Lochte in 200 IM for 22nd gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:24 p.m. | | Phelps dusts Lochte in 200 IM for 22nd gold Comments 0 Comments

Biles soars to Olympic all-around title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:20 p.m. | | Biles soars to Olympic all-around title Comments 0 Comments

Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On a day of firsts for Olympic golf, Marcus Fraser of Australia had the one that mattered — the first-round lead.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:19 p.m. | | Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts Comments 0 Comments

US men win marathon match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At some point, Phil Dalhausser just had to laugh.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:19 p.m. | | US men win marathon match Comments 0 Comments

US women roll to another easy win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. women’s water polo coach Adam Krikorian shook his head in disgust after an ugly turnover in the third ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:19 p.m. | | US women roll to another easy win Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Gray skies and green water at Rio Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | US women’s team rolls on in another blowout Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | Brazil tops Denmark to avoid elimination in men’s soccer Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 08, 2016 11:44 p.m. | | Serena Williams destroys racket in win Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: aug. 08, 2016 11:43 p.m. | | Deja vu for Americans; 5th in team gymnastics again Comments 0 Comments

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