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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The claim by Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee) and three other American swimmers that they were robbed at gunpoint is being denied by Brazilian police. Fernando Veloso of the police has told a news conference that "no robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Team USA has another gold medal in track and field. Two-time world champion Kerron Clement (kuh-RAHN' KLEH'-ment) grabbed the gold in the 400-meter hurdles to go along with the silver he won in 2008 in Beijing.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. women's volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world, has been upset in the Olympic semifinals by Serbia. After losing two of the first three sets, the Americans forced a fifth and final set, only to lose 15-13. Serbia won 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13 as top American player Foluke Akinradewo (fuh-LOO'-kuh ah-kihn-UH'-row-oh) was injured early in the match.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korea's Inbee Park has the lead after two rounds of the women's Olympic golf tournament. She stands 10 under par, with American Stacy Lewis in second at minus-9. Park shot a 69 in Round 2 while Lewis had a 63 that included 11 birdies, a bogey and a double bogey.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darren Sharper, who was an All-Pro six times in the NFL, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states. Sharper had pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges arising from the allegations in federal court in New Orleans, and in state courts in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Nevada.
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