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NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?

Aug. 03, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For most nights at the Tokyo Olympics, NBC's prime time coverage is drawing about half the audience that the Games had in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. The numbers are sobering: Sunday's NBC audience of 13 million was down 51% from the 26.7 million who...

Brazil to play Spain in men's Olympic soccer gold-medal game

Aug. 03, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Brazil will face Spain for the Olympic gold medal in men's soccer on Saturday. Spain beat host Japan 1-0 Tuesday with Marco Asensio scoring a curling shot in the 115th minute in Saitama. The 25-year-old Real Madrid winger is one...

Biles returns to competition with a bronze medal and a smile

Aug. 03, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles returned to the competition at the Tokyo Olympics in style, and will leave with another medal. What color it is really isn't the point. That she delivered a tense, heart-pounding routine on the balance beam and nailed it with a smile meant...

The US women will no doubt look different after the Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Olympics may be the last major soccer tournament for some of the biggest stars on the U.S. women's national team, including forward Carli Lloyd. The United States plays its final game of the Tokyo Games on Thursday in Kashima. The Americans,...

Lindahl's last? Sweden keeper seeks elusive Olympic title

Aug. 03, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Through five World Cups and five Olympics, Hedvig Lindahl has been driven by the search for success. It’s become a draining mission the Sweden goalkeeper won't abandon before she has a winners’ medal around her neck. “It’s...

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Albuquerque to vote to put $50M bond for stadium on ballot

Aug. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials will vote on a resolution Monday to let voters decide whether to pursue a new stadium for the New Mexico United soccer team. KOB-TV reports city councilors will weigh the resolution for a ballot measure involving a $50...

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...

U.S. women's team loses 1-0 to Canada in Olympic soccer semifinals, drops out of gold medal contention

Aug. 02, 2021 05:59 AM EDT
KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. women's team loses 1-0 to Canada in Olympic soccer semifinals, drops out of gold medal contention.

Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

Aug. 02, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the European Championship soccer title run in June and July. To top it all off, on the first day of...