Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

For the first time under Mike Krzyzewski, the U.S. Olympic basketball team has a genuine offensive weapon in the middle.

US sending record number of women to Rio Games

July 23
The United States is sending 292 women to the Summer Olympics— the most women who have ever competed at an Olympics for a single country.

Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

July 24
Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life.
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Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village

Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks.
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The Latest: World tennis body expects Russia's team in Rio

The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):
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5:45am

Ceremony marks 4 years to go before Tokyo hosts Olympics

Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.
Lynx
July 23

WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court

WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court.
Sports
July 23

Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.
Wolves
July 22

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

New team. Same old result.
Sports
July 22

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles

Kendra Harrison of the United States has broken a 28-year world record in the 100-meters hurdles by running 12.20 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.
Sports
July 22

Olympic weightlifter Morghan King rose quickly to the top

Morghan King was interning as a graphic designer and working at an organic breakfast restaurant in Seattle when she put "real life" on hold to…
Golf
July 22

Last major of the year in no time at all

Jordan Spieth hit the reset button after the U.S. Open, a prudent decision to keep from looking in the rearview mirror.
Sports
July 22

Paddle up: A guide to whitewater racing in Rio

Whitewater churns into foam as double-ended paddles windmill one-person boats into position. The paddles go up in the air as the boats slide through red…
Sports
July 22

The Greatest: Phelps returns for another Olympic farewell

Michael Phelps is back for a sequel to his Olympic farewell.This time, he insists, it really is goodbye.After retiring and then un-retiring, Phelps will be…
Sports
July 22

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.
Sports
July 22

US women hoping to give Karolyi golden sendoff in Rio

from Nadia Comaneci to Mary Lou Retton to Nastia Liukin — Martha Karolyi is ready to say goodbye. The U.S. women's national team coordinator is retiring after the 2016 Games.
Golf
July 22

Golf returns to the Olympics, minus its best players

A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport…
Sports
July 22

Reigning Olympic champ Uchimura eyes breakthrough for Japan

Kohei Uchimura has nothing left to prove. The only question surrounding the effortlessly elegant 27-year-old is if he is the greatest male gymnast of all…
Wild
July 22

IOC president has sports, personal links to Russia

The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a massive doping cover-up, but relations between the two were once much sunnier.
Sports
July 22

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk: Olympics 'need our excitement'

Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk thinks his sport will give the Olympics a big lift if it's added to the 2020 Tokyo Games."There are more participants…
Sports
July 22

Russia rhythmic gymnastics favorites in Rio _ if it competes

Russia is known for its quick tempo and intricate, crowd-pleasing routines in rhythmic gymnastics. Confidence radiates when the Russian women take the floor.And there's a…
Sports
July 22

Dong Dong leads Chinese trampoline favorites in Rio

The sport of trampoline, first introduced to the Olympics in Sydney in 2000, is all about high-flying exploits.Athletes will launch from the trampoline into the…
Wild
July 22

How Russia could challenge Olympic bans at CAS and beyond

Much of the intense Olympic action before the Rio de Janeiro Games open in less than two weeks is set to play out in the law courts.