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Tokyo Olympics while you were sleeping: USWNT wins bronze medal; relay becomes 'clown show'
The U.S. women's national soccer team secured bronze. The U.S. men's basketball team advanced to the gold medal game. And Carl Lewis went off.
USWNT gets its bronze medal as Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe each score twice in likely international finale
Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe each score two goals in what is likely their last major international match, and the U.S. beats Australia for the bronze.      
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Opinion: Max Scherzer lives up to the hype, helps Dodgers defeat Houston Astros in LA debut
Max Scherzer lived up to the hype as he made his Los Angeles Dodgers debut in a win over the Houston Astros at sold out Dodger Stadium.      
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American boxer Duke Ragan loses men's featherweight gold medal bout, takes silver
Duke Ragan lost to Russian Albert Batyrgaziev by split decision, 3-2, in the featherweight division final at the Tokyo Games.      
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Carl Lewis on US men's 4x100-meter relay failure: It was a 'clown show' that was 'totally avoidable'
Carl Lewis watched the relay from his Houston home and couldn't contain his frustration. 'It's so disheartening," he told USA TODAY Sports.      
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USA's top beach volleyball duo, April Ross-Alix Klineman, took a risk. Now they'll win Olympic medal
April Ross has two Olympic medals but was looking for a new partner in 2017. With Alix Klineman, Ross is poised to win silver or gold in Tokyo.      
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Winter Olympic medalist Ayumu Hiran challenges himself to compete in skateboarding in Tokyo
With the Games coming to Tokyo, Ayumu Hirano - a two-time Olympic halfpipe silver medalist - sought the challenge of competing in skateboarding.      
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American Ryan Crouser sets Olympic shot put record three times to win gold; US takes silver, too
Ryan Crouser broke the Olympic record three times in the shot put final and won the first gold medal for the U.S. men in track and field.      
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Carl Lewis rips U.S. men's 4x100-meter relay team after failing to make finals: 'Worse than the AAU kids I saw'
Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis ripped the U.S. men's 4x100-meter relay team after they finished sixth in their heat and failed to make the final.      
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: Beach volleyball 'A Team' kicks off big day for Team USA squads
April Ross and Alix Klineman will play for gold in beach volleyball, while the USWNT takes on Australia for bronze in soccer and the U.S. men's basketball team looks for a spot in the gold medal game.
Tokyo Olympics live updates: Big day for Team USA squads; men's track and field look for first gold medal
While the USWNT plays for bronze in soccer, U.S. men's basketball, women's water polo and baseball will play for gold medal game spots in Tokyo.
Chasing Gold: Americans win gold and silver in 400 hurdles; trio of sports reach semifinals
Multiple U.S. teams made the semifinals for their events Wednesday in Tokyo and a world record was broken in the women's 400 meter hurdle
Who are winners and losers during NBA free agent frenzy? And who gets incomplete grades?
Lakers added triple-double threat Russell Westbrook, Heat add Kyle Lowry and Bulls upgrade their roster. The Pelicans are the biggest losers so far.
NFL Players Association to ask NFL for increased COVID-19 testing of vaccinated players, staffers
The NFLPA said that more frequent testing of vaccinated players was part of the "best possible defense" against the spread of COVID-19.
Aric Almirola identifies the most challenging aspect of NASCAR playoffs
NASCAR driver Aric Almirola breaks down the most difficult part of the NASCAR playoffs.
Tokyo Olympics schedule: Team USA faces Australia in men's basketball semifinals on Day 13
The U.S. men's basketball team will take on an Australian team it lost to one month ago in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics.
Climbing to the top: Sport climbing makes its Olympics debut at Tokyo Games
Sport climbing makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics as athletes attempt to take their competition to new heights.
'It's not easy:' U.S. men's track and field team still in search of first gold medal at Olympics
After six days of competition, the U.S. men's track and field team has won four silver medals, one bronze and no golds.
Artistic swimming dazzles with strength and grace at Tokyo Olympic Games
The competitors in artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming, displayed beauty and grace while competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Raising the bar: Olympic athletes break world records at Tokyo Games
Speed, agility and focus have helped athletes break world records at the Tokyo Olympics. Here are the Olympians raising the bar in their sports.
Georgian weightlifter breaks three world records, lifts nearly 1,100 pounds at Olympics
Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia defended his Rio Olympic title and set three world records. "One of my goals to set as many records as possible," he said.
'Damn, this is elite': Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reveals details of Jordan Brand partnership
Dak Prescott will be among an elite few NFL players to rep the Jordan Brand starting this season, and the Cowboys QB has big plans.
Opinion: Allyson Felix, Quanera Hayes representing all the moms in 400-meter final
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix qualified for her sixth individual final, finishing second in her 400-meter semifinal heat in Tokyo.
Canada's Andre de Grasse wins 200 meters, beating Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles at Olympics
Canada's Andre de Grasse surprised in the 200-meter dash, beating three Americans, including Noah Lyles and Kenneth Bednarek.
Playing in Japanese league team's home park, ex-Yankee Tyler Austin rakes for U.S. at Olympics
Team USA Baseball's Tyler Austin feels at home playing in Olympics. He's been playing in Japan for the last two seasons with the Yokohama BayStars.
Opinion: Simone Biles didn't win any golds in Tokyo but still enhanced her legacy
Simone Biles had already cemented her status as the best gymnast in history with her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She added to it in Tokyo.      
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Opinion: How Richard Torrez Jr. can end a long American drought in Olympic boxing
Super heavyweight fighter Richard Torrez Jr. has a chance to become the first American man to win boxing gold since 2004.      
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'Losing gets their attention:' US women's basketball team rolls over Australia and into semis
After losing to Australia in a pre-Olympic exhibition match, the U.S. women's basketball team wins 79-55 in a quarterfinal.      
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Opinion: Taunted and booed relentlessly, Houston Astros get last laugh at Dodger Stadium
The Houston Astros were viciously booed and taunted Tuesday night, but in the end they get the final laugh at Dodger Stadium.      
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: US women's basketball team cruises into semis, Sydney McLaughlin sets world record
Team USA women's basketball moves on to the semis. Sydney McLaughlin edges fellow American Dalilah Muhammad for gold, breaking her own world record.      
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