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Speedo USA, two other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery. Speedo USA also said it ...

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

Aug 22, 2016

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

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The flame goes out to close this show In which the bar was set real low, With Zika and a toxic bay That doubles as a vast bidet, Recession pounding one and all, A president against the wall, Budget crises that go back years, ...

Middleweight Shields repeats as Olympic boxing champion

Aug 22, 2016

Middleweight Shields repeats as Olympic boxing champion

Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket on Sunday. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head. Two Olympics, two gold medals. She ...

It's a me, Abe!

Aug 22, 2016

It's a me, Abe!

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an cameo at the Rio 2016 Olympics’ closing ceremony. While his presence was not unexpected, as Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics, his unusual entrance was another matter. Naturally, the internet had something to say about it. [View ...

Neymar finds redemption with gold medal

Aug 22, 2016

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 ...

U.S. routs Serbia for third straight gold in men's basketball

Aug 22, 2016

U.S. routs Serbia for third straight gold in men's basketball

The trip wasn’t always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination. The players on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team never doubted they would be standing on the gold-medal platform, even after some close calls in Rio and criticisms they lacked the usual ...