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What to watch at the Rio games on Monday

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Day 10 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, boxing, cycling, marathon swimming, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD World champion Allyson Felix will be going for her fifth career Olympic gold medal when she runs in the women’s 400-meter final. Felix won her heat in the semifinals on Sunday in a season-best 49.67 seconds, the fastest time in the field. She is running only in the…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Sunday

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Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD The title of world’s fastest man goes on the block when Jamaican Usain Bolt, American Justin Gatlin and the other sprinters take to the track. The 100 meter final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m. Bolt won his first heat of…

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Time to start talking about Simone Biles as the best ever

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The first one was for the team. This one was a little more personal. The next three for Simone Biles could be for the record books. Where to start judging Biles after her romp to gold in the gymnastics all around? Perhaps by beginning the conversation with talk about the best in history. She already owns three world championships, and now has two Olympic golds. Before an appreciative crowd Thursday at the Olympic gymnastics arena, she capped off her latest…

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Super Simone! Biles soars to Olympic all-around gold

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Forget the pressure. Forget the hype. Simone Biles is immune to all of it. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. And now, finally, an Olympic champion. The 19-year-old American soared to the all-around title on Thursday, putting the gap between herself and the rest of the world on full display under the Olympic spotlight. Her total of 62.198 was well clear of silver medalist and “Final Five” teammate Aly Raisman and Russian bronze medalist…

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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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Without a ’10,’ perfection is a tough task in gymnastics

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Without it, Nadia Comaneci is just another gold-medal winning gymnast from Eastern Europe. The Perfect 10 made the Romanian superstar more than a champion. It made her a legend. Yet four decades after her barrier-shattering uneven bars routine in Montreal — the one that ended with Comaneci and coach Bela Karolyi initially staring at the scoreboard in confusion when it read 1.00 because it wasn’t outfitted to put up the first 10.0 in Olympic history — perfection is harder to…

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