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Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer

Aug. 04, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor. Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward. The 17-year-old and her parents will drive in a...

Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The action on Day 13 of the Tokyo Games will feature track and field, with medals in the men's 400-meter final, the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 400 meters. The women’s beach volleyball final will be live during NBC's primetime coverage,...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

A star is found: In 200, De Grasse finally gets his gold

Aug. 04, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Perhaps the world's next sprint star wasn't so hard to find after all. He's Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint as a teen in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters. ...

COVID nurse is thrilled to be back on pro bowling circuit

Aug. 04, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing and professional bowling aren't usually found on the same resume. In fact, Erin McCarthy is just one of a few to claim that territory. The 31-year-old McCarthy has weathered the pandemic as a critical care nurse in Omaha, and she did it during...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 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: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

Track records keep falling in fast Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games keep producing some of the fastest moments the world has ever seen on the track. A day after the men's 400-meter hurdles staged possibly one of the greatest races ever run, the women put on their own show as one of the Games' most...

Column: Some of the best Olympic stories are at the back

Aug. 04, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — As the world’s greatest open water swimmers jostled for the lead, their eyes on an Olympic gold, my eyes kept drifting to the tiny figure falling further and further behind everyone else at Tokyo Bay. Much of the attention at any Summer Games is focused...

No team gold, but U.S. women show depth during Tokyo stay

Aug. 04, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is taking a break. Maybe a permanent one. Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum are all basically sprinting to college. MyKayla Skinner is ready to start a family. The six American women who are bringing home six medals from...

A restrictive Olympics has reminders of NBA, WNBA bubbles

Aug. 04, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Wake up. Take a coronavirus test. Go to an empty arena. Practice or play a game. Return to the hotel. FaceTime family and friends who they’ve been separated from for weeks. Watch other games on television. Sleep. Such is the typical itinerary for...