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Dolson's Diary: Olympics end with gold medal, meeting Yao

Jul. 29, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

I woke up this morning and looked over to the table and saw my gold medal and I just smiled. As a young girl I watched and dreamed of being in the Olympics and winning a gold medal, but this is far beyond what I ever imagined. Starting with how much heavier the medal is...

Olympic Stadium opens in Tokyo for start of track and field

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Track and Field begins competition on Day 6 of the Tokyo Games and four medal events will be decided in the pool in Thursday's coverage of the Olympics. The gymnastics women’s all-around competition will go on without defending gold medalist Simone...

U.S. women's hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

Jul. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of...

Taurasi feeling fine at Olympics after first game in 3 weeks

Jul. 28, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Diana Taurasi had a big smile on her face when she stepped on the court against Nigeria for her record 33rd Olympic game Tuesday. The five-time Olympian was playing in her first contest since injuring her hip three weeks ago while practicing with...

Where's Ruthie? Nigerian assistant watches US win from hotel

Jul. 27, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nigeria assistant coach Ruthie Bolton could only watch and yell at the television in a Japanese hotel room Tuesday as the Nigerians battled the U.S. women’s basketball team. The former U.S. Olympian and two-time gold medalist has been quarantined...

US women win 50th straight Olympic game, beat Nigeria 81-72

Jul. 27, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women won, as usual. It just wasn't in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to. The winning streak for the world's top-ranked team is now 50 games and counting in Olympic competition. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and...

Atlanta Dream sign veteran forward Candice Dupree

Jul. 27, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream signed seven-time All-Star Candice Dupree on Monday. The 16-year veteran, who was waived by Seattle earlier this month, is fourth all-time in games played in WNBA history with 484 and fourth on the career scoring list with 6,822. She has...

Gillom sisters: Black ex-assistants paved way for Staley

Jul. 26, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The Gillom sisters are part of a small group that made big strides in the role of Black female coaches with USA Basketball. Peggie Gillom-Granderson and her sister Jennifer are two of only five Black females who have been U.S. women’s basketball...

Staley feels no added pressure as first Black US hoops coach

Jul. 26, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Dawn Staley doesn't feel any added pressure being the first Black head coach of the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team. She has had to handle the pressure of representing her country with USA Basketball for more than two decades. At the Tokyo...

Vasic, Dabovic lead Serbia to 72-68 win over Canada

Jul. 26, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sonja Vasic scored 16 points and Ana Dabovic keyed a late run to help Serbia beat Canada 72-68 on Monday in the Olympic opener for both teams. With the game tied at 58, Serbia scored nine of the next 11 points to take control, Dabovic was involved...