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Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

Aug 21, 2016

Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

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Remember this moment, Brazil. Nothing feels better than winning. Remember how it felt on that balmy Saturday night in this fabled temple of soccer, the Maracana, when the Selecao held its nerve through 120 minutes and a penalty shootout to gain some small measure ...

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Aug 21, 2016

Farah denies friendship with drug-tainted Somali coach

Britain’s Mo Farah sought to distance himself from drug-tainted Somali coach Jama Aden following victory in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, who became the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns on Saturday, denied being ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Chen claims men's badminton title

Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China’s Chen Long won gold Saturday in men’s badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen’s place as the game’s new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 ...

Fiji rugby sevens team receives hero's welcome upon return home

Aug 21, 2016

Fiji rugby sevens team receives hero's welcome upon return home

Fiji’s gold-medal-winning sevens rugby team received a tumultuous hero’s welcome when it returned home from Rio Sunday to launch two days of celebrations. Thousands of fans lined the flag-bedecked streets of Nadi to catch a glimpse of their idols as the team made its ...

U.S. men, women run to victory in 4x400

Aug 21, 2016

U.S. men, women run to victory in 4x400

Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always goes to plan. But over the final 30 minutes of Saturday’s topsy-turvy night at the Olympic track, both Americans came away with the prizes ...

Park grabs gold as Nomura just misses medal

Aug 21, 2016

Park grabs gold as Nomura just misses medal

Harukyo Nomura carded the second-best round of the final day of the women’s Rio Olympic golf tournament on Saturday to fly up the leaderboard, but it was not enough as she finished tied for fourth, seven shots behind gold medalist Inbee Park. Park, a ...

Lochte speaks out, says story was exaggerated

Aug 21, 2016

Lochte speaks out, says story was exaggerated

American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics. Lochte, in a portion ...