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Warholm crushes world record in fast, fast Olympic hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76. One of the most anticipated races on the program more than lived up to the hype. ...

American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

Aug. 02, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is back. The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health. “We are so excited to...

Olympics Latest: Warholm sets world record, wins 400 hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:32 PM 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: MEDAL ALERT Karsten Warholm of Norway has beat his own world record to win the 400-meter...

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 02, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, the latest virus setback for the team. New York manager Aaron Boone made the announcement after Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He...

Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer

Aug. 02, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women's soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won't play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd's look in the 86th minute with the United States...

Colts' QB Carson Wentz out 5-12 weeks with broken foot

Aug. 02, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich couldn't wait to start working with quarterback Carson Wentz on the field. He'll have to wait at least five more weeks — perhaps longer. Just minutes after running his first training camp...

EXPLAINER: Why track cycling records are falling at Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Everybody expected records to fall when the track cycling program began at the Tokyo Olympics, but nobody expected the German women's pursuit squad to shatter the mark held by the two-time and defending gold medalists from Britain. Or the Chinese to lower their team sprint...

Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul move quickly in NBA free agency

Aug. 02, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

Point guards were the immediate focus when the NBA’s free agency window opened Monday night, with Kyle Lowry headed to the Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball on his way to the Chicago Bulls while Chris Paul and Mike Conley landed lucrative deals to remain with their current teams. ...

No keeping her down: After a fall, busy Hassan gets a gold

Aug. 02, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan pointed to her left shoulder. “I have pain here,” she said. Then, her right leg. “Pain here.” Then, she dropped her hands to her sides in exhaustion, too tired to explain it anymore. “Pain there.” ...

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Warholm crushes world record in fast, fast Olympic hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76. One of the most anticipated races on the program more than lived up to the hype. ...

Olympics Latest: Warholm sets world record, wins 400 hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:32 PM 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: MEDAL ALERT Karsten Warholm of Norway has beat his own world record to win the 400-meter...

EXPLAINER: Why track cycling records are falling at Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Everybody expected records to fall when the track cycling program began at the Tokyo Olympics, but nobody expected the German women's pursuit squad to shatter the mark held by the two-time and defending gold medalists from Britain. Or the Chinese to lower their team sprint...

Fraley drives in 2, Flexen solid as Mariners beat Rays 8-2

Aug. 02, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Fraley had a two-run single during a five-run third, Chris Flexen went 6 2/3 solid innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Monday night. Fraley, who was activated before the game after being on...

Karsten Warholm sets world record and wins gold medal in men's 400-meter hurdles at Tokyo Olympics.

Aug. 02, 2021 23:28 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Karsten Warholm sets world record and wins gold medal in men's 400-meter hurdles at Tokyo Olympics.

Realmuto, Segura help Phillies rally to 7-5 win vs Nats

Aug. 02, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a go-ahead, two-run single to highlight a five-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-5 victory against the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Trailing 3-2, the Phillies started the winning...

Panthers' Chinn eyes 'freedom' at safety after move from LB

Aug. 02, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — It's rare when an NFL team switches a player's position after a successful rookie season. The Carolina Panthers are doing it anyway with Jeremy Chinn. Chinn is moving to safety after finishing runner-up to Washington's Chase...

LSU QB Brennan needs surgery for arm injury, return unclear

Aug. 02, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan, a fifth-year senior competing to regain the starting job he lost to injury a season ago, now needs surgery to repair what coach Ed Orgeron called a severe left arm injury. Brennan's “timeline is yet to be...

AP source: Allen, Cavs agree to $100 million, 5-year deal

Aug. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarrett Allen is staying as the Cavaliers' main man in the middle. One of the NBA's most promising young centers, Allen agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract to remain with Cleveland on Monday as free agency opened, a person familiar with the...

Rangers steal home in 4-1 win over Angels for 3 in a row

Aug. 02, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dane Dunning won consecutive starts for the first time this season for Texas, and the Rangers took the lead for good with a double steal in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Brock Holt scored the tiebreaking run with a ...