National Sports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Amid a continuing nuclear standoff and virtually no interactions between each country politically, some North and South Koreans are making an exception — among their athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The countries' interactions in Rio began when...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As coach Ben Ryan savored Fiji's wildly popular gold-medal rugby success at the Rio Olympics, a smidgen of doubt disrupted his celebration. Could he just walk away from this? Really? Three years after being hired by Fiji to get its sevens team in shipshape...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 3:35 a.m. Chinese officials say a female Chinese swimmer has tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics — the first competitor in the sport to fail a test...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement. With her victory in the 100-meter freestyle, she became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. The 20-year-old Manuel...
The latest Olympic hero for China is not even a gold medalist. Fu Yuanhui is popular for simply being herself — unafraid to show her unfiltered, wacky facial expressions and candid words. Her smile lit up the deck as she took a victory lap with the bronze medal around her neck...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dance parties. Dark chocolate. Calls to mom. All are helping Missy Franklin cope with an Olympics gone wrong. A huge star at the London Games four years ago, Franklin was one of the biggest U.S. disappointments in Rio de Janeiro — an inexplicable fall she's...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Chinese swimmer has tested positive for banned substances at the Rio Olympics, becoming the first competitor in the sport to fail a test at the games. The Chinese Swimming Association said Chen Xinyi tested positive for the substance without providing...
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo finished celebrating, retreated to the clubhouse and reminded his Chicago Cubs teammates that they've now won games in their last at-bat on a wild pitch, a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded walk. It's been that kind of season. Rizzo drew a walk from...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World's Fastest Man has been paying attention to the world's fastest women in the run-up to the Olympics. While the men have been taking the 100 meters at a leisurely pace this year — or, in the case of Usain Bolt, barely at all — the women have been...