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Italy wins rematch with US in men's Olympic water polo
TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic...
By JAY COHEN
Djokovic dominates Nishikori, reaches Tokyo medal rounds
US pole vaulter's positive test sends Aussies into isolation
Straka leads Olympic golf on day of low scoring, surprises
Australia's Jessica Fox wins first women's canoe slalom gold
From the Emperor on down: Memories of the '64 Tokyo Olympics
From partial isolation, U.S. beach volleyball team moves on
Austrian-born, American-raised, Straka leads Olympic golf
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Golf is among the hardest sports to predict, and the Olympics is no exception. How else to explain Sepp Straka? Austrian-born and American-groomed, he had missed the cut in six of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour. Straka...
By DOUG FERGUSON
Leap year: Harrison chases rare long and high jump double
TOKYO (AP) — JuVaughn Harrison’s nickname couldn’t be any more fitting: Mr. Jumps. His assignment at the Tokyo Games couldn’t be any more rare: Go horizontal (high jump) and then vertical (long jump). Not since the days of Jim Thorpe (circa: 1912)...
By PAT GRAHAM
Double gold: China's Zhang becomes a breakout star at pool
TOKYO (AP) — Zhang Yufei had a much busier morning than she was expecting at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. It was worth the effort. She left with a pair of gold medals and a couple of records, too. Zhang started off Thursday with a dominating victory...
By PAUL NEWBERRY
Croatian brothers take Olympic rowing gold in men's pair
TOKYO (AP) — Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic had won their country's first Olympic rowing gold medal in men's double sculls in Rio de Janeiro when they figured, “Hey, let's try a new boat.” The sweep pair looked pretty good. Two oars...
By JIM VERTUNO
Check it out: US women open rugby 7s with win over China
TOKYO (AP) — The self-described rugby TikToker Ilona Maher finally got a taste of Olympic competition after bringing the world into the athletes village via social media. After urging viewers to check it out with posts about life, the food, the...
By JOHN PYE
German official sent home for racist slur at Olympics
L.A. Angels 8, Colorado 7
L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 0
Dotson scores in stoppage time, Minnesota ties LAFC 2-2
Arizona 3, Texas 2
N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 1
N.Y. Mets 2, Atlanta 1
Team USA's cycling program off to rocky Olympics start
MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The new CEO of USA Cycling made it perfectly clear the Americans were targeting seven medals at the Tokyo Games. Through six events, they've yet to win one. The confidence-boosting ride by Brandon McNulty, who made a...
By DAVE SKRETTA
Fognini apologizes for homophobic slur in Olympic loss
TOKYO (AP) — Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with a homophobic slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament. Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian...
US rowers looks to extend Olympic dynasty in women's eight
TOKYO (AP) — For more than a decade and across three Olympics, there was no greater force in women's rowing than the American eight boat. Three consecutive Olympic gold medals. Eleven years undefeated at major international meets. But all...
By JIM VERTUNO
Out of sync: COVID distancing a drag for artistic swimmers
SYDNEY (AP) — They slice through the water as one, less than an arm’s length apart. With their dreams of an Olympic medal contingent upon coordination and closeness, artistic swimmers training for Tokyo knew the drill: Move faster, lift higher and...
By KRISTEN GELINEAU
US volleyball star revels as role model for deaf kids
TOKYO (AP) — Growing up nearly completely deaf provided a challenge for David Smith as he tried to integrate with other kids at school or on the playground. Whatever Smith may have lacked in hearing was more than made up with empathy, compassion...
By JOSH DUBOW
Tough training pays off for South Korea with fencing gold
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — An especially grueling training schedule paid off as South Korea beat Italy 45-26 to win the men’s team saber fencing final on Wednesday. It’s the South Koreans’ first gold of the Tokyo Olympics in a sport other than archery....
The Next One: Japan's Hashimoto takes gold in gymnastics
TOKYO (AP) — Daiki Hashimoto grew up watching Kohei Uchimura win gold medals, just like every other aspiring Japanese gymnast over the past decade-plus. Yet the idea of carrying on the legacy Uchimura built during his gold medal-laden career...
By WILL GRAVES
China's Shi breaks own record to win weightlifting gold
TOKYO (AP) — Just an Olympic gold medal? Not enough for Shi Zhiyong. He set the first weightlifting world record of the Tokyo Olympics as he easily won the gold in the men's 73-kilogram category Wednesday, and said victory alone wouldn't have...
By JAMES ELLINGWORTH
Ohashi emerging as an unlikely Olympic star for Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Little-known Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi giggled politely at the suggestion that she might have become one of the stars of her home country's Olympics in the absence of Naomi Osaka. She dismissed the idea ever so politely. "I don’t...
By GERALD IMRAY
Howdy, partner! New beach pairings find success at Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Americans Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got thrown together so quickly on the eve of the Tokyo Games they didn’t even have time to figure out the traditional post-point high-five that all beach volleyball teams do, with varying degrees of...
By JIMMY GOLEN
Flo-Jo's Flash: Iconic sprinter's times remain ones to chase
TOKYO (AP) — She had the long and colorful nails. She wore the flashy outfits, including a neon one-legged spandex bodysuit. Above all, she had the iconic nickname “Flo-Jo," which just sounded fast. For 33 years, sprinters have been chasing the...
By PAT GRAHAM
US women's water polo team handed rare loss at Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Maggie Steffens and the United States have dominated women's water polo since the country won its first gold medal in the sport at the 2012 London Olympics. The world is pushing back at the Tokyo Games, and it remains to be seen how...
By JAY COHEN
Debilitating headaches force Dutch archer to retire at 26
TOKYO (AP) — The headache arrived almost on cue. Soon after he released his final arrow Wednesday at the Tokyo Games, a dull pain set in for Netherlands archer Sjef van den Berg. Sometimes, (like this one) it's a manageable ache. Other times, it's...
By PAT GRAHAM
Seasoned swimmers come up short against new challengers
TOKYO (AP) — It felt like a changing of the guard at the Olympic pool. Federica Pellegrini. Seventh. Chad le Clos. Fifth. Katinka Hosszu. Also seventh. Three swimming greats came up short of the medal podium at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on...
By PAUL NEWBERRY
US women pocketing medals at Olympic swimming pool
TOKYO (AP) — Lilly King believed the U.S. women's team was capable of winning every gold medal at the pool in Tokyo. That hasn't happened, but the brash breaststroker's confidence in her teammates has still been validated with multiple medals,...
By BETH HARRIS