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LeBron James selected as Team USA male flagbearer for Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 22, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

LeBron James wasn’t totally sure what the opening ceremony was all about when he was picked for his first Olympics in 2004. This time, he’ll be one of the stars of the show. James has been picked by his fellow U.S. Olympians to serve as the male flagbearer for the...

Competing and parenting: Some athletes are doing double duty at the Olympics

Jul. 22, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

From training and competing to preparing bottles for feedings and changing diapers, some of the Olympians at the Paris Games will be balancing their roles of athletes and parents. There is the British rower who raised more than $4,000 through GoFundMe to go to Paris “as a full-time...

Schauffele moves into elite category with 2 majors in 2 months

Jul. 22, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The only company Xander Schauffele kept at the start of the season was his name mentioned among the best players who had yet to win a major. He had a key miss at Carnoustie that cost him a chance at the 2018 British Open. He was a runner-up the following year...

Beltré, Helton, Mauer and Leyland inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul. 21, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Adrian Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton were pegged as athletic phenoms from a young age and all three lived up to expectations with their induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The Los Angeles Dodgers were so sold on Beltré early on that they...

Athletes are as excited as regular visitors to be tourists in Paris during the Olympic Games

Jul. 22, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is a popular destination for vacations, of course. The food and drink. The art and history. The landmarks. And so on. The city itself will be one of the protagonists of the 2024 Olympic Games — which is why the Eiffel Tower and Seine River are featured just as...

Ohtani hits 473-foot homer that clears bleachers at Dodger Stadium

Jul. 21, 2024 21:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani made his 30th home run in Dodger blue a memorable one. The superstar slugger drove a cutter from Boston pitcher Kutter Crawford 473 feet over the bleachers at Dodger Stadium during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Red Sox. ...

The wake-up call for the US men's basketball team arrives with the Paris Olympics a few days away

Jul. 21, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

South Sudan is the 33rd-ranked team in the FIBA world rankings, by far the lowest of any of the 12 nations that will be vying for men’s basketball gold in the Paris Olympics that start this week. The U.S. is ranked No. 1. South Sudan nearly beat the...

Hallock looking for elusive Olympic medal with US men's water polo team

Jul. 22, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — Ben Hallock won in high school in Southern California. He won in college at Stanford. He won as a professional at Pro Recco, one of the top water polo clubs in the world. Hallock has won everywhere he has played except for the Olympics. And the 6-foot-6 center...

US women's Olympic basketball knows it has work to do after loss to WNBA team

Jul. 21, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There is no panic in the U.S. women's Olympic team. The Americans have been in this spot before. The U.S. lost to the WNBA All-Star team on Saturday night 117-109 and are headed on a flight to London to continue their prep for the Paris Olympics. Breanna Stewart said...

Kyle Larson races to his 1st Brickyard 400 victory, making a late charge through the field

Jul. 21, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson left Indianapolis in May in the middle of one of the most agonizing days of his racing career. In his return Sunday, Larson finished one of the most memorable races of his career with one of sports' more revered celebrations — kissing the bricks at...

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Brittney Griner honored to be wearing a USA Basketball jersey again after time in Russian prison

Jul. 22, 2024 07:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There were times Brittney Griner thought she would never wear a USA Basketball jersey again. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was sitting in a Russian prison in 2022, sentenced to nine years in jail for drug possession and smuggling. Playing for her country again...

Competing and parenting: Some athletes are doing double duty at the Olympics

Jul. 22, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

From training and competing to preparing bottles for feedings and changing diapers, some of the Olympians at the Paris Games will be balancing their roles of athletes and parents. There is the British rower who raised more than $4,000 through GoFundMe to go to Paris “as a full-time...

LeBron James selected as Team USA male flagbearer for Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 22, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

LeBron James wasn’t totally sure what the opening ceremony was all about when he was picked for his first Olympics in 2004. This time, he’ll be one of the stars of the show. James has been picked by his fellow U.S. Olympians to serve as the male flagbearer for the...

Hallock looking for elusive Olympic medal with US men's water polo team

Jul. 22, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — Ben Hallock won in high school in Southern California. He won in college at Stanford. He won as a professional at Pro Recco, one of the top water polo clubs in the world. Hallock has won everywhere he has played except for the Olympics. And the 6-foot-6 center...

Athletes are as excited as regular visitors to be tourists in Paris during the Olympic Games

Jul. 22, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is a popular destination for vacations, of course. The food and drink. The art and history. The landmarks. And so on. The city itself will be one of the protagonists of the 2024 Olympic Games — which is why the Eiffel Tower and Seine River are featured just as...

Schauffele moves into elite category with 2 majors in 2 months

Jul. 22, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The only company Xander Schauffele kept at the start of the season was his name mentioned among the best players who had yet to win a major. He had a key miss at Carnoustie that cost him a chance at the 2018 British Open. He was a runner-up the following year...

After Soto's departure, San Diego's record looks similar to last year

Jul. 22, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

Juan Soto has come and gone, and the San Diego Padres don't seem to have changed much. The Padres were 12 games over .500 in August 2022 when they acquired Soto in a blockbuster deal with the Washington Nationals. They finished that year a distant second to the Dodgers in the NL...

Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen to miss series in Colorado due to health issues

Jul. 22, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boston Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen will not be with the team during its series in Colorado due to health issues. Jansen said after Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that doctors had to “shock his heart back into rhythm” after three previous trips...

Kyle Larson races to his 1st Brickyard 400 victory, making a late charge through the field

Jul. 21, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson left Indianapolis in May in the middle of one of the most agonizing days of his racing career. In his return Sunday, Larson finished one of the most memorable races of his career with one of sports' more revered celebrations — kissing the bricks at...

Colton Herta dominates in Toronto for first IndyCar victory in more than 2 years

Jul. 21, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Colton Herta won the chaotic Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday for his first victory in more than two years, starting from the pole and maintaining control throughout at Exhibition Place. The 24-year-old American completed the first weekend sweep in IndyCar history,...