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Top 10 medal-winning moments from Rio

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The U.S. Olympic team came away with 121 medals during the Rio games that concluded on Sunday. Among those were 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. They won golds in 14 different sports that included ending long droughts in certain events. Of the 121 medals, 77 came from swimming, track and field and gymnastics. Some of the medal-winning performances stand out among some of the others. At the risk of slighting medal-winning performances, here is this observer’s top 10…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion, British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah won the 5K and 10K in London four years ago. South Africa’s Caster Semenya has dominated the 800 meters…

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What to watch at Rio games on Friday

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Day 14 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, wrestling, boxing, platform diving and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD A day after winning another gold in the 200 meters, Usain Bolt will appear in what he’s said will be his final Olympic race. He’ll look to add to his medal stash as part of the Jamaican team in the 4×100 relay finals at 10:35 p.m. Bolt and Jamaica…

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Sole Russian track athlete banned from Rio, quickly appeals

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The IAAF said Saturday it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling. The eligibility of long jumper Darya Klishina was revoked by the IAAF based on new information it received last week, spokesman Yannis Nikolaou told The Associated Press. He would not specify what the new information is or who delivered it. Klishina, a former European indoor champion, previously was the only one of 68 Russians allowed to…

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