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All posts tagged "Rio Olympics"

  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Day 4 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS It’s show time for the U.S women’s team,...

    • Posted August 9, 2016
  • Olympic Viewing: A Commentator’s Regret, More Ratings Blues

    NEW YORK – NBC’s Dan Hicks was exultant following the United States’ thrilling victory in the 4×100-meter freestyle swimming relay, giving Michael Phelps his 19th Olympic gold medal. “It couldn’t have started any better for the most...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
  • What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Day 3 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, women’s rugby, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING A day after adding a record...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
  • Dutch Cyclist Van Vleuten Fractures Spine during Crash

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten sustained three small fractures to her spine and will remain hospitalized in intensive care after crashing Sunday during the women’s Olympic road race. Van Vleuten was leading on...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
  • Whipping Winds Affect Day 2 of Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The whipping gusts that disrupted athletes and spectators alike were just a prelude to the winds of change that roared through Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night: Serena and Venus Williams lost an...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Lely Burgos Finishes 9th in Rio Weightlifting

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Puerto Rican weightlifter Lely Burgos finished ninth in the 53kg division of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In six attempts, the 31-year-old athlete scored a total of 162kg. “When I participated in London...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Entire Russian Team Banned from Competing in Rio Paralympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO – After escaping a blanket ban from the Olympics, Russia was kicked out of the upcoming Paralympics on Sunday as the ultimate punishment for the state running a doping operation that polluted sports by...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Mónica Puig Advances Easily in Olympic Tennis

    SAN JUAN – Puerto Rican tennis player Mónica Puig (37th in the world) was victorious in her Rio Olympics debut, comfortably beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia (98th WTA) 6-3, 6-2. The game, which was delayed a couple of...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Puerto Ricans Defeated in Rio’s Table Tennis

    Puerto Ricans Defeated in Rio Table Tennis RIO DE JANEIRO – Utuado’s Adriana Díaz lost on Sunday to Li Xue, a French athlete born in China, ending her participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics after having won...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • What to Watch at the Rio Games on Sunday

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Day Two of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, women’s road cycling, men’s fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS The Americans are heavily...

    • Posted August 7, 2016