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Empty seats give track a decidedly blue feel

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The pools at the diving venue are green. The seats at the track stadium are blue. Blue, as in, empty. Runners and throwers played to a 60,000-seat stadium that wasn’t half full on the opening day of track at the Olympics on Friday. AP Photo/Matt Dunham The fans missed some good stuff. In the morning session, running in front of a quarter-filled stadium, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana broke the world record at 10,000 meters by more than 14 seconds. In the evening, where…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING The final day of swimming at the games will likely give us our last look at all-time record medalist Michael Phelps in an Olympic competition. While the team is not yet set, plan to see him swim in the mens’ 4×100 meter medley relay final at 11:04 p.m. He took…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Friday

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Day 7 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, track cycling, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING Will Michael Phelps add even more gold to his Olympic career? We’ll see when the men’s 100 meter butterfly finals are held Friday at 10:12 p.m. Phelps has the world and Olympic (Beijing) records in the event and qualified in the semifinals Thursday night after winning the 200 individual medley…

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