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Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM
TOKYO (AP) — Chase Kalisz knows what’s coming: Pain, and lots of it in the 400-meter individual medley that gets swimming underway at the Tokyo Olympics. The eight-lap race requires endurance,...
By BETH HARRIS
Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics
Lindahl is a steadying force in goal for Sweden at Olympics
Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais tests positive for COVID
US water polo captain Jesse Smith misses opening ceremony
Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games
Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start
Benzema tests positive for virus, delays start with Madrid
MADRID (AP) — Striker Karim Benzema tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of preseason training, Real Madrid said Friday. The club did not elaborate on the France forward’s condition in a short statement. Benzema had been expected to return to Madrid...
Column: Glittering, empty pool epitomizes Olympic misfortune
TOKYO (AP) — The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three sides by towering rows of seats that, in a normal Olympic year, would've been packed with some 15,000...
By PAUL NEWBERRY
Australian swimming's relay dynasty is built on trust
TOKYO (AP) — A constantly refilling pool of talent. Well-rehearsed changeovers. And plenty of speed. There are many reasons why the Australian women are heavily favored to win a third straight gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the...
By ANDREW DAMPF
Live at Budokan: Famed arena gets another Olympic spotlight
TOKYO (AP) — The Nippon Budokan sits serenely nestled in a verdant park at the heart of Tokyo. Visitors admire the elegant lines of its Buddhist temple-based design before they step into the graceful reverence of the arena, where countless martial...
By GREG BEACHAM
Russians suspected of doping stopped from going to Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Some Russian athletes were denied places on the country’s Olympic team of 335 athletes for the Tokyo Games because they are under suspicion of doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday it intervened to stop several Russians...
By GRAHAM DUNBAR
Oakland 4, Seattle 1
San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 3
Ruidíaz scores from long range, Sounders beat Austin FC 1-0
Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 4
San Diego 3, Miami 2
L.A. Angels 3, Minnesota 2
Darren Clarke, James Kingston share Senior British Open lead
Gold medal v. golden arches: Olympian's hopes nearly quashed
TOKYO (AP) — When the nerve pain in his arm from shooting arrows became too much to handle, and when a positive doping test threatened to end his career, Brady Ellison started thinking about his next chapter. The Olympic archer grabbed...
By PAT GRAHAM
Dozens of pro boxers to take their swings at Olympic gold
TOKYO (AP) — When professional boxers were first welcomed into the Olympics a half-decade ago, many people around the sport hated the idea — and many still do. “I think it messes things up,” said Freddie Roach, the famed pro trainer who was an...
By GREG BEACHAM
Swimming warmup at Olympics can be a chaotic 'nightmare'
TOKYO (AP) — Cate Campbell was a 17-year-old swimming phenomenon when she learned the dangers of warmup at major competitions the hard way. That’s what a head-on collision with Michael Phelps will do for you. “He was doing a sprint butterfly down...
By ANDREW DAMPF
Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast
TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedway....
By DAVE SKRETTA
US to play World Cup qualifier vs Jamaica in Austin, Texas
CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play a World Cup qualifier in Texas for the first time, hosting Jamaica on Oct. 7 at Q2 Stadium in Austin. The match will be the fourth of 14 qualifiers for the 20th-ranked Americans, who open the eight-nation...
US volleyball star back for 3rd Olympics after giving birth
TOKYO (AP) — A third trip to the Olympics was far from a sure thing for U.S. volleyball star Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson when she gave birth to her son in November 2019. A challenging pregnancy that robbed her of most of her core strength left her...
By JOSH DUBOW
Crabb out (COVID-19), Bourne in for US beach volleyball team
TOKYO (AP) — American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out of the Olympics after four positive COVID-19 tests, and Tri Bourne will take his place as the partner of four-time Olympian Jake Gibb when the competition begins this weekend. Crabb...
By JIMMY GOLEN
Jill Biden in Tokyo for Olympic Games, meets prime minister
TOYKO (AP) — Jill Biden embarked on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high. She arrived in...
By MARK THIESSEN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in...
From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil
YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even...
By ROB HARRIS
Sounds of the Games: NBC doesn't plan on adding crowd noise
One of Molly Solomon's favorite memories from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics was watching Lindsey Vonn in the start house. Cameras would focus on the skiing great, with microphones picking up her breathing while she listened to final instructions....
By JOE REEDY
Japan opens Olympic men's soccer with 1-0 win over SAfrica
TOKYO (AP) — An empty stadium is not how Japanese athletes imagined competing for the first time in Tokyo at their home Olympics. At least the men's soccer team won on Thursday — a day before the opening ceremony of the pandemic-impacted games....
Osaka makes her return against Zheng at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s first match in nearly two months will come against 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the top names...
By ANDREW DAMPF
Djokovic knows 'history is on the line' at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows how close he is. Not just to creating history and becoming the first man to achieve a Golden Slam by winning all four major tennis tournaments and an Olympic singles gold medal in the same year. Sure, that’s on...
By ANDREW DAMPF
All for nothing: Athletes qualify but end out of Olympics
MADRID (AP) — As one of the top-ranked taekwondo fighters in the world, Jesús Tortosa was ready to start packing for the Tokyo Olympics. He had been preparing for it for the past five years and had earned the right to be in Japan with results that...
By TALES AZZONI