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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World's Fastest Man has been paying attention to the world's fastest women in the run-up to the Olympics. While the men have been taking the 100 meters at a leisurely pace this year — or, in the case of Usain Bolt, barely at all — the women have been...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Lily Zhang, the American table tennis ace, decided she wanted to make her sport a priority, she took a year off from college to devote to practice, including three months playing with pros in Austria. It paid off, landing her on the Olympic team for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's time with the New York Yankees will be remembered for one World Series title, two MVP awards and countless controversies. And for him not being Derek Jeter. "When I'm amongst Yankee fans and the conversation turns to him, he's not held with great...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's time with the New York Yankees will be remembered for one World Series title, two MVP awards and countless controversies. And for him not being Derek Jeter. "When I'm amongst Yankee fans and the conversation turns to him, he's not held with great...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Manuel has become the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in swimming with her win in the 100-meter freestyle. Manuel upset world-record holder Cate Campbell and tied with Penny Oleksiak of Canada Thursday at the Rio Games. Campbell was...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Daily Beast has withdrawn a story that prompted ire of many readers, complaining that it could have outed gay athletes at the Rio Games. The story's removal from the site Thursday night came hours after the editor-in-chief for the publication apologized...
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. Fraser ran off four straight birdies before the wind arrived and kept right on going until he had an 8-under 63, giving him a three-shot lead...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Forget the pressure. Forget the hype. Simone Biles is immune to all of it. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. And now, finally, an Olympic champion. The 19-year-old American soared to the all-around title on...
A person familiar with the contract says superstar LeBron James has agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person says James, who recently led the Cavs to an NBA title — the first for a Cleveland sport team in 52 years — will soon sign...