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Tokyo Rewind, July 25: Ledecky gets silver in key showdown, US women behind ROC in gymnastics


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 03:47:10 GMT

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The U.S. men's basketball team saw its 25-game winning streak come to an end and the U.S. won its very first women's taekwondo gold.

Read more: Tokyo Rewind, July 25: Ledecky gets silver in key showdown, US women behind ROC in gymnastics


US men win gold in 100m freestyle relay


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 03:24:49 GMT

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The U.S. won in 3 minutes, 08.97 seconds, the third-fastest relay in history.

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Ledecky wins silver behind Australia's Titmus in women's 400m freestyle


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 03:08:36 GMT

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No one else was even close.

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Why do Olympic swimmers do that? Explaining some pre-race rituals


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:18:46 GMT

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Why do swimmers slap themselves before a race? Why do they wear winter coats? Why do they wear headphones? Here are answers to common Olympic questions.

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Oksana Chusovitina, 46-year-old gymnast, ends historic career


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:11:46 GMT

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The 46-year-old from Uzbekistan did not qualify for the gymnastics final at her record eighth Olympics.

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Tokyo Preview, July 26: US swimmers Murphy, King to race for gold


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:32:58 GMT

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Key events happening on Monday include the men's gymnastics all-around final, women's triathlon and US swimmers Ryan Murphy and Lilly King are eyeing gold.

Read more: Tokyo Preview, July 26: US swimmers Murphy, King to race for gold


Which US gymnasts were victims of the 2-per-country rule?


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:22:28 GMT

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The top 24 qualifying gymnasts go to the individual all-around, but there is a rule that prevents one single country from dominating the field.

Read more: Which US gymnasts were victims of the 2-per-country rule?


NBC estimates 17 million in US saw opening of Tokyo Olympics


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:55:49 GMT

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Nine years ago, when the Summer Olympics were held in London, the Opening Ceremony drew a record-setting U.S. audience of 40.7 million people.

Read more: NBC estimates 17 million in US saw opening of Tokyo Olympics


Why do Team USA gymnasts wear different color leotards?


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:57:57 GMT

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Some members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team wore red leotards, some blue, and it all depends on what events they're in.

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Why the US sent 6 women gymnasts to the Olympics, not 5


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:14:10 GMT

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The U.S. sent five men and six women to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in gymnastics. Here's how the women picked up an extra spot.

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Why does one volleyball player wear a different color jersey?


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:13:58 GMT

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The International Volleyball Federation introduced the libero in 1996.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:16:08 GMT

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At an event in Phoenix Saturday, the former president asserted several false election fraud claims.

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Official: 1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:08:22 GMT

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Moses worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement.

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Americans seek more swimming medals on Day 3 of Tokyo Games


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:38:20 GMT

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The U.S. will have four more chances at winning hardware led by two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy.

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University of Wisconsin System to offer vaccinated students $7K scholarships


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:29:59 GMT

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Seventy students will win, with more winners coming from campuses with larger enrollments.

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US beats Australia in softball, sets up gold medal rematch with Japan


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:51:00 GMT

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The top-ranked Americans have scored just six runs in four games. They play Japan on Monday.

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IOC relaxes mask rules for medalists


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:55:34 GMT

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Health protocols agreed to ahead of the Tokyo Games to control COVID-19 infections had required all medalists to keep masks on for the whole ceremony.

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Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:49:22 GMT

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Chase Kalisz won the 400-meter individual medley, and Kieran Smith pulled out a bronze in his first major international competition.

Read more: Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps


How a team of refugee athletes made it to Tokyo Olympics


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:36:43 GMT

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The team selected by the International Olympic Committee was drawn from 55 athletes who fled their home countries and got scholarships to train for the games.

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Horigome wins 1st ever Olympic skateboard gold


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:00:16 GMT

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American skater Jagger Eaton took bronze, the Arizonan adapting best among the Americans to the heat at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Rewind, July 24: Team USA's first gold, silver and bronze medals


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:44:04 GMT

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Swimmer Chase Kalisz won the first American medal of the Tokyo Games when he captured gold in the men’s 400-meter individual medley.

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Chase Kalisz brings home first US gold medal of Tokyo Olympics


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:14:51 GMT

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The U.S. swim team picked up its first six medals of the Olympics, all of them in the pool.

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COVID-positive volleyball player describes quarantine life


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:46:04 GMT

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American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Japan and later withdrew from the Olympics.

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Tokyo Preview, July 25: Ledecky in the pool, Biles hits the gym


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:33:34 GMT

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The U.S.-Australia swimming rivalry has two big matchups Sunday night. And Simone Biles takes her first step toward another multi-gold medal Olympics.

Read more: Tokyo Preview, July 25: Ledecky in the pool, Biles hits the gym


US women open with beach volleyball win


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 01:56:03 GMT

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April Ross and Alix Klineman opened their Olympics with a straight-set win against China.

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Why is Russia called ROC at the Tokyo Olympics?


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 01:16:21 GMT

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You won't see the country's flag above any podiums but the national colors are on the uniforms at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:42:21 GMT

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The 32-year-old two-time Olympic champion fell on high bar and failed to qualify for the event finals.

Read more: Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out


Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 17:09:21 GMT

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FBI Director Christopher Wray, responding to longstanding questions from Democrats, disclosed in a letter late last month that it had received more than 4,500 tips.

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Team USA finishes day 1 of Summer Games with no medals, first time since 1972


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:48:23 GMT

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11 gold medals were handed out on day 1 of competition, out of at least 339 for the whole competitions that are ahead, plus their silver and bronze siblings.

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First lady Jill Biden cheers on US swimmers in Tokyo


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:39:03 GMT

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Also earlier Saturday, Biden watched a 3-on-3 basketball game with France's president and hosted a softball watch party at the U.S. ambassador's residence.

Read more: First lady Jill Biden cheers on US swimmers in Tokyo


Bird sees no hypocrisy on US team staying for anthem


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:12:11 GMT

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During the WNBA season players usually leave the court to raise awareness for social injustice before the anthem is played at games.

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US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:05:50 GMT

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Jill Biden arrived with the United States up 2-0 at the break and watched the team put the game away in the second half at Saitama Stadium.

Read more: US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand


Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:40:57 GMT

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The 28-year-old Takato atoned for his disappointing bronze-medal performance in Rio de Janeiro five years ago with a hair-raising run to the Tokyo final.

Read more: Naohisa Takato claims Japan's 1st Tokyo gold with judo win


The first Tokyo Olympics gold medal has been awarded


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 03:43:42 GMT

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The first medals of the Olympics come in women's 10-meter air rifle.

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'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 02:47:32 GMT

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Black women account for nearly 10% of the scholarship athletes at the NCAA Division I level, an increase from 7% in 2012.

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Packaged carrots recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination


Created: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 23:28:11 GMT

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Grimmway farms is recalling four of its carrot products. So far, no one has reported getting sick.

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Tokyo Rewind, July 23: Tokyo Olympics officially underway


Created: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 23:21:46 GMT

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The Opening Ceremony kicked off the Olympics while much of America was sleeping. But there's a second chance to see it Friday.

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When does each country march during Olympics Opening Ceremony?


Created: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:10:03 GMT

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Here's the full order of countries for the Parade of Nations at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.

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Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site


Created: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:27:23 GMT

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Search teams spent weeks battling the hazards of the rubble, a recurring fire and Florida’s stifling summer heat and thunderstorms.

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Tokyo Preview, July 24: Swimming, gymnastics and 3 new sports debut


Created: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:47:46 GMT

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The U.S. has high hopes for medals in swimming's 400-meter individual medleys and in the Olympic debut of skateboarding.

Read more: Tokyo Preview, July 24: Swimming, gymnastics and 3 new sports debut

 
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