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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 ...

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and ...

Chasing history: Elliott goes for three-peat at Watkins Glen

By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Three-peat at Watkins Glen? Not on Chase Elliott's radar. OK, maybe a little bit. "I'm just excited to be going back. I'm looking forward to the challenge," Elliott, the reigning NASCAR Cup champion, said this week on a Zoom ...

Austin Hill wins rain-shortened Trucks race at Watkins Glen

By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Pole-sitter Austin Hill won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, taking the victory when lightning struck nearby and rain halted the race with 11 laps to go. Hill held off John Hunter Nemechek ...