US men’s basketball bounces back from Olympic-opening loss, routs Iran 120-66

The U.S. not only bounced back with a win but did it in a Dream Team-type performance. SAITAMA, Japan — The U.S. basketball team got back to winning — and winning easily. Damian Lillard scored 21 points and the Americans rebounded from an opening loss with their first victory of these Olympics, romping past Iran … Read more

Simone Biles withdraws from Olympics individual all-around competition

Jade Carey will replace Simone Biles in the Olympic individual all-around on Thursday. TOKYO, Japan — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The … Read more

No, Simone Biles did not attempt her new vault before leaving the Olympics team final

Simone Biles was not able to complete her vault as planned in the women’s team final. It was not the same vault that she has been teasing since last year. The vault Simone Biles attempted before she withdrew from the women’s team gymnastics final Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics was not the new one that she was … Read more

Katie Ledecky wins first-ever Olympic gold in 1500 freestyle

About an hour after finishing fifth in the 200-meter freestyle, Ledecky held off teammate Erica Sullivan to win the metric mile in 15 minutes, 37.34 seconds. TOKYO, Japan — Katie Ledecky has finally collected her first gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Ledecky has won the 1,500-meter freestyle, which made its Olympic debut for women … Read more

Social media rallies around Simone Biles after team finals exit

Social media was quickly flooded with posts supporting Simone Biles, after the 24-year-old gymnastics star withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team finals. WASHINGTON — Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles withdrew from team finals at the Tokyo Games after a startling moment early in the competition.  USA Gymnastics said in a statement that Biles has “withdrawn … Read more

Will Simone Biles compete in the Olympics all-around individual final?

Biles, considered the greatest gymnast of all time, is trying to become the first woman to win back-to-back all-around titles in more than 50 years. WASHINGTON — Following American Simone Biles’ surprise withdrawal from the women’s gymnastics teams final, one of the big questions that remained was whether the six-time Olympic medalist would compete in … Read more

Olympic champion Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

Biles spent the final three rotations serving as head cheerleader while Grace McCallum, Sunisa Lee and Jordan Chiles carried on without her. TOKYO, Japan — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was … Read more

US equestrian team: For Lyle, the trail to silver went through Idaho

The equestrian rider who trained in Idaho will go for another medal Wednesday, in the individual final. TOKYO, Japan — The first member of Team Idaho to compete at the Tokyo Olympics claimed her first-ever Olympic medal early Tuesday morning. Equestrian Adrienne Lyle, who once lived and trained in Ketchum, helped the U.S. Equestrian Team … Read more

What Simone Biles posted online before gymnastics team finals

One day before withdrawing from the gymnastics team finals, Simone Biles opened up on social media about the pressures of Olympic competition. WASHINGTON — Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles opened up on social media about the pressures of competing in the Tokyo Olympics, just one day before having to withdraw from the team finals … Read more

US advances to quarterfinals after 0-0 draw with Australia

The Americans are looking to win a fifth Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. KASHIMA, SAGA, Saga — The United States did what was necessary to advance at the Tokyo Olympics, it just wasn’t exactly the high-flying offensive juggernaut that the Americans are known for. The U.S. women made it through to the quarterfinals of the … Read more

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