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Aug 20, 2016

Disgraced Lochte issues apology

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about how he described what happened after a night of partying with his teammates. But ...

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...

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 20, 2016

Park maintains lead on Rio links

Seven-time major winner Inbee Park held her lead on day three of the women’s Rio Olympic golf tournament Friday with a solid round in windy conditions, as Lydia Ko made a charge to set up a tantalizing final day. South Korea’s Park went around ...

Aug 20, 2016

Lalovic praises 'legend' Icho

Nenad Lalovic, the president of United World Wrestling, on Friday paid glowing tribute to Japan’s Kaori Icho after she scored her fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s freestyle wrestling at the Rio Games. The 32-year-old Icho defeated Russia’s Valeriia Koblova Zholobova in the ...

Cheruiyot passes Ayana to win 5,000 in Olympic record

Aug 20, 2016

Cheruiyot passes Ayana to win 5,000 in Olympic record

Hot favorite Almaz Ayana suddenly slumped in the final stages, allowing Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya to surge past and win the women’s 5,000 meters in an Olympic record on Friday night. That gave Cheruiyot revenge for her second-place finish behind the Ethiopian in the ...

U.S. to meet Serbia for hoop gold

Aug 20, 2016

U.S. to meet Serbia for hoop gold

Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics. To get by Spain again, the U.S. Olympic team would have to win ugly, so unusual it’s practically un-American. “It was just a real different game today,” coach Mike ...

Higuchi battles to silver medal in 57-kg wrestling

Aug 20, 2016

Higuchi battles to silver medal in 57-kg wrestling

Rei Higuchi came inches from glory but had to settle for the silver medal after losing to reigning world champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia in the men’s freestyle 57-kg final in his Olympic debut at the Rio Games on Friday. The 20-year-old Higuchi put ...

Okuhara earns badminton bronze in walkover

Aug 19, 2016

Okuhara earns badminton bronze in walkover

Nozomi Okuhara won the bronze medal in women’s badminton singles at the Rio Games on Friday, when her opponent, China’s Li Xuerui, withdrew. The medal was the second for Japan in badminton at these games after Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo seized the women’s ...