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Bromell looks to replace Bolt atop Olympic 100-meter podium

TOKYO (AP) — There will be a new fastest man of the Olympics crowned Sunday when the 100-meter dash is run without Usain Bolt in the finals for the first time since 2008. The favorite to claim the gold is American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 26-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida. The race is the marquee…MORE

Fraser-Pryce still seeking her Olympic ‘moment’

TOKYO (AP) — Count them for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: Four Olympics, seven medals, two of them golds. But that one defining moment at the Games to carry with you for the rest of your life? Still elusive. “I haven’t had it yet. I don’t think I’ve had it yet,” Fraser-Pryce said Saturday after finishing second in…MORE

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units were leading the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts…MORE

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 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 <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://twitter.com/Ninockaaa/status/1420568959372333061″>Djokovic’s outsized reaction</a> after he served out…MORE

Not Federer, not Wawrinka: Bencic gets gold for Switzerland

TOKYO (AP) — A Swiss tennis player won gold in singles at the Olympics and it’s not Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka. Belinda Bencic accomplished something Saturday that her better-known fellow Swiss players never managed. And she’s not done yet. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 at the…MORE

Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo’s Olympic record in women’s 100

TOKYO (AP) — Streaking down the track, with only six steps to go until she reached the finish line, Elaine Thompson-Herah stuck out her left arm and started pointing at the clock. She knew she had the win. It was only a matter of what else would come with it. With a time of 10.61…MORE

US women’s Olympic hoops team adjusting to styles of play

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. women’s team isn’t clicking at the Tokyo Games the way the Americans would like and one reason is the different styles of play they have encountered so far. The <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-sports-africa-nigeria-nigeria-olympic-team-a006b7107e0ca5e566adbd75d990090a”>Nigerians, who got within single digits of the Americans</a>, were an athletic team; <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-basketball-us-japan-03d08803e44cea0db16795c7dfbb4a52″>Japan spaced the…MORE

Hamilton takes pole in Hungary as he aims for 100th F1 win

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton’s 101st pole position in Formula One snapped a six-race barren run and set him up perfectly for a shot at a 100th career win in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. The British driver holds F1 records for wins and poles and has a record eight wins at the…MORE

Spain, Brazil advance to semifinals of Olympic men’s soccer

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Mikel Oyarzabal helped Spain into a second semifinal in a month. Brazil remains on track for a quick return to another final. With youthful squads, Olympic men’s soccer lacks the status of the European Championship or Copa America. The Tokyo Games still offer the chance for the countries to collect trophies…MORE

Nationals trade Gomes, Harrison to A’s amid big overhaul

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals kept wheeling and dealing, trading catcher Yan Gomes and utilityman Josh Harrison to the Oakland Athletics for three minor leaguers Friday. The A’s are counting on the depth Gomes and Harrison will bring as they contend for a fourth straight playoff berth — and they might arrive to…MORE

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