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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...

Caeleb Dressel, swimming's reluctant star, is finding more joy as he heads to another Olympics

Jun. 23, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caeleb Dressel still seems a bit tortured by the trappings of Olympic stardom. Even as he was claiming two victories at the U.S. swimming trials and setting himself up to collect another bounty of medals in Paris, Dressel was enduring some dark moments behind...

It's not as world-famous as ramen or sushi. But the humble onigiri is soul food in Japan

Jun. 22, 2024 23:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The word “onigiri” became part of the Oxford English Dictionary this year, proof that the humble sticky-rice ball and mainstay of Japanese food has entered the global lexicon. The rice balls are stuffed with a variety of fillings and typically wrapped in seaweed....

Dressel and Ledecky win again at U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Keep an eye on Kate Douglass, too

Jun. 22, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caeleb Dressel locked up his second individual race in Paris, giving him another chance to shine after his stellar performance at the last Olympics. Keep an eye on Kate Douglass, too. She could be one of the the biggest American stars at the pool. ...

Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Try the gym and weight-resistance training

Jun. 22, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Here's the message from Dr. Marcas Bamman, a physiologist with decades of research into aging who preaches the benefits of weight-resistance training for those who are getting up there. We're talking 60-plus — women and men. And we're talking about hitting the gym...

He's back! Caeleb Dressel looks like himself again, winning at US Olympic swim trials

Jun. 21, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After a long layoff and all the doubts about whether he'd reclaim his place as one of the world's greatest swimmers, Caeleb Dressel is beginning to look like himself again. Dressel earned his first individual race of the Paris Games, powering to a relatively...

American volleyball star Jordan Larson comes out of retirement to play in fourth Olympics

Jun. 21, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

Jordan Larson finds a much-needed safe haven the moment she walks into the office of longtime U.S. volleyball coach Karch Kiraly. She can take a deep breath and know she will have his support through any life challenge. Larson never expected to be wearing a volleyball...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline as Nvidia weighs on Wall Street

Jun. 21, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a retreat on Wall Street, where a drop in Nvidia stock pulled stocks lower. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up less than 0.1% to 38,645.63 after the government reported that the inflation rate ticked higher for the first...

Coco Gauff to lead US tennis team at Paris Olympics after missing Tokyo

Jun. 20, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics three years after missing the Tokyo Games because she tested positive for COVID-19. The 20-year-old Gauff, ranked No. 2, will be joined by No. 5 Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro in women's singles, along...

American swimming stars Dressel and Manuel settle for relay spots at US swim trials

Jun. 19, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coming back from lengthy layoffs, American swimming stars Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel were eager to claim their first individual events of the Paris Olympics. Instead, they had to settle for supporting roles. Dressel finished third in the...