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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. ...

The Latest: Fauci: CDC may back wearing face masks more

Jul. 25, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are weighing revising their COVID-19 guidelines to recommend that even fully vaccinated individuals wear masks in public. Fauci, the nation’s top government infectious disease...

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

Jul. 25, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — For the first time since 2004, the U.S. men’s basketball team has lost in the Olympics. And the Americans’ quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in serious trouble. France — the team that knocked the Americans out of contention...

Man, woman, 9-year-old die at Scotland's Loch Lomond

Jul. 25, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two people and a nine-year-old child have died, and a seven-year-old boy is in intensive care after getting into difficulty in the water at Scotland’s Loch Lomond, police said Sunday. Police were called Saturday night to a report of concerns for people...

Rider, 14, dies in crash during motorcycle race in Spain

Jul. 25, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A 14-year-old Spanish rider died after being struck by another rider in a motorcycle race in Spain on Sunday, organizers said. Hugo Millán was run over after going down in the middle of the track on the second lap of the European Talent Cup race at the...

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

Jul. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like 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 22-year-old...

Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 09:11 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ulugbek Rashitov won Uzbekistan’s first Olympic taekwondo gold medal...

Fires ravage Italian island of Sardinia, forcing evacuations

Jul. 25, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fires raged Sunday on Italy's Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where nearly 400 people were evacuated overnight. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Firefighters said several homes were damaged in the island's western interior region. Civil...

German politicians criticize warning to unvaccinated people

Jul. 25, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German politicians across the political spectrum on Sunday criticized a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. ...

Iranian taekwondoka barely misses refugee team's 1st medal

Jul. 25, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh barely missed out on the Refugee Olympic Team's first-ever medal, losing to Turkey’s Hatice Kübra İlgün in their bronze medal taekwondo bout at the Tokyo Games. Alizadeh won bronze in Rio de Janeiro for Iran, becoming...