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Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users
NEW YORK (AP) -- Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?...

The Latest: Nishikori advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):...

Venus Williams leads American charge on Day 4 at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Five-time champion Venus Williams led a group of Americans picking up victories at Wimbledon on Thursday as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after two days of bad weather....

The Latest: Abbey Weitzeil top qualifier for 100M freestyle
The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):...

There's a youth movement underway in US track
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger....

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....

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....

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....

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