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Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Jul. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. The soldiers were in the semi-autonomous region to police its local parliamentary...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...

Americans seek more swimming medals on Day 3 of Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Americans try to add to their impressive first day haul of swimming medals on Day 3 of the Tokyo Games when some of their top competitors get back in the pool Monday, while the U.S. women’s basketball team starts its quest for a seventh consecutive gold medal. ...

Cycling's arms race could help decide Tokyo Olympics medals

Jul. 25, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — One thing that sets cycling apart from most other sports at the Olympics is the importance of technology. With the exception of a few other sports, such as sailing and rowing, most events that take place at the Summer Games come down solely to the...

When virus put premium on pools, Olympic swimmer went to sea

Jul. 25, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The thing about being a swimmer is you need a pool to practice in. Olympic swimmers need Olympic-size pools. The pandemic put a real premium on them. One side effect of the virus and resultant lockdowns across the...

Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in

Jul. 25, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran,...

Zolotic earns US its first gold in women's taekwondo

Jul. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anastasija Zolotic won the United States’ first gold medal in women’s taekwondo by beating Russian athlete Tatiana Minina 25-17 on Sunday to claim the featherweight division title. The 18-year-old Zolotic lets out a primal scream as she pulls on her...

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At 45, Jake Gibb is almost certainly at his last Summer Games. And yet the four-time Olympian offered to give it up for the remote chance that Taylor Crabb could have the experience even once. “At the end, Jake and (coach Rich Lambourne) told me it was my...

Typhoon In-fa hits China's east coast, canceling flights

Jul. 25, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon In-fa hit China's east coast south of Shanghai on Sunday after people living near the sea were evacuated, airline flights and trains were canceled and the public was ordered to stay indoors. The typhoon made landfall in Zhoushan in Zhejiang...

DeChambeau, Rahm out of Olympics after positive COVID tests

Jul. 25, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Known for their towering drives, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm won't make it to the tee box at the Olympics. The past two U.S. Open champions became the best-known athletes to drop out of the Tokyo Games on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. ...