Olympics

French Open champion Krejcikova makes Prague Open 2nd round

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PRAGUE — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova advanced to the second round of the Prague Open by beating qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-2, 6-3 on...

Minnesota enters Olympic break riding 7-game winning streak

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NEW YORK — No team has been playing better than Minnesota the past few weeks as the WNBA enters its month-long Olympic break. ...

USA Basketball falls again, this time 91-83 to Australia

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LAS VEGAS — These games don’t count. Right now, that is the only saving grace for USA Basketball. ...

Britain’s Johanna Konta to miss Olympics due to COVID-19

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LONDON — Johanna Konta of Britain won't compete at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, she said Tuesday, after being dropped from...

IOC president quickly corrects slip up in Olympic pep talk

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TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week with the pandemic-postponed...

Mewis sisters set to share field in Tokyo, hope to win gold

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There was a time when Kristie Mewis realized her soccer career wasn't quite headed in the direction she hoped. ...

4 US, UK Olympic contractors arrested for alleged drug use

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TOKYO — Four U.S. and British men working for a power company contracted for the Olympics were arrested on suspicion of using cocaine, officials...

Sagan has surgery less than 2 weeks before Olympic road race

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Three-time world champion Peter Sagan had surgery Monday to treat an infection in his right knee that occurred following a crash at the Tour...

Nigeria impresses again, tops Argentina 94-71 in tuneup game

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LAS VEGAS — Nigeria followed up its win over the United States with another impressive statement. ...

US heavy favorite to win 7th straight gold in women’s hoops

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: The United States won its sixth consecutive gold medal in women's basketball with arguably the best team ever assembled. The Americans...