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Fencer to Make History by Wearing Hijab in Rio Games

Fencer to Make History by Wearing Hijab in Rio Games

Athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics share a common goal: to leave Brazil with a medal. But fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad also sees the games as an opportunity to teach Americans about the Muslim faith.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:35 PM EDT

Who Is... Kayla Harrison

Who Is... Kayla Harrison

In her first Olympic appearance, Harrison won gold at the London Games in 2012. In doing so, she became the first American to ever earn an Olympic gold medal in judo. Harrison also attended the 2008 Beijing...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:41 PM EDT

Serbian Men, U.S. Women Favored for Olympic Water Polo Gold

Serbian Men, U.S. Women Favored for Olympic Water Polo Gold

CHICAGO (AP) — It's Andrija Prlainovic and Serbia on the men's side, and Maggie Steffens and the U.S. for the women's tournament.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:24 AM EDT

Patience Tested After Phillies' Embarrassing 10-Run Loss

Patience Tested After Phillies' Embarrassing 10-Run Loss

Wednesday was a miserable day for the Phillies, but there was one winner among the group.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 09:35 PM EDT

20th Anniversary: 'Home Alone' Actress Competes in Olympics

20th Anniversary: 'Home Alone' Actress Competes in Olympics

It’s been 20 years since the Atlanta Olympics, so let’s take a trip back in time.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 03:36 PM EDT

USA Cycling at Crossroads as Rio Olympics Approaches

USA Cycling at Crossroads as Rio Olympics Approaches

USA Cycling, one of the nation's most popular participatory sports, is dealing with aging athletes, declining membership and a vast disconnect between amateur riders and their elite counterparts. It has...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 02:41 PM EDT

In Rio, Georgia Golfers Are the Ones to Beat

In Rio, Georgia Golfers Are the Ones to Beat

Men’s Olympic golf will tee off Aug. 11 for the first time in 112 years, as a field of 60 led by three Georgia college players vies to bring home the first gold medal since the 1904 games in Saint Louis.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 01:24 PM EDT

US Women's Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor

US Women's Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor

Coach Geno Auriemma wanted to have the best talent available to him. So it was no coincidence that when the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was constructed, those in positions of responsibility within...

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Russia's Depleted Olympic Team Heads for Rio De Janeiro

Russia's Depleted Olympic Team Heads for Rio De Janeiro

MOSCOW (AP) — A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

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Switzerland's Belinda Bencic Says She Is Out of Rio Olympics

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic Says She Is Out of Rio Olympics

Top-20 player Belinda Bencic says on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, another blow to a Swiss tennis team that lost Roger Federer this week, too.

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