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Captain America: Durant makes sure gold medal stays with US

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kevin Durant holds up his gold medal during the medal ceremony for basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) By Brian Mahoney ASSOCIATED PRESS SAITAMA, Japan — With the gold medal in jeopardy, the U.S. knew where to turn to protect it. It…

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Fowles’ Diary: Teary as she wraps U.S. career with 4th gold

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: United States’ Sylvia Fowles plays against Team WNBA during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) By Sylvia Fowles ASSOCIATED PRESS SAITAMA, Japan — What a journey, what a journey, what a journey. These last two and a half weeks here…

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Thud! Phillies win streak comes to an end in loss to Dodgers

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face after pitching during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) In the Battle of the Bullpens, the Los Angeles Dodgers pen came out on top.  By Chris Murray  For the…

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Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The United States team of Allyson Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney Mclaughlin, from left, celebrate winning the gold medal in the final of the women’s 4 x 400-meter relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO —…

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Phillies sweep Mets to take over first

August 9, 2021

In an example of how things in baseball can change on a dime, the Phillies went from 4 1/4 games behind in the National League East to being on top of the heap. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN Photos by Webster Riddick When the Phillies ended their most recent road-trip last week, they…

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Incredible Raven: Saunders lends her voice to the Olympics

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Raven Saunders, of the United States, poses with her silver medal on women’s shot put at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. During the photo op at her medals ceremony Sunday night, Saunders stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an “X’ with…

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You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Elaine Thompson-Herah, of Jamaica, wins the women’s 200-meter final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By Eddie Pells associated press TOKYO  — It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win. So long as that person’s name was Elaine. Elaine Thompson-Herah blew…

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No keeping her down: After a fall, busy Hassan gets a gold

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sifan Hassan, of the Netherlands, right, crosses the finish line ahead of Agnes Jebet Tirop, of Kenya, left, to win a heat in the women’s 5,000-meter run at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) By Eddie Pells ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Sifan Hassan pointed to…

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Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lamont Jacobs, right, of Italy, wins the men’s the 100-meter final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By Eddie Pells ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt….

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