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Tokyo Olympics

Japan shoots way into quarters with 102-83 rout of Nigeria

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Saki Hayashi scored 23 points and Japan shot its way into the quarterfinals with a 102-83 rout of Nigeria on Monday in the final pool play game for both teams. Yuki Miyazwa added 19 points for the host nation, which made 19 3-pointers in the game. Japan (2-1) got off ...

Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy's year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the European Championship soccer title run in June and July. To top it all off, on the first day of August, Marcell Jacobs won the 100 meters ...

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

TOKYO (AP) — Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the "home" audience, which in the past half century of ...

U.S. men’s volleyball eliminated early at Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Micah Christenson gave coach John Speraw a long, tearful embrace as his U.S. men's volleyball teammates slumped on the floor and the victorious Argentinians celebrated. Instead of building on the bronze medal won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, the Americans are going home ...

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. The race that has long defined ...

Belarus runner alleges Olympic team tried to send her home

TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo's main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek ...