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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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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go at it one last time

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Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes’ village. There’s an ongoing card game in their suite, and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. It’ll be all business on Thursday night. They’ll race against each other for the final time in the 200-meter individual medley, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history. The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event. Phelps and Lochte…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Thursday

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Day 6 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, rugby, track cycling, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS American Simone Biles heads into the women’s individual all-around starting at 4 p.m. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Aly Raisman, who also shared in the U.S. team gold Tuesday, is in Biles’ rotation. The two start on the vault. Keep an eye on Biles’ floor routine:…

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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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What to watch at the Rio games on Wednesday

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Day 5 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, judo, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING A day after Michael Phelps won his 20th and 21st golds, he and Ryan Lochte will be looking to get to the semifinals in the men’s 200-meter individual medleys. Phelps took first Tuesday night in the 200-meter butterfly and later teamed with Lochte as half of the gold medal winning 4×200 meter freestyle relay team.…

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Gator Olympic swimmers are two vastly different people

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Two U.S. men’s swimmers with ties to the University of Florida are both in the pool on Wednesday. That is about where the similarities end. Calaeb Dressel, the Gator junior, is out to win his second medal of the games. On Sunday night he was part of the gold medal-winning USA freestyle relay team. Ryan Lochte has won five gold medals spanning three prior Olympiads. The 32-year-old Lochte is a 2007 Florida graduate. The coverage surrounding Dressel describes a humble,…

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