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 2021-07-24 09:42 

AP

Bird sees no hypocrisy on US team staying for anthem...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird sees no contradiction with the U.S. team staying on the court during the national anthem at the Olympics. It's a change for the four-time Olympic gold medalist and he......

 2021-07-24 09:40 

Reuters

Olympics-Basketball 3x3-Macron, Jill Biden watch U.S women upset top-ranked France...

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. first lady Jill Biden watched their countrywomen tangle on the 3x3 basketball court at the sport's Olympic debut in Tokyo on Saturday, with the Americans pulling out an upset victory....

 2021-07-24 09:38 

AP

Gilchrist's comeback arrives at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — On the way to her first game in the Tokyo Olympics, Kaleigh Gilchrist cried. She looked at pictures of family and friends, and thought about climbing out of that terrifying night in So......

 2021-07-24 09:31 

AP

Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean...

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing's debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science -- in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact.Serious wave chaser......

 2021-07-24 08:59 

Reuters

[ World ]

Russia reports nearly 24,000 new COVID cases, Moscow may have passed peak...

Russia on Saturday reported nearly 24,000 new COVID-19 cases and a repeat all-time high in the number of daily deaths, at 799, but some officials suggested that infections, especially in Moscow, may have peaked....

 2021-07-24 08:59 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Russia reports nearly 24,000 new COVID cases, Moscow may have passed peak...

Russia on Saturday reported nearly 24,000 new COVID-19 cases and a repeat all-time high in the number of daily deaths, at 799, but some officials suggested that infections, especially in Moscow, may have peaked....

 2021-07-24 08:51 

Reuters

Olympics-Judo-Judoka Tonaki one bout from Japan's first Tokyo 2020 gold...

Japanese judoka Funa Tonaki reached the final in her 48kg class on Saturday, leaving her just one bout away from winning her country's first Tokyo 2020 gold medal later in the day....

 2021-07-24 08:49 

AP

China's Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics.China's Yang Qian, at least, stayed right on target.Yang overtook A......

 2021-07-24 08:48 

Reuters

Olympics-Taekwondo-Teenagers cause upsets on first day of Tokyo tournament...

A pair of little-known teenage taekwondo fighters defeated gold medal contenders on the first day of the Tokyo Games tournament on Saturday, highlighted by Spaniard Adriana Cerezo Iglesias's upset of China's two-time Olympic champion Wu Jingyu....

 2021-07-24 08:47 

AP

Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal...

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz rode away from the biggest names in cycling to win the Olympic road race Saturday, giving Ecuador its first medal in the sport in one of its marquee events on th......

 2021-07-24 08:46 

Reuters

Olympics-Cycling-Carapaz wins gold in thrilling finish to road race...
 2021-07-24 08:43 

Reuters

Olympics-Shooting-China's Yang grabs first gold of Games, Iran's Foroughi takes pistol title...
 2021-07-24 08:43 

Reuters

UPDATE 5-Olympics-Shooting-China's Yang grabs first gold of Games, Iran's Foroughi takes pistol title...

China's Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday after prevailing in a battle of nerves with Russian Anastasiia Galashina in the women's 10-metre rifle final....

 2021-07-24 08:42 

Reuters

Olympics-Judo-Judoka Tonaki one bout from Japan's first Tokyo 2020 gold...

Japanese judoka Funa Tonaki reached the final in her 48kg class on Saturday, leaving her just one bout away from winning her country's first Tokyo 2020 gold medal later in the day....

 2021-07-24 08:41 

Reuters

Olympics-Cycling-Carapaz wins gold in thrilling finish to road race...

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz produced an incredible late burst to win the gold medal in a thrilling Olympic men's road race on Saturday as favourite Tadej Pogacar was beaten into third place at the Fuji International Speedway....

 2021-07-24 08:41 

Reuters

Surfing-Family ties to beach will give me surfing edge, says Igarashi...
 2021-07-24 08:33 

Reuters

[ Business ]

PropertyGuru to go public in merger with SPAC backed by Richard Li, Peter Thiel...

Southeast Asian online realty company PropertyGuru on Friday agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm backed by billionaires Richard Li and Peter Thiel, giving the combined company an equity value of about $1.78 billion....

 2021-07-24 08:21 

AP

South Korea wins gold in archery's mixed team Olympic debut...

TOKYO (AP) — An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to lead South Korea to a gold medal in the Olympic debut of archery's mixed team event at the Tokyo Games.On a sizzling Saturday at the Yumeno......

 2021-07-24 08:20 

AP

EXPLAINER: Stalefish, nollie and other skateboarding lingo...

TOKYO (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, it's best to distinguish salad grinds from stalefish.Not tasty Japanese delicacies, but choice morsels from the rich lexicon of skateboarding. The new Olympic sp......

 2021-07-24 08:02 

AP

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians...

A look at what's happening around the majors today:___GUARDIANS OF THE GAME...

 2021-07-24 07:59 

Reuters

Olympics-Athletics-Kenyan sprinters looking to change perceptions...

Two Kenyan 100 metre runners breaking new ground at the Tokyo Olympics are hoping to change perceptions that the country, known for its dominance in middle and long-distance running, cannot challenge for medals in the sprints....

 2021-07-24 07:59 

AP

Friday's Sports In Brief...

BASEBALLCLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures t......

 2021-07-24 07:59 

AP

AP PHOTOS: At Olympics opening, zooming in on the outfits...

TOKYO (AP) — Olympics opening ceremonies generally focus on going big. They love to use grandeur and pomp and big visuals — fireworks, acrobatics, athletes marching en masse, choreography that's mo......

 2021-07-24 07:58 

Reuters

Olympics-Rowing-Tokyo comeback comes into focus for twice champion Glover...

Twice Olympic champion Helen Glover's remarkable comeback kept rolling on Saturday as she advanced to the women's pairs semi-final years after having stepped away from the sport....

 2021-07-24 07:57 

Reuters

Olympics-Gymnastics-Reign of Japan's 'King Kohei' Uchimura comes to an end...

The reign of Japan's "King Kohei" Uchimura, two-time Olympics all-around champion and holder of seven Olympic medals, came to an abrupt end on Saturday when he failed to qualify for the apparatus final, closing his storied Olympic career....

 2021-07-24 07:52 

Reuters

U.S. trade agency drops tariff threat against Vietnam over currency practices...

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it had determined that no tariff action against Vietnam was warranted after its central bank agreed with the U.S. Treasury not to manipulate its currency for an export advantage....

 2021-07-24 07:52 

Reuters

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 organisers add to speculation over comeback for scandal-hit Mori...

Tokyo 2020 organisers added to speculation that scandal-hit former chief Yoshiro Mori could return as an honorary adviser on Saturday when they stopped short of dismissing a report about his comeback....

 2021-07-24 07:50 

Reuters

Olympics-Athletics-Kenyan sprinters looking to change perceptions...

Two Kenyan 100 metre runners breaking new ground at the Tokyo Olympics are hoping to change perceptions that the country, known for its dominance in middle and long-distance running, cannot challenge for medals in the sprints....

 2021-07-24 07:49 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-U.S. trade agency drops tariff threat against Vietnam over currency practices...

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it had determined that no tariff action against Vietnam was warranted after its central bank agreed with the U.S. Treasury not to manipulate its currency for an export advantage....

 2021-07-24 07:29 

AP

Osterman pitches US softball over Mexico 2-0 for 3-0 start...

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Cat Osterman pitched shutout ball for the second time in four days, Ali Aguilar hit a tiebreaking, two-run single and the top-ranked United States beat No. 5 Mexico 2-0 Satur......

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