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Games people play: A marriage of majors and the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Getting ready to reach softball's peak and make her Olympic debut, Janie Reed was on a training field at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. Across the Pacific Ocean, 7,452 miles away, another important family first was unfolding...

Osterman pitches US softball over Mexico 2-0 for 3-0 start

Jul. 24, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Cat Osterman pitched shutout ball for the second time in four days, Ali Aguilar hit a tiebreaking, two-run single and the top-ranked United States beat No. 5 Mexico 2-0 Saturday at the Olympic softball tournament. The U.S. pitched its third...

Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

Jul. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. The players left the...

Todd Frazier brings passion, power to US Olympic baseball

Jul. 09, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Sitting in the dugout at tiny Yogi Berra Stadium as he prepared to play for the Frontier League’s Sussex County Miners, Todd Frazier recalled reading a quote from former Yankees teammate Masahiro Tanaka vowing Japan’s baseball team will win an Olympic gold...

Baz, Kazmir, Starling join Frazier for US Olympic baseball

Jul. 02, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Ryan, one of two Tampa Bay young arms picked for the U.S. Olympic rotation, recognizes how baseball players are unlike most other athletes going to the Tokyo Games. “When we get on the plane, I think I’ll get pretty excited,” he said after the...

US to open Olympic baseball against Israel on July 30

Jun. 28, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

Host Japan will open the Olympic baseball tournament against the Dominican Republic at Fukushima on July 28, and Mike Scioscia's U.S. team will start two days later against Israel at Yokohama. The U.S., in Group B, also plays defending champion South Korea on July 31. The...

Dominicans beat Venzeuela, get final Olympic baseball berth

Jun. 26, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

Melky Cabrera sparked a comeback from a three-run deficit with a two-run homer, and the Dominican Republic claimed the final Olympic baseball berth by beating Venezuela 8-5 on Saturday and winning the final qualifier at Puebla, Mexico. Former Kansas City infielder Ramón...

'Suffocated': Art becomes form of protest against Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled “Vortex,” her paintings show the “anger, fear, sense of contradiction and...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Jun. 14, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified U.S. military documents...

US qualifies for Olympic baseball; Todd Frazier HR, 4 hits

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Todd Frazier and his American teammates celebrated, dousing each other as if they had won the World Series. “Playing for your country, it's the coolest thing in the world,” the 35-year-old third baseman said. The...