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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease. Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela 113-69 on Monday, taking...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The third day of Olympic competition featured a couple of notable firsts: Rafaela Silva captured host Brazil's initial gold medal of the Rio Games and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. The U.S...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura stepped off the floor, saluted the crowd inside Rio Olympic Arena and bent over. Symbolically, it looked as if the Japanese gymnast was overcome by the moment after clinching the Olympic team gold he's pursued during his otherwise...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has made Paul Pogba the world's most expensive footballer, signing the France midfielder for around 105 million euros ($116 million) four years after releasing him for virtually nothing. United says Pogba signed a five-year deal with...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The "Usain Bolt Variety Hour" hit Brazil, big time, on Monday. The closing number said it all: After talking about life, sprinting and the Olympics — and yes, Bolt insisted the Rio de Janeiro Games will be his last — the 6-foot-5 Jamaican pulled out his...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of dire predictions from abroad about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, some Brazilian fans are doing some stinging of their own: They're booing U.S. athletes and taunting them over the fears that kept some competitors at home. From the beach...
MIAMI (AP) — The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair of cleats, his arm guard and batting gloves, all items he wore while becoming the 30th player to reach 3,000 hits. When the exchange...
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The frustration with Brazil's soccer team is so great that fans are jeering Neymar and wishing women's star Marta could come to the rescue. While Marta has been thriving with the women's team, Neymar has disappointed at the men's Olympic tournament, where...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Martha Karolyi Way is a pinch on the neck. A tilt of the head. A purse of the lips. A nod of approval. A series of directives, most of them blunt, all designed for maximum impact. It is a compound tucked in the Texas woods where the rest of the world...