By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Make it five for Caeleb Dressel.
The American star won his fifth gold medal of the Tokyo Games, finishing off one of the great performances in Olympic history. He joins an elite club of just four other swimmers ever with at least five gold ...
American Caeleb Dressel has claimed a fifth gold medal in the Tokyo Games as the U.S. men won the 4x100 medley relay.
Britain won silver and Italy won bronze.
Dressel join Americans Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi, as well as East Germany's Kristin Otto, as the only swimmers to ...
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — The scoreboard at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue said: "Challenge successful. Ball out."
That didn't make any sense.
And the Americans' survival was riding on it.
"The referee just said, 'Wait, wait, wait. We're sorting it ...
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle Saturday.
Dressel cruised to a relatively easy win in the frenetic dash from one end of the pool to the other, touching in an Olympic ...
By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) — At age 46, the second-oldest skateboarder at the Tokyo Games is hoping to not have a heart attack and have mounds of fun. Should be no problem. Fun has been a life's work for Dallas Oberholzer.
"I have never had a real job. I have never ...
Australia's Emma McKeon has claimed the gold medal in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.
It is the sixth medal of the games for the Aussie star, who has one more chance to make it seven in the 4x100 medley relay.
McKeon completed a sweep of the 50- and 100-meter ...
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nick Martínez stepped onto the mound, and it felt like an old familiar place.
Because it was.
"Felt comfortable the whole game," he said after striking out nine over five innings and pitching the United States over South Korea ...
By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer
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 ...
By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer
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.
By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — The American lineup for the 4x400 mixed relay was rather unexpected — no Allyson Felix.
The color of Olympic medal, too — bronze.
Given their whirlwind of emotions — disqualification in the opening round for an exchange, appeal, ...
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer
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 ...
By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer
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 ...
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had been just ordinary so far in these Olympics.
That's probably not good enough for gold.
Not on this U.S. men's basketball team, an unproven and for now still unspectacular group.
Durant is the top scorer to ...
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. lost its first two exhibition games of the summer in Las Vegas, dropped its opening game at these Olympics and had a difficult time shaking free of the Czech Republic in their group-play finale.
None of that matters ...
By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — After five long years, Portia Woodman has finally been able to shake the mental image of herself in tears, standing under the goalposts.
It was like grief for something lost, but it's been supplanted now by memories of happiness, hugs and, of ...
By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Age isn't weighing Lyu Xiaojun down.
The 37-year-old Chinese weightlifter became the oldest man to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Saturday after a tense finish in the men's 81-kilogram category.
Wearing his signature shiny ...
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — One swimmer's goggles slipped off. Another worried about who was chasing her down. And strangest of all, the world's dominant male swimmer dived in with no chance.
The Olympic debut of the 4x100-meter mixed medley relay lived up to its ...
By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer
BMX rider Connor Fields was transferred from the intensive care unit at a Tokyo hospital to a high-level care wing Saturday, one day after a horrific crash during the semifinals of the Olympic race left him laying motionless on the asphalt.