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China's star swimmer Sun Yang is ready to defend gold in Rio

Sun Yang, China's best swimmer, has fought through a brutal foot injury and is ready to defend his 2012 gold medals against a loaded crop of challengers in Rio.

Protests against killings in Rio (1:17)
Issues plaguing Rio Olympics (2:28)
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Bencic latest Swiss player to pull out of Olympics

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic, No. 16 in the WTA rankings, said on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio Games because she is "not completely ready," though her injured wrist has healed.

Coach K: 'The welcoming for Kevin was fantastic' (1:01)
Why has Team USA basketball been so good so far? (0:56)
Team USA begins the quest for a gold medal (1:45)
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Bubba Watson says he 'can't wait' to get to Rio

Bubba Watson says he can't wait to get to Rio de Janiero and has been all-in on the Olympics ever since it became apparent that he had a chance to qualify for the United States.

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Tokyo faces more cost increases for 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said this week that the cost of building seven temporary venues for the Olympics has surged to an estimated $2.6 billion.

Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Abhinav Bindra, still pursuing perfection

His old self too hard to maintain, he's reinvented himself, challenged himself, invigorated himself till he's reached the cusp of his fifth and farewell Olympics.

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Wiggins backs Froome for golden summer

Sir Bradley Wiggins has backed Chris Froome to emulate his achievement and add Olympic gold to his historic Tour de France title.

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Police arrest last suspect in Rio terror case

Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro.


NZ jiu-jitsu athlete's Rio nightmare continues

A New Zealand athlete and his journalist girlfriend holed up in their apartment in Rio after military police at the centre of an alleged abduction showed up at their door.

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USA Gymnastics to purchase Karolyis' gym

USA Gymnastics has reached an agreement with Martha Karolyi and husband Bela to purchase the training facility the couple owns in Huntsville, Texas.

Foudy Does It: Water polo (2:54)
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The Difficulty of Being Simone Biles

She might be the best gymnast ever. But her hardest trick may have been tuning out issues of family and race

E:60: Simone Biles all about finding balance (7:09)
E:60: Randall Cunningham coaches daughter to the Olympics (6:23)
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Taylor targets Edwards' triple jump world record

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is looking to break Jonathan Edwards' 21-year world record when he takes part in this weekend's Anniversary Games.

Protester tries to grab Olympic torch (0:44)


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Don't the Olympics have issues every time? I'm trying to remember the last time something seemingly catastrophic wasn't happening.

Rio, Ready or not?

Rachel Nichols details the issues plaguing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the Olympic organizer's reactions to the poor conditions.


U.S. gymnasts arrive in Rio

The women's team flew commercial (!) to Brazil, where they (and Aly Raisman's insane amount of medical tape) await the beginning of the Olympics. Hopes and dreams

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Paralympic swimming gold medalist Mallory Weggemann will lead the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She also will speak about disability rights with delegates. Weggemann, 27, of Eagan, Minnesota, was paralyzed at age 18 after receiving an epidural to treat post-shingles pain and became a Paralympic 50-meter freestyle champion four years later in London. She has qualified for seven events at the Rio Paralympic Games in September. (Photo courtesy International Paralympic Committee/The Factory Agency)

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Brandi Chastain doesn't dwell on her iconic moment, but she understands its importance. Q&A with the hall-of-famer: es.pn/2asubOI

Russian athletes make their way to Rio

After a blanket ban was rejected by the IOC, Russian athletes have started arriving in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games.


IOC's decision on Russia's eligibility

Bonnie D. Ford details why the International Olympic Committee refuses to ban all Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Rio.


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If Los Angeles gets the 2024 Summer Olympics, men's and women's basketball would be held at the Staples Center.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Today's Team USA game at Staples Center had a distinct Clippers feel except these weren't covered.

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These two guys could shoot and talk with the best of them.

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The USA women's team is here watching the USA-China game and taking selfies with phones being passed to them by fans.

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Mitch Kupchak and Luke Walton at the USA-China game in Los Angeles.

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Derrick Rose is at today's USA-China game.

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A sneak peak at the amazing halftime performer for the USA-China game.

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A strong showing at Staples Center for USA-China.