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What to watch at the Rio Olympic games on Tuesday

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Day 4 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS It’s show time for the U.S women’s team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, which are led by Martha Karolyi. How difficult will…

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Stinging criticism: Brazilians taunt U.S. athletes over Zika

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After months of dire predictions from abroad about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, some Brazilian fans are doing some stinging of their own: They’re booing U.S. athletes and taunting them over the fears that kept some competitors at home. From the beach volleyball arena to the soccer stadium, boisterous Brazilian fans are having fun with what had been one of the biggest concerns heading into South America’s first Olympics. The mockery began during the first game by the U.S. women’s soccer…

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Hope Solo comes up big; US beats France, 1-0

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Hope Solo was unaffected by the Brazilian boos as she made her 200th international appearance. Solo came up big as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal for the Americans. Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach the 200-cap mark in international play. She also became just the 11th U.S. player to reach that number of appearances. Despite the milestone, Solo…

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Former Gator Abby Wambach is a living legend

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If the World Cup in soccer is underway and few know about it, then it must be the women’s version. Too bad, because they play a solid, entertaining game. They also provide the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), world soccer’s governing body, a respite from all of the recent scandals involving bribes and misconduct involving the men’s World Cup. No one was doling out millions to bring the women’s tournament to Canada this year. For Americans merely wishing to wave the flag, the…

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