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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off
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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team....

The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio
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LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):...

Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A near-diplomatic incident - as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it - came to an end on Wednesday ahead of the Olympics....

Olympics will showcase Brazil's diversity _ and tensions
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rafaela Silva hoped to get an Olympic gold medal four years ago in London. Instead she got racial abuse....

After the sprinters, Jamaica seeking track and field depth
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The most dominant runner at Jamaica's national track and field championships this summer was not a superstar sprinter like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake or Veronica Campbell-Brown....

UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro....

USA Cycling at crossroads as Rio Olympics approaches
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Kristin Armstrong could win her third straight Olympic gold medal in Rio. The women's pursuit team is favored to capture gold. Several Americans could land on the BMX podium....

Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little....

Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open
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Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee....

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic says she is out of Rio Olympics
Top-20 player Belinda Bencic says on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, another blow to a Swiss tennis team that lost Roger Federer this week, too....

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President of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, fourth right, and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, center, pose for a photo with Russia's National Olympic team members outside the Kremlin wall, before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin




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The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio

Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62

Olympics will showcase Brazil's diversity _ and tensions

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic says she is out of Rio Olympics

Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics

3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in 2012 Games retests

After the sprinters, Jamaica seeking track and field depth

Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams targets an Olympic gold for New Zealand


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