Lynx players provide U.S. women's team with an edge, Auriemma says

Lynx players provide U.S. women's team with an edge, Auriemma says

Coach Geno Auriemma said Lynx players Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles selected to the U.S. Olympic team are "incredibly unselfish."

Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics

May 24
Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics
Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Ex-rugby League star Hayne leaves NFL, aims for Olympics

May 16
Ex-rugby League star Hayne leaves NFL, aims for Olympics
Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to push for selection in the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics.
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Maria Sharapova on Russia's provisional Olympic team for Rio

Russia has included Maria Sharapova on its preliminary team for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test.
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Kenya tries again with anti-doping law

Kenyan lawmakers supported proposed changes to anti-doping legislation at a special sitting of parliament on Thursday in the hope that WADA will accept the law this time.
Golf
May 25

Race to Rio is intense among South Koreans on LPGA Tour

The race to Rio is playing out all over the globe with athletes competing for coveted spots.
Sports
May 25

UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations

The president of cycling's world governing body remains "very, very concerned" that the velodrome under construction for the Rio Olympics will not be completed in…
Golf
May 25

Russell Knox gaining confidence going into key stretch

Russell Knox needed results before he could find confidence, and now his confidence is soaring.
Sports
May 24

NZ 7s coach given some credit for rugby's return to Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows.
Golf
May 24

Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf

Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.For now, there is only concern.Rory…
Sports
May 24

Alexis Crimes earns rare 2nd chance with US volleyball team

Courtney Thompson hits the floor on a dive and hardly has time to reach for a towel to wipe up her sweat before teammate Alexis Crimes grabs it and handles the chore herself.
Sports
May 24

Doping lab stands quiet as Russia swept by scandals

Even as Russia is swept by one doping scandal after another, the national anti-doping laboratory stands almost idle.
Sports
May 24

Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures

Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Sports
May 24

Djokovic would like to see rankings points awarded in Rio

Novak Djokovic would like to see tennis players at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics get ranking points from the ATP and WTA tours, the way they have at past Summer Games.
Olympics
May 24

2016 Summer Olympics medal count

 
Sports
May 24

Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA to televise 325½ hours from Rio

NBCUniversal networks Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and USA will combine to televise 325½ hours of programing from the Rio Olympics this summer.
Polls
May 24

Poll: What is your favorite Summer Olympics competition?

Sports
May 22

U.S. water polo captain Azevedo preps for record fifth Olympics

Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. And 16 years after he burst onto the international scene, he remains one of the world's most dangerous scorers.
Sports
May 22

How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples

Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes.
Sports
May 21

3 members of Spain's Olympic sailing team assaulted in Rio

The Spanish sailing federation says two of its sailors and a coach have been assaulted at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while training for the Olympics.
Sports
May 21

Brother of Brussels bomber wins European taekwondo gold

Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of the Brussels airport suicide bombers, keeps enhancing his Olympic taekwondo medal prospects after winning his third gold medal this year.
Sports
May 21

Sports power couple: Eatons gearing up for Rio Olympics

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Sports
May 20

USOC leader: Flawed anti-doping system needs attention

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says the latest anti-doping headlines make it "increasingly difficult to defend the current system."In an interview Friday with…