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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nate Ebner couldn't really have set up more of a grandstand finish for the U.S. team at the Olympics. The New England Patriots safety and special teams player, given special permission to play rugby sevens for the United States in Rio, ran almost half the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hector Olivera was placed on unconditional release waivers by the San Diego Padres, who will release him when he clears waivers later this week and will be responsible for the remainder of the $62.5 million, six-year contract he signed with the Los Angeles...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hector Olivera was placed on unconditional release waivers by the San Diego Padres, who will release him when he clears waivers later this week and will be responsible for the remainder of the $62.5 million, six-year contract he signed with the Los Angeles...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Taking a 118-kilogram weight to the back of the head? Even that couldn't stop China's Xiang Yanmei from winning Olympic gold. Xiang was already the favorite for gold in the women's 69kg weightlifting class when she dropped the bar on her third attempt in...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A rodeo promoter is accusing two star calf ropers of rigging an event in Arlington, Texas, last year so that they could get a cut of a possible $1 million prize. RFD-TV Events made the allegations in a lawsuit Tuesday against three-time world champion...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It didn't take long for Justin Gatlin's name to get dragged into the doping drama swirling at the Olympics. No big deal to Gatlin. The sprinter considered the best threat to stop Usain Bolt in the 100-meter final Sunday told The Associated Press he's not...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tony Parker is keeping his minutes down as he gets back into game shape. Good thing for France he was ready to play at the end. Parker hit the go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, and the French beat Serbia 76-75 on Monday in an Olympic men's basketball...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Diana Taurasi had a career game to help the U.S. women's basketball team top Serbia. Taurasi scored 22 of her Olympic-best 25 points in the first half to help the Americans beat Serbia 110-84 on Wednesday. While the U.S. had easily routed Senegal and Spain...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It looks as if the water polo pool is turning green with envy. The men's Olympic tournament resumed Wednesday in green-tinged water after the diving pool at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre turned a dark green the previous day. There was no sign of any water...