TOKYO - The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games.Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike held the flag aloft as she got off an All Nippon Airways plane and walked down a stairway to the tarmac at Tokyo' ...
Aug 24, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Mike Krzyzewski is heading out, Gregg Popovich is coming in and maybe LeBron James would even come back.It's a time of transition for both the U.S. Olympic team and international basketball and it starts, as ...
Aug 22, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - There is no doubt about it: Mo Farah is among the best long-distance runners of all time.The British great produced one of his trademark controlled runs, topped with a blistering finish, to win the 5,000-meter ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Inbee Park is taking a gold medal back to South Korea to show anyone who doubted whether she should play in the Olympics.And to anyone who questioned her place in women's golf.Slowed all year by ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - It was predicted. That didn't make it any less impressive, or any less contentious.Caster Semenya won the Olympic title in the 800 meters on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) with no one close to challenging her, a ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about how he described what happened after a night of ...
Aug 20, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The words, scrawled in marker on the tops of his sneakers, remind Kevin Durant why he started playing basketball in the first place.Even in the Olympics, it's just a game.On his left sneaker, Durant scribbled, " ...
Aug 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the last one standing for the Philippine team in the XXXI Olympiad here, Kirstie Alora is hoping to end the country's campaign in a blaze of glory.Alora keeps her eyes on the prize despite the ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Darya Klishina's one-woman show at the Olympics is over.The only Russian allowed to participate in track and field at the Rio de Janeiro Games finished ninth in the long jump on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - American Brianna Rollins started out fast and never looked back.Rollins led the US sweep of the 100-meter hurdles at the Rio Games on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), winning with 12.48 seconds.Though Rollins was unreachable, ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles, the biggest breakout star of the Rio Olympics, was starstruck. Understandable - despite four gold medals, the gymnast is still a 19-year-old meeting movie star Zac Efron.But Efron might be an even bigger fan of ...
Aug 17, 2016
SENATOR Manny Pacquiao will add to the cash incentives for Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, although he refused to disclose how much he will be giving to the newest Filipina sports heroine.During the plenary session at the Senate on Wednesday, Pacquiao ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Lovesick. Goofy. Flamboyant. Not usually words you'd associate with China's Olympic team.In Rio, however, a new generation of Chinese Olympians are breaking the mold and shaking up social media.There's diver Qin ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - When he wakes up in the morning, Kyrie Irving first looks at the scar stretching across his left knee, an enduring symbol of his journey over the past year.It's been quite a climb."It's ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her ear: " ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - When a BBC announcer suggested that a Brazilian broadcaster needed to shut up at the start of a swimming race at the Rio Olympics, he was voicing the feelings of many in the host country.Considered the Bob Costas ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - You love them now, right America?Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma may have their haters in college basketball, but this is the Olympics. This is when patriotic pride trumps school spirit, when there is no Tar Heel blue, only ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam - her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most ...
Aug 15, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - After struggling for much of his Olympic singles quarterfinal against a Brazilian opponent backed by a raucous home crowd, Rafael Nadal finally seized control by using a big backhand to set up an easy putaway at the net for ...
Aug 13, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and the US men's basketball team survived its second straight strong challenge in the Rio Games, edging Serbia 94-91 on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The Americans won their 48th consecutive international ...
Aug 13, 2016
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