Olympic games

A woman leans over to view the cityscape of Tokyo at Sky Circus Sunshine 60 observatory Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 12, 2019 - 2:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo is a gigantic concrete jungle built on layers of tradition and culture. It's difficult to grasp the enormity of Japan's capital in just a few days. One way to gain some perspective on the complex city is to get above it — way above it. Skip the sidewalks and subways and take an...
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Rick Pitino the new coach of the Greek national basketball team answers to a question during a press conference in Athens, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The 67-year-old American has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead its effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 11, 2019 - 11:10 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for...
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Oregon's Minyon Moore, left, is fouled while going to the basket by United States' Sylvia Fowles during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 09, 2019 - 10:57 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon did something that few teams have done in the last two decades — beat the U.S. women's national team. Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Ducks to the stunning 93-86 victory Saturday in an exhibition game. It was only the...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016, file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations. It’s part of a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday, Nov. 8, 2019 and go into effect in January. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
November 08, 2019 - 4:25 pm
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations in a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday and go into effect in January. They come with Congress...
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England's Jill Scott speaks during the press conference at Wembley Stadium, London, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. Returning to play at Wembley Stadium for a third time is a chance for Jill Scott to reflect. Scott using another visit by Germany on Saturday to bask in the advances in women’s soccer in England. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Returning to play at Wembley Stadium for a third time is a chance for England midfielder Jill Scott to reflect. But not so much on her experience five years ago against Germany. "I remember coming on," Scott said, "and missing a sitter." The 32-year-old Scott will instead use the...
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November 08, 2019 - 8:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead its effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Greek basketball federation says Pitino will be officially presented on Monday, when details of his agreement will be announced. The 67-year-old...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott, World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, speaks at a news conference following the agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta One of her proudest accomplishments was getting an athlete charter of rights approved and into the WADA code book. That happened Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, the last day of her term as chair. “My hope is that going forward, voices that challenge or dissent will be heard and taken into consideration rather than undermined or dismissed,” Scott said in her speech. “And my hope is that going forward, balance and independence will be restored to these tables, so that all interests and priorities here are aligned with equality of opportunity and fairness, rather than the business of sport.”. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 08, 2019 - 2:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The only reason Beckie Scott's going-away speech to the World Anti-Doping Agency wasn't her finest moment was because of all that led up to it. Bruised, berated and criticized by some colleagues over a six-year tenure at the worldwide drug-fighting agency, the head of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, tourists walk with their luggage past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Frustrated residents of Japan got another shot at attending next year’s Tokyo Olympics when organizers on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, put about 1 million more tickets into the latest lottery. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 08, 2019 - 2:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Frustrated residents of Japan will get another shot at attending next year's Tokyo Olympics when organizers on Friday put more than 1 million tickets into the latest lottery. Tokyo has generated unprecedented ticket demand inside and outside Japan. Organizers say 3.57 million tickets...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2019, photo, Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show "Giovanna d'Arco" in Madrid, Spain. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee says opera legend Domingo has said he won’t perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
November 08, 2019 - 2:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. The committee said in a statement that Domingo has decided not to perform at an event scheduled for April that was meant to bring...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A former Cuban Olympic wrestling champion and pro mixed-martial arts fighter has been convicted of helping to arrange the killing of a South Florida interior designer. The Miami Herald reports 48-year-old Alexis Vila Perdomo was found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder. He...
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