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Goodbye to greats: Scola, Gasols reach the end at Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luis Scola expected to be in the game competing until the buzzer sounded, because that's how he always played. Instead, his coach took him out in the final minute, triggering a standing ovation and an emotional farewell to one of the greats of the...

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...

Got next: US draws Australia in women's hoops quarterfinals

Aug. 02, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The next challenge for the U.S. in its quest to win a seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal is Australia as the Americans Monday night drew their rival in the quarterfinals of the women’s basketball tournament. The Opals beat the U.S. in an...

Spain, Greece win water polo groups at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Spain goalkeeper Unai Aguirre yelled and splashed toward his bench. He wagged his finger after a couple of saves. Forget about all the hard-throwing field players in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics. It's all about defense heading into the quarterfinals. ...

Holiday may be piece to a 2nd basketball championship puzzle

Aug. 02, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Jrue Holiday has already had gold in his grasp. It belongs to his wife, Lauren, who won two gold medals as a member of the U.S. women's soccer team. The latter was in 2012, when Holiday went to London to cheer her on. “I’ve...

Olympics Latest: Chen wins badminton gold in women's singles

Aug. 01, 2021 10:07 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Chen Yu Fei of China won gold in women’s singles...

Hello, again: US and Spain to meet in Olympic men's quarters

Aug. 01, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. and Spain played for Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, then in the semifinals in 2016. And at the Tokyo Games, the top teams in the FIBA world rankings will meet again — just earlier than has been the norm. The...

Doncic, Slovenia edge Spain 95-87 to sweep basketball group

Aug. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luka Doncic's winning streak with Slovenia will carry right into the Olympic quarterfinals. Spain's streak of Olympic medals is in serious jeopardy, with a quarterfinal date with the U.S. looming. Doncic just missed the first...

Where's Neymar? Olympic selections with clubs, not countries

Aug. 01, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the unusual aspects around Olympic men's soccer are clearer when you consider Neymar's absence. That selection decision didn't depend on Brazil, but on Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and its Argentine coach. Neymar could be...