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Spain advances, sweeps group with 76-66 victory over Canada

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Astou Ndour scored 20 points and Cristina Ouvina added 15 to lead Spain to a 76-66 win over Canada on Sunday and a spot in the quarterfinals. Spain (3-0) led by six at the half and scored the first nine points during a 16-2 run to begin the third quarter that blew the ...

Simone Biles opts out of floor exercise final at Olympics

USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Rio de Janeiro and placed second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Biles in the finals, which are scheduled for Monday. USA Gymnastics ...

Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5th Olympic gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — Make it five for Caeleb Dressel. The American star won his fifth gold medal of the Tokyo Games, finishing off one of the great performances in Olympic history. He joins an elite club of just four other swimmers ever with at least five gold medals at one games. Dressel swam ...

Tennis mixed doubles has its moment at the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic unleashed a scream as if he had just won one of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles. This being the slightly less prestigious mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic broke out into a fit of laughter at Djokovic's outsized ...

BMX couple tackling life’s big moments together

TOKYO (AP) — An accident. An encounter with a man named Bootie. A walk at a wedding. Every life has its trajectory-altering events, sometimes in a split second. They are rare, maybe just once across the span of a lifetime. Sam Willoughby had three in 15 months. The accident left him ...

Worthington tops Roberts in BMX freestyle Olympic debut

TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Charlotte Worthington put on a show in BMX freestyle's Olympic debut, leading the first 360 backflip in women's competition to knock off American Hannah Roberts Sunday at the Tokyo Games. Roberts, a three-time world champion at age 19, set the bar in her opening run, ...