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Americans go for gold in basketball, volleyball, water polo

Aug. 06, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball team will be playing for a record seventh gold medal Saturday night when the Americans play Japan at the Tokyo Games. Track and field competition comes to a close on Day 15 of the Olympics and Allyson Felix, fresh off her...

Scioscia 1 win from matching Lasorda with gold medal

Aug. 06, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Mike Scioscia is one win from matching mentor Tommy Lasorda, the only manager to lead the United States to a baseball gold medal. Host Japan, which stopped its major league season during the Tokyo Olympics, is the favorite in Saturday's gold medal...

Alvarez a summer-winter medalist, US reaches baseball final

Aug. 05, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez sat in the U.S. dugout after the final out, buried his face in his hands and wept, even though his biggest game remains ahead. A 7-2 victory over defending champion South Korea on Thursday night set up a...

Rays prospect Shane Baz to start for US vs Japan at Olympics

Aug. 01, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Tampa Bay prospect Shane Baz will make his Olympics debut Monday night, starting for the United States against Japan. A 22-year-old right-hander, Baz is 3-4 with a 2.26 ERA in 12 minor league starts this season, striking out 82 and walking 10 in...