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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Putting aside the disconcerting lime-like waters at the aquatics center, the focus of the Rio Games turned toward the emerald green fairways of the Olympic Golf Course on Thursday. Adilson da Silva, who learned the game using tree branches for clubs, put...
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) — Olympic boxing is bloody again. Men are fighting without headgear for the first time in 36 years, making the sport debatably safer and undoubtedly more attractive to fans. But the most tangible consequence is gore: More than a dozen boxers at the Rio Games...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Belgian woman who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics has become sick after racing on polluted Guanabara Bay, the first sailor to fall ill from the waters that were subject to great scrutiny leading to the Rio Games. Evi Van Acker reported feeling...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Pride in the Rio Olympics is palpable in this Boston suburb, nicknamed "Little Brazil" for its thriving population of Brazilian immigrants and their shops and bakeries flying the nation's green and yellow flag, often alongside the U.S. flag. But here and...
The family of dirt-track racer Bryan Clauson says his organs have been donated to five other people. Clauson died after a crash in a Kansas race last weekend. In a statement posted on the Twitter account of Bryan Clauson Racing on Wednesday, Clauson's family members say they...
LONDON (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations that a British player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament was poisoned, after she fell ill with a bacterial infection that can be spread through rat urine, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday. Gabriella Taylor was...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes' village. There's an ongoing card game in their suite and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. It'll be all business on Thursday night. They'll race...
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Alex Rodriguez collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year, he will have received $317,368,852 from New York, according to a review of his contracts by The Associated Press. Luxury tax caused by his deal totaled another $132...