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Olympics Latest: Women's 1,500-meter freestyle makes debut

Jul. 26, 2021 07:44 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 women’s 1,500-meter freestyle has made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Aquatics...

Osaka and Djokovic raise profile of tennis at Tokyo Games

Jul. 26, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka has the hopes of the entire host nation resting on her. Novak Djokovic is attempting to accomplish something that no man has done before in tennis. Both players are after something special at the Tokyo Olympics and both...

Hoppe's 1st goal lifts US over Jamaica into Gold Cup semis

Jul. 26, 2021 06:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matthew Hoppe scored his first international goal on a header in the 83rd minute and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 Sunday night to reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Hoppe, making his second international appearance, nodded home...

Titmus, Doncic make memorable Olympic debuts

Jul. 26, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ariarne Titmus and Luka Doncic made memorable Olympic debuts. Titmus lived up to the billing of her nickname the “Terminator” when she chased down Katie Ledecky in the 400 freestyle Monday to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games. ...

Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route

Jul. 26, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, are due for another hit of nature’s power: a typhoon arriving Tuesday morning that is forecast to disrupt at least some parts of the...

In an Olympic first, teamwork is the thing for Mongolia

Jul. 26, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For decades, Mongolia sent mostly boxers, judokas and wrestlers to the Olympics — athletes doing solo work that, in many ways, reflected the spirit of a nation known for wide-open spaces and a sense of nomadic individualism. This year, though, teamwork is...

Hancock, English give Americans a skeet sweep at Tokyo Games

Jul. 26, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Amber English erased the disappointment of barely missing the two previous Olympics by winning a gold medal. Vincent Hancock made history about an hour later, becoming the first skeet shooter to win three golds. Two shotgun events, two...

Analysis: For USA Basketball, the time is now to fix things

Jul. 26, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Time would solve many problems for the U.S. men’s basketball team right now. A few practices to develop chemistry and figure out exactly how these roster pieces fit together would do wonders. It’s not happening. There is no...

Lawrie, Regula, sisters of MLBers, pitch 4-hitter for Canada

Jul. 26, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Canada pitched a big league sister act at Italy in the Olympic softball tournament. Danielle Lawrie, the 34-year-old sister of former major leaguer Brett Lawrie, allowed an unearned run and four hits over three innings in Canada's 8-1, six-inning...

Slam dunk: NBC brings back iconic NBA theme for Olympics

Jul. 26, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The soundtrack of the NBA a generation ago has made its way to the Tokyo Olympics. “Roundball Rock” — the iconic score composed by John Tesh about three decades ago — is being utilized again by NBC at the Tokyo Games, as the theme music for...