Olympic games

Houston Rockets' James Harden celebrates his three-point basket during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Saitama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 08, 2019 - 6:25 am
When James Harden's night was over, defense got easier for the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Raptors — in their first game since winning the NBA Finals — rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 134-129 in Tokyo on Tuesday to open...
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Dalilah Muhammad, left, of the United States, finishes ahead of Sydney Mclaughlin, right, of the United States, to win the the women's 400 meter hurdles final and set a new world record at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2019 - 12:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles Friday night, circling in 52.16 seconds at world championships to top the mark she set earlier this year by .04 seconds. The late-blooming 29-year-old, who didn't have a sponsor or a spot at the London...
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Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, wins ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of Bahamas, in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file, photo, workers adjust fences at the construction site of the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. Ambet Yuson, the general secretary of the Building and Wood Workers’ International, made the request on...
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Blessing Okagbare, of Nigeria races in a women's 200 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
September 30, 2019 - 8:19 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Blessing Okagbare was disqualified from the 200 meters for a second time. Because of a mix-up by her nation's track federation, the Nigerian sprinter was initially disqualified after she didn't...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, left, and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games are displayed by the Tokyo Organizing Committee, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers said Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 they are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen ($1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents. Organizers said they were in the process of voiding the tickets but did not suggest who was involved. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
September 30, 2019 - 1:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen ($1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents. "We are consulting with the police on this matter, and if there are other cases where unauthorized...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, waves after finishing at the women's 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 28, 2019 - 11:06 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hard to miss Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track. She's the one with yellow hair . She's the one running in front, too. Fraser-Pryce turned in the top time of 10.80 seconds in the opening round of the 100 meters Saturday night at the world championships. Fraser...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:24 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The president of the IOC wants a "fresh look" at the Russian doping scandal amid allegations that critical lab data given to the World Anti-Doping Agency might have been manipulated. Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news conference before the start of the world track and field...
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September 23, 2019 - 7:17 am
Tommie Smith and John Carlos are part of the 2019 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted later this year. The sprinters were sent home from the 1968 Mexico City Games after staging a protest by raising their gloved fists on the medals stand. They were long left on the...
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September 23, 2019 - 3:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The deputy CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency says Russia has been formally asked to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory. Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that Russia has nearly three weeks to provide an account of why data...
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