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Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:20pm

Craig Sager's fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC.

Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:40pm

Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday.

The Latest: Man suspected of terrorism links arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:50am

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.

The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:40pm

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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:00pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50pm

A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday ahead of the Olympics.

3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in 2012 Games retests

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:00pm

Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

Federation: 11 more weightlifters, including 4 Russians, tested positive in retest of 2012 London Olympics samples

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:20am

Federation: 11 more weightlifters, including 4 Russians, tested positive in retest of 2012 London Olympics samples.

Conley, Ritzenhein headline US field for NYC Marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:10am

Kim Conley and Dathan Ritzenhein will lead the American field at the TCS New York City Marathon.

Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:20am

While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away.

UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:30pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Latest: UN calls for Olympic Truce during Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:52pm

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Australians move into Rio Olympic village _ a few days late

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10pm

Two days after describing the housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as "dangerous," Australian athletes and staff started moving into the massive athletes' village compound on Tuesday.

At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:20pm

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

Rio Olympic village unsanitary, says Belarus team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:20am

The Olympic team of Belarus has branded the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia refused to check its athletes in over health concerns.

Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:20am

Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

US Olympic women hold off select team 88-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:10pm

Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:40pm

Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.