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Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:23 PM CDT

US Women's Gymnastics Team Hopes to Make History

US Women's Gymnastics Team Hopes to Make History

Only five women have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the gymnastics competition in Rio. Earning that spot can be like stepping in to a new family.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:19 PM CDT

Simone Biles' Career Soars to Record-Breaking Heights

Simone Biles' Career Soars to Record-Breaking Heights

Three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles has changed the standards in her numbers-driven sport. Her career is adding up to be one of the greatest in gymnastics history.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM CDT

In Women's Rowing, the US has a New Great Eight

In Women's Rowing, the US has a New Great Eight

U.S. Women’s Eights Rowing team boasts a dynasty of 10 straight World Championship or Olympic titles heading into the August 8 start of competition in Rio.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:47 AM CDT

USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed

USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed

American athletes will walk into the Maracana stadium for the Olympic opening ceremony next week following the light on their flag bearer's jacket.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 07:32 AM CDT

NCAA Medal Count: How We're Keeping Track

NCAA Medal Count: How We're Keeping Track

Michigan-Ohio State. Auburn-Alabama. USC-UCLA. To sports fans from these schools, the mention of the rivalry gets the blood boiling. And the hatred extends beyond football. This summer, it will extend all...

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Chinese Table Tennis Domination Leads to Exodus of Talent

Chinese Table Tennis Domination Leads to Exodus of Talent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top female table tennis player, China-born Jeon Ji-hee, has an easy explanation for why she had to leave her homeland to compete in the game she loves.

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American Women Trump Men in Medal Pursuit at Rio Olympics

American Women Trump Men in Medal Pursuit at Rio Olympics

The image of sprightly gymnasts tumbling across a balance beam has always drawn American viewers during the Olympics, just like pictures of bikini-clad beach volleyball players going for gold.

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Irving Helps U.S. to Ugly 80-45 Win Over Venezuela

Irving Helps U.S. to Ugly 80-45 Win Over Venezuela

CHICAGO (AP) — Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front.

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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Overwhelms Canada 83-43

U.S. Women's Basketball Team Overwhelms Canada 83-43

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

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Phillips Helps Australia Beat France 76-67

Phillips Helps Australia Beat France 76-67

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Erin Phillips scored 20 points and Liz Cambage added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Australia beat France 76-67 on Friday night.

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