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Carli Lloyd's 16 minutes of fame

After finally seizing the spotlight with her World Cup hat trick, Carli Lloyd has a new trick in mind: Becoming the best soccer player ever.

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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.

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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.

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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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Shooting Australia defends treatment of Diamond

Shooting Australia rejects claims it has failed in its care of two-time shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond, who has been charged with driving and firearms offences.


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.

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New Pyeongchang head: Preparations on track

New South Korea chief Olympics organizer Lee Hee-beom said Friday that organizers will be able to reach 90 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($731 million) in domestic sponsorships.


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.

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Olympic champion Vos picked to ride in Rio

Marianne Vos, the women's road race champion at the London Olympic Games in 2012, will be part of the Dutch cycling team at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

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U.S. to take on Canada, Jamaica in Americas Cup

Rugby league will have its own version of the Americas Cup this year as the United States, Canada and Jamaica take part in a new round-robin competition.

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