Latest South Africa Olympic Team News

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2021. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping-entertainment...

You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

Aug. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win. So long as that person's name was Elaine. Elaine Thompson-Herah blew away a much-decorated field in the 200 meters Tuesday night. The latest sprint star from Usain Bolt's...

Silver for Sabbatini who now he tries to keep PGA Tour card

Aug. 03, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has a silver medal and his name in the Olympic record book with his 61 in the final round. Whatever motives the South African had in becoming a naturalized citizen of Slovakia is secondary to his performance. But now it's time to...

Croatia beats Serbia 14-12 in rematch of Rio final

Jul. 31, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia. Or any part of group play, really. “We need to be focused on our game and...

Delaine Mentoor hoping to grow water polo in South Africa

Jul. 30, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Delaine Mentoor looks at water polo in Africa and sees a continent full of possibility, from Egypt all the way down to her home in South Africa. Mentoor and her players are hoping their historic appearance at the Tokyo Games is a sign of things to come for...

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...

Olympics Latest: US women's volleyball reaches quarterfinals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:10 AM 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: ___ The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is...

After big morning, Dressel, Ledecky cruise in swim prelims

Jul. 29, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A few hours after winning the first individual gold medal of his career, Caeleb Dressel returned to the pool Thursday night to tie an Olympic record in preliminaries of the 100-meter butterfly. Dressel touched first in the last of...

Italy wins rematch with US in men's Olympic water polo

Jul. 29, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived. A year after the Games were supposed to occur, Di Fulvio sees a...