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Russian whistleblower cleared to compete as neutral athlete
LONDON (AP) -- Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by track and field's world governing body on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics....

The Latest: Russia quad sculls team DQ'd from Rio for doping
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The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):...

Phelps vs Lochte: Another showdown for swimming greats
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte goes back more than a decade....

Get ready to rumble: rugby returns to Olympics in Rio
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Rugby is returning to the Olympics for the first time in 92 years, bringing the ruck, the maul and the hooker back into the lexicon of the Summer Games....

The last lap? Richards-Ross tries to extend career at trials
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Reigning Olympic 400-meter champion Sanya Richards-Ross calls them gold-medal moments, when a complete stranger walks up to her and thanks her for a career that's included plenty of celebrations, along with some tears....

Last 3 Olympic basketball spots to be determined next week
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Serbia and France are good enough to win men's basketball medals at the Olympics. First, they have to get there....

Phelps, Lochte set up their only true showdown at US trials
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte did their part....

Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for Rio
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Michael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes. The 18-time Olympic champion is finding out that, yes, the new kids are all right....

Grevers ponders future after final swim at US trials
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Matt Grevers was usually overshadowed on the powerful U.S. swimming team, coming along in an era that also included Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte....

Double trouble? Ankle injury has Felix on edge for trials
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Allyson Felix is supposed to be cementing her track legacy this summer....

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