RIO DE JANEIRO -- The United States women'sbasketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest...
RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the...
RIO DE JANEIRO—Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 meters relay crown on Friday. Two days before his 30th birthday, Bolt ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans won in 37.27 seconds to add the relay gold to the 100 meters and 200 meters titles he had won for a third straight Olympics.
BATON ROUGE, La.—U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate arrived in the flood-damaged city of Baton Rouge on Friday, Aug. 19, but the state's Democratic governor advised against touring areas affected by recent deadly rains. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' office said Trump had not called to discuss plans for his visit, but that the New York businessman was welcome to volunteer or make a sizable donation towards helping victims.
MIAMI/RIO DE JANEIRO—Two U.S. swimmers accused of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games landed in Miami from Brazil early on Friday, Aug. 20, a Reuters witness said. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were moved to business class and covered themselves to avoid the media during an overnight flight, after they were jeered leaving the Rio airport. Ryan Lochte, the most outspoken about the alleged robbery, is already in the United States and Jimmy Feigen was still in Brazil hoping to secure the release of his passport.
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Lochte has finally broken his silence, apologizing for his "behavior" in Rio following police claims that he and fellow U.S. swimmers James Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint. In a statement posted on Twitter and Instagram, the Olympic medalist says he's sorry "for not being more careful and candid" when explaining what happened during the alleged robbery last weekend.
NEW ORLEANS—Former National Football League star Darren Sharper was sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 18, to 18 years in federal prison in a case stemming from accusations that he drugged and raped women in four states while working as a television analyst. Sharper, 40, who retired from the NFL in 2011 after helping lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl championship, had pleaded guilty in federal court in Louisiana in May 2015 to distributing controlled substances to three unsuspecting women and then having sex with them while they were incapacitated.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Dillon Gee pitched a season-high seven innings, and hot-hitting Alex Gordon belted a grand slam as the Kansas City Royals won their fifth straight, topping the Minnesota Twins 8-1 Thursday night. Gee (5-6) gave up one run on five hits, four of them singles. He walked one and struck out seven, matching his career high. He claimed his first victory as a starter since May 31. In the past four games, the Royals have allowed one run in each—all on solo home runs.
RIO DE JANEIRO—The incomparable Usain Bolt powered his way around the Rio track to win the Olympic 200 meters gold for the third straight Games in 19.78 seconds on Thursday and remain on course for an extraordinary "triple-triple" of sprint titles. The Jamaican simply laid waste to the best of the rest in the sprinting world to win his eighth track gold medal in what he has said will be his last individual race at the Olympics before his retirement next year.
NEW YORK—A potential witness in the New York City shooting deaths of a Muslim cleric and his assistant picked out someone during a police lineup who was not the suspect now facing murder charges, a prosecutor said on Thursday, Aug. 18. Assistant District Attorney Peter McCormack said during a court appearance in the borough of Queens that the potential witness identified a "filler" from the lineup.