LeBron out of Olympics, leaving Melo alone to chase history

LeBron out of Olympics, leaving Melo alone to chase history

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history.

Rio drug-testing lab ordered shut down

June 24
Rio drug-testing lab ordered shut down
The troubled Olympics were dealt "another severe blow."

Minn. gymnast has no time to lose in Olympic quest

June 23
Minn. gymnast has no time to lose in Olympic quest
The gymnast from Little Canada is just returning to competition.
Sports
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Tennis elite going to Rio, not put off by Zika virus

While the Zika virus and family concerns have notably deterred some of golf's best players from going to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the tennis elite isn't put off.
Sports
9:40am

67 Russians apply for exemptions to ban from Rio Olympics

The Russian sports minister says "up to 67 athletes" have applied to track and field's world governing body to be exempted from the ban on the Russian team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Sports
9:25am

Cheated by dopers, Montano presses on for another Olympics

Alysia Montano doesn't worry much about all the medals that were essentially stolen from her by drug cheats over the years. Eventually, she hopes, she'll…
Sports
7:55am

Correction: TAE-Taekwondo Preview story

In a story June 24 about the Olympic taekwondo competition, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the spelling of the name of the president of the World Taekwondo federation was Chongwon Choue. The president's name is spelled Chungwon Choue.
Wolves
6:30am

Pau Gasol says he wants to play in Rio Olympics despite Zika

Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.
Sports
1:20am

Doubling Up: Boudia keeps chase of 2nd gold in perspective

David Boudia could spend this summer doubling up on the diving world.
Sports
June 24

Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

When U.S. women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi met with Simone Biles to map out the three-time world gymnastics champion's schedule, one designed to keep Biles fresh heading into the Olympics, it was the equivalent of pulling up to an intersection in a Ferrari and letting it idle when the light turned green.
Vikings
June 24

Allyson Felix eyeing a shot at 2 Olympic golds

They juggled the Olympic schedule for Michael Johnson and he delivered double gold at the Atlanta Games 20 years ago. Now the IAAF and IOC…
Gophers
June 24

Olympics could make Michael Gbinije's summer a busy one

Michael Gbinije has already enjoyed his share of excitement in 2016. He played in the Final Four for Syracuse, and now he's been drafted by the Detroit Pistons.
Sports
June 24

Doping on everyone's mind heading into US swimming trials

Elizabeth Beisel tilted her head, grimaced a bit and pondered the question: Does she think the Olympic swimming competition will be clean in Rio?
Wolves
June 24

Wizards' Beal is latest to decline Rio Olympics invite

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.
Sports
June 24

Flying low: Lochte finds trouble en route to US swim trials

Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. He just wasn't expecting one while trying to get to the U.S. swimming trials.
Sports
June 24

Badminton tries to shake off scandals at the Rio Olympics

Badminton at the Rio Olympics will try to shake off multiple scandals and adapt to a rule change many consider an attempt to curb Chinese dominance.
Sports
June 24

Serbian men, US women favored for Olympic water polo

It's Andrija Prlainovic and Serbia on the men's side, and Maggie Steffens and the U.S. for the women's tournament.
Golf
June 24

Branden Grace cites Zika in pulling out of Olympics

Branden Grace withdrew from the Olympics on Friday, becoming the fourth golfer to cite the Zika virus as a reason not to play in Rio…
Sports
June 24

Nike drops lawsuit against Olympic hopeful Boris Berian

Nike dropped its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic Trials next week.
Sports
June 24

When you're an Olympic hopeful and a mom, bring the kids

Sitting on a bench alongside a vacant volleyball court, Dr. Omar Easy opens a small carton of chocolate milk, pops in the straw and guides it to son Easton's lips between the bites of raspberries and blueberries.
Sports
June 23

National champion Sam Mikulak on top at Olympic Trials

The selection committee putting together the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team can probably put pencil to paper and write Sam Mikulak's name down.
Sports
June 23

USA Cycling unveils full team headed to Rio Olympics

Kristin Armstrong will have an opportunity to chase her third straight time trial gold medal in Rio, perhaps the final chapter in a decorated cycling…
Sports
June 23

Olympic trip isn't a lock for gymnasts Nichols and Kocian

Maggie Nichols gets the question pretty frequently, usually from one of her high school classmates and usually with a very specific caveat.