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Rugby sevens stars on a mission to elevate Fiji, again

Jul. 25, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jerry Tuwai and his Fiji teammates turned up on a Monday in May ready for a five-day training camp to prepare to defend their Olympic rugby sevens title. By Friday of that week, it was clear they weren’t going to be seeing their families up close for several months. ...

The Latest: Golfer Rahm positive for COVID, out of Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Spanish golfer Jon Rahm has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months and been...

Positive virus tests knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Jon Rahm tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months Sunday, knocking the Spaniard out of the Olympics only a few hours after American golfer Bryson DeChambeau met the same fate. Rahm's positive test was announced by the Spanish...

Spanish Olympic committee says U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm is positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 03:36 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Spanish Olympic committee says U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm is positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tokyo Games.

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like far too many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the...

Former Navy pilot brought back from death after crash

Jul. 25, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Steven Gauthier has no memory of the eight weeks he spent inside Blake Medical Center’s ICU fighting for his life and at one point, losing it. The 54-year-old former Navy pilot and Air Force retiree from Niceville, Fla., in the Panhandle was...

AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

Jul. 25, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two coronavirus patients died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's intensive care unit, the country's health minister said. The private Gardens Hospital is being rented...

Jordan Thompson posts impressive Olympic volleyball debut

Jul. 25, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jordan Thompson skied high above the net and sent an emphatic spike to end the match. That provided the perfect punctuation to an impressive Olympic volleyball debut for the U.S. team's star opposite hitter. The 6-foot-4 Thompson posted...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...