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'I'm Not Going to Lose': Usain Bolt Confident Going Into Rio

'I'm Not Going to Lose': Usain Bolt Confident Going Into Rio

Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:10 PM EDT

Federer to Sit Out Olympics After Knee Injury

Federer to Sit Out Olympics After Knee Injury

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer will be sitting out the Rio Olympics and the rest of the 2016 season. Federer, 34, announced his decision Tuesday on Facebook, citing a knee injury and a long road to recovery.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 05:09 PM EDT

Carmelo Anthony Leads Talk With Cops and Kids

Carmelo Anthony Leads Talk With Cops and Kids

Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can't sleep anymore.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM EDT
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By Kazi Awal

Greatest College Athletes in Olympic History

Throughout history, American colleges have been well represented in the Olympics....View gallery

  • Mia Hamm, University of North Carolina
  • Mark Spitz, Indiana University
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, UCLA
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:30 AM EDT

USA Cruises to Win Over China in Olympic Tuneup

USA Cruises to Win Over China in Olympic Tuneup

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:35 PM EDT

Chris Sale Apologizes to White Sox Fans Amid Cut Jerseys Flap

Chris Sale Apologizes to White Sox Fans Amid Cut Jerseys Flap

White Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning. Sale will start Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:34 AM EDT

Golden Moment: Miracle on Ice Still Resonates 36 Years Later

Golden Moment: Miracle on Ice Still Resonates 36 Years Later

They were kids, really. Twenty in all, from places named Scituate, Massachusetts, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Their task was to represent their country in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:35 AM EDT

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Two former NCAA football stars will be running in Rio: Oregon's Devon Allen and Cal's Jahvid Best.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:53 AM EDT

Golden Moment: Jesse Owens Shines in Hitler's Germany

Golden Moment: Jesse Owens Shines in Hitler's Germany

Jesse Owens claimed four Olympic gold medals in Berlin, in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 relay and the long jump. Owens tied the world record in the 100 meters and set world records in the 200 meters...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:54 AM EDT

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

The moment has been immortalized in Olympic history. Michael Johnson, backpedaling, his arms outstretched and his mouth agape, gold sneakers — the image of a man reveling in triumph and accomplishment.

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