Summer Olympic games

Costa Rica defender Carol Sanchez (6) pushes back on United States forward Christen Press (20) as she brings down the ball during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 08, 2020 - 7:57 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics. A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst. She is just the fifth...
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U.S. players celebrate after a goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle, second from right, during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:05 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics. Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, photo, medical staff prepare beds at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center for accepting patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 5:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died after coming down with the illness Friday, a hospital reported. The Wuhan Central Hospital said on its social media account that Dr. Li...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a woman with a young boy takes a selfie with the Olympic rings, in Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this summer's games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 31, 2020 - 8:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. Japan has so far reported no deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. Japanese organizers have...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Russia's Danil Lysenko competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it made the recommendation after not getting appropriate responses from Russia's track and field federation (RusAF) regarding a case involving forged documents for high jumper Danil Lysenko. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
January 29, 2020 - 2:37 pm
Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, called to maintain...
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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 9:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for the...
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Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The team moved its training camp from Qatar to Florida in the wake of Iran's top military commander being killed during a U.S. airstrike in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 27, 2020 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will be looking toward Olympic soccer qualifying when the senior national team plays Costa Rica on Saturday in an exhibition at Carson, California. Thirteen of the 22 players on the American roster are eligible for Olympic qualifying, which is limited to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1996, file photo Kobe Bryant dunks the ball at his Lower Merion, Pa., high school gym during a practice. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
January 27, 2020 - 8:23 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant was “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The basketball great, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, helped the United States win Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games and the...
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Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
January 24, 2020 - 2:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah...
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Fireworks light up the sky near the illuminated Olympic rings during a ceremony held to celebrate the 6-months-to-go milestone for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 24, 2020 - 5:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings, a reminder the games are almost here. Japan...
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