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Olympics 2020

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, ...

Japan beats US 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan's players sprinted onto the mound and the collection of All-Stars hoisted their manager up and down as if on a trampoline. They beamed when hanging shiny gold medals around each other's necks, fullfilling a national ...

‘I feel at peace’: Felix exits stage with record 11th medal

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer TOKYO (AP) — Allyson Felix knows the way to the Olympic medals stand better than any runner alive. She made her record-setting 11th trip there Saturday, after starring as the headliner on a 4x400 relay win that featured a who's who of American ...

Kenya’s Kipchoge dominates, defends Olympic marathon title

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge pulled away late and no one could come close to catching him as the 36-year-old from Kenya defended his Olympic marathon title. Kipchoge finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 38 seconds on a breezy and humid Sunday along the ...

Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics wind to a nuanced end

By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer TOKYO (AP) — It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing through and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with "2020" but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year ...

Davis, Torrez can’t end US men’s boxing gold medal drought

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Richard Torrez Jr. stared up at 6-foot-7 Bakhodir Jalolov and didn't blink, courageously holding his own and staying on his feet against the most intimidating fighter in Tokyo. Keyshawn Davis and Andy Cruz traded shots for three thrilling ...