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US women earn bronze medal with 4-3 win over Australia

Aug. 05, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the bronze medal in women's soccer at the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-3 victory over Australia on Thursday. It was arguably the best the Americans had looked during the...

US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

Aug. 05, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has owned gold for three straight Olympics, making the middle of the medals platform property of the Americans. The Australians tried everything they could to shove them off. “They hit us with a nice punch,” Kevin...

Not again! US men's team gone after another messy relay

Aug. 05, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first time U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker tried to grab the baton, he found himself holding a handful of Fred Kerley's jersey. The second time, Baker whiffed. By the third try, Kerley was side-by-side with Baker, practically using both hands to shovel the stick into his...

Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace

Aug. 05, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

LIMNI, Greece (AP) — One of the major forest fires burning in Greece amid a protracted heat wave threatened the archaeological site at the birthplace of the modern Olympics as the Greek military prepared Thursday to increase its involvement in preventing new blazes from raging out of...

Olympics Latest: Rapinoe, Lloyd lift U.S. women to bronze

Aug. 05, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the...

AAC's Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

Aug. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever “plotted” with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools. Aresco addressed conference realignment Wednesday during the AAC’s virtual football media...

Scherzer Ks 10 in debut, Dodgers hit 4 HRs to beat Astros

Aug. 05, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer has accomplished many things during his 14-year major league career, but it wasn't until his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that he got to enjoy this particular experience: A seventh-inning curtain call. ...

Solid Ohtani, speedy Lagares help Angels beat Rangers 2-1

Aug. 04, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani signaled for Juan Lagares to take off from second base on a wild pitch, then the two-way standout just got out of the way when his speedy teammate kept on coming around third. Lagares gave the Angels the lead...

In Tokyo, social platforms help the Pandemic Olympics shine

Aug. 05, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal “let” Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook. The stability of the cardboard framed beds in...

Social media stars: A glance at Olympians who went big

Aug. 05, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At the Tokyo Games, athletes have taken to social media in trailblazing ways — with high-profile results. Several Olympians from niche sports introduced themselves to America through viral videos, with TikTok the preferred platform. Here's a look at some...

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Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace

Aug. 05, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

LIMNI, Greece (AP) — One of the major forest fires burning in Greece amid a protracted heat wave threatened the archaeological site at the birthplace of the modern Olympics as the Greek military prepared Thursday to increase its involvement in preventing new blazes from raging out of...

Olympics Latest: Rapinoe, Lloyd lift U.S. women to bronze

Aug. 05, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the...

Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

Aug. 05, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138, about a quarter of...

Marathon mom: Tuliamuk on track after having baby in January

Aug. 05, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sometimes, her workouts on an exercise machine were cut short when Zoe started crying. Baby steps, U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk reminded herself. Sometimes, she stayed up late when Zoe was fussy, even though she had an early...

US women earn bronze medal with 4-3 win over Australia

Aug. 05, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the bronze medal in women's soccer at the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-3 victory over Australia on Thursday. It was arguably the best the Americans had looked during the...

Batyrgaziev, Ragan make Olympic history for pro boxers

Aug. 05, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Albert Batyrgaziev became the first professional boxer to win an Olympic gold medal Thursday when the 23-year-old Russian conquered the featherweight division by beating Duke Ragan, a fellow pro. And though Batyrgaziev knows he made history and both of...

UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo...

US rallies past Russian team, advances to water polo final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Maddie Musselman thinks about it all the time. Playing on the talented U.S. women's water polo team, Musselman is constantly debating whether she should pass or shoot the ball. She decided to shoot Thursday, and it worked out quite well for the Americans. ...

Oh, Nelly! Korda flirts with 59 to build 4-shot Olympic lead

Aug. 05, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Nelly Korda reached her tee shot on the final hole of an otherwise flawless round, looked up and saw a thick pine branch blocking her path to the green. She flung her water bottle toward her golf bag and tried to figure out the next option. Any...

EXPLAINER: What Olympic host Japan’s COVID ‘emergency’ means

Aug. 05, 2021 04:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is playing host to the Tokyo Olympics. But the capital, as well as other populous areas, are in the middle of a government-declared “state of emergency” to curb surging COVID-19 infections. What does that state of emergency mean? How is it enforced? We break it down...