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Olympians need record-setting set in Manhattan Beach Open

Aug. 22, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Beach volleyball Olympians Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went deep into extra points to earn a record-setting quarterfinal victory at the Manhattan Beach Open on Sunday. The two Tokyo Olympians beat Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss 39-37 in...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 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 France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Norway men beat Russia for beach v'ball gold; Qatar bronze

Aug. 07, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anders Mol’s first goal for the Olympic beach volleyball tournament was a top-eight finish. That would be the best ever for Norway, and one step farther than a certain Merita Berntsen made it in Atlanta. “I always dreamed of beating my mom in the...

American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record

Aug. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 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 Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Americans win beach gold medal, and Ross completes the set

Aug. 06, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — April Ross won the Olympic gold medal that completes her set, and when she stood on the top step of the podium at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue on Friday she had with her the perfect person to hang it around her neck: teammate Alix Klineman. “I...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 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 China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

American A-Team will play Aussies for beach volleyball gold

Aug. 04, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Stanford indoor volleyball star Alix Klineman moved over to the beach to team up with two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, she knew she was signing up for a lot of extra work. And a lot of extra pressure. “There’s been a big...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...

Third-timer, Old-timer: Ross still strong on Olympic beach

Aug. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings missed out on her bid to qualify for a sixth trip to the Summer Games. Fortysomething four-time Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Jake Gibb both retired after getting knocked out in Tokyo. Defending Olympic champion...