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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...
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Daily Beast has withdrawn a story that prompted ire of many readers, complaining that it could have outed gay athletes at the Rio Games.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) — 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...
Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas. Dwyane Wade will return to Miami and Derrick Rose will go back to Chicago early in the 2016-17 season, which was unveiled Thursday by the...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A second Kenyan track and field official was expelled from the Olympics on Thursday after pretending to be one of the team's 800-meter runners and giving a doping sample in the athlete's name, Kenya's team leader said. John Anzrah was sent home after he was...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's long day of Olympic tennis began shortly after 11 a.m., when he began what would become a victory that put him in the singles quarterfinals. Then, after a break of less than 2 hours, Nadal went back out on court for a men's doubles semifinal...