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Returning gold medalist Kevin Durant, first-time Olympians highlight USA Basketball roster

Returning gold medalist Kevin Durant, first-time Olympians highlight USA Basketball roster

USA Basketball finalized its all-star roster for the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, securing pledges of Chicago Bulls keep Zach LaVine and Detroit Pistons before Jerami grant, while brooklyn nets Star James harden had to withdraw…

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Chris Paul declines U.S. team invitation to Tokyo Olympics, sources say

Chris Paul declines U.S. team invitation to Tokyo Olympics, sources say

Phoenix Suns Star Chris Paul declined an invitation to play for the U.S. team at the Summer Olympics, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. USA Basketball had known that Paul tended to make this decision…

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American Simone Manuel wins 50-meter freestyle to secure spot on Tokyo Olympics squad

American Simone Manuel wins 50-meter freestyle to secure spot on Tokyo Olympics squad

OMAHA, Neb. – When Simone Manuel turned to see the “1” next to her name, months of emotions erupted. She closed her eyes, gathered her hands in prayer, and tried to hold back her tears.…

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Ryan Lochte’s Olympic career is likely over after finishing 7th in the 200 IM

Ryan Lochte’s Olympic career is likely over after finishing 7th in the 200 IM

OMAHA, Neb. – After beating just one other swimmer, Ryan Lochte was the last to get out of the pool. He struggled to get out of the water, no doubt feeling his 36 years after…

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Ryan Crouser throws 76-foot, 8-1 / 4-inch, breaks 31-year shot put world record at US trials

Ryan Crouser throws 76-foot, 8-1 / 4-inch, breaks 31-year shot put world record at US trials

EUGENE, Oregon – The record was older than him. When he broke it, Ryan Crouser knew it right away. The 28-year-old who built a training pit at his home in Arkansas to stay tuned during…

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Chances of banned runner Shelby Houlihan to compete in US Olympic trials are fading

Chances of banned runner Shelby Houlihan to compete in US Olympic trials are fading

EUGENE, Oregon – The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan competing in the US Olympic trials fell sharply on Thursday night when the country’s Olympic committee said it would follow all anti-doping rules and USA…

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Shelby Houlihan cleared to participate in track testing in US with doping appeal pending

Shelby Houlihan cleared to participate in track testing in US with doping appeal pending

EUGENE, Ore. – Banned runner Shelby Houlihan is in roster and will be allowed to compete in the Olympic track and field trials in the United States while all appeals she files are pending. Houlihan,…

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Katie Ledecky shows dominance and poise at US Olympics swim trials

Katie Ledecky shows dominance and poise at US Olympics swim trials

OMAHA, Neb. – In about 60 minutes, Katie Ledecky was able to do several things. She won the 200-meter freestyle title (1:55:11), took home her gold medal at the ceremony, and gave a short press…

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Tokyo Olympics consider alcohol ban in athletes’ village

Tokyo Olympics consider alcohol ban in athletes’ village

TOKYO – The Olympic Village has always been a fun place, home to thousands of young athletes and staff ready to party and share a few sparkling beers and toast. But not at the Tokyo…

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