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Olympics Latest: Faulty exchange costs US relay final spot

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ A faulty exchange in the Olympic debut of the mixed 4x400 relay has cost the U.S. a spot in the final. It also might have cost Allyson Felix a chance at her record-setting 10th Olympic medal. The U.S. breezed to a victory in the first qualifying heat of the relay Friday night, but was disqualified because of a bad pass between Lynna Irby and Elija Godwin. The ruling said Irby had positioned herself “outside” the zone to receive the

Olympics Latest: McKeon is fastest 50m freestyle qualifier

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Emma McKeon of Australia is the fastest qualifier in the women’s 50-meter freestyle heats at the Tokyo Olympics. She touched in 24.02 seconds, setting an Olympic record, to lead 16 swimmers into Saturday’s semifinals. McKeon won the 100 free earlier Friday. McKeon was followed by defending champion Pernille Blume of Denmark and teammate Cate Campbell, who took bronze in the 100 free. American Simone Manuel, the silver medalist at the

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OLYMPICS Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid TOKYO (AP) — There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year. He won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year and needed the Olympic and U.S. Open titles to complete the collection. Zverev’s opponent in the gold-medal match will be Karen Khachanov.

Olympics Latest: Dressel is top qualifier in 50m freestyle

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is the top qualifier in the men’s 50-meter freestyle preliminaries at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Dressel touched in 21.32 seconds to lead the field heading into Saturday’s semifinals. He was followed by France’s Florent Manaudou, the silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Games. Defending Olympic champion Anthony Ervin failed to qualify for the U.S. team. ___ UPSET ALERT Fiji has upset defending champion

Olympics Latest: Fiji women knock off Aussie rugby team

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ UPSET ALERT Fiji has upset defending champion Australia 14-12 in the quarterfinals of the women’s rugby sevens competition. The win propelled the Fijians into a semifinal against top-ranked New Zealand, runners-up to Australia in 2016. Fiji has had a hand in knocking two of the top three teams from 2016 out of the Tokyo Games. A win over Canada in the group stage had a big role in the Rio de Janeiro bronze medalists missing the

Olympics Latest: US swimmer goes maskless behind the scenes

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ U.S. swimmer Michael Andrew didn’t wear a mask when he stopped to talk to reporters behind the scenes at the Tokyo Olympics. The 22-year-old was already under scrutiny for saying he wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19. Swimmers wear face coverings outside the pool, and most leave them on when they talk to media. But the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says Andrew didn’t violate COVID-19 protocols, because athletes are allowed to

Olympics Latest: Heavyweight Krpálek wins 2nd judo gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Lukáš Krpálek has claimed his second Olympic gold medal in judo for the Czech Republic, winning the talent-stacked men’s heavyweight division with an ippon victory over Georgia’s Guram Tushishvili in the final at the Budokan. Krpálek won at half-heavyweight in Rio de Janeiro, and he capped an impressive run through the heaviest division in Tokyo by pinning Tushishvili to the mat until he got the finish with 13 seconds left.

Olympics Latest: Djokovic loses, ending Golden Slam bid

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ UPSET ALERT There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament. Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year. He won the Australian and French Opens as well as Wimbledon this year and needed the Olympic and U.S. Open titles to complete

Olympics Latest: Akira Sone wins Japan's 9th Tokyo judo gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Heavyweight Akira Sone has won Japan’s ninth gold medal in judo at the Tokyo Olympics. She beat Cuban veteran Idalys Ortiz with penalties 4:52 into golden score. The 21-year-old Sone fought courageously against Ortiz, whose silver is her her fourth Olympic medal. She finally won in anticlimactic fashion when Ortiz was penalized for the third time for a false attack after taking two earlier penalties for non-combativity. Japan has won

Olympics Latest: ROC hits back at criticism of Russian teams

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Russian Olympic Committee has issued a punchy statement hitting back at other athletes’ criticism of the Russian team’s presence in Tokyo following years of doping revelations. In a statement on social media accompanied by pictures of two swimmers and a rower who voiced concerns about doping or Russian eligibility, the ROC pours disdain on “English-language propaganda” spread by “athletes offended by defeats.” Russia was rebranded

Olympics Latest: Transgender weightlifter thanks IOC

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has thanked the International Olympic Committee for helping to make it possible for her to compete at the Tokyo Games. In comments provided by the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Hubbard says “the Olympic Games are a global celebration of our hopes, our ideals and our values. I commend the IOC for its commitment to making sport inclusive and accessible." Hubbard has been a focus for support and

Olympics Latest: Chinese divers 1-2 in springboard prelims

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ China’s Shi Tingmao and Wang Han have finished 1-2 in the preliminaries of Olympic women’s 3-meter springboard diving. Shi totaled 350.45 points for her five dives, followed closely by Wang at 347.25. The two already teamed up to win the 3-meter synchro event. Shi is going for her second straight individual gold on the springboard and looking to extend China’s dominance in the women’s event. They have won 3-meter gold at every Olympics

Olympics Latest: An San of South Korea wins 3rd archery gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT An San of South Korea has won her third straight archery gold medal at the Tokyo Games. She won during a shoot-off in the final of the women’s individual event. An beat Elena Osipova of ROC, the acronym for the Russian Olympic Committee, by a 6-5 score Friday. She scored a 10 in the shoot-off — Osipova recorded a 8 — to help her nation remain perfect in archery in Tokyo. An had a part in the mixed and women’s team gold

Olympics Latest: US BMX racer Fields stable after crash

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ American BMX racer Connor Fields is awake, stable and awaiting further medical evaluation at the hospital, according to statement issued U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee chief medical officer Dr. Jon Finnoff. Fields was injured in a violent crash on the first lap of his qualifying heat the Tokyo Olympics. The reigning gold medalist slammed into the turn coming off a jump and was hit by two other riders. Medical personnel raced

Olympics Latest: Czech kayaker Prskavec wins slalom gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT The Czech Republic’s Jiri Prskavec has won the gold medal in the men’s kayak slalom on the final run of the event. Prskavec’s flawless ride through the rapids at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Center beat silver-medalist Jakub Grigar of Slovakia by 3.22 seconds. Germany’s Hannes Aigner won bronze. Prskavec is the top-ranked paddler in the world in the event, and his top runs in the semifinals allowed him to start the final in last

Olympics Latest: China takes badminton gold, silver

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT The Chinese team of Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping edged China’s Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, 2-1, for gold in an exciting badminton mixed doubles match. The match, which lasted a little over an hour Friday, was tight throughout, with both teams exchanging long rallies filled with smashes and lunging, rapid-fire returns. Wang and Huang won the first game, 21-17, with Zheng and Huang taking the second, 21-17. That set

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OLYMPICS Dressel breaks record after losing it TOKYO (AP) — United States swimmer Caeleb Dressel watched his Olympic record fall in the 100-meter butterfly, only to take it right back. Minutes after Hungary’s Kristof Milak took down the mark in the first semifinal heat, Dressel went even faster with a time of 49.71 seconds in the second heat. Dressel will be a big favorite in Saturday morning’s final, though he could get pushed by Milak. Also in the pool, South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics, capturing the women’s

Olympics Latest: American Steffens sets water polo mark

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ U.S. women’s water polo captain Maggie Steffens broke the Olympic scoring record with a goal in the third period against the Russian Olympic Committee. Steffens was all alone in front for her 48th career goal in the Olympics, snapping a tie with Italy’s Tania Di Mario for the top spot. Steffens scored again on the next possession to help the U.S. open a commanding 13-3 lead. Women’s water polo was first introduced to the Olympic

Olympics Latest: China goes 1-2 in women's trampoline

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China has taken the top of the podium in women’s trampoline. Zhu Xueying edged teammate Liu Lingling for gold in the finals. Xueying’s score of 56.635 was just enough to top Lingling’s total of 56.350. Bryony Page of Great Britain earned the bronze after taking silver in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Two-time defending Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of Canada just missed the podium, finishing fourth. Lingling topped

Olympics Latest: Batsarashkina wins gold in 25-meter pistol

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina has won her second gold and third medal of the Tokyo Olympics, beating Korea’s Kim Minjung in a shootoff in women’s 25-meter pistol. Batsarashkina tied Kim with 38 points and won the shootoff 4-1. China’s Xiao Jiaruxuan took bronze. Batsarashkina also won gold in 10-meter air pistol and teamed with Artem Chernousov to take silver in 10-meter mixed team air pistol. She also took silver

Olympics Latest: American BMX rider awake after crash

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ American BMX rider Connor Fields is “awake and awaiting further medical evaluation” after he crashed in the third semifinal run and had to be removed from the course at Ariake Urban Sports Park on a stretcher. Fields was fourth after the first two heats and had prime position for the last ride before the finals. Instead, the 28-year-old from Las Vegas slammed into the track and was run over by other riders as he lay motionless on the

Olympics Latest: 27 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 athletes

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Three athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 are among the 27 new cases announced by Tokyo Olympics organizers. World champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, whose case was announced Thursday, is among the three, which raises the tally to 225 games-accredited people in Japan infected since July 1. Three of the 27 cases were residents of the Olympic Village, including Kendricks, another athlete and a team official or coach — the latter

Olympics Latest: US swimmer says races "probably not clean"

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ American backstroke star Ryan Murphy suggested that his Olympic races were “probably not clean,” seeming to take aim at Russian swimmers who beat him in two events. Murphy made the comments Friday after taking the silver medal behind Evgeny Rylov in the 200-meter backstroke. Three days ago, he settled for bronze in the 100 back, touching after both Rylov and another Russian, Kliment Kolesnikov. At a news conference with the other

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