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Dearica Hamby replaces Los Angeles Sparks teammate Cameron Brink on US 3x3 Olympic basketball team

Jun. 24, 2024 14:11 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Dearica Hamby replaces Los Angeles Sparks teammate Cameron Brink on US 3x3 Olympic basketball team.

Dearica Hamby replaces Sparks teammate Cameron Brink on US 3x3 Olympic team

Jun. 24, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the season started, Dearica Hamby wrote her goals down on a basketball. On the list was making the U.S. 3x3 Olympic team. She didn’t initially achieve that because she wasn’t one of the four members of the squad chosen earlier this month....

Woodman-Wickliffe eyes another Olympic gold in women's rugby, loves the Jonah Lomu comparisons

Jun. 24, 2024 09:25 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As a child, Portia Woodman-Wickliffe had competing dreams of sporting success. She adored New Zealand rugby great Jonah Lomu and wanted to be like him on the wing. But at the time, the pathway for girls in rugby was narrow and difficult to follow. ...

Rachel Fattal is looking for another gold medal with the US women's water polo team

Jun. 24, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. captain Maggie Steffens comes from a Bay Area family with deep roots in water polo. And her family loves Rachel Fattal. Because Fattal plays the way they like to play. “My family obviously knows water polo very well and sees the...

A look back at the US swimming trials, which were a big hit in Indianapolis

Jun. 24, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The crowds were large and raucous. The biggest stars largely lived up to their billing. And plenty of promising young swimmers emerged over nine days in Indiana. The U.S. Olympic swimming trials wrapped up Sunday night with the final two events at Lucas Oil...

From the outhouse: 400-meter runner goes from locked in a porta-potty straight to the Olympics

Jun. 24, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It was a classic case of going from the outhouse to the penthouse. Less than an hour before her semifinal at U.S. track trials, 400-meter runner Kendall Ellis was trapped in a porta-potty, banging on the door, screaming for someone to let her out. ...

Delaney Schnell earns second Olympic diving berth. Carson Tyler also will be doubling up in Paris

Jun. 23, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delaney Schnell earned her second Olympic berth with a victory in the women's 10-meter platform at the U.S. diving trials on Sunday. Carson Tyler will also be doubling up, becoming the first American since 2000 to qualify in both individual events. Having...

Simone Manuel channels her winning side, touches first in 50 free to claim individual Olympic race

Jun. 23, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Manuel was feeling a bit down as she prepared for her final shot to swim an individual event at the Paris Olympics. So she pulled out some video of her greatest hits. Talk about a confidence boost. The first Black female...

U.S. swimming team for the 2024 Paris Olympics

Jun. 23, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Olympic swimming team that will compete at the Paris Games, with name, hometown and events (all distances in meters unless noted): MEN Jack Alexy, Morristown, New Jersey: 100 freestyle; 4x100 freestyle relay Hunter...