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Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the beach volleyball competition

Jun. 09, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the beach volleyball competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Anders Mol and Christian Sørum, Norway: Mol had surgery in March to repair a broken bone in his left foot. — Chase Budinger, United States: The 6-foot-7...

The Olympic rings are mounted on the Eiffel Tower to mark 50 days until the Paris Games

Jun. 08, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower got a makeover in preparation for the Olympics. The Olympic rings were mounted to the iconic Parisian landmark on Friday to mark 50 days until the sports world gathers in the French capital for the quadrennial sports festival. The rings...

Ex-NBA, Arizona basketball player Chase Budinger makes Olympics in beach volleyball

Jun. 05, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

Former NBA player Chase Budinger is going to the Olympics — for beach volleyball. The 6-foot-7 Californian, who helped Arizona reach the Sweet 16 in 2009 before playing seven seasons with the Rockets, Timberwolves, Pacers and Suns, earned a berth with Miles Evans as the No. 2 U.S....

Inside NBC's Olympics bet on pop culture in Paris, with help from Snoop Dogg and Cardi B

Jun. 05, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is inserting some pop culture flavor into the world’s biggest sports spectacle: From Megan Thee Stallion dancing with dressage horses at the Palace of Versailles to Peyton Manning riding a giant baguette blimp over the Eiffel Tower, the network has strategically partnered...

Pac-12 goes dark: conference baseball tournament marks end of an era

May. 26, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Waves of fans streamed into Scottsdale Stadium an hour before the start, anticipation building each minute closer to first pitch. They came to see the Pac-12 baseball championship game. They got a dose of history with it. With Arizona and...

Southern California women sweep UCLA 3-0, win fourth straight beach volleyball championship

May. 05, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Twin sisters Nicole and Audrey Nourse won the deciding match for a second straight season and top-ranked Southern California won its fourth straight beach volleyball championship with a 3-0 sweep over No. 2 UCLA on Sunday. It was the first championship —...

Oregon's Sports Bra, a pub for women's sports fans, plans national expansion as interest booms

Apr. 27, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a recent weeknight at this bar in northeast Portland, fans downed pints and burgers as college women's lacrosse and beach volleyball matches played on big-screen TVs. Memorabilia autographed by female athletes covered the walls, with a painting of U.S. soccer legend Abby...

Paris 2024: Roster of more than 10,000 Olympians is still forming, but trials await for thousands

Apr. 17, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

The names have been trickling in, one or two at a time. Over the next two months, that trickle will turn into a flood. By the time the festivities begin in Paris on July 26, some 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries will be able to call themselves 2024 Olympians. ...

The Paris Games' grandiose opening ceremony is being squeezed by security and transport issues

Apr. 16, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The talk before the opening ceremony of the Paris Games ideally should be about its grandiose backdrop: a summer sun setting on the Seine River as athletes drift by in boats and wave to cheering crowds. But behind the romantic veneer that Paris has long curated,...