US Open: Serena Williams beaten by Karolina Pliskova, part of another tennis sister act

Czech tenth seed Karolina Pliskova has defeated Serena Williams in the US Open semifinals in a shock upset that knocks the US star from her No. 1 ranking. For her first time in her career, Pliskova goes through to the grand slam final — playing Germany’s Angelique Kerber who will replace Williams in the top spot when the new rankings ... Read More »

Ryan Lochte charged by Brazilian authorities

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged with falsely reporting a crime, Rio police said Thursday. The department’s chief has requested a letter be sent to Lochte explaining the legal process related to the charges, according to a statement. The 12-time Olympic medalist will now be summoned to Rio, according to Tourist Support Special Precinct officials. Lochte can opt to ... Read More »

Usain Bolt becomes Olympic immortal as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay gold

Four years ago, Canut Lawrence made himself a promise. A track and field enthusiast from Jamaica but living and working in Canada, he traveled to the Olympics in London and watched in awe as Usain Bolt walked away with three gold medals for the second Games in a row. Lawrence was inspired and swore he would follow the world’s fastest ... Read More »

Ryan Lochte apologizes for behavior in Rio

US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior with three of his teammates over the weekend at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, where police said at least one of the men vandalized the business and urinated on the premises. Lochte had originally said that he and fellow swimmers James Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were pulled ... Read More »

Rio 2016 Olympics: US swimmers ‘invented robbery story’

US Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro invented a story about a robbery in an effort to disguise a dispute over a damaged petrol station door, police sources have told the Rodham. One of the athletes broke the door to the bathroom and a row ensued when attendants asked the Americans to pay for the damage, they said. After security ... Read More »

Judge orders seizure of Lochte’s, Feigen’s passports over Rio robbery report

A Brazilian judge has issued a search and seizure warrant for US Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as questions emerge about their account of being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Police arrived Wednesday morning at the Olympic Village to take the swimmers’ passports and gather further testimony from them about the reported robbery, US ... Read More »

Simone Biles wins fourth Olympic gold on floor

US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles proved her dominance in the sport on Tuesday with a practically flawless performance on the floor that won her a fourth gold medal in Rio. Biles rebounded from a subpar performance on the balance beam and scored a 15.966 in the floor exercise final with a series of difficult moves executed to near perfection, including ... Read More »

Russia’s Darya Klishina reacts to doping suspension

“I am appealing today’s decision by the IAAF Doping Review Board to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to ban me from the Rio Olympics and other IAAF sanctioned events thereafter,” writes Klishina on her official Facebook page. “I am seeking an emergency hearing this weekend for a decision to be made as soon as possible by the highest court ... Read More »

US women’s soccer team dethroned by Sweden

Team USA has reigned supreme in women’s Olympic soccer since Athens in 2004, but there will be a new champion this year in Rio after Sweden knocked out the defending champion on penalties at the quarterfinal stage in Brasilia Friday. Sweden took the lead through Stina Blackstenius just after the hour mark but Tina Morgan made it 1-1 with 13 ... Read More »

Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold at Rio Games in US one-two

There are some athletes which struggle to live up to the hype — but in Rio it was the hype which failed to keep up with Simone Biles. The US star showed just why she’s the talk of town with another sublime showing to win gold in the women’s all-around final Thursday. Biles, competing at her first Olympic Games, made ... Read More »



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