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Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...

Rapinoe converts and US gets past Netherlands on penalties

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — When Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take her penalty, she was just trying to stay as calm as possible in the moment. “You can either take one and lose it, or take one and win it,” she said. “It’s going to go one of two ways.” ...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...

Caeleb Dressel goes for more gold on Day 7 of Tokyo Games

Jul. 29, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics. The U.S. women's soccer team plays Netherlands in a rematch of the World Cup final, and Allyson Felix can...

Chiefs QB Mahomes becomes part of Sporting KC club ownership

Jul. 27, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has become part of MLS club Sporting Kansas City's ownership group. The Chiefs quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP had his stake in the soccer team announced Tuesday. “I am grateful for the opportunity to join...

US advances to quarterfinals after 0-0 draw with Australia

Jul. 27, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — The United States did what was necessary to advance at the Tokyo Olympics, it just wasn't exactly the high-flying offensive juggernaut that the Americans are known for. The U.S. women made it through to the quarterfinals of the women's soccer...

First openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

Jul. 26, 2021 03:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women's soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances. Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to participate in the Olympics when...

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 25, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...

Lloyd navigates her 4th Olympics for the US women's team

Jul. 25, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nobody was kicking herself more than Carli Lloyd. The veteran forward was lamenting her missed chances, even though the U.S. national team defeated New Zealand 6-1 in the group stage of the women's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

Jul. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden...