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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...
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The top-ranked team in the world will likely be the undercard in women's Olympic soccer on Friday. The United States, the three-time defending champions, will take on Sweden in Brasilia. But the late game in Belo Horizonte between Australia and host...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American beach volleyball player Casey Patterson wants to make it clear that he didn't blow off the post-match handshakes after he and Jake Gibb were eliminated from the Olympics. Patterson told The Associated Press that he congratulated Spain in the media...
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to glimpse the future of sports broadcasting, you can check out the Rio Olympics in virtual reality. But if you really want to immerse yourself in the competition, just turn on the TV. NBC, BBC and other Olympic networks around the world are offering...
In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements with the organization. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the...
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — While she's just 18 and the youngest soccer player at the Olympics for the U.S., Mallory Pugh displays the confidence of a seasoned veteran. The Colorado teenager holds the distinction of being the youngest American ever to score an Olympic goal. She got...
Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season. An Avalanche spokesman did not immediately...
DALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma already has a record nine Big 12 championships, and last season took the league into the College Football Playoff for the first time. While the smallest Power Five conference could soon be expanding, the Sooners and Bob Stoops — now the longest-tenured FBS...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In more than two decades as a pro, Adilson da Silva never felt nerves like this on the first tee. Thursday wasn't any tournament. It was the official return of golf to the Olympics, the first games in South America. And as the only Brazilian in the men's...