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August 12, 2016 2:19 AM Michael Phelps takes gold, Ryan Lochte fails to medal in 200 IM

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Michael Phelps wasn't about to be stopped. Not even by his biggest rival. Phelps blew away Ryan Lochte -- and everyone else, for that matter -- to win his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics and 22nd career Olympic gold medal with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night. Phelps also set an Olympic record with his 15th individual 25

August 12, 2016 2:16 AM Michael Phelps Breaks 2,000-Year-Old Record For Individual Olympic Titles

Modern man rewrites ancient history. With his Thursday night victory in the 200-meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics, Phelps now has 22 of them (and perhaps counting). Enough golds to further cement his status as the most-decorated Olympian of all time and ― somehow even more impressively ― enough individual victories to break a more than 2,000-year-old 22

August 12, 2016 1:33 AM Katie Ledecky ... and Everyone Else

RIO DE JANEIRO — At her second Olympics, Katie Ledecky experienced what was for her a Games first: She touched the wall not knowing if she had won. The 200-meter freestyle was her third career individual final, and Ledecky’s margin of victory was 35-hundredths of a second, a microfraction of time virtually imperceptible to the untrained eye. When she finishes 36

August 12, 2016 12:13 AM Brazilian Forces Clash With Gangs in Rio Slums as Olympics Continue

Police are ambushed in one slum while raid is conducted in another RIO DE JANEIRO—Clashes between criminal gangs and security forces during the Olympic Games continued to simmer in pockets of Rio on Thursday, with police officers being ambushed on patrol in one large slum, while a military-style operation took place in another. The ambush took place 16

August 11, 2016 11:34 PM Simone Biles soars above the women’s gymnastics world to Olympic gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — If there’s a quibble to make with Simone Biles, it’s that she competes with such joy and such weightless effervescence that she does herself a disservice, in a way, by making gymnastics look so easy. You won’t catch her grimacing. She will never double over with exhaustion, tongue dangling, between routines. For Biles, flipping through 35

August 11, 2016 11:25 PM Australia rallies, beats Japan 92-86 in women's basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Liz Cambage scored 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Australia rallied from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Japan 92-86 and clinch the top spot in Group A heading into the medal round. Japan looked like it might join France as the only team to beat the Aussies (4-0) in the Olympics since 1996 other than the U.S. The Japanese 24

August 11, 2016 9:38 PM Rio Olympics results: Biles, Raisman, USA gymnastics win big on Day 6

U.S. gymnastics domination continued on Day 6 An exciting Day 6 for the Americans began as expected, with Simone Biles and Aly Raisman taking gold and silver, respectively, in the women's gymnastics all-around competition. The U.S. also received gold in judo, with swimming coming up tonight with Micheal Phelps and Ryan Lochte renewing their rivalry 43

August 11, 2016 8:22 PM Kayla Harrison repeats as Olympic judo champion

Four years after becoming the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, Kayla Harrison has successful defended her title. Leading up to the Rio Games, Harrison said that she has been taking time to visualize herself winning gold in Rio and "nine times out of ten" she imagined herself fighting her Brazilian rival, Mayra Aguiar. But in the semifinal 36

August 11, 2016 7:20 PM Olympics: USA handball coach says LeBron James could be world's best in 6 months

Six months is all it would take for LeBron James to be the world's best handball player There should be no question that LeBron James is the best athlete in the NBA. With his speed, athleticism and strength, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar can seemingly do it all on the court. But would James' athleticism translate to another sport? Like one of the Olympic 27

August 11, 2016 6:54 PM Rio Olympics 2016: USA Gymnastics, Simone Biles, live blog, stream, how to watch

The women are back in the gym to try and win more medals on Thursday Team USA begins its quest for another gold medal on Thursday with the women's gymnastics all-around competition. Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are looking to continue a run of dominance for the U.S. after Gabby Douglas brought home the gold in this event at the 2012 Summer 32