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Djokovic, Isner among those calling for Rio rankings points

Perhaps offering rankings points at the Rio Olympics would change the minds of a growing number of players who have already chosen to bail on the Games.

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Report: 10 Russian medalists from 2008 doped

Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were among 14 Russians who tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, according to a report.

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Shot putter Nelson, 40, to try for 4th Olympics

Double Olympic shot put medalist Adam Nelson, who retired in February 2013, has entered the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and will attempt to qualify for his fourth Summer Games on the cusp of age 41.

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UCI president 'very unhappy' over Rio velodrome

UCI president Brian Cookson told The Associated Press that he is very concerned because the $43 million velodrome has already missed several deadlines and probably won't be ready for test events.

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espnW: Meet the rugby player from Twitter

Nathalie Marchino isn't your typical Olympic hopeful. While working full time for Twitter, she is also training to play forColombia's rugby team. She talks with espnW on balancing her career and solo training while awaiting word on whether she'll head to Rio.

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Spanish Olympic sailors robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Spanish Olympic sailing gold-medalist Fernando Echavarri says he's "lucky to have survived'' after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast.

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Lindsey Vonn is now an author

World champion skier Lindsey Vonn is adding a new accomplishment to her resume: author. HarperCollins Publishers announced that Vonn's book is due to arrive in October of this year.

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Senators, USOC exchange Zika concerns, plans

Eleven senators signed a letter sent Monday to the U.S. Olympic Committee asking what steps it is taking to protect athletes against the spread of the Zika virus in Rio this summer.

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Willett echoes McIlroy's Zika concerns

Masters champion Danny Willett has echoed Rory McIlroy's concerns about competing in the Olympics this year due to the ongoing threat of the Zika virus.


Japan sets up team to probe Tokyo '20 payments

The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up a three-person team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm in what has entangled Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery probe.

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Hayne's Olympic runway 'very short' - Ryan

Fiji Sevens have entered a 'golden era' just in time for their tilt at Olympic glory in Rio this summer, according to head coach Ben Ryan.


Oldest former Olympic champion dies at 102

Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

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Bronze-winning Aussies picked for Rio triathlon

Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro.

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Baker: USA Sevens targeting podium in Rio

USA Sevens star Perry Baker insists his teammates have an Olympic medal firmly in their sights after defeating World Sevens Series champions Fiji in a third place play-off at Twickenham.

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Pearson clears first hurdle in Olympics preps

Australia's Sally Pearson has clocked an encouraging time in her first competitive race since returning from injury as she prepares to defend her Olympic hurdles crown in August.

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Walsh Jennings, Ross win FIVB Cincinnati Open

USA's top-seeded Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross came from behind to finally overcome China's Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia in three sets to capture the FIVB Cincinnati Open.

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Rio security head wants soldiers policing city

Rio State Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame said Thursday that he wants the military to help local police battle the city's rising crime ahead of the Olympics.


Team USA unveils high-tech pursuit bike for Rio

USA Cycling unveiled a revolutionary bike more than two years in the making Thursday, one that should make the record-setting Americans the odds-on favorites for gold at the Rio Olympics.

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Bach: Lifetime bans possible if Sochi claims true

The IOC will act with "all the appropriate measures within its powers" to deal with claims by a Russian official that he ran an organized doping program for his country at the Sochi Games.

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WHO: Zika worrying, but Rio should host Games

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio Olympics.

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Japanese Olympic Committee to investigate bid

Tsunekazu Takeda, one of the leaders of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee, told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that people involved with the bid would be investigated.