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OLYMPICS 2020

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Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5th Olympic gold medal

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 ...

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US wins 400 medley relay, 5th Tokyo gold for Dressel

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 ...

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Americans ousted by Canada in Olympic beach volleyball

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 ...

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Golden dash: Dressel claims 4th Olympic victory in 50 free

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 ...

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At 46, African skateboarder finally wows mom at Tokyo Games

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 ...

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Olympics Latest: Australia’s McKeon wins 50m swimming gold

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 ...

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At home in Japan, Nick Martínez pitches US over South Korea

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 ...

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Bromell looks to replace Bolt atop Olympic 100-meter podium

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 ...