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If shots don't fall in Olympics, not a surprise when US does

Jul. 25, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had a shot. Then another about 20 seconds later. Jrue Holiday had one. So did Zach LaVine and Bam Adebayo. The U.S. had five attempts on the pivotal possession of its latest basketball failure and came up empty on...

Auburn Auction Park could transform into new sports complex

Jul. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Local officials are considering a development proposal that could see northeastern Indiana's Auburn Auction Park renovated into a news sports complex. ForeSight Consulting, a Fort Wayne-based developer, submitted its application to construct the...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...

DeChambeau, Rahm out of Olympics after positive COVID tests

Jul. 25, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Known for their towering drives, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm won't make it to the tee box at the Olympics. The past two U.S. Open champions became the best-known athletes to drop out of the Tokyo Games on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. ...

US men suffer first Olympic basketball loss since 2004, beaten by France 83-76 in opener at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 10:07 AM EDT
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — US men suffer first Olympic basketball loss since 2004, beaten by France 83-76 in opener at Tokyo Games.

Mills leads Australia past Nigeria, 84-67 in Olympic opener

Jul. 25, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patty Mills scored 25 points and Australia opened its quest for a first Olympic medal in men's basketball by beating Nigeria 84-67 on Sunday. Australia matched its best finish by finishing fourth at the Rio Games in 2016 but is capable of going...

Czech Republic tops Iran 84-78 in Olympic basketball opener

Jul. 24, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patrik Auda scored 16 points, Blake Schilb added 14 and the Czech Republic wasted most of a 22-point lead before holding on to defeat Iran 84-78 in the first game of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Sunday. Jan Vesely added 11 for the...

Trio of NBA Finals players finally arrives at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is finally together. Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — the trio of U.S. Olympians who were in the NBA Finals and therefore have not been around their Tokyo Games teammates — arrived in Japan on...

Former St. Louis high school basketball star fatally

Jul. 24, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis high school basketball star who played briefly for Notre Dame and Missouri in college was shot and killed in north St. Louis County, police said. Cameron Biedscheid, 27, was killed Friday on the block where he lived. Police did not...

Biles and Ledecky headline Day 2 of Olympic competition

Jul. 24, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two of America's star Olympians headline Sunday's events at the Tokyo Games as Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky both begin their quests to rewrite the record books. The U.S. men’s basketball team begins play, while surfing makes its Olympic debut and the...