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Golf leaves Rio in better shape than when it arrived

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Adilson da Silva of Brazil hit the first shot that put golf back in the Olympics for the first time in more than a century. Inbee Park hit the final putt that capped off two weeks that could not have gone much better for a sport trying to make a good impression. Peter Dawson was on the first tee when it started and said he had a tear in his eye when it ended. “It exceeded my very best expectations,”…

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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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U.S. landmark nears: 1,000 Summer Olympic gold medals

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Sometime very soon, possibly even later Saturday, the United States will lay claim to its 1,000th gold medal all-time in the Summer Olympics. Officially, anyway. Keeping count of the gold total is not as exact a science as one might think. The count accepted by the U.S. Olympic Committee coming into the Rio Games was 977 gold medals, and even that was adjusted a bit in recent weeks over a debated medal from the 1904 St. Louis Games. That means…

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