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Olympics Latest: Gymnast pays homage to Black Lives Matter

Jul. 25, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head...

Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps

Jul. 25, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Phelps was up in his broadcast seat, a mere observer rather than the driving force of U.S. swimming. No need to fret about what he left behind. The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. ...

Unvaccinated may face restrictions in Germany, official says

Jul. 25, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has warned that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he...

The Latest: Germany warns unvaccinated may face restrictions

Jul. 25, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t...

Positive virus tests knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic. Word of Rahm's positive...

Hooper delivers for US while family follows along from afar

Jul. 25, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In the end, it was a celebration for Johnny Hooper's family. Every one of them. His mother, Mimi, and father, Gary. His grandmother, Tomiko Nagatani, so achingly close to her only grandson for once, but kept away by a pandemic. It wasn't the party they...

Rugby sevens stars on a mission to elevate Fiji, again

Jul. 25, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jerry Tuwai and his Fiji teammates turned up on a Monday in May ready for a five-day training camp to prepare to defend their Olympic rugby sevens title. By Friday of that week, it was clear they weren’t going to be seeing their families up close for several months. ...

Spanish Olympic committee says U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm is positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 03:36 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Spanish Olympic committee says U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm is positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tokyo Games.

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like far too many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the...

Former Navy pilot brought back from death after crash

Jul. 25, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Steven Gauthier has no memory of the eight weeks he spent inside Blake Medical Center’s ICU fighting for his life and at one point, losing it. The 54-year-old former Navy pilot and Air Force retiree from Niceville, Fla., in the Panhandle was...