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Milestone medals in pool, 100-meter dash on tap at Olympics

TOKYO — (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before the race to determine the fastest man in the world took center stage. Dressel won two more gold medals on Sunday to give him five in the Tokyo Olympics, winning the 50-meter freestyle and putting the Americans ahead to stay in the 4x100 medley relay on their way to a world record.
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Olympics Latest: Czech pair wins tennis mixed doubles

TOKYO — (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. The top-seeded Czech team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova has won gold in women’s doubles at the Tokyo Games. The Czechs beat the...
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Burkina Faso sees more child soldiers as jihadi attacks rise

DORI, Burkina Faso — (AP) — Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children. Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted “Allahu akbar,” as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region. Some were so young they couldn’t even pronounce the words, Arabic for “God is great,” said the 43-year-old mother.
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EXPLAINER: The tech behind Tokyo Olympics' fast track

TOKYO — (AP) — The Jamaican sprinter and her Olympic-record time captured everyone's attention. What's under foot, though, might have been a factor when Elaine Thompson-Herah broke a 33-year-old Olympic record in the women's 100 meters. It's shaping up as a fast track surface at Olympic Stadium. Runners are certainly...
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Olympics Latest: 6 banished for breaking COVID rules

TOKYO — (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. Tokyo Olympics organizers say they have banished six people, including two silver medalists from the country of Georgia, for breaking rules designed to protect against COVID-19 cases.
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Simone Biles opts out of floor exercise final at Olympics

TOKYO — (AP) — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise. USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Rio de Janeiro and placed second in qualifying last week. Jennifer Gadirova of...
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I-40 bridge linking Arkansas, Tennessee re-opened

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (AP) — Authorities on Saturday night reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in May. The Hernando DeSoto Bridge, a key artery for U.S. commerce, reopened to the public for eastbound traffic,...
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White Sox rookie Zavala hits 3 HRs; Indians rally, win 12-11

CHICAGO — (AP) — White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night. Austin Hedges, Owen Miller and Amed Rosario homered to help Cleveland overcome a five-run deficit. Zavala...