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Neymar finds redemption with gold medal

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Just two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans. Now he’s a national hero — and an Olympic champion. Neymar buried the winning kick of a penalty shootout against Germany on Saturday night at Maracana Stadium, sending all of Brazil into a boisterous celebration. ...

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

Aug 20, 2016

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile. What a way to go out. Dzsenifer Marozsan scored early in the second half ...

Aug 18, 2016

Neymar scores pair as Brazil makes final

The Brazilian Olympic team has struggled mightily on its home turf during the Rio Games. Maybe Neymar and the crew can salvage something for the hosts. Brazil’s rolled to a 6-0 win over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday to earn a spot in the ...

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Aug 13, 2016

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Taunted by local fans since the Olympics began and stinging from a surprising loss, Hope Solo called Sweden a “bunch of cowards.” The U.S. goalkeeper criticized the Swedes for the way they played Friday in beating the Americans in a penalty shootout — a ...

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Aug 11, 2016

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Japan’s quest for its first Olympic medal in men’s soccer since Mexico City in 1968 will continue for another four years to Tokyo after being eliminated from the Rio Games on Wednesday. Japan dominated Sweden 1-0 in its final Group B game for its ...

Aug 10, 2016

Pele wants to attend closing ceremony

Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics after missing the opening because of poor health. The Brazilian soccer great tweeted Tuesday: “I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining you for the closing festivities on August 21. I ...

Usme strikes twice to lift Columbia to draw with U.S.

Aug 10, 2016

Usme strikes twice to lift Columbia to draw with U.S.

In the first few moments Hope Solo had to reflect following the U.S. team’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday, she already had perspective on the two goals that Catalina Usme got past her. “I’ve been around the game long enough to know that ...

Nakajima's strike salvages draw against Colombia

Aug 8, 2016

Nakajima's strike salvages draw against Colombia

Shoya Nakajima spared Hiroki Fujiharu’s blushes with a 74th-minute equalizer as Japan came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Colombia on Sunday and keep alive its hopes of progressing to the men’s soccer quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics. Colombia took the lead ...

Solo shines in record 200th game

Aug 7, 2016

Solo shines in record 200th game

Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable. Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. And she did it ...