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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...

Olympic athletes confront mental health challenges

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Sam Mikulak felt frantic. The American gymnast had his training disrupted by COVID-19, and the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021. ...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang...

Novak Djokovic ’50-50′ on whether to play at Tokyo Olympics

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WIMBLEDON, England — Even with a chance to complete a so-called “Golden Slam,” Novak Djokovic isn't sure he'll be playing at the Tokyo Olympics....

Osaka returns to spotlight on red carpet at The ESPYS

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Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the...

Tokyo Olympics: Spectators also barred from outlying venues

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TOKYO — Two more prefectures outside the immediate Tokyo area have decided to bar fans from attending Olympic events because of rising coronavirus infections,...

Cuban-born Yarisel Ramirez named 10th US boxer for Tokyo

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LAS VEGAS — Featherweight Yarisel Ramirez was added to the Tokyo Olympics boxing tournament Saturday, becoming the 10th member of the U.S. team to...

US adds to blacklist in China’s abuses of Muslim minorities

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration added 14 Chinese companies to a trade blacklist on Friday over their alleged role in that country's abuses of...

Hashimoto: Tokyo Paralympics could still see some fans

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TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers are holding out hope that the Paralympic Games might allow some fans. ...

China’s auto sales up 27% in 2021, but hurt by chip shortage

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BEIJING — China’s auto sales rose 27% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier but still were below pre-pandemic levels, and...