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Russian Sports Minister Outraged at Last-Minute Ban of Darya Klishina

Russia's top sports official voiced outrage over the last-minute ban of Darya Klishina, the sole Russian track and field athlete who had been allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Monica Puig Wins Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Olympic Gold

Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in women’s singles tennis.

Rio 2016: Russians Miss Their Tea, Borscht, and Metal Spoons

Russia’s stay in Rio has not exactly been a smooth one. Competitors have taunted its star swimmer, an official was mugged in Ipanema, and someone twice took down the Russian flag on a synchronized swimmer’s Olympic Village door.

Report: Chinese Swimmer Chen Xinyi Fails Doping Test

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi failed an in-competition doping test at the Rio Olympics, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday, citing the Chinese Swimming Association.

Carmelo Anthony Thrives in the Olympic Setting

As the Rio Olympics unfold, a new story is replacing the disappointment: Carmelo Anthony might be the greatest national team player ever.

Yulia Efimova’s Defense for Competing: Michael Phelps

Embattled Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova made her case for doping offenders like her being able to compete in the Olympics by pointing to Thursday night’s biggest star: Michael Phelps.

Unofficial Olympic Commentator Leslie Jones Now Commentates From Brazil

After Leslie Jones's observations went viral on social media, NBC execs invited her to be a last-minute addition to their Olympics monolith.

Rio 2016: Judoka Kayla Harrison Seeks to Defend Her Olympic Title

U.S. judoka Kayla Harrison, who won gold in London in 2012, is looking to repeat in the 78 kg weight class at Rio’s Olympic Park on Thursday.

Rio 2016: Virginia Thrasher Aims to Win Another Gold in Shooting

Virginia Thrasher will seek to become only the second American ever to win two gold medals in shooting at the same Olympic Games.

Bullet Found at Olympic Equestrian Center From Military Operation, Officials Say

For the second time in four days, a bullet was found in the Olympic Equestrian Center Wednesday morning, which Brazilian officials said came from a military operation in a nearby neighborhood.

Rio 2016: Keeping the Peace Between Brazilian and Argentine Fans

Olympic organizers are racing to pacify a potentially explosive rivalry between host nation Brazil and its southern neighbor Argentina.

Play Ball? Tim Tebow Is Giving Baseball a Shot

The college football superstar who causes a frenzy few professional athletes can match, expects to work out for Major League Baseball teams within the next month.

Can the U.S. Break Up China’s Run of Diving Dominance?

David Boudia, who won the sole U.S. diving gold in London, vies for another medal Monday afternoon in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform.

Bolt’s First Opponent at the Rio Olympics: Boredom

Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican track team have been in Rio since July 27 with little to do but practice and sleep.

Rome Makes Push for 2024 Games

As the Rio Games got underway, a high-profile Italian delegation was busy with its own kind of challenge: convincing the International Olympic Committee that it would be a good idea for Rome to host the 2024 Olympics.

Good News for Oklahoma City: Russell Westbrook Re-Ups With the Thunder

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At Rio Olympics, It’s ‘Pokémon No’ for Athletes

For athletes and other visitors caught up in the wave, not having access to the mobile game is just one more knock against an Olympics plagued by construction delays, Zika virus worries and polluted water.

Chris Sale Isn’t a Fan of Throwback Jerseys

White Sox ace Chris Sale didn't like the team's throwback jersey. As a result, he cut them up in protest.

U.S. Hurdler, Who’s Not Going to Rio, Breaks World Record

Kendra Harrison breaks 23-year-old record while Usain Bolt returns to action in London meet

NBA and WNBA Diverge at a Political Crossroads

While the NBA moves All-Star Game from Charlotte, the stars of the WNBA experience what’s at risk by speaking up in a time of crisis

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