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US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia

Sun, Aug 21, 2016 - 2:39 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO — The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday. After a few...

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David Ramsey: Jordan Burroughs falls in Rio, following a troubling American trend

Fri, Aug 19, 2016 - 9:18 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO - It was late, really late. The Olympic media bus stopped at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning to pick up two American sports writers, already deep...

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Should an Olympic medal earn you a tax break?

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - 8:37 PM 0

My family and I have been mesmerized by the Summer Olympics. And to be honest, a few times, as we watched Michael Phelps win another gold medal or Simone...

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Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - 2:28 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO — The dominant U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in impressive fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on...

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USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident
USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident

By: - 0 Yesterday

RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven days after an incident that will in part define the Rio Olympics, details are becoming clearer about what happened during a...

David Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder, a ridiculously wise 20-year-old, wins gold, rules wrestling world
David Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder, a ridiculously wise 20-year-old, wins gold, rules wrestling world

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - The truth was in his eyes. Kyle Snyder was not nervous as he prepared to wrestle for a wrestling gold medal. Dread is not his...

Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident
Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK — Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

The swimsuit maker owned by PVH in New York says...

A 'Thank You' to Rio and the Olympic experience from this dad of young girls
A 'Thank You' to Rio and the Olympic experience from this dad of young girls

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

As a sports writer raising three adorable, princess-loving daughters with a wife whose interests fall far from the sports world, I’ve had more than a...

David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off
David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Let's get this straight: I like Rio.

Despite the sometimes smelly water and the ever-hovering threat of crime, Rio is pretty...

USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal
USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Whatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on...

PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics
PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Kyle Snyder of Colorado Springs won a gold medal in wrestling, the U.S. men's basketball collected more gold and the Rio Olympics wrapped up with a...

Henry Cejudo supports fellow Coronado grad and now youngest U.S. wrestling gold medalist Kyle Snyder
Henry Cejudo supports fellow Coronado grad and now youngest U.S. wrestling gold medalist Kyle Snyder

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Henry Cejudo sat in the front row, clapping and cheering with a group of red-, white- and blue-clad American fans.

His record...

These women are Olympic athletes. Why do they have to look like showgirls?
These women are Olympic athletes. Why do they have to look like showgirls?

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Deep into the Olympics — almost to the end, really — and we’ve reached the Land of the Women of the Pretty Sports.

Here is Russia, paddling to...

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess
Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

NEW YORK — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature...

Matthew Centrowitz wins first U.S. gold in men’s 1,500 meters since 1908
Matthew Centrowitz wins first U.S. gold in men’s 1,500 meters since 1908

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The Maryland native upset the favorites in the metric mile event for just the third Olympic gold won in the event by an American.
This is a...

Sean Ford, Colorado Springs resident, keeps U.S. men's basketball team ready to win
Sean Ford, Colorado Springs resident, keeps U.S. men's basketball team ready to win

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Colorado Springs resident Sean Ford will take his usual seat Sunday, the one directly behind the celebrities who play for the United...

Boxing: Cuba's Ramirez beats American Stevenson for gold
Boxing: Cuba's Ramirez beats American Stevenson for gold

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez used a strong third round to finish off top American prospect Shakur Stevenson and win Olympic boxing gold in the...

Saturday's TV schedule: Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Here's a look at the day-by-day schedule for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times MDT):

THURSDAY, AUG. 18

NBC — Track...

American Jorgensen wins women's triathlon in Rio
American Jorgensen wins women's triathlon in Rio

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Gwen Jorgensen gave the U.S. its first Olympic triathlon gold medal Saturday, crushing the field at breezy Copacabana Beach in 1 hour, 56 minutes and...

More from the Rio 2016 Olympics

International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, face loss of medals

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — International Weightlifting Federation says 3 gold medalists, 8 other medalists fail retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic...

Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party
Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio Olympics party

0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio...

Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds
Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket,...

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess
Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into a mess

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his...

US men's basketball team wins third straight Olympic gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66

0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — US men's basketball team wins third straight Olympic gold medal, beats Serbia 96-66.

Neymar kick is gold: Brazil wins 1st Olympic soccer title
Neymar kick is gold: Brazil wins 1st Olympic soccer title

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil's biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the...

Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold
Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was predicted. That didn't make it any less impressive, or any less contentious.

Caster Semenya won the Olympic title...

The Latest: China defeats Serbia for women's volleyball gold
The Latest: China defeats Serbia for women's volleyball gold

0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

12:05 a.m.

MEDAL ALERT: China rallied from one set...

The Latest: Brazil rally to win men's beach volleyball gold
The Latest: Brazil rally to win men's beach volleyball gold

0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

1:05 a.m.

Brazil's Alison and Bruno won...

American swimmers released, will talk to police Thursday
American swimmers released, will talk to police Thursday

0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

2:10 a.m.

The U.S. Olympic Committee...

"Awesome Hour" on the track as US captures 6 Olympic medals

0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tianna Bartoletta kicked off her country's whirlwind run of medals on the night. So, by all rights, she should get to name...

Walsh Jennings, Ross rebound to win beach volleyball bronze
Walsh Jennings, Ross rebound to win beach volleyball bronze

0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive...

Police issue warrant for International Olympic Committee executive suspected of ticket scalping at Rio Games

0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police issue warrant for International Olympic Committee executive suspected of ticket scalping at Rio Games.

Americans rolling in medal-count standings at Rio Olympics
Americans rolling in medal-count standings at Rio Olympics

0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The medal race at the Rio Olympics will likely remain close going into the final weekend.

For second place, that...

MEDAL ALERT: Simone Biles closes out her Olympics with 4th gold of Rio Games in floor exercise

0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — MEDAL ALERT: Simone Biles closes out her Olympics with 4th gold of Rio Games in floor exercise.

Joao Havelange, former president of FIFA, dies at age 100
Joao Havelange, former president of FIFA, dies at age 100

0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar...