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Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland

Jul. 31, 2021 10:37 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis...

Croatia beats Serbia 14-12 in rematch of Rio final

Jul. 31, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia. Or any part of group play, really. “We need to be focused on our game and...

Pool finale: Dressel, McKeon highlight last day of swimming

Jul. 31, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — American star Caeleb Dressel still has a shot at five gold medals. Australia's Emma McKeon can make some Olympic history, too. The final day of swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre is teeming with storylines, led by the world's two...

New Zealand beats France to clinch gold in women's rugby 7s

Jul. 31, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — New Zealand won a gold medal that was five years in the making, beating France 26-12 on Saturday for the women’s rugby sevens title at the Tokyo Olympics. New Zealand lost to Australia in the 2016 final when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in Rio de...

Move aside, Caeleb: Aussie McKeon has quite a medal haul

Jul. 31, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For all the focus on Caeleb Dressel, Australia's Emma McKeon could leave the Tokyo Olympics with more swimming medals than anyone. The 27-year-old from Brisbane added to her burgeoning collection Saturday, anchoring the Aussies to a bronze in the new...

Olympics Latest: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 PM 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: ___ The U.S. Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified...

Oklahoma City Thunder take Aussie guard Josh Giddey at No. 6

Jul. 30, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second time in five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder went Down Under to find a first-round pick in the NBA draft, taking Josh Giddey at No. 6 on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Giddey, a 6-foot-8 guard from Melbourne, Australia, attended the...

US beats Australia, China reaches quarterfinals in rugby 7s

Jul. 30, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Cheta Emba finished off an attacking move with a powerful burst, Abby Gustaitis scored the clincher and the United States became the first team to beat defending champion Australia in Olympic women's rugby sevens competition on Friday. The American players...

Australian jet airtanker arrives to fight US wildfires

Jul. 29, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia has sent a jet airtanker to the United States to help fight wildfires. Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise said late Wednesday that the Boeing 737 from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service arrived at the center last...

Olympics Latest: US women's volleyball reaches quarterfinals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:10 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: ___ The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is...