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'Don't look old': At 41, ageless Scola set for 5th Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luis Scola starts each day with the same wish. Argentina’s captain is about to play in the Olympics for a fifth time, those appearances spanning three different decades. There are athletes at the Tokyo Games who were not even born — one was...

Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

Jul. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in the 14th minute at the...

From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Jul. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even further and delaying his...

Brazil police release Boca Juniors team after stadium brawl

Jul. 21, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave Wednesday following a brawl with security after their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to local Atletico Mineiro. ...

Repeat? Spain reigned, US upset last time Japan hosted hoops

Jul. 21, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

When major international basketball last came to the Tokyo area, the U.S. sent LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. All great players. Just not good enough. “We lost,” Paul said. The...

AP PHOTOS: A 35-hour Olympic journey from Argentina to Tokyo

Jul. 20, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

There is no easy way from Argentina to Japan. Associated Press Photographer Natacha Pisarenko's trip was more complicated than most. From the full-body protective suits worn by fellow travelers in Buenos Aires, to the long wait at Haneda Airport in Tokyo for results from...

Messi moves closer to signing new contract with Barcelona

Jul. 16, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Barcelona are closer to signing a new deal that would keep the Argentina star at the Spanish club through the end of his playing career. A person with knowledge of the negotiations between club and player told The Associated...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

Jul. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its refusal to hold the event in contested Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war,...

Argentina logs 100,000 virus deaths as Delta variant looms

Jul. 14, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday reported more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, a heavy blow to a country that intermittently imposed some of the most severe lockdowns in the world, only to see erratic compliance by many people. ...

USA bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Tokyo tune-up

Jul. 13, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

USA Basketball finally made it look easy again. Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal each scored 17 points and the Americans took control from the outset, beating Argentina 108-80 in Las Vegas on Tuesday to avoid what would have been the first three-game losing streak in this...