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Kane, Matthews and Jones first 3 picks for US Olympic team

Oct. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Chicago winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team on Thursday. “It’s no secret we’re excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 Games,” said...

The Latest: Pliskova saves match point to win at US Open

Sep. 02, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Karolina Pliskova hit 24 aces, saved a match point and edged 75th-ranked American Amanda Anisimova in three sets to reach the...

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Matthew Wolff making progress on his happiness and outlook

Aug. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Matthew Wolff picked up a $1 million bonus even before the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs began, courtesy of his victory in the Aon Risk-Reward Challenge based on the average scores on designated holes each week on the PGA Tour. He also has a...

Chopra wins India’s 1st gold in Olympic track and field

Aug. 07, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Neeraj Chopra held a corner of the India flag in each hand and raised it over his head. A half-hour later, the tri-color was flying at the top of the mast at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium and Chopra was standing atop the medal podium, feeling on top of the...

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...

Spanish teenager Ginés Lopéz wins 1st Olympic climbing gold

Aug. 05, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nerves once were Alberto Ginés Lopéz's biggest obstacle on the climbing wall. Didn't matter if he was in the finals or well down the standings, the fear of climbing in front of other people left him locked up. The Spanish teenager not only overcame those...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 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 China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

American teen Harrison wins first Olympic women's canoe 200

Aug. 05, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nevin Harrison saved her tears for the finish line, where they came pouring out over a golden smile. The American teenager made women's Olympic history on Thursday when she surged over the back half of the first canoe 200 sprint final to overtake Laurence...