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The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

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Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone else, again. And then he said farewell, also again. Usain Bolt kissed the finish line good-bye after enhancing his Olympic legacy. Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky delivered under the burden of enormous expectations. Two strangers went from rivals to forever linked by a display of kindness, an entire nation seemed to celebrate a tennis match, and a gold medalist scampered home to avoid legal issues after a robbery story unraveled. The Rio de…

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Ryan Lochte describes robbery by armed men in Rio

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The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 3 p.m. Ryan Lochte says armed robbers posing as policemen put a gun to his head and took his money in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte described the late-night encounter to NBC’s “Today” show. The U.S. swimmer, who won gold in the 4×200 relay at the Rio Games, says armed men came out with a badge and pulled a taxi carrying him and three other American swimmers over. Lochte…

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Missy Franklin not in freestyle relay final

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The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 9:40 p.m. If Missy Franklin is going to claim her first swimming medal of the Rio Olympics, it will have to come while she’s on dry land. Franklin competed in the preliminaries of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, but her time wasn’t fast enough for the coaches to give her a spot in the evening final. Allison Schmitt posted what was by far the fastest split time…

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Gray skies and green water at the Rio de Janeiro Games

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Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sun-splashed Rio Games gave way to gray clouds and murky green waters. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics were drenched in rain and continued questions about why the diving well and water polo pools look so much like neglected aquariums. The third day of the men’s water polo tournament began in green-tinged water, though not nearly as dark as the neighboring diving well at the aquatics center. It was crystal blue the day…

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