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Veteran Pau Gasol announces retirement from basketball

Oct. 05, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.” Gasol announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a career that...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 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 Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold

Aug. 08, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia draped the country's flag over one of the goals at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Then they huddled in the water and yelled “Serbia!” in celebration. They followed their winning formula all the way to the end — of an era. ...

At 38, Alves helps Brazil to soccer gold by beating Spain

Aug. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Soccer's ultimate winner is still finding time to collect new titles. Dani Alves is an Olympic champion at 38. Draped in the Brazilian flag, the captain cherished the 43rd winners' medal of a career that shows no sign of winding down. ...

US coach worried about future of collegiate water polo

Aug. 07, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Forget about an aging roster and the future of coach Adam Krikorian, even the emerging young players on some of Europe's top teams, the biggest threat to the dominant U.S. women's water polo program just might be the shifting landscape at the collegiate level. ...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

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...

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

Aug. 07, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson...

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Aug. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant...

US overwhelms Spain for 3rd straight water polo gold

Aug. 07, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Maddie Musselman held her phone out, and the U.S. women's water polo team gathered for a picture on the top step of the podium. It was a familiar scene. The dynasty is alive and well. Musselman scored three times, Ashleigh Johnson made...