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Early losses haven’t been detrimental in Olympic volleyball

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If the past two Olympics have proven anything when it comes to indoor volleyball it's the fact that slow starts are far from detrimental. ...

The U.S. women are favorites in Tokyo after upset in Brazil

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Germany won its first gold medal with a 2-1 victory over Sweden. It was quite a swan song for Germany coach...

Ready to roll: Skateboarding set to wow on Olympic debut

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TOKYO — WHAT’S NEW: Absolutely everything. Skateboarding is one of four sports making their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games, along with karate, surfing...

Surfing ready to impress at Olympic debut

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HIGLIGHTS FROM RIO: None. Surfing’s Olympic debut has been a century in the making. It was the fervent wish of Duke Kahanamoku, the...

US men seeking 4th consecutive Olympic basketball gold

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Kobe Bryant, a few months before he died, made an appearance at the Basketball World Cup in China and was asked about the future...

Veteran Alves but no Neymar as Brazil eyes soccer gold again

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Brazil winning gold lifted the footballing mood of the nation two years after a humiliating, 7-1 loss to Germany at the...

Simone’s Showcase; Biles bidding for history in Tokyo

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Simone Biles is aware of the pressure. She welcomes it. Practically invites it. Look no further than the sequined goat she's nicknamed “Goldie” that...

3 Samoan weightlifters to miss Olympics over virus concerns

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Samoan government says three home-based members of the Samoa Olympic weightlifting team will not be allowed to compete in...

Baz, Kazmir, Starling join Frazier for US Olympic baseball

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NEW YORK — Tampa Bay pitching prospect Shane Baz, 37-year-old left-hander Scott Kazmir and outfielder Bubba Starling were among 10 additions Friday to the...