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All posts tagged "Rio Olympics"

  • Unfazed by critics, Gigi Fernández lauds Puig’s tennis gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Monica Puig isn’t the first Puerto Rican women’s tennis player to win a gold medal at the Olympics. She’s just the first to win one for Puerto Rico. And Gigi Fernández was thrilled...

    • Posted August 13, 2016
  • Nadal Upset by Del Potro, Who Makes Tennis Final vs. Murray

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Rafael Nadal’s bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal ended with a thrill-a-minute semifinal loss to the resurgent Juan Martin del Potro. Del Potro, who earned a bronze for Argentina four...

    • Posted August 13, 2016
  • What to Watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TENNIS The women’s gold...

    • Posted August 13, 2016
  • Puerto Rican Flyweight Cintrón Eliminated in Close Fight

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Puerto Rican flyweight boxer Jeyvier Cintrón was eliminated Saturday after losing to Kazakh Oizhas Sattibayen, but said he was leaving Rio “very proud.” Cintrón, 21, lost by split decision (2-1) at the start...

    • Posted August 13, 2016
  • Day 7 of Rio Olympics: death, doping and disrespect

    RIO DE JANEIRO – No gold for Hope Solo, but plenty of bitterness. And a big scare for the U.S. men’s basketball team. The United States women’s soccer team was eliminated by Sweden in a penalty shootout in...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • Biles, Phelps Power their Way to More Gold in Rio

    Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday. Sauntering to the sounds of Latin music befitting the beaches and boulevards of Rio de Janeiro,...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Friday

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Day 7 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, track cycling, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING Will Michael Phelps...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have something else to get used to: The boisterous booing and sometimes thunderous taunts of...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • A Virtual-Reality Olympics? It’s OK, but TV is Still King

    NEW YORK – If you want to glimpse the future of sports broadcasting, you can check out the Rio Olympics in virtual reality. But if you really want to immerse yourself in the competition, just turn on the...

    • Posted August 12, 2016
  • Puig Advances to Rio Tennis Quarterfinals

    SAN JUAN – Puerto Rican tennis player Mónica Puig, seeded 37th in the world, looks to have a shot at an Olympic medal. On Tuesday, she beat the world’s fourth ranked player, French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza...

    • Posted August 9, 2016