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What to watch: Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal. Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Rus...

Russia edges Japan, China for gold in men’s gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy huddled with the rest of the Russian men's gymnastics team, stared at the scoreboard and waited. And waited. And waited. What in reality was only a few moments...

Dressel wins U.S. Olympic swimming gold; Aussie beats Ledecky

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Second place. Dressel led off a U.S. vict...

Spain uses 19-0 run to defeat Japan 88-77 at Tokyo Olympics

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — They would have talked about this night in Japan for generations. Imagine: the country’s first men’s basketball game at an Olympics in 45 years, in an arena just north ...

U.S. loses to France 83-76; 25-game Olympic win streak ends

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet th...

Smith, Taylor power short-handed Dodgers past Rockies, 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

TOKYO – Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadi...

Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes out

TOKYO – From doping to demonstrations to dirty officials, the Olympics have never lacked their share of off-the-field scandals and controversies that keep the Games in the headlines long aft...

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.

NFL teams face potential forfeits for COVID-19 outbreaks

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn't get paid that week. “As we learned last yea...

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat.

Go-to woman: Callan’s stealthy impact keeps U.S. hoops rolling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carol Callan has excelled in many roles during her decades-long career as women's national team director for USA Basketball. From planning all the logistics of trips the tea...
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