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US swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she's more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials....

Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for Rio
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....

NBA free agency just hours away and all eyes are on Durant
Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team's top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone....

In 'year of the youth,' chances for US track newcomers, too
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger....

Ailing hip leaves Lolo out of Olympic trials
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don't look in Rio this year....

NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos
The big fish is gone, so now teams will circle around the other targets when NHL free agency opens Friday....

Germany vs Italy: Heavyweights collide at Euro 2016
BORDEAUX, France (AP) -- They're Europe's most successful soccer nations. They're arguably the form teams at this European Championship. They're the two countries that almost always rise to the occasion in major tournaments....

The Latest: Hazard returns to training for Belgium
The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):...

At 16, Californian youngest male table tennis player in Rio
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kanak Jha is having quite a year. He spent nine months playing professional table tennis in Europe, threw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game on his birthday and qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics....

 
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